With over 20 years of service, everyone has heard of Carolyn Kay's Flowers in Chickasha, OK
. It comes as no surprise she has won Reader's Choice, Best of the Best for 3 years in a row! (And hopefully 4 in 2011~!) So how does she do it? She says it's simply great customer service and word of mouth that works for her, and that's no problem when you are as active in the community as Carolyn.
A very touching project Carolyn has started is her work with the local nursing home. Every month they have a big birthday bash for all of the residents with birthdays, and Carolyn is always there with a special flower arrangement
for each. She says,"They really appreciate it because so many of those people never receive anything. It's a great feeling. A lot of the residents, if they're able, will call and thank me, and that is very rewarding."
Carolyn also spends a lot of time decorating houses in her community with flowers. She says she does a tremendous amount of silk work, especially for houses on her city's Tour of Homes. Of course for Christmas, but also for the changing seasons. She says people will often bring her a pillow or wallpaper scrap to match their flowers to their decor. It's a great way to meet and get to know people in her community on a more personal level.
When asked about her most memorable wedding of 2010, Carolyn cited a romantic, military wedding at a local country club. It was an outdoor wedding and "110Â° in the shade"
she told me. The guys had on their dress blues, and her bride carried silk flowers down the aisle. The best part? No wilting! Carolyn recommends silk flowers for outdoor weddings, especially for bouquets and arches. Inside, guests were greeted by fresh and fragrant flowers for the reception.
What's in store for next year? Carolyn predicts that mixed bouquets and garden flowers are going to be hot in 2011. Brides are loving the assorted flowers, beautiful colors and even the foliage this year!
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