Tuesday, October 29, 2013

True Love Tuesday: Olivia & Matthew

This super sweet couple tied the knot at the new Fairlane Station in Springdale in July. The mint and plum colors were perfect for a mid-summer wedding.

Photos courtesy of Benfield Photography

Monday, October 28, 2013

From Inspiration to Creation

The request: Whimsical woodland but not rustic

The Inspiration:

The Creation:
Photo courtesy of The Photo Love

Photo courtesy of The Photo Love
(Wind prevented the use of tall vases.)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Homecoming Happy

Last Saturday, Faytteville High hosted their 2013 Homecoming dance.  We partnered with the FHS Cheer Team to sell boutonnieres and corsages in a fundraiser.  

Here are a few samples of the designs we created.  
We had a blast doing this and hope to do more with Prom next spring!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Who's supposed to pay for that?

Have you ever wondered who was supposed to pay for wedding flowers?  Well, in today's wedding, it is common for the bride and groom to bear most, if not all of the financial responsibilities.  Traditionally, however, the bride's family is responsible for most of the wedding flowers, with a few items that are specifically the responsibility of the groom's family.

Bride / Bride's Family Responsibilities:
~ Flowers for all female attendants (including Flower Girls)
~ All corsages EXCEPT those for Mothers and Grandmothers
~ All ceremony decor
~ All reception decor

Groom / Groom's Family
~ Bride's bouquet
~ Corsages for Mothers and Grandmothers
~ All boutonnieres
~ Flowers for family member unable to attend the wedding
~ All decor for the Rehearsal Dinner

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Not Your Mother's Corsage

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a corsage?  Automatically I picture a woman wearing a giant flower and bow combination either pinned to her collar or on her wrist.  We have all seen the pictures of your mom at her high school homecoming or prom.  Sometimes it is even harder to tell: which is bigger, the flower or the hair!

Corsages today have changed and evolved drastically from the ones I mentioned above.  A corsage was originally a bodice of a woman's dress.  Women often wore flowers in the middle of the bodice and thus the corsage that we know today was named.  A corsage is given and worn for several occasions.  Corsages at weddings were first used as a way to ward off evil spirits in ancient Greece.  In today's times, corsages are given to mothers, grandmothers, and other women who are important and influential to the bride.

In the 20th century it became common for women to be presented with a corsage by their escort to a dance.  Since the style of dresses has changed to include strapless and spaghetti strap dresses, corsages are now typically worn on the wrist.

As I mentioned earlier, corsages have changed since their beginnings.  Women and their dates are now able to choose between different styles, colors, and items to be placed in the corsage.  Younger women tend to prefer the more modern look and adorn their corsages with jewels, feathers, and charms while as older ladies tend to prefer the more traditional look with ribbons.

Whether you prefer traditional or contemporary, there is a corsage out there for your liking!

Information found at
Images via Fitz Design

Monday, October 7, 2013

New Options for Shopping On-line

We've updated the eCommerce portion of our website.  This should make it MUCH easier to order fresh flowers for any occasion--day or night.  

Take a look:
Let me know what you think.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Pumpkin Design Class

Learn to design a fun fall centerpiece. Participants will create a beautiful pumpkin floral arrangement to take home.
(No previous experience needed.)


WHERE: Northwest Technical Institute

WHEN: Tuesday, October 8th, 6-7:30pm


COST: $50


INSTRUCTOR: Althea Wiles, Rose of Sharon Floral Designs


Call 479-751-8824 to sign up. Class size is limited