A sample bridal bouquet created with wooden flowers sits on display at Pink Lion Design Company in Casper Wednesday, Feb. 5. The flowers are all created from tapioca root and hand painted by artist and owner Michelle Webb. All Michelle Webb wanted for her birthday at about age 13 was a bouquet of flowers. “I’ve always loved flowers,” she said. She and her husband, Jonathan, just opened Pink Lion Design Company in downtown Casper’s Atrium Plaza after running the floral business as a home-based operation since October 2018. While the shop’s offerings include custom arrangements, wedding flowers and delivery like many florists, these flowers never die. They’re all are made from wood, whether they’re hearty succulents or peony blooms of soft, delicate petals. The shop’s grand opening 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday features appetizers and mimosas by Occasions by Cory and giveaways. The material offers versatility ranging from rainbow colors to a bridal bouquet Webb created with antlers among the flowers. “There’s just so many things that we can do, that I wasn’t previously able to do as a fresh florist. So that’s why we went this direction,” she said. “And then Casper didn’t have anything like this. We have fresh florists. So I wanted to bring something that was different, something that had a need.” Webb once worked as a florist at a local shop, and it was her favorite job. “I just loved working with flowers, I love doing floral design. It was my favorite,” she said. “Well you grow up and you move on. And we got married and had kids and, you know, just moved on. And I told my husband a few years ago, about three years ago, I really want to open a flower shop. That’s where I’m at. I really want […]