Archive | March, 2012

2012 Color of the Year

29 Mar

As I’m sure most of you have heard this year’s pantone color is Tangerine Tango

It’s a really fun and poppy color that can be combined with lots of other colors for a fresh look. Check out The Perfect Palette website for lots of color combinations using Tangerine Tango. If you’re not loving the idea of using Tangerine in your wedding you can also search all the palettes by color. It’s a tool to get ideas before choosing your colors. Maybe you’ll fall in love with a combination you’d never expect! If you know you want a certain type of flower in your wedding make sure you know what colors it comes in and plan accordingly! You can always give us a call with any questions you may have. (865) 690-7427

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Flowers Are Good For Your Health

27 Mar

Not only are flowers enjoyable a study by Rutgers University shows that flowers are beneficial to your mental health. “The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed.” Everyone knows someone who is going through a rough time and sometimes it’s hard to know what to say. Send flowers! Flowers are a great way to show someone that you’re thinking of them even though you may not be able to help them in their current situation. Everyone can use a little pick-me-up from time to time.

Flower Of The Week

26 Mar

Spring always makes me think of sweet smelling flowers and one of the sweetest is:
Stock

Stock is also sometimes known as Gilliflower. It comes in white, lavender, purple, pink, magenta, peach, and yellow. The blooms on Stock can can either be clustered at the top of the stem or more spread out along the stem. They are very sweet smelling, but can lose their fragrance if they are refrigerated for too long. Stock means lasting love, lasting beauty, bonds of affection, promptness, and you’ll always be beautiful to me.

Famous Wedding Flowers

21 Mar

In 2011 the two most talked about weddings were the Royal Wedding and the Wedding in the Twilight movie Breaking Dawn. Many brides have drawn inspiration from these weddings, and if you are one of them here are some helpful hints about the types of flowers used in each of them.

The Royal Wedding

Kate’s Bouquet

The shape is a small cascade. Some of these flowers are very seasonal so if you are wanting to duplicate this look talk to us about it when you come in and we can find appropriate substitutes if all of these flowers are not available at the time of your wedding.

The Ceremony

Kate chose all her flowers based on “The Language of Flowers” that was popular with Queen Victoria. For the ceremony she chose lily of the valley which means “trustworthy”, myrtle “hope and love”, hornbeams “resilience”, and field maples “humility and reserve”.

Twilight Wedding

Bella’s Bouquet

The flowers used in Bella’s hand-tied, monochromatic white bouquet, are hyacinth, freesia, larkspur, and ranunculus. Again, some of these flowers are seasonal so we will be glad to help you choose appropriate substitutes.

The Ceremony

That beautiful arch is made from cherry blossoms and tiny pieces of white lavender. The gorgeous strings of white flowers hanging from the trees is Wisteria.

The Reception

The centerpieces were made up of delphiniums, sweet pea, viburnum, ranunculus, and Australian ferns all blended with moss. (And look at those gorgeous candleabras that look like trees!)

Even if you are drawing inspriation from either of these weddings don’t be afraid to make them your own. After all, it’s your special day! Just keep in mind the key style words while you’re planning. Both of these weddings are very elegant,  but the royal wedding is classic and the twilight wedding is earthy. Good luck! As always we’re always here to help with your wedding flower needs, just give us a call to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.

A helpful guide from Florist Chronicles about choosing your wedding flowers.

20 Mar

Many brides don’t realize how many options there are when it comes to choosing your wedding flowers. This is a great article from Florist Chronicles about choosing the colors of your wedding flowers.
Choosing Flowers for Your Wedding | Florist Chronicles.

Flower Of The Week

19 Mar

The first day of spring is on Wednesday so in honor of the beginning of the season this week’s flower is one that just has to remind you of spring.
Ranunculus

Ranunculus is also known as a persian buttercup. They can be white, pink, magenta, purple, red, burgundy, peach, orange, or yellow. The petal count on this flower is very high and there can be one or two flowers on one stem. The blooms remind some people of a tissue paper flower. Ranunculus means you are rich in attractions or radiant charm.

28,000 Flowers!?

15 Mar

This article is about a massive art installation piece called Bloom. What a beautiful way to use flowers as art. It’s a really interesting and sweet concept behind the project, but if you don’t have time to read it all at least look at the pictures.

Bloom: 28,000 Potted Flowers Installed at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center