Florist and interior designer Brad Mudd loads floral arrangements into his car before delivering them to Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield for the funeral of Lloyd J. Baker, an Army veteran. Brad particularly likes doing arrangements for veterans, which he sees as a way to help repay them for their service.
Brad puts together a “toss bouquet” for a wedding with a fall color scheme.
Rose petals and stems litter the floor at Brad’s feet as he works on an arrangement. When he works with fresh roses, he uses a stem stripper to remove their leaves and thorns and takes off outer petals to help the heads open up.
Brad holds an artificial sunflower, his favorite type of flower, and poses for a portrait inside his Caneyville studio, which is also the lower level of his house.
A cross decorated by Brad rests by the back entrance to Caneyville Cumberland Presbyterian Church where Brad was formerly the pastor. He still preaches there some Sunday mornings.
Brad expresses his love of interior design in his own home. He rotates his decorations with the seasons.
Jessica Mercer chats with Brad as the two set up the decor for her wedding reception at Centre on Main in Leitchfield.
Brad feeds treats to dogs at the Leitchfield Animal Shelter, on whose overseeing board he serves as treasurer. He also has a dog at home, his 10-year-old “only child,” Paisley.
Pumpkins and other fall-themed items decorate tables for a wedding reception for Jessica Mercer and Aaron Mudd (no relation) at Centre on Main.
Inside his studio, Brad puts together two floral arrangements, each with a red, white and blue color scheme, for Army veteran Lloyd J. Baker’s funeral.