1. How Sweet It Is!

    February 1, 2012 by Renae Marshall

    What’s one gift you could give everyone at your event that’s sure to delight? Consider the sweet idea that’s making a splash at weddings and parties all over Oklahoma – a color coordinated candy buffet with crystal containers and personalized bags!

    When our daughter was planning her wedding a couple of years ago, she came up with a unique idea of creating a candy buffet for her reception. With help from friends, my husband, Jack, and I set it all up and were amazed how all the guests loved it, young and old alike. A photographer who had attended the weddings called us later and suggested that we considering creating candy buffets as a business. In August of 2008, Candy Forever was born. We advertised some, joined some networking organizations and participated in shows, but it was the large number of referrals, including a popular wedding coordinator who has helped make the business a success. In addition to weddings, baby showers, class reunions, birthday parties and anniversaries, we’re also in the process of booking proms.

    At Candy Forever, we offer three basic types of service: You can simply order party favors with personalized bags filled with your choice of candies. Or, we can set up a candy buffet for 100 guests or less much like the old fashion candy counter with a variety of colorful chocolate and hard candies.

    Our third packages is a custom candy buffet especially popular for weddings. The candies are chosen to coordinate with your colors or theme and beautifully displayed in crystal containers with scoops, usually eight or ten containers, but you could have as many as 25. Each guest receives a personalized bag with the bride and groom’s names, wedding date and saying.

    Candy Forever displays table-top signs, but some clients choose to add a few flowers or even an ice sculpture. However, one of the major advantages of the candy buffet is that it can take the place of expensive decorations or additional gifts for the guests. It can also take the place of a groom’s cake or dessert table.

    When you choose Candy Forever, you can relax knowing your dealing with a trustworthy, family owned business that takes care of everything. You simply provide the table and we provide the set-up, tear-down and clean-up service. We’ll even bag up the remaining candy and take it to your car.

    Although we’re headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, we now service areas throughout Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City. So, no matter where you are, or what type of event your planning, make it a little sweeter, easier and less expensive by contacting Candy Forever today at 918-693-4943 or visit us at www.candyforever.net.
     


     

    Renae Marshall, Owner

    Candy Forever, LLC
    P. O. Box 571351
    Tulsa, OK 74157-1351

    Ph: 918-693-4943

    info@candyforever.net
    www.candyforever.net

     

     


  2. Trochta’s Flowers

    April 5, 2011 by Jim Vallion

    Trochta's FlowersBusiness is Blooming!

    A successful business is like healthy plants and flowers – deep roots are often the key to    how well they flourish.  That’s certainly the case with Trochta’s Flowers, Oklahoma’s largest and most trusted retail florist and greenhouse for more than 50 years!

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  3. A Florist with Deep Roots

    November 5, 2010 by Lester Howard

     


     

    For centuries, flowers have been conveying people’s deepest emotions and setting the mood of holidays and special events. In Oklahoma City, no one’s been doing that better or longer than Howard Brothers Florist. 

    Howard Brothers took root in 1908 when my grandfather, Tom Howard, started cutting flowers and creating arrangements.  In 1947, my father Roy and his brother Ray continued the family business in Capitol Hill before moving to our current location in 1987 on South Western just north of I-240 where the business truly bloomed.   

    I worked part-time for my family while I was in high school and later while attending business college.  You might say the business “grew” on me and am proud to be the current Howard to own this fine company. 

    Howard Brothers has a long reputation for delivering more than our customers expect.They know they can count on us for a large variety of the freshest traditional and unique flowers and plants – some from exotic areas such as Costa Rica. Australia, Europe, Africa and Hawaii.  We stay up-to-the-minute on latest flower, design and gift trendswhile our master designers incorporate their own uniquely creative touch of color, style and containers, including Mercury glass, LED lights, colored water pearls and acrylic ice. 

    Weddings and special events have always been an important part of our business. Few Oklahoma City florists have the resources that Howard Brothers has to accommodate larger weddings and events.  However, we go out of our way to deliver a magical touch for any size event on any budget – even if it’s the perfect single flower for a romantic moment. 

    At Howard Brothers Florist, we always look forward to our busy holiday season and the opportunity to explore the latest trends in festive and elegant containers, color, foliage and ornaments.  For those who prefer less trendy options, our award winner designers know how to transform traditional into spectacular. For that all-important Christmas tree, choose from 10 different species, including spruce pine and cedar from California. 

    If you prefer an organic, natural theme for your wreaths and other decorations, you’ll find a large selection of woody pine cones, vines, vine balls, berries, ornaments and herbs. 

    If you’ll be presenting or sending poinsettias and candled flower arrangements this year,Howard Brothers Florist always delivers fresh, on-time and with our own touch that lets your family, friends and business associates know just how special they are.    

     

    For your special event, large or small and on any budget, visit Howard Brothers Florist at 7101 South Western or visit us online at howardbrothersflorist.com. Howard Brothers… proud to be Oklahoma City’s first choice for more than a century.

     


     

    Lester Howard, Owner
    Howard Brothers Florist
    7101 South Western
    Oklahoma City, OK 73139
    405-632-4747
     

     


  4. Howard Brothers Florist

    November 1, 2009 by Lester Howard

    A Florist with Deep Roots 

    For centuries, flowers have been conveying people’s deepest emotions and setting the mood of holidays and special events. In Oklahoma City, no one’s been doing that better or longer than Howard Brothers Florist. 

    Howard Brothers took root in 1908 when my grandfather, Tom Howard, started cutting flowers and creating arrangements.  In 1947, my father Roy and his brother Ray continued the family business in Capitol Hill before moving to our current location in 1987 on South Western just north of I-240 where the business truly bloomed.   

    I worked part-time for my family while I was in high school and later while attending business college.  You might say the business “grew” on me and am proud to be the current Howard to own this fine company. 

    Howard Brothers has a long reputation for delivering more than our customers expect. (Read More…)


  5. Trochta’s Flowers

    February 1, 2009 by Jim Vallion

    Trochta's FlowersBusiness is Blooming!

    A successful business is like healthy plants and flowers – deep roots are often the key to    how well they flourish.  That’s certainly the case with Trochta’s Flowers, Oklahoma’s largest and most trusted retail florist and greenhouse for more than 50 years!

    (Read More…)


  6. The French Tulip

    October 22, 2008 by Mike Lovitt

    TulipsFloral Design

    Hello. My name is Mike. I am one of the owners of The French Tulip Flowers Rentals. Originally from Nebraska, I have resided in Oklahoma for 15 years and Oklahoma City for 11 years. I have been in the floral industry for 9 years. I started my business out of a small 250 sq ft enclosed garage with 1 three door flower cooler that I could barely afford to keep full of product. I soon realized that the space was not adequate and leased a space at Shepherd Mall. (Read More…)


  7. Audie & Mary’s Flowers

    by Dena Mantia

    Creating a Masterpiece

    For as long as I can remember I have always had a great interest in art – drawing, painting, but most of all the creating process. I think that is why slipping into floral design has been so easy for me. The process of creating a masterpiece by pulling different flowers and colors together has become my passion. (Read More…)