Leander florist Visual Lyrics offers arrangements for any occasion, events of all sizes

Trisha Dunn works on an arrangement for a September wedding. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
Trisha Dunn works on an arrangement for a September wedding. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)

Trisha Dunn works on an arrangement for a September wedding. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Donna Bennett begins all floral wedding designs with sketches. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Donna Bennett (left) opened Visual Lyrics with her daughter Trisha Dunn in 2000. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Donna Bennett makes these angels from cedar bark. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Prior to the pandemic, Visual Lyrics offered classes, such as how to make crepe paper flowers. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Mixing fresh flowers with dried and bleached blooms is popular right now, according to Bennett and Dunn. The assemblages have been all the rage for about a year and a half. When it comes to “everlasting arrangements,” dried flowers are an old favorite, but bleaching plants is a different want to preserve them. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Mixing fresh flowers with dried and bleached blooms is popular right now, according to Bennett and Dunn. The assemblages have been all the rage for about a year and a half. When it comes to “everlasting arrangements,” dried flowers are an old favorite, but bleaching plants is a different want to preserve them. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Mixing fresh flowers with dried and bleached blooms is popular right now, according to Bennett and Dunn. The assemblages have been all the rage for about a year and a half. When it comes to “everlasting arrangements,” dried flowers are an old favorite, but bleaching plants is a different want to preserve them. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Visual Lyrics opened its storefront in 2012. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Visual Lyrics opened its storefront in 2012. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The shop sells decorative pieces for the home, as well. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The shop sells decorative pieces for the home, as well. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The shop sells decorative pieces for the home, as well. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The shop sells decorative pieces for the home, as well. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The shop sells decorative pieces for the home, as well. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
Visual Lyrics sells wedding flowers, special occasion and daily floral arrangements, handmade gifts and art. Furniture rentals are also available and include both antique items or modern pieces for lounges and backdrops for photo booths.

Mother-daughter duo Donna Bennett and Trisha Dunn, respectively, provide flowers for about 70 to 80 weddings every year. They assemble elaborate displays onsite at large weddings and provide bouquets and arrangements for pickup for smaller events.

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, they have provided flowers for a lot more elopements, Dunn said, adding that many of the brides have booked them for a reception later next year as well. Home weddings are also taking place.

“A couple months ago we did a tropical wedding on Lake Austin at a home,” Bennett said. “We did this full, Hawaiian garland draping down a big cypress tree, that was unique.”

Everything in the store is one-of-a-kind, she said. All arrangements are handmade and never mass produced.

Visual Lyrics opened in 2000 and was a home studio for 12 years before the shop opened. Along with flowers, visitors to the Leander store can find Bennett’s sculptures, paintings and other creations. Additional local artists also have their work available onsite.

Though the concept started with Bennett and Dunn, another sister, brother, a niece and nephews are now also involved in some component of the business.

Visit Visual Lyrics at 109 S. Hwy. 183, Leander. 512-244-6720. Hours: Tues.-Fri.10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sun.-Mon. Closed. https://www.visuallyrics.com/


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