Susan was a GEM to work with. She started off with a phone call to listen to what I wanted and what my budget was. From there she requested to meet at the venue, which no other florist I met with did, to walk through and visualize every detail I wanted to get the full picture- and she brought her husband to help. Any time I had a question, wanted to meet up to review things, she answered without hesitation. She was so incredibly detailed with every tiny thing I wanted. And if you are having a winter wedding, their handmade garland is STUNNING. I could not have done better myself with all of my centerpieces and overall esthetic I was looking for for our special day. I honestly cannot say enough good things about Susan. If you are looking for someone who pays attention to detail and really truly cares about your wedding day like it was her own, the flower smithy is your florist! 10/10 would recommend over and over again.
— Kendra H, December 2018
The Flower Smithy truly made our wedding THE BEST DAY EVER. I cannot express how wonderful Susan and her husband Bill were to work with. My husband and I live out of state and Susan and Bill went above and beyond to accommodate us. They were so kind and easy to work with every step of the way. A few months before the wedding Susan came and toured the venue with us and took us to her flower supplier to get a feel of exactly what we were looking for. Our arrangements turned out even more gorgeous than I had expected and I still constantly get compliments from our guests raving about how beautiful all of our flowers were. Not only did Susan and Bill help set everything up, they pinned boutonnieres, arranged flowers in my hair and flower girls hair, and generously provided extra items, babys breath, candle votives and wrought iron easel for us to borrow on our special day. They made sure everything went seamlessly and treated us like family. I cannot thank them enough for all they did!! Susan and I still keep in touch via email and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND The Flower Smithy for anyone getting married in the Nashville /Middle Tennessee area!!!”
— Hilary T. 10/17/18

Working with Susan was the best experience we could have asked for. The flowers, from the bride to the cake and table decor, were perfect. She truly was a joy to work with and after meeting with her and making selections we left feeling assured she would do the best job and she certainly did. I have always loved to hire someone who is passionate about their work because they are more likely to do a great job....The Flower Smithy fits that perfectly.
— Belinda J. October 18

Susan was the best! I didn’t know exactly what I was looking for and couldn’t really describe a specific vision in mind. She asked some simple questions and pitched a few ideas and produced beautiful arrangements. She was lovely and personable to work with. I have nothing but good things to say about her! DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!!

We had a tremendously positive experience with The Flower Smithy recently for my daughter’s wedding. I highly recommend Susan. She gave amazing attention to detail, tireless updates to our order, full accuracy on the order, tremendous day-of attention and all with complete professionalism and easy to work with pleasant demeanor. She gave valuable advice and suggestions, for example attending a flower expo with us to find out what was eye pleasing and what shades of certain colors we liked. She made a table/altar runner without being asked. We had a very large wedding party and she did not forget even one detail, including making multiple stops to multiple venues, moving arrangements, and waiting patiently for other vendors who were late, which through off her schedule. She completed all that she set out to do and always with a smile. The flower arrangements were sturdy and beyond beautiful. She even included four of my favorite flowers in my mother’s corsage. She was the last one to leave the reception venue that night. Susan is amazing and amazing to work with.
— Margaret R. August 2018

My Promise

"I will work collaboratively with you to interpret your vision for this most special day. From initial consultations right up until the day of your wedding, I want you to feel confident that everything will come together-- perfectly!" 

- Susan Ables



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About Me

My name is susan ables

I inherited my life-long love of gardening and flowers from my grandmother. Over time, my passion grew into a business - The Flower Smithy.  My first "clients" were family and friends, that hasn't changed.  We are, and will always be, a small family owned business.    

I highly recommend flowers by The Flower Smithy. Susan’s talent for creating gorgeous flower arrangements is just one reason to hire her. She has extensive knowledge with regard to using particular flowers at certain times of the year, which is important since you want your flowers to last through the whole ceremony and reception. Susan went out of her way to make our my wedding bouquets and other arrangements absolutely beautiful. She was prompt to all meetings and on the day of the wedding, she and her team worked tirelessly to make it all happen. Susan is a lovely lady to work with!

— Rachel S.

The Flower Smithy is the best! The Flower Smithy. owned and run by Susan, was such a pleasure to work with for our daughter’s wedding.

We actually contacted Susan based on previous five star reviews and The Flower Smithy completely lived up to every glowing review. We were planning our daughter’s Nashville wedding from out of state and Susan was very accommodating to meet with us during our limited time when we visited Nashville. From our initial telephone conversation, to meeting Susan at the flower mart so our daughter could see what kind of flowers she liked, to coming with us to view the layout of our venue, to inviting us to her home workshop to discuss exactly what our daughter and fiancé wanted, to sending us inspiration pictures….Susan and her husband, with their calm manners, were pure professionals and completely welcoming.

Since we didn’t know exactly what we wanted, Susan was able to bring to life a vision just by talking with us and having our daughter pick out the flowers and colors she liked at the flower mart. Susan went above and beyond in creating our daughter’s bridal and bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres, flower girl headpiece, flower toppers for lanterns placed down the aisle, two types of table centerpieces for round tables plus garland with blooms and candles for head table, cake flowers, greenery and flowers for a memorial bookshelf and huppah floral arrangements - all within staying on budget. Not only did Susan create the flower arrangements for the huppah we used, she offered (without us asking) to purchase fabric, sew and install the draping canopy which turned out so beautiful.

Susan and her husband were so easy for us to work with. And everything was delivered and set up right on time. Throughout our planning stages Susan was creative, talented, accessible and flexible. We highly recommend The Flower Smithy!

Ilene D. July 2018