Author Archive: Whitney McBride

Tradition of Royal Weddings

With the recent (almost) Royal Wedding between Pippa Middleton and James Matthews, there is not a better time to assess flower trends in royal weddings. At Brown Floral, we look at wedding trends, but more importantly work with exactly what our brides want for flowers on their special day. From Victoria and Albert in 1840 to Kate and William in 2011, and even to Pippa and James earlier this month, there is one trend that transcends the actual type of flowers used in British royal weddings: a pure white bouquet with hints of green foliage.

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Why You Should Definitely Send Flowers To Your Friend Who Just Had A Baby

We’re about to enter Fall, and pregnant women everywhere are praising the heavens that they survived the hot Summer months of pregnancy and are about to meet their new babies. As your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers prepare for their new bundles of joy to enter the world, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll get them for the birth day. While it is customary at baby showers to give new parents more practical gifts – like diapers, strollers, onesies, and wipes – often times the only gift a new mother receives after hours and hours of pushing is the new baby itself – which of course is the most amazing gift of all. But also, when you’ve gone through such a strenuous life event and are trying to take care of a screaming, poopy, wiggly new human, sometimes you could use a bit of a pick-me-up to just remind you that someone is thinking about you. (more…)

The Relationship Between Flowers and Happiness

When we lose a loved one we are often showered with gorgeous flower arrangements by our friends and family. This might seem like a small gesture, or even merely a social obligation, but gifting flowers to those who are grieving actually puts a whole new spin on Flower Power. Studies have shown that flowers have healing powers. No, this isn’t some form of ancient magic. It’s science!

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A Guide to Expertly Pressing Flowers

Let’s address the elephant in the room: Flowers don’t last forever and will eventually wilt. There, you heard it, straight from your local Salt Lake City florist. However, just because a flower won’t live forever, doesn’t mean their only fate is to be thrown in the trash when they start to die. At Brown Floral, we love the idea of preserving the beauty of flowers for as long as possible.

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Bee-Friendly Flowers

 

Flowers and bees go hand in hand. No, this doesn’t mean that your delivery from Brown Floral will contain a handful of bees – we promise! But bees and flowers share a symbiotic relationship that help each other thrive. Here’s how it all goes down: Bees fly from flower to flower to gather nectar to make honey. When they land on a flower, pollen gets stuck to the tiny hairs on their bodies. This pollen then gets deposited onto the next flower they visit, pollinating the flower and allowing it to reproduce, which means for flowers for bees, and so forth.

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