Ralph is a 4th generation florist who's family came to the United States from Italy in the early 1900's.
They started out pushing fruit and flower carts down the streets of Harlem until the 1920's when they opened "Ralph A. Giordano Funeral Home". They followed the opening of the funeral home with the opening of "Giordano's Pelham Bay Florist".
Being born the day after Mother's Day, Ralph was immediately introduced to the floral industry following the holiday rush, and hasn't slowed down since.
Ralph began working in his family's floral shop as a young child, sweeping floors and processing flowers, and by the time he was a teenager, he was producing wedding bouquets and store-front designs.
At the age of 21, Ralph was working as an assistant manager at a shop in South Florida, until the opportunity to purchase his own shop came along.
In March of 1998, Ralph and his wife, Leslie, purchased and began running "Flowers by Ann Smith" here at our current location. Two years later the name of the shop was changed to
"Giordano's Floral Creations" to honor Ralph's Family's business in New York.
Since his ownership began, over 20 years ago,
Ralph has completed thousands of weddings, served well over 100,000 customers, and has won numerous local awards from various businesses in our community, as well as the countless sponsorship and donations he has contributed. He has spent the past years educating himself in modern design, as well as maintaining his knowledge in traditional floral design. Ralph has become a well known staple in the floral industry across the nation, as well as in our community.
Thank you for your loyalty and for your valuable time.