Color-Color-Color….a color for every sentiment!

 

 

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Flowers and roses have been a great gift for centuries now. The tradition of giving flowers to: Moms, Wife, Husband, Friend, sister… etc has remained always a mystery of how it got into human cultural evolution in the first place. Many people say that it is because of the great look and smell flowers have. One of the most powerful facts which science has proved is that flower colors have a great impact on people with each color having its own representation and interpretation.

These days online flower delivery companies have made it very easy to order and deliver flowers. They put their flowers and arrangements into categories so you don’t get confused of what arrangement is suitable for your special occasion or holiday. In the occasion category, you find all the suitable flowers for Valentine’s Day in the Valentine’s Day section and so on. But if you really want to give good quality flowers to people you care about, you need to manually select your flowers in order to give them some personality. If you want to do so, here are some flower color meanings:

The white:

As you know, the white color represents: clarity, purity, innocence, peace and hope, that’s why most people like it. As white flowers are suitable for many occasions, you can send them to tell the other person that he OR she is pure and perfect. They can be combined with other colors such as red to represent an even more powerful feeling. My personal preference of white flowers is: Orchids and Roses.

Red:

This is probably the preferred color by most people especially if they want to express passion and energy. This color also represents especially: love, romance, desire, courage and beauty. It is suitable especially for relationships type of occasions like Valentine’s Day. Most of the red flowers given to sweethearts are roses, so make sure you take advantage of that.

Pink:

The pink color represents almost the same meaning of the red but with slight differences. Think of the red as the wild color for relationships and the pink as the gentle one. It represents: romance, innocent love, happiness, delicate, joy and youth. As you know pink it mostly for girls, so you can give it to them in almost any occasion whether it’s Valentine’s Day or birthday.

Yellow:

This is one of the most powerful and mood changing colors. It represents: joy, happiness, smile, new and of course friendship. I think by now you know exactly why we smile when we receive yellow flowers. This color is suitable especially for friend’s special occasions like: birthday, graduation or someone who is having a hard time as these flowers will cheer up anyone.

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Bridal Party Ideas

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Not sure who gets flowers…..here’s a simple list.

The maidof honor usually receives a bouquet not a corsage. All members of the wedding party and parents should receive flowers.

The purchase of wedding flowers is the responsibility of both the bride and groom. The groom is traditionally responsible for the bride’s bouquet, corsages for the mothers and grandmothers and all boutonnieres for the men in the wedding party and special family members.

General guidelines for who should receive wedding flowers:

1. Bouquet: Bride – bridal bouquet plus a toss bouquet.

2. Bouquets smaller: maid of honor and bridesmaids

3. Corsages: mothers and grandmothers, bride’s going away corsage.

4. Flower Girl: flower basket and flower halo

5. Boutonnieres for groom, best man, groomsmen, ushers, ring bearer, fathers and grandfathers

6. Optional corsage or boutonnieres: readers, officiant, godparents, other close family members not in the wedding party.

The bridesmaid’s bouquets are smaller than that bride’s bouquet. The maid of honor’s bouquet can be slightly larger than the other bridesmaids.

Popular flowers for boutonnieres are a single rose or carnation.

The corsages for mothers and grandmothers do not have to be identical. The corsage color should complement the color of their dresses. Also, ask them if they prefer a pinned corsage or wrist corsage. There are many flower choices for a corsage such as roses, orchids, camellias, mini-carnations, or gardenias. Consult with your florist for options and prices

Hydrangea or Gerbera for Your Wedding

 

Forget the boring” been there….done that” bouquet.

Forget the holders.

Forget the cascades.

For the past six years or so, brides have been choosing flowers that are loosely tied together

Tulips and gardenias – which used to be popular – are not the best flowers for a wedding, However, orchids are much hardier than people think and will work well.

What you don’t want to do is have the flowers match the dresses. You want those flowers to pop off the dresses, not melt into them in the photos.

The two top choices for 2013 are the hydrangea and gerbera.  Here’s why…..

Hydrangeas bring another texture and a lot of volume to a bouquet. Also, it’s a flower not many brides seem to think of for a bouquet, so it gives them a unique look. Because of their “bouquet” look, they are a good choice for bridesmaids.

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The gerbera daisy makes a WOW statement with color and fun! Who doesn’t think of “Daisy, Daisy” and that bicycle built for two that exemplifies romance? This versatile flower that signifies innocence with its fun, bright colors never fails to make an impression. As the fifth most popular flower in the world, daisies will add a more casual look to a bouquet.

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June Birth Flower~The Rose

Love, passion, beauty and perfection. The rose is rich with history and meaning. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, presented a rose to Eros, and Cleopatra lured Mark Antony with a room knee-deep in rose petals. Named for the Latin word rosa which means red.

Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
And you its only seed.

It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.
It’s the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It’s the one who won’t be taken,
Who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dyin’
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose.

-Bette Midler

 

Poppies for Memorial Day

Origin

  • The poppy as a wartime symbol comes from the famous poem  “In Flanders  Fields,” written by John McCrae in 1915. In it he described the graves of  soldiers among the fields of poppies:

    “In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on  row…”

Memorial Day Symbol

  • In 1915 an American named Moina Michael was inspired by the poem to wear and  sell red poppies on Memorial Day to benefit  servicemen in need. The practice spread to other countries.

VFW and the Poppy

  • In 1922, the VFW sold poppies nationally. They soon began their “Buddy Poppy”  program, selling  artificial poppies made by disabled war veterans.

Veteran’s Day Symbol

  • The poppy eventually became a symbol of honor and remembrance for servicemen  who died in any war, not just World War I, and the poppy is now associated with  Veteran’s Day as well as Memorial  Day.

In Other Countries

Other countries have similar observances involving poppies on Nov.  11–Canadians wear red poppies, and in Great Britain, wreaths of poppies are  laid at a London war memorial.