Prom Throwback Contest

Prom Throwback

Who doesn’t love a good “throw back thursday”?  At Rockcastle we love seeing those old school photos so much, we wanted to throw it back all month long!  Get ready for our Prom Throwback Contest.

Time to throw it back, and we mean all the way back.  Yes that’s right, to your prom!  We are calling all parents to submit high school prom photos throughout the month of March.  Photo submissions can be made to  The best of the best will be posted on our Facebook page throughout March.  Get the most likes and win a corsage and boutonniere for your teens and 2013 prom attendees. We will choose one lucky winner from both our Greece and Canandaigua locations.  Winners will be announced in early April.

Get ready for some dated dresses, funky hair, and old school prom flowers!  First up our sales associate of approximately 20 years, Patty!


Flowers For The Stars

It’s that time of year for spring plays and musicals.  And before you know it spring recitals and concerts will be happening as well.  Say congratulations to that special someone with a beautiful flower bouquet.

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{1} MOST FOR YOUR MONEY.  Have your florist put the bouquet together in a nice wrap.  It will be easier to hand off at the end of the show, and will save you a few extra dollars over a vase arrangement.

{2}  COLOR COORDINATE.  Does your star have a favorite color, or maybe the particular show has a specific pallet.  Go with it!  You can get everything from the flowers to the ribbon to coordinate for a complete bouquet.

{3} ADD SOME GLAM.  Your florist can spice up a bouquet by adding some glitter spray for the final finishing touch.  If you really want to get elaborate, you can add a gem in the center of a beautiful gerbera daisy or rose.

{4} A SPECIAL NOTE.  While you will be able to add a card message to your bouquet, why not upgrade to a speciality card?  It will be the perfect addition to your bouquet, and most florists have beautiful cards on hand for sale.

{5} HANDLE WITH CARE.  In your daily run around, don’t leave your beautiful bouquet in the car.  Make sure to plan accordingly so flowers aren’t left in an overly cold or hot vehicle.  This can leave the flowers in an unpresentable condition for your recipient.

Lovely Card Messages

If you didn’t see our Facebook post on Friday, we were inspired by a customers request to include a romantic movie line on their card message.  What a great idea!  We thought we would expand on it this Tuesday in our blog.  It’s the perfect touch to arguably the most important part of your floral gift. So here are some ideas to add to your arrangement this Valentine’s Day.


For movie quotes try:

“It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it.” – Sleepless In Seattle

“You give me everything just by breathing.” – Twilight

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” – Moulin Rouge

“You’ve bewitched me body and soul.” – Pride & Prejudice

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more; that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what you’ve given me and that’s what I hope to give to you forever.” – The Notebook

“You complete me.” – Jerry McGuire

“My heart is, and always will be, yours.” – Sense and Sensibility

“You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how.” – Gone With The Wind

“As you wish.” – The Princess Bride

“Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.” – Casablanca


Another alternative is including a romantic lyric:

“I hope you don’t mind, that I put into words, how wonderful life is, now you’re in the world.” – Elton John, Your Song

At last, My love has come along, My lonely days are over, And life is like a song, For you are mine, At last…” – Etta James, At Last

“You’re the closest to heaven, that I’ll ever be.” – GooGoo Dolls, Iris

“Happy times together we’ve been spending, I wish that every kiss was never ending.” – Beach Boys, Wouldn’t It Be Nice

” I love you more with every breath truly madly deeply do.” – Savage Garden, Truly Madly Deeply

“All you need is love, Love is all you need.” – The Beatles, All You Need Is Love

“When I see your face, there’s not a thing that I would change, Cause you’re amazing, just the way you are.” – Bruno Mars, Amazing Just The Way You Are

“Take my hand, Take my whole life too, For I can’t help falling in love with you.” – Elvis, I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You

“I’ve loved you forever, In lifetimes before.” – N’SYNC, This I Promise You

“And all my life, I’ve prayed for someone like you, And I thank God that I, That I finally found you.” – K-Ci & JoJo, All My Life


You can also try a famous quote:

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” – Max Muller

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” – Bruce Lee

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” – Mother Teresa

“The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.” – Unknown

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” – Judy Garland

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” – A. A. Milne

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

“There is only one happiness in life — to love and to be loved.” – George Sand

“There is no remedy for love than to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau

Valentine’s Day Flowers Tips & Tricks

Whether you’re sending a beautiful bouquet to that special someone, or are fully surprised on the 14th with a beautiful array of florals, we have some advice for you.

Sending Flowers:

{1} Order Early.  Ordering early can ensure the look you want is available and it can be delivered to your destination on time.  And to really surprise that special someone, consider sending your flowers a day early.  At Rockcastle Florist, we are offering free delivery to early local orders placed by Sunday February 10 and choose delivery Monday February 11 – Wednesday February 13.  Just use PROMO CODE: VEB13 to save up to $8.95 on local deliveries.

{2} Read The Fine Print.  If you choose to order your flowers online make sure to know exactly what you’re getting.  Many online floral services will send fresh flowers in a box, not arranged.  Consider ordering through your local florist.  They have expert designers on site to create your bouquet, and friendly delivery personnel to ensure each arrangement is delivered in flawless condition.

{3} Try Something New.  When thinking of Valentine’s Day flowers red roses may be your immediate thought.  But consider trying to send something new.  Maybe that special someone loves gerbera daisies or their favorite color is yellow.  Don’t feel limited by the Valentine’s Day norms, select flowers that will truly represent your recipient’s personality.

Receiving Flowers:

{1} Thank Your Sender.  When receiving flowers, especially on a busy day such as Valentine’s, remember to thank your sender.  They invested money into your arrangement and may have even done it as a surprise.  Consider giving your Valentine a ring, they’d love to know you received their special gift.

{2} Maintain Your Bouquet.  Know that flowers are sensitive to cold temperatures, so remember to place them in the original package when traveling home.  Change the water and add some floral food every few days.

{3} Tell Your Florist What You Think.  You’re florist would love to know what you thought of your bouquet.  If there is an issue, call the florist directly.  If you loved your bouquet send in a photo, or comment on social media.