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 a $3500 starting minimum for guest counts over 100, but advise you to consider your wedding flower budget at 8-12% of your entire budget.
Southern Blooms (Pat's Floral Designs) was the perfect choice for my wedding at The Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, VA. They were experienced and knew my venue and what would look best. They also helped me decide how to reuse some flowers like the ceremony arrangements and bouquets to help decorate the reception. They have a beautiful new showroom space full of great rental pieces that helped me polish the look and feel of our wedding. I also rented two gorgeous farm tables from them to use as … our head table. They were available to answer questions and were punctual about delivery and set-up. After having seen the work they had done on other area weddings, I knew I was in good hands and did not have to worry. They took the color palette that I chose and some notes about my favorite flowers and then worked their magic! I would recommend them to anyone! Read More
Thank you for your review! We truly enjoyed working with you on your special day! It was completely our pleasure!
Pat is amazing! They do a couple flower consultations with you to make sure that you get the feel you're going for. They put in an absolutely beautiful pergola over our head table and covered it in vines and flowers - expensive but breathtaking. Of course, they'll help with money-saving tips when it makes sense. Told us not to decorate the chapel too much and helped get a second use out of bridesmaid bouquets. Made our ceremony and reception unforgettable.
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!