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  • Tying the Knot: The Big Guide to Types of Wedding Flowers

    types of wedding flowers One of the hardest parts of planning a wedding is choosing the flowers. There are thousands of varieties of flowers to choose from, so it can be incredibly challenging to decide which ones are right for your big day. To narrow down your options, take a look at this guide to the different types of wedding flowers:

    Types of Wedding Flowers:

    types of wedding flowers

    Roses

    Roses are one of the most popular types of wedding flowers, which may be because they symbolize love, passion, and romance. Another reason why so many brides love roses is that they come in a variety of colors and can therefore complement many different types of weddings. Dark red and white roses are great choices for winter weddings, while yellow, pink, and coral roses are perfect for the spring and summer.

    Hydrangeas

    Hydrangeas come in white, green, blue, and various shades of pink. These flowers are large, so they are often used to create fullness in the table centerpieces. By placing a few of these flowers in your centerpiece, you can fill up a significant amount of space without breaking the bank.

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    Peonies

    The peony is another large flower that is often used in centerpieces and bouquets. These flowers are brightly colored and have a strong scent, so they will definitely make an impression on wedding guests. However, the peony is a seasonal flower that is only available in the spring and summer. If your wedding doesn’t fall within these seasons, you will have to pay more to have these flowers imported. Since the peony is expensive even when it is in season, having them imported may put these flowers outside of your budget.

    Calla Lilies

    The calla lily is a uniquely shaped flower that is often associated with elegance and luxury. Many people use calla lilies in art deco inspired weddings because of the clean, simple lines of this flower. Although most brides choose creamy white calla lilies, these flowers can also be found in yellow, orange, and even a deep purple.

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    Sunflowers

    Nothing screams summer quite like the sunflower, which is why many brides incorporate these flowers into their summer weddings. Sunflowers also symbolize happiness, so they’re perfect for your wedding day. Large sunflowers can be used in bouquets or table centerpieces, while smaller sunflowers can be used as boutonnieres. Sunflowers are typically less expensive than many other flowers, so brides on a budget may want to consider incorporating this flower into their big day.

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    Tulips

    Having a spring wedding? Tulips are the unofficial flowers of spring, so they are often used in weddings that take place during this season. If you’re not getting married in the spring, you can still use tulips since they are typically available year-round. Tulips come in many different colors, including pink, white, magenta, red, and purple, so they will complement almost any theme. In addition, they are very affordable, which makes tulips a big hit with brides who don’t want to spend a fortune on flowers.

    Ranunculus

    Many brides love the look of roses or peonies, but simply can’t afford to include these flowers in their wedding plans. Fortunately, brides can achieve the same look at a much lower cost with ranunculus flowers. These brightly colored flowers have the same fullness and sweet scent as roses and peonies, but they are far less expensive. Add these flowers into your centerpieces or bouquets and it’s very likely that your guests won’t even notice that they’re not roses or peonies.

    Chrysanthemums

    Chrysanthemums are full flowers that can add a pop of color to floral arrangements. Orange, yellow, or white chrysanthemums are ideal for spring and summer weddings, while deep pink chrysanthemums complement winter weddings. The unique layout of the petals gives this flower a textured look, which will give your bouquets and centerpieces an extra special touch.

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    Orchid

    If you’re having a tropical wedding, it’s wise to pick exotic flowers that fit the theme. One flower that works perfectly for tropical weddings is the orchid, which come in a variety of colors, including green, white, and purple. Orchids can be used in bouquets and centerpieces. Some brides even carry a single orchid with them down the aisle instead of carrying an entire bouquet of flowers.

    Carnation

    The carnation is an inexpensive flower that can be used to add fullness to centerpieces without going over budget. These flowers come in countless different colors, so it’s fairly simple to choose a carnation that will complement your wedding theme. Although the carnation works well for all different types of weddings, it has become increasingly popular among couples who are planning vintage-inspired weddings.

    types of wedding flowers

    Daisy

    Rustic and country-inspired weddings are a major trend right now, especially in the south. If you’re planning a wedding with this theme, talk to your florist about incorporating daisies into your floral arrangements. The daisy is simple, charming, and gives off a woodsy, country vibe, making it perfect for this theme. Use this flower in bouquets, centerpieces, or even as boutonnieres for the groom and his groomsmen.

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    Baby’s Breath

    Baby’s breath used to be thought of as a filler flower, but it’s now taking the wedding industry by storm. Many couples love the tiny, delicate look of baby’s breath flowers, so they have started to pop up in centerpieces, bouquets, and on boutonnieres. Couples also appreciate the quantity of baby’s breath they can use in their wedding because it is so inexpensive. It’s also available year-round, so you don’t have to worry about having a hard time finding it for your big day.

    Anemones

    Do you want to make a statement with your flowers? Anemones are breathtaking and edgy, so they’re perfect for brides who want to turn heads with their floral choices. The contrast between the blue-black centers and the pure white petals of anemones is eye-catching, and will definitely make your floral arrangements stand out. These are a great choice for formal weddings, especially those that take place in the winter.

    Before meeting with your florist, reference this guide to the different types of wedding flowers. This guide will help you create a short list of flowers that you’re interested in so you know exactly what to tell your florist.

  • The History of Mother's Day Flowers

    Did you ever wonder about the history of Mother's Day’s flowers?

    Spring is usually associated with the revival of nature – beautiful flourishing gardens and green landscapes come to most people’s minds when they hear the name of this season. But besides the adorable gardens, people often think about one of the most popular spring holydays – Mother’s Day. The founder of Mother’s Day is Anna Jarvis who was born in West Virginia and remained childless her whole life. This lady organized the first Mother’s Day celebration and used carnations which were the favorite flowers of her mother to honor everything mothers do for their children and for the society.

    mini carnations Lightly fragrant long lasting miniature carnations

    Anna Jarvis’s mother – Mrs. Anna Marie Reeves Jarvis inspired her to celebrate Mothers Day as she had often expressed her wish to honor all mothers’ contributions. So when Anna’s mother died in 1905, she decided to fulfill her desire and put an end to most American’s bad attitude to their moms. Carnations’ role in Mother’s Day begun when Anna sent 500 carnations to the church in West Virginia in honor of her mother. Mrs. Anna Marie Reeves Jarvis found carnations as darling garden care flowers so her daughter used them to symbolize her love and sorrow of her mother. People were so impressed that they supported Anna and start lobbying with her for Mother’s Day to be announced as an official holiday. After the holiday was declared in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson florists and gardeners saw a great business opportunity and started selling excessive amounts of carnations a few days before the celebration. Anna Jarvis stood up against this practice and were really hurt by the commercialization of her mother’s favorite spring garden flowers. In 1923 she even tried to stop the celebration of Mother's Day by disturbing white carnations sellers, but eventually got arrested for her public order violation.

     

    standard carnation - mother's day flowers Carnations were the original symbol of Mother's Day

    Anna Jarvis undertook a campaign against the U.S. Postal Service’s stamp depicting white carnations that was published in the 1930s for Mother's Day. She wanted the words “Mother's Day” to be removed from the stamp, but did not have an objection about the carnations. Nowadays giving flowers for Mother's Day have become a traditional way for people to express gratitude for their mothers’ care, love and kindness. Carnations are still the most sought flowers for this holiday and have turned into its emblem. Their endurance and purity made them even more popular on Mother's Day. Gardeners cultivate new colors of carnations almost every year, but red, white and pink remain the most common ones. For instance, wearing a white carnation is to honor a deceased mother, wearing a pink carnation is to honor a living mother. The colored flowers are gifted to a living mother, while deceased mothers are most often honored with white carnations that people bring to their grave sites. In Japan, for example, red carnations are the typical Mother's Day flowers. In addition to the beautiful flowers, contemporary celebrations of Mother's Day including children serving breakfast in their mothers’ beds and giving them different types of gifts. This special day is very profitable not only for the gardening industry, but also for plenty of restaurants as families do not allow mom to cook the dinner.

  • The 5 personality traits for the perfect arrangement

    Did you ever wonder why some people love one flower arrangement, while others prefer a different one? Here are the 5 personality traits that can help you pick or design the perfect arrangement--

    Many years ago, the floral industry did research to determine the different personality traits that define consumers style purchases.  It was determined that we all fall into one of these categories-

    • Exotic
    • Dramatic
    • Natural/Outdoorsy
    • Romantic
    • Traditional

    We here at Kremp’s feel it is important to have selections to meet each of these desires.  None are exclusive of age, gender, geographic local or economic status.  In fact floral gifts can be made in each category for any price, any color and any size for any occasion.  Some examples of how these differ are the following:

    exotic personality trait Choose this arrangement for someone with exotic tastes!

    1. Exotic Most times these are bold colors, reds, yellows, oranges, purples and blues, with tropical flowers.  Anthurium, Birds of Paradise, Dendrobium orchids, Protea and “jungle like” foliage

    Dramatic arrangement of orchids for dramatic personality Arrangement of orchids for the person who loves the dramatic.

    2. Dramatic These arrangements are the ones that would conjure up feelings of a high style elegant party; bold lines, monochromatic colors such as all white, arrangements that focus your eye on individual “Dramatic” flowers such as Gardenias or Cymbidium orchids

    Sunflowers and daisies are perfect for the outdoor personality Casual and fun-- daisies and sunflowers!

     

     

     

     

    3. Natural/Outdoorsy This is somewhat self-explanatory; grasses, Sunflowers, Daisies, Snapdragons all arranged in an informal design

    romantic arrangement personality trait Nothing says romance like red roses!

     

     

    4. Romantic

    Although the most obvious choice here is Roses and there are so many great colors that can be used in addition to red, tulips convey this same feeling as will assorted flowers in soft shades of pink and lavender.

    Traditional personality Arrangement for Traditional mixed seasonal flowers in vase

     

     

     

     

     

     

    5. Traditional

    Here we have the category that covers most occasions and most people.  These are the arrangements that are designed with an assortment of seasonal flowers, usually in a round bouquet; red and white at Christmas time, yellow and orange for the fall and Thanksgiving, bright daffodils, iris and tulips in the spring and any number of varieties in the summer.

    As you scroll through our website you will see many options in each category.  Different occasions can warrant different designs.  If you are not certain as to the style preference of the recipient of your gift, feel certain that anything you select will make anyone “feel special”

  • Goodbye Easter, Hello Spring!

    Goodbye Easter, Hello Spring! The Easter bunny has hopped on by yet we are still stuck in 40 degree temperatures. The bright side of it is that we are expecting 78 degree weather on Friday! Secretaries Week is just a few weeks away and Mother's Day will be here before we know it. A lot of exciting things are happening at Kremp.com. New products galore! We are ready for the Spring holidays and you can be sure to find the right product for your special occasion at Kremp.com! While our Easter blub plants are now on their way out, our homegrown annuals should be here in a few weeks. We can look forward to lots of geraniums, petunias, impatiens, verbena, lobelia, marigolds, sweet potato vines, vinca vines, assorted garden herbs and veggies and much, much more from our own greenhouse. We will be getting in patio pots, hanging baskets, and flats for sale. We love this time of year at the flowers shop, as there is just so much to look forward to!

    Do you have any comments for future blog posts?  Ask the Experts?  Looking for plant or flower care?  Post your comment on the blog here and we will see what we an do!  We look forward to hearing from you!

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