Custom, custom, custom—that's what The Flower Studio is all about, according to owners Bob and Cindy Parknavy.
The studio set up a "dessert bar" of flowers, bracelets, gems, ribbons and even butterflies for Upper St. Clair High School students to customize their corsages and boutonnières for the Homecoming dance. They hope to provide the same service before the next high school dance.
Designers also create birthday cakes made of flowers—delivered in a cake box with candles.
"It's calorie free!" Cindy said.
"What a great thing for people who can't have cake," Bob said.
Bob and Cindy opened The Flower Studio in Crossgates Plaza on the corner of Washington and Fort Couch roads in May, and they are now busily preparing for their first holiday season in Upper St. Clair.
The studio's floral designers—with more than 25 years experience—can work with customers to decorate front doors, tablescapes and more, they said.
Super premium poinsettias, all from local vendors, are for sale for as low as $45.
"We try to deal with as many local distributors as we can," Cindy said.
Bob and Cindy are 13-year residents of Upper St. Clair. Cindy grew up nearby in Scott Township.
Being very familiar with the area, they saw a need for another floral shop.
"Upper St. Clair has just welcomed us with open arms," Cindy said. "It's nice to be able to help people and see everyone smiling as they walk out the door."
"Especially when we deliver," Bob said. "That's what we do, we deliver smiles."
Along with owning The Flower Studio, Bob is owner of Parknavy Advertising on Washington Pike in Collier Township and Cindy is director of integrated media at Clear Channel Communications.
They also have an 8-year-old son, Robby, who likes to help out at the studio and ride with Bob on deliveries.
Visit The Flower Studio's website here for more information.