FlowersFlowers, as well as other florists, often refer to textural elements in their design of wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces. So, what IS a “textural element”?
At FlowersFlowers, we define a textural element as a non-traditional floral bloom. These textures add interest and dimension to a floral arrangement.
Following are some wonderful examples!
Textural elements include pods, nuts, seeds, and berries.
And, a few more!
And, an example of one of our arrangements with texture!
What flowers do you think of in December? There are centerpieces for celebrating Christmas, traditionally in reds and greens. And, there are arrangements celebrating Chanukah and the winter season, and at FlowersFlowers, we often make those with white flowers along with gray and silver accents.
There are also weddings in December! We had two December weddings, both using whites and reds as their wedding colors. Here are two beautiful photos taken by Maggie Rife from one of our weddings.
Just think of what January, and a new year, will bring!
Photography by George Street Photography
For any of you following FlowersFlowers’ weddings, you’ll know that we always have an abundance of beautiful purple themed weddings. Whether it’s because we’re in Evanston, or because we’re near Northwestern University, or simply because the brides that become my customers like purple, bottom line, we design many purple weddings. And, there’s many flowers that are purple, from hydrangea to roses to freesia to orchids. Here’s just a sampling, from deep purples to light lavenders, we’re passionate about the entire purple palette!
Photography by Kim Shokouhi
Photography by Kim Shokouhi
Mother’s Day is on May 8th, a week from today, and this is your opportunity to say ‘thank you’ and ‘I love you’ and show your appreciation.
Whether she’s Mom, Mother, Mama, or Mum, when you send flowers from FlowersFlowers, you’ll know why we have so many ‘regular’ and loyal customers, from weekly customers to once a year customers, they know that they’re going to get flowers that are beautifully designed and the highest quality with excellent customer service.
This week, we’ll have Dutch hydrangea (pinks and lavenders!), peonies, lilac, ranunculus, garden roses, tulips, orchids, calla lilies, and so much more. Plus, of course, we’ll have wonderfully lush hydrangea plants as well as the best orchid plants available in the area!
Here are just a few of the arrangements we’ve made in the last week or so.
Does your Mother live out of town? FlowersFlowers can assist you in sending her flowers by working with our network of other florists that understand and appreciate the quality of flowers you expect! Call us to order your Mother’s Day flowers, whether your mom is near or far!
I find beauty in all the flowers in my shop, and some are traditional beauties while others are what I’m going to call ‘unusual’ beauties. These are the flowers some people may call ‘interesting’. Here in the shop, as designers, we are particularly attracted to the blooms that are out of the ordinary.
Some flowers are just unique to us because they grow in countries with gardens very different from ours, while others are variations in nature, such as the burgundy scabiosa bloom which seems to be inside out next to its neighboring ‘normal’ blooms. Mother nature creates each of these flower blossoms, all beautiful.
Enjoy the photos I took of some of the ‘unusual beauties’ in our shop this week.
I love flowers. Absolutely LOVE them. And I love being surrounded by them in the shop. So, it’s probably not a surprise that I take flowers home with me, though I don’t have an abundance of them, as some might expect. I spend most of my day at the shop, so just a small touch of flowers at home is perfect for me.
Garden roses on my kitchen table
I think of my kitchen as the center of my home, both physically and emotionally (!), and there’s usually a small vase of flowers on the kitchen table, next to the PC. Having coffee in the morning, reading the news via the internet, with a simple, yet beautiful vase of flowers next to me is the ideal way to start the day. Usually there’s a cat nearby as well!
I often use a cluster of 3 small vases (vintage milk bottles, mason jars, or bud vases) in which to put some of the blooms I’ve been admiring from the shop.
So, yes, in just above every way, I take my work home with me.
When the temperatures are in the single digits here in the Chicago area, and there’s snow and ice everywhere outdoors, it’s time to focus on the indoor decor!
You can have a beautiful winter arrangement of magnolia, pine, cedar, berries, and varieties of eucalyptus to bring life into your home.
For a more traditional Christmas holiday decor, consider tradition with a contemporary twist by having your arrangement in a glass vase. This arrangement is red and white roses, ginestra, winterberry, lilies, and cedar, designed in a clear glass square vase with a wide ribbon wrapped around the vase.
Another option to consider is a winter arrangement of whites and blues, shown here with blue thistle, white ranunculus, anemones, silver/grey berzilia, and dusty miller.
Whether it’s a single stem or a larger arrangement, always bring some flowers in to warm up your home.