Hey there, my name is Karen Holmes and I'm so glad you dropped by the site!
The Davidson Flower Company is a business that has been a long time coming for me. I lived in New York for several years and worked for a time in the event planning industry on the Upper East Side. I was able to work within the many sides of the industry and apprentice under our agency's owner on several large scale weddings throughout the New York area. As I gained more experience in the event planning industry, I was really being drawn towards the floral design aspect of events. I found myself wandering down to 26th Street to the Flower District every weekend to buy flowers to make arrangements for friends. And after having the privilege of watching installations from many of the top wedding floral designers in the city, a creative idea was starting to grow.
After moving back home to North Carolina and starting a family, my desire to open my own floral design business grew greater. The Davidson Flower Company is a "farmer-florist" design business that specializes in a lush, ethereal, "farm to vase" aesthetic and utilizes many flowers from our large backyard cutting garden when it's in season. I completed a 6 week workshop with Floret, a flower farming business located in Washington state, focusing on growing heirloom flower varieties in our micro-mini flower farm setting. Due to the small scale of my cutting garden, I am not able to solely provide all of the blooms and greenery that I will need for my clients, so I'm proud to partner with and support other area flower farmers and local wholesalers to help fulfill orders. We do not operate as a retail florist shop. Meaning, we do not keep a constant inventory of flowers on hand and we require a minimum of 48 hours to complete an order from request to fulfillment. This allows us the chance to source, process, and design with the freshest of blooms for your purchase. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but appreciate your understanding!
The Davidson Flower Company focuses on 6 offerings:
1. Wrapped Bouquets
2. Everyday Flower Arrangements
3. Wedding & Event Floral Design
4. Corporate and Private Home Subscriptions
5. Classes and Workshops
An important note about The Davidson Flower Company, is that we are structured under a "Profit for Purpose" business model. We make a commitment where 10% of our revenue from each sale will be split equally and donated to 3 charities in our local area: The Ada Jenkins Center, Bags of Hope, and Room in the Inn. Our hope and goal is to show people that the most beautiful thing about flowers is not necessarily in their appearance, but rather in the lasting social justice impact they can have long after they have perished. With each order a client places, they know that a certain percentage of their purchase goes directly towards helping these charities fulfill their greatest needs.
And that's us in a nutshell! We are so thrilled to set up our home studio in Davidson and we have been blown away by the outpouring of love and encouragement we have already received from so many of you. We are huge believers in the saying, "you only get out of your home what you're willing to put in it." And Davidson, we are all in! We hope to bloom right here where we have planted ourselves and make the biggest impact possible in our town!