Stop and smell the roses
To tell the truth, I've never been much for roses until I stumbled upon a dozen tie-dye roses for the win. But flowers, girl, I stopped and smelled them long, long ago and it's never stopped.
The Flower Girl
That's my name. Don't wear it out! Actually, please do. I've always loved being called The Flower Girl. No, this name didn't come from a wedding. I earned the nickname waking up at the crack of dawn every day beginning in 2006 when I stumbled across a job at Castle Hayne Farms - the largest wholesale flower farm in New Hanover County. It was my duty to be at the farm by sunrise, pack the van with flowers and setup shop at all of the local farmers' markets. Yep, that was me at Poplar Grove, Downtown Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach and Southport selling bouquets. I loved my job but once I got pregnant with my sweet flower child, I took a little hiatus to do a bit for blooming on my own.
The Magic Cool Bus
When my girl Harlow got to be about a year and a half I started thinking about doing this flower thing on my own but still working with my friends at the farm. Like magic, my husband Eli saw a white childcare bus for sale and the rest was history. I gave her a fresh coat of paint, installed astroturf to the floorboards and had a couple of friends build a hydraulic awning and custom countertop and just like that, she was ready to bring flowers to the world.
Farm to Table
So fresh and oh, what a dream! Our Beespoke Bouquets are built with locally grown flowers (many from my homies at Castle Hayne Farms) and a mix of tropicals, eclectic blooms and feathers. Since we're working with what Mother Nature can provide to her flower farmers, it's not always possible to give you a sneak peek of our basic bouquets (although custom orders are totally a thing). To get a better idea of our style and what's in season, take a look at our Instagram. While you don't get to hand-pick exactly what goes in your bouquet, these hands have been building bouquets going on 20 years now. So if you like our flavor, trust me. I've got you, honey!
Look, I'm a pretty humble hippie. There are a ton of amazing florists in Wilmington, NC. So what makes my florist operation different? The first time I opened my doors for business, I was at a bar - The Goat & Compass. It was September 28, 2019. There were drinks. My friend Jesse played the guitar and just outside the door I held my very first build-your-own flower bar. Thank you friends for all of your support that day and now as we scroll through our beginnings.
These Blooms were made for walkin'
After a while solely doing biz by bus, I tried growing roots (going brick & mortar) but then I realized I would only flourish as a florist if I was able to truly go with the flow. After all, these blooms were made for walkin' and that's just what we'll do! We're a fully mobile flower powered boutique with all of our offerings available online.