Posts Tagged ‘Bouquet’

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Bridal Bouquet … in a Clutch

by J. Robbin Yelverton on July 12, 2016 at 12:08 pm

Clutch Bouquet — Photo Courtesy Blumz by…JRDesigns in metro DetroitLike a Broadway show or fashion, bridal bouquet styles sometime end a run of popularity and then are “rediscovered” and enjoy a revival. Such is the case of the clutch bouquet.

A true clutch is an elongated bouquet that is carried on the arm, like you would an infant, or carried to the side clutched in the hand with the tip of the bouquet downward. Its name “clutch” implies that it is a gathering of casually arranged stems clutched or bound together with ribbon, twine or some other binding material.

However, in the world of Pinterest, and other social media platforms, the term “clutch bouquet” is being used to describe everything from a true clutch to what is more accurately called a nosegay or round hand-tied bouquet. These definitions are incorrect and could lead to a disappointed bride on her big day. On the other hand, the clutch bouquet can also, at times, be called a presentation, pageant, or arm bouquet.

The clutch bouquet is a casual, informal yet graceful bouquet that typically has a lot of movement as the materials are not tightly controlled. It is perfect for an afternoon ceremony, an outdoor garden setting or an intimate gathering of a friends and family. Read More

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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