February has rolled around once again, and we couldn’t help but spread a little more love ourselves this month by featuring not one, but two deserving businesses in our community – The White Willow Designs and Cahaba Flowers. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, these two businesses are ready to help you show your loved ones just how much they mean to you! After all, there is very little that a well put together bouquet can’t say.  


Monthly Business Appreciation: White Willow Designs  

Having been in business since 2017 but a recent addition to the Bibb County community, The White Willow Designs moved onto Main Street in West Blocton in the fall of 2023. Sisters as well as co-owners and operators, Sheri Gilbert and Jodi Lambert renovated their building into a gorgeous storefront that showcases their sense of style with their seasonal decor that catches the eye of customers and passersby alike.  

The journey of The White Willow Designs began with a simple yet profound question: What encapsulates their dedication to the love of flowers while embodying the essence of grace, strength, and resilience? After numerous brainstorming sessions and heartfelt discussions, the answer emerged in the form of: The White Willow Designs. The name, as explained by the co-founders, symbolizes not only the enduring beauty of the white willow tree but also reflects their unwavering commitment to creativity and innovation in floral design. It’s a name that resonates with the spirit of their craft – one that embraces the ephemerality of flowers while celebrating their timeless allure. 

Community lies at the core of The White Willow Designs’ philosophy. For them, being part of a community is more than just a business strategy; it’s a deeply ingrained value rooted in their love for people. Within the community, they find not only a platform for growth, but also a profound sense of purpose. As a floral company, community translates into being present in people’s lives during moments of joy and sorrow alike. From crafting fresh floral arrangements for weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries to offering solace and support during times of loss and grief, The White Willow Designs stands as a steadfast companion through life’s myriad of milestones. “We love being a part of a community because we love people,” the co-owners shared in a single sentiment.  

Not only do they design and decorate for events themselves, but they also offer rentals for events as well. When planning your special day, if you find yourself needing linens, vessels for flowers, balloon arches, or serving platters, The White Willow Designs has you covered. From darling to dazzling, Sheri and Jodi are happy to talk with you about available decor options that will help bring your event dreams to life.  

The White Willow Designs have introduced their Valentine’s Day collection, offering a range of thoughtful gifts suitable for expressing affection and appreciation. Customers can explore the selection either in-store or by placing orders online through their Facebook page, which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/thewhitewillowevents.  

In-store shopping hours are from 10 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Saturday and extended until 7 PM on February 14th. Those opting for online orders can conveniently choose from a variety of flower arrangements and sweets with the option for pick-up or delivery. For inquiries or to place orders, individuals can reach out by phone at 205-533-1081 (Sheri) or 205-368-3540 (Jodi). The Valentine’s offerings include floral arrangements of different sizes, sweets for the sweetest tooth, and even surprise treats – all crafted with care to make the day special for your loved ones. 

Located at 715 Main Street, West Blocton, AL 35184, The White Willow Designs stands at the ready to make your loved ones’ day. If you prefer email, they may also be reached at thewhitewillowevents@gmail.com.  

With a blend of professionalism and heartfelt passion, The White Willow Designs offers more than just floral arrangements – it’s an invitation to partake in their journey of beauty, creativity, and community, one arrangement at a time.