Talk About G.R.A.S.P.

We are so excited to be posting all of the cutest pet submissions on Monday.  But before we start with the contagious “awwwww”ing, we wanted to share a bit about G.R.A.S.P. who we are supporting through this contest.  Here are some quick points about this awesome organization!

  • G.R.A.S.P., Inc. (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets) is a nonprofit pet rescue and adoption organization that gives animals, primarily those picked up by Greece Animal Control, a second chance for a safe, happy and healthy life.
  • Their mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets in Greece by decreasing dog and cat reproduction, promoting responsible pet ownership, and placing homeless dogs and cats into compatible, loving, permanent homes.
  • They are a foster based organization, and do not have a shelter. The number of pets they can save is directly dependent upon the number of available fosters.
  • In 2013 alone, 334 cats and 84 dogs were adopted.
  • G.R.A.S.P. has many volunteer opportunities. Interested in helping with or coordinating a fundraiser? Fostering? Transporting? Working at Adoption Events? Welcoming new volunteers? Volunteers are the life-blood of GRASP and are provided training and guidance as needed. Volunteers contribute varying amounts of time, energy and skills

G.R.A.S.P. invites you to join us in the mission and “help us help them”!  Visit their website: www.graspinc.orgFacebook: www.facebook.com/GRASPinc, and Twitter: @GRASPPETRESCUE to learn even more!

Beautiful Babies Breath

All babies breath has been trending for quiet some time, but we are still swooning over this look.  Here are some great ways to incorporate all babies breath into your wedding:

{1} Bridesmaid’s Bouquets: Not only does all babies breath have a casual romantic look, it can help lower cost bridesmaid’s bouquets.  Babies’ breath is the perfect solution to an affordable, yet absolutely gorgeous look.

Babies' Breath Bouquet

{2} Centerpieces: If you want large, voluminous centerpieces babies’ breath are just the flower to use! Using different kinds of flowers in large centerpieces can be quite expensive, while babies breath keeps the cost low and looks just as elegant.

Babies' Breath Centerpeice

{3} Boutonniere: What better way to adorn a mans suit than a sprig of babies breath?  It is perfectly light and airy and will look fabulous with coordinating bouquets for the girls.Babies' Breath Boutonniere

{4} Wreath: Wow your guests even before they walk in the room.  Babies breath wreaths make the perfect touch for ceremony or venue doors.  You can even add a wreath for a backdrop to your head table or sweets display.  Even consider a wreath hanging on back of the Mr & Mrs chairs.Baby's Breath Wreath

{5} Crowns: A beautiful crown of babies’ breath makes the perfect headpiece for any flower girl.  For a trend setting look, have all your bridesmaids wear babies breath wreaths.Baby's Breath Flower Girl Wreath

{6} Garland: Towering centerpieces not your thing?  Adding babies’ breath garland down your tables adds a finishing touch of elegance without distributing the dinner talk.Babies' Breath Garland

Cutest Pet Contest

Attention all pet lovers! Rockcastle and GRASP are announcing this years Cutest Pet Contest! We want you to submit a photo to us of your adorable pet, for a chance to win a $30 gift card to Rockcastle Florist as well as a Puppy or Kitten Bouquet! Show off your cute pet in this furry, fun contest!

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Be sure to “like” your favorite pet photo on our Facebook page! The voting will begin on July 28th. Don’t forget to send your photos in to marketing@rockcastle.com  by July 25th for your chance to win!