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These 12 Wedding Bouquets Are So Pretty, You'll Wanna Get Married ASAP - Elite DailyTuesday, July 23, 2019
And of course, whether it's a handmade on a pinboard, a collaged page in your journal, or done digitally, a wedding aesthetic moodboard is key. Here are 12 bookmark-worthy bouquets that are def worth saving — probably to the wedding inspo Instagram collection you've recently started.1. This vintage-looking rose arrangementThis shot comes from Dani Rexine, a weddings and elopement photographer based in the Pacific Northwest.2. A little ode to your wedding locationThis bouquet is composed of native Australian flowers, which is makes sense for an Australian wedding. It could be cool to talk to your florist about incorporating flora and foliage indigenous to where your wedding's being held. This shot comes from Laura Sykes at Perth and Bussleton-based Mayflower Weddings & Events, which takes care of photography, makeup, and floral design for clients.3. This bold, foliage-first cascade bouquet This photo comes from April Walsh, who runs Freckled Fox Photography. Walsh is an Arkansas-based photographer who also travels to shoot newlywed couples.4. This icy fern bouquetThe Instagram bio for Frenchie's Floral says they're here to give you "exquisite blooms, artful weddings, and elevated floral design" in Juneau, Alaska. This cool-toned bouquet — especially in a sea of corals, burgundies, creams, and white — delivers just that.5. These warm, complementary bouquets for two bridesIf you and your spouse-to-be are both brides, then you might be planning on two bouquets. As shown in this shot from LGBTQIA+ wedding magazine Dancing with Her, you and your fiancée don't have to match. You can have bouquets using the same flowers, but different colors. Or you can have a variety of blooms in the same palette.This photo was captured by Kelly Balch. Based out of Los Angeles, Balch also travels around the world to shoot couples.6. This perfect balance of foliage and flora This bouquet is the work of Halle Byrams at Tulsa, Oklahoma-bas... https://www.elitedaily.com/p/12-photos-of-wedding-bouquets-that-are-so-pretty-youll-wanna-walk-down-the-aisle-asap-18166461
7 Florists and Event Designers Celebs Turn To - BridesTuesday, July 23, 2019
It always makes it all the more meaningful."From Preston Bailey:"Make the bride and groom table statement-worthy! After all, most likely all guests will be visiting the head table to say hello, so you can really make a splash with flowers and tone down the rest of the reception if you only have the budget to go big in one area."From Birch Even Designs"Our advice would be to focus on creating a consistent statement across the event, and flushing it out as much as possible. Filling a room with greenery, foliage, candles and/or trees can be both inexpensive and dramatic. We'd suggest separating a good portion of your budget to a special moment that will grab guests' attention and serve as a focal point for the design. This might be a hanging installation or lush entrance arrangements. Great event design is great event design regardless of budget. It's not as simple as making a few choices; it will take work and collaboration with the right people."From Jeff Leatham:"A great way to maximize your budget is to choose an affordable flower, such as hydrangea or carnations, and use it monochromatically and in abundance. A popular trend right now is to use large quantities of bud vases and candles, which I believe is a great way to cover a lot of service area with single stems. "Want more? Check out the below awe-inspiring work of seven of the top florists and event designers to the stars.See more: These Painting-Inspired Wedding Flowers Are Nothing Short of Artistic... https://www.brides.com/gallery/florists-event-designers-celeb-wedding-vendors
The perfect rose: 62 years in the making - Los Angeles TimesTuesday, July 23, 2019
The mission: a permanent acquisition worthy of the 100th anniversary of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino.The addition had to be unique, preferably the work of a noted craftsman. It had to be colorful and sturdy — strong enough to withstand the elements, yet welcoming and warm.And it had to smell good.The acquisition, as it turns out, was a rose, the newest of the 1,262 varieties in the Huntington’s legendary rose garden. The ruffled flowers start as a creamy yellow, changing to violet-pink as they mature. The floribunda’s heady fragrance is described by its creator as “intense lemon with just a hint of baby powder.”The rose has attracted visitors and ignited gardeners. At the Huntington’s annual spring plant sale, the potted plants sold out in minutes, setting a record.But accolades, however welcome, can’t begin to acknowledge the work — 10 years — skill and passion that resulted in the ‘Huntington’s 100th’ rose. The blooms that have inspired excitement among local rosarians h... https://www.latimes.com/home/la-hm-col1-perfect-rose-quest-20190625-htmlstory.html
Daisy Jane's is a Florist on Wheels - Cincinnati CityBeatTuesday, July 23, 2019
I think that so many can be inspired by someone knowing that this may not work, but it’s OK,” she says. “And if it inspires someone else to chase a dream that they have, then that’s all worth it."For more information on Daisy Jane’s Flower Truck and to find upcoming locations, visit daisyjanesflowertruck.com. https://www.citybeat.com/arts-culture/culture/article/21078504/daisy-janes-is-a-florist-on-wheels
Restaurant, The Florist, takes root in Watford's intu - Watford ObserverTuesday, July 23, 2019
Spring within the intu Watford shopping centre. The new venue will deliver an uplifting experience that charms all the senses to provide something for everyone and every occasion with its Instagram-worthy décor, contemporary yet classic cocktails, vibrant food dishes, lounge vibes and weekend DJs. Ahead of the launch of Watford’s latest bar and restaurant, The Florist, is expected to provide 50 new jobs for people in the area - Roles include management, front of house and jobs within the kitchen. Liam Wood, Head of Openings of The New World Trading Company, who own the Florist, said: “We are excited to be opening our third Florist in intu Watford. “It’s a fantastic location, and we are very much looking forward to immersing The Florist in local life and finding a brilliant new team to develop together.” Vicki Costello, general manager at intu Watford, said: “The Florist is a fantastic addition to our new development and brings an exciting experience for people visiting Watford. “The Florist’s reputation for delivering excellent high-quality food and signature cocktails, coupled with first class service is set to make this one of the town’s most popular venues during the day and night. “We look forward to their opening this Spring.”... https://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/17517971.restaurant-the-florist-takes-root-in-watfords-intu/
America in Bloom judges coming to Mansfield - Mansfield News JournalTuesday, July 23, 2019
Awards will be announced Oct. 3-5 at AIB’s National Symposium & Awards Celebration, this year in St. Charles, Illinois. America in Bloom 2018: Judges see flowers, historic sites, more email@example.com 419-521-7223 Twitter: @LWhitmir... https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/07/22/america-bloom-judges-coming-downtown-mansfield/1793243001/
Capital - Why are flowers so expensive? - BBC NewsTuesday, May 21, 2019
Jeanie McKewan, who has been growing flowers for 13 years in the US states of Illinois and Wisconsin, points to insect damage as a big challenge, saying there’s a “zero tolerance” policy: “It is through constant vigilance and the use of integrated pest management that we keep the little buggers from getting the best of our crops,” she says.Then the flowers have to bloom on schedule. In the case of Mother’s Day tulips planted in January or February, they have to bloom by early May in time to be picked and shipped.Labour costs are already high – according to the 2012 US Agricultural Census, contract and hired labour accounted for 10% of total agricultural operating expenses in the US, but that number soared to 40% for greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production because of a tighter farm labour market and rising wages. Then you add extra costs for peaks.McKewan hires extra hands during peak periods but says cutting flowers “requires experience and cannot be done by just any part-time employee”. Chris Drummond, a Philadelphia-based florist, says wages average around $13.25 (£10.16) per hour in the US. “In order to ramp up production to meet holiday demand, growers are required to pay far above that average,” he says.In developed countries like the Netherlands or Germany, Stewart says that there are greenhouses with automated technology like sophisticated watering machines or robot transplanters and harvesters, where fewer workers are needed. But in poorer nations with cheaper labour, there’s less use of technology. Then it’s time for shipping. While flowers are waiting on the runway or in the back of a lorry, temperatures can’t be too cold (for Valentine’s Day) or too hot (for Mother’s Day). When they arrive at the wholesaler, they must look perfect. That means no bug bites, no missing petals, no dead buds. Otherwise, they get thrown away. “It has to be flawless,” Stewart says.Complicated logisticsChris Drummond, the florist, estimates that the holiday volume “is usually nearly 20 times the everyday volume”. He says many farmers nurture flowers all year long to ensure enough blooms for the handful of holidays. During the other months on the farm, he says, flowers are sold at cost, below cost or discarded and turned into mulch.“So, of course farm price increases as demand increases,” he says. “Consumers are paying a premium to make sure that grower is compensated for their expense and effort to maintain the plants year-round, thus ensuring the wide variety of flowers is available at each holiday.”He highlights costs across the supply chain, saying industry participants must “rent temporary space, pay fuel surcharges, find space on airlines, hire independent drivers, find more refrigerated trucks, pay overtime to staff” and more. Roses flown from Bogota to Miami are hit with a 15-cent (£0.12) importer’s fee to clear customs and inspection. Domestic refrigerated shipping can vary, but that’s another eight cents (£0.06) per rose.It also depends on what kind of flower you’re shipping – Drummond says 300 carnations can fit into the same box as 150 roses, so the transport price per stem is halved. Transit time from field to florist can be up to a week (though it can wildly vary depending on where the flowers are coming from), and the blooms must be carefully handled every step of the way.Hans Larsen is a cut flower grower in the US s... http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190507-why-are-flowers-so-expensive
Food flowers - Illinois TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Do not eat any plant if you’re not totally sure what it is, and ask an expert like the folks at University of Illinois Extension Service if you have any questions. Some flowers, like daylily (which are in a different plant family than the toxic true lilies) can act as a diuretic and should be eaten in moderation. Make sure that the flowers you eat or cook with have not been sprayed or treated, and never eat roadside flowers or those purchased from a florist. Flower jelly 2-3 cups loosely packed flower petals, such as violet, rose, sunflower, dandelion or nasturtium. (Be sure to pinch off only the petals and discard the base of the flower, as it can give the jelly a bitter taste.) Juice of one lemon2 ½ cups boiling water 1 package of Sure-Jell pectin (you can certainly use a different kind of pectin, but you may need to adjust the recipe method according to the package directions) 3 ½ cups sugar Sort through the flower petals and rinse them gently under running water to remove any dirt or bugs. Place the flower petals in a heat-proof bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Let the flower “tea” steep for at least two hours or overnight. Prepare a water bath canner and have ready six half-pint jars with new lids and bands. After the mixture has steeped, strain it through a fine meshed sieve into a nonreactive saucepan and discard the flower solids. Add the lemon juice (this may cause the color of your tea to brighten or change hue). Slowly stir in the pectin and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for one minute, then add all the sugar at once. Stirring continuously, return to a boil and cook for one minute. Ladle the hot mixture into the clean, hot jars. Wipe the rim of the jars, then place a lid on top and gently screw on the band (do not put it on super tight). Process in the water bath for five minutes, then remove from the water and set out onto a towel to cool overnight. As the jars cool you should hear an occasional “pop” coming from the jars, indicating a good seal has been achieved. *for rose jelly, add a tablespoon of rose water to the rose petal tea to enhance flavor **add a ½ tablespoon or so of crushed red pepper flakes to nasturtium jelly for savory kick Ashley Meyer is a Springfield-based food writer, cook and avid gardener. https://illinoistimes.com/article-21169-food-flowers.html
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICP... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/