Friday, August 29, 2008

Birthday Wishes to Jennifer!!

A very Happy Birthday Wish to one of my favorite customers........ Jennifer.

Jennifer's birthday is this upcoming weekend, but we sent her flowers from her friend Kim (another one of my favorite customer)a few days early. Jennifer loves the English Cottage Garden look. I called my supplier, and we came up with a great garden look for her gift. Hydrangea, Iris, Bupleurum, Salal leaves, Calycinia, and a little Bear Grass. Instead of a basket or vase, I used a metal planter, with a vase inserted in the middle. The cream colored tin features a design of hydrangeas, which can later be used as an accent piece in the home or office.

Hope everyone has a great and safe Labor Day Weekend.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Baby Boy!

The last few days we have had quite a few orders for baby arrangements. I thought I'd share a few with you. The first has a before and after. A florist called up and wanted us to send The Crystal Baby Block from Teleflora. However, they didn't want it to look anything like the picture in the Teleflora book. Their customer wanted a little orange and blue, because the proud parents are GATORS. But they also wanted pink spray roses (always a nice touch to do something for mom, since the baby doesn't know where it's fingers are, mush less the fact that there are flowers around). Well, we didn't have any pink spray roses, but I came up with an idea for the florist to give the sender.
Here is the empty container. It spells out BABY as you turn the sides. Always a nice gift, as it is made of crystal, and can be used in the nursery.

The concept I came up with, was Orange, Blue & White, with an extra special gift added. A pair of Gator Baby Booties. The sender thought it was a great idea. So here is what we sent.....

The Gator Baby Booties are dear to me, as Terry brought a pair to me in the hospital when Abbey was born. In true Terry style he proudly announce that he had shoplifted them, much to the astonishment of the nursing staff in the room. I then had to explain that he had "stolen" them from my store, so it was not really shoplifting.

Another arrangement I did was also for a baby boy. This one is in a blue ceramic container, which can also be used in the nursery. I used dark blue Delphinium, green Carnations, yellow Daisies, with a touch of Caspia.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sorority Bid Day

Sorority Bid Day at The University of Florida was this past Sunday. So, Monday morning we got calls from proud Moms and Aunts wanting to recognize their new pledges. Below are some of the arrangements we sent out. We tried to match the sororities colors or flowers for them.
For Ann at Alpha Delta Pi:
Colors are Azure Blue & White. Blues & White in a blue vase.
For Katherine at Chi Omega:
All white Carnations with Bluperium and greens in frosted white vase.
For Alyssa at Alpha Chi Omega:
Colors are Scarlett & Olive.
Red Carnations and Green Hypericum in a red vase with Olive Ribbon

Monday, August 25, 2008

Friday, August 29th

College Colors Day seeks to celebrate and promote the traditions and spirit that make the college experience great by encouraging fans, alumni and students to wear apparel of their favorite college throughout the day of Friday, August 29, 2008.

College Colors Day, which coincides with “back to school” and the kick-off of intercollegiate athletics, strives to promote higher education through increased public awareness and celebrates the achievements of colleges and universities, acknowledging their critical and fundamental importance to the United States.

We will be participating. Hope you do as well.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Kelley and Scott, Pretty in Pink Bouquets & Reception

Here are the pictures of the Bouquets and Reception. The Cocktail Hour was done Gator Style: Orange & Blue, with a touch of white/ivory flowers. The Reception went back to Pink, Ivory & Brown, with the use of Calla Lily, Roses, Hydrangea & Curly Willow.

Kelley's Bouquet: Matron of Honor:
The Escort Table:
With an engagement picture in the background, done by Powers photography.
Kelley & Scott used Silver Photo albums, which let guests know at which table to sit. Inside the album was a card to present at their place, so that Sweetwater staff would know their meal choice. The tables were named by the Couple's Firsts...... First Vega Trip, First Ski Trip, First Christmas, etc. Which gave the guests a little insight to the couple adventures over the years.

Guest Table:

We used containers that the bride provided for half of the tables.

The Sweetheart Table:

The Cake: Another gorgeous job by Vivian Sparkman

Kelley & Scott are Pretty in Pink Ceremony

Kelley and Scott wed on Saturday. Pink, Brown and Ivory were the colors of choice. Kelley used traditional arrangements for the ceremony, and then went a little contemporary for the reception. At the Church we did pew markers, greenery accents on the doors, traditional altar arrangements and florals on the candelabras. Her bouquet was made of Hydrangea, Rose, Spray Rose, Calla Lily, & Hypericum. The Matron of Honor bouquet was made of Calla Lily, Rose, Spray Rose & Hypericum. The Bridesmaids were similar, but without the Calla Lily.
The Doors to The Church:

One of the Candelabras

Ceremony: First United Methodist
Reception: Sweetwater Branch Inn
Photographer: Powers Photography
Florist: Us
Caterer: Sweetwater Branch Inn
Cake: Vivian Sparkman

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Stacy & Lance, Lovely in Yellow

Stacy & Lance were married this past weekend on the grounds of Haile Golf & Country Club. Sunny Yellow was the color of the day, even though the sun was not out for the beginning of it. The bride's bouquet was near and dear to my heart, as it was made of my mom's favorite flowers....yellow roses & white daisies, with a little bluperium added. The bridesmaids were clover green, and their bouquets were a mix of yellow daisy, white daisy and green button mums and green hypericum.
Ceremony: Haile Golf & Country Club
Reception: Haile Golf & Country Club
Photographer: Caroline Johnson
Florist: Us
Caterer: Haile Golf & Country Club
Cake: Cake by Jenny

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pink Perfection

Kristin & Nick said "I DO" this past spring. Pink was the color of the day. If you ask Kristin, she would say that you can never have too much pink. Nick on the other hand......
The ceremony was at The Baughman Center, followed by a wonderful reception at Haile Golf & Country Club. Allison Middleton was the coordinator, and Ms. Debbie made the cake. J.S. Photography captured these images for me to share with you.
Here is a close up of her bouquet of Pink Roses and Stephanotis:
I just love this shot by J.S. Photography, what an intimate moment.
Ceremony: Baughman Ceneter
Reception: Haile Golf & County Club
Photographer: J.S. Photography
Florist: Us
Caterer: Haile Golf & Country Club
Cake: Ms. Debbie
Planner: Allison Middleton

Abbey goes to Disney

Here are a few highlights from our Disney Trip. We spent a few Magical days at The Magic Kindgon with two other families. When you ask Abbey what her favorite part was she says "EVERYTHING". Enjoy the pics. I know we will enjoy the memories for years.