Stick with local floral designers, people! For your wedding and especially for any flowers you’ll send or give as gifts, like Valentine’s Day presents or thank-you gifts for your wedding coordinator, vendors, parents and, yes, you can give bridesmaids pretty florals as their thank-you gift, too! When you buy from local floral experts, you support the local economy and keep their fabulous, personalized businesses going strong. One of my favorite floral artists is Pennylyn Kaine of Blossom and Bee, and I’ve re-blogged her recent post here for you!
How lovely are these flower arrangements?
Flowers are a timeless tradition for Valentine’s Day. Visit our retail website to order something special for your sweetheart this Valentines Day! http://www.theblossomandbee.com. We strongly urge our clients to pre-order their desired floral designs, things get a little hectic the closer we get. Orders may be submitted online or by calling the design studio at 973-874-0302.
We are happy to help you design something special for your valentine
Anemones are such a stunning flower for weddings! They’re not something you see every day, and the dramatic size, color contrast, elegant dark center and creamy petals add up to a sensational pick for wedding bouquets and arrangements — either mixed in with other blooms, or as shown above in this bouquet by www.weddingsbylilly.com, used all on their own for a gorgeous look.
I’m also finding anemones used more often as wedding cake accents…just two or three artistically-placed on the different cake tiers to create a fabulous effect for a super-low price. If you think it takes a ton of time to make sugar-paste anemones, think again. Bakers say these are among the easier sugar-paste flowers to make, and that big flowers are easier and more cost-effective to make than tons of tiny sugar paste blooms.
Personalizing wedding flowers just took a new twist! Brides are incorporating their state flowers in their bouquets and floral decor! [We even have a bride who entered my current contest who’s using her state flower!]
Photo courtesy of Monday Flowers
Do you know what your state flower is? Here is a list from the site www.50states.com that will show you the blooms! Use one state flower for the locale of the wedding, or use both your and your groom’s homestate flowers. Or, tribute the state where you went to school, or where you met one another! So many ways to use this trend!