Fifty Years (or more!) of Wedded Bliss at Gatherings!
Ike and Joey Celebrating 72 YEARS of Marriage!

Ike and Joey Celebrating 72 YEARS of Marriage!

Gatherings was blessed to be able to share it’s space with many Lynden area couples who are celebrating 50 years (or more) of wedded matrimony this year!

Vintage tea style decor for the special couples.

Vintage tea style decor for the special couples.

We were recently very happy to be able to donate our space to the local Lynden Community Senior Center to host a special gathering for those celebrating 50+ years of marriage. The event was very well attended and was enjoyed by all. Many local businesses were generous to donate their time and talents with a luncheon, wedding cakes, decor, doorprizes and volunteerism. We think these types of gatherings are what make our local community great!

A wonderful turnout for the special occasion.

A wonderful turnout for the special occasion.

Many in attendance had never had the chance to see our space used in a gathering atmosphere; what a treat! It was fun for us to hear all about how much they enjoyed their time here that day…hearing each other’s stories… while listening to wedding style music performed by local volunteers. What a wonderful community we are a part of.

Thanks so much to all who attended and made this Gathering possible!

Decor: Rustic Cottage

Luncheon Food: The Green Barn

Sponsors: Lynden Manor & Meadow Greens

Hosts: Gatherings by Grandiflora

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Bellingham Alive Magazine Feature & Fall Pop-Up Schedule

We are really excited to be featured in the latest issue of

Bellingham Alive Magazine


Have you gotten your copy yet? There are many other wonderful retailers featured in and about Whatcom County as well.


Their July issue deals with all things interior decorating and shopping…it’s the perfect magazine to grab when you are headed to a local beach this summer!


If you find yourself by a local news stand…you can grab your own copy today! It’s a good read with plenty of interior inspiration for your decorating needs.

Hope your summer is off to a great start!!

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A Gatherings Photo Shoot. Part Four: The Booking Sale!

So, you might want to book an event…

well, have we got an offer for you!

Since our pop-up shops don’t resume until September, and our space is pretty open this summer…we are looking to get the venue booked as much as we possibly can. Frankly, being new to this side of things….we need to get the word out about how great this venue is!

Since you are our finest loyal customers, we thought that you might be able to help us to get the word out. Do you know of someone searching for a WEEKEND venue for an Intimate Wedding, a 50th Anniversary Party or even a big Birthday Bash? Why not pass this info on?

Sure, you can help us keep the Grandiflora Pop-Up Shops going by attending again this fall and Christmas…but we hope that you can also help us fill our open dates for this summer as well.

How can we accomplish this together you might ask?

Why…. have a Booking SALE of course!

Book any available WEEKEND DAY (Friday, Saturday or Sunday in June, July or August) and mention the words:

“Photo Shoot Part Four”

and receive 30% off your booking fee!

Want to know more? Just head on over to our event venue page and see what we have to offer. Wondering what dates are available? Just head to the bottom of this page to view the booking calendar. Curious as to what the fees are? Here is the link to our pricing guide…but remember…all weekend days in June, July and August are 30% off if you mention the words: “Photo Shoot Part Four” when you contact us to book at:

We look forward to helping you host your next summer soiree here at

Gatherings by Grandiflora!

P.S. Our Christmas dates are also booking up quickly. Truly it’s the most wonderful time of the year to book Gatherings! Don’t wait to get your Christmas or New Year’s party booked…it will be here before you know it! We would love to help you celebrate the holidays in style!

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A Gatherings Photo Shoot. Part Three: The Ceremony

Part Three: The Ceremony

Are you ready for the ceremony to start? You’ve found your free parking spot. You’ve come in either the stately front steps, or through the imported Italian wrought iron garden gates. You’ve deposited your gift in the proper spot and signed the guest book. Lovely music is wafting through the air & lights are twinkling. Flowers, tables and chairs await the celebration soon to come…

Why don’t you come upstairs for a charming spot to sit and witness this beautiful union…

She enters the room and everyone stands to see her in her finest hour…everything glows from the candle light…especially the bride.

…and there he waits for her, his bride.

What a lovely atmosphere. Clean lined, simple…yet charming. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy this special intimate occasion.

Before you know it, they are wed! Congratulations are issued all around and flower bouquets are tossed. Maybe you catch it…maybe it’s your turn to plan an intimate Gathering of your own?

They genuinely look so happy and as the party continues on, they slink off together…

What a lovely day it has been. A huge occasion in a cozy atmosphere. A cozy Gathering of family, friends and co-workers. Everyone coming together to celebrate this loving couple…and it all started with a simple booking.

Stay tuned for the next installment:

Part Four: The Booking SALE!

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A Gatherings Photo Shoot. Part Two: The Meet Cute

Part Two: The Meet Cute

We’re back with the second photo-shoot installment of why Gatherings by Grandiflora is the perfect place for you to host an intimate wedding or soiree…

You’re probably wondering…what’s a “meet cute”??? Some of you may know…but here’s the basic definition:

“Used in film, a “Meet Cute” is an amusing or charming first encounter between two characters that leads to the development of a romantic relationship between them.”

Frankly, we can’t imagine a more “meet cute” situation than this!

Our garden area is perfect for photo ops. The light is almost always beautiful…and when the right music is drifting on the breeze from our state of the art audio system…you’ll get lost in the charm that can only be enhanced by the rhythm of the waterfall trickling into the pond.

There you have it…the meet cute! We have the perfect photogenic venue, the flowers, the bride and the groom….so let’s get this ceremony going!

Stay tuned for the next installment…

Part Three: The Ceremony

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A Gatherings Photo Shoot. Part One: Behind the Scenes...

It all begins with a booking.

Are you getting ready to plan an intimate wedding (or any event really)? Have you thought about Gatherings by Grandiflora? We wanted to show you how you can utilize our space here at Gatherings for your next event. In order to do that, we hosted a bevvy of talented local business women for a beautiful wedding shoot.

Let’s first take a peek at the behind the scenes set-up…

We know as a shopper here at Grandiflora, it’s sometimes difficult to picture what the space looks like when it’s not in “Pop-Up Shop” mode. So to begin…we thought a photo shoot might be a fun way to see how the second floor could be used for a wedding ceremony.

Gatherings makes the perfect back drop for nearly every style of event. So, how do you improve upon our amazing space? Just add gorgeous florals and accessories onto handsome structures. This fun ceremony backdrop was supplied by Barb De Loof from Rustic Glam Rental Company.

Alison Wiebe from Al & Bloom is the talented lady you see in the photos working her floristry magic. It’s amazing how pretty flowers can just set the mood for an unforgettable event isn’t it?

Elizabeth Hayes from Beauty by Elizabeth Marie applies just the right amount of make-up to compliment the natural beauty of this happy bride while Erica Appel from Crowns of Gold Styling whips her locks into an intricate and beautiful braid. Last but not least, Ashley Hayes from Ashley Hayes Photography captures all the exciting behind-the-scenes moments.

The neutral backdrop palette of Gatherings is just perfect for any event color scheme. The natural light is glorious during the day and the dimmable party lighting throughout the space at night…truly enhances the charming mood.

Each of these talented business ladies whipped the space up into a romantic atmosphere.…and the bride? Well, stay tuned to see how beautiful her hair, make-up and wedding attire turn out…

Stay tuned for Part Two: The Meet Cute…

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Pop-Up One Day SALE 50%-75% Off! This Saturday Only 11AM-3PM

As promised…here are the preview photos for our

One Floor, One Day Only Grandiflora “Garage Sale Style” Pop-Up Shop!

Everything is 50%-75% Off!

Limited to stock on hand & all sales are final.

This Saturday May 18th only from 11AM - 3PM.

(Please note the time change from our pop-up shop flyer.)

Remember this is our LAST pop-up shop of the Spring season. We need to make room for the new gifts, accessories and decor which will be coming in all summer long for your fall and Christmas shopping!

Don’t be late…we’ll see you then!

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Saturday's Pop-up Shop is all about the FLOWERS...& a SALE!


That’s right…only one more day for our pop-up shop! This Saturday from 10-5 we’ll be featuring Cheri Bargen from Eidle Wilde & Jodi Sparber from Jodi Sparber Art. Both of these talented ladies will be featuring their wonderful artistry through florals!


Grandiflora is also really excited to be offering 30% off all faux floral stems (excludes faux greens) in honor of Mother’s Day!

Come early for the best selection of beautiful fresh floral arrangements, hearty dahlia tubers gorgeous watercolors & of course all the lovely home decor, jewelry and accessories we usually carry here at Grandiflora! On top of all that…all the faux floral stems and bunches will be 30 % off at the register.

Don’t forget Mother’s Day is fast approaching…and we know that Mom’s LOVE Grandiflora goodies just like you do! So we’ll see you Saturday between 10 & 5!

Happy Weekend!

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Two Giveaways, Watercolors, Fresh Flowers & A Pop-Up Shop Extravaganza!

Hello again everyone! It’s time…time for another

Grandiflora Pop-Up Shopping Experience!

Whoo-Hoo! We can’t wait to share all our spring goodies with you this weekend:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

from 10 AM - 5 PM

Right here at

Gatherings by Grandiflora

719 Grover St., Lynden.


We are so excited about our biggest pop-up shop of spring…that we are offering TWO giveaways on social media! Enter to win on Facebook and Instagram. Win one for yourself…and one for your mom! Mother’s Day is coming after all…and Grandiflora is the perfect place to find the best little gift to make her heart sing!


Speaking of hearts singing…we are super stoked that Jodi Sparber was willing to come and spend time with us this weekend sharing her amazing artwork!


You will be blown away by the sheer talent that this sweet friend of ours has with pen, pencil, ink and watercolors. You can purchase her artwork during the pop-up….or even book a custom portrait session for a mom in your life! We know we want Jodi to capture our kids/grandkids sometime soon!


As if that weren’t enough…Cheri Bargen from Eidle Wilde will be back with her beautiful fresh floral bouquets! Yippee! We love us some fresh flowers…am I right?!?!


Cheri has a talent for picking just the right flowers to grow from scratch at her local florist-farm. We all get a little weak in the knees when we see her loading in all the pretty bouquets.


We’ll bet she sells out quickly again…so be here on Saturday morning at 10 AM to get the best selection!


We’ll be sharing preview photos of the pop-up shop sometime really soon. The shop is PACKED with lots of Spring color! We’ve also got our perennial favorites for your home as well. You don’t want to miss this one!

Save those dates…Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 25, 26 and 27 from 10 AM to 5 PM Bring your friends….or your mom! Make a day of it…and celebrate Spring!

More info coming soon…

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