everything you need to know when choosing wedding flowers

Helping to plan my little sister's wedding was awesome! I hadn't spent that much time with my sister since we were young. One of my favorite parts of planning the wedding was going to the different florists looking at all of the beautiful flowers and getting ideas for arrangements. We took a very long time to decide what she was going to choose for her wedding. During that time, I learned a lot about the cost of flower, the availability during different seasons and some stunning arrangement options. Visit our blog to see what her flowers looked like and learn everything that I have about choosing wedding flowers.

A Guide to Buying Flowers for Canadian Fall & Winter Holidays

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When decorating for and celebrating the autumn and winter holidays in Canada, it can be difficult to know what type of flowers naturally flourish during the colder months. Winter and autumn flowers can be quite beautiful, however, and can help chase away those winter blues. Here's a list of several of the most popular Canadian holidays in the fall and winter along with suggested flower types and arrangements:

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is celebrated in Canada on the second Monday of October. Rich autumn colors like gold and bright yellow are perfect for Thanksgiving arrangements.

Some suggestions for Thanksgiving floral arrangements include chrysanthemums, gerbera daisies, alstroemeria, lilies, solidago, marigolds, and monte casino. Dried flowers and foliage like wheat, dried grasses or reeds, and pussy willows also look gorgeous in a fall arrangement. If you're looking for something completely unique, you can create a "bouquet" of sorts inside a cornucopia-shaped basket and include flowers, fruits, and wrapped cheeses.

Christmas

Christmas is celebrated on December 25th every year in Canada. White, red, and green, of course, make good Christmas bouquet colors, but other colors like violet and pink can add a joyous hue to any winter arrangement.

Great Christmas flowers include white lilies, mums, daises, Christmas amaryllis, holly leaves, poinsettia, roses, and any arrangement with evergreen leaves or pine boughs. Cinnamon-scented pine cones also make a solid choice when it comes to Christmas decorating.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is celebrated on the 14th of February every year. Any arrangement that expresses the warmth of love is perfect for Valentine's Day. Red and pink are the standard color choices, but yellow, white, and violet can also work well.

Ideal flowers for Valentine's Day arrangements include roses, daises, mums, tulips, carnations, violets, and lilies. Oftentimes simple arrangements are best. Go with a simple bouquet of roses mixed in with baby's breath and small violets for the ultimate romantic gesture.

Family Day

Family Day is celebrated in most areas of Canada on the third Monday in February. This is a holiday that has recently became popular and is a great way to show your appreciation towards an entire family. Bright and cheerful bouquets are ideal. Yellow, pink, and orange hues also hint of the coming spring.

Suggested flower types for family-oriented arrangements include daises, carnations, calla lilies, white or yellow roses, mums, and violets.

Flowers turn a plain room into one that's bright and cheery even during the chilly winter and fall seasons. Use the above list as a basic guide to help make your falls and winters radiate with color. For more tips and advice about flower arranging, consider speaking with a representative from Joanna's Florist.

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9 June 2015