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  • Writer's pictureTara Hollow

Alachua Flowers and Tuxedo Rentals

I'm starting a new blog series to feature some great wedding vendors I have the privilege to work with. Without the flowers, the gowns, the suit, the make up, the hair, the venue, the details wouldn't be as much fun to capture on wedding days and any shoot for that matter.

My first vendor is Tina Ross of Alachua Flowers and Tuxedo Rentals. She is so incredibly talented and sweet to work with. I hope you enjoy our Q&A and some pictures I've captured of her beautiful work.

Q: How did you get into becoming a florist?

A: I started as a delivery driver at 21. Then while helping out during my first Valentine’s Day, my boss said I had a natural talent for floral designing and decided to send me to floral design classes in South Florida.

Q: What kind of florals do you offer and for what occasions?

A: I love everything floral. I love weddings because everyone has their own story to tell. I love sympathy arrangements because I get to help someone say their last goodbye. Every arrangement I make takes me into someone’s life whether it’s a birthday or an anniversary. That arrangement is celebrating someone and I get to be a part of it.

Q: What's your favorite customer request?

A: I love when customers want something unique or I get a request to do something I have never done or may seem impossible. I LOVE a challenge! It keeps me sharp and helps me to continually learn new ways to design.

Q: What's your favorite flower?

A: My favorite flower depends on the season, but, if I had to pick I would choose a ranunculus. They are beautiful and delicate and come in such a beautiful variety of colors.

Q: I noticed you also rent tuxedos, tell me a little bit about that.

A: Yes! I offer many brand named options like Michael Kors in a variety of colors. I also have 100s of vest and tie options to insure my customer gets the exact color they are looking for. And, it’s an extremely easy process. Plus, we have the best prices around. We even won Local Favorite Tuxedo Rental shop as well as Local Favorite Florist.

Q: Do you offer any other products or services in your shop?

A: I offer craft classes for all ages and I have gift ware for quick easy gifts. We are really a one stop shop for all things weddings and more!

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