Living in the Wedding Happy Place!!

We are having the busiest wedding season we have had in a few years.

With Pinterest & Hobby Lobby, weddings have changed a lot for us, but we have found a “happy place” now with our brides. We provide the bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages for everyone to carry and wear, and the bride, along with family and friends, decorate the venues. DIY is a big deal now, but we are okay with that! Our expertise is with the fresh cut flowers and brides are choosing to turn that over to us.   We often sell fresh flowers to brides at a low markup for them to decorate the reception themselves, also.  I really love Pinterest and like the fact that brides come in for their consultation armed with photos of what they want! Some of them make boards for me to refer to when I create their bouquets.

I am proud to say that in the last eight years, only three brides have not accepted my bid for their wedding flowers.  Most all of our brides and their mothers heave a sigh of relief when I give them a price, and then they say “That’s not bad at all!!  We thought it would be a lot more!!”  The majority of our brides are girls who bought their prom flowers from us in high school, and said the same thing then!  I must not be charging enough, LOL!!

We try to keep our prices reasonable. We are not a wealthy community.  We are all pinching our pennies to get by today.  I will never try to overcharge anyone for their flowers!  In fact, in the case of premium flowers, such as peonies, hydrangeas, and garden roses, our mark up is less than it is on other flowers.  Please understand that we have to charge for the time it takes to create bouquets, corsages, and bouts, but our rate is less than in bigger towns.  I want girls to have the flowers they love for their special day and I don’t want money to stand in their way!!

Let me add one other thing: Quality, attractive, lifelike silk flowers are fairly pricey these days, so if you are thinking silk to save money, but would really rather have real flowers, let us give you an estimate.  Estimates are free!!!  No commitments, no hard feelings if you decide to stay with the silks!  We do sell very nice silk flowers, but we can’t compete with the variety of flowers and colors that Hobby Lobby has, so we understand if you are purchasing your flowers there.

If you are getting married, give us a shot at your fresh flowers!  If you have been told that we are too high priced, you have been talking to someone who is misinformed!!! Don’t believe rumors!  I would be happy to show you pics of recent weddings we have done and some of our brides would probably talk to you if you’d like.  Call the shop to set up an appointment for a relaxed, laid back, consultation.  I’d love to talk to you!Tess, Jordyn, may 29, 2015 008

 

The Top Plants For Butterfly Gardens:

According to newprocontainers.com blog, The following are the top ten plants to attract butterflies to your yard:

*Butterfly Bush.   (Buddleia davidii)lo_behold_blue_chip_jr_buddleia-2092

*Coreopsis

Blackeyed Susan     (Rudbeckia)

South American Verbena.   (Verbena bonariensis)

Anise Hyssop

*Aster

*Salvia

*Purple Coneflower.   (Echinacea)bright star

*Tall Garden Phlox

All plants on this list marked with an asterisk are available at Ravenna Florist & Greenhouse.

JUNE IS PERENNIAL GARDENING MONTH.  GRAB UP SOME PLANTS (6 OR MORE ARE 20% OFF) AND BRING THOSE BUTTERFLIES TO YOUR HOUSE!!

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day is early this year!  It caught a lot of people by surprise!

We have been busy taking orders, making arrangements, and delivering to cemetaries all over Estill County.  We take orders from customers who  live out of state and place flowers on the graves of their loved ones who are buried here.May23,2015 026 May23,2015 021 May23,2015 020 May23,2015 011

Spring?

The first day of spring is just two weeks away!  REALLY!  Seeds are already germinating on the heat mat, baby plants are growing in the greenhouse, the geraniums have arrived and have been transplanted.  In the shop we are feasting on beautiful blue hydrangeas and gerbera daisies, and trying out new designs.  Spring wreaths are going up on the walls.  We will be ready when spring decides to take it’s turn!

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

February is almost gone, March is nearly here.  We are all looking so forward to spring!  In the short run, it will really be nice to see the snow an ice melt away.  It would be nice to feel some warmer temperatures on our faces.  What can help you feel hopeful between now and when spring finally arrives???  Flowers!  Flowers provided to you by us, your local florist!  Flowers you did not have to plant and take care of.  Flowers you did not have to water and fertilize and keep the bugs off of.  You just tell us what you want and we’ll get them for you!  How easy is that???New Designs '15 004 New Designs '15 007New Designs '15 003