Hey Flower Lovers –
The Calyx Team wanted to wish you a (belated) happy Independence Day! We are so blessed to live in such a wonderful and beautiful place – hoping everyone had a safe and joy filled day and have a restful weekend!
Planning a wedding can be stressful. There is a lot to think about regarding decor, venue, wedding party, groom choice, the list goes on. Our experience at Calyx Flowers has really shown us that once you figure out what type of floral motif you want on your big day, the rest falls into place easily. That might sound silly and expected coming from a floral company, but flowers are found all over weddings – not just in centerpieces on the tables. In the bride’s bouquet, the bridesmaids’ bouquets, the groom’s lapel, on the bride’s dress, in the bride’s hair, along the aisle, in a flower girl’s basket, on the alter, in the chuppa, on the cake, on the tables, during cocktail hour, hanging from tents and ceilings on the back of chairs, and really, any place you can think. Weddings really are floral events.
So, once you figure out what type of floral designs you’re interested in, the rest of the planning should be a piece of cake. Hydrangeas, Peonies, Roses, and Lily of the Valley are typically popular choices for Weddings – colors are generally soft, romantic, and feminine. Calla Lilies also make for beautiful bouquets or centerpieces. Some brides opt for something more dramatic, choosing a pallet of dark reds to accent the whites and creams found elsewhere in the decor. Do you want your centerpieces to make a bold statement or softly cascade across the tables? You want your wedding to be representative of you and your style, so think about what colors you gravitate towards in your daily life. Do you wear red lipstick? Maybe maroon or red hues peppered in your centerpieces, bridesmaid decor, and bridal bouquet would suit your fancy. Do you wear a lot of black? Black vases are a chic and classic wedding staple. Are you more of a chapstick and jeans girl? If that’s the case, perhaps a rustic wedding with lavender and taupe tones would be right for you. Did you grow up in polos and spend summers at the country club? Navy blues with white Calla Lilies are an elegant choice for a tasteful upscale wedding.
The Calyx Flowers team took the time to put together a Pinterest board of wedding flowers that inspire us. Although we find it’s best not to replicate someone else’s wedding, it’s certainly encouraged to find inspiration from other peoples beautiful and happy events. We invite you to take a look at the board and let us know what you think! Weddings are joyous events, so no need to stress, start with the flowers and let the rest unfold.
The scientific name is from the Greek words “hydro” (water) and “aggos” (a jar) and refers to the fruits of the plant, which are cup-shaped.
The showy parts of the flowers are sepals, not petals.
Has small, flat flowers in dense, round clusters up to 6 inches in diameter at stem ends.
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology lists this species as an allergy-safe pollen producing plant.
Native to Japan, Korea.
The flower color can be controlled by soil pH.
Mostly used as a potted plant.
For the most part flowers are not fragrant.
It’s no secret that our Calyx Flower Lovers love a bold monochromatic mixture of flowers so I couldn’t wait to tout our newest look – the Blue Hydrangea Bouquet. This is a dramatic combination of billowy blue hydrangeas paired with a similarly shaded blue crackle glass vase. I have no doubt its popularity will rise this summer. It’s clean, contemporary and tasteful when displayed in your home or sent to that of your special someone. Enjoy!
|Every February 2nd as we hear the news that Punxsutawney Phil has once again been startled by his shadow, we find ourselves asking, “just when will winter finally release its chilly grip?” Trading winter wonderlands for sunny shores becomes not a want, but a need, and we venture to faraway places for an essential dose of summer and the warmer days we so anxiously await.|
Escaping the winter blues is indeed a must this time of year, but such travels needn’t mean scads of suitcases and a timely itinerary. This year, as the symptoms of cabin fever set in, we invite you to take a virtual vacation via the beauty of botanicals.
Filling a room with beauty and brightness, a stunning selection of the most brilliant blooms can transport its beholder to any place he or she desires. So as spring approaches, fill your home with fresh-cut flowers and bid winter woes farewell.
Share Kindness in Your Day by… brushing the new-fallen snow from a family member’s, roommate’s, or coworker’s car.