Matthew Dover was studying graphic design and sculpture at Wichita State University when he was exposed to the floral design business and a few international designers through a part-time job delivering flowers.
He always imagined himself as an entrepreneur with a small business, and now that’s what he has with Beards Floral Design, which he named after his signature full beard.
The shop at 926 W. Second St. is 3 years old.
“It’s more like an art studio or a mechanic’s shop,” Dover said.
He said he’s not into traditional “pretty” bouquets.
“We build arrangements.”
There’s definitely room in this market. We all deserve a choice.
We estimate our collection’s worth somewhere around $20,000 right now.