Valentine’s Day Special :: Alternative Assortment

A classic bouquet of red roses is notoriously known as the traditional gift for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day… but why not go the nontraditional route and deliver so much more?

And the best part you ask? It will more likely than not, lend your Valentine’s wallet a relief as well (so hint, hint, nudge, nudge – send this his way). Or if you are feeling very generous on this Valentine’s Day send your favorite arrangement below to your BFF. Everyone is always in need of some love on this Hallmark holiday!

We hit the field to discuss this floral heavy holiday with some of our favorite local florists and get their spin on the perfect alternative assortment. The result? A perfectly crafted, “there’s an arrangement for everyone” guide for Cupid’s favorite celebration. Happy love day, dear readers!

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Bare Root Flora summed up our thoughts perfectly:

“As much as we adore roses, we LOVE when people think beyond the traditional red rose arrangement for Valentine’s Day! There are so many gorgeous alternatives to the traditional dozen roses and as designers; we love to play with all the beautiful early spring blooms in season in February!”

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“This arrangement features anemone, ranunculus, parrot tulips, and, yes, even a few spray roses for tradition’s sake”

| Design by Bare Root Flora, photo by Ali Brannan |

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The Perfect Petal is showcasing their newest arrangement, the Tampa, designed by Senior Designer Tara Huston for this Valentine’s Day treat!

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“This is a perfect gift for a sweetheart on Valentine’s Day for those who are comfortable thinking outside of the box. Ranunculus comes in such incredible but subtle variations of color so I wanted to include this romantic bloom as the foundation for this design. Sexy, bold, and brilliant.”

| Design by The Perfect Petal, Photo + Cover Photo by Rebecca Caridad of Manzanita |

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Fiori Flowers is also keeping up with the ranunculus trend with their enchanting alternative assortment.

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“We love to think beyond the traditional roses and although we have many favorites, peonies and ranunculus really take the cake. In this picture we have featured the coral charm peony, which may just be the hottest flower around these days. We love roses keeping in tradition, but in a non-traditional way!”

| Design by Fiori Flowers |

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Plum Sage Flowers thinks outside the box but making sure all the flowers chosen for their alternative arrangement are in season, which can sometimes be limiting  in the middle of February.

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“We prefer to suggest other magnificent blooms in romantic and happy colors other than red! Roses are often overpriced due to the demand and are not always healthy. This arrangement consist of hydrangeas, tulips, Juliet garden roses, rice flower, dusty miller, and pink and white cymbidium orchids. All the blooms in this arrangement are available this week!”

| Design by Plum Sage Flowers |

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Brighter Day Floral Design brings a very sophisticated twist to the alternative assortment.

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“At Brighter Day Floral design we strive for three things: Unique and elegant designs + extra-long-lasting flowers + vases you want to keep. This floral design captures all three. The elegant calla lilies last a remarkable 8-10 days making this design dramatic and memorable. The best part… it can be easily purchased on our website for an irresistible price. What lucky lady {and her man} wouldn’t fall in love with that?”

| Design by Brighter Day Floral Design |

Instagram Sneak Peak 2 :: Garland Galore

Michele Hart’s styled shoot + birthday party was a hit!

On Monday we painted with water colors to make party hats, on Friday we teamed up with Plum Sage Flowers to create lovely flower centerpieces. Needless to say, It was quite a crafty week!

Check out our DIY details below, and stay tuned for the full story and photos from Michele Hart Photography. We can’t wait to show you how lovely the finished party looked!

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xx,

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