Creating Memories....One Perfect Blossom at a time!

Monday, December 28, 2009

End of Year Special Extended!!

Due to the craziness of the holidays....
(and I am behind on my paperwork)
We have decided to extend our promotion to receive
a FREE toss bouquet
when you sign a contract and pay your deposit
before January 10, 2010

As always, if you have any questions, please contact us!
We would love to hear from you!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wedding & Event Schedule Almost FULL

Can you believe it is almost 2010? It's truly amazing how time really does fly!

And believe it or not, our wedding and event schedule is filling up very quickly. We actually have some months we are already completely booked!!

If you are interested in our wedding floral services, please do contact us asap to get your wedding consultation scheduled. Also, please note, if you have had a consultation but have not yet paid your deposit, your date and our services are not guaranteed. Remember, we only take ONE wedding per week to guarantee our best possible service and attention to detail.

As always, if you have ANY questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bridesmaid Gifts

Are you in need of some great ideas for bridesmaid gifts?
Are you looking something unique and personalized for a special Christmas present?

You may want to consider checking out "the Knot's" shop today. They have some great gift ideas on sale and many marked down to 75% off.

While we have no affiliation with them, we do know when we see a good deal!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Booking Wedding Consultations NOW!!

Can you believe it? It's almost "Wedding Season!!"

I know this because in the last 2 weeks we have had an overwhelming amount of phone calls for brides looking to book wedding appointments.

Please remember we only take ONE wedding a week and we are already have weddings booked for spring, summer, and already fall 2010.

If you are interested in booking a wedding consultation, please call soon or fill out our contact us page at Rachael West Designs.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Out of Shop Today!

Currently we are closed and out of the shop due to

We will check messages, emails, and there will be someone in Wednesday late afternoon.
Hopefully to be open in full again on Thursday, Nov. 19th.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Too much to do this holiday sesason?

Too much to do this holiday season?

Let us help!!
We offer many services that just might allow you to cross a few items off of your
Christmas "to-do" list!!

Floral design centerpieces for tables
decorate wreaths
fireplace mantles
tying bows
Christmas trees...of course!!
(use your own items OR we can provide all new AND we will even wrap the presents to go under the tree to match your new decor!!)

Send us an email or give us a call at 828.326.7100*

*every once in a while we have trouble with our voice mail---which we check often each day. If you cannot get through or experience any difficulty, please leave us an email. We will respond to your request as quickly as possible. Thank you!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wedding Promotion

This is the 1st month we have ever offered a discount on our weddings. We know times are hard and every little bit helps, SO, if you book your wedding before November 30th, we will take off 10% your wedding. SIMPLE!!

Call 828.326.7100 to book your free wedding consultation now,
Email me at

Pretty pink

I really had no reason to post these pictures, I just liked all the vases lined up with the bright pink roses resting inside. They are actually just the bases for one of our weddings. The flower arrangements actually sat a top the vases and raised up 5-6 feet tall.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mention this post and receive 10% off !!

Beginning October 26 and running through November 30th, we are giving 10 % off
all our custom fresh flower orders relating to personal, business, classes, and yes, even WEDDINGS!!

THE FINE PRINT: the only exclusions are silks and in-store merchandise. please remember, all weddings must be booked with deposit paid in full to receive discount.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Marjorie and Jason Wedding

Jason and Marjorie had their rehearsal dinner at Market on Main the night before their big day. The room was decorate very simply, but it really made quite an impact. We incorporated the sculptural piece, already placed on and above the table, with the flowers. Overall, the whole piece was a success!
Upstairs for the reception dinner we placed cubes of small green kermit mums and balls of brightly colored carnations atop class cubes. Again, simple, yet a big impact for not a lot of money.

The altar arrangement at St. Luke's Methodist Church in Hickory followed in suit with the others. Simple, eye-catching, and beautiful. We placed a "rose box" arrangement full of white carnations, white fuji mums, and green kermits, tucked in a bed of greens.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


"We absolutely LOVED the floral designs you did for us! They were exactly what we had in mind, but better! Everything was elegant and simple--exactly what we wanted! We've received so many compliments on the beautiful flowers and we've recommended you to several people already. We're actually still enjoying our altar arrangement on the mantle in our home! Thank you so much for always responding promptly and being wonderful to work with!

Marjorie + Jason

PS My bouquet was the PERFECT shade of pink!"

Thanks Marjorie and Jason for your kind words. We will be posting a few of our pictures from the wedding soon! ~RWD

City of Hickory

A big thank you to Hickory City workers who were out all weekend and still outside today in the drizzly weather planting flowers.

Monthly Drawing and Give Away

Enter our MONTHLY drawing by dropping your name, email address, and phone number into our drawing box located on our shop counter.

You could be the lucky winner of FREE flowers, FREE class registration, a gift certificate, FREE gift, or many other fun FREE-bies!!

....and please pardon a few boxes as we are still getting in and settled and if by any chance you miss us, please feel free to leave your information under the door and we will happily drop it into the drawing box for you.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Flower Bracelet

Don't like traditional, velcro strap, corsages?

Me neither!! Stop by our shop today and see how we can customize an up to date, fun, and trendy corsage bracelet for you!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


We are NOW HIRING!!!

RWD is looking for someone creative, full of life and energy, and willing to learn!
No floral experience is necessary but it is helpful.
Must have current drivers license and car registration.
Afternoons and weekend event help needed.

If you are interested, please call 828.326.7100.


It's time for our fall classes and we are SO EXCITED!!
If you would like to request a class, please let us know.
We usually can tailor a class or project to fit your interests and needs.

Remember we offer classes for both adults and children, holidays,
basic floral design, and of course, weddings!!

If you are interested or have a suggestion, please call 828.326.7100.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Beginning 9/12, our new phone number should be up and running.

If you would like to call to set up a bridal consultation or place an order,
the new number is:


or as always, you can visit our website

Monday, June 22, 2009


We will check emails and voice messages daily (since we may not be in due to our large number of weddings and events) if you need to reach us, schedule a wedding consultation, or have questions regarding our services.

Please see right side bar for additional closings due to weddings or other events.
(Subject to change DAILY!)

June Bride at Mosteller Mansion

Adam and I just got back into the States late last night from our honeymoon... and I wanted to take a few minutes this morning to thank you for everything you did for our wedding! EVERYTHING turned out BEAUTIFUL!!! The design for the top & bottom ledge at the staircases was AWESOME! I couldn't believe how great it turned out.. those yellow callas were beautiful. The centerpieces were fabulous too! You guys did wonderful stretching out those flowers since we had to add extra tables, thank you so much!! We had a great many compliments from our guests on how beautiful the lemons looked with the orchids and callas! Also, our cake was pound cake with lemon filling so I think everything blended and turned out perfect!
Also, you were a pleasure to work with... probably the best service we received from anyone during the whole year long planning.
Thank you so much.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New Brides

This past week we have been blessed by booking several weddings for September and October. If you are considering a fall wedding, please call and book your wedding consultation appointment soon.

We only take ONE WEDDING PER WEEKEND to ensure we give each of you the attention you deserve.

Also, if you have met with us, we only hold your date once we have received your deposit. We know that there may be some changes to your original estimate, and those numbers can be re-figured if necessary. Deposits are non-refundable and do go entirely to your final wedding total.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Saturday, June 6, 2009

It's wedding season we are so excited!!!

Thank you to all of our wonderful North Carolina brides. It has been a tremendous blessing to know each of you and an honor to participate in your special day.

To those of you interested in booking a wedding consultation with us, we are located in Hickory, North Carolina and would love to meet with you. We will, and do travel for weddings.

(Please note: we will take as many daily flower orders/deliveries as possible, but being special event florists, we will be limiting the number of orders we take in and effort to be available to our brides at this time. Our goal is to give our best work and attention to detail to every project. If we took on too much, we would not be able to accomplish that.)

To contact us, please visit our website,
or leave a voicemail at 828.455.3774

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer Schedule

If you are interested in a specific class, training, or any of our children's classes or parties, please contact us. Often times we can custom design something just for you.

Also, please don't forget to check our summer closures in the right side bar.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Summer Schedule

Due to the weddings and other special events we are involved in this summer, we will be closed many days this summer for regular floral delivery. Please see the sidebar on the right for the list of dates.

Our goal is not to inconvenience anyone, but to make sure that we are giving our best to our event clients. We hope that you know that when we work for you, we will give you our same attention.

~Rachael West

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A big thanks to all who called and placed their Mother's Day orders early!

Please remember,
we don't mass produce or take too many orders.

Why? If we did, we would not be giving you our best.

So, please, remember to call in early for your special orders and events. Again,
thank you to all our wonderful customers. We feel honored to be a part of your special events and the important moments in your life.

Rachael West

Friday, May 1, 2009

Deadline Approaching!

Just ONE WEEK left to register for our fun flower class being taught at the Hickory Museum of Art.

This class is great for any adult who loves to decorate and is looking for some fun, unique, and inexpensive ways to decorate for their special events. This is also a great opportunity for a parent or grandparent to bring a school-age child with them to spend time being creative and getting some quality time together.

This class will incorporate fresh flowers with fruit and vegetables.

Need more information: Please call, 828-455-3774. To register, please visit the Hickory Museum of Art.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Q: Can I order a corsage for Prom?

A: OF COURSE!! We do custom corsages for prom or any other special event. As always, all of our work is custom and so calling in a minimum of 24 hours is recommended. If you need us to match a color or require a specific flower, we recommend calling in even earlier so that we can guarantee the best product and service.

We do accept all major credit cards for your convenience.


Hot pink looped leaves, green hydrangea
and orchids wired with green wire to curly willow!!
See this arrangement at the Hickory
Museum of Art.

Come join us May 11th at the Museum for our flower class,
"Fun with Flowers & Foods"

Register at museum. Questions? Call us anytime at 828.455.3774.

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Beautiful Bride

Last weekend we had the wonderful opportunity of
creating this beautiful bouquet of orchids and hydrangeas.
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Village Kitchen

This week Village Kitchen on 127 opened for lunch. We had the opportunity to do a fun flower arrangement for their event. It consisted of an artichoke, green onions, kale, a couple of tomatoes, parsley, and of course, FLOWERS!!
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Bridal Bouquet

Roses and Gerber Daisy bouquet
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

2 great testimonials!

"She REALLY liked the flowers!! Thank you."


"Hi Rachael--
Thanks so much for being so kind...You are a JOY!!"

~M. B, Charlotte

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Proposal gone almost wrong!

Heard about a proposal story today that almost went very wrong, but thankfully has a happy ending. Moral of the story: don't propose on the Brooklyn Bridge!

Click HERE to read.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bling Bling!!

For the girly-girl who loves a little
We added pearls in every rose along with
pink and crystal clear
(see this arrangement at Village Kitchen on 127)
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Monday, March 23, 2009


We are so excited to announce we have partnered up with the
Hickory Museum of Art
to offer a special floral design class.

Fun with Flowers & Foods

Dozens of ideas will be presented on how any person can create fun and whimsical floral arrangements while incorporating items they can pick-up at a local grocery store.

Participant will make their own project to take home.

A perfect class for the party planner, parent/child activity, or anyone who loves to think outside of the box!

May 11, 2009, 6-8 p.m.
for questions, please contact us at
or call, 828.455.3774

Monday, March 2, 2009

Recent Projects

Travel photos, again!

Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City Utah

Festival of Trees

We had the last minute opportunity to participate in the Festival of Trees
held within the walls of the Art Museum. Most of the presenters had many months to plan, order, and prepare. We had 2, but we did it! It was a privilege and blessing to be able to participate.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

We are currently having some "technical difficulties" with our website. Hopefully, you will be find all the flower ideas, tips, wedding information, and information regarding our classes & parties here on our blog.

As always,please feel free to call anytime, 828.455.3774.