Creating the perfect blend of fresh blooms is an art form. While we enjoy spending an afternoon clipping away to create an everyday arrangement of our own, we’re always in awe of the skill behind the shears of a true florist. Sure, these talented folks get to pass the hours surrounded by fresh blossoms and beautiful aromas, but the level of artistry, let alone pressure, that comes with designing floral arrangements for an emotional moment or event is enough to make us drop the scissors.
Even if you’re a regular at the neighborhood floral shop or can’t seem to walk out of Trader Joe’s without a handful of grocery store blooms, finding the right florist to deliver a special message or help you design your dream wedding can be a challenge. With Mother’s Day and wedding season right around the corner, our friends at Yelp helped us take the guesswork out of the floral equation. The team scoured their database of thousands of florists, taking into account the number of reviews and star rating for the business, to compile a shortlist of the best floral shops across the South. Scroll on for a swoon-worthy journey through the South’s best florists, who are without a doubt blessed with smile-inducing arranging skills.