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Weddings Abound in Springtime!


Weddings Abound in Springtime!


Many flowers fail in wood
or perish from the hill
without the privilege to know
that they are beautiful
– Emily Dickinson –

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “let’s party.” Why not add the touch of elegance to your proms, graduations, weddings & events. To check out our newly designed weddings pages, visit http://www.edenflorist.com/index.php?cPath=43. And to view our newly designed events pages, visit http://www.edenflorist.com/pages.php?CDpath=3.

The wedding page also includes links to checklists, rules for a happy marriage, preserving your flowers, customer testimonials and more!

Preserving Your Flowers


Since June is Wedding Month I thought I’d start writing about Weddings beginning with how to Preserve Your Wedding Flowers:

10 Simple Steps To Make Your Bouquets Last

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Step 1:

Let the fresh bouquet air dry for four to five weeks. Leave it uncovered and assembled, only removing any ribbons, tulling and pearls that may be included in the design. A shelf in a dry place left undisturbed would be ideal.

Step 2:

When your bouquet has dried sufficiently, you will need to have the following materials in order to create your lasting memory and work of art: a 12″ x 8″ glass dome and a wooden base with a 9″ diameter, 1 block of floral foam used for silk and dried floral arrangements, and a hot melt glue gun or a small strip of stickum or cling (about 6″ length), and some sort of sealer spray or varnish, and a couple of moth balls.

Step 3:

Cut floral foam to 3x3x3″ in size and fasten onto the center of wooden base using the hot glue or stickum.

Step 4:

Disassemble the bouquet, leaving the stems the length they were in the original bouquet. Throw away any bruised or unattractive looking flowers. Separate flowers into “like” categories, such as roses, carnations, lilies, etc. You may wish to spray the foliage with a gold spray paint, which will improve their appearance. You may also wish to “touch up” some of the remaining flowers with a floral or other spray paint.

Step 5:

If your bouquet has a ribbon, bow, or tulling, attach it to the top of the foam using a little hot glue to secure it in place.

Step 6:

Insert first flower in center of foam using the longest stem and trimming it to about 9 or 10″ in length. This will be your guide for inserting the rest of the flowers. Design them in a pyramid or oval shape downward, making sure they do not exceed the length of the first flower.

Step 7:

Distribute flowers and other materials equally on every side. Check the width of the floral arrangement periodically to make sure it does not exceed the width of the dome.

Step 8:

Weave any extra tulling, ribbons, and pearls into the arrangement so that it is appealing to the eye. You may wish to purchase extra filler flowers, such as babies breath or statice to add to the design.

Step 9:

Place moth balls under the arrangement, tucked into the base of the design so that it is hidden from view. Replace mothballs at least every 2 years. The mothballs will repel weevils.

Step 10:

Do not seal the dome. This will make it easier to clean. If you seal it, it may become cloudy. Enjoy your beautiful bouquet!

10 Simple Steps To Make Your Bouquets Last
Step 1:
Let the fresh bouquet air dry for four to five weeks. Leave it uncovered and assembled, only removing any ribbons, tulling and pearls that may be included in the design. A shelf in a dry place left undisturbed would be ideal.
Step 2:
When your bouquet has dried sufficiently, you will need to have the following materials in order to create your lasting memory and work of art: a 12″ x 8″ glass dome and a wooden base with a 9″ diameter, 1 block of floral foam used for silk and dried floral arrangements, and a hot melt glue gun or a small strip of stickum or cling (about 6″ length), and some sort of sealer spray or varnish, and a couple of moth balls.
Step 3:
Cut floral foam to 3x3x3″ in size and fasten onto the center of wooden base using the hot glue or stickum.
Step 4:
Disassemble the bouquet, leaving the stems the length they were in the original bouquet. Throw away any bruised or unattractive looking flowers. Separate flowers into “like” categories, such as roses, carnations, lilies, etc. You may wish to spray the foliage with a gold spray paint, which will improve their appearance. You may also wish to “touch up” some of the remaining flowers with a floral or other spray paint.
Step 5:
If your bouquet has a ribbon, bow, or tulling, attach it to the top of the foam using a little hot glue to secure it in place.
Step 6:
Insert first flower in center of foam using the longest stem and trimming it to about 9 or 10″ in length. This will be your guide for inserting the rest of the flowers. Design them in a pyramid or oval shape downward, making sure they do not exceed the length of the first flower.
Step 7:
Distribute flowers and other materials equally on every side. Check the width of the floral arrangement periodically to make sure it does not exceed the width of the dome.
Step 8:
Weave any extra tulling, ribbons, and pearls into the arrangement so that it is appealing to the eye. You may wish to purchase extra filler flowers, such as babies breath or statice to add to the design.
Step 9:
Place moth balls under the arrangement, tucked into the base of the design so that it is hidden from view. Replace mothballs at least every 2 years. The mothballs will repel weevils.
Step 10:
Do not seal the dome. This will make it easier to clean. If you seal it, it may become cloudy. Enjoy your beautiful bouquet!

Before You Plan Your Wedding, Read This


…Book by my good friend Pam Archer.

It’s called 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before You Planned Your Wedding. And it’s the best! It is small, simple to read and filled with bite-sized tips to help you including Doing Your Homework, Budgetting, Who to Invite, Using a Wedding Planner, Using Professionals (instead of your friends and relatives – unless of course they take pictures, do video, do flowers, etc. for a living), Personalizing your wedding, Your Husband, and even some tips for “The Morning After” when you are actually married!

I may be a little partial to the book, because I contributed a small essay to one of the chapters about the question most often asked of a florist “will my bouquet be beautiful?”  My flip answer was “we charge extra for beautiful.” But seriously the real answer is when it truly reflects the brides taste and choice and is done to her specifications then of course it will be beautiful.  Even though beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, our ultimate goal with any wedding or event is to be a small part of making it the most beautiful day of a bride and groom’s life and that means, yes it will be beautiful!

Let’s face it, when you hire professionals to create the perfect wedding including your florist, then it is our job to do our job.  Create beautiful, professionally designed floral pieces that add to the overall event.  Of course, budgetting and seasonality are certainly things to consider when planning your floral decor.  We may not be able to make a $1,000 budget look like $10,000 but we can certainly help any bride get the most for their investment.

99 Things You Wish You Knew Before You Planned Your Wedding also includes A Budget Guide, A Flower Checklist and a Resource Section to help any budget concious, creative bride plan the perfect wedding!

Go here to order: http://www.99-series.com/wedding.html.

And if you are planning a wedding in South Florida Give Eden Florist a Call at 800-966-3336 or 954-981-5515. We will be happy to work with you!