Every Valentine’s Day floral arrangement is an expression of love. As a florist, it is truly a privilege and honor to see how people love and be a part of their love story. Here are a few examples of different ways flowers show affection and reveal part of your sweetheart’s personality:

Some Valentines carefully select each blossom for their beauty and meaning. The card messages that accompany these bouquets melt my heart. Each flower in this hand-tied bouquet was chosen for its meaning: alstroemeria symbolizes “devotion,” ranunculus “radiant charm,” tulip “perfect love,” and stock “lasting love”.

Valentine's Day Flowers - Photo courtesy Lynne Tischler, AAF, CPFD, PFCI, with Jessie Thompson of Your Enchanted Florist in St. Paul, Minnesota.yourenchantedflorist.net

Some Valentines celebrate the contemporary and gravitate toward an arrangement like this one with trendy metallic accents. Elegant cymbidium orchids and spray roses are surrounded by foliage with eye-catching whispers of gold in a compact design.

Valentine's Day Flowers - Photo courtesy Lynne Tischler, AAF, CPFD, PFCI, with Jessie Thompson of Your Enchanted Florist in St. Paul, Minnesota.yourenchantedflorist.net

Some Valentines truly appreciate the magnificent beauty of each flower. Arrangements like this pave heart invites the recipient to focus on the distinctive features of each flower such as the ruffled petals of the spray rose, textures of moss, and exquisite center of the helleborus.

Valentine's Day Flowers - Photo courtesy Lynne Tischler, AAF, CPFD, PFCI, with Jessie Thompson of Your Enchanted Florist in St. Paul, Minnesota.yourenchantedflorist.net

 

There are some Valentines who want to express their love with something different. They want an arrangement that will be different from the others delivered to the office. An arrangement like this with pink roses, tulips, dusty miller, and amaranthus in grapevine orb makes an intriguing display and stands out from traditional vases.

 

Valentine's Day Flowers - Photo courtesy Lynne Tischler, AAF, CPFD, PFCI, with Jessie Thompson of Your Enchanted Florist in St. Paul, Minnesota.yourenchantedflorist.net

 

And then there are some Valentines who really want to do something totally different. No red roses or pink flowers here. They strive for the surprise of the unexpected. Instead of soft and romantic, they want bold and dramatic. This Valentine’s Day arrangement says “I love you” with striking birds of paradise and large orange bicolor roses, combined with textural green trick dianthus and blue thistle. In color psychology, orange can make us feel excited and warm and represents attraction and optimism.

Valentine's Day Flowers - Photo courtesy Lynne Tischler, AAF, CPFD, PFCI, with Jessie Thompson of Your Enchanted Florist in St. Paul, Minnesota.yourenchantedflorist.net

Valentine’s Day is all about personal expression. How would you say “I love you” with flowers? Let your florist create a custom design to celebrate your unique love.

Thank you, Jessie Thompson, for contributing to this blog.