Your ultra-local Austin florist, we're 100% locally-owned, not part of any chain nor a member of any wire service. Everything we do is custom made for each and every customer. BUY LOCAL!

About Us

Welcome to Mercedes Flowers, where flowers are not only our passion, but have been our family business for over 50 years. We create more than just signature floral styling, we create unique works of floral art. Each arrangement is custom-made, based on your vision, to harmonize any and every special event. We pride ourselves in utilizing only the freshest of the world's imported flowers to exceed the ordinary and design lasting memories.

We've been asked what we focus on. The answer to this is, without a doubt, the customer. Impeccable customer service for our broad range of satisfied clients is the key to our success.

We are your neighborhood florist, your wedding bouquet specialist, your centerpiece architects… we are anything you need us to be. You are our priority.

Thank you for taking a moment to explore our site. We welcome the opportunity to create any of the the custom designs you select online, or call us at the shop if you have something special in mind. Thank you, Austin, for opening your heart to us. We hope to see you soon.


A few years back...the designers and delivery crew, aka our family. My three sisters, three brothers and friends.

Our Story

Once upon a time in a place far, far away a woman named Mercedes Gaytan Cortazar designed beautiful floral arrangements for all her friends and family. Soon after, it became her passion along with caring for her three amazing children.

As time went by, Mercedes decided to make a living out of her passion and Florería Mercedes opened its doors in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Mercedes went on to become one Chihuahua’s premier florists. As she saw her children grow up, she hoped that one of them would carry on her legacy of what had become her very successful business; Mercedes Flowers. But as one became a poet, another, an actress, and her eldest, a ballerina, she feared her passion would not be carried on long after she was gone.

But one day the ballerina, her eldest, who also happened to be her namesake, Mercedes Cortazar, began tying those ribbons and cutting the stems off of flowers and decorating as if she had been doing it all her life. Soon she opened her own business and her mother’s legacy, Mercedes Flowers lived on. After 35 years, Mercedes retired, leaving the trade that she loved so much. It seemed as though this time, Mercedes Flowers tradition would cease.

However, in 2011, Mercedes' third daughter who also happened to be her namesake, Mercedes, decided to carry on the family tradition and bring it to the Austin community. After all, Austin had become home ever since the third generation Mercedes was a student at the University of Texas, where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism. Although it has been almost six decades and three generations since the original Mercedes Flowers (Floreria Mercedes) opened its doors in Chihuahua, Mexico, the tradition once again proudly lives on.