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Catherine's Distinctive Floral Designs

Virginia Beach , VA
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4001 Lombard Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23453 US (map)

PHONE

757-471-6963

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ABOUT US

Distinctive Floral Designs Master Designer and owner, Catherine Gustafson, has been an active designer in the floral industry for more than 35 years. Her involvement with flowers and... Read more
Distinctive Floral Designs Master Designer and owner, Catherine Gustafson, has been an active designer in the floral industry for more than 35 years. Her involvement with flowers and plants however, bloomed much earlier than that, working in her parents' greenhouse while growing up.

She started her designing career in Ohio as an apprentice. She continued with it when she followed her husband to Virginia Beach in 1981. She has used her talents to expand her expertise and creativity in the ever changing floral industry.

In 1993, Catherine was awarded her FTD Master Designer designation. This prestigious title includes denotes not only the knowledge and understanding of the elements of design, but also an in-depth understanding of the care and handling of flowers.

She strives to add that a special touch to all wedding and party designs and is known for her exceptional attention to detail which ensures that all her creations reflect the individual hopes and desires of each bride and groom. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Catherine is amazing! She has a creative mind and eye for beauty. She made a fabulous bouquet for me and my bridesmaids. She wrapped my moms dress around my bouquet and it was the perfect touch. She decorated the isle with beautiful flowers and mason jars. Everything looked amazing. Her recommendations were perfect and she created a beautiful layout for our wedding with the flowers and centerpieces. She did an incredible job!
Catherine is amazing! She has a creative mind and eye for beauty. She made a fabulous bouquet for me and my bridesmaids. Read more...
Catherine is amazing! She has a creative mind and eye for beauty. She made a fabulous bouquet for me and my bridesmaids. She wrapped my moms dress around my bouquet and it was the perfect touch. She decorated the isle with beautiful flowers and mason jars. Everything looked amazing. Her recommendations were perfect and she created a beautiful layout for our wedding with the flowers and centerpieces. She did an incredible job! Read less
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Candace
Wedding:
4/4/2015
5.0/5.0
Catherine is absolutely amazing! She is so talented and you can really tell that she loves what she does. I had a zen wedding theme so she made my bridesmaids boquets that they held in real bamboo stalks. My centerpieces were all covered in bamboo paper and everything was perfect and elegant. All I had to do was tell her the theme and colors and she did the rest. I would definitely reccomend Catherine for any event.
Catherine is absolutely amazing! She is so talented and you can really tell that she loves what she does. I had a zen Read more...
Catherine is absolutely amazing! She is so talented and you can really tell that she loves what she does. I had a zen wedding theme so she made my bridesmaids boquets that they held in real bamboo stalks. My centerpieces were all covered in bamboo paper and everything was perfect and elegant. All I had to do was tell her the theme and colors and she did the rest. I would definitely reccomend Catherine for any event. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Dear Catherine,

The purpose of this letter is to express my great and sincere satisfaction of my wedding flowers provided by Catherine’s Distinctive Flower Designs. Catherine can as a recommendation from a friend of mine, and Catherine exceeded our expectations in many ways. Starting with the fact that my original flower lady notified me she would not be able to provide the flowers about 7 weeks before our be day. The scramble was on with the need to find floweriest not busy on my wedding day, affordable as well as being able to pull it together in a short time period.

From the initial consult Catherine listed to what I hoped to have, provided us with several books of previous weddings that had designs similar to what I was after, and she even took the time to measure my hips and waist to ensure the bouquet of flowers would be a perfect fit.

On the big day Catherine delivered the most beautiful and perfect floral center pieces, bouquets, and boutonnières! She and her staff assisted in donning all the boutonnières on the men and even a shy little ring bearer. The flowers matched my wedding color precisely making it even a better day.

I would recommend Catherine for any flower occasion due to her thoughtful and thoroughness in consultation to her creative floral designs that perfectly fit your imagined vision on the big day!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Weber
Dear Catherine,

The purpose of this letter is to express my great and sincere satisfaction of my wedding flowers Read more...
Dear Catherine,

The purpose of this letter is to express my great and sincere satisfaction of my wedding flowers provided by Catherine’s Distinctive Flower Designs. Catherine can as a recommendation from a friend of mine, and Catherine exceeded our expectations in many ways. Starting with the fact that my original flower lady notified me she would not be able to provide the flowers about 7 weeks before our be day. The scramble was on with the need to find floweriest not busy on my wedding day, affordable as well as being able to pull it together in a short time period.

From the initial consult Catherine listed to what I hoped to have, provided us with several books of previous weddings that had designs similar to what I was after, and she even took the time to measure my hips and waist to ensure the bouquet of flowers would be a perfect fit.

On the big day Catherine delivered the most beautiful and perfect floral center pieces, bouquets, and boutonnières! She and her staff assisted in donning all the boutonnières on the men and even a shy little ring bearer. The flowers matched my wedding color precisely making it even a better day.

I would recommend Catherine for any flower occasion due to her thoughtful and thoroughness in consultation to her creative floral designs that perfectly fit your imagined vision on the big day!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Weber Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Catherine provided flowers for our wedding this past weekend. Let me just say they were the most beautiful arrangements I have ever seen! They were absolutely stunning. Catherine is so sweet and wonderful to work with. For our arrangements, we used ivory hydrangeas with white roses and lilies. They were displayed in tall glass vases with crystals hanging down. We were so excited about how amazing these flowers looked. Thank you SO much Catherine!!!
Catherine provided flowers for our wedding this past weekend. Let me just say they were the most beautiful arrangements I Read more...
Catherine provided flowers for our wedding this past weekend. Let me just say they were the most beautiful arrangements I have ever seen! They were absolutely stunning. Catherine is so sweet and wonderful to work with. For our arrangements, we used ivory hydrangeas with white roses and lilies. They were displayed in tall glass vases with crystals hanging down. We were so excited about how amazing these flowers looked. Thank you SO much Catherine!!! Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't begin to express how pleased I was with the gorgeous flower arrangements by Catherine at Distinctive Floral Designs; they were phenomenal!!! They were even more beautiful than I had pictured they would be. Working with Catherine was so easy. She is so talented and really puts her heart into trying to create just what you want. These flower arrangements were the most beautiful that I have ever seen! Many of our guests were saying the same thing and asking if they could take one home (and many of them did). If you choose to use Catherine for your special occasion, I promise you will not be disappointed.
I can't begin to express how pleased I was with the gorgeous flower arrangements by Catherine at Distinctive Floral Read more...
I can't begin to express how pleased I was with the gorgeous flower arrangements by Catherine at Distinctive Floral Designs; they were phenomenal!!! They were even more beautiful than I had pictured they would be. Working with Catherine was so easy. She is so talented and really puts her heart into trying to create just what you want. These flower arrangements were the most beautiful that I have ever seen! Many of our guests were saying the same thing and asking if they could take one home (and many of them did). If you choose to use Catherine for your special occasion, I promise you will not be disappointed. Read less
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Georgette
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Catherine is an amazing florist that captured my vision perfectly! My fall masquerade themed wedding reception couldn't have happened without Catherine's wonderful work. She was easy to contact and communicate with, and I highly recommend her!
Catherine is an amazing florist that captured my vision perfectly! My fall masquerade themed wedding reception couldn't Read more...
Catherine is an amazing florist that captured my vision perfectly! My fall masquerade themed wedding reception couldn't have happened without Catherine's wonderful work. She was easy to contact and communicate with, and I highly recommend her! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
If I could give her 10 stars I would!

When I met with Catherine, I didn't know a lot about flowers, or at least couldn't articulate what I wanted. I was able to tell her what I liked and what I didn't but didn't really know what I wanted for bouquets, centerpieces, etc.

I thought it was really neat that she listened to me, my likes and dislikes, and then asked if my job was one where I dealt with symmetry. I was pretty blown away because she was spot on! She then explained why I would lean towards certain flowers over others - the way my brain liked seeing things. I'm a science nerd and I thought it was really cool! (just an added bonus working with her)!
I can't stress how relaxing and stress free it is working with her. I had to call and make a few changes and it was no big deal and she also came up with some other ideas when making changes. She was always able to be reached by email and phone within the day which is a huge plus too!
I walked into my ceremony site and saw the bouquets and just about died. They were absolutely stunning! Beyond my wildest imagination of what they would look like!
After realizing that Catherine "got" me and what I wanted with the flowers for bouquets- I gave her creative freedom for the centerpieces and she again, wowed me and everyone at the reception. She put gorgeous centerpieces together!
I can't say enough wonderful things about Catherine's Distinctive Floral- Simply Amazing! I would absolutely recommend anyone use her!
If I could give her 10 stars I would!

When I met with Catherine, I didn't know a lot about flowers, or at least Read more...
If I could give her 10 stars I would!

When I met with Catherine, I didn't know a lot about flowers, or at least couldn't articulate what I wanted. I was able to tell her what I liked and what I didn't but didn't really know what I wanted for bouquets, centerpieces, etc.

I thought it was really neat that she listened to me, my likes and dislikes, and then asked if my job was one where I dealt with symmetry. I was pretty blown away because she was spot on! She then explained why I would lean towards certain flowers over others - the way my brain liked seeing things. I'm a science nerd and I thought it was really cool! (just an added bonus working with her)!
I can't stress how relaxing and stress free it is working with her. I had to call and make a few changes and it was no big deal and she also came up with some other ideas when making changes. She was always able to be reached by email and phone within the day which is a huge plus too!
I walked into my ceremony site and saw the bouquets and just about died. They were absolutely stunning! Beyond my wildest imagination of what they would look like!
After realizing that Catherine "got" me and what I wanted with the flowers for bouquets- I gave her creative freedom for the centerpieces and she again, wowed me and everyone at the reception. She put gorgeous centerpieces together!
I can't say enough wonderful things about Catherine's Distinctive Floral- Simply Amazing! I would absolutely recommend anyone use her! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Catherine's Flowers was EXACTLY what we were looking for, something non-commercial and nonconventional. I wanted a professionally trained florist without paying professional prices, and Catherine was our saving grace. Her in-home office and acute attention to detail, listening to our every request, and offering her professional opinion pulled our look together with class and value. She worked with our lanterns which we had purchased off of ebay, and provided the polished centerpieces we had hoped for. Highly recommend and would use Catherine for future events!
Catherine's Flowers was EXACTLY what we were looking for, something non-commercial and nonconventional. I wanted a Read more...
Catherine's Flowers was EXACTLY what we were looking for, something non-commercial and nonconventional. I wanted a professionally trained florist without paying professional prices, and Catherine was our saving grace. Her in-home office and acute attention to detail, listening to our every request, and offering her professional opinion pulled our look together with class and value. She worked with our lanterns which we had purchased off of ebay, and provided the polished centerpieces we had hoped for. Highly recommend and would use Catherine for future events! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Ms. Catherine was absolutely wonderful to work with. I was beyond impressed with the bouquet and floral arrangements that she created for my special. I will never use another florist again!
Ms. Catherine was absolutely wonderful to work with. I was beyond impressed with the bouquet and floral arrangements that Read more...
Ms. Catherine was absolutely wonderful to work with. I was beyond impressed with the bouquet and floral arrangements that she created for my special. I will never use another florist again! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Catherine is amazing. My flowers were absolutely gorgeous. I highly recommend this vendor. She is extremely responsive, fairly priced, and easy to work with.
Catherine is amazing. My flowers were absolutely gorgeous. I highly recommend this vendor. She is extremely responsive, Read more...
Catherine is amazing. My flowers were absolutely gorgeous. I highly recommend this vendor. She is extremely responsive, fairly priced, and easy to work with. Read less
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