The White Orchid Floral Marketplace
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: The White Orchid Floral Marketplace
Owners: Michael Bryan and Jerry Gabbard
How should the perfect floral arrangement look? What colors and textures should be incorporated? How fragrant should it be? Meet Michael Bryan and Jerry Gabbard, owners of The White Orchid Floral Marketplace, located at the edge of Belle Meade in West Nashville, Tennessee.
“Simply stated, flowers should tenderize the senses,” says Michael. “Instead of using a lot of filler flowers in our designs, we use minimal greenery. We believe our customers deserve the full value of the flowers themselves. Our pottery and ceramic containers can be repurposed, so you get the joy of the flowers and their fragrance, and a lovely container to use afterwards.”
The White Orchid Floral Marketplace is a floral store with a name as unique as the breathtaking bouquet designs it offers. “We love the white orchid itself,” Michael says. “It’s beautiful and simple, yet elegant and timeless, just like our arrangements. We wanted a name that was unique and different, something that really set us apart.”
Another feature that sets The White Orchid Floral Marketplace apart are their design classes. Once a month, they offer a class that allows a group of 8-10 people to design their own arrangements. This is a great experience to share with friends, family, or coworkers. Connect with them on Facebook for details about upcoming classes.
Michael and Jerry are also pleased to introduce their newest addition, a furniture store called Two For Home, which officially opened in February of this year. Two For Home is connected to The White Orchid Floral Marketplace and features an eclectic mix of vintage and reclaimed pieces, as well as newer items, including pictures, throw pillows, body products, sofas, tables, lamps, and chairs. Two For Home is a great place to find one-of-a-kind fabulous home decor. Visit the Two For Home Facebook page to see the latest arrivals.
So, which flower should be in your Spring centerpiece? “After a long Winter, the hyacinth is one of the first flowers to bloom,” says Michael. “It’s a beautiful flower with a beautiful scent, perfect for Spring.”
To take a look at gorgeous Spring Bouquets and a variety of floral arrangements for all occasions visit their website at the link below.