By Angela Janus
Last week, My Little Flower Shop owners Gregory Goodman and Alan Kelly expanded their business with the addition of My Little Bridal Boutique. Located at 865 N. Palm Canyon in Palm Springs, My Little Bridal Boutique will offer bridal gowns from designers like Intuzuri, Maggie Sottero, Justin Alexander, Love Marley and Allure to name just a few. They will also have a full line of rental services for event gowns, prom gowns and men’s tuxedoes.
Goodman and his husband, Kelly, started My Little Flower Shop in 2000 upon relocating to the Palm Springs area. Their design team boasts more than fifty years of experience on one-of-a-kind, high profile events like the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Presidential Inauguration as well as Inaugural Balls. It is no wonder that My Little Flower Shop quickly rose to become the premiere floral and design studio in the Palm Springs area.
“We are amazed how Palm Springs has become a destination wedding mecca. We have watched our floral services double from 300 events in previous years to over 600 events in the last year alone,” states Goodman. Kelly attributes their success to the hyper-focus that they make on each client’s wants and needs.
“We really focus on customer service. Each customers is unique and their celebration needs to reflect who they are and the message that they want to send. We are here to listen – and to make their vision a reality,” shares Kelly.
Gregory Goodman grew up a family that had a large floral business in Ohio. As such, he feels that event artistry is in his blood. Alan Kelly, a military veteran, learned floral design from his best friend and husband, Goodman.
In 2010, the couple created Wedding Warriors, Riverside County’s top networking group for wedding, special event and hospitality professionals. The goal of the group is to promote the Coachella Valley as a destination place for high-end weddings, private parties and corporate events. The group also provides customers with a network of resources and one-stop access to the Coachella Valley’s wedding and event vendors.
The couple donates a percentage of income from every wedding to a charity of the bride’s choosing. Some of the charities that they have worked with over the years include the Palm Springs Art Museum, Desert AIDS, FIND Food Bank and Martha’s Village.
Goodman and Kelly take pride in the unique and personal moments that they have created since opening My Little Flower Shop in 2000. Whether it has been for a wedding, birthday celebration, shower, anniversary party, holiday party or some other special event, Goodman and Kelly are proud of the special moments that they have helped to fulfill.
“By adding My Little Bridal Boutique to our services offered, we are one step closer to making the dream of creating the best event ever for our customers a reality,” says Goodman.