Lucy’s Informal Flowers is a full service floral shop located at 311 Oak Street in Hood River. Lucy’s offers flowers arranged or by the stem, plants, cards and gifts. At Lucy’s they gather flowers, plants, containers, glass and gifts from the finest sources, artisans, and designers.
In addition to these more tangible offerings, if you have visited Lucy’s or worked with the shop over the phone, you know Lucy’s also offers an experience. Lucy Gorman is an accommodating listener who takes pride in forming partnerships with clients to bring the best finished product possible. At Lucy’s, you can expect a designer who understands flowers are more than an accessory to your color palette, they are experiential art that brings life and beauty to your event.
With a working capital loan from the Columbia River Gorge Oregon Investment Board, staffed by Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, Lucy’s Informal Flowers was able to complete maintenance on their delivery vehicle and flower cooler so they can continue to provide beautiful flowers for a wide variety of clients in the Columbia River Gorge.
Lucy’s prides itself on being a local leader in the wedding and events industry. From flower farmers and markets, Gorman believes in locally sourced products and works hard to support a variety of vendors that bring a floral vision to life with the natural splendor of this wild and beautiful region. “While we have a special affection for local, each item is hand-picked for its unique qualities and attention to design trends – whether from the Pacific Northwest or ethically sourced from around the world,” said Gorman.
Gorman has a background in sportswear pattern design and color consultation in the fashion industry. By chance, she was asked to place a flower on a cake, and with that began her passion for understanding the elements of floral arrangements, from color and texture to size and scale. An opportunity came about to design at the Columbia Gorge Hotel, and in the time since she has been the exclusive floral designer for Cherry Hills Farms, designed flowers for every scale of wedding and event – from celebrities to local businesses and individuals.
“We offer a wide range of design styles to accommodate your specific tastes and special occasions. Each arrangement is intentional, handmade and is as individual as the person who receives it,” said Gorman. “Anything we don’t have in stock can be specially ordered and available as quickly as the next day,” she added.
Mid-Columbia Economic Development District operates a number of business loan programs, including funds through the Columbia River Gorge Oregon Investment Board. The MCEDD Loan Programs are available to entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and existing businesses doing business in the five county (Sherman, Hood River, Wasco, Klickitat and Skamania) Mid-Columbia area. This loan program is part of MCEDD’s efforts to strengthen and support the region’s economy. For more information on MCEDD’s Loan Program, visit www.mcedd.org.?