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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WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE

ESPECIALLY YOURS FLORIST located at 670 Washington st, S. Easton, has received an Award of Quality Achievement from BloomNet®, one of the floral industry’s leading wire service providers.  The award, which is part of BloomNet’s Florist Quality Care Program, recognizes ESPECIALLY YOURS FLORIST for superior quality floral products and excellence in customer service.

“We are honored to be named by BloomNet as a florist that is totally committed to quality in everything we do,” said Rick & Frank, owners of ESPECIALLY YOURS FLORIST. “Providing the freshest and most beautiful hand designed floral arrangements…and making sure each and every customer is 100% satisfied…is our passion. Being recognized with this prestigious award underscores that passion.”

The BloomNet Florist Quality Care Program was developed with extensive input from florists throughout the country as well as through the expertise of a Quality Care Board consisting of highly successful florists representing more than 200 years of experience in the floral industry.  The Program is monitored by florists and it includes stringent quality and performance standards that must be continually maintained in order to be considered for Award recognition.

Among the Program’s criteria are: using only the highest quality fresh flowers in all orders; employing well-trained and skilled design and sales personnel; providing the highest levels of service and responsiveness to customers; and always striving to assure that outgoing and incoming floral wire orders are fulfilled to the complete satisfaction of each customer and recipient.

“Perhaps nothing else can convey the kind of emotion and caring personal feelings that flowers can,” continued Rick & Frank.  “Everyone at ESPECIALLY YOURS FLORIST considers it a privilege to serve our customers, to satisfy their floral needs with the finest arrangements, and work closely with them to help touch the hearts of special people in their lives. To be recognized by BloomNet as a local florist who does all of that exceptionally well is very rewarding.”

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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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MEMORIAL DAY

This year we celebrate Memorial Day on Monday May 27, 2013.  The holiday, always celebrated on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.  The first official observation  of Memorial day was on May 30, 1868.  Flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.  In 1873, New York was the first state to officially recognize the holiday. 

Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.  ESPECIALLY YOURS FLORIST, has potted outdoor flowering plants, logs, fresh floral cemetery cones and floral basket arrangements for the cemetery.  Feel free to call ahead for special orders, in your choice of color or container, and we will have them waiting for you.

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APRIL BRINGS EASTER & PASSOVER!

It’s early warning time!  The spring holidays of Easter and Passover are almost upon us.  .

Easter is the springtime holiday marking the rebirth of Jesus and the renewal of the Christian faith.It is a blessed time for the faithful to celebrate the life, death nd resurrection of the Savior… and a magical time for children to enjoy chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks and jellybean-filled Easter eggs.

Easter will be celebrated on April 8th, 2012. Greek/Orthodox Easter will also be celebrated on Sunday, April 15, 2012.

Passover is the 8 day observance commemorating the freedom and exodus of the Israelites (Jewish slaves) from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II. 

A time of family gatherings and lavish meals called Seders, the story of Passover is retold through the reading of the Haggadah. With its special foods, songs, and customs, the Seder is the focal point of the Passover celebration.

Passover begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. As the Jewish day begins at sundown the night before, for the year 2012, the first night of Passover will be April 06th.

Please visit us , at the store or order online, for a wonderful seclection of Easter Lillies, Centerpieces , Floral Easter Baskets and Flowering Plants.

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