Avant Garden Floral

Holly Strudthoff

Hi, I'm Holly, the owner and lead designer of Avant Garden Floral.  Avant Garden Floral has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember.  I have always loved flowers, and I grew up designing wedding bouquets out of hydrangea heads for my two younger sisters in my mom and grandma's gardens.  My mom, who is my partner in this venture, helps me with everything from arranging some of our most beautiful and natural arrangements to keeping my sanity.  She lovingly tends five acres of flowers on my parents' farm and is kind enough to share many of her beautiful blooms (as well as her extensive knowledge of plant life) with us to use in our most specialized designs.

Avant Garden Floral is a boutique-style floral business. We are currently located in a studio in my home in Fremont, Nebraska.  Working from home has so many benefits for me, the best part being that I get to work in the happiest environment that I can think of.  I am fortunate enough to have everything that a traditional floral shop has, including three floral coolers, storage for our many rental items, a great big sink, a great big coffee pot (which is a necessity), a well stocked work area, and a happy yellow canary that makes me feel as if it is spring in our house even on the coldest of Nebraska winter days.  I also have great relationships with floral warehouses in Nebraska, South Dakota, and California.  These wonderful people keep me in flowers all year round and deliver flowers from all over the world right to my door. 

I am also blessed with a great family.  My parents, of course;  two beautiful daughters, who have impeccable taste and are so helpful in keeping me on the right design track;  a wonderful and patient husband, who you will probably meet when we deliver flowers to your event;  and a sweet little grandson who is literally my right hand man.

I am thrilled to have met so many new friends and great business partners in this adventure.  I can't tell you how much that means to me.  I am looking forward to meeting you and am so happy that we will be working together soon.

Holly

This picture makes me laugh and reminds me that In the end, it is marriage that counts!!  My husband of 30 years ready to catch me if I fall off of the ladder at a wedding installation.

This picture makes me laugh and reminds me that In the end, it is marriage that counts!!  My husband of 30 years ready to catch me if I fall off of the ladder at a wedding installation.