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Bee to the Blossom SOUTHERN ROOTS FLOWER MARKET

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fter 8 years in the wedding and floral industry, Southern Social Events has become a household name with easily recognizable designs. Mariana, originally began her career in the wedding business as a planner, and along with her husband Rigo Rodriguez of The Pixel Studio produced a show “Southern Weddings” on a local news channel. Mariana’s dream of opening her own floral design business, something she has always been passionate about, and thus began Southern Social Events. Wanting to bring a unique experience and offer superb service, Mariana researched local vendors for flowers, and international floral vendors. Southern Social Events has become synonymous with versatility, providing lush bouquets and catering to any budget . Ask any Southern Social Events bride and they will surely tell you Mariana has turned from florist to friend, who brides come to again and again for other special family events. This important principle of professionalism and compassion along with the wish to spread her love of flowers to all brought Mariana and Rigo to their latest and most exciting endeavor. Southern Roots Flower Market opened its doors to the public, bringing a quaint and distinct shop to historic downtown McAllen. Southern Roots Flower Market is an interactive experience, where visitors can come and select stems from a variety of fresh flowers, or browse for other unique gifts. Bringing a charming European-esque ambience, the shop invites the community to visit, learn more about flowers, hand-tie their own bouquet, and even purchase lovely items such as fresh lavender, candles, body oils, and many other natural handmade items. Mariana’s hope is to not only bring flowers into the daily lives of her community but also to spread knowledge about the preservation of bees as they are rapidly becoming extinct. Since bees are an essential part of the prosperity of flowers, as well as many other crops that we depend on, Mariana wishes to spread this awareness and hopefully raise funds for a particular bee research being held by Texas A&M University. Along with raising bee awareness, Mariana plans to give her community an even more hands-on experience with floral design classes. Southern Social Events will take care of your most memorable events, while Southern Roots Flower Market will become part of your everyday routine.

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