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Stock It Is!

I know I have blogged about this amazing flower in the past but after creating a wedding last week (see video in previous blog) using just this single, amazing flower, I felt inspired to talk about it again.
If you've never seen "Stock" in person, it's a staple for most florists. Because of it's strong line form it's a wonderful to add length and height to a design. Looking for a lovely flower that grows in shades of pink, fucsha, purple and even burgundy? You have them all in stock. We especially love using the white and rich cream colored stock in our wedding designs.
Sometimes misunderstood because of it's ruffly florets, it's important to remember that the buds open from the bottom of the stem upward. As the buds at the tippy top open, the buds at the bottom may turn brown and even fall off. Like other flowers such as lilies, this is the normal blooming progression of this flower from bottom to top and does not mean the flower is bad or old. As th…

Country Wedding for Kendra and Ben

What I love most about doing weddings is the opportunity to meet so many different types of people. What I enjoyed most about working with Kendra and her mother on their Prallsville Mill wedding, was the overall rustic but elegant feel to everything they were doing. The location was the perfect place for this horse loving couple and let's not forget the brides present to the groom... A horse, of course! I can't wait to see professional photos of this wedding but for now, this gives you an idea of both the setting and flowers we created for this very special couple. To see this fun video just checkout the link below!
Country Wedding for Kendra and Ben Video!

Flowers for Living

As  you may know, this past year has been an eventful one for the husband and I. This past October we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and last month the hubby celebrated a very important birthday, OK he's 50. There, I said it. He might not be too happy for me rating him out but there you have it. It's been a strange and stressful 2 years, as anyone living in the world can attest to because of the crazy world we live in but finally we were able to get away and celebrate these two milestones in our lives. A quick trip over to Dublin, Ireland was in store for us last month and we had a great time.  That's me sitting on the ledge of our hotel room window and yes, as always we had flowers. The bouquet I'm holding was sent by my husband. Tradition has it that he always has flowers sent for our room where ever we go and I love it. The bouquet to the left was sent by my in-laws in addition to a lovely fruit platter to welcome us to our home away from home. Aren't t…

Pinks, Pinks and More Pinks

Let's face it, pink is back for wedding designs and it's back in a big way. This past weekend we created a "very pink" wedding for our bride Kelly and with amazing results too! Unable to get her the peony she loved (just between seasons - too late for local and Dutch, too early for Chile) we still achieved that soft, round feel she loves by using a mixture of ranuculus, garden roses, tea roses and hydrangeas in shades from pale to raspberry pink.
 Kelly's bouquet was lush, full and hand tied. Don't you just love those huge garden roses? They have become so popular that during prime wedding season there's not enough being grown to meet the worldwide demand for them!
 For Kelly's brides maids we created hand tied bouquets using tea roses, spray roses, ranuculus and hydrangea, accented with pops of lime green buplurium.  Can you ever really go wrong with using roses in wedding designs? We love pink at Monday Morning Flowers - as you an see from employee…

How to Put on a Boutonniere

Ever get stressed out about how to attach a boutonniere? There's no need being help is on the way and it really isn't that difficult. First, you'll notice that it usually comes with 2 small pins. If your florist only gives you one, ask for another to really make it secure. The flowers should always be facing up. An easy way to remember is that flowers always grow up and so the flowers should point up too!
 Next, place the boutonniere on the left lapel. Look for the button hole to use as a guide. Most suits will have them and this is a good way to remember which side it should be placed on. If it looks nice while you are holding it, keep that location by firmly holding the boutonniere to that part of the lapel.
 While still holding the flowers, grab the lapel and flip it over. Using the first pin, pin through the lapel, then the stem and then back out the lapel. You are basically making an X with your pins. In this case, I have started at the bottom right and gone up to …

Themed Parties are Back

Did they ever really go away? Special events such as mitzvahs, showers, birthday parties and even weddings are a great time to show off your fun side! Having a theme for your party doesn't have to be hokey or corny. Look at this fun Bat Mitzvah that we worked on. Working closely with Ariana's mom, we helped not only set the theme but coordinate the details for a look that, although festive, had a sophisticated feel. Aqua and lime colored balloons spiraling along side centerpieces created by the client, each table was named a different candy and related back to the seating arrangements for each guest. Who doesn't want to see "You are seated at the Skittles Table"!

Looking for a theme idea? How about a wine theme? Use corks as place card holders or fill tall glass vases with them. Take elegant looking wine bottle and pour dripped wax and add a single tapered candle. Tuscan looking floral arrangements in earthy ceramic pots with twirls of brown vines and fresh dang…