Archive | July, 2012

Feathers and Food Oh My! Ideas for Unique Wedding Flowers

25 Jul

Would You Put Feathers or Food In Your Bridal Bouquet?

I’ve been busy the last two weeks doing flowers for some photo shoots. I’m excited to have some great professional shots of my work to use on my website and blog. These shoots were wedding based, which just reminds me that the wedding season is still far from over. Spring comes late here in Oregon, and the late summers are beautiful, so our wedding season is really from July to October. Before I get too off course, I wanted to share two of my favorite inspirations for creative and unique wedding flowers- feathers and food. Creative weddings are exciting!

Feathers and Flowers

Feathers are fun! They are an easy way to incorporate bold or complex colors. They are also a great way to add a new texture to your wedding flowers. You can pull the theme throughout your wedding decor too. Think feathers in your flowers, the men’s boutonnieres, your hair, and the table arrangements. What a way to bring all those elements together.

I’ve done pink roses with baby’s breath and black feathers, and several varieties of red roses with black feathers. The bold black really makes the other colors pop. Both weddings were unique to the couple, and the flowers were able to help reflect that uniqueness with the addition of feathers. Continue reading

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July Birth Flower: Larkspur

18 Jul

Think Larkspur For July Birthdays

Good Morning, Bloomies! Hope you have been enjoying your July. It’s been going super fast! Before the month is over, I wanted to tell you all about the July birth flower, Larkspur.

It is considered the birth flower for the month of July, or the sign of Cancer (June 22-July 22). Associating a certain flower to a certain month goes all the way back to Roman times, when the presents given focused on things linked to when you were born; the flowers in bloom during that month, and the gemstones associated with your zodiac sign.

Larkspur: “Open Heart” Continue reading

Unusual July Holidays

11 Jul

3 Unique July Holidays Just Perfect For Flowers

When we think of July holidays, there are plenty of ways to celebrate national pride. There is, of course, Independence Day on the 4th, Canada Day on the 1st (I’m sure there are some Canadian transplants among my Portland readers), and Bastille Day on the 14th (for the Francophiles among us). What about those other July holidays, the lesser known, more ridiculous holidays?

Let’s Celebrate the Other July Holidays

I Forgot Day, July 2nd

Did you forget a birthday, anniversary, or some other big milestone?  This is the most ironic of the July holidays — it seems doomed to be forgotten! It is however a perfect opportunity to clear the air and say you’re sorry with a lovely flower arrangement or bouquet. It’s hard to stay mad in the face of flowers.

Cheer Up The Lonely Day, July 11th

Today, July 11th, is Cheer Up the Lonely Day! What better way to cheer someone than with flowers? Doesn’t even have to be someone you know. Take flowers to a stranger who looks sad, or seems lonely.

Cousin’s Day, July 24th

Cousins the best of both worlds. They’re somewhere between siblings and friends, and you love them. I bet you have at least ONE cousin who enjoys flowers. In fact, I’m sure all of your cousins enjoy flowers! Who doesn’t?

Free delivery This Month!

One more great reason to celebrate these wacky July holidays — free delivery all month! In the month of July, all orders at jblooms.com over $75.00 have NO delivery charge!

July Flowers and More Table Decor Ideas For Your Fourth

4 Jul

Fourth of July Flowers Add a Pop

Happy Fourth of July, Bloomies! In honor of the independence of this fine country of ours, I thought I would start off my NEW blog with a fun post about decorating for outdoor dining. Flowers are not just for formal occasions! Give your outdoor gathering a touch of class with these ideas for simple flower arrangements and more.

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