Plaza Flowers Named Best Wedding Florist In Greater Philadelphia

Plaza Flowers Named Best Wedding Florist In Greater Philadelphia

The nationally recognized design team at Plaza Flowers has been creating beautiful wedding bouquets and event centerpieces for 33 years. That experience and attention to detail has earned Plaza Flowers the designation of “Best Wedding Florist 2017 – Greater Philadelphia” by Lux International. LUX magazine is a premium lifestyle publication covering all things luxurious, including spectacular weddings and events.

Wedding Bouquet Pennsylvania“Just being nominated is a huge compliment and shows evidence of hard work, but winning in this competitive market is a true sign of excellence in execution” said Amy Gower, Awards Executive and Lux Magazine. Plaza Flowers is proud to add this accolade to it’s long list of awards including Pennsylvania’s Florist of The Year. The past twelve months have been the busiest ever at Plaza Flowers, and sales continue to explode as the team focuses on quality flowers, creative designs and unsurpassed service.

“When it comes to the wedding day, we have one chance to get it right,” explained Chris Drummond, President of Plaza Flowers. “I challenge my staff to treat every wedding as if it were their own, leaving no detail left to chance.” From the initial consultation to making wise recommendations to procuring farm-direct flowers to creating breathtaking designs to time-sensitive delivery and setup, the professionals at Plaza Flowers are on top of the process and allow the bride to relax and know that the flowers for her big day will be perfect.

Kellynoreen Pascal is the Design Director who heads the events team and enjoys the excitement of making each wedding unique. “The language of flowers is a way to express emotions. Planning your wedding flowers means adding lots of personal touches, so I encourage couples to choose flowers that have a special sentiment or meaning behind them. There is sure to be a flower to fit everyone’s style, emotion and message. Every flower has a story to tell!” That is one reason why Plaza Flowers has avoided selling wedding packages, which allow brides to choose from a menu of stock designs. Instead, Pascal and her team encourage brides to complete a preconsultation survey at Pflorist.com. This allows the consultant to prepare custom, creative ideas prior to meeting with the bride.

In online reviews and thank-you letters, brides often reference this level of personalized service and the high quality of the designs. It’s hard to beat three generations of experience, especially when the company is still owned and operated by the Drummond Family who founded the business. Heather Tuckey, Vice President, touts the benefits of being a right-sized family florist. “We are small enough to give you that desired service and attention, yet big enough to handle large events and leverage our buying power for great pricing.” Plaza Flowers serves about 40,000 customers annually from their ten thousand square foot Philly's Best Event Floristflagship store at Egypt and Trooper Roads in Jeffersonville. Brides and event planners also enjoy their convenient special events office at 1515 Market Street in Center City.

Plaza Flowers previously received Wedding Wire’s “Couples Choice” award, “Top Florist” by The Knot, “Top 100” by FTD, and “Top 50” by Teleflora. Interested brides can take advantage of the free online resources offered by Plaza Flowers at www.pflorist.com, including a budget calculator, idea gallery, planning checklist, and more.

Thousands of Flowers to be given to Center City Commuters Wednesday

Thousands of Flowers to be given to Center City Commuters Wednesday

Science Reveals Emotional Benefits of Flowers
Plaza Flowers Encourages Busy Commuters to ‘Petal It Forward’

Philadelphia, PA, October 14, 2016 – The “Happiness” team will be hitting the streets of Philadelphia at 7 am on October 19th, handing out thousands of flowers to busy commuterkpetal1s to help brighten up their week, as part of the ‘Petal it Forward’ program, in partnership with the Society of American Florists (SAF), of which Plaza Flowers is a member. This second annual ‘Petal It Forward’ event highlights scientific data by SAF showing the positive emotional benefits of flowers.

University research reveals that flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on moods. A survey has found that, when it comes to flowers, it’s just as good to give as it is to receive. With this data in mind, the Petal It Forward team is not only spreading happiness to lucky Philly residents who receive the flowers, but arming these recipients with the tools they need to Petal it Forward and spread happiness to others: An extra flower bouquet to share with a loved one, coworker or even a stranger.

“Last year we handed out over 500 bouquets and the reactions were amazing! This year we will exceed that number by 50%” said Chris Drummond of Plaza Flowers. “They were happy to receive flowers, but even more excited to give a bouquet to someone else.”

In March 2015, SAF conducted a survey of 2,500 people throughout the U.S. to uncover the impact of flowers on Americans. The results revealed the many benefits of flowers, including the positive impact flowers have on one’s emotions and happiness, and backed up previous research studies on flowers conducted by Rutgers, Harvard and Texas A&M. (See www.aboutflowers.com/research more information on the university studies.)

Love Park Petal copyThe following are highlights from SAF’s survey results:

  • When it comes to happiness, it’s just as good to give flowers as it is to receive: 88 percent of Americans report that giving flowers makes them feel happy, while 80 percent reported that receiving flowers makes them feel happy.
  • Just being around flowers improves your mood: 76 percent of Americans agree that having flowers in their home or office improves their mood.
  • The best reason to receive flowers is “just because”: Women (92 percent) are more likely to agree with this, but the majority of men (three in four) also share this sentiment.
  • Florists to the rescue! Nearly four in 10 Americans indicate florists have helped them in a past or current relationship; most frequently to say “I love you,” or schedule a surprise delivery.

“The impact of giving or receiving flowers is powerful and memorable,” said Drummond. “It can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one.” During the morning rush hour, the Petal It Forward Team from Plaza Flowers will give away bouquets to people on the street near Dilworth Park and at their flagship store at the intersection of Egypt & Trooper Roads. After receiving their flowers, recipients are asked to spread the happiness by gifting their extra flower bouquet, and sharing their happiness on social media using #petalitforward.

For more information on the benefits of flowers, visit www.aboutflowers.com and www.aboutflowersblog.com.

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About Plaza Flowers:
For over 30 years, Plaza Flowers has been delivering happiness throughout Philadelphia and suburbs. Award-winning designers use farm-direct fresh flowers and lush tropical plants to create colorful and fragrant gifts and décor for all occasions. From the design studio in Norristown, nearly 50,000 deliveries are made annually by their “happiness ambassadors” (drivers). Customers typically shop online at pflorist.com and order by phone at 610.630.8825.

About the Society of American Florists:
The Society of American Florists is the national trade association to the floral industry, representing growers, wholesalers, retailers, suppliers, importers, educators, designers and allied organizations. The association was chartered by an act of Congress in 1884.

About the Society of American Florists’ Survey:
The omnibus survey was conducted using the field services of TNS from March 5-9, 2015 among a representative sample of 2,500 Americans, ages 18 and older. The margin of error for total Americans is plus or minus 1.9 percent. If the study was to be replicated, findings would not vary by more than 1.9 percentage points in either direction 95 times out of 100.

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Thousands of Petals Set to Brighten Wednesday in Philadelphia.

New Data Shows Emotional Benefits of Flowers
Plaza Flowers Encourages Busy Commuters to ‘Petal It Forward’

Philadelphia, PA, October 1, 2015 – The “Happiness” team will be hitting the streets of PhiladelphiaLove Park PetalItFoward Philadelphia on October 7th, handing out hundreds of flowers to busy commuters to help brighten up their week, as part of the ‘Petal it Forward’ program, in partnership with the Society of American Florists (SAF), of which Plaza Flowers is a member. ‘Petal It Forward’ is in response to the release of new data by SAF showing the positive emotional benefits of flowers.

University research reveals that flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on moods. Now, a new survey has found that, when it comes to flowers, it’s just as good to give as it is to receive. With this data in mind, the Petal It Forward team is not only spreading happiness to lucky Philly residents who receive the flowers, but arming these recipients with the tools they need to Petal it Forward and spread happiness to others: An extra flower bouquet to share with a loved one, coworker or even a stranger.

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