When Terry Glennie was just sixteen years of age, Terry was thrown into the busy and under-staffed floral shop of Meloy Park Florist in Hasting, Minnesota. It was here that Terry’s passion for flowers was ignited. In 1995 she officially opened Downtown Floral in Alexandria, Minnesota with her husband Lach. Terry and Lach successfully ran Downtown Floral for seventeen years until they sold to Elden’s in 2012. Eliott and Dennis Christianson, the owners of Elden’s, saw a unique opportunity with the purchase of Downtown Floral. They kept the iconic name, and they kept Terry.
The gorgeous building expansion adjacent to the Elden’s Fresh Foods is a florists’ dream store. Floor to ceiling windows grace the outer walls of Downtown Floral providing maximum amount of natural light that truly exposes the organic beauty of the flowers. With unlimited cooler space, Terry is capable of taking on as many weddings a weekend as possible. Although the bouquets are Terry’s personal favorite, Downtown Floral can supply service for boutonnières, centerpieces, ceremony, and reception décor. Downtown Floral also houses many rentals available to their personal bridal clientele for a full service experience in wedding & décor planning.
With 40-50 weddings averaged per year, Downtown Floral takes pride in the ability to cater to any budget, color, or request. Terry recommends an individual consultation upon the planning process of wedding flowers. “Once you see the flowers in person, you can be inspired in so many ways then what you may have thought.” Terry also keeps the social media pages of Downtown Floral updated frequently with current and trending inspiration. Downtown Floral regularly keeps full coolers that are stocked seven days a week, making it easy for Brides and Grooms to have the flowers of their choice available for convenient viewing. Downtown Floral remains a preferred vendor on the list of many local wedding venues including, Arrowwood Resort, Broadway Ballroom, Carlos Creek Winery, and Lakeside Ballroom.
Elden’s Downtown Floral is a local floral favorite of brides and groom’s in Central Minnesota. With their attention to service and personalization, you can be sure you will have the opportunity to work directly with Terry Glennie and her staff of floral artisans. While weddings are their specialty, Downtown Floral also has a beautiful selection of gifts and home décor and can floral services for any occasion.
Images by Tim Larsen Photography