Drupal blog posts https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog en And the Winner is.... https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/and-winner <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--title--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">And the Winner is.... </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--uid--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/8" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">annise</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--created--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:01pm</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--body--blog-post.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field-wrapper body field field-node--body field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>So a neat thing happened to us this past month, we entered the Vancouver Island Wedding Awards. Well I suppose that’s not the neat part. The neat part is that we won best overall wedding florist. And since we think that’s pretty neat we thought we would share our experience with you all. We have had a fantastic 2018 wedding season with wonderful couples here on Vancouver Island and beyond. We also have had the opportunity to take part in a number of amazing styled shoots (more on that in another blog) on the island as well as off. This year was particularly amazing because we were able to innovate a new way of creating big beautiful uniquely shaped bouquets that hold their structure without having to use floral foam. This allowed us to stay true to our love of sustainability but also create some pretty amazing wedding flower master pieces. After a great deal of procrastination our friends from Borrowed and Blue events kicked us in the butt and told us to enter the awards. So we did at the last min on the day of the deadline. You have the opportunity to enter a number of collages demonstrating your ability to show creativity as well as talent as designers, from multiple weddings and shoots. After a slight amount of needless stress our submissions were in. The day of the Awards came around and one of our close family members and biggest Bespoke supporter was sick and in the hospital so any prep or excitement for the awards went out the window with supporting at the hospital. At the last moment we had time get some clothes and do hair and makeup in the car (managed to not have the dreaded mascara blink incident occur) and we were off. The team who puts on the wedding awards work hard all year to produce the awards, this year the theme was under the sea. We were welcomed into the cocktail area where twist of fate was mixing up some amazing cocktails. Finally it was time for the awards to start. It was lovely to enjoy spending time with friends and supporting others in the industry. Victoria truly has some amazing creatives! We had never been to the awards before and it was a slight surprise the winners gave a little speech after winning. But we didn’t think too much of it at that moment. When our “category” of best overall florist came up I hate to admit I was texting my family member in the hospital to check up them but that’s what I was doing. And in some very far away distant land I heard “and the winner is…..Bespoke Blossoms!” we were in complete shock. We had not expected to win as it was our first year entering. As I started walking up to accept the award I had the crashing realized I had to make an acceptance speech. Which I did, sort of. If any of you know me you would know I am never short for words. Well that night I was short, shaky and very un-me. After saying my thankyous (I think) I went back to my seat and was able to give the amazing news to our emergency room bound biggest supporter. The other finalists in our category are all truly amazing florists and companies and it is an honor to be recognized amongst such amazing peers. Congratulations to everyone who had a fantastic wedding season. Please enjoy the photos from our submission Team Bespoke Blossoms #bespokelove #bebespoke</p></div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-subcopy--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--field-subcopy--blog-post.html.twig * field--node--field-subcopy.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--field-subcopy.html.twig * field--string.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field-wrapper field field-node--field-subcopy field-name-field-subcopy field-type-string field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Vancouver Island Wedding awards </div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-paragraph-content--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--field-paragraph-content--blog-post.html.twig * field--node--field-paragraph-content.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--field-paragraph-content.html.twig * field--entity-reference-revisions.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field-wrapper field field-node--field-paragraph-content field-name-field-paragraph-content field-type-entity-reference-revisions field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'paragraph' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * paragraph--block-with-image--default.html.twig x paragraph--block-with-image.html.twig * paragraph--default.html.twig * paragraph.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/bespoke/templates/paragraph--block-with-image.html.twig' --> <div > <div class="row small-collapse expanded"> <div class="large-12 columns"> <div class="row expanded small-collapse" data-equalizer> <div class="large-5 columns" data-equalizer-watch> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-paragraph-image--block-with-image--default.html.twig * field--paragraph--field-paragraph-image--block-with-image.html.twig * field--paragraph--field-paragraph-image.html.twig * field--paragraph--block-with-image.html.twig * field--field-paragraph-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <div class="blazy field-wrapper field field-paragraph--field-paragraph-image field-name-field-paragraph-image field-type-image field-label-hidden" data-blazy=""> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'blazy' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/blazy/templates/blazy.html.twig' --> <div class="media media--blazy media--loading media--responsive media--image"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source media="screen and (min-width: 64.063em)" type="image/webp" data-srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/one_third_width/public/2018-12/Collage2%20%281%29.webp?itok=28GuzhWF 1x"/> <source media="screen and (min-width: 64.063em)" type="image/jpeg" data-srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/one_third_width/public/2018-12/Collage2%20%281%29.jpg?itok=28GuzhWF 1x"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img class="media__image media__element b-lazy b-responsive" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/one_third_width/public/2018-12/Collage2%20%281%29.jpg?itok=28GuzhWF" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" alt="weddings " typeof="foaf:Image" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> </picture> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/responsive-image.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/blazy/templates/blazy.html.twig' --> </div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> </div> <div class="large-7 columns"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/bespoke/templates/paragraph--block-with-image.html.twig' --> </div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:01:23 +0000 annise 88 at https://bespokeblossoms.com Blooms for Benefit https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/blooms-benefit <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--title--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Blooms for Benefit </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--uid--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/8" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">annise</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--created--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Tue, 12/11/2018 - 08:12pm</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--body--blog-post.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field-wrapper body field field-node--body field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>This past year we started a wonderful and very rewarding project. A fundraiser for a mental health charity in Victoria B.C- Island community mental health. This project was inspired by a number of reasons. We live in the heart of down town Victoria and see individuals experiencing mental health concerns on a daily bases. We have seen firsthand the need for support for those recovering from mental health and addictions. In the spring of 2018 we had an individual who is very close to the team at Bespoke Blossoms was attacked by someone experiencing a very intense state of psychosis. For these among other reasons the concept for Blooms for Benefit grew. Our goal was to bring awareness and destigmatize the topic of mental health as well as raise funds for Island community mental health. Photographing a verity of people helped us get the message across that mental health effects all of us from Doctors to athletes to models. We connected with local fashion and editorial photographer, Tristan Williams who was willing to donate her time to the project. We started reaching out to amazing local individuals who support mental health initiatives. Between September- Novembers we photographed 12 individuals and groups with beautifully designed custom floral pieces. We created amazing floral looks for each participant. From floral tutus, to flower walls, crowns and rooms full of flowers. We are very excited to share our blooms for benefit calendar and hope that you are able to help us achieve the goals we have set out for the project. How can you help? Spread the world about the calendar or even make a statement about mental health to your own social following. Raising awareness is one of the most important things we can do. And lastly buying an awesome calendar from either our website or Migration to support the cause! We have been very touched at the feedback and willingness for people to help with the project. Thank you! Team Bespoke Blossoms</p></div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-subcopy--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--field-subcopy--blog-post.html.twig * field--node--field-subcopy.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--field-subcopy.html.twig * field--string.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field-wrapper field field-node--field-subcopy field-name-field-subcopy field-type-string field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">A fundraiser for Island community mental health </div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:12:08 +0000 annise 86 at https://bespokeblossoms.com https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/blooms-benefit#comments Show A Little Self-Love DIY With Valentine’s Day Rose Petals https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/show-little-self-love-diy-valentines-day-rose-petals <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--title--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Show A Little Self-Love DIY With Valentine’s Day Rose Petals</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--uid--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/59" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amyjackson</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--created--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Mon, 02/12/2018 - 09:13pm</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--body--blog-post.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field-wrapper body field field-node--body field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p><span><span><img alt="Roses" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b349a8db-5118-4716-b14e-cb7879ee93fd" height="234" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Screen%20Shot%202018-03-07%20at%2012.24.33%20PM.png" width="235" class="align-left" /></span></span></p> <p><span><span>When people consider Valentine’s Day flowers, they don’t often consider what to do with them after the day candy hearts and flowers are over—but love doesn’t have to stop because a holiday is over. After a few days rose petals can look a little rough around the edges, we can indulge ourselves in some much needed self-love by using the our rose petals to nourish our minds, bodies, and souls. Not only our hearts.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>What flower vendors often don’t tell you is that your stunning bouquet can solve anything from a sore throat to curing cramps and making your skin silky smooth. Some of our favorite floral health benefits include:</span></span></p> <h4> </h4> <p> </p> <h4>Relieve a Sore Throat</h4> <p><span><span>By steeping your leftover rose petals in honey to create <a href="https://www.holistichealthherbalist.com/how-to-make-rose-petal-honey/">rose honey</a> and then putting that honey in hot tea, you can take advantage of the roses natural antibacterial properties which can lesson pain and swelling in your throat. Or, if you prefer to make a more straightforward tonic, you can steep your rose petals for <a href="http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/rose-tea-158763">rose tea</a> without the honey. All of the same properties apply, but it’s slightly more simple.</span></span></p> <h4>Relieve Aches and Pains <img alt="Dried rose petals" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="92b4a51e-715b-4624-813e-d824416a0eeb" height="310" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Screen%20Shot%202018-03-07%20at%2012.23.54%20PM.png" width="249" class="align-right" /></h4> <p><span><span>Not only do roses aid in antibacterial processes within our body, but by using our leftover Valentine’s Day floral arrangements to create <a href="http://www.wildly-natural-skin-care.com/how-to-make-rose-oil.html">homemade rose petal massage oil</a>, it takes a </span></span><span><span>lesson in love to a whole other level. Not only can rose massage oil soothe common skin ailments such as rosacea but creating sexy body oil is a stunning show of appreciation for the partner who procured your Valentine’s Day flowers for you in the first place. A repurposed gift with the added bonus on one-on-one time will leave your significant other feeling pampered and possibly passionate.</span></span></p> <h4>Give Your Face A Glow</h4> <p><span><span>If a dewy glow is your pick me up after a long day, this <a href="http://strangersandpilgrimsonearth.blogspot.com/2016/05/make-your-own-honey-rose-oat-face.html">rose petal mask</a> is a cure for all that ails you. Both soothing and scented in order to relax, your vase of roses can have a second life making your smile even brighter. Invite over girlfriends to conduct your own “Master Class” on recycling rose petals and have them bring their own Valentine’s day flowers for an improvised spa day.</span></span></p> <h4>Sweeten Your Baked Goods<span><span><img alt="Rose petals" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f95d6e96-4af9-4d99-a2c4-aa7631f00a03" height="265" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Screen%20Shot%202018-03-07%20at%2012.23.41%20PM_0.png" width="263" class="align-right" /></span></span></h4> <p><span><span>An often-overlooked self-love element includes nourishing our bodies with the best foods, both for our bodies and for our taste buds. For those who are less inclined to scrub and buff, consider repurposing your rose petals into <a href="https://www.marthastewart.com/1091114/rose-scented-sugar">rose sugar</a>. Rose sugar makes your baked goods or iced drinks smell luscious and decadent—without much time in the kitchen. </span></span></p></div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:13:13 +0000 amyjackson 37 at https://bespokeblossoms.com https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/show-little-self-love-diy-valentines-day-rose-petals#comments Valentine’s Day is Over, But Who Needs an Excuse to Send Flowers? https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/valentines-day-over-who-needs-excuse-send-flowers <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--title--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Valentine’s Day is Over, But Who Needs an Excuse to Send Flowers?</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--uid--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/59" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amyjackson</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--created--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Mon, 02/12/2018 - 08:51pm</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--body--blog-post.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field-wrapper body field field-node--body field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p><img alt="pink, flowers," data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a9189fd0-d079-4807-bfe0-0f11634a1e6b" height="163" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Pink%20Tulips%20Close_sized.jpg" width="245" class="align-left" /></p> <p>Although Valentine’s Day is the holiday that most often sees an uptick in flower delivery sales, why stop with one single day of love? Instead, embrace your local flower delivery service throughout the month of February, rather than sticking to a trademark day to showcase how much you care for someone. There are also a plethora of undeniably gorgeous blooms to treat your sweetheart with loving care without being Valentine’s Day-centric.</p> <p> </p> <p>Some of our favorite fresh cut flowers that are sensual and classy without being associated with Valentine’s Day flowers are:</p> <h4>Daises</h4> <p><span><span>Well loved, but by no means trite, these simplistic blossoms are symbolic of happy, care free attitude and finding the beauty in the present moment. Although not grandiose, they come in several color varieties that make them customizable for any special person. They’re even more beautiful when combined with other wildflowers in arrangement that speaks volumes more than “I bought Valentine’s Day leftovers”.</span></span></p> <h4>Amaryllis</h4> <p><span><span>While this flower boasts two-to-five trumpet shaped blossoms on a stalk that’s svelte yet </span></span><img alt="Red, Flowers, " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9bc5d49e-79b1-456c-b31e-9ee8b6d4a1ae" height="377" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/red%20romance%20held_sized.jpg" width="376" class="align-right" /><span><span>strong, it’s a bloom that conveys sophistication, fortitude, and exotic wonder in it’s unusual shape and sensual, bright colors. Their original meaning says it all when you want to convey to your lover, friend, or family that they’re full of “splendid beauty”.</span></span></p> <h4>Camellia</h4> <p><span><span>A flower of contentment, these multipetaled beauties are delicate but airy confections that look good without trying too hard. The girl next door of after Valentine’s Day flowers, they say a lot with very little effort and don’t look as if you’re trying too hard. Their bright array of colors fall into the pseudo typical romantic landscape of pinks, reds, and whites, but their mildly sweet scent gives them a lasting impression.</span></span></p> <h4>Daffodils</h4> <p><span><span>Often seen as one of the quintessential happy flowers, is unique all unto itself because it’s ability to bloom in different sizes of cup and with single or multiple heads to one stalk. They’re light and airy flowers that naturally make people smile without being attributed to cartoon hearts and smiley face heart-eyed emoji’s. A perfect choice for someone dear who needs a pick me up after the emotional crush of an underwhelming Valentine’s Day.</span></span></p></div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 04:51:36 +0000 amyjackson 36 at https://bespokeblossoms.com https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/valentines-day-over-who-needs-excuse-send-flowers#comments Floral Sustainability: Why Local is Better https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/floral-sustainability-why-local-better <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--title--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Floral Sustainability: Why Local is Better</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--uid--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/8" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">annise</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--created--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:13am</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--body--blog-post.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field-wrapper body field field-node--body field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'filter_caption' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/content-edit/filter-caption.html.twig' --> <figure role="group"><img alt="Micro-Farm " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1f7e2f0d-8c9e-4b08-b039-ed1ed7aeffb8" height="357" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Screenshot%20%2873%29.png" width="393" /><figcaption>Beautiful Fresh hydrangea from one of our local micro farms </figcaption></figure><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/content-edit/filter-caption.html.twig' --><p><span><span><span>Most people picking up flowers in their local supermarket don’t consider the risks or rewards of sustaining a local floral agricultural environment. In truth, most bouquets acquired outside of a local florist come laden with herbicides and pesticides used to maintain a flower’s beauty while traveling from a foreign country. Often the transport of these blooms is another important factor to consider because of the large carbon footprint used to ship and supply those bouquets for a date night or an anniversary. Each plane maintains a massive allotment of fossil fuels which not only puts stress on our natural environment, they destroy the pure air quality used to maintain our local flora and fauna.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>By understanding local and community led organic floral culture, we can feed into an integral biodiversity that’s necessary for our thriving ecosystem. Bouquets that are grown, harvested, and delivered from a local community are fresher, healthier, and less likely to be coated in chemicals that shouldn’t be inhaled every time we pass the kitchen table to admire a gift from our loved ones.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>In this day and age, integrity is a value worth bringing back into our culture as well as our communities. The knowledge and sense of safety that comes from embracing sustainability doesn’t come with a steeper price tag than buying overseas and revitalizes our local economy. A simple gift becomes so much more meaningful when you build an awareness of where your flowers came from and who’s been tending them. Not to mention they’re free of cooling agents used to house and keep the flowers alive as they travel from state to state in freezer trucks. By <span><span>sending roughly 100 million roses typical of a normal Valentine's Day order for an outsourced floral company, their trucks produce up to 9,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide or CO</span></span><span><span>2</span></span><span><span> emissions through normal travel from harvesting to the supermarket floral shelves.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'filter_caption' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/content-edit/filter-caption.html.twig' --> <figure role="group"><img alt="Happy Honey Bee" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4f4373a7-a565-4a5f-95a3-3b2ca723e8a8" height="254" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Screenshot%20%2874%29.png" width="281" /><figcaption>Happy Honey Bee at a Flower Farm <br />  </figcaption></figure><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/content-edit/filter-caption.html.twig' --><p><span><span><span><span><span>Not only is that number staggering, but it’s an easy number to lower with so many local options popping up across the country. Nature lovers can rejoice by having an intimate knowledge in every flower purchase. Not only do locally grown flowers look less manufactured than their chemically engineered counterparts, and those factory flowers often lack any scent. Which defeats the entire purpose of a pretty posy of flowers. Local, sustainably grown blooms are authentic and use eco-friendly methods that provide opportunities for our community lands to thrive as well as rebuild.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>By supporting local flower growers you’re buying into the purity of environment. Other perks include increasing healthy O2 production, and maintaining the health of our honey bees which helps our fruit agriculture. Each step forward toward an organic future plants the healthy, plentiful seeds that will support our children’s future.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'filter_caption' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/content-edit/filter-caption.html.twig' --> <figure role="group"><img alt="Dahlias " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="00b0546e-7807-488a-922c-69f5a25c984b" height="242" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Screenshot%20%2875%29.png" width="271" /><figcaption>Harvesting Dahlias in the sun </figcaption></figure><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/content-edit/filter-caption.html.twig' --><p> </p> <p> </p></div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:13:55 +0000 annise 32 at https://bespokeblossoms.com https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/floral-sustainability-why-local-better#comments Flowers for Seniors https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/flowers-seniors <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--title--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Flowers for Seniors</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--uid--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/8" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">annise</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--created--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:08am</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--body--blog-post.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field-wrapper body field field-node--body field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US"><!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_style' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img alt="wreath demo" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cfd9d96c-b8e4-4f38-ae9a-45c0b22704f4" data-image-style="cta_large_300" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/IMG_0892.JPG" width="300" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" class="align-left" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' -->Flowers are special all year round but they take on a bit more meaning during the holidays when they’re used to convey emotions that can fall to wayside in the day-to-day of our busy lives. A small gesture that speaks volumes. Especially effective as a classic and thoughtful touch for those in our lives who we don’t quite know what to gift except for an automated gift card. One way to assure our grandparents and elderly friends and family that they’re on our minds this season is to inspire their spaces with wreaths or garlands. If your arrangement comes with the offer of quality time, all the better.</p> <p lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US">Whether your loved ones are living on their own or relying on aids, an infusion of beautiful blooms and soothing scents will take their personal space to the next level. A festive wreath for their door can unlock a world of stimulating color. Which is sometimes lacking from senior housing development faculties, where everything tends to be cookie cutter and varying shades of taupe. So spicing things up with an arrangement can really elevate an overall boring palate, completely improving a loved one’s mood in the process. Not only do they have an enduring reminder that you’re thinking of them, their overall enjoyment of their environment goes up in the process.</p> <p lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US"><!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_style' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img alt="Flowers for Seniors" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ea742c89-5192-4206-9846-6e9d26c197ff" data-image-style="cta_large_300" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/IMG_9396_1.JPG" width="300" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" class="align-right" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' -->Studies show that their proximity to fresh flowers can increase memory and processing speeds within our brains as we grow older. A controlled memory test supplied to a hundred seniors proved that over 72 percent scored very high when they had flowers in their living spaces as opposed to those who lived without them. The mood boosting blossoms can engage a compassionate part of our brain that makes us feel loved and cared for while forging intimate connections between people. Which is good news for those families who are separated the majority of the year. A well thought out bouquet can work holiday miracles toward rekindling emotional bonds.</p> <p lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US">Because seniors work to beautify their physical spaces with personal touches like fresh flowers or wreaths, they feel an overall abundance in their lives making it easier to acknowledge their happiness with their current situations. This perceived mood shift can work its way through every corner of their lives until they feel less agitated, isolated, and anxious. Which puts a little spring in their step much longer than the day they receive their bouquets. The pleasant effects spread to all who come to visit that person and they are more inclined to spread the love in a cause and effect chain that starts from one important, but small gesture.</p> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_style' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img alt="mums" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="570ad13f-3edb-481f-af8d-8134e034c3cd" data-image-style="cta_large_300" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/IMG_9634.JPG" width="300" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" class="align-center" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --><h4>Further Reading</h4> <p lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US"><a href="https://ipm.missouri.edu/MEG/2015/2/The-Power-of-Flowers/">The Power of Flowers</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:08:10 +0000 annise 30 at https://bespokeblossoms.com https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/flowers-seniors#comments Halloween Flower Décor https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/halloween-flower-decor <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--title--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Halloween Flower Décor</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--uid--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/8" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">annise</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--created--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:03am</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--body--blog-post.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field-wrapper body field field-node--body field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>There’s an easy and fun way to bring the spirit of the Halloween season without boring house or party guests with less than stellar bouquets of mums and typical carved pumpkins. Rather than searching Pinterest at the eleventh hour, focus on sophisticated arrangements with a touch of sprightly wonder. An easy stroll between glitter covered pumpkins and scarecrows spewing straw, an arrangement doesn’t have be devilish to delight guests.</p> <h4>Hollow Skull Hallows Eve Bouquet</h4> <p>An eye-catching, refined display plays out when you combine a hollowed-out, antiqued skull with marsh grasses, cattails, wheat stalks, and pops of abstract, deep purple florals. It’s romantic and whimsical without being gaudy or atypical of the season. Any combination of earthy stalks and prominent, rich blooms will work. A good rule of thumb is to use smaller flowers so the large parts of the arrangement can be center stage and aren’t being fought by the wild flowers or roses you choose for an accent piece.</p> <h4>Sophisticated Snakes</h4> <p><!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_style' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img alt="halloween flower arrangement with snakes and crow" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f265aa62-703f-4ac9-ab5c-0815b188d8ba" data-image-style="fundraiser_shop_product" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/IMG_0548_0.JPG" width="325" height="325" typeof="foaf:Image" class="align-right" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' -->If the absence of color on All Hallows Eve is more to your taste, try combining a bouquet of wooden or sculpted snakes coming up from an edgy but simple black vase. Weave the snakes around a mass of white and neutral flowers for a creepy mod edge. If you’re an overachiever, attempt a sprinkling of moss or spider webs across the soft, dewy petals in ethereal tendrils that don’t take away from the flower arrangement. Some beautiful blooms to highlight in your interpretation could be Balloon Flowers, Japanese Anemone, and a smattering of dusky pink roses.</p> <h4>Candy Corn Vase</h4> <p>If you love these sweet treats, but don’t want to advertise it to the world without a bit of sharp subtly, consider assembling a tasteful bouquet of lightest pale yellow, peach, and cream roses piled together in a stark, silver tringle vase. It’ll have the punch of Candy Corn without the stomach ache. Another option is combining brightly colored ribbons and long twigs making a tree inspired arrangement that you can “plant” in a bed of treats at the bottom of a clear vase.</p> <h4><!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_style' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img alt="Skull and roses" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="43ac16be-c881-45fe-a8d3-c13025bc271c" data-image-style="fundraiser_shop_product" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/IMG_0517.JPG" width="325" height="325" typeof="foaf:Image" class="align-left" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' -->Gothic Romance</h4> <p>There’s no need to lose an air of mystery or romance during the rush to get the kids out to parties, movies, and trick-or-treating. An easy way to embrace the Victorian era, while leaving all the gilded trappings in the past, is by highlighting deep wine hues with black or gray as a focal point. A stunning mass of deep burgundy Cala Lillies mixed with graceful, voluminous plum dahlia’s and privet berry will walk all over typical Halloween arrangements. This pairing has a little more class and originality than your typical arrangement of black roses.</p> <p>Another option for more romance without the dark and creepy vibe, but still on trend with the creepiest of all nights, is to stick to a lavender, plum, mauve, and eggplant arrangement where blooms are mixed together with the same continues texture and length.</p> <h4>Halloween Pitcher Arrangement</h4> <p>Forgo a traditional vase for an intricate shape or unique vessel such as purple, black or gold glitter pitcher combined with an abundant arrangement of bright sunflowers, festive orange carnations, and delicate, gauzy purple flowers. By using all types of eye-catching flowers in different daring hues, you’re able to capture the magic of Halloween and the harvest in one bouquet. Another option is to play off of light to neon green hues. Incorporate acid colored mums, green carnations, and pear colored Dahlia’s for a robust, top shelf look that doesn’t scream wicked witch with warts.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 18:03:47 +0000 annise 16 at https://bespokeblossoms.com https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/halloween-flower-decor#comments Using Unique Greenery in Fall Bouquets https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/using-unique-greenery-fall-bouquets <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--title--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Using Unique Greenery in Fall Bouquets</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--uid--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/8" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">annise</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--created--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:29am</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--body--blog-post.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field-wrapper body field field-node--body field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>When you have your heart set on bringing the spirit of the harvest to your hearth, there are traditional pots of mums, pumpkins, and silky sheaths of dried corn. But for those who want their sense of interior design to pop, consider these atypical arrangements in your fall bouquets. No less beautiful, but much more unexpected.</p> <h3>Dried Hydrangea</h3> <p>Although not a typical arrangement for the cooler months, stalks of scarlet hydrangea in deep burgundy, plum, or mixed with light fern green bring a touch of warmth to an overwhelming palate of orange, black, and red. For autumn, it’s a vintage, provincial touch to an otherwise simple décor scheme. Whether as an accent with branches or standalone in large bushels in a vase, there’s no need to worry about watering, molting, or other unsightly repercussions of fresh flower arrangements. These elegant, full bodied blooms will last far longer than typical floral faire.</p> <h3>Chinese Lanterns</h3> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'entity_embed_container' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <div data-embed-button="file_browser" data-entity-embed-display="image:image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="cta_large_300" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="92d8b36e-9194-4342-b065-172e2d5ca9e3" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-right"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_style' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/cta_large_300/public/img_0179.jpg?itok=I81KmNBo" width="300" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <p>Perhaps flowers don’t speak to you at all. Yet you still want to present a dreamy, fresh sense of flare in your house without succumbing to buying several bouquets a month to keep your aesthetic. Rather than hurting your wallet, consider investing in Chinese paper lanterns which can stay a part of your cozy, chic décor all year long regardless of the weather. When combined with soft twinkle lights and strewn across the dining room the atmosphere is set for an intimate space that sparkles with a little extra something. If you go beyond the living room or dining room, taking the interior decoration outside onto a patio or balcony, you’ll create a charming, dreamy effect that’s infinitely welcoming to family or friends. If you’re considering switching things up, look into changing white blubs in the lanterns for a pop of color.</p> <h3>Poppy Seed Heads</h3> <p>An often overlooked, offbeat pick, poppy seed heads look like a decoration straight out of Alice in Wonderland. These tall stalks come in a variety of colors, equally appropriate for fall with a chalky khaki or a burnt sienna. Their cylindrical heads end in fluffy tops that look similar to dandelions with a little more finesse. Far more indestructible than a handful of roses, poppy seed heads are still puckish and playful. Whether arranged with other dried flowers or spray painted rose gold, they’re an unexpected decoration that adds a pop of something special. Another fun alternative is arranging them into a wreath to decorate your front door or encircling shimmering sconces for a little burst of holiday magic.</p> <h3>Dried Leaves</h3> <p>Not often seen and fairly overlooked is using a combination of dried leaves for a graceful, subtle arrangement. No less impressive than sprawling flowers in orange, peach, or gold, there other ways to celebrate than harvest than with typical swatches of color. With oak leaves, cattails, dried oats, and other unusual pairings, daring decorators can put together a houseful of on-trend textures.</p> <h3>Autumnal Berry Branches</h3> <p>Not far off the beaten path of twigs and dried flowers is a specimen like celastrus orbiculatus—which is a branch covered in delicate clusters of sunset orange berries. These are hardly the in-your-face pumpkin orange that lends itself to most of our fall favorites. The sophisticated branches are textured, lovely, and easy to assemble into a variety of decorations. Consider pairing them with broad leafed, crimson anthuriums or cranberries for a lush, passionate bouquet.</p> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'entity_embed_container' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <div data-embed-button="file_browser" data-entity-embed-display="image:image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="max_650x650" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6b7b3be7-7217-4133-919d-7c4c5752187c" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-center"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_style' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/img_0178.jpg?itok=VGRXLwh7" typeof="foaf:Image" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> </div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:29:36 +0000 annise 10 at https://bespokeblossoms.com https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/using-unique-greenery-fall-bouquets#comments Delightful, Versatile Dahlias Breathe New Life into Your Wedding https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/delightful-versatile-dahlias-breathe-new-life-your-wedding <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--title--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Delightful, Versatile Dahlias Breathe New Life into Your Wedding</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--uid--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/8" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">annise</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--created--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Mon, 10/02/2017 - 08:43am</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--body--blog-post.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field-wrapper body field field-node--body field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>As wedding trends lean closer to more romantic, simplistic, earthy weddings instead of the elaborate, buttoned up affairs of the last decade, certain flowers are still heavily popular with brides, wedding planners, and venues. Typical bouquets highlight lush roses, playful peonies, elegant hydrangea, and bushels of classic, catch call baby’s breath leaving wedding guests with thoughts that the affair was pretty, but hardly memorable.</p> <p>Instead of leaving your imagination at the door, enlist a sophisticated, but overlooked bloom as the centerpiece for a bouquet that will leave family and friends speechless. Sophisticated, romantic dahlias enhance centerpieces, bouquets, and any other floral concept without detracting from the beauty of the arrangement as a whole. It’s adaptable shape, plethora of delightful colors, and different textures makes this dahlia beauty a lush cornerstone for a designer bash.</p> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'entity_embed_container' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <div data-embed-button="file_browser" data-entity-embed-display="image:image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="cta_large_300" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d70c96f4-5cfa-4bbd-922e-71b67bc895ba" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-right"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_style' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/cta_large_300/public/img_2755.jpg?itok=ce9y8dOl" width="300" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <h2>Traveling Back in Time</h2> <p>Not only is the dahlia unique for its sophisticated flair, Dahlias also have a whimsical origin story. Originally used by the Aztecs who ate their sweet potato like roots, they migrated to Europe in the late 1700s. Yet it wasn’t until the mid-1800s that the varietal breeding hit its stride making the bloom popular with gardeners around the globe. The timeless pointed petals are bred off a combination of daisies and zinnias, which make them both equal parts happy go lucky mixed with a splash of finery.</p> <p>It wasn’t until the Victorian Era when the dahlia took on a greater significance outside of household arrangements and luscious garden landscapes. During that time period, it gained significant meaning and symbolic value as the flower that signified commitment and a bond that lasts forever. A fitting tribute to a bud that can withstand a lot of damage without much wear and tear, whether that be physical or weather related. Dahlia’s are long lasting specimens that don’t need to be babied like other plants.</p> <h2>A Bloom for Every Bride</h2> <p>Dahlias also come in unique shapes and sizes for every possible theme or arrangement. They can be delicate, ethereal small blooms or a large as a dinner plate, textured, pop of color depending on what message you want to send on your fairytale day. Whether they’re paired off as an accent or as the main attraction in a wow factor bouquet, these elegant arrangements are sure to be remembered. From vibrant shades of dark plum and deep rose to soft, subdued peach, or white, whether using tiny sparks of floral enchantment versus their multi-layered, sea creatures of the deep size blooms, these beauties will leave brides in awe. They can easily go from an afternoon wedding to a rehearsal dinner under the stars without losing their oomph because of their protective, densely layered petals.</p> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'entity_embed_container' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <div data-embed-button="file_browser" data-entity-embed-display="image:image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="cta_large_300" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d78b2afc-9e71-4d95-9889-ce62ccd66296" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-left"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_style' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/cta_large_300/public/img_2875_0.jpg?itok=NQp9AcVF" width="300" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <h2>Not a One Trick Peony</h2> <p>Not only can brides find a style, color, and size to suit their every need, the dahlias strength and hearty nature means it can serve double duty outside of a bouquet. Without having to worry about wilting or temperature damage, these flowers can hold their own as a bountineer for your beloved or threaded through programs or menus cards during the wedding. They’re especially esthetically pleasing when going for an ethereal fairy forest wedding or a laid-back, bare foot ceremony with a gloss of romance around the edges.</p> <p>Stunning, timeless, and multifaceted, these overlooked flowers can shuttle from whimsical to sophisticate with just the right varietal. There are no shortage of options—the only limit is a budget, and many brides know that’s merely a suggestion, right?</p> <h2> </h2> <h2>Not Merely a Seasonal Stamp</h2> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'entity_embed_container' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <div data-embed-button="file_browser" data-entity-embed-display="image:image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="cta_large_300" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="70cd5d6a-1b1a-4ada-9843-fe282e0203e4" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-right"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_style' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/cta_large_300/public/img_2704.jpg?itok=JFt5irxO" width="300" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <p>A bride doesn’t need to worry about the weather when her obsession with dahlia’s springs to life after a quick Google search. Now they’re enchanted, captivated, and dahlia crazy, but what’s a bride to do in the height of spring? Because they can withstand environmental pressures, dahlias are beautiful for most any season. Although, recommended for fall weddings especially, they can be brought out to wow guests in the spring and summer too. They’re a wedding planners best friend! No need to stick to seasonal one note numbers for a wedding. These majestic flowers lend themselves to any time and all the time.</p></div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:43:07 +0000 annise 9 at https://bespokeblossoms.com https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/delightful-versatile-dahlias-breathe-new-life-your-wedding#comments Flower Girl Feeling Phenomenal https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/flower-girl-feeling-phenomenal <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--title--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Flower Girl Feeling Phenomenal</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--uid--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/8" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">annise</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--created--blog-post.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field-wrapper">Mon, 09/25/2017 - 08:33am</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog-post--rss.html.twig * field--node--body--blog-post.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog-post.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field-wrapper body field field-node--body field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Weddings are known for their uncapped budgets and the pressure to have a naked cake or an all vegan, all organic menu that is petite, beautiful, and leaves guests hungry. Current “on” trends of vintage floral and breezy décor prove that less is more, even if it took over three years to make your effortless, chic theme come to fruition.</p> <p>Social media pushes the little details, emphasizing small touches. However, what must wedding outlets fail to mention is that the little details don’t make the wedding, rather they draw guests further into the magic of love as a graspable, emotional concept. Guests feel with every aspect of their senses. There’s nothing more sought after during a well-executed wedding masterpiece than a guest’s tiny stifled sniffle behind a handkerchief or a dreamy sigh from a bridesmaid as the couple of the hour recite their own personalized vows.</p> <p>Which leads brides to the bigger picture on their big day—emotions are paramount. The further you draw your loved ones into the moment, the more memories there will be for a lifetime of sharing around the holidays. There is no better way to evoke emotion than primping and spoiling our littlest princess in the bridal party—the flower girl. One of the first images to resonate in your family and friend’s heart as she walks down the aisle, make your pintsize pixie a memory they’ll never forget by using romantic blooms that evoke love without saying a word.</p> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'entity_embed_container' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <div data-embed-button="file_browser" data-entity-embed-display="image:image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="cta_large_300" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="128da50f-64ed-4dce-b958-ede7781158b3" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-right"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_style' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/cta_large_300/public/img_2800retouch.jpg?itok=lKSj0RMS" width="300" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <h2>Flower Crowns: Your Flower Girl Will Make A Textured, Enchanting Entrance</h2> <p>A wild, bohemian style choice that can transition from vintage, rustic glam to a woodland fairy sprite wedding, flower crowns are a surefire way to tug at the heart strings. A charming accessory that can be uncomplicated or dolled up, flower crowns aren’t only for festivals and Snapchat filters. Flower girls can be whimsical or timeless based on bloom choice. Whether the bride goes for large, textured flowers mixed with baby’s breathe or tea roses woven into greenery, there’s no need to worry that a classic crown is basic.</p> <h2>Flower Balls: Victorian or Contemporary, Always Sophisticated</h2> <p>Formally known as a “Pomander” these artfully arranged flower spheres, normally put together with handles or ribbons for carrying, can be full or modestly sized, depending on what the flower girl can safely carry down the aisle. One of the more unique arrangements, a pomander won’t overpower dainty toddlers. They’re also a good option for little ones who like to fling flowers around while they toddle down the aisle—these petite bloom balls don’t damage easily and there’s no chance of her wreaking the arrangement.</p> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'entity_embed_container' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <div data-embed-button="file_browser" data-entity-embed-display="image:image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="cta_image_220" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="34879e2e-6ed3-4c77-b298-47950b7c9d6d" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-left"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_style' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/cta_image_220/public/img_2780retouch.jpg?itok=PzX074om" width="220" height="220" typeof="foaf:Image" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <h2>Flower Wands: Another Level of Hippie Chic</h2> <p>If flower crowns leave you feeling lacking in the emotion department, try breaking out of the box with a sweet, playful option B—fairy wands draped with petite blossoms, ivy, and maybe even include bubbles. If you’re feeling extra playful. One beautifully draped wand can take guests breath away and it gives your tiny tot a distraction that will keep them both occupied and wrapped up in their own imaginative land while they take their first steps down the aisle.</p> <h2>Garlands: An Easy to Execute Wow Factor</h2> <p>If being on trend tops your list of must-have’s but you want a unique wow factor, opt for one-of-a-kind garlands that luxuriously drape over your flower girl’s dress. These elegant arrangements can turn up the volume on an otherwise trend heavy vintage or forest fairy wedding. Without having to worry about tiny, chubby fists dropping precious bouquets in the dirt or flinging them around like bubble wands. Simply slip a colorful woven arrangement of thorn free flowers and lush vines over their heads for an instant photography wow moment. An off the beaten path alternative that’s still classic and sure to tug heartstrings.</p> <h2>Flower Baskets: A Twist of New and Old</h2> <p>A rustic wedding staple, intricate wicker, wood, or any other woven basket material of choice can be elevated to pure art with the addition of fresh pastels, sensuous succulents, or a bit of bling. These flourishing confections of vines, flowers, and succulents can still have loose petals hidden in the arrangement. Perfect for the flower girl who has her heart set on throwing petals onto the aisle. A traditional choice that can be as transformed into a sleek, fashion forward look with dark, textured flowers and crystals weaved into the outside of the basket or stick to a laid back, West Coast vibe with easy pastels and clinging vines.</p> <h2>Flower Wagons: A Secret Garden Vibe Without the Hassle</h2> <p>Are your flower girls too little to walk or prone to wandering off whenever you rehearse for the big day? Without having to worry about little girls touching everything in sight during the ceremony, tuck them in a cozy, romantic wagon wreathed, knotted, and piled with flowers. If the first bridesmaid in your bridal party or a ring bearer pulls them along get ready for a lot of picture worthy moments. This is a much easier design for brides who want a more relaxed atmosphere at their wedding, while still making an enchanting Secret Garden worthy moment guests won’t soon forget in this lifetime. Once you add a fabulous floral crown or a fairy wand for an accessory, it’s sure to take the moment from awe inducing to unforgettable.</p> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'entity_embed_container' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <div data-embed-button="file_browser" data-entity-embed-display="image:image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="cta_large_300" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ef5429ee-e2af-42aa-a57d-67b33f92262d" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-right"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_style' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/cta_large_300/public/img_2811.jpg?itok=1TaLu7Wv" width="300" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-style.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <h2>Flower Sashes: Bring Beauty into an Otherwise Limited Budget</h2> <p>When we plan for a magnificent day, our budgets don’t always match up with our imagination—especially when venue contracts can be narrow and hard to navigate for any first-time bride. If you’ve found the perfect spot for the wedding, but the farm of your dreams is lacking a little pizzazz, think of upping your game. Opt for an intricate flower sash draping from your flower girl’s shoulder to her hip, a woven sash of flowers that’ll stun guests without being overly heavy. A dash of sass with a pinch of sweet, floral garlands pair well with indoor weddings or weddings where the floral budget isn’t out of this world.</p></div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/zurb_foundation/templates/field.html.twig' --> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:33:21 +0000 annise 8 at https://bespokeblossoms.com https://bespokeblossoms.com/blog/flower-girl-feeling-phenomenal#comments