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Rose Symbolism: Everything You Need to Know

October 17, 2017

Flower Meanings Decoded for Valentine’s Day

January 23, 2017

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Valentine’s Day is a wonderful holiday where you can show your affections to the one you love. The day will be filled with people surprising their partners with chocolates, teddy bears and flowers. Not only does everyone get surprised with Valentine’s Day gifts, but this is the perfect chance to show your partner the extent of your feelings, or the nature of your love through your gifts. Want to make the most meaningful impression? Here are flower meanings decoded for Valentine’s Day.

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How to Creatively Show Your Love on Anniversaries

July 26, 2013

Summer is the time for weddings so that means time for anniversaries too!  For wedding anniversaries, couples are most likely stop and reflect how far they’ve come since they exchanged their vows. If you’re about to celebrate one of these hallmarks, consider showing your love and appreciation with some creative flair.

Anniversary Traditions

For hundreds of years, couples have celebrated their anniversaries in many ways. Traditions have come up that seem to stick across generations. Some of these traditions are giving a gift with a certain quality to it. For example, many couples give paper for their first anniversary, cotton for their second, and leather for their third.

For the most special anniversaries, couples have given wood for the 5th, tin or aluminum for the 10th, and crystal for the 15th. But they aren’t just giving their loving spouse a 2×4, a tin can, or a crystal necklace, they are becoming more creative with it. Many of them are incorporating the traditional gift in flower arrangements.

How to be Creative with Floral Arrangements

For a 5th anniversary, in which you want to incorporate wood, you may want to consider what the flowers will be placed in. Some couples choose a wood vase, which has a plastic inlay to keep the water inside of it. Other couples choose to place a branch, a piece of bark, or carved wooden object in the arrangement. A florist can create an impressive floral arrangement with wood. If you can’t think of anything spectacular, don’t be shy to ask about it. Many times, florists know exactly what you want to do.

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For a 10th anniversary, tin and aluminum are what you want to include in a floral arrangement. Just as you did with the wood, you can place flowers in a tin or aluminum vase with a plastic inlay. You could also choose a vase made of glass, but has metal accents. Vintage tins are super popular right now and galvanized market buckets have summery feel!

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For a 15th anniversary, crystal is customary, and it’s of course, the easiest to incorporate into a floral arrangement. You can be super traditional and have a dozen red roses designed in a crystal vase. How about bringing  in your own crystal vase that you received as a wedding gift and have your florist recreate your wedding flowers or colors.  Tiny vintage crystal vase with the cutest little arrangements make a beautiful display.

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What About the Flowers?

When creating an arrangement, you may wonder what would be the best flowers to go along with the traditional gift. Think of colors as you decide. For instance, for a 5th anniversary, soft yellows, pinks, and whites go well with the wood color. For the 10th anniversary tin/aluminum, darker, more striking colors would go well with it such as red roses, sunflowers or purple lizianthus. Finally, for the 15th anniversary, premium flowers such as roses, orchids and peonies are perfect.

Design a Creative Floral Arrangement Today

With this information, you can now design a floral arrangement you’ll love to give to your spouse of 5, 10, or 15 years. It’s even possible to order flowers online. Denver florist Amore Fiori would be happy to accommodate customers across the nation.

Send your sweetie the very best this anniversary with wedding anniversary flower from Denver florist,  Amore Fiori.  We know she’ll be impressed with your creativity, and captivated by the love you’ve shown in such a thoughtful gift.

More than just a pretty vase

October 12, 2012

Flowers: More than Just a Pretty Vase

Flowers serve many functions. They are a source of nectar bees use to make honey. Flowers are used to create to wonderful leis that welcome any visitor to the Hawaiian Islands. Delicate blooms represent the new life of spring and the fresh fragrance of the outdoors. Whether it is the wildflowers of Colorado or the blooms for the Roses parade, flowers surround us and serve many functions.

 

Aromatherapy    

I can’t tell you how many times guests will walk    into the store and say “Ahhhhhhh- it smells so good in here”.  When you walk into a flower shop and observe the variety of colors and  shapes, it is easy to forget that flowers are more than just a product of their own. They are a source of aroma for many other products: candles, perfumes, body wash and incense. Natural remedies for common ailments find flowers at the center of their inspiration. Aromatherapy helps to soothe, relax and boost the immune system.  Try a few stems of lavender to calm the mind or a jasmine plant to reduce stress.

Sentiment

A more common function of flowers is to express any number of sentiments. A husband who finds himself in the “dog house” may use flowers to say, “I’m sorry.” At a funeral,  flowers express condolences. At a wedding,  they provide an atmosphere of celebration. Flowers are also an expression of admiration after a performance by dancers or actors in theatre.  Not to mention, certain flowers have certain meanings.  For instance-  if you want to say “I love you”,  a single RED rose will do the trick.

Aesthetics 

The roses in Pasadena, the columbines in the Rockies, the hibiscus in Hawaii and the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. draw the attention of nature lovers and tourists alike with their unique beauty. It is as though nature has decorated for the occasion. Flowers have also long been a primary component used to decorate for weddings, representing delicate beauty. Brides choose to carry floral bouquets down the aisle that is often a blanket of petals.

Nature indoors

Floral arrangements bring the beauty, life and fresh scent of nature indoors. It is only natural that flowers draw our attention; they were created to do so.  On a cold and dreary day, flowers fill a room with sunshine and smiles.

If you need a natural remedy for stress that doubles as a centerpiece, buy yourself flowers. If you want to communicate something too intense for words, give flowers. If you want to make someone’s day, have flowers delivered to their school, home or office.  They will love the surprise!