CLIFTON FORGE — The Flower Center has been selected as a 2021 winner of “The Knot Best of Weddings,” an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, a leading wedding planning and registry brand and app.
Despite COVID-19 interrupting many 2020 weddings and social events, wedding professionals around the nation continued to support to-be-weds throughout their wedding planning journeys.
From adjusting future schedules to make way for postponed weddings, to helping couples host socially distanced weddings following state and local guidelines and restrictions with an increased focus on health and safety, wedding pros — and the industry as a whole — rallied together in 2020, ultimately helping couples continue to celebrate life and love.
The Knot 2021 Best of Weddings recognition honors the vendors who went above and beyond to help to-be-weds navigate the global pandemic.
In 2021, 5 percent of hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals listed on The Knot received this distinguished award. In its 15th annual year, The Knot continues its long-standing tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2021, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country.
This comes as the industry prepares for an increase in upcoming celebrations due to postponed events throughout 2020.
To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed its millions of user reviews across various vendor categories — including venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more — to find the highest rated vendors of the year.
These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that engaged couples should consider booking for their own unique weddings.
“We have had to pivot in a major way to accomplish all we have this year,” said Erin Huffman, owner of The Flower Center. “We were very honored to receive this award, as it was awarded to the top 5 percent of florists.
“We love doing weddings, and events, and appreciate all of the awesome couples we have worked with this year,” Huffman continued. “We are looking forward to many more beautiful events to come.”
The Knot has inspired 25 million couples (and counting) to plan a wedding that’s uniquely theirs. With a rich history of providing high-quality content and inspiration, The Knot makes it easy for couples to connect with and book the right wedding professionals to create their perfect wedding day.
On The Knot Market-place, couples can connect with any of the hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals across the country.
The Knot Best of Wed-dings gives couples the confidence to find and book the best local vendors to bring their wedding visions to life. In combination with years of trusted content, The Knot’s innovative technology simplifies wedding planning, inspiring couples to plan a wedding unique to their love story and personalities.
Wedding professionals who win The Knot Best of Weddings are members of WeddingPro, the leading B2B wedding brand.
As the largest marketplace and community for wedding professionals, WeddingPro connects businesses with more than 13 million unique monthly visitors who are planning weddings on The Knot and WeddingWire, as well as with hundreds of thousands of pros in the industry.
Through its online marketplaces, educational programs and community-building events, Wedding-Pro is dedicated to helping wedding professionals build relationships with couples and pros that grow their businesses.
For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and this year’s winners, please visit hdps://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.
About the Flower Center
The Flower Center is a full-service florist, doing everyday orders, funerals and such. They are a family- owned operation, opened in 1956. Aside from florals, they offer tuxedo and suit sales and rentals, wedding/event equipment rentals, and event planning services. They pride themselves in creating one-of-a-kind work that encompasses their customers’ vision and personality.
The Flower Center is located at 400 E. Ridgeway Street in downtown Clifton Forge. The telephone number is 862-1979.
About The Knot
The Knot is one of the nation’s leading multiplatform wedding resources offering a seamless, all-in- one planning experience — from finding inspiration and local vendors to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries and more.
The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the U.S. through the No. 1 iOS and Android mobile app The Knot Wedding Planner, the No. 1 wedding planning website TheKnot.com, The Knot naFonal and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series.
Since its inception, The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them.
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The Flower Center in Clifton Forge was recently selected as a 2021 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, which honors vendors who went above and beyond to help couples plan their weddings. From left are Erin Huffman, Flower Center owner; and Michelle Shumaker, designer. (Gavin Dressler Photo)