Posts Tagged ‘boutonnieres’

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Top 5 Colorful Prom Looks for 2015

by Shelby Shy on April 10, 2015 at 9:52 am

Color is the word for prom 2015. Flowers and floral accents are the perfect prom accessories and come in so many beautiful bright colors. Here are my top five favorite looks for 2015 prom flowers.

Rainbow orange roses are a hit embellished with ribbon tails and purple feathers. Perfect for that spark plug teen.


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Floral Jewelry for a Disco Queen

by Jenny Scala on March 9, 2015 at 11:14 am

Studio54-2When you think of flowers to wear, you’re most likely to think of corsages and boutonnières. Well, professional florists can create all kinds of wearable flowers, including headpieces, bracelets, necklaces, rings and anklets.

Floral designers in the Society of American Florists’ last Sylvia Cup Floral Design Competition were tasked to create wearable flowers dubbed, “Shake It, Shake It … Show ‘em How We Do It Now,” in the style of the contest’s surprise theme, Studio 54 Revisited. Specifically, contestants designed an original floral jewelry piece to be worn on the upper arm of the fictitious disco queen — with the stipulation that it better be shake proof because she will be shaking her groove thing all night. While evaluating the designs, the judges tried on the floral jewelry pieces and gave them a whirl. Read More

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Celebrating Graduations

by Ardith Beveridge on June 9, 2014 at 8:41 am

Graduation Flowers - Ardith Beveridge, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFAGraduation festivities are part of every family, starting with the adorable singing, dancing and alphabet recitals of preschool graduations progressing to the pomp and circumstance of college graduations. Graduating from one grade, or even one step in a program such as scouts, is part of a series of accomplishments we often acknowledge and celebrate. Each goal reached, we stop, take notice, mark and honor the success of others and ourselves.

The tradition of graduation brings closure to a phase of life, while opening the way for the next phase. Graduations are lifetime milestones; every step recognized and celebrated. Read More

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Prom Trends 2014

by Leanne Kesler on April 23, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Corsage — Shawn Michael Foley/DesignLab

Today’s young women are savvy, sophisticated and connected, and they’re sharing photos of fabulous prom flowers on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. (These are certainly not “your mother’s” prom corsages!) Here is a compilation of the top trends for prom flowers in 2014 that I’m seeing:Boutonniere — Shawn Michael Foley/DesignLab

The Pantone Color of the Year Radiant Orchid

What a grand hue to accent a variety of gown colors. It looks great with everything from aqua to pink to soft butter yellow as well as the classic black. Shown here, the gorgeous phalaenopsis orchid works equally as well in a corsage or a boutonniere.


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8 Tips for Your Wedding Budget

by Sharon McGukin on March 25, 2014 at 10:41 am

Consultation with your Wedding FloristYou’re planning your wedding, the day you’ve dreamed about for as long as you can remember. As you’re starting to plan the details, reality hits. How on earth will you pay for it? Remember, the ultimate goal of your wedding plan centers on hosting a well-orchestrated event that is memorable to you and your families, and enjoyable for your guests. Careful planning, attention to detail and disciplined prioritizing can help you to achieve this goal — even on a tight budget. Here are eight tips to help maximize your wedding budget.

1. Set a budget

Before shopping wedding sites and services, determine the amount you can afford to spend. Speak honestly with those who will contribute to covering the costs, such as bride and groom or parents. Determine together who will pay for what and decide on an amount that all agree not to exceed. Divide this amount equally into the categories of expense.  

For example:

  • Ceremony: facility, dress, flowers, etc.
  • Reception: food, flowers, linens, etc.
  • Services: director, photographer,  etc.

A wedding spreadsheet is great way to list projected expense and itemize costs. As you make purchases, write down every expenditure to keep an accurate accounting of costs.

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