History

About Flowers by Coley

Our Story

Right out of her garage, Kristy Weinzimer launched her event planning company, Who Invited You, in 2000 as she broke into the wedding and floral industries with her unique design sensibilities and passion for customer experience. With an appetite to grow, Kristy accepted the floral torch from Ken and Penny Coley and purchased Flowers by Coley in 2007.

Today, Flowers by Coley operates out of San Diego and Orange County as a local flower and gift shop with specialty in event services and custom floral designs.

Visit our online store to plan your next wedding, corporate event, or custom bouquet order! With loyal clientele and valued patrons since 1973, we aim to uphold our mission statement and quality service.

Our discriminating strength is our ability in customizing décor for all types of events using a unique concept for each client. We utilize unique materials and our creativity to combine impact, performance, and budget while our clients benefit from our complete in-house production facility.

Timeline

1962 – Ken Coley began his work in the floral industry
1973 – Ken and his wife, Penny, purchased Wendy’s Flower and Floral Exchange in Sports Arena
1980 – Ken and Penny opened Flowers by Coley after purchasing the Plant House in El Cajon
1985 – Mission Gorge Road & Aero Drive locations opened
2000 – Ruffin Road location opened
2007 – Kristy Weinzimer bought Flowers by Coley and merged Who Invited You Inc.
2013 – Kristy moved both businesses to Kearny Mesa as the main flagship store
2014 – Kristy expanded the retail storefront in Orange County at a boutique mall

Our Floral Industry Representation

For over three decades, the Coleys took leadership in the floral community by serving on various boards in efforts to connect the flower shop network around the nation. Together they served on the Society of American Florists Retail council during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

FTD
Ken served as the following:

1987- FTD Board of Directors (3 year term)
1991- FTD Vice President
1992- FTD President
1993- FTD Chairman of the Board
1993-2015 Interflora Board of Directors

SAF
Penny served as:

Mid-90’s- Society of American Florist Board of Directors (3 year term)

Kristy serves as:

A member of San Diego Chapter’s National Association for Catering & Events, Executive Women’s International, Thursday Club Juniors, and San Diego Association of Bridal Consultation.

Community Contribution & Involvement

Friends of Vista Hill
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Make a Wish Foundation
Rescue Mission
San Diego LGBT Community
San Diego State University
Voices for Children

Since taking ownership of Flowers by Coley, Kristy has participated in many donations and partnerships to non-profit charities with determination to better the lives of abused youth, foster children, and her overall community.

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