Monday, April 19, 2010

Sandpearl Wedding April 17, 2010

Every weekend we strive to make every wedding we do special and unique to the couple and to their families. It is our honor to have been selected to do their flowers and the best reward we receive is their praise. Below are the comments we received from the bride's Mother right after the wedding.

Dear Debbie (and everyone involved with the wedding)

My head is still spinning from the weekend! The whole experience exceeded our expectations. The ceremony site was perfect. I don’t know how you did it…but you even managed to provide perfect weather!!! I didn’t have to lift a finger; yet the venue looked more beautiful than I could have ever imagined! Your entire staff worked professionally and were very friendly. BUT THE FLOWERS…….absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you so much Debbie!!!

The reception site was like a dream! I can close my eyes right now and still see it! THANK YOU!!!!

And last but certainly not least……the pictures on the disk that your husband made for us was such a happy surprise. Oh my Lord!!!!! We watched it 100 times already . Please thank him for us!

Debbie…..thank you so much for all your personal input and recommendations and for your ‘magic touch’ which pulled everything together! I could never pay you enough. I will never forget you!

P.S. Thank you also for recommending Pastor Jerry Rittenhouse. He was wonderful

Love, Sheila Tolbert

Friday, April 16, 2010

What do we do when flowers are not available?

As a florist, I have seen lots of things disrupt the flower market . Most of our flowers fly thru customs in Miami so in the summer I sometimes plan my flower deliveries around the

hurricanes that may close that airport for a day or two but this is the first time I have gotten this notice.-

Dear Debbie,

I learned this morning a volcano erupted in Iceland and the ashes have caused many flights to get cancelled including the ones from Amsterdam were we bring the Dutch product from.I copied this from

London, England (CNN) -- Volcanic ash from Iceland snarled air traffic across Europe for a second straight day some 17,000 flights, according to the intergovernmental body that manages European air travel.

Eurocontrol said it expected around 11,000 flights to take place Friday, in contrast to the normal 28,000. The impact will last at least another 24 hours, Eurocontrol said Friday morning.

The ash has forced the closure of some of Europe's busiest airports including London's Heathrow and Schiphol in Amsterdam.”

I will receive an update on the situation later on today, I will keep you posted with any developments.

So , now I hope for the best and start shopping for other sources to get my peonies and holland product next week. Sometimes it does result in substitutions when something of this magnitude hits but I do the best I can , always keeping the bride's colors and style in mind.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Your Honeymoon Suite at The Sandpearl Decorated with Flowers and Candles

Your first night as a married couple is always very special . Recently we had a groom that wanted to wow his bride and he wanted us to decorate the whole suite with flowers and candles at the Sandpearl on Clearwater Beach. We placed flowers and candles and rose petals on every surface in the suite. Right down to roses in the ice cubes for the chilled champagne bottle. Our packages start at 100.00 and up depending on your requests. Call us and let us work our magic! 727.785.2562

Romantic Honeymoon Island Weddings and Flowers

Everyone dreams about the perfect day for a beach wedding and the staff at Honeymoon Island can help make those dreams come true. They have packages that include the fee to the State Park, chair rental with an arch and arch flowers. They can even put up a tent so that when the park closes at Sunset, your guests will enjoy the serenity of being at the park for a private function. The staff can create interesting menus and the presentation can be as creative as you want it. For decorating with fresh flowers and items not included in their package- call us at 727.785.2562 and ask for Debbie at The Bride's Bouquet .

Wedding Flowers at Museum of Fine Arts in St Pete

The Museum of Fine Arts in St Petersburg, Florida makes for a very unique wedding venue. The Museum closes in the evenings so it is completely private but your guests are still invited to view the art. You can have your ceremony in the garden with flowers to compliment the nature and on the opposite of the ballroom is another garden where your cocktail hour is held. The art is amazing and nothing can compare with the atmosphere it provides. Very chic!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Destination Weddings on Clearwater Beach

Everyone wants to come to Florida and have a destination wedding on Clearwater Beach. Sharon Verhage with Beautiful Memories can not only be your officiant but can help with all the details. She can assist with selecting the perfect beach location along with different style arches and even order your bouquets to complete your wedding visions. From chairs, to photography, video, flowers, and ideas for personalized vows. It is truly one- stop shopping for your beach ceremony. Call her today at 727.692-8836