Creative Ideas for Wedding Flowers

By Society of American Florists

  • Welcome gifts for out-of-town guests and members of the bridal parties.
  • Thank you gifts for those people who make the bride and groom’s day special.
  • Rehearsal dinner and wedding brunch décor.
  • Decorations for the wedding transportation.
  • Floating arrangements for ponds or pools.
  • Accessories for the bride’s hair, in some cases replacing the more traditional veil.

At the Ceremony

  • Adorn the ceremony entrance with flower-filled urns that can later be moved to the reception.
  • Use flowers and candlelight at different levels to give dimension to design.
  • Use a single rose to mark the seats of both the groom’s and the bride’s mothers.
  • Attach flower petals to a large ribbon for an elegant decoration piece.

At the Reception

  • Garland the center of the head table with flowers, foliage and votive candles.
  • Use the bridesmaids’ bouquets to create lavish buffet table decorations or to surround the cake.
  • Have your florist create guest table centerpieces with 4-5 separate clusters of flowers so that each couple can take a part of the centerpiece home.
  • Float large fragrant flowers, such as open roses or gardenias, in crystal containers with votive candles.
  • Sprinkle rose petals on the cake table and walkways.
  • Have the toss bouquet double as a cake top.
  • Decorate goblets and cake knives with flowers.
  • Use a cake plate with a mound of flowers on it as a centerpiece.
  • Use roses to make a dome at the top of a glass bowl filled with pretty rocks, and place a wreath around the bowl to highlight it.
  • Toss rose petals instead of rice as the bride and groom leave.

Talk to your florist about these ideas for your wedding flowers. 


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Flowers Commemorate the First Day of School

I just came across the following article on a floral website and thought it was a timely post that I could share. It was written by Jenny Scala on a SAF blog. 

The first day of school is a milestone no matter what grade your student is entering. On the big day, you’ll snap photos of them clutching a new backpack and wearing new school clothes before sending him or her off. You’ll proudly share those photos, post them on Facebook, and look back at them fondly in years to come. The first day of school can be both a time of excitement and trepidation for your child who has a new teacher, new classmates and a new routine.

Start the day with a fun, memorable tradition — give flowers to your child. Flowers are a great way to celebrate the milestone, and can help ease those first day jitters and send your student off with a smile. Research proves being around flowers makes you happier and more energetic, especially after looking at them first thing in the morning. Who wouldn’t want those good feelings on the first day of school?

As you’re back to school shopping, call your us at 508-238-9858 or visit especiallyyoursflorist.com. and place an order for your favorite student. Here are suggestions on floral gifts appropriate for your kindergartener up to college-bound student:

Kindergarten through Early Elementary School student: A single flower will make your young student smile and feel extra special on their first day of school. You can even dress up the flowers in their favorite characters, like these Sesame Street carnations.

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Beat Deprssion With Flowers

Did you know that flowers can bring smiles?  They cause people to talk. Talk helps to beat depression.  According to GardenSmart by Fran Sorin (USA Weekend – Jan 20-22, 2006 Issue)

We gardeners know that flowers bring happiness, and research confirms that correlation. Evolution Psychology published results of three recent Rutgers University Studies:

  • FLOWERS BRING SMILES. Of 147 Women of varying ages, those who received flowers smiled significantly more than those who received fruit and sweets or a candle.
  • A SINGLE BLOOM CREATES TALK. Another study took place in an elevator where a single flower was handed to a man or woman. Both women and men who were presented with a flower (rather than a pen or nothing) were more likely to smile. They were more likely to stand at a social distance (rather than an impersonal one) and were more likely to begin conversation.
  • BOUQUETS BEAT DEPRESSION. Retirees, whose average age was 73, were asked to keep a diary of daily social interactions. Those who received bouquets were happier and perhaps less depressed than those who did not, and they scored higher on memory tasks. Let’s help.

Let’s help fight depression.  Give fresh flowers to bring smiles! 

 

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