Bay Bouquet Florist in Tampa Florida
Acquired in 2007, we, with Four Feet, jumped all in. A seasoned designer and past owner Anthony led the way. As Anthony and J turned a failing business into
a thriving one 6 months in, we quickly became known as “the boys in the box,” and not to be underestimated. It has been a long road, but an educational one.
We were fortunate enough to survive the economic downturn of 2008 and through hard work and perseverance we continued to grow. In 2010, we out grew “our box”
and moved across the street to our current Tampa location 203 W Platt St, FL 33606. In 2016, we were proud to announce that we were growing again with the
opening of our Riverview location 13163 US 301 S, Riverview, FL 33578. Now with 2 locations to serve the Tampa Bay, Riverview, and surrounding areas, we at
Bay Bouquet take tremendous pride in our work.
Led by Anthony, our design team, takes pride in creating one of a kind floral designs from a simple sentiment to a grand gesture. We provide everyday designs through customized event and gala designs. We worry about the floral details so you don’t have to.
Our designs can be enjoyed locally, and through our extensive network of florist we can take care of your worldwide floral gift giving needs as well. Whatever your need is, our knowledgeable staff can assist you with our beautiful designs or even help you plan that perfect outcome.
Fresh flowers arrive daily, so stop in, as the selection is always guaranteed to tickle your senses, so we can help with your special event, your wedding, just because, or even that dreaded FIRST date to make that lasting impression.
Anthony Swick, AIFD PFCI CFD
Armed with passion and creativity Anthony has been in the floral industry since he was a teenager. While attempting to stray from the industry he was quickly led back here after a 2 year jaunt in mortuary school. When he was 20 years old he purchased his first shop and by the time he was 25 he was the proud owner of 3 shops in Pinellas County. The opportunity arose and Anthony sold his shops to take a sabbatical, recharge his creative juices, and 5 years later acquired Bay Bouquet. In 2009 acquiring the CFD credentials and with a determined focus and drive he achieved a lifetime goal in 2010 and was notified and invited by The American Institute of Floral Designers to be inducted. In 2011, he accepted that invitation and was inducted and acquired the AIFD credentials in San Francisco, California. In 2012 that journey continued when he joined the prestigious group of floral commentators and acquired his PFCI by the Society of American Florist. Since his accomplishments he has had the opportunity to work with amazing companies and participated in product development with many overseas trips. Focusing his attention on the education side of things Anthony joined the Floriology team and became an instructor. While teaching classes and participating in shows nationwide his creativity and passion show through his design work.
With a background in medicine, he is a RN that specialized in pediatric cardiac ICU. When he and Anthony acquired Bay Bouquet in 2007, J knew very little about the floral
industry other than “flowers were pretty”. His thirst for knowledge led him to follow in the vision that Anthony had til he could develop his own. It wasn’t long til that
confidence grew and florist could be added to his credentials as well. Concentrating on the operations side of the business, J works hard to keep the business efficient
while providing the most current care and handling techniques science has to offer. Participating in other avenues of the industry J joined the IRIS POS team in 2013,
along side with 2 of his colleagues they have created essential software to help any retail florist. In the quest to quench that thirst J has also decided to educate
himself in the wholesale floral side as well.
We look forward to the opportunity to serve your floral needs and hope you always KEEP BLOOMING!!
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