Easter has many symbols – colored eggs, bunnies, baby chicks, and chocolate candy – but none have as rich a history as that of the Easter Lily. Some of the more silly traditions have easily guessed origins – springtime brings new life, which brings baby animals and eggs, and who doesn’t love chocolate? But have you ever wondered why the lily has been one of the most beautiful symbols of Easter for generations?
This wedding that was held here in Salt Lake City was so dreamy! The flowers featured were Hyndrangea, orchids, ranunculus, succulents, chinamums, lots of foliage, and the Bride even brought in her favorite sagebrush to incorporate in! Everything from the floral crowns and boutonnieres, to the cake and center pieces was absolute perfection.
This wedding of Rowchel Paluso was incredible. The perfect blend of fall with showy “Ring of Fire” sunflowers and exquisite marsala dahlias, accented with fall foliage of agonis and textural seeded eucalyptus!
Lilies, pinchusions, brunia, succulents, mokaras and roses for this beautiful bride! (more…)
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (Tuesday, to be exact), meaning you don’t have much time to waste when it comes to picking out the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for everyone you love. But it’s not just your significant other you need to shop for –– there are moms, sisters, best friends, and coworkers who deserve to feel special, too. So this year, don’t resort to the picked over candy aisle at the grocery store or one of those sad, generic Hallmark cards. Instead, choose a personalized “I love you” that is sure to put a smile on all of your Valentines’ faces.
Here’s how to step up your gift giving game with the most classic Valentine’s gift of all – flowers.
Step 1: Make Your List
While impressing your spouse or girlfriend is important, don’t forget to think of all of the other people in your life that you love, too. Of course your mom and grandma deserve something special, but also consider doing a little something extra for those people you might not have immediately thought of, such as your boss (no faster way to get that promotion!), your best friend (Galentine’s Day is the 13th!), and your dad (men like flowers, too!).
Step 2: Pick the Perfect Arrangement
Flowers have meanings, so consider your relationship with each person you’re shopping for. Fortunately, Brown Floral makes it easy to pick out the perfect arrangement for each person with our careful curated selection of Valentine’s Day bouquets.
For your love…
Your spouse or significant other will love this stunning arrangement of 3 dozen red roses. Arrange to have your bouquet sent to their office for even more wow factor.
Pink roses mean “gratitude,” making this beautiful arrangement perfect for your mom or grandma. It’s the ultimate way to say “I love you” and “thank you for everything” at the same time.
For your sister or friend…
Best friends and sisters will love this whimsical and colorful arrangement that they can enjoy long past Valentine’s Day. This bouquet is also a fun way to say “I appreciate you” to that great boss in your life.
Step 3: Order on Time
You don’t want to be that guy who runs into the flower shop at 5 pm on Valentine’s Day and gets stuck with a bunch of wilted orchids because that’s all that was left. Order your Valentine’s Day bouquets early this year and rest easy knowing they’ll be delivered on time, without the last-minute panicking.
When your Valentine receives their beautiful, personalized bouquet, you’ll become the hero of the day, and you’ll feel great knowing that everyone you love knows you care. Now pour yourself a glass of wine – you’ve just mastered Valentine’s Day.
P.S. Valentine’s Day isn’t the only big holiday you can get a head start on this year. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, and Brown Floral is already taking orders!
This wedding was an absolute dream! The reception was a beautiful courtyard party at the Grand America here in Salt Lake City, and flowers showcased were garden roses, hydrangea, hanging amaranthus, ranunuculus, orchids and lots of foliage.
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