You may be wondering who Jennifer is. If you are, you should keep reading, if not, you can go back to what you were doing! 🙂
My name is Jennifer Pryor and I live in Lexington, SC with my husband Jim and our awesome dog named Baylis. I started my working career at the young age of 13. I grew up in St. Louis, MO and began working for Duever’s Greenhouse. It was a great family owned and operated business where I learned how to work with customers and plants! I did a variety of jobs such as planting seeds/plugs into flats, transplanting and re-potting plants into pots, watering plants, more watering, learning what the names of plants were and how much sun they like and oh, how to make change! I really enjoyed my time there.
At the age of 16, I began working for Richter’s Florist in St. Louis. This is where I learned a lot about the retail florist business, such as answering the phones, taking orders, as well as designing floral arrangements. During my time there, I started with bud vases, then worked my way up to funeral pieces and then wedding bouquets. I never took any floral design classes, all of my training was on the job. I learned so much from the different seasoned designers who mentored me. I also worked for Ahner’s Greenhouses in STL and learned so much there too. I gained valuable experience at each of my jobs that ultimately led to my career decision.
I moved to South Carolina with my family in 1994 and I continued in the floral industry for a little while working at All Occasions Florist and Turners Florist in Lexington and then went to part-time/occasional help when I started a job at PMSC in Blythewood. I thought I would give another type of business a try since all I really knew was flowers. Well, really I was trying to find a husband….and I did! I did learn a lot about business during my 5 years there and met a lot of great people! Actually, my husband was the one that said to me “You should open your own flower shop”…and we did about a year after we were married!
Almost 20 years later and with close to 30 years design experience, here we are! We started out as Lexington Flower Company in Topspin Plaza on 378 and then in 2006 moved into a historic house on Old Cherokee Rd and we changed the name to fit our new location – White House Florist. Over the years, we have done several weddings with so many wonderful Brides and worked at some great venues and with some great wedding professionals in the area,planners & coordinators, photographers, videographers, makeup artists, cake bakers, caterers, DJ’s and so many others. We decided recently that we wanted to expand our wedding business and have a focus just on Brides and their wedding flowers and so White House Wedding Flowers became the new division of our company.
So, now that you know a little more about me, I would love to meet you and be a part of your wedding!