Meet Andrew, above.
“I had always dreamt of having my own flower shop,” says designer Andrew Parravano, who co-owns Andrew’s Garden with his wife, Tonya. So after creating fabulous designs for the nuptials of friends and family, Andrew decided to take the plunge and opened his store in Wheaton. Established in 2009 as an exclusive event-floral business, Andrew’s Garden has been recognized as providing exceptional wedding and event floral design at venues throughout the Chicago area and beyond. Andrew’s Garden expanded to include a full-service retail floral shop in 2013 offering premium blooms and fine gifts.
How long have you been in the floral industry? What motivates you to keep going every day?
It’s been 7 years! I find it incredibly rewarding to bring a bride’s vision to life. Whether selecting flowers for the bouquet or designing and staging the entire floral scene for the wedding, we customize every floral creation based upon the vision each couple has for their event. Starting with our Initial Consultation, we will discuss the mood, look and feel that they want for their wedding. We will explore ideas and offer suggestions to make their day extra special and then follow up within a short time with a written estimate.
What sets you apart from other florists? What would you like couples to know about you?
One of the many details that sets Andrew’s Garden apart from other wedding florists is our Floral Tasting. Our brides have told us this is one of the most amazing experiences in all of their wedding planning.
After you have hired Andrew’s Garden to provide your wedding flowers, we will meet with you either at our shop or at one of our wholesalers for a behind-the-scenes stroll through the myriad of exotic flowers and plant material available. The Floral Tasting gives you an opportunity to see, touch and smell representative samples of the fresh flowers planned for your wedding. It will also give us an opportunity to make adjustments to your flowers and review the final details for your special day.
Do you have packages? How much do you charge for weddings?
All of our weddings are designed to meet the specific personality and needs of our clients, so we do not have packages. The cost of floral designs for a wedding will vary dramatically depending on the size of wedding party, the number of reception tables and the scale of floral impact that you are seeking. If you have a firm budget in mind, it is helpful to let us know ahead of time so that we can do our best to meet your needs. We will offer suggestions during the planning process to maximize your budget.
What should a couple bring to an initial consultation?
Please bring any photos or other inspiring materials that you feel may be helpful. If you have a Pinterest board for your wedding, please share it with us so we can better understand your dream wedding.