When a Bouquet is More Than Just a Bouquet
For Amanda Witmer of Everyone Deserves Flowers, family takes precedence—but passion is a close second For many of us, our professional trajectory has taken many of twists and turns. For Amanda Witmer, owner and head designer of Everyone Deserves Flowers in York, it has always included flowers.
From her first job ever working in a flower shop to operating her own wedding flower and decoration business, passion remained at the core. Somewhere along the line, Witmer, pictured above, started a blog called Everyone Deserves Flowers that talked a little about design, but mostly about mom life. Eventually, the blog withered, but the wedding flower business took off. “It ended up becoming what it is today just completely accidentally,” Witmer says. Today, Witmer is known by brides across the county for her communication, reliability and—of course— timeless style. Witmer says, “My personal style is light and airy. I love working with neutrals and just making classic elements that you’re not going to look back in 10 years and wonder, ‘Why did I use orange and purple together?’” Witmer has built a name for herself, earning a spot in Susquehanna Style’s Best of York awards, and partnering with local venues like John Wright, Historic Ashland, and The Booking House, where Everyone Deserves Flowers is a preferred vendor.
It has been years since Witmer designed her own wedding (“I don’t recommend anyone doing that,” she says) and she now plans and executes more than 60 events per year. Witmer makes the magic happen, in a garage that she converted into a workspace—a convenience that saved her big time after the birth of her youngest daughter. Days after giving birth, she prepped wedding flowers while her baby slept and was able to put up an arch on the bride’s big day, just over a week after her delivery. “I honestly have such a dedication to my brides,” Witmer says emphatically. “It doesn’t matter what’s thrown our way, we’re going to make this work for you.”
Through her work with Attorney Haley Rohrbaugh at CGA Law Firm, Witmer has been able to ensure she’s covering all the business bases. Witmer says, “Through COV I D a n d t h e s e unprecedented times, I wasn’t sure where my business stood with its written contract. I wanted to make sure Everyone Deserves Flowers was covering all important points in our written agreement.” Haley, Witmer says, has kept her business’ best interest at heart, making her partnership with CGA feel more like a genuine friendship than anything.
What is your hope for York County in the next five years? “My hope for York County in the next 5-years is that we continue to come together to make it a safer, more diverse and inclusive place to live, work, and visit. I hope we continue to embrace change for the better. We have, as a community, made great strides toward these goals and I see a bright and colorful future ahead for York County.” — Haley Rohrbaugh, Attorney at CGA Law Firm
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