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.

Real Wedding: Hyatt Mission Bay

This wedding represents what Southern California is all about – located right along the waterfront, guests can enjoy 360° views of the Pacific Ocean, Mission Beach, and the downtown San Diego skyline.

The florals we used throughout were chic and elegant making this outdoor ceremony and indoor reception dazzle. The bride’s bouquet was one of our favorites and really shows what we can create when we have a bride’s vision.

Thanks to Katrina Marie Photography for the photos and to Kara and Ethan for letting us in on your special day!

Real Wedding: Bernardo Winery

Bernardo Winery is one of our favorite local wedding venues. There is so much natural beauty on site that our flowers serve as a bonus! We created the custom bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids, along with the flower arrangement that the bride and groom got married under. We were able to repurpose that large arrangement for the sweetheart table. A great tip is to use the florals for your ceremony at the reception!

Thanks to Coleman Shots (who came all the way from North Carolina to shoot this wedding) for the photos and to the bride and groom for letting us in on your special day!

Real Wedding: Rancho Pavo Real

San Diego has so many hidden gems, setting the perfect backdrop for your outdoor wedding. We love this Fallbrook wedding venue, Rancho Pavo Real! Because there was so much natural greenery through the venue, we used lots of reds and pinks to give it a pop. From the wedding arch, to the chair decor, no detail was left undone!

Thanks to Avalon Page Photography for the photos and to Brett and Chelsey for letting us in on your special day!

Real Wedding: Valley Center Private Estate

We are always thrilled when we get to do weddings at a private estate. There is usually already so much goodness when we arrive, that we just add our florals throughout the estate to really make it pop!

From the unique wedding arch to the greenery spread everywhere, this wedding was so dreamy. We love that we get to be a part of so many special days and enjoy working with brides to make their big ideas come to life.

Thanks to Allie Lindsey Photography for the photos! And for sneak peak into the day, check out the video from Amari Productions.