Prom Flower Tips

It’s that time of year again, when the high school dating ritual of prom becomes top of mind for so many teens. What to wear? Who to go with? Where’s the after party? Here’s a few tips to make floral choices easier:

{1} Consider your date’s personality and of course what they are wearing when ordering flower style and color. Here are some ways to infuse their personality into your choices.

  • A classic person often trends towards blue. One of the most popular color schemes we see during Prom Season is any shade of blue from light to royal and navy.  This assortment of spray rose and hydrangea on a wrist corsage can be worn with any shade of blue.

  • You know the type, who chooses Glamor and Glitz over anything else. Dresses embellished with beading and crystals are a hot ticket this season. Corsages can be customized to compliment your Prom look with beading, glitter ribbons and wire and rhinestones. This mix of alstroemeria lilies, spray roses, miniature carnations, beading and glitz wire would be perfect with any shade of purple embellished gown or a fun print.

  •  For those who wish to give a nod to Nature, there are beautiful choices. Featured here are elegant white freesia blooms accented with pussy willow and hen feathers on a wrist corsage.

  • Trend Setters, who just don’t go with the crowd are looking for something unique.  Pink spray roses accented with wax flower and glitzy ribbons make this small bouquet a stand out design.

{2} Order together as a matched set. One of the biggest trends we have seen in the last few years is prom dates coming together to order their flowers, to be sure they will have a matched set. It’s a great way to customize your look as a couple and to be sure the corsage and boutonniere will coordinate.

{3} Have pictures ready on your cell phone, a photo of your dress in natural lighting and the color accent he will be wearing as well. It’s the perfect way to share with your florist the colors you are wearing.

{4} Remember to compliment your attire with similar shades of the same color flowers or contrasting colors. Don’t try to match your dress with spray paints, etc. because you want your flowers to stand out and not blend in with your dress.

{5} For customized orders, place at least a week in advance to be sure the florist has the flowers and items you are looking for.

{6} If you need to change an order, give your Florist 72-48 hours notice, due to Seasonal Volume.

But most of all…Have Fun and Be Safe on Prom Night!!

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Bring Spring In

It’s no secret, we’re all sick of this cold weather.  And even though we can’t enjoy outdoor flowers just yet, you can bring spring inside.  Here are some of our favorite plants to bring indoors:

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{1} Tulips: A perennial, bulb plant with around 75 wild species.  You can find one in almost any color and many have varying petal types.
247f443f70d207f81033dd65d0da6820{2} Crocus: These flowering plants in the iris family and native to woodland, scrub, and meadows from sea level to alpine tundra.

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{3} Hyacinths: A small bulb flowering plant with dense clusters of blooms.  Hyacinths are highly fragrant with blooms that look like miniature starfishes.

7e24b54f4632f5e17483a2eabe60f35a{4} Daffodils: These hardy, spring-flowering bulbs are beautiful for indoors and outdoors.  Each flower has a central bell surrounded by six petals.  Flower color varies from white through yellow to deep orange.

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{5} Azalea: A flowering shrub with blooms often lasting several weeks. Shade tolerant, they are great for enjoying indoors.  With blooms of white, shades of pink, purple, and even red, the plants are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to complement any garden or home.

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{6} Easter Lily: These stem rooting lilies can growing up to 3 feet high.  Each plant bears multiple trumpet shaped, outward facing flowers.  The white blooms are well known for their white color and fragrance.

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Facts

Shamrock plants are a huge hit in the store this time of year.  Customers are looking to bring spring into the home, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this holiday staple.  So before you grab a plant for yourself, we wanted to share some fun facts about these green beauties:

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{1} There is actually no such thing as a Shamrock plant.  Shamrocks are clovers and are often identified as the White Clover or Trifolium Repens.  It’s also known as Oxalis.

{2} Shamrock’s have three leaves, but one out of about every 10,000 has four leaves.  This is why four-leaf clovers are considered “lucky”.

{3} St. Patrick used the shamrock to identify the Holy Trinity, but many see the leaves representing hope, faith, and love.  If there is a fourth leaf, it’s for luck.

{4} The word shamrock comes from the Irish word seamróg or seamair óg, meaning “little clover”.

{5} Irish couples will include shamrocks in their wedding flowers, like bouquets and boutonniere’s, for good luck.

Hottest Spring Prom Trends

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Prom Season is upon us again, and for many it has already been months in the planning! Inspired by runway fashion, here are this season’s hottest trends for Prom.

From the red carpet to your local prom, red is the trending color this spring! Making a bold statement, red will emerge as a standout color in both classic and modern designs.

Together again are black and white!  The classic black or white dress could be eclipsed by this smart combination.

Color blocking is making the jump from casual to formal wear! From brights to pastels, beautiful combinations of color block designs are heading our way this spring.

Lacey Prom looks, also inspired by red carpet designs, are trending in Prom designs this spring.  Look for black lace overlay gowns to be the most popular, offering revealing designs with peekaboo cut outs or a quieter vintage vibe. Alternative colors in lace designs are also available in red, fuchsia and other bright color combinations.

Trending in a big way this spring are embellished gowns and dresses. Crystals, rhinestones, or appliques can be seen as trims, a complete a full bodice, or more. It’s all about the bling and in some cases more is better.