Just one year after opening their new store in the heart of the Dunwoody Village Shopping Center, Blooms of Dunwoody is starting to see success spread quickly throughout the Atlanta market.
“It’s been a year beyond our expectations,” Blooms of Dunwoody owner and chief event planner, Suzanne Conreaux remarks.
We couldn’t be more excited about the way the Dunwoody community has supported our growth. And then to see our customer base spread so quickly into other areas of the city is really exciting.
A former marketer for The Coca-Cola Company, Suzanne admits they have yet to really launch a formal marketing plans. “We’ve done a few bridal shows and reached out directly to the local chamber, but to see our customer base grow and wedding planning business take off as quickly as it did is truly unexpected. We haven’t even really had time to market the business. It’s been almost all word of mouth.”
Part of the secret to their early success undoubtedly stems from bringing the community a fresh perspective on floral design and event planning while resurrecting a bit of Dunwoody nostalgia by bringing back recently retired staff from David’s Flowers.
Suzanne says the decision to open the family-owned business was inspired by a passion to create floral arrangements and special events that celebrate people in unique ways. “My husband and I have worked in the event planning and design industry for over 15 years and we have long dreamt of opening a flower shop that inspires customers with unique flower arrangements and innovative twists on traditional events.” Adds co-owner Patrick Conreaux, “We have always sought out florists with an innovative flair for design, and when David (formerly of David’s Flowers) became available to lead our floral staff, we knew the stars had aligned to realize our vision.”
Blooms of Dunwoody is a full-service florist offering arrangements for funerals, weddings, and special occasions. They also offer event planning services for virtually every kind of celebration, from weddings to bar mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries and corporate events. “Our belief is that every day there is a reason to surprise, to touch, and to inspire others with uniquely sentimental experiences. Whether it’s by adding new flowers to our floral arrangements or by going the extra mile to unveil an unexpected article of design or activity at an event,” explains Suzanne, “our mission to make people feel celebrated in a distinctly memorable way.”
In addition to delivering to communities throughout North Atlanta, the shop works through a nationwide network of florists, including Teleflora and FTD. These networks give them the ability to send flowers across the country and international and provide same-day flower delivery. When asked what makes Blooms of Dunwoody special, master floral designer David Bouseman comments, “It comes down to our vision for customized service. We make really unique designs for our customers that are truly special.” Bouseman explained that they will work with any budget. “We treat every arrangement as art and every customer as somebody special no matter their budget.” In addition to Bouseman, the experienced staff includes former David’s Flowers designers, Laurel Manley, Sandra Long and Beryl Morrisey. Blooms of Dunwoody is located at 5479 Chamblee Dunwoody Road next door to Cutie Pies Children’s Boutique and Brittany Leigh Bridal in Dunwoody Village. Their hours are 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays. They are also open by appointment. For information, call (770) 395-7638 or visit www.bloomsofdunwoody.com