We specialize in flowers for weddings, photo shoots, and non-profit events.
When my husband Brent and I were planning our wedding, one thing naggingly weighed on my mind – wow, weddings cost a lot of money. No matter what “a lot of money” means to you, I think every bride and groom face that reality. For those who know me, it felt strange to celebrate our big day by spending “a lot of money” – the most money I will probably (hopefully) ever spend on a party (wedding) – when there are so many charitable organizations that need “a lot of money.” Fast forward several months, our wedding day came and went. I loved every minute of it, but it just felt like something was missing. And that’s when the idea for Lilybird Flowers was born.
In the fall of 2016, we went to the drawing table.
Our house morphed into a florist shop overnight. Our kitchen table was perpetually covered in flowers, our floor became a mine field of cut stems (which our dog thought was really fun), and to our cat’s amusement, fresh flowers filled the rooms. To sum it up, we went full on florist.
But flowers were just one part of the picture. The second part was giving back to the local community. Because of our experience, Brent and I knew that giving back to the local community would be a big part of our business. We wanted to support charitable organizations through philanthropy, friendship, and community. But how?
In the spring when the flowers bloomed, we were ready.
In March of 2017, we opened our doors to the local community. It’s been an exciting journey and we are thrilled to share our passion with our clients. At Lilybird Flowers, we not only beautiful arrangements, but we also support local farmers, give back 10% of our proceeds to local non-profits, and donate flowers to local hospitals and Alzheimer’s care centers.
Life’s persistent and most urgent question is “What are you doing for others?”
– Martin Luther King Jr.
At Lilybird Flowers, we strive to make life a little more beautiful…one flower at a time.
Leah and Brent (He read what I wrote. Does that count?)
CARY, NORTH CAROLINA
Photo Credit for cover photo: Britt Gillis Design