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Autumnal Roses

Roses sell 12 months out of the year but we admit that fall colored rose designs just might be our favorite. This arrangement made by our Lead Designer Alanna has yellow, coral, orange and two toned yellow with red tip roses accented with fall leaves, hypericum berries, fresh lemon leaves and huckleberry foliage.  Want to see more of our rose selection? Check out our website at www.sendingsmiles.com and click on the rose category ! 

September is All About Weddings

Well, that is actually a bit misleading as September keeps us busy with all kinds of things from Weddings, to Funerals, School Decorating Events and the list goes on. I must admit, however, that creating wedding flowers for sweet and deserving couples is always a stand out at our shop. Take last weekend for example. We had three weddings and although we had to really hustle to get everything created, delivered and set up, it's such rewarding work. The photo above is for our beautiful bride Amanda K (yes we had 2 Amanda's in one day) and her handsome hubby Jon. Their wedding took place at the Boat House at Mercer County Park and although unseasonably warm, the day was spectacular and the lake view amazing. Are you planning a wedding for 2018? Now is the time to book your date with us!! To see more of our wedding designs be sure to visit our wedding website at www.perfectweddingflowers.com  

Valentine's Day - Oy Vey!

I know it's only January 10th but we are in full planning mode for the Valentine's Day holiday - 2017. What would you want your sweetie to send to you, we'd love to know!!  Looking for some helping deciding what to send to your special someone? We're here to help! 

Amanda's Wedding Flowers ~ an Early Spring Affair

We love when professional photographers share pictures from wedding flowers we create. These pictures are from Amanda's wedding in early June and we actually just provided flowers for her sister Morgan's wedding last week! Don't you love the colors? Very unique and such fun!

Stop and Smell the Roses ~ a Floral Design Class

Have you heard about our fun and informational floral design classes held at our Princeton Flower Store? We have quite a few scheduled for the summer, including one that will teach you all about roses ~ how to arrange them, how to keep them fresh longer and a little bit about their history.  For example, did you know that what we call thorns are technically called prickles?  If you want to learn more about these gorgeous blooms, why not join us on August 6th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm for a fun, informative hands on design class. This class costs only $40 per person and includes Rose Wine, Snacks and your design project is yours to take home. Sign up through our website at www.sendingsmiles.com or call us today! 609-520-2005

Rose Prices and Valentine's Day

Are you wondering what we charge for a dozen red roses in December, March or July? $74.99 Are you wondering what we are charging for a dozen red roses for Valentine's Day this year? $74.99 Yes, it's true. We are picking up all the extra cost charged to us by our wholesalers and farms. Why? Because honestly, it's not worth upsetting our customers and we want you to HAPPY!!  There you have it ~ you support us all year long and we support you on one of the busiest floral holidays of the year. www.sendingsmiles.com 

Modern Roses - $5 off your order!

Do you think sending roses for Valentine's Day has to be traditional and boring? Well, we say it's not so! Customer Care Coordinator Alanna  created this modern take on a dozen red roses.  Why not let us create this in hot pink or even lavender? Get creative this Valentine's Day ! Don't forget Valentine's Day is just 1 week away so order early.  Call today and receive $5 off your order with promo code VALENTINE on orders placed by 2/10/14.  And don't forget - Valentine's Day is next Friday - so if you're sending to the office - why not get it to her a few days early so she can enjoy it for the week?!  You'll look like a star and you'll get your Valentine's Day plans taken care of while she's wondering if you will even remember!  Call us today at 609-520-2005 or order online at www.sendingsmiles.com .

Fun Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

Are you always unsure what to buy your sweetie for Valentine's Day? We know it's a bit early but we have some cute ideas for you at both our Princeton NJ and Yardley PA Flower Shops. We are more than just flowers!  Check out these adorable chocolates! We even have matching wine glasses and beer pilsners along with a matching mylar balloon.   The oversized love bird cookies in red and pink are both sweet and yummy and only $4.95 each   These heart vases are gorgeous in person and can be filled with flowers but are also candle holders that glow when a candle is placed inside.   It wouldn't be Valentine's day without conversation hearts.   More cookies in pink, red and white, a very tasty was to say you love them.  Mrs. Fields chocolate covered cookie dough. Do we really need to say more?   These heart mugs looks sweet just the way they are but have us add chocolates and/or flowers for an adorable touch.  These mini frames are super cute a

Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for Men to Their Ladies

Do  you have a special anniversary coming up ~ 5 years, 10 years maybe even 25 years? Well, we have some really great ideas for you! Take past Groom Ellis for example? This past week was he and Tina's 5th wedding anniversary. What did he do to make the day special? He had us duplicate her bridal bouquet for her! What a sweet guy and what a great idea, right? Can't remember what was in her bridal bouquet ? Don't worry, any talented florist can take a peek at a photo and determine how it was made and what flowers were used. In the case of Tina and Ellis, we designed the original bouquet 5 years ago and so it was easily recreated.  Wow, what about sending this? One hundred, yes I said 100, long stem red roses . Imagine the delivery arriving to her office and how amazing she will feel when all her coworkers see this! Roses are the traditional anniversary flower and they speak of love but if red is not her color, why not send her assorted colors of roses like this

Flowers for Only $5 in Princeton and Yardley

Roses for $5? You got it, each Friday at both our flower stores located in  - Princeton, NJ and Yardley, PA we have what we call $5 Flower Fridays. Each week we offer a great fresh flower deal and today's special are rose bouquets. You don't get flowers this fresh at the Super Market and our goal is to bring you fresh product at a great price so that you can treat yourself. We think everyone should have fresh flowers in the house and we would love to sell them to you!  Our Princeton shop is open until 7 PM and Yardley until 6 PM. We'd love to see you and remember, Shop Local! 

We Survived Valentine's Day for Another Year

You may laugh but we florists, that is how we view it. Another one in the can and moving on to the next set of holidays  St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Administrative Professionals Week and then the Mother of all Floral Holidays ~ Mother's Day. For now, we are just happy to have survived and delivered thousands and thousands of red roses to love birds all over Central New Jersey and Lower Bucks, Pa.

Support Your Local Florist

Need a reason to use a local florist for your Valentine's Day floral gift delivery? Well, here you go!!  We deliver 7 days a week to over 70 zip codes in all of Mercer and parts of Somerset, Middlesex and Hunterdon County - New Jersey and Lower Bucks, Pennsylvania. Visit our website at www.sendingsmiles.com to shop our holiday selection! 

A December Winter Wedding

I admit that I love doing winter weddings. Last weekends wedding for bride Suzanne was especially pretty. Her bouquet was created using white anemone's, silver brunia berries, white roses ~ both tea and sweetheart size and light accents of lace dusty miller.  The reception was very intimate and romantic with lots of warm candle light and keeping the white and silver color theme going. The Nassau Inn's Palmer room was the perfect place for this winter reception, don't you think?  Low and long centerpieces created with roses, hydrangeas, dusty miller cedar and gerbera daisies were perfect for the 2 long guest tables. Floating candles added a soft glow to the room. To see this and more of our wedding designs, be sure to visit our wedding website at www.perfectweddingflowers.com 

Loving Those Wedding Pics

We are love doing weddings and it's just so much fun when photographers and brides share photos with us, like this one from Janet Lanza Photography. Created for our bride Allison on 9/15, this bouquet was just so simple and elegant. Hydrangeas, roses, gardenias and ranunculus accented with silver tinted seeded eucalyptus with a simple rhinestone band - just makes you say... ahhhh.  What more could a girl ask for?  To see this and other of our wedding designs, be sure to check out our new wedding website at www.perfectweddingflowers.com . 

Carnations and Roses - Perfect Together

Roses and Carnations are 2 of my favorite flowers and I especially love them together. One of this weekends weddings has us using both types of flowers in brides maids bouquets.   The difference in texture and the slight shading difference will looks especially pretty in pictures when taken from a distance. In this case, the carnations also help with cost because our bride has quite a few attendants and needed to keep the cost down. To see these and more of our floral designs, be sure to hop over to our website at www.sendingsmiles.com  and check out some of our other blogs and videos  that talk about how to save money on your wedding flowers! 

Rachel and Dion's Wedding

Couples like Rachel and Dion are the type of bride and groom that make what I do a real joy. Not only was it a delight to work with Rachel and her mother but I loved everything they chose! Take Rachel's bouquet for example: Orange roses, peach spray roses, cream ranunculus and dahlias, peach stock, mini calla lilies and touches of peach berries - oh the lovely colors and textures! She loved her bouquet and we could not have been happier!   Their wedding reception took place at the Princeton Marriott and had  vintage book theme. I loved the old card catalog that Rachel found at a Library. She used it for the escort cards - how cute!! Some touches of ivy, their engagement photo and an orange and peach floral arrangement made for a sweet display.  For their tables we created 3 different styles of centerpieces. This style had three different sizes of candle holders, each with an amber underwater light and a floating candle. Touches of petals and ivy trails and a books her

Yesterdays Bridal Bouquet for Michelle

 What an elegant combination - ivory roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, arabicum and ranunculus. I love the soft, natural and romantic combination is perfect for a summer wedding. Our designer, as always, has done a lovely job forming the bouquet to show the different shapes and textures while keep it soft and round. We'll be sure to keep you posted if our bride Michelle shares any photos of herself with her bridal bouquet! To see this and more of our wedding designs be sure to check out our wedding website at www.perfectweddingflowers.com and our facebook page at www.facebook.com/localflorist

We Are a Yes We Can Flower Shop

 Ring, ring, ring - Us: "Hello, Monday Morning Flowers, how can I help you?" Customer: "We need 30 floral centerpieces in 2 hours, can you help us?" Us: "Of course, we'll deliver them for you in 2 hours!" Customer: "It's my anniversary today and I need something sent our fast. What should I send to my wife?" Us: "How about a dozen of our Premium roses made by designer Norman? She'll love it" We have fun at the shop and we all work hard to be able to say Yes to our customers. To see more of our custom designs or learn more about our shop visit our website at www.sendingsmiles.com

A Real Beach Wedding

Oh my goodness, the line of brides in and out of our shop has been constant (and a bit overwhelming if I'm truly honest)! I predict that our wedding calendar is going to book up faster than any other year since I started doing weddings 20 years ago. On one hand, I'm flattered because it means the word out on the street is that we do a great job with our wedding designs - offer beautiful flowers, fair pricing and excellent service. Wow, I patted myself so hard on the back and knocked myself off my chair! Just kidding. On to the topic listed above - A Real Beach Wedding. The other night I met with past bride Jodi and her friend Jackie to talk about her October wedding. I admit, I was a bit more snippy than usual and I'm going to admit that I probably had put in too long a day, with too little food and water and the tail end of a horrible cold dragging me down. Sorry Jodi and Jackie!! But how sweet was it to come in the next morning to see in my email, sent that night at 10: