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Festive photo ops return to San Antonio

After pausing its services because of the pandemic, pop-up Flower Vault opened its doors in San Antonio just in time for the holiday season.

Flower Vault features 12 picture-perfect rooms, including holiday installations. 

Sarah Forrest co-owns the location with her husband, Robbie. The pair have traveled from Houston, San Antonio and Austin with their unique installations. 

“We have 12 installations right now, seven of them are more of a classic flower-themed ones that are good for all occasions and then five of them are holiday-themed,” Forrest said.  

Forrest said the last time they brought their pop-up to San Antonio was two years ago in late 2019. 

Forrest said she and her husband first opened Flower Vault in March 2018, debuting in San Antonio.

The facility returned to the Alamo City in mid-November. Forrest teased the location may linger into the spring with new spring-themed rooms. 

The 12 rooms available are:

  • Flower Vault Smiley Face
  • Baby Blue Peonies
  • Rainbow Seesaw
  • Pink Peonies
  • Pink Pampas
  • Sunny Sunflowers
  • Merry Marigolds
  • Stockings Where You’re the Stuffer
  • Candy Canes 
  • Christmas Morning 
  • Floral Christmas Trees
  • Wreath Swing

Forrest said her current favorite installation is Pink Pampas, it’s a must-see and classic.

“For the Christmas ones, we wanted to do something classic-looking,” Forrest said about the rooms. “We thought of candy canes on the wall that are really fun and then we have the big giant present that you can pop out of to make it a little bit more interactive.”

The pop-up is open only on weekends. Forrest said hours may vary. 

“It varies because of how we sell out and stuff,” Forrest said. “Right now most of our availability is like Saturdays at about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and then Sunday 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. That’s what it looks like right now.”

Flower Vault also does private events such as corporate parties, sorority parties and birthday parties.

Tickets are selling at a fast pace. Forrest suggests guests purchase their tickets a week in advance to secure the timeslot they desire. All guests are allowed to stay for an hour. 

Forrest said tickets may be available for purchase on-site as long as tickets aren’t sold out for the hour. Flower Vault provides Instagram live updates for those wanting to purchase tickets in person. 

“We want people to have memories while doing it,” Forrest said. “Not just getting the next Instagram-able picture, but have fun with someone while they’re doing it.”

Tickets are available for purchase online. Children 10 and under can enter free with a parent.

Use code TAMUSA for 10% off tickets through Dec. 10.


Flower Vault 

18402 US Highway 281 N, Ste. 101

About the Author

Daisy Gonzalez-Quezada
Daisy Gonzalez-Quezada is a communication senior at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She transferred from Allen County Community College in Kansas in 2019. In her spare time, she likes to listen to music and watch either sitcoms or k-dramas. She wants to explore the world as a journalist after graduating.

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