About the Owners

Here’s our story….

Richie met Diane at a floral trade show and it was love at first sight when Richie admired Diane’s gerbera daisies. (In the booth she had designed.) hahah! Richie handed Diane his business card and she saw, “New Rochelle” and said to herself, “Where in the world is that”? Little did she know at that time she would be marrying Richie. A year after admiring her daisies at the trade show, Richie and Diane bumped into each other in the NYC flower market. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Together, Richie and Diane Amante share their passion of art, architecture and flowers through creating, designing and producing beautiful and joyous special events and memories for their clientele. With over 30 years of experience in the ornamental horticulture and the event design industry, their vast and seasoned knowledge gives them the ability to continue to produce meticulously decorated and prestine special events.

Both Richie and Diane have degrees in Ornamental Horticulture from SUNY Farmingdale and the Boerma Institute in Holland. Together, with their wonderful X-Quisite Events team, they look forward to continuing to produce fabulously decorated events and to exceeding their client’s expectations!