This week I spoke with the lovely Peggy Lowe of Flowers Forever Inc., a family owned business that uses state-of-the-art freeze-dry to preserve your wedding flowers. This is a must-have service if you plan to use real flowers for your wedding.

While Peggy isn’t involved with the logistics of the actual wedding day, she plays a special role in making the memory of her couples’ wedding day last forever. “Brides tend to forget certain aspects of their wedding day because it’s such a whirlwind. We like to recreate those lasting memories by preserving them.”

Peggy Lowe Quote, Bride and Groom with wedding bouquet | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Did you always want to have this career?

“I actually was a consulting teacher for years prior to preserving flowers. I’ve always had a love for children with special needs. I also coached a Special Olympics soccer and assisted with the Very Special Arts Festival every year.”

What characteristics make you good at your job?

“I love it! I like tedious work that once completed is immediately gratifying. And, I love seeing the expression on the bride’s face when she sees the finished product.”

Flower Forever Bride and Groom's with their wedding bouquets | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Can you share a favorite wedding moment?

“When a bride cried when she picked up her frame and said ‘It’s gorgeous. I had forgotten what it looked like.’”

Peggy mentioned it makes her proud when brides tell her pictures don’t do her work justice. I can attest that pictures most certainly do not showcase the talent of Peggy and her team. You have to see Peggy’s work in person. Her work is phenomenal!

Bride and Groom with their wedding bouquet preserved by Flowers Forever | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Get to Know Peggy…

Name Your Own Street: Lovers Lane

Superpower: Flight!

Coffee: No, thank you.

Favorite Sport: Soccer

Most Grateful For: My Family

Peggy Lowe of Flowers Forever with her granddaughter | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.comDo you have have any children/grandchildren?

“Yes, numerous.”

Can you cook?

“No! Trust me, you don’t want to eat what I cook. We always have a backup plan if I do!”

What do you do to relieve stress?

“Run and workout.”

Have you read a good book lately?

“Yes, presently reading a good book by Mary Kay Andrews. I like the ‘feel good’ books.’”

Do you have a celebrity encounter?

“I played soccer against a pro player one time! It scared me!”

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

“The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Can you speak another language?

“No, but I’ve always thought that French was beautiful.”

Who is your role model and why?

“My mom. She was the best. She was kind, considerate, empathetic, loving, generous… I could keep going but I would need a ream of paper.”

Cat or dog lover?

“Both, but I am a dog owner. I have a precious little 3 pound female named Zuri.”

Peggy Lowe of Flowers Forever with her puppy, Zuri | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Brides, you must contact Peggy to help preserve your wedding day memories. As a former bride myself, I wish I had known about Flowers Forever. Plus, Flowers Forever is now making custom wedding gown boxes to display your full length wedding gown!

Memphis and National Calls: (901) 496-1707

Knoxville, TN: (865) 385-0882

Nashville, TN: (615) 974-0450

www.flowersforeverinc.com

All images courtesy of Peggy Lowe