MOUNT AIRY, MARYLAND, January 14, 2019. — Ellie Bonde and Rene Bonde Shiffler are pleased to announce that Blossom & Basket Boutique has been selected as a 2019 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings awards and a 2019 winner of the renowned WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards©.

The Knot Best of Weddings awards is an accolade representing the highest – and most -rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, a leading wedding planning brand and app. In 2019, only four percent of hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals listed on The Knot received this distinguished award.  Already an official member of The Hall of Fame, this is the 10th year in a row Blossom & Basket Boutique has won The Knot Best of wedding awards.

WeddingWire, Inc., a leading global online wedding marketplace, annually celebrates the top wedding professionals on WeddingWire across more than 20 service categories, from venues and caterers to florists and photographers.  These distinguished vendors exhibit superior professionalism, responsiveness, service and quality when interacting with the five million monthly consumers to turn to WeddingWire to help ease their wedding planning process.

Blossom & Basket Boutique received this esteemed award based on their outstanding experience working with real newlyweds.  WeddingWire features more than three million reviews and these notable vendors all received prompt, reliable and quality feedback.  2019 award will mark the 11th year in a row that Blossom & Basket Boutique has received the WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards©.

“I love flowers, I love floral design, and I love weddings – getting to work with couples to create the flowers that make their design boards come to life is truly a privilege. I’m so honored that year after year my brides, grooms, and families feel that I have accomplished what I set out to do – making their floral dreams come true.” – Rene Bonde Shiffler

About Blossom & Basket Boutique

 Blossom & Basket Boutique is owned by Ellie Bonde and Rene Bonde Shiffler, a mother daughter team, and is located in beautiful downtown Mount Airy, Maryland.

Rene and the “Blossom” team are the artists responsible for all the beautiful floral designs. They are a very talented crew able to create a custom design just for you to celebrate a special day, help you plan the most meaningful memorial for your loved one or work with you to create the wedding of your dreams. They have received many awards and accolades over the years, but the best compliment is a repeat customer!

Ellie and the “Boutique” team are the friendly faces ready to greet you when you visit our shop. They have a wide variety of product lines to help with gift giving or gifting to yourself – Spartina Handbags & Jewelry, Nora Fleming Serve Ware, Michel Soaps & Lotions, Unwined Candles, Sandy’s Sugar Shack, Wilbur Chocolates, Simply Noelle Handbags & Fashion, Peepers, Providence Center Pottery & Woodcraft, Naked Bee, Jessie Smith Wall Art and a full line of gourmet goodies all ready to be made into delightful gift baskets.

Blossom & Basket Boutique has proudly served Mount Airy and surrounding communities for over 17 years.

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