Vendor Spotlight on FloraCulture
We continue our Vendor Spotlight Feature on FloraCulture located in Richmond, Virginia. Owner and operator, Al Brockwell AIFD, is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers. He has traveled the world learning “the art of floral design” with other artists. Al is a lecturer, an instructor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, and a traveling show designer. He has been in the floral business for over 30 years, winning numerous awards for his work.
We are huge fans of Al’s work and we hope you enjoy this 5 fun questions with Al.
Q: How did you get started in the floral business?
A: 30 years ago I worked in a garden center and I got dragged in to help in the florist at holidays and discovered I loved it. The rest is history!
Q: We know you do wedding flowers but what other services do you offer?
A: Our main service is our Brides, but a large part of business is corporate events as well.
Q: What do you think that top trend in 2016 will be for wedding floral/décor?
A: I am seeing a lot of Industrial Chic including urban accents, wood pallets and heavy on mixed metal accents. Re-purposing a certain item and giving a new unexpected look.
Q: Name one thing that you would like Richmond to know about Flora Culture.
A: Any idea you have we can always come up with a floral vision for you.
Q: What is your favorite flower?
A: I love orchids, always in style and always a show stopper.
Below are some images from a wedding at Dover Hall Estate where FloraCulture did the flowers.