Local florists: Sam’s Flowers
April 6, 2022
From the moment they step foot in Sam’s Flowers, customers are greeted by rows of vibrant, blooming flowers of all shapes, colors, and sizes. One of the shop’s walls is filled with colorful ribbons, balloons, and other accessories ready to be added as finishing touches for floral arrangements, while another houses shelves of gleaming ceramic pots and plates. Sam’s Flowers is a long-time favorite for students shopping for all their prom floral needs. The family-owned shop, which is located on 200 Burnt Mill Rd, has been serving Cherry Hill and its surrounding areas since 2001.
For prom, Sam’s Flowers offers a wide selection of hand-held bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres. According to Jennifer Park, who owns and operates the store with her husband Sam, roses are a popular choice for prom flowers among customers. Nevertheless, the store has a large inventory of flowers — from lilies to alstromeria to carnations and more — that they can craft into personalized arrangements.
“There’s no limitation, we can make whatever [the customers] want,” said Park. Customers usually bring in a photo of the style of flower arrangements they would like, and their shop is able to recreate it. Typical flower arrangements Sam’s Flowers creates highlight the customer’s chosen “main” flower, accompanied by some other complementary flowers, greens, as well as ribbons and even some metal accents.
When selecting flowers to pair with one’s dress, Park recommends to go with a color that is either similar or opposite to the dress color.
“Each individual person’s taste is different, we can’t say what’s right or wrong, everyone likes different things,” said Park. In addition to prom flowers, Sam’s Flowers also makes arrangements for Easter and other holidays, weddings, anniversaries, funerals, baby showers, and even “just because”.
Park says the florists strive to make their arrangements as special as possible for students’ for their long-awaited prom. “Sam’s flowers make ordinary flowers into special flowers,” said Park.