Featured Local Business: Brockway Floral

BROCKWAY, Pa. (EYT) – Whether you want to say “Congratulations,” “Sorry for your loss,” “I was wrong,” or “I’m thinking of you,” the place that can help you is Brockway Floral Boutique.

Marsha Guthridge is the owner of Brockway Floral Boutique, a business that has given her a “second career,” after spending 20 years as a food broker. It all happened a little over three years ago when Guthridge was looking for a change. That was about the same time that the boutique went up for sale, and Marsha started to consider the possibility of becoming the new owner. After some research and thought, Marsha decided to jump in and has been helping the community commemorate special occasions ever since.

Marsha runs the boutique with the help of her niece, Melissa Reynolds, and her sister, Dawn “Peachie” Holt. Starting the shop was a learning experience for all three ladies, who had no previous experience with flower design. Luckily, they had guidance from the shop’s previous owner and other floral designers in the area to train them and help them master the art of floral design. Now, they enjoy putting their creativity to good use designing floral bouquets, gift baskets, wreaths, and silk arrangements.

The team at Brockway Floral Boutique can create an arrangement to fit any occasion and budget. You can stop in anytime to take advantage of cash and carry specials – a great way to add a little bit of something special to your home or office. They also have a gift shop that features cheery vinyl signs, candles, and even Melissa and Doug coloring books and stickers.

The ladies at the boutique welcome the chance to flex their creative muscles and aren’t afraid to take on a special request. Guthridge has had the opportunity to work on several special projects for funeral services and points out that a funeral arrangement doesn’t always have to be traditional.

One unique project that the Floral Boutique tackled was creating an eagle out of flowers for a grieving family.

“It was a project that took us out of our comfort zone and gave us a chance to really be creative and different,” says Marsha. “It’s fun to be challenged to be inventive and create something that the client really loves.”

She names funeral sprays created from ribbons as another option for a unique approach.

Weddings and bridal showers are another area where the ladies help unique ideas come to life. With Pinterest taking the wedding planning world by storm in recent years, Guthridge and her team are often challenged to reproduce picture-perfect designs. They aim to work with the bride’s vision as well as her budget. For wedding designs, Guthridge recommends starting to plan at least two months out from the date, but the last minute events can be handled too.

“If you want a unique of exotic type of flower for your event, then it’s important to plan ahead,” cautions Marsha. “But we can accommodate for more simple options with even just a few week’s notice.”

Aside from being creative, Guthridge says delivering to senior citizens as one of her greatest job perks.

“Seeing their faces light up is priceless,” she remarks. “Whether it’s a nursing home or someone who lives independently, they often comment that they haven’t received flowers in many years. I really love being able to brighten someone’s day like that.”

The Brockway Floral Boutique will deliver to Brockway, DuBois, Reynoldsville, Falls Creek, and Brockport, and can deliver gift baskets and balloons as well as flowers. Fruit baskets are always a popular delivery choice, and some people send snack bouquets full of cheeses, meats, candies, and more. For the friend or loved one with a serious sweet tooth, a candy bar bouquet is the perfect choice for a sweet surprise.

To find out more about the Brockway Floral Boutique, visit them at 403 Main Street in Brockway, or call them at 814-265-8558.

This feature is courtesy of The Brookville Mirror.

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