Prom 2015 Trends

Dresses:  We are seeing a lot of floral pattern dresses starting to trend.  The patterns have a vintage inspiration, but with a more modern dress design.  We were surprised to find that rompers and jump suits are an up and coming trend for prom as well!  And we can’t forget the glitz and glam with crystals and rhinestones – so pretty!  Check them out!

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Flowers:  We encourage our prom-goers to GO BOLD!  It’s time to have fun, and the flower colors can really be unique and wild.  Contrasting colors like purples and oranges or hot pink and blue really pop for photos, and they look great when coordinated with dress colors.  For those multicolor dresses, we often pull two or three of our client’s favorite colors in their dress and coordinate the flowers to that.

We create:

-Hand held bouquets – ranging from $50 to $150

-Wrist corsages – ranging from $35 -$50

-Boutonnieres – ranging from $10-$18

-Hair flowers – ranging from $10-$25

And we now offer flower jewelry!  You can wear a floral necklace, cuff bracelet or ankle bracelet to the prom!

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Call us (856) 547-1090 or email us – sales@leighflorist.com to inquire!

 

Summer Flower Bouquets – Unique and Fresh Thinking

Summer Flower Bouquets – Unique and Fresh Thinking

In South Africa, summer is a time of holidays, travelling, relaxing and celebrations. The happy and excited spirit of summer is not complete without the bright and uplifting presence of flowers.

Summer flowers are a true reflection of the energised, colourful and happy atmosphere. Bright petals and dizzying combinations of floras are what help to characterise summer as a season of outdoor fun and activity, good times with friends and family and relaxation in the warm sun and jovial atmosphere.

The flowers of summer
In South Africa there is an abundance of colourful flowers to choose from. The Cape area forms one of the six floral kingdoms in the world. In South Africa there are also many other varieties such as carnations, gerberas, lilies, roses, chrysanthemums, lisianthus, amaryllis, coloured arums and incalillies.

These vibrant and refreshing flowers are often available in a range of colours to create an incredible combination of shades and hues in a bouquet. Red, purple, yellow and orange shades all contribute to interesting and tasteful arrangements of summer flowers. For example, arum lilies are available in pink, white, salmon and deep red and carnations are available in peach, red, yellow, orange and white. Gerberas are especially popular with their large petals in red, orange, yellow and white hues.

Special care
Due to higher temperatures and increased sunlight in summer, special care should be taken when receiving flowers.

Placing the flowers in ice water as soon as possible after cutting the stems diagonally is imperative, as is using a clean vase as bacteria can shorten flowers’ lives dramatically. The vase should be topped up on a daily basis with fresh water and if the flowers begin to droop, the stems should be re-cut and put back into water as soon as possible. Even the summer flowers do not react well to too much sunlight and a flower bouquet should not be left in direct sunlight, anywhere with hot temperatures or exposed to draughts.

Summer flower delivery service
Incorporate the beauty of summer flowers into gifts. A flower delivery service is a quick and reliable way of sending a gift of flowers in a time saving manner.

Summer flower bouquets and arrangements, as well as a host of other items such as gift baskets can be ordered and paid for online in just a few minutes, after which the delivery service will deliver the bouquet to the recipient on the desired delivery date. Reputable flower delivery services will provide a guarantee with their services, usually including a refund or a replacement bouquet if the service and product is not up to standard.

Summer flowers encompass the exciting and vibrant atmosphere of the season with their bright and jovial colours and wonderful fragrances. Flowers in summer are especially thoughtful as they bring the best of the summer season into the recipient’s home or office. With flower delivery services and easy online ordering, giving a floral gift in summer is a simple and thoughtful gesture. A bright, fresh bouquet of summer flowers is always enjoyed!

A Look At The Wedding Bouquet

A Look At The Wedding Bouquet

Bouquets of flowers have always been one attraction at any wedding. Bouquets are already part of the wedding tradition on all races. A bouquet of flowers symbolizes a blossoming maiden and reflects her emotions. Therefore, wedding bouquets should be carefully selected and planned the same way you plan for your wedding gown. Here are just a few tips in choosing your wedding bouquet:

1. It is recommended that you choose a flower that is on season to save money and time. This will not give you hard time trying to order the flower as well.

2. You can choose other alternatives like silk flowers especially if the flower you would like to use is not in season.  Silk flowers are also suited in formal weddings; fresh picked flowers may not fit a very formal party.

3. Your bouquet should not drown you. Be sure that it will not cover your figure. If you are petite, the weight of the flower might be too heavy for your built and may affect your posture and how you carry your gown. Remember that your bouquet should not be too big so as not to cover your elegant gown and should be easy to carry.

4. The flowers you chose should last for the entire day. Make sure that your flowers still hold up even at the end of the day so that you will still look glamorous when taken pictures. Using a bouquet holder is suggested to keep the flowers fresh during the entire day. Also take the advice of your florist on which flowers easily wilt so that you can avoid choosing them.

5. Don’t let your florist imagine the flower design you like. You may take a picture or a printed copy of the bouquet style you prefer. Also bring a sample fabric of the gowns so that the florist can choose the correct shade of flower that will match the color of the gowns. Some bouquets may be decorated with ribbons, lace and silk materials. You can advise the florist on what specific designs would you like to add for your flowers.

6. Why not choose a flower that has special meaning? That will not be difficult since most flowers have their meanings. Stephanotis stands for happiness in marriage, Rose means love and being true, and Tulips stand for perfect love and declaration of love.

7. One of the first things to consider when opting for a bouquet is the style. Choose the bouquet style that will suit you and your personality. Bouquets are more personal nowadays and reflect the brides’ personalities. For Nosegays, where flowers are clustered in a round form, can vary in sophistication and will fit any personality. In Cascade bouquets, flowers are arranged in a descending form. These bouquets are voluptuous and can be the center of attention.

They are recommended for traditional weddings. There are flowers where stems are wrapped around in ribbons and they are called Hand-tied bouquets. These bouquets bring a casual aura and are recommended for garden weddings. There are also Contemporary bouquets where flowers are arranged in style but with no geometric form. These arrangements of flowers represent the individuality of a bride and are mostly used in sophisticated weddings.

8. The top wedding flowers are Rose, Lilly, Orchid, Hyacinth, Tulip, Stephanotis and Daisy. You may want to follow the trend and choose these flowers for your bouquet.

Pink Wedding Bouquets – Beautiful Bridal Bouquets In Pink Color

Pink Wedding Bouquets – Beautiful Bridal Bouquets In Pink Color

Pink Wedding Bouquets always a popular choice for brides. You look so beautiful with the white wedding dress. Pink is so created, with bouquets of flowers and many different colors. Whatever your style, it is a perfect bouquet of pink flowers for you and your wedding.

Pink stands for feminine qualities and is in every flower brings youth, innocence and joy delicate for all occasions. A pink flower means romance, kindness, friendship, grace and happiness. A pink wedding bouquet is a beautiful color for your wedding and let stand like a princess!

Many nice and beautiful flowers come in pink. Come and discover our pink wedding bouquets pictures and ideas. We believe that these beautiful bouquets like to give you more ideas and inspiration. You will be amazed!

The pink rose is a symbol of love and poetic romance and it carries a direct message to your spouse. The classic bouquet was accented all a round bouquet of pink roses with white stephanotis.

There are mixtures of white and pink, pink roses with white centers and vice versa, as well as flowers with pink and white edges. Pink-oriented brides can always a colorful bouquet of pink roses, several varieties of pink roses of colors or size of links arranged.

It displays a wide assortment of colors, if you choose pink roses for your wedding bouquet. There are soft pink, hot pink, purple, pink, pink and dark. Pink is a soft and subtle color differences that will improve the entire white coat. It is feminine and quiet.

A hydrangea bridal bouquet is a lovely simple flower arrangement or part of a complex bridal bouquet. Often times equipped with a touch of green, pink hydrangeas breathtaking views from a large urn overflowing on a very formal wedding. Pink hydrangea include popular colors: pink, purple, wine and burgundy shades are bridal favorites.

A spring bride who opts for a bouquet of wildflowers may also consider, dogwood blossoms, meaning undiminished love of pink by the disaster, orange blossom, marriage, and phlox, is the “mean our souls are united color.

Romantic brides love nothing more than a beautiful bouquet of pink tulips. If you simply prefer a bouquet of pink Dutch tulips into a round bouquet is tied perfectly. Whatever will be elected to the Green, which a few branches stephanotis bouquet of delicate little white flower added to the “means happiness in marriage”, instead of the traditional baby’s breath.

The choice of pink wedding bouquets a world of possibilities for the creative bride to her aesthetic taste, a personal statement or a notification that their wedding presents, or bringing a perfect palette for the evaluation of the brightness of her beauty and her wedding dress display expression.

While this may seem overwhelming for you, but don’t worry about this. A florist will be more than happy to help you to select the pink bridal bouquet, your wedding dress and decorations!

Pink Wedding Bouquets to have that Perfect Wedding

Pink Wedding Bouquets to have that Perfect Wedding

Pink Wedding Bouquets always be a favorite choice for brides. She looks so beautiful with a white wedding dress. Pink bouquets can be created from many different flowers and colors. Whatever your style, there will be a perfect pink flowers at your wedding bouquet to be.

Pink denotes feminine qualities and is a delicate flower in all it brings youthfulness, innocence and joy every time. A pink flower signifies romance, love, friendship, grace and happiness. A pink wedding bouquet is a nice color choice for your wedding and will make you stand out like a princess!

Very nice and beautiful flowers come in pink. Come and discover our pink wedding bouquets pictures and ideas. We believe that these beautiful bouquets will give you more ideas and more inspiration. You will be inspired!

The rose is a symbol of love and poetic romance and it carries a direct message to your spouse. The most classic bouquet of everybody would be a round bouquet of pink roses accented with white stephanotis.

There are pink and white blend, pink rose with a white center and vice versa, as well as flowers with pink and white edges. A pink-oriented bride can always choose a colorful rose bouquet combines different varieties of pink roses arranged by color or by size.

There’s a wide variety of colors to choose from if you so choose pink roses for your wedding bouquet. There are soft pink, hot pink, mauve, pink and dark pink. Pink is a soft and subtle color to enhance it, any white gown. It is feminine and quiet.

A hydrangea bridal bouquet, a lovely simple flower arrangement or part of a more complex bouquet wedding. Often seen tipped with a hint of green, pink hydrangeas look stunning overflowing from a tall urn at a very formal wedding. Pink hydrangea popular colors include pink, mauve, wine and burgundy hues bride favorites.

A spring wedding, opting for a wildflower bouquet can also dogwood flowers, tinged with pink, which means love undiminished by adversity, orange flowers, which means the marriage and phlox, which means “our souls are united State.

Romantic brides would love nothing more than a beautiful bouquet of pink tulips. If you prefer simplicity, a bouquet of light pink Dutch tulips tied in a round bouquet is perfect. Regardless of the green is selected, the flavor of a few sprigs of stephanotis, small delicate white flowers are added, which means “happiness in marriage”, instead of the traditional baby’s breath.

The choice of pink wedding bouquets offer a world of possibilities for the creative bride to express her aesthetic tastes, a personal statement or message that represents the marriage, or a perfect palette from which to show the brightness of her beauty and her wedding dress.

While this may seem overwhelming to you, but do not worry about it. A florist will be more than happy to help with the pink wedding bouquet you choose what suits your wedding dress and decorations!

Calla Lily Theme Wedding Favors

Calla Lily Theme Wedding Favors

The lighting of the unity candle is often the most poignant moment of a wedding ceremony. Unity candles featuring calla lilies will be the centerpiece of the wedding altar. Set in a silver candelabra stand, these elegant wedding favors are often one of the first items a couple purchases for their wedding.

The calla lily theme is often used with the pre-wedding parties such as the bridal shower and rehearsal dinner. Calla lily shaped candles and candle holders add a unique touch to any table. Calla lily tea light holders feature three calla lilies that are hand painted with gorgeous detail. The base is sage green. This calla lily wedding favor comes with one tea light candle.

Frosted votive candle holders come with a candle with a rose scent. The candles have a single lily etched on the frosted holder. You can get the holders with a standard thank you tag or a personalized designer tag to individualize the gift for your guests.

One of the most elegant gifts for the wedding party or to adorn the reception table is a 6” scented gel candle with a calla lily. The candle is in the tall glass topped by a scented votive. The candles are great gifts packaged in a silky, white organza bag with a ribbon. You can also attach a thank you tag.

Another calla lily wedding favor sure to impress your guest is a unique bouquet candle. The candle had black base with a seven ivory blossoms arising form the stem. The candle is surrounded by a silver bow. When lit, the candle has a pleasant floral scent. This candle is packaged in a corsage gift box–a gorgeous way to show your appreciation to special guest.

Candles are not the only way to embellish your reception tables with calla lily wedding favors. Place card holders are also available. This can also be given to guest as keepsakes of your wedding day. Some place card holders can be used later to hold a small photo from the wedding. Another place card holder decorated with calla lilies is a magnet with an erasable surface. Guests can use these place card holders to write their own messages later.

One of the most unique calla lily wedding favors on the market is a miniature pail with a handle. A small fabric calla lily adorns the outside of the pail. You can fill the pail with mints, potpourri or flower petals.

If you want to send you guests home with a keepsake that will collect their memories of your wedding, a calla lily photo album is the perfect gift. The album is adorned with a fabric calla lily in the front window of the album. It holds 40 4” X 6” pictures.

A popular wedding favor and thank you gift for bridesmaids and other female members of the wedding party are scented satin pillows with a hand rolled calla lily at its center. These pillows are double stacked and tied together with a white satiny ribbon. To add to its elegance, the pillows come in a showcase gift box that is printed with a silvery calla lily design.

The popularity of calla lilies had led manufactures to create unique wedding favors. These include calla lily bottle stoppers, spreaders and bookmarks. Depending on your guests or wedding party’s personal taste, you can find the perfect calla lily wedding favor for them.

Dahlias

Dahlias

Have you ever wondered if what you know about Dahlias is accurate? Consider the following paragraphs and compare what you know to the latest info on Dahlias.

Dahlias are among the most beautiful and most exotic residents of any garden. The large blooms of the dahlia are impossible to ignore, and they stand out in any garden in which they are planted. The sturdy, large blooms of the dahlia are available in a variety of colors, and in sizes ranging from as small as an inch to as large as a foot. In addition, the flowers themselves come in a variety of shapes. Some dahlia blooms are shaped like baseballs, while others curve back on themselves to where they nearly touch their stems.

Dahlias are known as sun loving plants, and they definitely do better with sufficient sunlight. Gardeners recommend providing dahlias with at least a half day of sunlight every day. In addition, dahlias need enough water to thrive, and most varieties require from one to two inches of rain, from either rainfall or artificial watering, every week.

In addition, dahlias need a good rich soil with plenty of organic material, a regular pruning schedule, a good insecticide to protect them from beetles and grasshoppers and possibly staking as the plants grow ever taller. In addition, dahlias should be fed with a quality low nitrogen fertilizer as needed.

Sometimes the most important aspects of a subject are not immediately obvious. Keep reading to get the complete picture.

Dahlias are actually grown from a tuber, a bulb like structure, and dahlias are actually classified as bulb plants. It is best to plant dahlias near the beginning of June, and those dahlias will usually bloom around October. Dahlias can be planted earlier in the season as well, and those dahlias will provide late summer blossoms. Dahlias should be dug up after the first frost of the year. After being dug up, the dahlias should be divided and stored for the winter. Doing so will allow the gardener to replant the dahlia tuber the following year.

Dahlias come in a great many varieties, but one of the most popular varieties is the David George. The David George variety of dahlia features a bloom of deep red color and medium size. Other popular dahlia varieties include the Bonaventure, featuring large bronze colored flowers, and the Allie Yellow, with features a tiny yellow bloom.

In addition to staples like orchids and roses, dahlias are often seen at flower shows, and many gardeners grow dahlias purely for these competitions. A prize dahlia can certainly be the star of any flower show, due to their striking beauty and large size.

Sometimes it’s tough to sort out all the details related to this subject, but I’m positive you’ll have no trouble making sense of the information presented above.

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