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.
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Brittany · Married on 04/11/2015
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!Sent on 04/14/2015
Candace · Married on 04/04/2015
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.Sent on 04/13/2015
Jennifer · Married on 12/13/2014
Dear Catherine,Sent on 01/05/2015
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!
I love working with Catherine and her team! Not only does Catherine make such beautiful floral arrangements her team is always and willing to help! During a busy wedding day, her staff will stay to help put bouts on grooms and make sure everyone is taken care of!
Catherine is a talented and experience colleague. She is a joy to know and work with.
I love working with Catherine, she is professional and knows her flowers. I have seen great things come from her!