Friday, November 26, 2010

Gators + Food = Best Present EVER!

Hello! It's Black Friday... one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Are you stumped about what to get that special Gator fan in your life? Do they already own every orange and blue item there is? Well.... we have the solution for you!

The Florida Goal-Liners are currently selling their amazing cookbook, Gator Championship Recipes. This is the perfect gift for the Gator cook in your life. All procceds from the book will go support Gator Athletics. The book even contains Gator stories too! What a great gift! The book is $19.95 plus tax and can be shipped too!!

Please contact The Plant Shoppe for more details or the Florida Goal-Liners website!

Happy shopping and GO GATORS! :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Plant Shoppe would like to wish you and your family a...
Happy Thanksgiving!!
We hope that you all have a great holiday (and lots of yummy turkey and delicious dishes) with family and friends.

And....if you are going shopping tomorrow on Black Friday....we wish you lots of great deals and bargains too :) Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Florida Goal-Liners 31st Birthday

Last week the Florida Goal-Liners celebrated their 31st birthday at the Best Western Gateway Grand. The Florida Goal-Liners is an organization that promotes and supports the University of Florida Intercollegiate Football Program and the University of Florida Fightin' Gator Football team. You might remember a few weeks ago, we featured a post about their annual fashion show.

The Florida Goal-Liners were started back in 1979, and to help celebrate their birthday, Ward Pell, one of the founding birth mothers attended the celebration along with eight other original members. Ward Pell first came to UF with her husband, Charley Pell.

To celebrate the event The Plant Shoppe provided centerpieces and 80's styled corsages. The corsages pictured below are made up of orange carnations, blue curling ribbon, and accented with gold footballs.

The centerpieces were made up of a floating orange gerbera Daisy in a lotus bowl, accented with blue marbles.

And finally, pictured below is Ward Pell, founding birth mother, wearing one of our corsages.

To find out more about the Florida Goal-Liners, click here. Congratulations, Florida Goal-Liners on 31 years, we wish you many, many more.

Location: Best Western Gateway Grand
Flowers: The Plant Shoppe

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fun with Flowers!!

Do you know what Gainesville club loves flowers more than we do? If you were thinking of the Gainesville Garden club, then you are right! Each month the club offers an activity for their members called Fun with Flowers. During this class, members are supplied with the supplies and guidance to create a featured arrangement. For the month of November, Betsy was asked to teach the class of 41 members and helped them create a beautiful fall arrangement. Check out the pictures below of some of the members working on their beautiful works of art.

For more information on the Gainesville Garden club, visit their website by clicking here.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christine and Willie

Christine and Willie were married on November 6, 2010, holding their ceremony at Westminster Presbyterian Church with their reception at The Women's Club. Here are some photos from their big day!

For the altar area of the ceremony, two white and green floral arrangements were placed on two columns. The arrangements were later moved to the reception site and used to accent the head table. These white columns are just a few of the many different ways to showcase gorgeous arrangements on your special day and are available for rent. Contact us for more information!

For the reception centerpieces, three calla lilies were placed in vases that were accented by crystals and two small votive candles.

Moving onto the bridal party, the groom's boutonniere was made of Bells of Ireland.

Below is a picture of the bridal party's flowers. The bride's bouquet (far left of the picture) is a hand-tied bouquet made up of pearl-accented stephanotis featuring green hydrangeas and green hypericum. The bridal party's bouquet's were hand-tied bouquets of white hydrangeas with green hypericum.

And finally, below is a picture of Christine with her bouquet! I love that you can see how excited she is in this picture!!!

Congratulations, Christine and Willie! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! Thank you for letting us be a part of your big day!

Ceremony: Westminster Presbyterian Church
Reception: The Women's Club
Florist: The Plant Shoppe

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day

Today, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we celebrate the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice by serving and protecting our country. Thank you to all those who have served our country, past and present. Without you, we would not be able to enjoy the countless freedoms that we have.

Happy Veteran's Day!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Kelly and Michael, Part Two

Kelly and Michael's fall ceremony and reception at the Thomas Center featured great details that accented their beautiful theme for their October 30 ceremony.

First, the bride's bouquet:

Kelly's bouquet was made up of hand tied bouquet of persimmon, orange and burgundy roses, hypericum, accented curly willow.

Next, the flower girls...

Kelly's two flower girls walked down the aisle with a silk flower wand accented with ribbons. The flower girls also wore gorgeous wings which we provided coordinating ribbon accents and flowers.

Of course, you can't forget the ringbearer and his ride...

Since he was a baby, he rode down the aisle in the wagon! This is a great way to incorporate little ones into the wedding party who might not be at the walking age yet.

Finally, the cake!

Kelly and Michael's had a three tiered cake from Publix. We added flowers as a topper with a few accents on the side.

Congratulations Kelly and Michael! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

Ceremony/Reception: The Thomas Center
Florist: The Plant Shoppe
Cake: Publix

Monday, November 8, 2010

Kelly and Michael, Part One

On October 30, Kelly and Michael were married at the beautiful, historic Thomas Center in Gainesville. They had some really creative ideas incorporated into their gorgeous fall ceremony, so I'm going to break up their special day into two parts, the decor and the details.

Today's post focuses on the decor.

First, for their ceremony, they had Sheppard's hooks to lead the way to the ceremony location. The markers were made up of a beautiful ribbon with an orange daisies & roses.

Next, for their guest tables, gerberas were also used and accented by a floating willow. Fall leaves were also included in the centerpieces.

Finally, the couple had a Wishing Tree! The tree was located outside and was made up of a curly willow tree for guests to hang their wishes on (paper leaves). I absolutely love it, don't you?!? The picture below shows a few leaves on the tree and a guest hanging their leaf.

Check back tomorrow for more of Kelly and Michael's fall wedding including the bride's bouquet (my favorite), cake pictures and more!! :)

Ceremony/Reception: The Thomas Center
Florist: The Plant Shoppe
Cake: Publix

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Florida Goal-Liner Fashion Show 2010, Part II: Fashion

Hopefully you enjoyed the decor photos from the fashion show! Were you able to guess who the the show's special model was?

The one and only.... ABBEY! Here is Abbey looking oh so cute in Gator fashion courtesy of Miracles Maternity Boutique. And... of course, with each fashion show, you must have...

an outfit change! Here's Abbey in another cute Gator outfit.

Other special guests at the show included both Alberta, and the First Lady of Gator Football herself, Shelley Meyer!!

Remember, you can find out more about the Florida Goal-Liners by clicking here
Go Gators!

Location: The Atrium
Florist: The Plant Shoppe
Fashion: Miracles Maternity Boutique

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Florida Goal Liner Fashion Show 2010, Part I: Decorations

Hi Everyone! My name is Whitney and I'm so excited to be bringing you my first post via Betsy's blog! So, here it goes:

On September 29, The Plant Shoppe participated in the Florida Goal-Liner Fashion Show. This awesome orange and blue event took place at the Atrium. During this event, club members and local celebrities were able to strut their stuff, looking fabulous in some awesome Gator gear. We provided the decor and flowers. Check back at our next post (Goal-Liner fashion)!

For more information on the Florida Goal -Liner club, click here to visit their website.

Can you guess who modeled for the event? Check back to find out! :) Until next time, Go Gators!

Location: The Atrium
Florist: The Plant Shoppe