Doylestown Flowers and Gifts is a full service florist right in the heart of Doylestown, located at 19 E. Oakland Ave. I had the pleasure of chatting with co-owner Meghan Andris at her shop. Meghan is warm and welcoming and I found the shop to be inviting, light-filled, and beautifully designed.
Doylestown Flowers and Gifts does everything from everyday floral arrangements to large events including parties to weddings. Meghan emphasized that their specialty is weddings and events, as well as custom arrangements. She noted that in an era of online shopping options, her business is different. “Our customers like that they can come here, meet face to face, and create something unique with us. We can work with what we have in stock, or we can special order to provide tasteful arrangements that suit the individual styles of our customers.”
Monica is Meghan’s business partner and also her mom. Yes, a mother-daughter duo who have an old school approach to customer service. “Customer service is what sets us apart. We get great reviews for going above and beyond for our customers.”
Meghan explained that floral design is very much an art. Both her and her mother trained and worked for over three years with a 30-year experienced floral designer. “It was hands on learning; better than any class. From there, we trained ourselves and found our own styles. We have a signature style - a certain look that is reflected in what we do.”
Prior to working in the floral business, Meghan was a preschool teacher. Then, when her mother’s dream - to have a flower shop of her own - became a reality, Meghan started coming in and helping out. She soon realized what an awesome fit it was for her. And it’s very much of a family business with Meghan’s siblings helping out as needed.
Monica and Meghan have been owners of Doylestown Flowers and Gifts since 2011 and at their present location for a year. Meghan comments, “We love it here in the heart of Doylestown. Being able to feel the pulse of the town is amazing.” And she adds, “Our inspiration comes from the support we’ve received in this town from other business owners. We are all in it together. It’s a huge part of what inspires us to keep going even through the slower times.”
Remember, all co-op members receive 10% off any fresh flower purchase in store or for local delivery. (Offer is not valid on major holidays.) Visit their website for more information: doylestownflowersandgifts.com.
On Saturday, August 8, from 10:30 – 12:30, Meghan will be in the Co-op demonstrating how to arrange your own backyard wildflowers with various styles and creative ideas!