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New York has always been good to me and on my recent spur of moment trip it was extra special, especially being a florist.
I was invited by one of my best friends who just so happens to be a florist too. The purpose of the trip was to check out the Waldorf Astoria where he is planning his upcoming wedding to his partner. He proposed to his partner with a ring in New York City and has always had a love affair with the city so it seemed the right place for the same sex union to take place (not to mention, it’s legal in NYC). The hotel is as old and gorgeous as you can imagine and the suite where the wedding is taking place will be just perfect for the intimate ceremony. We’ve planned everything from the flowers, candles, music, photography, champagne, food…right down to the color suits the handsome boys will wear.
As florists we are lucky enough to be surrounded with amazing, beautiful colours every single day. From mauves to pinks, greens to yellows there is never a shortage of stunning hues in our stores. With so many shades to choose from, it’s almost impossible to crown one colour the colour of the year. Every year Pantone announces the “colour of the year” and they haven’t steered us wrong.
With the Christmas season comes stress stress stress and more stress! Making sure all the gifs are bought, house is decorated, baking is done and the list goes on.
If you are a florist, or have worked in a flower shop before you will understand what I am about to type…we have special floral super powers. These powers allow us to notice flowers and plants everywhere. This blessing…or curse will stay with us florists for the rest of our lives. The ability to notice floral arrangements, plants, even floral printed things in movies, TV shows, magazines, shopping centers, hotels, restaurants and homes is something not everyone possesses. I know what you are thinking; we are gifted.
Here’s an idea for a summer garden party centerpiece that will be more than a backdrop to your meal. At the peak of summer, it’s now time to take the traditional floral design a step further and style an arrangement using other seasonal produce.