Leah and Drew's Woodrow Hall Wedding

 There are two vendors that can really make or break a wedding: the florist and the photographer. The florist can give you the custom wedding you've always wanted and the photographer can memorialize those moments the way you remember them. It is always a joy to collaborate with other vendors, but it's extra special when the photographer can truly capture the spirit of the day in the most beautiful way possible. Leah and Drew got married on January 20th, 2018 and their photographer, Alyssa of Alyssa Rose Photography, did a wonderful job of capturing the wintery, romantic atmosphere of the day. 

Bham Now features Dorothy in article about local Greek culture

Bham Now, a buzzworthy website considered the mobile, modern guide to Birmingham, published an article that delightfully delves into the prolific Greek culture in Birmingham. As a locally well-known Greek businesswoman, Dorothy was interviewed and had many insightful thoughts to share. It was interesting and educational, so go ahead and read it for yourself!

Christy and Andy's Big Fat Greek Wedding

Christy Boardman always knew she would get married in the church where her parents were married. That is exactly what happened on May 13, 2017 when Christy wed Andy Kuklisnki at the Holy Trinity - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, becoming the 3rd generation of Boardmans to exchange vows at the historic church. Christy followed in the footsteps of her parents and grandparents, as well as her brother and other extended family members.

The Harris Anniversary Party

On May 27th, a pair of high school sweethearts stood in front of 275 of their friends and family members receiving a standing ovation. The applause was a long time coming - this party was 50 years in the making. Judith and Cornelius Harris have spent most of their lives together as husband and wife. 50 years, to be exact. The high school sweethearts were madly in love and tied the knot in the bride's mother's living room on May 27, 1967.

Healing through Horticulture

As someone who suffers from fibromyalgia, gardening has been a lifesaver  for Maria Cannon. It has allowed her to work through the depression and anxiety she has had about her chronic illness, in addition to providing her with the type of physical activity that has proven to be highly therapeutic. This is what she has to say.

DIY: Berry Beautiful Rose Mound

 "Berry Beautiful Rose Mound" - DIY this stunning arrangement in just a few easy steps.  Visit The Flower Market for the freshest variety and everything you need to complete your new project!

Spruce up with Greens

Once you decorate with fresh greenery it’s hard to go back to the artificial aisle!  Even if having an artificial tree is your hot cup of cocoa, the fresh smell and immediate sprucing up (pun intended) that occurs with even a tiny amount of real garland is hard to deny. For beautiful budget friendly options and DIY tips, Read on>>>

Deck the Halls and the Banquet Table

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Whether you are prepping for your first big holiday bash or are a seasoned host, we have the answers to your questions that will eliminate stress, impress your guests and have you named the host of the year! 




Holiday Open House 2016

Holiday Open House 2016



Riley + Kate

 The bouquet is the floral centerpeice of the entire day and tells so much about you, the bride. Is it sweet and sassy with pops of color? Perhaps it's classic romantic with blush tone peonies and loose ribbon flowing down the front of your ivory gown. Or maybe a grand bohemian organic cluster of lace and greenery sprouting exotic buds and blooms, cascading on all sides.  Whatever it is, it will be fabulous and uniquly you.   

Mary + Carter

A picture-perfect fall day … and these images capture all the seasonal colors exquisitely!

Bridgestreet Birmingham | Bridal Tea Infusion Styled Shoot

The Bridal Tea Infusion was a magnificently styled shoot with exactly that, STYLE! So that's what we brought to the table, pun intended, and in an unexpected way at that... read on to find out how.

It's Personal


With daily tweets, posts, likes, comments and reactions about what we are doing and experiencing in our lives;  it's as if the more "connected" we are, the less connected we feel. 

Rancho de las Aguilas Wedding, Birmingham AL: Danielle + Roosevelt


This particular wedding weekend was bitter sweet and oh so beautiful. The celebration of sweet beginnings for Danielle and Ro', and the bitterness of a farewell to one of the most unique and stunning wedding venues in Birmingham.

Alabama Theatre Birmingham Wedding | Harry Potter

Themed weddings have been rising in popularity, and for good reason: themed weddings allow couples to explore unique and personal interests on a pivotal day in their lives. Kim and Cody decided to bring a bit more magic to their big day with a Harry Potter theme!

Floral Virtuoso

Prominent Birmingham, Alabama Florist Thrives by Blending Floral Artistry with Good Business

Alabama Weddings Magazine | Heather and Andy

Thanks for the nice article in Alabama Weddings Magazine, Heather and Andy.

Jackie and Hunter | Iron City

Jackie Hontzas and Hunter Coggins, Sunday, July 26th, 2015.

Anna and Brandon / Sloss Furnace

Anna and Brandon were married October 27th at Sloss Furnace, Birmingham, Al.  

The Poinsettia Debs

Decorating for the Holidays!

Decorating for the Holidays!

Michael and Rayhaneh

Michael and Rayhaneh

Kaitlin and Ben

Kaitlin and Ben - The American Village, August 8th, 2015

Caren & Seth | Rehearsal, The Club Wedding and Reception, B&A Warehouse

 Caren & Seth I Rehearsal, The Club.  Wedding and Reception, B&A Warehouse




Vintage Boudoir Shower

Vintage Boudoir Shower 

WOW! This girl really loves chocolate!

Willy Wonka has nothing on Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market.

Wedding Invitations, Personalized Stationary, and Wedding Favors in Birmingham, Alabama

Dorothy McDaniel's Flower MarketWedding Invitations, Personalized Stationary, and Wedding Favors in Birmingham, Alabama

Sarah & Bob | Sloss Furnace Wedding and Reception

Sunflowers, BBQ and Sloss Funace make for a Rustic, eclectic and whimisical wedding while incorporating some of Birmingham's traditional loves.

Alabama Magazine

Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market was featured in this edition!
Easter Nuptials for Ashley Culpepper and Baker Grant.

Madeline & Chris | Reid Chapel Ceremony and Park Crest Reception

It was such a gorgeous day for a wedding at Samford University’s Reid Chapel. The bold colored flowers were dramatic in the pristine white chapel and Madeline and Chris were all smiles.

American Cancer Society of Birmingham 2014 Hope Gala at The Birmingham Country Club

The American Cancer Society of Birmingham hosted it’s 34th annual Hope Gala at theBirmingham Country Club and it was a colorful one! The Gala this year honored Toni Tulley who was an accomplished artist in our city

Kaitlyn + Paul | Homewood Church of Christ Wedding & Vestavia Country Club Reception

Kaitlyn Kilpatrick was gorgeous in her beautiful bridal gown. Her bouquet of garden roses, hydrangea, and spray roses was highlighted by a family brooch at the base of her flowers.

Melissa Adams- A DIY Bride!

When Melissa and her mother, Cindy, reached out to us about Melissa’s wedding day, they were more than thrilled to hear about our “do it yourself” station! When I asked Melissa why she chose to DIY her flowers she said “mainly because of cost but we are a very crafty family!” Melissa requested white hydrangea, green hypericum, ivory garden roses, vendela roses, baby’s breath, daisy poms, spray roses, burgundy garden roses, and white freesia.

Blair & Brett | Historic Rucker Place Ceremony and Reception

 Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market had a fantastic time working with Blair for her big day. She has such a radiant personality which made it very easy to design for her wedding and reception. Blair’s bouquet consisted of shades of soft peach, blush, greens, and whites with tulips, peonies, garden roses, and mini callas.

Amanda & Brock | Ross Bridge Ceremony and Reception

 We love to do weddings because the possibilities are endless for creating something spectacular. Amanda and Brock are such a great couple and as you’ll see in the photographs, they were so thrilled to be getting married. 

Lindsay Kennemer and Mitchell Hackney | Avondale United Methodist Church Ceremony and The Club Reception

 Talk about beauty and grace. Lindsay came to Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market to enlist our expertise for her big day. We were more than thrilled to design for her because of her brilliant smile and all her exciting ideas!

Michelle & Seena | Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Ross Bridge Resort

 Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market loves and remembers concepts from all of our brides. However, every now and then a bride will come along that we will remember forever. Not only was Michelle one of those brides, but she was that bride for several reasons: She was hands down one of the most polite and stunningly gorgeous, but she also brought in a concept for her wedding that we had not only never done before, but we had never seen it done before either.

Kolson & Jason | Wedding & Reception at Faucett Brothers Activity Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

 Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market was contacted last summer by one of our favoriteBirmingham wedding planners, Meghan Cease, of M. Elizabeth Events, to do the flowers for Kolson and Jason’s wedding and reception at Faucett Brothers Activity Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Kolson and Jason are both into fitness and the venue was the perfect fit for both of them!

Erin & Matt | St. Xavier Catholic Church Wedding & Ross Bridge Reception

  Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market absolutely loved working with Erin and her mother to create a beautiful concept for a summer wedding. Erin and Matt were married this past June at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

2013 Soho Bridal Show by Perfect Wedding Guide | Homewood, Alabama

 If you’re engaged in Alabama then you know where to be on the first Sunday in August – the Perfect Wedding Guide SoHo Bridal Show. Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market is always thrilled to participate in this bridal show and 2013 was possibly the best yet!

Katie & Luke | Wedding & Reception at The Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana, AL

  Katie came to Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market to design her wedding after we designed her fiancé’s sister’s wedding. The best compliment we can get is when one bride refers us another. Thank you, Hannah!

American Cancer Society 2013 Hope Gala at The Country Club of Birmingham

 Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market once again had the pleasure of being asked to provide the flowers and décor for the 2013 Hope Gala benefitting the American Cancer Society. The fundraiser is held annually at The County Club of Birmingham.

Valentine's Day Flower Arrangements | Birmingham, Alabama

 It’s that time of year again folks! Valentine’s Day falls on Friday, February 14 this year and it is NEVER too early to order your flowers.

Ruth Penton & Whitney | Canterbury United Methodist Wedding & Reception at The Club Birmingham, Alabama

 Ruth Penton came to Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market with a very distinct style for her July wedding at Canterbury United Methodist Church. She owned lots of mercury glass containers and wanted to incorporate that into a classic, twenties style wedding.

Wedding Invitations, Personalized Stationary, and Wedding Favors in Birmingham, Alabama

 Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market has been a full service florist, stationer, and gift shop in downtown Homewood since November 7, 1977.

Holiday Decorating by Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market

Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market has had a very blessed year. Dorothy’s son Peter, our Operations Manager, welcomed a new daughter in May (Dorothy’s granddaughter). We were also able to celebrate our 35th year in business on November 7, and most importantly we have had another year of wonderful customers that we feel can’t be beat! We could write 1,000 words of how grateful we are and still would not scratch the surface.

Nia & Thomas | The Historic Donnelly House

 One of our favorite venues in Birmingham is The Historic Donnelly House. Situated on beautiful Highland Avenue, everything from the stunning Georgian columns, the red brick exterior, to the expansive garden area speaks directly to our hearts.

Morgan & Matthew | Trinity UMC and B & A Warehouse

Friday night weddings are becoming more and more popular, especially with popular venues like B & A Warehouse that books months in advance.

Stephanie & Mitch |American Village Chapel & Ballroom

  We had the pleasure of meeting Stephanie and Mitch through a wedding planner we work with often, Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events. We met with Stephanie and her mother early on in their planning process, and it was apparent immediately that they had a wonderful vision for Stephanie’s summer wedding.

Meredith & Matt | Calvary Baptist Church Wedding & Cypress Inn Pavilion Reception Tuscaloosa Alabama

Meredith and her mother, Meg, became family to Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market during the planning on Meredith and Matt's spring wedding...

Lee & Kevin | Birmingham Botanical Gardens Wedding & Reception Birmingham, Alabama

Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market loves our brides and Lee was no exception. The wonderful husband and wife duo Kelli and Daniel Taylor of Kelli + Daniel Taylor Photography referred Lee to us...

Amber & Evan | Aldridge Gardens Wedding & Reception Hoover, Alabama

Peacock themed weddings and receptions are something Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market is seeing a lot of lately...

Sarah & Harry | American Village Ceremony & Reception

Over the past few years the wedding industry has seen a rise in the number of garden themed weddings, and Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market positively loves them. American Village in Montevallo, Alabama sets the perfect scene for both a ceremony and reception...

Meredith & Ty | Willow Point Golf & Country Club

When Meredith came to us to discuss the flowers for her spring wedding we were thriled to hear her ceremony and reception would be held at Willow Point Golf and Country Club in beautiful Alexander City, Alabama...

Allison & Kyle | Tidwell Family Farm

Allison and her mom came to us this past winter and asked us to do the flowers for Allison and Kyle's wedding ceremony on a private farm in Oneonta, Alabama...

Madelaine & Cary | Cathedral of St. Paul

Madelaine’s wedding and reception was one that we were looking forward to for months! St. Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most stunning churches in Birmingham and it is always a pleasure to work there...

Tessa & Ellis | Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

There are few venues in Birmingham that can offer as many amenities as Ross Bridge. Because of everything it has to offer, as well as its amazing staff, it is one of our favorite venues, and we were thrilled when Tessa came to us to design her ceremony and reception...

Style Blueprint Birmingham | FACE of Birmingham

Today’s FACE of Birmingham is the lovely Dorothy McDaniel, owner of Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market. Dorothy has been a vital force in Birmingham and beyond for over thirty years, creating fabulous fresh floral arrangements for every occasion from weddings and special events, both large and small, to distinctive everyday touches around the home...

Susan & Yeatts | Birmingham Zoo Lodge

One of my favorite things about Birmingham is having the options (dining, entertainment, vendors, etc.) of a big city but the simplicity of a small town. Birmingham isn’t large compared to cities like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, or even Atlanta, and this makes it that much hard to conceal hidden gems. I’m here to tell you, Birmingham has a hidden gem...

Savannah & Justin | Lake Guntersville State Park

One question we are asked a lot is if we travel, and YES! We love to travel! Bride Savannah approached us over the winter to provide the floral design for her spring wedding at Lake Guntersville State Park in Northeast Alabama...

Perri & John | Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Sometimes you receive photos from a photographer and you’re excited. In the case of Perri & John, we received their photos and immediately couldn’t wait to show them off! The couple was married on a stunningly beautiful day in early March at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens...

National Stationery Show | New York 2013

Dorothy and I are back from the 2013 National Stationery Show and soon we are going to be bursting at the seams with new items to offer in the store!


For over 35 years, Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market has been known in Birmingham, Alabama for bringing new, innovative designs to the city.

Hannah & Kyle | Oak Island Plantation

When Hannah and her mother first came to us, it was obvious from the very beginning that this was going to be a spectacular wedding. We were brought on board not only for floral design but to also be their day of coordinator...

Laura & Billy | Dawson Baptist Church & The Club

Laura and Billy’s wedding was a perfectly planned event from beginning to end, largely in part of their fabulous wedding planner, Meghan Cease of M Elizabeth Events, who referred Laura and her mother to us! If it weren’t for wonderful vendors such as Meghan...

Amanda & Allen | Aldridge Botanical Gardens & Private Home

As a full service florist we have the privilege of not only creating daily floral arrangements but also a large number of weddings each year. Because we are an every day florist we get many clients who come to us when they simply need personal flowers...

Samara & Calvin | Private Home Ceremony & Reception

Events being held at private homes, especially weddings, always bring something different and unique to the table. While they can present challenges traditional venues don’t have...

Liz & Nick | Autumn Ridge Wedding & Reception

One thing a lot of people don’t realize when planning a wedding is that it typically takes anywhere from four to twelve weeks to receive the finished, edited photos from the wedding. This is because of several reasons...

Carra & Clark | Independent Presbyterian Church & The Country Club of Birmingham

It is always a great honor to be approached by friends to design their flowers, especially when it is for their daughter’s wedding. Photographer Mary Margaret Chambliss was used to capture the day and we owe her huge thanks for sharing her work with us!

2012 Hope Gala | Country Club of Birmingham

Last Spring we were contacted by the chairs of the Hope Gala to provide the décor for the 32nd Annual Hope Gala benefitting the American Cancer Society. Anytime we are contacted to design an event or even a wedding, the first question we ask is what the overall feel of the event will be

Brittany & Chris | Autumn Ridge Ceremony & Reception

It only takes a quick glance at any of the photos from this wedding to realize that it was full of personality and full of color. Brittany and Chris were brought to us by not one, but two, wedding planners we love to work with!

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