June 24, 2021
This week I had the opportunity to chat with Haley Fannin and Hannah Stuckey, sisters and owners of The Ohio Flower Girls, all about owning a flower farm and providing wedding florals.
Learn more about our guest: We are a small farmer-florist shop run by two sisters, Hannah and Haley. We grow dozens of varieties of flowers seasonally on our farm in Bucyrus, Ohio. Being both farmer and florist, we offer unique opportunities for our clients. We pride ourselves in being able to offer some of the freshest flowers around as well as involving our clients in the journey of their flowers even before the harvest. We offer a few very simple services centered around the use of flowers currently in season on the farm. This means that we’re often a best fit with clients who appreciate the benefits of working with a local farm and also have the flexibility for the seasonal aspects of the farm and availability of flowers. Our fresh flowers are available from May to October and our dried flowers from August to February. They can be purchased pre-arranged by us or as loose stems in bulk for either DIY arrangements or for use by a floral designer of your choice. Arrangements can be simply chosen à la carte in several basic arrangement forms like bouquets, centerpieces, corsages, and boutonnières. For the flowers themselves, we offer either a basic level of farmer’s choice, or in an upgraded, Diamond Package. With farmer’s choice, we carefully select a range of flowers currently in bloom. With Diamond package, the bride has the opportunity to visit our farm several days before their wedding to walk the field and choose their colors based on what’s in bloom at the time. In the end, we enjoy getting to provide the experience for brides of working with a local flower farm and perhaps even providing a little deeper meaning to their flowers. We’re excited to be talking with The Ohio Bride Podcast and provide some information about the local flower movement and what it’s like working with a local flower farmer for wedding flowers. Whether or not we’re a fit for a particular wedding’s flowers, we’re happy to say there are several great farms throughout the state, leaving lots of options for local flowers.
Links Mentioned: The Ohio Wedding Collective: https://theohioweddingcollective.com/