A Floral Designer's Garden

Read our profile of one of our designers, Elizabeth. 

Another Valentine's Day "For The Books"!

As February ends, we wish to express our gratitude to our clients.......

The Buying Team travels to Market

Have you ever wondered just HOW or WHY merchandise is selected each season for Dorothy McDaniel Flower Market? Read our latest blog detailing some basic strategies that are always considered!

Complementary vs Analogous Color Palette

Understanding color theory is an integral part of floristry–one that can set you apart from your florist competition. Brush up on your knowledge of analogous palettes versus complementary palettes so you can confidently choose the best color scheme for your next arrangement!

Furry Friends and Flowers: How to make a floral collar for your dog

If you’re considering making a floral collar for your pet on your big day, or are merely interested in how it works, read on for DIY step-by-step instructions!

Choosing Your Mother’s Day Arrangement: A Guide to the Perfect Gift

Mother’s Day is a long-time tradition and the perfect occasion to show your mom you love her. And what better way to show her you love her, then to show her you know her?

Let us help you choose the perfect arrangement for your mom this Mother's Day with our guide for how to pick the most unique and personal flower variety for her!

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.

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.

Anna and Brandon's Sloss Furnace Wedding

Anna Lynch and Brandon Crump were married at Sloss Furnace on September 13, 2015.

Kaitlin and Ben

Kaitlin Elder, an auditor for Ernst & Young and Ben Rothschadl, an arborist were wed August 8th, 2015 at The American Village.

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

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

Easter Nuptials for Ashley and Baker

Alabama Magazine's Bridal Edition has featured Ashley Culpepper and Baker Grant.  They were married April 19th, 2014 at The American Village in Montevallo, Alabama

Decorating for the Holidays!

What fun we have had decorating both homes and businesses for the holidays and wanted to share some with you! 

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Molly & Chad | Canterbury United Methodist Church & Family’s Private Home

If a word was used to describe Molly & Chad’s wedding day, only one word would suffice: detailed. Molly’s family, long time customers of Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market, hired Birmingham wedding planner Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events to coordinate her details and believe us, there were plenty!

Katie & Rob | Highlands United Methodist Church & The Club

Sometimes when a photographer sends you the photos from a wedding you want to sit and stare at them for hours. This was exactly what happened when we received the photos of Katie & Rob’s wedding from their photographers Kelli and Daniel Taylor of the fabulous Daniel Taylor Photography. We loved them so much that we ordered a large canvas print to hang in the wedding section of our store!

Leigh & Taylor – South Highland Presbyterian | Avon Theatre

Leigh & Taylor may possibly be the cutest couple we’ve ever met. Of course their looks are stunning — but they have been dating since the eighth grade, and you can simply tell by the way these two look at each other that they still have stars in their eyes just as newlyweds should!

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