We are Pat Roberts and Sherry Spencer, a mother-daughter team that has specialized in wedding and event flowers since 1986. We are as passionate about our beautiful flowers as we are about providing exceptional service to our clients. We will personally be involved in every step of your wedding -- from consultations to design and even setup. We and our staff pride ourselves on providing superior quality wedding flowers, decor rentals, and top notch service with only the finest attention to detail.
We mostly serve Charlottesville & the surrounding areas but will travel for destination weddings. We require our services to be booked in advance for the entire day at a specified minimum. We often have initial consultations as early as a year in advance for busy months (May, June, & October) & suggest contacting us at least 6 months in advance for any other times of the year.
Our designs are inspired by gardens and all things natural. We love abundant wedding bouquets and floral arrangements overflowing with garden-style flowers, fruits, and vines -- some wild, some cultivated, and many wholly unexpected. Although ours is mostly that of garden-style, we like to dabble in all styles, constantly reinventing our style and incorporating yours. This is how we keep our passion alive. We believe when you love what you do it shows!
The initial consultation is offered free of charge & is followed by a detail proposal in writing. We do not offer packages; instead, we price everyone on an individual bases after a comprehensive initial consultation. We have an extensive portfolio of work & we will never use standard floral design books for consultations. We show photos of our own work and pay close attention to your reactions for insight into your style & vision. We use this for inspiration in creating unique bridal bouquets & wedding flowers for you.
We only accept a limited number of weddings & events per weekend in order to maintain our high standards. We will pencil you in our calendar from the date of our initial consultation, but require a 50% deposit once the proposal has been approved to secure the date. We have no minimum budget requirements, but advise you to consider your wedding flower budget at 8-12% of your entire budget.
I loved my wedding flowers. Southern Blooms by Pat's was easy to work with - and did an amazing job. I was the kind of person who didn't really know what they wanted (needed guidance or someone else to make decisions) and they really excelled in this area. They took a "vision" and created great bouquets and centerpieces. They also came up with creative ways to stretch our budget - like reusing the bridal bouquets for the head table. The only con was that they couldn't do delivery for us (even … though we inquired quite a while ahead of our date). We ended up having a friend bring flowers, but we wished they could have helped with this part, too. Read More
I shared my inspiration pictures with Sourhern Blooms and immediately they understood the look and feel I was going for. They created the most gorgeous bouquets and table arrangements for us all while being conscientious of our budget. They were great!