No, it’s not Valentine’s Day, but love is in the air in Acadiana. If you’re planning a wedding, have an anniversary coming up, or just want to woo your person, you’re probably wondering where to find those items you need to make that wedding day or anniversary the special celebration it should be. All around Acadiana there are local shops and businesses that love to help you love when you say “Happy Anniversary!” or prepare for the wedding of the century.

Flowers

  • What’s a celebration without the flowers? (Well, the meaning of the day probably takes the cake, ha!) Order the perfect wedding-day, just ‘cause day, or anniversary arrangements from Les Amis Flowerland. (Psst. They offer a wide selection of bridal bouquets, wedding ceremony flowers, and centerpieces.) Pro-tip: find the perfect arrangement to match your current or throwback wedding colors + theme and add that floral spark to your par-tay. Don’t forget about Les Amis for your big love but smaller-than-a-big-thing thing, either! Say “I love you” to your partner with a custom floral arrangement. Bloom, baby, bloom!

  • Annie Taylor of Leona Sue's Florist is a passionate and talented florist who we fully believe makes wedding flower dreams come true. (Also, every day flower dreams, too!) You can have custom arrangements designed for everything from the rehearsal dinner to the wedding reception, a big anniversary to-do or a teeny gift to say “I know you’ll love this.” Annie is all about focusing on the emotional connection when she designs floral arrangements, so you can definitely count on feelings of joy and love when it comes to your person’s petals. (Seriously. She’s amazing.)

Refreshments

  • You know what’s great about a cake? The fact that it can be both a decoration and a refreshment. The Cake Room in Lafayette bakes cakes and other desserts that are both gorgeous and tasty. Make an appointment for tastings and find the perfect cake for your anni, surprise(!), or wedding day festivities.

  • Gambino's Bakery is well-known throughout Acadiana for delicious baked goods made from scratch with high-quality ingredients. It’s easy to set up an appointment with one of their wedding cake consultants to create the wedding cake of your dreams. Don’t let the love stop at your wedding! Order cakes or desserts from Gambino’s for anniversaries to show your partner just how sweet your love can be. Mmmhm. (Do that!)

  • You don’t want to serve just any old wine on your wedding day. You want a wine that tastes good and blends with the foods served at your reception. Ben Leger at My Somm is a professional and passionate sommelier who can recommend the perfect wine to fit your event and tastes. P.S. A nice bottle of wine makes a fantastic gift! Celebrate friends, you + yours, or the special day that needs to be done right! Contact Ben for amazing service + a sure way to end up satisfied.

  • A sweet and special day deserves a sweet and special dessert. Sky's the Limit Cakes can create practically any cake design you could dare to imagine. No matter the theme of your wedding, anniversary, or intimate dins, there’s a cake with your (and your partner’s!) name on it. Owner Skylar Manuel is all about creativity, so don’t hesitate to dream up something unique. Sky’s the Limit, y’all!

Gifts

  • Looking for the perfect gift for the happy couple? Need a present for the upcoming anniversary? The Silver Suitcase has darling gifts and treasures for men and women. They even go the extra mile with themed gift boxes already arranged, packaged, and ready for gifting. Find the perfect gift to say “I love you” or “congrats.”

  • Do you have the BEST wife or BEST husband in Acadiana? What about in the world? We bet you do! For your next anniversary, why not give your partner an award to let him or her know just how special you think they are. Awardmaster makes custom trophies and awards. You can also have a special gift, like jewelry or leather, engraved. Creative juices flowing? Commemorate an inside joke or a nickname you know your significant other will love. Pro-tip: love the idea but not sure they will? Couple this creative + thoughtful gift with something you know they’ll adore, even if it’s something small.

Wearables

  • Asking a special someone to marry you? Or maybe you did years ago + it’s time for an upgrade (or replacement for lost jewels, sad face)? Want to surprise someone with the best of the best? No worries. Find the perfect piece (or the perfect ring for popping the question!) at Armentor Jewelers. Shop from bracelets, necklaces, earrings, wedding bands, and other jewelry in a range of colors and styles. Make this big moment a BIG! moment with Armentor.

  • Make sure that tux or dress fits perfect for your big day. At Breaux Cleaners you can have clothing altered so that you look great and feel comfortable in your party, anni, and wedding wear. Breaux Cleaners also offers wedding dress cleaning and preservation for those precious moments! Your wedding gown is cleaned, boxed, and sealed so you can preserve your dress along with those precious memories from your special day. Pro-tip: for anniversaries, display the wedding gown or incorporate the tangible things you kept from the day you said “I do.” Extra special!

Of course, when you get down to the core, what makes your wedding or anniversary so special is the people involved. When you shop with these local Acadiana businesses, you know that you’re not only getting the products and services that you need, but you’re working with business owners who truly care about making you and the people involved in your day happy and at ease. Find these businesses (and awesome perks!) on Towny. You’ll support the local economy + these local business owners’ dreams (+ get rewarded for doing it). Towny!