Friday, April 30, 2010

If your prom dress is black...

Consider yourself lucky!  Black is always in style, and is by far the easiest color to accessorize, as any color goes nicely with it.  Bright, bold colors really stand out against black.  Incorporating black ribbons, wires, or rhinestones is a great way to tie the corsage in with a black prom dress.

Using ribbons in a variety of colors, patterns, or textures really enhances the look of a corsage.  In this wrist corsage, we've used a hot pink and black polka dot grosgrain ribbon, black picot ribbon, and a black sheer ribbon to accompany a single hot pink mini gerber daisy with black wire swirl in the center.  Additional swirls of black wire are used as an accent.

Black and red is always a striking color combination.  Also using a variety of ribbons and black wire accents, this wrist corsage of deep red mini carnations on a black beaded bracelet would be perfect for the girl who prefers darker tones.  A similar look could also be created using red spray roses.

And of course there is always the classic black and white.  In this wrist corsage, the crisp white of the dendrobium orchids contrasts nicely with the sheer black ribbon and black snap bracelet, and the black rhinestones add a touch of sparkle.

These are just a small sampling of the many, many options for accessorizing your black prom dress.  The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

Monday, April 26, 2010

If your prom dress is turquoise...

Since there are no flowers that are naturally turquoise, if you will be wearing this color of dress to the prom, it's a good idea to pick an accent color for your floral accessories.  Yes, we can tint white flowers to be turquoise, but with so many other options available to coordinate with it, I'm sure you won't want those unnatural tinted flowers in your corsage.

If you're going for a classic look, white is a always a good option for an accent color.  White and turquoise makes for a fresh, crisp color combination that's very soothing to the eye.  This wrist corsage of white dendrobium orchids is accented with babies breath, greenery, and a turquoise bow on a turquoise pearl and rhinestone keepsake bracelet:

If you're looking for something a little more vibrant, yellow can really add a punch of color to turquoise.  This sunny wrist corsage of bright yellow daisies would be a cheeful floral accessory for your turquoise prom dress.  The daisies are accompanied by yellow and turquoise ribbons, silver wire, and babies breath.  The corsage is attached to a fun turquoise and silver beaded bracelet that you can keep and wear long after prom is over:

Hot pink is another great option for an accent color.  For a style that's a little more daring, stray from the typical bracelet style corsage and go for a wire arm band with large swirls of turquoise wire.  This arm band style corsage of hot pink asters is accented with hot pink and turquoise ribbons and vibrant yellow solidago:

And of course any combination of these colors works well too. These are just a few of the many options available.  Be sure to come into our shop and we will be glad to create a unique custom corsage, just for you.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Floral accessories for the Prom

Prom corsages have come a long way over the years.  I remember when I went to prom, I had a simple pin-on corsage of ivory roses.  Not only are pin-ons few and far between these days, but now there are so many options for the color and variety of flowers that go into a corsage.  What was once a generic neutral corsage to go with anything is now a unique floral accessory created specifically to coordinate with the color and style of the dress.  And long gone are the days of velcro and elastic wristlets.  Now corsages are made on keepsake bracelets, arm bands, necklaces, and rings, and in every color of the rainbow!

And speaking of the rainbow, color is big this year...from jewel tones to juicy tones, there is a dress color out there to suit every girl's personal taste.  With so many options to choose from, you're sure to find a dress that you absolutely love.  Once you have selected your dress, it's time to accessorize!  We are here to assist you in creating the perfect floral accessories to compliment any dress color.  Over the next couple of weeks I will be highlighting some of the popular colors, and offering suggestions for floral accessories to coordinate with each color.  Stay tuned!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Honor your Administrative Professionals with Flowers

Administrative Professionals Week is a time to honor those who make your workday less work.  You know, the one person in your office that keeps you organized, on top of things and on time?  That person deserves the best, and we're here to help you show your gratitude.  There's no better way to say "Thanks for all you do" than by sending a beautiful floral gift.  And as a bonus, research shows that having plants and flowers in the workplace increases productivity.  So make sure ordering flowers for your Administrative Professionals is at the top of your to-do list! 

One of our specials for Administrative Professionals Day this year is Teleflora's Lots of Dots Bouquet pictured above.  This bouquet features lavender daisy chrysanthemums, pink mini geber daisies, and greenery arranged in a sweet polka dot keepsake vase.  If you're looking for something a little different, we have lots more floral arrangements to choose from on our website.  You can also stop by the shop or give us a call and we'd be happy to assist you in picking out the perfect (and perfectly priced) floral gift.

Did you know..?
  • The first Administrative Professionals Week (at the time called National Secretaries Week) was in 1952, and was created by the National Association of Secretaries (now known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals).
  • To keep up with the changing job titles and expanding responsibilities of today’s administrative workforce, the name was changed to Administrative Professionals Week in the year 2000.
  • Today, it is celebrated worldwide through social gatherings, community events, and recognizing support staff with individual gifts such as flowers, candy, and trinkets.