Planning Your Valentine’s Day Romance

Posted: January 14th, 2020

With Valentine’s Day just a few short weeks away, it is not too soon to start looking into floral gifts for your special someone. Instead of rushing to the grocery store to find a generic bouquet, do something different this year by preordering your Valentine’s Day bouquet. Making your flower plans in advance will save a great deal of time and stress!  classic-dozen-roses2.425

There are a variety of options to choose from to celebrate the one you love: 

Love is Eternal

Our Love is Eternal bouquet is one of our more mellow Valentine’s Day arrangements. The bouquet uses ivory roses, pink and white stargazer lilies, and white anemones to create a sweet look. This particular arrangement also has bells of Ireland, snapdragons, hydrangeas, and peach hypericum. Overall, this bouquet is the sweetest!

Embraceable You

The Embraceable You arrangement is in the same family as the Our Love is Eternal bouquet but pops more with even more color. This particular bouquet uses shades of pink to make its statement, featuring hot pink hydrangeas, light pink lilies, hot pink roses, pink tulips, pink gerbera daisies, and more! Pink shades wrap all throughout this gift and are perfect for an arrangement named for a warm hug.

Charismatic Crimson

The Charismatic Crimson arrangement takes a page from the Embraceable You bouquet, but instead uses vibrant shades of red instead of pink, to say “I Love You.” This statement features roses, gerberas, carnations, spray roses, and alstroemeria to create a bold and vivid statement. This is an excellent piece for romantic gestures – after all, red is the color of love.

Red Roses and Wispy White Accent Flowers

Speaking of red roses, you can never go wrong with a traditional Valentine’s Day bouquet. Our team can create a custom arrangement of red roses, dressed up with accenting white waxflowers, silver eucalyptus, and leather leaf. This statement piece bouquet is sure to make an impression they won’t soon forget!

After ordering your Valentine’s Day bouquet from Coles Flowers, try planning a romantic night to share with your significant other. 

Here are a few tips for planning the evening:

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  • Instead of going out to a busy restaurant, spend the night inside. 
  • Create a romantic vibe in your home by using candles, scattering rose petals and playing soft music. 
  • If you feel confident in your cooking skills, prepare a meal, and incorporate some of their favorite foods. There are a variety of options for preparing a romantic meal, but if you really want to take it up a notch, consider incorporating a few 
  • If you’d rather skip the meal prep, use a private catering service instead
  • You can set the dinner table with a romantic centerpiece bouquet and taper candles. 
  • After dinner, nestle up with your loved one and watch a romantic film, or you can head out for a nightcap and dessert! 

With these simple tips, you can plan the perfect night of romance for your loved one this Valentine’s Day! 

Be sure to browse our full Valentine’s Day selection to find the perfect choice, then place your order online or call Cole’s Flowers at 802-388-4003 to order your floral arrangement today! 

 

Choosing the Right Bouquet for Your Party

Posted: November 4th, 2019
Choosing the Right Bouquet for Your Party

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means it will soon be time to host a variety of parties and celebrations. Flowers are the perfect addition to accessorize your table setting, but with so many options it can be difficult to land on a specific bouquet. Your flower choice should always enhance the theme of your setting by accentuating your decor.

Here is a simple guide you can pull out each time you plan a dinner gathering, cocktail party, or celebration event:

Be Mindful of Size

Remember that flowers or plants that are too tall should not be used for dinner party centerpieces. They will obstruct the view of your guests and get in the way of natural socializing during dinner. Tall flowers and plants can be used for walk-around type gatherings, where your guests are less likely to sit down the entire evening. Or placed on a countertop or credenza, this way they will not be in your guest’s way but will still be visible.

Small bouquets of multiple varieties or striking single flowers, work well on dinner tables. There is enough of a floral decor to be noticed and admired by your guests, but not enough to be distracting.

Focus on Subtle Scents

Highly scented flowers may be particularly overwhelming during a social gathering or cocktail party where many women and men will wear their own fragrances; the floral fragrance of flowers can be overpowering and may irritate those with allergies.

Consult with your florist to find out which flowers have more subtle scents and would, Choosing the Right Bouquet for Your Party therefore, be more appropriate for a social gathering.

Consider the colors in your decor

If your party decor is minimalist or natural; flowers can be used to add that splash of color every design craves. If you are throwing a more fabulous and colorful event; white flowers can be stunning and elegant. When you contrast the colors of your flowers with the colors of your decor, you create a powerful and stylish, look where no aspect of your design goes unnoticed.

Don’t overwhelm yourself, Plan ahead

Before visiting your florist, choose a few flower color choices, and do your best to stick with them. You can get easily overwhelmed in a florist shop by all the beauty and choices of flowers and plants and end up choosing too many colors and too many varieties.

If you are looking for holiday-themed bouquets this season, be sure to take a look through our list of holiday bouquets to find the perfect flower arrangement to coincide with your celebrations! Cole’s Flowers in Middlebury, Vermont is dedicated to exceeding all your floral needs. Contact us today to learn more, or to order a custom bouquet!

 

Choosing the Right Flowers for the Occasion

Posted: September 4th, 2019
Choosing the Right Flowers for the Occasion

There are many different occasions where flowers are a necessary element. From gift-giving to weddings you can pretty much buy flowers for any event. Although there are many opportunities to buy flowers, not everyone knows which flowers work best with a specific occasion.   

Events like weddings and anniversaries are the type of occasion that brings about much importance for the parties involved, especially those who are directly sharing these special times together. Some popular wedding flowers include: calla lilies, gardenias, roses peonies, baby’s breath.

Flowers that are pale and delicate might work better in the springtime, whereas dark or rich colored flowers would go along well with fall.
Holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving are a little different when it comes to flowers. Sure, they are special occasions, but they don’t exude the same feelings of romance and companionship like weddings or anniversaries do.

Popular flowers for Christmas include Christmas cacti or large red poinsettias.Warm Someone’s Heart this Holiday Season with Winter Bouquets

Flowers like chrysanthemums, gerbera daisies, carnations lilies, and marigolds work well during Thanksgiving.
Finally, holiday’s such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Valentine’s Day will be the holidays that bring about your classier flowers. For all three of these holidays, especially Valentine’s Day, roses would be the go-to flower to provide.

Various shades of red, white and yellow can be used on any one of these occasions and would suffice as the perfect gift for your loved ones. Flowers can be used any time of the year and can be given to people for any type of occasion, but you can always mix it up with the different types of flowers that are available to coincide with each holiday.

No matter what the event, Coles Flowers in Middlebury, VT has all the arrangements for your floral needs! Our designers will create fascinating floral arrangements just for you. Call us today to learn more! 

Don’t forget your grandparents this September 8th! Order your custom bouquets now!