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Royal florist reveals the drama behind creating Prince Charles and Camilla's wedding flowers - HELLO! MagazineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall tied the knot on 9 April 2005 December 12, 2018 - 11:02 GMT Sharnaz Shahid Royal florist Simon Lycett has opened up about the challenge he faced ahead of Prince Charles and Camilla's wedding. He was the man behind the royal couple's flowers on the big day... He was the man behind the incredible floral masterpieces at Princess Eugenie's wedding and has often been picked by the Queen to decorate some of the historic royal palaces. And while royal florist Simon Lycett has created some of the most fabulous decorations, things haven't always been smooth-sailing - particularly when it came to providing the arrangements at Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall's wedding in Windsor on 9 April 2005. The wedding date had been set for 8 April 2005 but had to be postponed by a day, so that the Charles could represent Her Majesty at the funeral of Pope John Paul II. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall married in 2005Speaking exclusively to HELLO!, Simon revealed: "The most dramatic incident we had was when we created the flowers for the Prince of Wales wedding to th... https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2018121265519/royal-florist-reveals-why-prince-charles-and-camilla-wedding-flowers-challenging/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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Tips for cutting costs on your wedding without sacrificing quality - Globalnews.caTuesday, January 08, 2019
READ MORE: What to do as soon as you get engagedWhere to saveDecorPick flowers that are in season The flower selection may vary across the country so ask your local florist what your best options would be for the month you’re getting married.And if you’re really dying to have a certain flower (but don’t want to pay to import them if they’re not in season), you may want to consider picking your wedding date accordingly.If your floral budget is smaller, know that you’ll likely end up with more green in the arrangements, which is golden if you choose that as one of your colours.Mix up the centerpiecesBefore you go all Pinterest-crazy with centerpiece ideas, know that what you see on there can be quite costly.Wise recommends putting elaborate and tall floral centerpieces on every other table, and simple low centerpieces (that can be a smattering of different-sized candles) on the rest.“Alternate centerpieces can give room definition,” she said. “It makes it more intriguing to look at.”Candles are also pretty cheap. Just make sure to check the burn time so they don’t go out during your reception.Find twinkly lightsThe little white lights are quite inexpensive, as well.But they can make a room look magical.“This whole twinkle light thing is super trendy and romantic,” Wise said.She suggests buying them online and getting your groomsmen to hang them up.READ MORE: Wedding décor trends: Tips to turn your reception into an ‘experience’ 2016 trends in wedding decor Don’t print everythingThis tip will help save you cash — and the environment.For those doing a sit-down dinner, you don’t need to print menus for everyone. Place a couple on the table instead.The programs can be cut out too, Wise said, unless you have a really unique DIY idea for them. People will figure out what’s going on.If you’re really worried they won’t, you could write out a breakdown at the entrance.Or just include the details on your wedding website.Another thing to s... https://globalnews.ca/news/2709285/tips-for-cutting-costs-on-your-wedding-without-sacrificing-quality/
Century-Old Nunziato Florists Closes, Building Sells for $3.6 M - Sunnyside PostTuesday, January 08, 2019
Nunzato Florists at 51-28 Roosevelt Ave. (Queens Post)Dec. 26, 2018 By Nathaly PesantezWoodside’s Nunziato Florists has closed, with the Roosevelt Avenue building it called home recently selling and marking the end of an era for the neighborhood.The florist, located at 51-28 Roosevelt Ave., closed up shop in recent months after operating out of the one-story building on the busy corridor for nearly a century.Property records show that the shop, along with the two-story home next door at 51-24 Roosevelt Ave., were sold for about $3.68 million in late November.The property at 51-24 Roosevelt Ave., next to the flower shop, which sold as part of the same transaction. (Google Maps)The buyer is listed simply as “52 Roosevelt Ave Inc,” but shares an address with AA Realty First, a Flushing-based real estate management company.The developer has yet to file new building or demolition plans, and did not immediately respond to questions about its plans for the property.Nunziato Florists... https://sunnysidepost.com/century-old-nunziato-florists-closes-building-sells-for-3-6-m
Effort to eliminate florist licenses in Louisiana becomes a thorny issue - Fox NewsTuesday, January 08, 2019
BATON ROUGE, La. – In Louisiana, florists must know the proper storage temperature for plants, wiring methods for various flowers and how to construct a cascade bouquet. They pay $100 a year.The Pelican state is the only state in the country that requires a license to sell flowers, a distinction that has become a point of contention among florists who say it legitimizes their trade and state lawmakers who feel Louisiana is too overwhelmed with a dizzying number of professional license requirements.State lawmakers wanted to cut back on the number of licenses by eliminating the floral one. That has drawn the ire of florists who take pride in regulating their profession – by weeding out people who know little about floral arrangements. Orchids sit on display at Red Onion in Baton Rouge. Several florists throughout the state say they want to keep a licensing and testing requirement in place. Louisiana is the only state in the country that requires florists to be licensed. (Fox News)Part of the licensing p... https://www.foxnews.com/politics/effort-to-eliminate-florist-licenses-in-louisiana-becomes-a-thorny-issue