Posts Tagged ‘Bouquet’

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Congrats, You’re Engaged!

by Shelby Shy on January 16, 2016 at 11:00 am

wedding bouquet by Shirley's Flowers People are ringing in the New Year and for some there will be WEDDING BELLS, as many couples get engaged this time of year! Here are some of the popular trends in wedding flowers:

Trend 1: Brides taking flowers from their bouquet and making them focal flowers for their bridesmaids

In this natural bouquet we used cotton, roses, dahlias, spray roses and succulents.

We took one of those flowers and created a monobotanical bouquet for each of the bridesmaids.

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Trends for Weddings in 2016

by Jenny Scala on January 8, 2016 at 10:45 am

It’s exciting to plan your own wedding and all those special little details. You’re checking out wedding photos online and in bridal magazines for inspiration. Share the photos that catch your eye with your florist. Seeing your ideas and preferences will help your florist translate your concepts into floral designs that are just right for you. Some ideas to consider are these four floral trends and styles for weddings and events forecasted for 2016 by floral designers Kristine Kratt, AIFD, and Bill Schaffer, AIFD.

Lavish Lavish is for the ultimate romantic and is gathered from the garden gorgeous. Its bountiful textures and picturesque colors are equally at home in a rustic country farmhouse, a winery or urban courtyard. It is sensual and tactile. Soft pinks and delicate peaches are contrasted with rich plums and crimson. Flowers are loosely grouped with strong emphasis on textural foliages, giving Lavish its garden-inspired style.

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Trendy Mother of the Bride Flowers

by Sharon McGukin on November 4, 2015 at 1:58 am

Traditionally a shoulder corsage has been the wedding flower of choice for mothers of the bride and mothers of the groom. Flowers similar to the bridal bouquet are frequently used. Today’s popular dress fashions often feature delicate fabrics and sheer overlays, which sometimes can make a pin-on corsage too heavy. Consider these floral fashionista options for your moms’ wedding day flowers:

Flowers to wear

The following ideas are easy for moms to wear or carry, and they’re less likely to get bruised or crushed by hugging guests.

  • Place a wrist corsage on mom’s left wrist.
  • Pin a corsage to the moms’ purses. Consider giving the moms the purses — matched to their dresses — as memorable thank-you gifts for the wedding day.

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PIF-OneAnotherIt’s all the rage – those positive acts of kindness where people “pay it forward” to make someone’s day shine just a little brighter. Because flowers are the perfect way to do just that, we — the Society of American Florists — hit the busy streets of New York City today, handing out thousands of flower bouquets (4,000 to be exact) to busy morning commuters to help brighten up their mid-week slumps. Our way of paying it forward? To PETAL IT FORWARD!

We have university research that shows that a gift of flowers creates instant delight and increases enjoyment and life satisfaction. We also know from a recent survey that while 80 percent of people feel happy when they receive flowers, even more – 88 percent – report that giving flowers makes them happy. So, not only did we pay it forward and make peoples’ day, but we gave recipients a chance to do the same, in a big way. They received two bouquets, one to keep (big smiles!) and one to share with a loved one, coworker, or even a stranger who needed a lift (off-the-chart smiles!). Read More

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Mood Changer

by Carol Caggiano on August 10, 2015 at 6:59 am

MoodChangerSome days just start off bad. You might have overslept, or maybe what is on your schedule for the day is worrisome or just plain uninteresting. The phone rings three times, and each time it is a solicitation call or a survey. Doesn’t anyone call any more that might really want to talk to you? You are out of coffee and when you looked out the window you discovered that the deer used your lovely garden, in which you spent most of your weekend, for a midnight buffet. Maybe it’s best to just go back to bed and start over?

Many things can affect our mood, some of which we can control and some not.  We might set an additional alarm to make sure we get up on time and maybe a fence around the garden would protect our hard work. Yet when things at work don’t go right, someone close to us is ill or we just feel left out or lonely, it’s difficult to be in a good mood. When I see someone who is sad or cranky, my first inclination is to try and turn that around. Many times a kind word, an offer of help or even simply a smile can make a difference. We don’t like to see the people we care about unhappy. Research has proved that there is something to help and that is flowers. Read More