FLORISTSFloral designers in the High South are so much more than florists — they’re creative experts who produce truly jaw-dropping works of art using a variety of breathtaking natural elements. Flowing bridal bouquets, captivating centerpieces, ethereal flower crowns, one-of-a-kind boutonnieres, and so much more — they can do it all. The area’s unique climate gives you a vast array of options when it comes to fresh cut flowers. Go for something classic, choose something unconventional, or visit a local grower and pick out your favorites on-site. Either way, you can find the best blooms for your ideas right here in the mountains and let these talented professionals create something incredible for you. Have ideas for the flowers you want but don’t know the names? If you’re unfamiliar with the varieties that are available to you but want to convey your vision to the florist, search the web for photos that inspire you and share them with your local expert.
Raised in her family’s wildflower nursery, Janna Avery now serves as the resident floral designer at the coveted Eseeola Lodge in Linville, and also works with many other brides through her own small business. Named for the word that means “most beautiful” in the Greek language, Callista Designs incorporates Janna’s passion for flowers and the European inspiration she holds dear. 828-260-6149
Fuschia Moss Floral Design
Floral design trends change all the time, and I love the varieties of trends. However, classic and elegant styles always stand the test of time. Some of my favorite blooms are Hydrangea, Rose, Stock, Sweet Pea, Freesia, Ranunculus, Peony and Dahlia's ... I could keep going! Unique and unexpected flowers are also one of my specialties. I also enjoy experimenting with new techniques or displays ... I love to think outside the box! Living in the High Country, surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, I am inspired on a daily basis. 828-260-2978
At Millefleurs, we look forward to sitting down with each client to hear about their dream day. We personalize each appointment and enjoy helping make your vision a reality. Whether your look is the simplicity of a bouquet of wildflowers or the formal beauty of silver candelabra, we will accommodate your desires. After each appointment and dream session, we will work up a detailed estimate and schematic of your floral design. We will always work within your budget to make your event beautiful. Our meticulous attention to detail is what sets Millefleurs apart. 828-773-6012
Shady Grove Gardens
Shady Grove Gardens has been supplying brides with locally grown flowers for 15 years. As the premier “specialty cut-flower grower” in the region, Shady Grove Gardens offers designs and DIY bucketfuls that express the beauty of our mountains with a unique sense of place. Generous arrangements combine organic wildflowers with rustic and traditional flowers.
Susan Wright, flower grower and designer, is at the forefront of the move toward locally grown, farm-direct flowers. The ‘slow flowers’ movement is a resurgence of florists as growers, as well as designers of flowers. We are a proud member of the Chapel Design group. 828-297-4098