Alfresco parties are a staple in summer. And planning one is simple with the advantage of all the season has to offer, including warm weather, farm fresh ingredients, summer friendly activities, decor and related themes. Taking inspiration from our friends across the Atlantic pond, for instance, who are serious about their summer gardens, means lots of ideas for floral entertaining and decor.
The months and weeks before a new baby’s arrival are brimming with excitement and emotion. Not to mention details to be tended to and celebrations to be planned. Whether it’s a baby shower, a baby reveal, a baby naming or other party, flowers are typically a key—and in our opinion the most fun!—part of the decorating scheme.
With the warm weather in full swing and with mingling on our to-do lists again, it’s time to start thinking about summer entertaining. July 4th is the perfect setting to invite friends and family and to get back to celebrating like we used to. In addition to invitations, menus and entertainment, you’ll want to start thinking about decor, including floral arrangements. Looking at the meaning of flowers, rather than just the color, can make a more sincere result befitting the day. Here are just a few of our favorites.
Her bouquet is perhaps a bride’s most contemplated accessory—after all, she will be walking down the aisle with it, posing for photos with it, complementing it with bridesmaids’ flowers and tossing it in a much anticipated and watched moment. So it has to be absolutely special. And it’s not just the flowers that matter. They, of course, are of utmost importance, but equally impactful is the shape of the bouquet.
The most spectacular floral arrangements might look good enough to eat, but you would never, of course. Yet there are equally beautiful blooms that are specifically produced to do just that—to be ground down and used as ingredients, like added to flour for breads, or as garnish for foods or signature drinks. Yum on the tastebuds and the eyes!
Like so many moments and occasions this year (and last), Mother’s Day is looking a little different. Yet we still want to take the day to pause and pay homage to those women in our lives who have nurtured and cared for us, been someone we can look up to, admire and model our own lives after, someone whose love is unconditional.
Maybe it’s a micro-wedding you’re planning—perhaps the most significant nuptial trend of the times. Still, even with its diminutive size, there is much to do. In fact, to-do lists do not shrink in proportion to the size of the event. Quite the opposite. There remain tasks to tick off, plans to solidify, numbers to know and more.