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A Weekend of Weddings

Yes, I admit we had 7 weddings this past weekend ~ 2 on Friday, 2 on Saturday and 3 on Sunday but  goodness, they all came out so pretty. Take this place card table below for a pink themed wedding at Nassau Inn. I really loved the simple but elegant look of the silver branches on some of the tables and the soft romantic pink roses and hydrangeas on others. Bride Rebecca was very pleased!  Now moving on to vibrant and dramatic wedding colors, like those done for bride Jean and her new hubby at Grounds for Sculpture. It was chilly outside but these colors warmed it right up, don't you agree?  Moving on to the reception, the tables were filled with many, many mercury glass vases filled lushly with roses in shades of orange and hot pink. So vibrant and alive.  The place cards are my personal favorite; each card had a tiny clothes pin and were clipped to a single rose. Isn't that clever? If you think so, I'll take credit for that!  Moving on to an all white wedding at the Park…

Another Hydrangea Post? You Bet!

Planning a wedding is fun but expensive and I find that often brides & grooms over think their bridal flowers. Hydrangea to the rescue. Take these bouquets for example; simple but by no means small yet they are elegant, natural and as amazing as it sounds, quite budget friendly.
In the case of these bouquets, extra touches such as chiffon ribbon and draping hanging amaranthus took them from boring to beautiful and only slightly added to the cost.
Lesson to be learned here? No need to over think the flowers and by all means, take the budget friendly route. Your Maids won't mind, your guests won't notice and your wedding budget will love you for it!

To see these and more of our everyday and wedding floral designs be sure to visit our website at www.sendingsmiles.com

Who Says Hydrangea is Boring

Who says Hydrangea is boring? Not us and not with these fun varieties that just arrived as fresh cut flowers. The one below has shades from green to mid purple and is called Expression Classic.  This variety is called Magical Coral and both come through the Dutch Market to our stores. They last forever and dry just the way you seem them. Don't you want some for your home?  To see these and more of our design ideas be sure to visit our website at www.sendingsmiles.com or our facebook page at www.facebook.com/localflorist

Roses for $5 Friday!

It's that day of the week and we have a fun one for tomorrow ~ May 24th. Fresh bouquets of colorful roses for only $5.  Roses are always a favorite for $5 Friday and today's selection is especially pretty. We have colors from corals to oranges, pinks to lavenders and everything in between. What a fun bouquet to bring home for Memorial Day, don't you think? 
Stop by either store ~ Princeton Forrestal Village  or 45 E. Afton Avenue, Yardley, PA. We have limited amounts so feel free to call us to reserve. 609.520.2005. We hope to see you! 

Summer Market - Great Steals!

We are excited to announce our participation in the 1st annual "Summer Market" put on by Tre Piani and LocalChatBox.  On June 23rd from 11AM-3PM, come to Tre Piani and get great deals from over 30 local vendors as well as great food from one of the best restaurants in town.  The Summer Market is a rain or shine event and will feature discounts, giveaways, and family fun activities for all ages.  Find anything from professional hair care products to baby clothes, jewelry, shoes, pet products, cookware, kids toys, name brand purses and of course, don't forget your flowers!

With over 30 vendors participating in the Summer Market, shop with Metropolis Spa Salon of Princeton, Dipes 'n Duds, La Sophia, Oragami Owl (a personal favorite!), Premier, Stella and Dot, Jersey Barefoot Sandal Line, Adorable Doos of North Brunswick.  Bring the kids to meet the mascot "Bubbles" from The Learning Experience Princeton.  There will also be tarot card readings, and the food a…

Personalizing Your Wedding Bouquet

How cute is this? Love those little love birds on this bridal bouquet for Jeri this past weekend.   Adding a small item to the stem of your bridal bouquet - whether it's a hankie, fabric from your mom's wedding gown or a special wedding band or locket, is a wonderful way to add a special touch to your wedding flowers. Some brides do it out of tradition or to bring someone closer to them that is no longer living. No matter what the reason, it's a great way to personalize your wedding, don't you agree? 

This Weekend at the Flower Shop

Thank goodness it's Friday! Well, it's actually Saturday but when I thought I wanted to share what's going on in the shop today, I automatically thought of that old "office battle cry" because it absolutely does not have anything to do with working in a floral design shop in May. When Friday at 5 pm rolls around, it does not stop for us and as a matter of fact, things really heat up. Today we had many parties to set up, we're hot and heavy working on tomorrows 3 weddings (we had a small one today too) and I even got out to do a Floral Demonstration at D&R Greenway Land Trust for a couple of hours last night and this morning.  Here is designer is hard at work making Bridal Bouquets like this one for bride Jeri. Lavender and purple flowers hand tied ~ so elegant. We hope she loves it when she sees it tomorrow morning!  Roses, lisianthus, freesia, mini calla lilies... such an amazing combination for Spring.  Lots and lots of party floral centerpieces going …

$5 Flower Friday and Sunflowers

Well, it's finally Friday again and we are gearing up for a big weekend of parties, weddings, you name it, we have it going on in the store this weekend. May is such a fun time here at our 2 flower shops but honestly quite exhausting too. What better way to recharge our batteries in time for the weekend than having Sunflowers for this weeks $5 Flower special.  Last weeks $5 Friday Flowers were violet plants and between our two stores we sold over 40 of them. This weeks sunflowers will most likely fly off the shelves (or out of the buckets) because Sunflowers are always so popular. Who wouldn't want a bouquet of these in time for the weekend? 

D&R Greenway Land Trust Plant Demonstration

Did you know that Greenway Land Trust in Princeton, not only helps preserve land in central New Jersey but they also have a Native Plant Nursery at their location  just off of Rosedale Road. This weekend is their big plant sale on Friday from 3 - 6 pm and Saturday from 9 am - 12 noon. Look for our staffing doing demonstrations at 5 pm on Friday and 10:30 on Saturday. We'll be showing folks how to make Native Plant gardens for both the forest and the meadow. Stop by to see our demo and support this wonderful organization by buying a "real" native New Jersey plant to grow  on your property!  For more information about D&R Greenway Land Trust visit their website at www.drgreenway.org 

A Princeton Gala

It's always so lovely working at Morven in Downtown Princeton and today's Gala for the Tri-Centennial of  the Descendants of the American Revolution came out amazing. Thought I'd share a few photos! 



A Few MMF Mother's Day Stats

Ever wonder what it's like to work in a flower shop during Mother's Day Week? You might be surprised to know that this holiday is larger than any other floral holiday, including Valentine's Day. At our shop it becomes a fun filled (yes, we do have fun), mad dash of assisting customers with their floral buying decisions, flower processing, floral designing and then the last ~ delivery.   Here are a few fun things you might not know about the holiday:  Our staff blossoms from 20 to almost 30 during the week of Mother's DayIt takes 14 drivers to get all the deliveries doneWe rent at least 6 additional vans/trucks for the holidayOver 800 deliveries will be made in a few short daysOur average amount our customers spend on this holiday is $77 and the customer that has spent the most on his Mother this year has purchased a $350 floral designWe will sell over 3,000 roses and 2,000 carnations during Mother's DayNext to roses, the next most popular flowers for the holiday ar…

Summer Fun Floral Design

Summer is right around the corner - and we are most excited for the gorgeous arrangements that can be made using sand, shells, or even fruit.  But also exciting?  The delicious summer drinks like margaritas and daiquiris that come along with the nice weather!  So here at Monday Morning Flowers - we have come up with the most genius event for all of our locals!  A combination of floral design tips and delicious summer drinks - it's a win/win. 

Join us in our Princeton location for margaritas, daiquiris and other fun drink recipes while you learn design tips for all of those summer parties.  On June 12, from 6:30PM-8:30PM, come in to make your own summer arrangement and take it home with fun drink ideas.  This event is only $55 per person and includes $15 of Monday Morning Money.  Call the shop today at 609-520-2005 to sign up or reserve your spot online at www.sendingsmiles.com.

Laughter and Flowers

Lift your spirits with laughter and flowers!  On June 27th, from 6-8PM, we will be hosting an event at our Princeton location that is both fun, and good for you!  Michele Granberg, MA Certified Laughter Leader and owner of The Center for Relaxation and Healing will lead us in laughter exercises that will relax you and relieve stress.  Both laughter and flowers have intrinsic health benefits that increase your joy of living -and we can all use a night out to immerse in laughter! 

Create your own floral arrangement, and enjoy wine and refreshments with us.  This is going to be a fun night you won't want to miss - why not sign up with a friend?  Or join us solo and make new friends!  Call the shop today at 609-520-2005 to reserve your spot or sign up on our website, www.sendingsmiles.com.  This event is only $45 and includes $10 of Monday Morning Money to spend however you would like!

Our Latest Yardley Store Video

We really had a great time working with Christian from YardleyTV while he shot this video. I admit, I think it came out well and I think the store looks adorable. What do you think?

Rainbow Themed Wedding

What fun floral bouquets we created for today's bride Melissa. A rainbow themed wedding was quite unusual and considering that we had to become "handy" with the flower tint, I think we did a great job. Wondering what flowers are naturally this color and what are tinted? The green bouquet had green roses that are natural but being there really isn't a green mini callas, those are tinted. The yellow bouquet is all natural, no helping Mother Nature there. The lavender roses are natural but then we did tint the mini callas, mostly because we wanted to control the color. The blue roses are stem dyed at the farm and the mini callas are also tinted. Each brides maid wore black dresses and so the color came from their bouquets.  What do you think about this rainbow themed wedding? It's not for everyone but our bride Melissa loved it!

Mother's Day is May 12th

And we have some great floral gift ideas!