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The Importance of Wedding Flowers

A wedding is a positive ceremony that celebrates two people getting married. This is a gathering where relatives and friends gather to rejoice with the lucky couple as they begin their new life together.   Preparing for the day is a major ordeal as everyone including the wedding planner want an occasion that is talked about for years.

And yet, it is not the amazing food or delicious cake that will bring back memories, but the minute details that take such meticulous planning.

The trend in 2017 is to strive for individuality in all aspects of the wedding.  Consider the boutonnieres, the bridesmaid flowers, the brides’ bouquet and centerpieces.  Now, the idea is to ensure that all these variables and more are in sync with each other.  It is not unusual now to see all bridesmaids carrying different bouquets to celebrate their individuality.  wedding flowers

Traditional white blossoms are set to contrast with colorful blossoms.  The traditional romantic look that we are all accustomed to have given way to bold and powerful flower arrangements.  Also, single color, aesthetically pleasing flower arrangements have now replaced the soft mix of varying color flowers.

Other accessories can be arranges with flowers to make a bold statement.  These accessories could include ribbons, laces, pearls, etc.  Most bridal parties enjoy searching for and choosing wedding flowers.  Some popular choices include cascade bouquets. These include carefully picked blooms that are arranged in a flow that would be described as artistic in relations to the bride’s dress.
And don’t forget the table décor!

All aspects of the décor are important for flowers including the containers that hold them, the candles that surround them.

Let’s face it, flowers have the potential to make a huge difference in any wedding, large or small.  These flowers can be of any variety, traditional or nontraditional.

Other uses for flowers in a wedding could include, thank you gifts for guests, bride hair accessory, or even a floating arrangement in a water feature.

Whatever your needs are, call us for all your wedding flower needs!

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Spring Flowers

Hey, winter is almost over, especially here in Florida, but many people are currently dreaming of warm summer breezes and leaves on the trees.

Somewhere during the long winter months, the majority of people become extremely anxious for signs of spring.  Flower lovers start the lookout for crocus which are usually considered the first spring flowers, however there are minor bulbs that can bloom much earlier.

These plants are not very tall and have flowers that are smaller but when planted in a large group become as powerful and effective in landscaping as bulbs which are much larger and flowering.  Examples would be daffodils and tulips.spring flowers

Often times, gardeners will overlook minor bulbs in favor of the larger, showier bulbs including tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils (they bloom later in the year).  But these minor bulbs have an important place in the landscape as they make the season of bloom longer
Minor bulbs are often overlooked in favor of the showier larger bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths that bloom later in the year. But minor bulbs have a very useful and important place in the home landscape because they extend the season of bloom, thus a longer time to enjoy flowering bulbs.
The flowering bulbs are best if they are purchased and planted in the fall.  So while you will have to wait a little while before buying, the wait will be worth it.

If you need more information on any type of flowers, contact us at Belleview Florist!

So, with no more delay, let’s take a look at a few spring bulbs to look for in gardens the next few weeks (or plant yourself!)
Glory-of-the-snow (Chionodoxa luciliae)

Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)

Common snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)

Netted iris (Iris reticulata)

Spring snowflake (Leucojum vernum