Real Wedding: Rancho Bernardo Inn

COVID  is definitely changing everything about weddings in 2020. But one thing is for certain: love is never cancelled! We worked with our bride and groom to achieve their vision among the backdrop at Rancho Bernardo Inn.

We used Eucalyptus and lots of whites throughout the ceremony and the reception. White roses for the bride and white hydrangea for her bridesmaids. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to adapt! Thank you to True Photography for the photos and to the bride and groom for letting us in on your special day.

Celebrating Grandparent’s Day with Flowers

National Grandparent’s Day is coming up on September 13. If you’re lucky enough to have a grandparent in your life or someone that is like a grandparent, then you know how much they mean to you.

The purpose of the holiday is to honor grandparents. And we couldn’t think of a better way to honor them then with flowers, or their favorite snacks in a basket. Whether they are near or far, we have you covered when it comes to sending a custom arrangement.

Watercolor Memory Flower Arrangement
With fantastic white hydrangea, energetic alstroemeria and oriental lilies, accompanied by carnations and roses. Watercolor Memory is a watercolor painting of flowers, brought to life.

Bloom With Brilliance Flower Arrangement
Orange spray roses accompanied by bright, open yellow roses, a blue thistle, and leucadendron flowers in a fabulous blue cube vase, will brighten up a room or office space with the vibrancy it brings.

Plant Basket With Butterflies Plant
A beautiful green plant combined with flowers and butterflies make a wonderful gift for any occasion.

Pure Happiness Bouquet
Sunny sunflowers, red roses and miniature carnations, bronze daisy spray chrysanthemums, large lavender monte cassino asters and autumn greens are beautifully arranged in a clear glass vase.

Chic And Styled Flower Arrangement
A naturally styled combination of lilies, roses and hydrangea in a clear vase accented with curly willow to make this simply styled design.

Real Wedding: Hidden Creek Lodge

Nestled in the woods lies Hidden Creek Lodge, a one-of-a-kind Rustic Natural forest that lets you discover the romance of nature with whispering pines and babbling brooks. The picturesque forest backdrops that we had to work with allowed our florals to really shine! We used lots of wildflowers and pampas grass, mixed with whites, blushes and some deep reds.

Thank you to the bride and groom (our nephew) for letting us in our their special day and to Whimsie Photo for the photos!

 

Resurrecting Romance With Flowers

I bet we can guess that you’ve never heard of National Resurrect Romance Week. It is celebrated the second full week in August, which is around six months after Valentine’s Day. This year, August 9-15, is the official Resurrect Romance Week.

When it comes to romance, we feel that flowers are the quintessential part of helping to spread the love. If you’re looking to resurrect the romance with someone in your life, here are some ways to start with our custom floral arrangements.

Swoon Over Me Dozen Red Roses Flower Arrangement
Sweep her off her feet with Swoon Over Me Dozen Red Roses. No doubt about it, she will know exactly how you feel when you surprise her with this expression of love.

Purely Elegant Flower Arrangement
This lush and lovely combination of roses and hydrangea is purely elegant.

Love It! Flower Arrangement
Some Roses are red, some Orchids are yellow, you know you want to gift this simple and elegant floral fellow. Equisetum, Eucalyptus and Bear Grass will have you raising your glass in awe of how much you Love It!

Season of Love Flower Arrangement
Every season is a good season for love; love is the essence of who we are. Season of Love is a thoughtfully designed flower arrangement that displays exotic delphinium, romantic, yet, sweet roses, hydrangeas that exude kindness, and happy, popping sunflowers in a beautiful blue cube vase.

Oh, Beautiful Flower Arrangement
This combination of roses, lilies and hydrangea are simply beautiful.

Celebrating Parents’ Day with Flowers

National Parents’ Day honors all parents on July 26th this year. Parents play a vital role in the lives of children. From our birth, parents protect, teach, provide, and serve as role models. As part of a family, we look to them for guidance. We honor all parents who do everything to raise and protect their children.

If you have parents still here, if you have parental figures, whatever a parent means to you, surprise them with a custom arrangement for National Parent’s Day. We have compiled a few of our favorites that will surely make them smile!

Expressions of Gratitude Flower Arrangement
Express your graceful gratitude when you send this hand-delivered gift. A single butterfly visits this grouping of peach roses, green hydrangea, carnations, dianthus and berries topped with loops of lily grass. This gift is sure to be a pleasant surprise.

Cheese, Cracker and Fruit Delight Gift Basket
A great variety of favorite fruit, cheese and crackers, with a touch of sweets in a specialty container or basket, that will make a perfect gift.

Flourishing Beauty Bouquet
Bring flourishing beauty to any occasion with this naturally elegant arrangement of fresh white flowers, fresh succulents and delicate greens. The wildly chic arrangement is presented to perfection in a charming weathered pot.

Secret Garden Basket Plant
Someone near or someone far. This gift is overflowing with robust beauty and lively energy. A pink kalanchoe, hypoestes, green nephthytis and both Boston and maidenhair ferns are delivered in a delightful round wicker basket.

Blue Island Flower Arrangement
A combination of blue and white flowers in a deep blue vase.

Sympathy and Funeral Flowers Guide

Do you ever wonder whether or not to send flowers for someone’s funeral? Knowing what type of floral arrangement to send depends on a number of factors, including your relationship to the deceased or survivors. Although there are no rules about sending flowers, there are some guidelines that can help you decide what to do.

How To Buy Funeral Flowers
Funeral flowers are sent to church services or funeral homes. A local florist will deliver your flowers or plants to the funeral or memorial service; the gesture of sending flowers conveys your sincerest feelings and offers a heartfelt message. Plants are often a beautiful way of providing a long-lasting tribute to the deceased, as well as presents an evergreen reminder of the goodwill and sentiment you wish to pass on to the bereaved during their time of grieving.

How to Buy for a Religious Funeral
Honoring the departed’s religious customs, traditions or cultural beliefs at a viewing or wake, funeral, cremation, or graveside service with appropriate flowers can be an essential aspect of these ceremonies. The grieving desires to ensure these services reflect the personality and beliefs of the loved one lost; religious flowers can often help reflect this in a big way.

How to Buy Sympathy Flowers
Flowers, plants, and fruit baskets are sent to the departed’s home to comfort the family during their time of sorrow and provide a lasting reminder of your thoughtfulness during a difficult time. Sympathy flowers and arrangements can serve as a keepsake in memory of the recipient’s loved one and provide a tasteful way to offer your sincerest condolences.

How to Write Sympathy Card Messages
Writing a heartfelt sympathy message isn’t easy. We search for words to express the right emotion. We wonder what would be comforting to hear. We worry about saying the wrong thing. It is important to remember that even though our words cannot take away the pain of losing a loved one, words can offer support and a reminder to the grieving, that they are loved. A short, sincere, sympathy card message can mean the world to someone. Speak from the heart. If you are still struggling with finding the right words, one of our compassionate and experienced florists can help.

Sending Flowers This Summer

Summer is here, which means the brighter the colors, the better! When it comes to our custom arrangements, we have so many unique florals for the summer. From new flowers in season to additional add-ins to your arrangement, you can’t go wrong by sending flowers this summer. You don’t need a special occasion to send flowers because flowers are always a good idea!

Season of Love Flower Arrangement
A thoughtfully designed flower arrangement that displays exotic delphinium, romantic, yet, sweet roses, hydrangeas that exude kindness, and happy, popping sunflowers in a beautiful blue cube vase.

Summer Fun Flower Arrangement
The days are longer and the memories are sweeter in summertime. Blooms such as roses, sunflowers and hydrangea are surrounded by loops of lily grass and premium greens. The Summer Fun bouquet will bring a little of that carefree summer spirit inside. This cheerful bouquet is hand crafted by your local florist and is sure to brighten any day.

Sunshine Rays Flower Arrangement
A burst of sunshine in this mix of sunflowers with yellow lilies, roses and hydrangea in a bubble bowl.

Sunny Siesta Bouquet
Know someone who could use a little pick-me-up? Sending this pretty summer arrangement will definitely do the trick. Light orange roses and alstroemeria, yellow asiatic lilies and orange gerberas are delivered in an organza ribbon-wrapped cylinder vase. Siesta or fiesta – it’s all good.

Garden of Gratitude Flower Arrangement
This fragrant collection of fresh cut flowers will show just how grateful you truly are. Peach roses, green hydrangea, dianthus and berries, are surrounded by carnations, select greens and loops of lily grass. A pair of butterflies even stop by for a visit!

Why You Should Send Roses in June?

June is National Rose Month, which makes it the perfect time to send roses. Roses aren’t just for Valentine’s Day! There are so many types of roses, from color to size, that make them the perfect addition to any custom arrangement. Whether it’s for your significant other or your best friend, here are some custom arrangements to choose from this month.

Pleasantly Pink Flower Arrangement
A bright and bold combination of gorgeous pleasantly pink roses and spray roses, white hydrangea, liatris and assorted foliage. Designed in a clear glass vase and finished with a ribbon tie.

Enchanted Love Flower Arrangement
Send brilliance and elegance through this flower bouquet to your romantic partner for their anniversary, or as an everyday gift to express your emotions that love and romance have laid upon you. Enchanted Love is overflowing with pink roses, spray roses, red ti leaf, eucalyptus, seeded eucalyptus, and myrtle, professionally hand-arranged in a cube vase; uniquely created for your lover.

Always a Queen Flower Arrangement
Royal hues of purple, lovely lavenders and many shades of purple accent flowers is what you will get in this regal bouquet. Your hand-delivered gift of roses, sweet william, waxflower, purple stock and greenery will create a delightful surprise. Your local florist will create a perfect array for the special queen or princess in your life.

Charm Flower Arrangement
A bubble bowl filled with cream and white flowers will add charm to any occasion.

Say Yellow Bouquet
Here comes the sun! Say hello to a happy day with this grand bouquet of a dozen yellow roses and fresh greens in a graceful glass vase. This sunny arrangement features 12 yellow roses with oregonia and lemon leaf. Delivered in a glass Jordan Vase.

5 Ways to Make Someone Smile with Flowers

May 31st is National Smile Day and one of the quickest ways you can get someone to smile is by sending them some fresh flowers! Right now, times are uncertain, so there might not be as much smiling happening as we are used to. But we are here to change that! Here is some motivation to get someone in your life to smile by sending any one of these custom arrangements to their door with our touch less delivery options.

Perfect Time Flower Arrangement
Presented in a clear glass cylinder vase, admire the whimsical nature of the Spider Mums and Kermit Pom, the splendor of the timeless Spray Rose, and the modern charm of every Curly Willow.

Saved by the Belle Flower Arrangement
Wow! What a burst of color! Blooms shoot out like rays of light in our Saved by the Belle bouquet. The yellow lilies really pop against the bright purples and greens in this array. Other superstars in this lineup include spray roses, hydrangea, carnations and liatris.

Snack Basket Gift Basket
It’s snack time and this is the perfect basket. A basket filled with a yummy variety of chips, dips and nuts.

Weekend Vibe Flower Arrangement
Features blue delphinium, adorable and energetic pink roses, a sassy sunflower, all surrounded by lushes foliage in a cobalt blue glass vase. Nothing gets someone feeling the weekend vibe like this flower bouquet! Send flowers like Weekend Vibe for any occasion, any day.

Dozen Roses – Mix it up! Flower Arrangement
Roses in a beautiful mixture of colors designed to enjoy the natural beauty of each.

In Season Flowers: May

April Showers Bring May Flowers is a saying that everyone knows!  And while the weather may always be changing year after year, you can be sure that the saying is right about one thing, there are numerous flowers that bloom in May. This month is actually the time of year when many of the world’s favorite blooms burst into life and share their beautiful colors.

Amaryllis – these beautiful South American blooms are a treat to enjoy in May. Sometimes known by the name the Belladonna Lily or the Easter Lily, they come in distinctive red, orange, pink and white shades and communicate pride.

Peonies – blooming in pinks, whites and even purples, these pastel colored flowers are perfect to help you share some true May magic.

Iris – this beautiful garden favorite takes its name from the Greek word for Rainbow and is synonymous with wisdom and courage.

Lilacs – sweet smelling lilacs symbolize the essence of first love and confidence and they can also grow up to 10 feet tall.

Magnolias – these are among the toughest flowers around, with the ability to withstand great cold and strong heat. Unsurprisingly for a May flower, their blooming is seen as natural symbol that spring has arrived.

Pansies – a bright, varied and happy flower that carry lots of positive connotations of loving thoughts and thinking freely. In Victorian times they were a secret symbol given to express love covertly.

Freesias – a welcome arrival during May, coming in many shades of white, blue, pink, yellow and purple. These bright and colorful flowers are normally given to reflect innocence, trust and friendship.