Most of one wall in Jan Reese's office is layered with tacked-up thank-you note upon thank-you note from brides complimenting her staff's work on their bouquets and table arrangements.

Most of one wall in Jan Reese's office is layered with tacked-up thank-you note upon thank-you note from brides complimenting her staff's work on their bouquets and table arrangements.

Reese has cemented her business, Flowers on Orchard Lane, as a go-to boutique for all things bridal.

To increase interest from those who, say, aren't planning a wedding, Flowers on Orchard Lane has gradually expanded its retail focus.

A selection of sarcastic and artistic card lines makes the shop a Downtown destination for greeting cards for all occasions. Gift items like essential oils and all-natural soaps from Pre de Provence round out the choices.

And, of course, there are flowers. A variety of ready-to-go bouquets are always available near the front of the store, Reese said.

"During these six months [between wedding seasons], we're really going to try to let people know that we sell single stems, we sell bouquets; I have roses all the time," she said.

One of the shop's specialties is arrangements that include garden roses - a heavily petaled, almost peony-like variety that are popular with brides and available in all sorts of shades.

And if you need a vase, Flowers on Orchard Lane has them, from quirky beaker shapes to tall and sleek picks. Plus, much of their gift-wrapping supplies - like foil wrapping paper and thick, rich ribbons in every color - are on sale right now.

The back half of the retail space is more bridal-focused. Wedding accessories like cake toppers, vases, baskets and centerpiece decor can be purchased or rented, and candles and ribbons of every color are available. Flowers on Orchard Lane also has fun with "bride" and "bridesmaid" totes, "flower girl" T-shirts and heart-shaped confetti.

The shop got its name from its original location in Clintonville, where it provided bouquets for independent groceries and then expanded into weddings before moving Downtown two years ago.

"We love it Downtown," Reese said. "It was natural for the business to expand."