Established in 1995 by David Michael Schmidt, Renaissance Floral Design started as a floral event company. David had a long history in the catering and events business, working in major metropolitan areas and felt the Capital Region’s event designs were lacking, he believed the area would benefit from some new ideas.
Combining his experience in restaurant management, catering and a passion for design, he started making arrangements in his home and providing floral centerpieces for the events he would cater. The designs were popular and the demand grew. Soon it was too much for a home business and Renaissance Floral Design officially opened in a little 700 square foot shop in Loudonville in 1995. Focusing on couture weddings, event design, and everyday celebrations, Renaissance Floral Design quickly became the area’s premiere florist. Working with select floral suppliers and focusing on quality flowers, a Renaissance arrangement was a unique and different type of floral artistry, and it was becoming in-demand for homes and businesses.
By 2004 it was apparent that the little shop in Loudonville seemed smaller and smaller, in addition to flowers David also sought unique gift items, outdoor elements and home décor, another market he felt the area was lacking. A move to a new location on Western Avenue provided the space needed for the growing business, and the opportunity to embrace local support by offering a unique retail experience. Steady growth continued; weddings and events grew, retail expanded and in 2018 after 23 years in business David started the renovation of the Western Avenue location. A renovation focused on a building that would provide an unforgettable shopping experience; open kitchen style floral studio and a large, open, light filled showroom to browse beautiful and unique home decor, again an experience that David wanted to bring the area.
The continued growth of Renaissance can be attributed to David’s drive to bring high design to the area, only providing the best for his clients and customers. David surrounds himself with a talented team of people who share his love of design and appreciation for beauty. He admires the support of those that walk through Renaissance Floral Design’s doors and allow us into their homes, and into their lives. It is with great appreciation that we are able to contribute not only to our customers home experience but also the days that are most precious in the histories of their family.