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Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Halloween!!

Halloween is this week, here are some great last minute Halloween costumes for those of you who aren't prepared! Don't forget to send your Halloween arrangements today. Have a safe and fun holiday from everyone at A Beautiful Bouquet Florist!
  1. Tickled Pink: dress in all pink and be sure to have a feather with you! 
  2. iPad: dress in all black and print out "app" icons and tape them to your outfit. 
  3. Brawny Man: all you need is a red plaid shirt and some beard stubble. 
  4. Cowboy/cowgirl: just add a cowboy hat, boots, and some jeans. So simple! 
  5. Lady Bug: wear all red and add black felt dots and two pipe cleaners to headband for antenna. 
  6. Baby: wear a bib, carry a rattle or pacifier, and fashion a diaper out of old sheets. 
  7. Where's Waldo: long sleeve red and white striped shirt and blue pants. 
  8. Fonz: Black leather jacket, white shirt, jeans, sleek hairdo, and a thumbs up! 
  9. Tourist: Wear a fanny pack around your waist and a camera around your neck. 
  10. Ghost: The classic white sheet over the head with eye holes cut out to see. 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Five Fun Flower Facts!

Flowers are not only beautiful but they can also be very interesting! Here are five fun flower facts that you can use to impress your friends with just how much you know about flowers.

1.  Roses are related to raspberries, apples, cherries, plums, peaches, pears, and even almonds.
 2.  Sunflowers move throughout the day as the sun moves from east to west.

3.  Almost 60% of fresh cut flowers that are grown in the United States come from California.
4.  There are more than 25,000 known species of orchids and scientists are finding more daily.
5. The oil from lilies has been shown to have softening and healing properties. It can be used to soften and heal dry and damaged skin.


Follow our blog for more fun flower facts in the future!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

How to keep your arrangements fresh!

Here at A Beautiful Bouquet Florist, we often get asked what should be done to keep floral arrangements fresh and alive. These are our best tips for keeping your arrangements beautiful and happy!
  1. The first and most important step to keeping your arrangements fresh is to CHANGE THE WATER DAILY! We often tell customers that if the water in the vase doesn't look like something you would like to drink, the flowers probably don't want to drink it either. To do this you can grab the arrangement tightly at the top of the vase and pull the flowers out to change the water or you can simply run the water along the edge of the inside of the vase until all of the old water has been removed and replaced with fresh water. (**note: if you have a water softener system, please do not use your tap water as this will harm the flowers) 
  2. Another simple step is to keep the arrangement away from extreme cold or heat. Do no place arrangements near a vent that is blowing hot air and do not place near a window when it is cold or hot outside. Also keep your arrangement out of direct sunlight. Again, just like you, flowers prefer to be kept a temperature that is comfortable and not too extreme. 
  3. Keep bacteria at bay! Bacteria is a fresh cut flower arrangement's biggest enemy. This can be done by keeping the water changed daily, keeping the vase clean, and every so often snip the ends off the flower stem at a 45 degree angle. This angle and removal of older tips helps prevent bacteria.
  4. Remove any greenery (leaves, etc..) that is submerged in the water. This will keep the water cleaner and prevent the growth of bacteria. 
  5. You can also lightly mist most flowers in order to give them an extra drink of water. (**Hydrangeas (white and blue flower seen above) like water so much that you can actually dip the blooms in a bowl of clean water) 
There are also many tips online that you can experiment with in order to see what works best for your flowers. Overall, the best tip for keeping your arrangement happy and healthy, is to change the water and to keep the arrangement in a cool room away from the sun and extreme temperatures. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Birthday Floral Arrangement Ideas

Here are some great Birthday floral arrangements offered at A Beautiful Bouquet Florist! Send one to a friend or loved one today from our website beautifulbouquet.net!

This adorable Strawberry Margarita arrangement is perfect for a 21st birthday! It is also great for a best friend or loved one on their birthday or any occasion.
This Deluxe Paw-ty Pooch is a great Birthday celebration arrangement for anyone! Send them this and it is sure to get the Paw-ty started.
Another Birthday option is to just send a mixed bouquet (designers choice). These type of arrangements will look great in a home or office and will be sure to bring birthday cheer to the recipient.

To make your arrangements even more special, you can add on mylar balloons, candy/chocolate, and gift items!



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wedding color trivia

Did you Know the most popular wedding color is blue?












2nd place goes to purple..

 








Green takes a solid 3rd place.
and last of the 4 goes to metallic
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wedding Cost Trivia

Did you know that couples in New York City will spend the most on their weddings?
On average they will spend 76,687.  OMG!
Alaskan brides 15,504. on average.
The cost varies from state to state .


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Honeymoon Trivia

What state would you have to live in if you wanted a 90% chance of taking a honeymoon?
Savannah, Georgia.. 90% of couples booked one.
If you live in Alaska you only have a 44% chance.