Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Poppy & Co. has evolved from the idea of easy bridesmaids gifts to a loungewear, jewelry and gift brand. All of the pieces are designed locally with the bride in mind. Offering options unique to every style of wedding, the mission from the start of the company has been to "break the mold" on your typical bridesmaids gifts that are often times never worn again or packed away for safekeeping.

Relax in style while getting ready in our one of a kind, luxurious loungewear. Our curated collection of special occasion jewelry has a design for everyone from the flower girl to the mother of the bride. Most importantly, our focus is on providing our customers and brides with one-on-one service to make their wedding dreams come true. Since our vision is to design unique pieces that will be worn long after the wedding day, the loungewear and jewelry are coveted by many and make great gifts for anyone including yourself.

Meet Poppy & Co: 

 
Julia Massey

Founder and Owner

Julia Massey, founder and owner of Poppy & Co, was born and raised in a small eastern North Carolina town and always had big aspirations to start her own business. While planning her wedding in 2017, her dreams met reality, and Poppy & Co. was born. Having difficulty finding unique gifts for bridesmaids that could be used long after her wedding day, she decided to create an exceptional service making it easier for other brides-to-be.
She and her team enjoy providing exceptional one-on-one customer service to make sure every bride has a beautiful, picture-perfect wedding day from beginning to end. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Julia resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, Will, their treasured dogs, Deuce and Jack, and cherished cat, Petunia.

 

Avery Hoerdemann

Public Relations and Marketing Intern


Wilmington native, Avery Hoerdemann is a student at North Carolina State University majoring in Public Relations. As the Public Relations and Marketing Intern, Avery is our go-to social media and event planning expert. She uses her background in customer service to provide every customer with the best one-on-one service. Avery is full of creative ideas and she is passionate about the fashion industry. She loves incorporating her ideas and passions into everything Poppy & Co.

 

Sydney Parker

Head Designer


Sydney Parker discovered her love for textiles and accessorizing at an early age. A student at North Carolina State University, Sydney has pursued her passion by studying Fashion Textile Design at NCSU and Design in Florence, Italy. Sydney has worked in the fashion industry for over 2 years and she has continued her career through her position as the Head Designer for Poppy & Co. She spends her days designing new loungewear and earrings for our upcoming collection and gathering inspiration from around the world.  She loves using her knowledge of textiles and bridal wear to create the best loungewear and earrings for brides and their bridesmaids.

 

Arika Shelest

Photographer

 Arika Shelest , owner of Arika Jordan Photography, discovered her joy in photography while capturing high school & college seniors, engagements and weddings!  She is based in North Carolina, but travels worldwide for photoahraphy. Her passion for travel stems from growing up in a military family and she has traveled to over 30 states.  She is a nerd at heart and has a deep love for music (like "every car ride turns into a karaoke session" deep).  Arika has a true love for people, no matter their faith. She loves making a fool out of herself for the people so photographs, so they feel comfortable & it allows her to capture laughing photos that are truly genuine!