Style your Big Day with our Beach Wedding Flower Ideas

Planning a beach wedding theme? Check out some of these fabulous beach wedding flower ideas below!

1. Pina Colada!

What a fabulously fun¬†idea for a summer beach wedding table centrepiece, love! I Pina colada cocktails would have to¬†be the perfect drink to serve with these floral arrangements in your wedding theme ūüôā

beach wedding flower ideas

2. Hermit Rose

Sorry little crabs, as cute as you are, this rose peeping out of you old home looks awfully sweet. The soft mauve colour works really well against the tones of the shell too. A simple yet different table arrangement to add to your list of beach wedding flower ideas!

beach wedding flower ideas

3. Hello Sailor!

If a nautical look is what you are after, this cylindrical vase with a submerged white cymbidium orchid and thick white rope coiled around its base could do the trick, don’t you think?

beach wedding flower ideas

4. Wild Heart

How divine is this wild and natural heart-shaped wreath to style up your beach wedding? A beautiful backdrop or photo prop for your special day.

beach wedding flower ideas

5. California Style

This Southern Californian wedding canopy hits the mark with its two tone fabric draping in a sandy peach and mossy green. A gorgeous contrast to the white bridal flower arrangements and a little different to the white fabric ‘norm’ used in most weddings. A natural look for a natural beach wedding.

beach wedding flower ideas

Like what you see? Check out our divine inspirational board on Pinterest with all our top pics for beach wedding flower ideas!

Photo sources and credits: https://www.pinterest.com/ffeaus/beach-wedding-floral-theme/

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Zodiac Spring Flower Meanings

Flowers are the music of the ground.
From earth’s lips, spoken with sound.
Edwin Curran

Born in the months of spring? The Chinese zodiac flower symbols for September to November reveal an insight into a ‘typical’ personality of one born during these months. Can you relate to the personality profiles described below? *Extract from ‘What’s your Sign?’

Morning Glory

“I bring you clarity.”
August 22 – September 22

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Morning glory zodiac flower signs are thoughtful and reflective. You tend to think and plan first before you take any action. You are organized and very observant. You have a natural eye for detail, and can be very analytical. You love to help people, and often use your organization skills to help others who struggle in “getting their act together.” You bloom beautifully right where you are planted, and you have a neat way of making things right and tidy. People come to you for guidance and healing.

Rose

“I will balance you in my beauty.”
September 23 – October 22

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The rose zodiac flower sign exposes the truth in all things. If you have this flower sign you have a unique ability to see the hidden meanings in things and expose the underlying evidence for what it is. You have an eye for classic beauty, and you love to surround yourself with beautiful things too. You are attracted to philosophy, poetry and art. Because you see the beauty and truth in all things, you do not tolerate injustice or cruelty. You are most happy when you are with friends and family – taking a walk and enjoying nature.

Chrysanthemum

“My mysteries are forever unfolding.”
October 23 – November 21

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You have many layers to you, and just as soon as someone thinks they have you identified, you pop out with another blossom of surprises. You like clarity and honesty in all things. In fact, when situations are murky or unhealthy you are the perfect sign to come in and clear the air or heal the situation. You are focused and tend to be serious in your emotions, but you are very intuitive and help others identify areas they need to work on for their own emotional growth. You are active and amorous with no end to suitors.

Narcissus

“Escape into my dreamy depth.”
November 22 – December 21

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Narcissus zodiac flower signs can be very influential and enjoy sharing their philosophical ideas with others. You are direct, to the point, trustworthy and honest. You are naturally wise, and you also are gifted with good luck. You come on strong, but have a sensitive side you don’t share with too many people. You have an active imagination and love to dream the days away.

Born during other months of the year and curious about your flower zodiac sign meaning? Click here to learn which one you are and what it may say about your personality.

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Sources and Photo Credits:

http://www.whats-your-sign.com/zodiac-flower-signs.html

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http://www.healthcoachquinn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Mary_Rose_albury_botanical_gardens.jpg

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Our 2015 SPROUT Spring Flowers Online

Sweet peas and daffodils, tulips and blossom. Roses and lilies and lilac delphinium. These-are a few-of my fav-our-ite things!

Spring has sprung and with a change in season comes a change of bouquet style and¬†flowers¬†for our florist team to play with. Take a look at some of our favourite new designs and products¬†featured in¬†the Flowers for Eveyrone¬†2015¬†‘Sprout’ collection of spring flowers online!

Pink Lily Queen – $130.00

A tall cylindrical glass vase filled with a fresh pink and green bouquet of fragrant oriental lilies, roses and long lasting¬†alstoemeria (‘Peruvian lilies’). Finished with lush fern fronds¬†and vibernum foliage, this pretty flower arrangement is perfect for birthday and ‘thinking of you’ gifts. Order these gorgeous flowers here.

pink lily queen

Fragrant Spring Posy Р$66.00

The essence of spring Рthis pretty little spring posy features dainty sweet peas, exquisitely scented jonquils and pink hyacinth, mixed with a combination of fresh green foliage and silvery dusty millar leaves. Send these divine flowers here.

spring posy

Sweet Violet – $88.00

Our posy vase of violet, mauve and purple blooms features gorgeous roses with long lasting alstroemeria lilies and frilly carnations. Accented with fresh greenery and dainty vibernum flowers, this darling spring flower arrangement is ideal for any occasion, including birthdays, celebrating the birth of a new baby, a special thank-you or a get well soon. Order these pretty flowers online here.

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Dainty Moth Orchid Р$132.00

These delicate orchid plants with moth-shaped blooms come in a variety of gorgeous colours, including lemon, pink, white and purple. Beautifully displayed in a crisp white ceramic pot with fresh green moss, these long lasting plants are perfect for indoors and make ideal gifts for any occasion. Order our phalaenopsis orchid plants online here.

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Little Miss Rosy – $89.50

A popular choice for spring, this vase of girly pink roses, geberas daisies and lisianthus is beautifully arranged with silvery dusty millar leaves and fresh greenery. A fabulous newborn baby girl gift idea, a get well soon, birthday or thank-you present. Order our Little Miss Rosy here.

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And if these don’t quite tickle your spring fancy, then why not leave it up to the experts to get creative with the most beautiful blooms that happen to be in the market on the day of your order? Our mystery spring posies and bouquets online gives free reign to our designers to incorporate the most divine spring flowers and colours that peep their little heads out on market day.

 

 

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Visiting Tulip Farms in Holland

It may not an obvious¬†‘must do’¬†on every Australian’s bucket list, but even if you are not a mad flower enthusiast it is hard to dismiss a visit to the beautiful tulip fields and gardens when visiting Holland. But to appreciate the tulips ¬†in all their flowering glory, it is all in the timing.

Beautiful Dutch Tulips – When to Visit?

From mid-March to the end of May, tulips transform large parts of Holland into a colorful patchwork that ignites a passion for photography you may not have realised you had.

However, to witness tulips in bloom in their peak season, it is recommended to time your visit for mid to late April. This is when tulips are usually prolifically blossoming.

tulip fields in holland

If this timing doesn’t fit your travel itinerary, then it is not the end of the world! Bulb flowering beauties other than tulips also grow extremely well in Holland. The end of March is when the crocus season starts. The daffodils and early and small tulips are next, from the beginning of April. From mid-April the daffodils and the hyacinths bloom.

tulip gardens in holland

Where to Go?

The best-known bulb fields are located behind the North Sea dunes, between the cities of Leiden and Den Helder. Other bulb fields, just as lovely, are situated near Enkhuizen (Bovenkarspel, Andijk) and in the province of Flevoland (Noordoost Polder, Oostelijk Flevoland). Walking, cycling and car routes are available from the local tourist information offices in the bulb field regions.

Keukenhof in Lisse is covered by over 7000 bulbs in the spring and is one of the best places to get a good look at many different varieties of tulip, and go a bit snap-happy.

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At the end of the day, all you really need to do is take the train or bike through the countryside to see the tulips growing and blooming in field after field.

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Sources

1. http://www.holland.com/us/tourism/article/tulip-season-in-holland.htm

2. http://www.holland.com/us/tourism/regions/flower-fields.htm

 

Stunning Wedding Bouquets with Tulips

When it comes to designing stunning wedding bouquets with tulips, we florists are spoilt for choice. Crinkly, curly petals, frilly edged petals, stripy¬†petals, double-headed tulips, tulips with deep black centres, dainty pastel colours, bold and vivid hues… the options are endless. And then there is the question of whether to use tulips on their own¬†or combined with other flowers and foliage. That¬†comes down to your overall wedding theme.

So to provide ideas and inspiration for excited brides-to-be, we’ve trawled the internet for our favourite wedding bouquets with tulips. Below are twelve of our top-pick tulip bouquets, enjoy!

CLASSIC WEDDING BOUQUETS WITH TULIPS

A beautiful combination of fragrant white gardenias and tulips…

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A timeless design of clustered white or soft, soft pink tulips without greenery or any other flower detracting from their streamlined beauty.

wedding bouquets with tulips

An ivory and soft, pale pink round wedding posy featuring perfumed David Austin roses, lisianthus and double tulips. Divine!

wedding bouquets with tulips

Crisp white and green parrot tulips, dainty sprigs of lily of the valley, roses, hypericum berries, mini calla lilies and ranunculus in a sweet rounded wedding posy.

wedding bouquets with tulips

PASTEL WEDDING BOUQUETS WITH TULIPS

The prettiest mix of hyacinth, roses, tulips and silvery dusty miller foliage…

wedding bouquets with tulips

A large rounded wedding posy featuring a tight cluster of parrot tulips, poppies, ranunculus and succulents. Very spring!

wedding bouquets with tulips

A¬†‘vintage-country style’¬†dainty posy of pale lemon tulips, succulents and daisies…

tulip wedding bouquet

Downton Abby-inspired trailing wedding bouquet with tulips and green hanging amaranth cascading from a cluster of peachy old fashioned roses.

wedding bouquets with tulips

WILD & CAREFREE WEDDING BOUQUETS WITH TULIPS

A loose style wedding bouquet featuring a glorious peachy pink combination of tulips, hellebores, frilly bearded iris and ranunculus. Love!

wedding bouquets with tulips

Vivid fat pink peonies combined with frilly coral tulips and silvery eucalyptus foliage.

wedding bouquets with tulips

A splash of colour and country-style theming… A wedding bouquet with peachy parrot tulips,¬†yellow double headed daffodils and perfumed jonquils.

wedding bouquets with tulips

A loose ‘woodsy’¬†wedding bouquet in soft apricot and silver featuring tulips, heirloom roses, scented tuberoses, peach yarrow and silverberry foliage.

wedding bouquets with tulips

What’s your favourite? So hard to choose… A good wedding florist will be able to¬†guide you as to what is available at the time of your wedding. Your¬†choice of wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses, plus ceremony venue¬†should all be factored into your overall¬†choice of style.

Photo Source

Click here to view our entire Pinterest board featuring ideas for wedding bouquets with tulips.

 

 

New! All your Wedding Flowers in Fixed Price Packages

Flowers for Everyone’s exclusive wedding department, Brides in Bloom, now offer a variety of packages that cover all your wedding flowers from the ceremony to reception.

All packages are fully customisable, so you can still select your favourite flowers in season and colours to match your wedding theme too!

For busy brides, this is a fabulous option to both set a clear budget for your wedding flowers and save time. With just a click of a button, you can select which package of wedding flowers online best suits your needs and budget, and voila, your flowers are paid for and booked in.

HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WEDDING FLOWERS TO CHOOSE?

Well we’ve thought of that too. Not every bride knows their David Austins from their Saharas or their Phalaenopsis from their Cymbidiums. Or if they are even in season on their wedding day. Brides in Bloom have a range of popular wedding flowers online in set designs and colours, along with a description of seasonal availability. If you decide to order one of our all-inclusive wedding flower packages, you can always use these set designs as a resource or inspiration when confirming with our florists what your flower and colour preferences are. Take a look at our range of wedding flower designs online here.

STANDARD WEDDING PACKAGE – $399

Our standard wedding flower package includes all your basic ceremony¬†requirements based on a wedding party that has two bridesmaids and two groomsmen. For $399 you will receive a beautiful bridal bouquet, 2 x bridesmaid bouquets, 3 x men’s buttonholes, 1 x throwaway bouquet and local delivery in Sydney metro. Customise your flowers and colour scheme – once you place your order, our florists will get in touch directly to confirm the finer details. View package online.

STANDARD PLUS WEDDING PACKAGE – $799

Our standard ‘plus’ wedding flower package¬†takes our basic¬†inclusions above one step further, factoring in buttonholes and corsages for the mothers and fathers of the bride and groom, and table centrepieces for¬†your¬†reception based on approximately 50-60 guests. For $799 you will receive a beautiful customised wedding bouquet, 2 x bridesmaid bouquets, 5 x men’s buttonholes, 2 x ladies corsages (dress or wrist), 6 x table centrepieces for your wedding reception, 1 x small throwaway bouquet, and local delivery in the Sydney metro.¬† View package online.

VIEW OUR COMPLETE RANGE OF WEDDING FLOWER PACKAGES FOR YOUR CEREMONY AND RECEPTION HERE.

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Introducing our In-house Sydney Event Stylists

Flowers for Everyone recently launched an in-house professional event styling service for corporate functions, parties and gala events in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley.

Our super talented Sydney event stylists, Louis and Rowena, possess years of experience in the industry and specialise in offering innovative and creative solutions to all event styling needs.

Together with your own thoughts and ideas, Louis and Rowena will create an amazing look from an impressive array of décor in-stock including stylish furniture; a large range of table centrepiece options; chair covers and sashes; gorgeous draping; ambient lighting; and of course, stunning flower arrangements.

Drawing on the latest design trends and products, the Flowers for Everyone style team have access to all the decorative elements necessary to realise your vision, at an affordable per item hire fee or customised package price.

Accommodating all sized events from small intimate gatherings to large extravagant affairs, Flowers for Everyone can create an original look tailored especially for your occasion.

For more information go to our Corporate Events page or email events@flowersforeveryone.com.au.

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Five Key Things to Consider When Organising Funeral Flowers

For many of us there will come a time in our lives where we will need to organise a funeral. Whether the loss of a loved one has been expected to occur for a while, or it is a sudden shock, the process is always wrought with emotion. If you are ever in this position, there are five key things to know about or consider when arranging funeral flowers.

1. It is quite common to arrange for a floral tribute in the form of a wreath, cross or heart. We recommend also hiring a display stand so it can be set up at the funeral service to make it visible.

2. The ribbon sashes you see displayed on floral tributes can be custom printed with any message in any language you want (we offer the service for $9.95).

3. Most Sydney crematoriums have multiple chapels on their site, so to avoid any confusion with flower delivery make sure to specify the correct name of the chapel the funeral service will be held in.

4. When requesting a delivery time to the chapel or memorial location, be aware that funeral flowers are delivered one hour prior to the start of the service.

5. Handing out single rose stems to guests as they arrive to the service can be a nice touch. Always a good idea to ask your funeral director for a basket so you can easily hand them out.

Hopefully these suggestions help to make ordering funeral flowers a little easier when the time comes. Our team are highly experienced in providing advice and guidance for anyone going through this experience, so feel free to give us a call on 1800 66 66 46 or email us at sales@flowersforeveryone.com.au

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The Busy Bride’s Guide to Selecting Wedding Bouquets Online

You like the wedding bouquet you saw¬†on page 22 of the latest¬†Bride to Be Magazine. Those frilly little pink flowers that sort of look like roses but aren’t are really pretty. It kind of tapers down, with some trailing green vines that have little white flowers? Questioning whether they will be in flower¬†on¬†the wedding day though. And are we talking hundreds and hundreds for something like this? Damn, no more time to even think about wedding bouquets and flower stuff, you¬†have to get¬†a report finalised and submitted by C.O.B and then pack for that conference over in Perth before flying out in the morning.

Not every bride knows exactly what flower they want their wedding day themed around, or have a scrapbook of wedding bouquets cut out of magazines to bring along to a bridal consultation. Most brides are juggling a busy work schedule with wedding planning slotted in around it, and although the topic of fashion and choosing dresses may be a passion that many women enjoy and are knowledgeable about, when it comes to selecting wedding bouquets and flowers, not everyone knows where to start.

Although the Flowers for Everyone bridal division, Brides in Bloom, conduct regular free consultations with prospective brides and grooms, we understand not everyone has the time (or passion) to invest to much energy into choosing their wedding bouquets.

That is why we offer a variety of popular wedding bouquets online that you can simply view and purchase, all from the comfort of your chair. Each bouquet lists which month it is available too, so no confusion over when you can and can’t have peonies or David Austin roses!

Take a look below at just some of our wedding bouquets available for either inspiration or online purchase. You can select multiples in different sizes to cater for your bridesmaids as well. Our florists simply ensure these are designed in a slight variation to the main bridal bouquet.

What happens once I place my order?

Simple. When your order comes through, our wedding florists will get in touch by phone or email to confirm delivery address and timing, and answer any other questions you may have.

Oh, and we don’t just offer wedding bouquets online! We also have a range of corsages and buttonholes, pew decorations, table centrepieces, and even floral decorated wedding cakes that can be¬†ordered too. If you are planning your wedding from afar our online wedding flowers and cakes are particularly handy!

Can I customise wedding bouquets online?

Sure! If you see something on our website that you like, but want to make some changes, that is fine too! At least you have¬†a starting point to go by. Simply email us at enquiries@bridesinbloom.com.au or fill in this online quote request and we’ll be back to you within 48 hours.

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Violets: Grow, Decorate, Drink

GROW

Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you have to abandon all gardening until spring. The next time you wake up on the weekend to a brilliant blue sky sunny winter’s day, get outside in the fresh air and plant violets into your garden.

Australian Native Violets in particular are known to be extremely reliable and compact groundcovers. Growing primarily on the east coast of Australia, they like sheltered areas where there is moisture. Forming a sprawling, mat-like groundcover approximately 100mm high, their luscious, bright green foliage and vigorous growth rate is perfect for rapidly filling bare spots in the garden (eg. between stepping stones).

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You can also trail it down rock faces and walls for a dramatic effect.

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What is the difference between violets, pansies and violas?

Pansies and violets both belong to the genus Viola. They share many similarities, but there are some clear differences to help define between the two.

1. Pansies have a more compact growth than violets.

2. Pansy flowers are usually larger, with distinct markings (or blotches) that can look like a face.

3. Note the flower petals – pansies have four petals that point upward and one that points downward; violets have three petals that point upward and two that point downward. (1)

DECORATE

Not only do violets provide fabulous ground cover during winter and flower profusely in the spring and summer, their dainty blue, deep purple, and mauve heads (and equally lovely leaves) also look super sweet in a teeny vase on your bedside table or bathroom.

DRINK

Fans of Masterchef will be quite¬†familiar with the use of little violets as edible garnish in the culinary world. In addition to flowers ‘prettying up’ plates, you can also use them for flavouring and in¬†beverages. Take a look at this rather delightful idea below for violet syrup.

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Sweet Violet Syrup

Violet syrup is fabulous added to icings and butter cream for cakes, and is wonderful when used in beverages too. Only a small amount is needed to add to sparkling wine or lemonade for a delectable and elegant drink. Or why not try adding the syrup to homemade French macaroons or use to make violet ice cream?

All you need to make violet syrup is:

‚ÄĘ40 to 50g Sweet violets (about 3 to 4 handfuls)
‚ÄĘ150ml Boiling water
‚ÄĘ300g White caster sugar

Click here to view recipe.

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Sources and Photo Credits

1. http://homeguides.sfgate.com/differences-between-pansies-violets-58561.html

2. http://www.secretgardens.com.au/plant-selections/plant-of-the-month-native-violet/

3. http://ideas.homelife.com.au/media/article-steps/3/0/321-1_asl.jpg

4. http://plant.daleysfruit.com.au/trees/m/Viola-hederacea-Native-Violet-1013.jpeg

5. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5230/5634254145_970e19107c.jpg

6. http://flypapertextures.com/wp-content/uploads/violets-after.jpg