Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sarah and Chris: An April Wedding

Sarah and Chris tied the knot on April 3, 2011 at Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club. Jaime at Sweet Serendipity Photography was kind enough to share with us some pictures from the big day.

Here's a shot of the fabulous bride and her bridesmaids with their hand-tied bouquets of yellow tulips.

Check out some of the ceremony decor that we were able to provide. The above arbor is available for rent for any occasion and the best part is after your ceremony, the flowers at the top can be moved inside to serve as reception decor! It definitely makes a great backdrop for any event!

And, finally, take a look at their beautiful cake by KB's Kake Kreations. Now that looks yummy!

Thank you Sarah and Chris for letting us be a part of your big day! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!!

Ceremony: Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club
Reception: Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club
Photographer: Sweet Serendipity Photography
Florist: The Plant Shoppe
Cake: KB's Kake Kreations

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

The Plant Shoppe would like to wish you a Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to the all those who have served, are serving or have given their life defending our country. Today we honor your sacrifice and dedication. Thank you for defending our great country and the many freedoms that we have. Happy Memorial Day!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Baby Andrew is Here!

The Plant Shoppe is pleased to announce the newest member of the Gardner Family:

Andrew Joseph

He was born at 4:33am this morning (May 17), 7lbs, 12 oz, 20 inch. Momma and Baby are doing well. Congratulations to Betsy, Terry and Big Sister Abbey! Yay!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

The Plant Shoppe would like to wish you a Happy Mother's Day! Whether you are a mom, mommy-to-be, aunt, grandmother or mother-in-law, we hope that you have a great day filled with lots of love, happiness, relaxation and, of course, flowers.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Oh Baby.... Our Blog/Facebook Contest

Did you know that The Plant Shoppe's family is about to get a little bit bigger? To celebrate Betsy and Terry's newest addition that is due this week, we are having a Blog/Facebook contest.

Can you guess Baby Andrew's actual birthday, actual weight, or actual time of birth?
All week long, you can either comment on this blog post or our Facebook page for a chance to win. The closest person to guess each category will win a $20 gift certificate to The Plant Shoppe.

Here's our contest rules:
1. One entry per person per category
2. A date, weight, or time can only be guessed once. Ex: If someone guesses he will arrive Friday, May 13, that day is no longer available for an entry. If a date/weight/time is entered twice, the entry will go to the person who submitted first.
3. Each person can win one category. If you guess all three correctly, you will win one gift certificate, the other two will go to the next closest guess.
4. Have fun and be creative!

Here's our only hint.... Betsy's actual due date is May 14.

We look forward to seeing your entries and hope you are as excited about this week as we are. Once Baby Andrew is here, we'll announce our winners (probably a day or two after).


Shower Cake: Ms. Debbie
Photo by Yume Photography

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Holidays You Should Know About...

This is quite a busy holiday-filled week for us at The Plant Shoppe. Did you know that there are THREE, that's right THREE holidays this week?

Teacher Appreciation Week. Take some time this week to say thank you to your son or daughter's teacher. We know it's not easy to have almost twenty children in a classroom and educating them. It definitely takes someone special. Be sure and make sure your teacher knows you appreciate their hard work... and you can show it too! Here's a great example of what we can do (and deliver too) to that special educator.

Nurses Week. Nurses Week is celebrated May 6-12, however the actual holiday is May 6. Make sure that special nurse knows you appreciate them. After all, where would we be without them? It takes a special person to work with the sick. Wouldn't they love this?!? I know I would!

Mother's Day. Just a reminder, Mother's Day is this coming Sunday. Be sure and contact The Plant Shoppe (early too) to place your order. We will be delivering all week... but we are CLOSED on Sunday! After all, we have families too! Wouldn't your mom love this?

We look forward to hearing from you this week! :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Bouquet Fit For a Future Queen

It's no secret that the fairytale wedding happened last Friday. While I was very excited to see the dress... which turned out to be everything I was hoping, there was something else I was interested in. You guessed it, the bouquet.

Each one of her flowers had a beautiful symbolic representation. The bouquet was made up of lily of the valley, Sweet William flowers, hyacinths, ivy and myrtle. Lily of the valley represents the return of happiness, while Sweet Williams represent gallantry. Hyacinths symbolize consistency of love and ivy stands for fidelity, marriage, friendship and affection. Finally, the most symbolic for Royals was the myrtle. The specific myrtle in her bouquet was from the same bush that Queen Victoria planted in 1845. Queen Elizabeth even used it in her bouquet in 1947! Now that's some symbolic and classy history! Did Princess Catherine start a trend in wedding bouquets for the next few months? Only time will tell...