Totaling the company car doesn’t usually translate into an opportunity for growth, but in the case of Lisa Meyer, it did just that. Meyer was living and attending college as an Art major in New Jersey when she got a job delivering owers for a local florist. After the crash, her boss took the keys away, but decided to teach Meyer floral design. Some thirty years later, Meyer has opened up her own wedding and event floral design company, Flower Power Décor (653 South Avenue), in the South Wedge.
Meyer loves the creative and personal elements that go into wedding floral design. “I like to be part of something that is creating a lifelong memory,” she says. In addition to weddings, Meyer also does corporate events, engagement parties, bridal and baby showers, and other special events. She shares the space on South Avenue with other wedding creatives like photographers and videographers.
Meyer operated her business in the St. Paul Quarter for five years before deciding to move the operation to the South Wedge. “I love this neighborhood,” she says, “it has such a quirky, eclectic, vibe and I thought what I could bring to the table would be a good fit.” She’s a big fan of her neighbor, Solera Wine Bar and Cheshire, and when she’s not in her shop you can find her enjoying a glass of wine next door. Meyer also provides some arrangements for the wine and cocktail bars.
She keeps up with what is new and trending in the industry through Pinterest. “Everything is Pinterest driven,” she says, “my clients come in with Pinterest boards they have already created.” Pinterest also offers the opportunity to learn new styles and color palettes.
Meyer lives in Irondequoit and plans on “bonding with my house again” after weddings season draws to a close. Some destination weddings to warmer locales may also be in her future. If you’d like to make an appointment with Meyer, you can do so through the website, www.flowerpowerdecor.com, or by calling 585-201-1866.