Rowe says the company started out with several friends, including Hardy, involved; however, the business eventually became just Rowe and Hardy.
"Nicole brought her floral-design background to my contacts in the city, and I had tenure in the design business prior to us becoming partners," Rowe says. "She's awesome at floral design, and I'm awesome at connecting with people. I was already deeply rooted within the community, as well as (in) interior design."
The pair have planned events and fundraisers for several nonprofit organizations, including the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Mississippi Children's Hospital.
"One of our huge focuses is on community," Rowe says.
"We want to give the community what they want. We wouldn't be what we are without (it)."
Rowe says another focus area for Embellished is promoting locally owned vendors and small businesses.
"We do work with a lot of companies within the Jackson metro area," Rowe says.
"We are huge on working with small companies and promoting small business."
Hardy says she wants residents to know Jackson businesses can cater luxury events. "A lot of people don't know about the resources they have within the city," she says. "We definitely want to let people know it's right here in downtown Jackson. We do everything from start to finish."
Rowe and Hardy says there is no event they cannot plan.
"We do everything from corporate groundbreakings to birthday parties," Rowe says.
"In fact, we just (did) a groundbreaking for Continental Tires out in Clinton (last year). We really want to be that one-stop shop for corporate events, weddings, art events, art exhibits, birthday parties—you name it, we are going to do it. Our design doesn't stop at one type. For us, every detail matters, from giving back to the community to designing a wedding."
Rowe, who is originally from Hattiesburg, graduated from Mississippi State University in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in microbiology. She has two children, Madison and Dylan.
Her husband, Marc, is a local entrepreneur.
"My father was an entrepreneur," she says. "He did upholstery with furniture. He had a love for furniture and beautifying and painting old furniture. My background comes from my father's love of design. I realized being in the lab was just not for me. I'm a people person."
Hardy graduated from Jackson State University with a bachelor's degree in biology in 2004. She then attended Mississippi College and received her master's degree in health-care administration in 2008.
Her love of design sprung from her love of botany, Hardy says.
"I love being in nature and all the different aspects of nature," she says. "The love of design came naturally. An associate introduced me to Tasha in 2012, and I've been clinging to her ever since."
Rowe says she and Hardy have a lot in common when it comes to design and business practices.
"We have a lot of similar interests and ideals," she says. "When it comes to design, customer service to wanting to talk to people all the time, we are very similar. You'll never find one of us not smiling."
As for Embellished Events and Interiors' emphasis, Rowe says it's all in the details.
"Details mean everything to me," she says. "It means a lot to embellishing. When you are embellishing something you pay attention to every detail—from customer service to what type of floral we are going to put together—every detail matters."
For more information on Embellished Events and Interiors, visit embellishedeventsandinteriors.com or find the business on Facebook.