Four Years in Business!
Updated: Dec 21, 2021
Today marks 4 years in business for Blooms by May. On December 6, 2017 our first location opened in Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre (shown below). In the first year, we had done more wedding flowers than I had ever expected to do (over 10! in my first summer open). My plan going into business was to do some weddings, but mostly do deliveries of flowers for everyday occasions - birthdays, get well, sympathy, anniversary, new baby and more.
We ended up moving our store to a larger unit within the mall to give us more working space when it came to weddings. This move took place early in the summer of 2019. We started with a small space, only 720 square feet. Our new space was 1119 square feet, which gave us a lot more room, and capability to take some larger orders! We were even able to fit in a wedding order, to be delivered to the Banff Springs Hotel. This space worked out quite well for us for the next two years, at which point we decided we needed a space more dedicated to weddings.
Most recently, we moved to 12644 137 Avenue in Kensington Crossing. This space is larger than our last one, and has a dedicated wedding consultation area! 1458 square feet is the size of our new space, which includes more storage and work areas for employees. The wedding consultation area has an archway decorated with silk flowers to walk through, as well as pedestals with silk arrangements and bouquets, and baby pink curtains hung on the walls. On each side at the base of the arch sits a large, single succulent that is a permanent fixture in our store. They were both given to me by a friend just before we moved into the new space!
I would like to thank all of my friends, family, and most importantly my customers for the support over the last four years! We would not have made it here without you. I love the way we have been able to be a part of your special occasions over the past four years. Whether it is the person buying a single rose for a first date, the couple who is having a small wedding on their family farm, or the older ladies who send flowers to their closest friends for Christmas - we appreciate all of you.