Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hafner Florist is The Knot Best of Wedding Pick for Toledo Florists

Hafner Florist Toledo
By Abigail Sterling, Published March 30th, 2011
Since it was founded in 1996, The Knot ( has offered engaged couples an accessible planning solution for the seemingly overwhelming number of wedding tasks.  Through magazines, books, and the website, The Knot provides couples with thousands of wedding fashions and trends, access to local vendors and resources, and personalized checklists, budgeters, and other managing tools to put the fun back into wedding planning.
The Knot is not only a tool for engaged couples, but it is also a promotional springboard for wedding vendors.  The Knot promotes over 13,000 local florists, photographers, reception sites and more in 50 cities.  Website members may write honest reviews for wedding vendors they use.  As “the Internet’s most-trafficked one-stop wedding planning solution,” the Toledo florists on The Knot receive a large amount of customer exposure.  For the second year in a row, Hafner Florist was voted by local brides as “The Knot Best of Weddings Pick” award for florists.  The Knot interviewed thousands of brides across the U.S. and in the Toledo area to honestly rate the vendors they used for their weddings.
Recently engaged couples need-only read the shining reviews about Hafner Florist to learn what makes them the popular choice for bridal flowers in Toledo and surrounding areas.  The Hafner Florist team offers budget flexibility for the cost-conscious bride, has high-quality imported and domestic blossoms for weddings and also supplies an eclectic collection of wedding items for rental.
Brides interested in scheduling a wedding flower consultation with Hafner Florist can email the florist using the contact form on the Hafner Florist wedding website or call either of their locations serving the Toledo area – Holland at 419-865-3264 or Sylvania at 419-885-7033. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hafner Florist Sylvania Offers Comfort and Exceptional Wedding Flowers

By Abigail Sterling, Published March 17, 2011
Hafner Florist offers a comfortable, intimate store producing uniquely exceptional bridal flowers in Sylvania, Ohio.  Though established on Harroun Road in May 1992, Hafner Florist relocated to S. Main Street in 2007.  The showroom at the Sylvania store features a charming wedding room situated in a quiet corner for privacy during wedding consultations.  Sunshine warms the showroom through the large glass plate windows, creating a welcoming and stimulating atmosphere for the floral designers, customers, and plants alike!  The cheerful sales staff and designers are often in the showroom caring for the plants and tidying the shelves to maintain an enjoyable shopping atmosphere.  Also spotted bustling about the store is Dan Hafner, who devotedly manages the Sylvania location.  Although Beth Hafner has managed the Holland store since 2000, the Hafners have perfected a balance of professionalism, creative happiness, and kindheartedness that is consistent across both stores. 
This balance has not only ensured their success as a quality wedding florist in Toledo and surrounding areas, but it has also improved the florist’s relationships with floral growers and wholesalers.  When given requests for flowers for upcoming weddings, Dan searches many different vendors for the perfect product.  Hafner Florist’s longstanding relationships with a variety of vendors help Dan to choose growers and wholesalers with the highest levels of quality and reliability.  As this is frequently the most important and crucial step in the wedding flower process, Dan keeps the bride’s trust in mind and actively pursues the best-fitting flowers.       
While the Sylvania location is slightly smaller than the store in Holland, Hafner Florist in Sylvania offers a unique walk-in cooler which allows for a colorful, accessible presentation of the florist’s quality floral product.  The walk-in cooler is not only beneficial for customers, but also Kelli Baker, the wedding consultant at the Sylvania store, while she creates the perfect complimentary bridal look.  This interactive display of bridal flowers also allows brides to get a feel for different floral styles and colors during their wedding consultations.  Indeed, hands-on selection is not something every florist offers.  Seeing and smelling quality flowers helps brides feel assured that their wedding flower design is in the best hands.   

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wedding Flower Selection by Florist is Key to Wedding Bliss

By Abigail Sterling, Published March 11, 2011
As a premier, locally owned florist specializing in weddings, Hafner Florist has created beautiful wedding flowers for over 18 years for brides and grooms in and around Toledo, Sylvania, and Holland, Ohio.  Throughout the years, Hafner Florist has established friendly relationships with various domestic and international suppliers in order to create memorable and exquisite floral accessories, accents, bouquets and table decorations for weddings with high-quality flowers.  As a result, Hafner Florist has earned an excellent reputation as an extremely selective florist which accepts nothing short of exceptional flower quality. 
Find seasonal wedding flowers at Hafner Florist
However, “extremely selective” does not mean Hafner Florist offers a thin selection of wedding flowers!  Hafner Florist carries a wide array of traditional and exotic flowers in store, alternating certain flowers with the growing seasons.  Because of the florist’s established relationships with various suppliers, wedding designers are able to seek out brides’ specific tastes – often even for seasonal wedding flowers! For example, sweet pea, ranunculus and tulips are offered in the springtime; and for the autumn season, bittersweet berries, sunflowers and dahlias may be selected. There are also many options to choose from, such as popular flowers like gerber daisies to exotic flowers like birds of paradise. Hafner Florist offers quality wedding flowers for all tastes. 
Indeed, beautiful flowers generate feelings of love, but many flowers represent distinctly unique meanings.  With many of the staff averaging over twenty-five years in floral design experience, the designers at Hafner Florist are fluent in the secret floral language.  Brides seeking to bring good luck to their new marriage might choose green bells of Ireland to accent their lavender roses, which represent love at first sight.  For brides looking to convey certain feelings or messages through their wedding flowers, Hafner Florist offers a broad selection of quality wedding flowers – each with their own unique meaning.             
The designers at Hafner Florist know that wedding floral items are not an inexpensive investment.  That is why the wedding consultants strive to establish a firm bond of trust with each bride through a complimentary consultation, extensive discussion, and example.  In the consultation and following appointments, the wedding designer provides a multisensory overview of the bride’s wedding flowers.  The wedding consultants not only discuss color and floral options, but also show brides fresh flowers and accents in addition to a photo album of previous bride’s wedding flowers.  When a bride has booked with Hafner Florist, the wedding designer will create a centerpiece sample for the bride to see.  From bouquets to centerpieces, Hafner Florist offers an extensive assortment of high-quality flowers and is eager to create the best flowers for weddings in Toledo and surrounding areas.