Orchids: A Thoughtful Gift for Every Occasion

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Orchids: A Thoughtful Gift for Every Occasion

Flowers remain an enduringly popular gift, whether for a celebration, a bereavement, a romantic occasion, or something else altogether. And it is little wonder that this is the case. A gift of fresh flowers has a huge emotional impact on a person – making them feel more energetic and enthusiastic, and less anxious and worried. One of the most striking flowers is the orchid. They come in a range of colours, and each colour of orchid has a totally different symbolism and meaning, making them perfect gifts for different occasions. Here are some idea ideas for gifting orchids of different colours. Orange orchids. As well as being extremely bold and striking in their appearance, the symbolism of the orange orchid represents boldness, enthusiasm, and pride. This makes the orange orchid the ideal gift for somebody embarking on an exciting mission. Perhaps you want to congratulate a friend on a new job they have just landed, or you want to give a friend who is feeling down an unexpected boost of motivation and energy – a flower delivery of orange orchids would be perfect. Green orchids. Green orchids are unusual because it’s rare that you find plants that have green flowers as well as stems. This makes them look beautifully natural and elegant. Green orchids represent new beginnings and rejuvenation, and so they make the perfect gift for somebody going through a life change. A flower delivery of green orchids would be perfect for somebody moving into a new home as they will fit perfectly with the “new beginning” narrative of your friend’s life. They could also work well for somebody who has just gone through a break up and needs reassurance about the new beginning in their life that is to come. White orchids. White orchids are so classic that they really could never be a “bad” gift, but if you really want to get into the meaning of white orchids, you will find that they can represent innocence because of the purity of their colour, but they are also symbolic of wealth in Japan. This would make white orchids the perfect gift for the arrival of a new born baby or a baptism. Or if you want to take the Japanese meaning, you could gift your employees white orchids for being productive, or deliver white orchids to a friend who has just received an impressive promotion. Whether you purchase orchids from a florist, a garden centre, or online, the recipient is sure to be grateful for the thoughtful...

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3 Extraordinary Tips to Fall in Love with Your Perfect Wedding Bouquet

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Extraordinary Tips to Fall in Love with Your Perfect Wedding Bouquet

Your wedding bridal bouquet is an accessory that you will hopefully buy once in your lifetime. So you’ll want it to be absolutely perfect and just right for the most special day of your life. There’s no other day that you will get to enjoy carrying around a gorgeous bunch of flowers made just for you. So before you head over to the florist and pick the first flower in sight, consider these amazing tips to make you fall in love with your wedding bouquet—almost as much as you love your groom. Consider your Bouquet Size Carefully It’s always ideal to choose your wedding dress pattern before your initial consultation with the florist. The design and size of your bouquet will depend entirely on the level of detail you have on your wedding dress. An extraordinary wedding bouquet won’t drown your wedding dress and unbalance its silhouette. For example, don’t choose a trailing bouquet if your wedding dress detail is on the lower end. If your wedding dress has a long train at the back, you can complement it with a dramatically detailed bouquet. You’ll also want to make sure that your bouquet is slenderer than your waist so your body shape is not hidden. Your wedding bouquet should have enough detail to stand out beautifully on its own without drowning your beautiful dress details. Choose Flowers to Meticulously Complement the Colour of your Wedding Dress Don’t assume that every flower will match your wedding dress, especially if your wedding dress is ivory or cream. Your florist can recommend several shades of colours that work well with the colour of your wedding dress, while complementing the colour of your bridesmaid dresses. For example, purple orchids can complement an ivory wedding dress brilliantly when infused with baby’s breath fillers, especially if your bridesmaid dresses are lilac or lavender in colour. Remember to take some colour swatches with you to give your florist an idea of the colours you want to integrate into your wedding. Give it Personal Meaning Incorporate flowers that have a special meaning to you or your family. You can even integrate family heirlooms like broaches, lace handkerchiefs and trimmings. This is a great way to add the ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’ tradition into your wedding. Check with your florist about the best ways to add your personal items into the floral arrangement. Broaches in particular give your bouquet a stunning finish at the handle. Fresh flowers are absolute stunners for wedding bouquets and you’ll fall in love with them immediately! Be sure to ask local florists like Erindale Florist if they offer flower delivery services—it will make your life so much easier on your big...

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Tips on Choosing Your Winter Wedding Flowers on a Budget

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips on Choosing Your Winter Wedding Flowers on a Budget

There are many magical bonuses to having a winter wedding: the cosy honeymoon, the glistening dew on the foliage in your photographs, and the availability of wedding venues in the somewhat off-season. Choosing blooms for your winter wedding may be a little harder. Most brides associate the idea of fresh perfumed flowers with spring and summer. Look at some handy tips to help you to choose the perfect flowers for your winter wedding without blowing your budget. Feature flowers Depending on what your wedding theme and colour palette, there are a range of beautiful blooms available to you in winter. If you’re on a strict budget, however, you will have to get a little crafty. Anemones, sweet peas, hyacinths and cornflowers  are unique blooms that can be integrated easily into a winter bride’s bouquet without costing the earth. Tulips and roses really are at their best in winter, so you may be able to snap up a plentiful bunch of for a reasonable price. The once-popular bouquet staple baby’s breath is now back in vogue as a feature flower of it’s own. Give your bridesmaids a plentiful bunch of baby’s breath for a sophisticated and delicate complement to the bridal bouquet. Wintery greens Look for foliage with a silvery green leaf and woody stems to imbue your wedding with a wintery vibe—think gums, silver dollar and dusty miller for unique silver foliage to complement a pure white bouquet. Eucalypts are an original choice, echoing the Australian landscape while giving off a subtle invigorating aroma. If you love vibrant greens, however, consider integrating some ivy, magnolia, pine or cedar for a truly winter wonderland vibe. Thinking outside the box A winter wedding is a wonderful opportunity to integrate natural elements into your flower arrangements. Go for a hike or nature walk with your future spouse and soak in the landscape and nature’s bounty—what jumps out at you and decorative, fun and interesting? Succulents are a stunning addition to a bouquet or table, as are twisted twigs or pinecones. Scavenge and collect some of your favourite bushwalking finds for decorations, your bouquet, or centrepieces. Centrepieces Sprigs of rosemary are an attractive addition to centrepieces, and give off a flavoursome aroma that will complement your menu. For hardy centrepiece flowers, consider Australian natives such as kangaroo paw, proteas, eucalypt berries, waratahs and gums for a vibrant and resilient centrepiece. Entwine your unique blooms with twisted vines, twigs and ribbons for a cost-effective yet visually appealing winter wedding centrepiece. Consult with local florists like Riverside Florist & Gifts as soon as possible in your wedding planning process, so that you can work together to produce a striking winter floral presentation on a budget that will wow your...

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3 Tips on Purchasing Mother’s Day Flowers

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips on Purchasing Mother’s Day Flowers

When it comes to Mother’s day, flowers are a quintessential gift. With a little patience and know-how, you can find the right flowers that will make her smile. Here are some tips that may help: Choosing a Florist When it comes to finding florists, you have two options. You can browse through the online catalogues provided by the florist’s shop from the comfort of your home; or, you can personally walk into a floral shop and browse through those catalogues, speak with knowledgeable designers regarding your options, and order from the existing bouquets. It may seem awry to order online because you have no idea what quality the flowers will have when they arrive. In this sense, you may look to find a local florist with an online presence. This will highly simplify the process, and you will rest assured that your flowers were bought from trusted distributors. Knowing Your Options Flowers are a great way to express your feelings. Every type of flower has a different meaning, and you should be aware of what you want to express. For example, you could choose to send a bouquet in a vase, and you often will be able to customise some details such as the material, size, and colour of your vase. You could also choose to send flower stems, which come wrapped in an impressive presentation box. Although stems don’t have any aesthetically pleasing qualities, they are great gifts for flower-loving mothers, as stems will sprout into beautiful flowers once planted and taken care of. When it comes to flowers specifically, there are lots of different choices for Mother’s Day. While carnations have been the go-to option for Mother’s Day traditionally, florists nowadays offer great designs with other flowers as well, such as tulips, lilies, roses, hydrangeas. Matching Her Personality Because every mom is unique, you have to choose the type of flowers that best matches her personality. If you don’t think your mother is the right person for traditional arrangements, most florists offer great compositions of living plants, which will beautify any room they are placed in. If your mother loves taking care of her garden, you could get her dish gardens, which basically consist of multiple plants grouped together. You could also look to buy her single specimens such as kalanchoes, azaleas, or orchids if you think she would enjoy them. Florists will often allow you to personalise your gift by adding chocolate and stuffed animals, which will help with making your mother happier for the upcoming Mother’s Day. To learn more, contact a company like Enfield House Of Flowers with any questions you...

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