Meet Michael Thomas! He is the owner and professional behind Michael Thomas Floral Design Studio. His creations are unique and lush. They will be the perfect touch to your perfect day.
How did you get started in this business?
I’ve been in the floral industry for over 45 years and I have owned my own business for 30. Also, my father was a florist.
What are some of your favorite aspects of your business?
We get to work with some of the most beautiful flowers and foliage in the world.
What is one of your hobbies?
Other art forms: drawing, painting, building furniture.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Hanging with my wife, kids and grand daughter.
What is your favorite part of a wedding?
The Commitment. Weddings are so much more than a sum of all the details. What we do is icing on the cake. ( I do like icing).
What is your fondest wedding memory-either from your wedding, if you are married, or from a wedding you attended?
Writing and reciting my vows to my wife.
What song/music is in heavy rotation for you right now?
Anything by Paul Simon or James Taylor is good for me.
What is your favorite movie and/or book genre?
Action movies and suspenseful books.
What is your best advice for a couple planning their wedding?
Allow others (professionals) to help you. They know what they’re doing.
What is a common mistake you see couples make while planning a wedding?
Not budgeting or not sticking to a budget.
What brought you to the Lehigh Valley?
I was born and raised here.
What is your favorite restaurant to eat at in the Lehigh Valley? Your favorite dish to order?
The Apollo Grill in Bethlehem, the menu is great.
What do you wish couples knew about your part of the wedding industry?
Flowers set the ambiance for the entire event. Don’t skimp.
Is there anything else you would like our couples to know about you/your business?
Every wedding we do is custom. Each one is as special as the next, but very different. There are no right or wrong answers only different answers.
What does the perfect day look like to you?
Hike a mountain and enjoy some nature.
What is your favorite season and why?
Autumn, colors are the best.
What is the best way for a couple to prepare to meet with you?
They should know their venues for both the ceremony and reception. Also their color palette is very important.
A Letter from the Owner
Dear New Bride,
What should you be considering when it comes to using flowers for your wedding day?
Brides often come in to our shop and tell us, “I really don’t know anything about flowers” or “ I’m not sure flowers are that important.” The first statement we can help you with that. We will educate you and help you learn about flowers, varieties and colors. That’s not only our job but it’s our specialty.
The second statement, although it’s a personal choice as to the importance of flowers, it’s our pleasure to show you how just a few flowers can make a huge difference on your wedding day.
Fresh flowers will enhance and compliment the entire bridal ensemble. They will help make the groom and his groomsmen look so dapper. Each bridesmaid’s bouquet will accent their dresses perfectly. Those little flower girls and ring bearers will be that much cuter. Every church decoration and pew marker will help to set the ambiance for the ceremony. Creative reception centerpieces will be the dinner conversation and the floral decorations on the cake are the finishing touch you were hoping for.
Your floral professional, with their training not only in knowledge of varieties, but, their artistic style and design has the ability to detail each aspect of your special day with flowers.
The floral professionals at Michael Thomas Floral are here for you. If you have done your homework , created your plan, and are sure of your flower needs, GREAT. We will be sure to carry out your ideas and concepts to your specifications. But, if it is guidance you are looking for, our talented staff, Karen, Susan, Leann and myself will be there every step of the way to help you plan your wedding day just the way you envisioned it. Hope this helps you in taking some of your first steps in ordering flowers for your wedding day.
-Michael T. Brown, Owner, Michael Thomas Floral Design.
Michael Thomas Floral Design Studio has a unique style that just may fit your’s. Head over to his Adore profile to connect and learn more about what he can offer you!