Thursday, January 27, 2011

Feels Like Spring

Have a case of the winter blues? For $10 you can enjoy a little bit of spring in your home. With this quick and easy project  anyone can afford to enjoy the beauty of fresh flowers in their home/office.

Materials needed:

- Bud vases in any shape or color (these ones were from my great aunt)

- A bunch of fresh flowers from your local florist. $10 or so will be enough to do a grouping of 3 seasonal flowers

- Sharp knife or scissors


- Fill each vase with warm water and floral food packet provided by florist.

- Cut the bottom of each flower and place in to vases.  There is really no wrong way.
 Above I did a little grouping of heather, iris and daffodil - I could have put one flower in each vase and used the heather as fill in all the vases. The sky is the limit and

- Place in grouping and enjoy or use individually throughout your home/office

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Winter wedding

Winter Wedding 

I love winter weddings. We started the 2011 wedding season with 2 winter weddings. Both very different and both very beautiful. The second wedding was of  Stephanie and Tom and  was held at the beautiful  ST. Clements Castle. The night before Connecticut received 10" of snow making the setting for  their winter wedding perfect. Below is her bouquet and her sweet review.  I truly love what I do and I just love every thing about her  bouquet! 

Stephanies Bouquet of white mini calla lilies, 
crystal accented Stephanotis, Silver berries, and white feathers
Wrapped in white fur.

Stephaine's Review - 

"The flowers provided for our winter wedding were exactly what I asked for & she was able to stay within the budget I requested. Melissa was working till the last minute to find an accent flower I really wanted & picked it up that morning. Meeting her was easy (we chose a starbucks), pymnts were also easy (paypal on her site), and she carries a ton of decor with her to help design your wedding theme. Would def recommend her." Stephanie and Tom 1.08.11 

Visit our weddingwire account to read all our reviews

Sunday, January 23, 2011

~ February / March Special ~

Book your wedding/event* (over $1000) between now and March 31st and we will 
decorate, up to 6 of our candy buffet containers, to match your event colors and theme.

This Special includes, Rental of containers, design,  Colored table overlay,  set up/break down & candy scoops (if needed). Simply provide the candy and packaging and we will do the rest.  

* Limited to available dates and venues in Connecticut,
Flower total must be over $1000 before tax  | Has no cash value

Contact us for availability and any other questions you might have

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Stock Photos

Time and time again I see the use of stock photos  being used to promote flowers. This makes my skin crawl. In a profession that is driven by creativity why would anyone want to use an image that isn't their work to promote themselves? I often wonder if prospective clients realize these images are stock photos and are not the work of the business.

 You would never want your caterer have you do a taste testing with food they didn't prepare or a photographer to show you a portfolio of images they didn't capture. So why has it become acceptable among florist to show images of bouquets they didn't make? 

I always try and show a prospective client my work and if I can't, I tell them this is an idea that I found that I think you might like. I  would never try to pass it off as my own designs.  Photos are a great way to convey to your florist your  likes and dislikes, but always  remember to ask to see pictures of the designers  most current work to make sure you like what you see.   Every designer is different and so should the images they use to promote their work.  

Sunday, January 9, 2011

First wedding of 2011

2011 wedding season is here! Our first wedding of the New Year took us to The Society Room in Hartford, CT.  It turned out to be a beautiful snowy day! I received a call from the brides mother today thanking me for the flowers! I truly love what I do. Our second wedding of the season took us to ST. Clements castle, Stay tuned for that blog!