If ever there was a man whose heart was in his work, it's Kent, the owner of Kent's Floral Gallery on Broadway.
We stopped by his shop last week to admire his handiwork. And we realized - watching him assemble a floral bouquet
from scratch with whatever greenery we tossed at him - that we were seeing a MASTER craftsman at work.
Raw materials flowed through his fingers with a twist here, a tug there and . . . whallah! a bouquet that should have been
on its way down the aisle. We've seen brides flush with utter delight when Kent personally handed their bouquets to them
on the wedding day. He is as much about personal service as he is about artistry, and that, my friends,
is a winning combination!
Here are a few things Kent shared about himself and his business. Says Kent:
(1) an interesting fact about me: “I love roller coasters. I hate getting caught in the rain!”
(2) my favorite book and film: "My favorite movie is 10 Commandments and my favorite book is The Bible.
It's helped me build my business and my faith; it's what gets me through."
(3) what every bride should know: “Floral decorations should be planned after your dress, cake, and venue are chosen.
The date can be booked in advance, but actual floral planning is not necessary until 3-6 months before the wedding.!”
(4) one a-ha service clients may not know we offer: “We not only design floral decorations, we also rent glassware,
cake stands, table lighting and all sorts of other items for your wedding decor."
So if you're in the market for flowers for your wedding, or to spruce up your home, or to send to that sweet somebody,
and here are some samples of Kent's beautiful floral styling at some of our favorite SilverBox weddings.
~ from Noelle + Kyle's wedding in downtown Columbia:
~ from amy + aaron's wedding in jefferson city:
Our next collaboration with Kent and his crew will be at Suzanne + Mills' wedding at the end of February.
Check back to see what he's created.
Oh, and all you fans of Kent's Floral Gallery, be sure to comment on this post to share your experiences
. . . remember, the vendor in our “wedding pros to know” series who garners the most comments receives
a free ad shoot from SilverBox.
~kim, amy & annika