Petal Pushers

Mobile Bloom Bars Offer Build-Your-Own Bouquets and More

You no longer need to be single (or a gifted catcher) for a chance to leave your next wedding with a beautiful bouquet in hand. A new trend gives all guests the opportunity to blossom by building their own special arrangements to take home. 

Wedding flowers have always been an important part of the overall look and ambiance of the big day, but roaming flower carts now allow hand-picked petals to be an interactive experience. Bloom bars can be rented for reception entertainment, to add elegance to a bridal lunch or for crafting DIY favors at a shower. Guests can choose from a variety of single stems, greenery and all of the trimmings. Create a professional-looking bunch, a whimsical bundle or even enhance your outfit with a flower crown.

Here are some Coastal Virginia flower truck options:

Ashley’s Flower Truck (photo above)

Looking for options? Check out Ashley’s for full wedding and event flowers or book a small flower cart or the adorable old truck packed with pretty. Packages include florists to help guests create their bouquets and local blooms ready to wrap and designed to fit your unique color palette, match a theme or reflect the season. |@ashleys_flowertruck

The Petal Wagon

A bright turquoise truck with yellow rims cheerfully welcomes patrons to the “flower bar,” where they can hand-select flowers and arrangements. The wagon travels to markets and events—owners welcome customized collaborations, advertising “floral services of any kind.” If you get hooked on fresh-cut stems, it also offers a subscription program that delivers seasonal blooms weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. | @thepetalwagon

The Petal Wagon
The Petal Wagon

The Wandering Petal

This all-encompassing floral boutique includes a retail shop in Virginia Beach’s VIBE District and a mobile truck (named “Magnolia”) to bring its services to any event and offer on-site wedding design. Use florists’ expertise for everything from centerpieces to astonishing altars. Follow The Wandering Petal on social media for info on pop-up shops and classes. | @thewanderingpetal


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Melissa M. Stewart
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