We have recently moved to a warehouse nestled on 9 acres in Walkersville, MD this past February. We were just trying to settle in, get organized, start our build outs and prepare our fields for growing flowers. We were super excited to get 2020 rolling in our new space with an amazing spring, our calendar full with weddings, social and corporate events. Little did we know we had a pandemic lurking somewhere in the world ready to rear its ugly head.
EVERYTHING came to a screeching halt as COVID-19 attacked with a vengeance. I was forced to close my business, as events and weddings were quickly canceling left and right. Most of our daily work was to help our clients navigate their weddings and events to future dates, almost playing therapist as clients were scrambling to see what would work for them.
I was able to soothe, calm and reassure all of my brides with their new wedding dates giving them peace of mind. Unfortunately most of the corporate conferences were cancelled for 2020 due to the strict gathering policies in place. As we regrouped and dealt with the fear of catching the virus, I questioned how I will get funding and worried about my business surviving as our country remained closed. I had to get creative and head into survival mode. For those of you who don't know me,
I AM A SURVIVOR, nothing and nobody will keep me down. You tell me what I can't do and I will SHOW YOU HOW I CAN GET IT DONE! We have pivoted and are constantly thinking out of the box so we can survive and have fun while doing it. I love, love everything about flowers and what I do.
Fast forward to June. Frederick County - we have arrived! We are focused on getting to know our new community. We have supported Blessings in a Backpack with over $2,000 in donations by selling our flowers and donated bouquets / gift certificates for our summer flower classes to Pay it Forward Frederick.
Now here is the fun stuff... We have created "Flower Flash Friday", a program where we sell bouquets of premium blooms to help keep us afloat during the pandemic. We also get to support our grower partners both locally and internationally.
I have also created the Frederick Flower Fairy and she is me! When we have an abundance of flowers, my creative soul can be caught flowering up the streets of Frederick with gorgeous overflowing displays. The Flower Fairy will also be leaving pretty bouquets scattered throughout the city with a few hints to find the hidden gem. For those of you who love flowers, consider this an easy scavenger hunt. For those of you who may see the Flower Fairy in action don't be surprised if she is covered head to toe in floral print clothing.
In addition, we are launching three different flower classes - Budding Blooms, Flowering Friends and Floral Fantasy. All of the information is located in the "EDUCATION" tab of our website.
As weddings and gatherings struggle to happen we can provide floral and decor for your intimate event along with providing live stream broadcast (not zoom) for all your guests to be a part of your special day. We look forward to becoming part of the Frederick Community, meeting everyone and spreading joy through flowers for all your needs.