floral design


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here are a few tips for getting the freshest and most beautiful flowers from your local florist.

  1. TRUST..the floral designer to do what they are trained to do.  Let your designer be inspired to bring out the natural beauty in each flower. Encourage them to be creative and design a unique bouquet for you.  Some of the worst bouquets come from trying to make flowers that look like a photo.  Photo’s should be used as a general guide for style, but NOT used to make an exact duplicate of an arrangement.   Flowers are art..so let your designer be an artist.  It’s what they love doing!  Floral designers love giving flowers a voice!
  2. Give your floral designer your general guidelines, the color palette, your style preferences, and any favorite flowers of the recipient, and your budget.  Remember that delivery and tax are always added on after the flower price, so make sure you clarify the bottom line.
  3.  Always ask what is FRESH and IN SEASON this week.  Flowers are grown by farmers and farming is seasonal.  Farming is dependent on weather, supply & demand, transportation issues. Flowers are grown all around the world, and there is nothing that adds stress for a florist more than having their roses stuck in the airport on Valentines week, due to a winter storm somewhere in the country.  Be flexible, have patience, and plan on ordering extra early to make sure you have choices and options. Remember it’s winter, and many types of flowers are not available in the winter, unless you are willing to pay for the OUT OF SEASON price.  Most florists are happy to order out of season flowers in for you, but you need to plan ahead in order to have it available when you want it.  Allow at least 10 days for your florist to bring in your “out of season flowers” for you.
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Hello Spring!

I wish I knew what creative designer came up with this..sadly I do not know, but I loved it and wanted to share it with you! I constantly look at floral trash in this way..on walks I always am looking at leaves, stems, buds, flowers, and dreaming up unique ways to use plant material, this is a very fun and creative use of flower waste..  and besides who can’t use a little Happy Spring in their life right now? Enjoy

The new wave in Floral Design~

Alante Photography~ Seattle & the world!

Seattle Tennis Club wedding..whole lotta love~ big thank you to my floral designer friends who helped with this HUGE job~ I love you and appreciate your efforts! You know who you are!!! This could not have happened without your energy and dedication!

Vintage Bottles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been scouring the internet looking for cute vintage bottles for an upcoming event.  Everyone has been asking me for them.  Well, the good news is..Syndicate has finally brought them out!  I’m happy to find them, I ordered 4 cases of them today.  So all of you local brides looking for vintage bottles, call me for a price quote, I’ll be happy to rent them to you for your next event, and they will also be for sale in the store!  I am so happy to not have to go hunting in thrift and antique stores just to collect a few bottles here and there, it was so time consuming.  The new vases come in 12 different styles and range in size from 5 to 10 inches tall.  They come in 24 assorted t0 a case, but I’ll be happy to sell what ever bottle count you need.

A Vintage Wedding bouquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorful spring arrangement for Mom!

As fresh as a morning sunrise..this sold well for Mother’s Day

One Mom’s beautiful bouquet!

Just what mom needs..another purse..but full of flowers!

I’m changing my mind on carnations,,they are kinda cute in a retro way.

Yeah!!! Our October bride has picked a color palette for the flowers!

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If you want to buy flowers in a box…then I think they should look like art! Here is one of our more recent examples of boxed floral art!

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