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Flower Trends for Your Summer Wedding

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With springtime in full bloom, it is a happy reminder that wedding season is right around the corner. If you’re planning a summer wedding, you were likely eager for spring to arrive so you can choose the perfect flowers to compliment your colour scheme of your wedding.

Here are this year’s hottest wedding flower trends to help you choose your colours and/or flowers for your summer 2016 wedding.

Pastels

Pastel Flower | Brant Florist | Summer Wedding TrendsWhatever colour it is that you’re choosing for your wedding, finding flowers in a pastel shade of that colour will give an elegant and classic touch to your wedding.

Pastel shades of any colour go well with white (ie. your white wedding dress), light grey or any light shade of neutral to compliment your pastel colour. Consider these neutral shades for your vases or ribbons for your wedding flowers.

Simple and Classy

Wedding Flower Trends | Simple Classic Flowers | Summer WeddingNothing says “classy wedding” like a simple flower arrangement with clean neutrals to compliment your classic white dress.

Think white on white with clear, white or silver vases for a simple and classy flower arrangement. White roses are the perfect option for this simple and stylish trend.

Fresh Cut and Wild

CreSummer Wedding Trend | Wedding Flowers | Wild Flowers | Wedding Centrepieceate a fresh and rustic look with your wedding centrepieces by add vines, sprigs, herbs and different sized and coloured blossoms for a more rustic look to your centrepieces and bouquets. This is a perfect option for an outdoor wedding.

Have fun with designing your own arrangement with all of your preferred colours and other “wild” elements to add to your centrepieces!

 

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Mix it up at your wedding by making each wedding centrepiece different. Not all the tables, or your bridesmaid’s bouquets, need to look the same! This element of variety is very trendy this year. You can either stick with a similar colour and a different variety of flower type, or choose all different colours of flowers and use all of your favourite colours that you just couldn’t choose from this year.

Boutonnieres and corsages

Match your boutonnieres for your groomsmen to your bridesmaids’ flower bouquets or corsages.

If you’re going with the Summer Wedding Trend Bridesmaids Flowers | Brant Florist Wedding Flowersvariety trend, make sure that the flower in the groomsman’s boutonniere is the same colour flower as the bouquet of the bridesmaid’s that he is walking down the aisle! This keeps the variety as a fresh element and keeps a unified consistency to your wedding party.

 

Fresh and Local

A guaranteed trend this year is that of local and seasonal. By choosing wedding flowers that are in season where you are holding your wedding, you’re ensuring not only the freshest cut flowers, but also that they are from a local florist.

There is no better choice than supporting local businesses and displaying flower arrangements that were prepared only days before your big day.

Our website is organized and categorized by season and occasion for so many more ideas on summer wedding flower trends for 2016!

If you’re still deciding the trend of wedding flowers you’ll be going with this summer, give us a call at 877-545-5535 and our team of designers will be more than happy to assist you with choosing the perfect arrangements for your summer wedding.

3rd Grade and Flower Facts

Hi there, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist and a few year ago now, I was asked to give a short presentation to a grade-school class about flowers. The teacher wanted me to tell the kids about some of the history of flowers and include some science in the mix. Since this was a third grade class, it couldn’t be too technical, so I put together a short list of flower facts and then figured I could wing it with some anecdotes or questions and answers from the kids.

Dandelions
Dandelions

Turns out, most of my list of facts never got used since the questions were immediate and often humorous.

My first fun flower fact was that dandelions are not actually weeds, but are actually edible and have a lot of nutrition. For the curious, though I didn’t bring this up, dandelion leaves contain vitamins A and C as well as iron, calcium and potassium. What the kids wanted to know, of course, was what they taste like and whether or not I eat them. I told them about how we’ve often picked them out of the lawn and put the leaves on salad and that back in the old days when I was their age, people used to crush dandelions to extract the juice to make dandelion wine. This, of course, was a big hit.

Venus Fly Trap
Venus Fly Trap

I figured that since the action was getting rowdy, I may as well go with that and skipped over to some facts about meat-eating flora. I mentioned the Venus Fly Trap and that it eats insects by catching them in its “flower” and then slowly digesting them with digestive juices similar to those in our own stomachs. This elicited a lot of “gross” and “eww” and similar reactions. I showed the kids how to “make” a Venus Fly Trap with their fists. Some of the more enterprising the buzzed around with their finger while the others tried to “catch” them. Ahh, to be 8 again.

I’d brought a huge sack of daisies with long stems with me and figured now was as good a time as any to show them how to weave a headband or necklace out of them. This basically finished off the presentation as I helped the kids make a total mess of the classroom.

It was a lot of fun. I think I’d like to do this more often.

Until next time,

Ken Bolt

http://BrantFlorist.com

Shorter Days, Darker Nights, Bring Flowers in your Home to Brighten your Days

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With winter comes sorter days and darker nights and things can become a bit dreary. Rather than sit in the gloom that winter time often brings, bring some color and light in to your home with beautiful fresh cut flowers.

The winter blues can bring even the highest of spirits when the days are short and icy cold. It is hard to get out and about and be around others when you need those moments of connections. For the elderly, this is almost impossible. A great way to help keep the spirits up of your own and your loved ones is to gift flowers. It allows you to make a connection with another no matter what the weather holds outside your doors. It can bring that much needed smile to an elderly’s face and make an entire week or longer one of joy!

Don’t let the shorter days and darker nights bring on the winter blues to you or anyone you care about. Brighten yours and others days with a gift of beautiful fresh cut flowers from Brant Florist.

Contemporary New Years Flowers

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The New Year is an opportunity to start new things, try new things and let go of some old that have kept one down. It is also a great time to set your own trends and a fun place to start is with your New Years Flowers. You can go with traditional flowers used to celebrate the holidays, or you can go off the beaten path and bring a entirely new look into your home just with flowers! Think contemporary flowers. This can be in a an exotic nature or colors of flower arrangements you would not necessarily combine such as purples with greens and orange tones together.

Traditional New Year Flowers are generally deep blues, whites, and even left over Christmas flowers. Why not try decorating with flowers such as orchids or Amaryllis? Both are gorgeous flowers and can add accents to your home that emit class, sophistication, and new beginnings!

Choose flowers that exude the holiday spirit. If you are sending New Year flowers to another, you may want to play it a little safer and stick to more traditional arrangements, but for your own home, bring in the New Year in a new light with a fresh look at flowers! Pick up on the upcoming color trends for the year. Have fun with them and do not limit yourself. There really is never a wrong flower for any occasion!

Keeping your Christmas Flowers Fresh

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Flowers are a lovely gift to receive for Christmas. When you do get such a wonderful gift, you want to take the extra measures to keep your Christmas flowers fresh for as long as possible. To keep your Christmas flowers fresh for an extended period of time, follow these easy steps:

Check your Christmas flowers daily to ensure it has proper water. Your Christmas flower vase, container, or liner should always have fresh room temperature water. Even floral arrangements with Styrofoam liners should have adequate water to keep your Christmas flowers as fresh as possible. When ever you completely change the water in your Christmas flower arrangements, makes sure to clean the container as well. Use the fresh flower food the florist provides on delivery with all flowers. Use as directed. Improper use can actually cause more damage and premature aging of your flowers.

Every few days trim the stems of your Christmas flowers back to give them a better drink way to intake fresh water. Cutting the steam at an angle also gives the flowers the best chance of taking up fresh water. Remove any spent or damaged blooms or foliage that falls below the waterline in the vase.

If you are concerned of disturbing the Christmas flower arrangement order, simply tie a piece of twine around the stems just above the vase line. While holding your Christmas flowers from twine tied location gently turn over, cut stems with sharp scissors, and return to vase, arrangement unharmed.

Be sure no debris is floating in the water (such as leaves and stem parts) as this could promote the growth of bacteria, which can shorten a flower’s life. Most flowers prefer temperatures between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 22 degrees Celsius) and are best displayed away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators, which give off heat and can cause flowers to dehydrate.

Following these few simple steps will help extend the life of your Christmas flowers while keeping them fresh.