January 24, 2014

In season: anemones

Are you crazy for anemones? At Sammy’s, we are. Part of the ranunculus family, anemones are a fascinating flower. They have long, sinewy necks and beautiful green collars. Sometimes they are shy, but with a little coaxing, you can get them to smile. Place closed anemones in lukewarm water and watch them open up before your eyes. Once open, you will see their lovely center of blue, black or green. Want to bring some home? We currently have them in stock in vibrant red, magenta and violet blue. 

January 16, 2014

Wedding table centerpieces

Wondering what to consider when planning your wedding centerpieces? 

Some of the key considerations when thinking about your table centerpiece style are: your overall wedding theme/style, use of color, the size and shape of tables, other table decor and your floral budget. 

Your overall wedding theme or style should influence the look of your centerpieces, but that does not mean that all the flowers in your event must be the exactly same. Often the table centerpieces are a great place to add color and variety to your event. 

To ensure guests can converse at the wedding tables, centerpieces should not constrict the view of the guests. Low arrangements tend to work best, but appropriately tall arrangements can be option as well. 

Additional table decor such as candles and smaller floral accents can add to the look. Choice of flowers, such as using in-season blooms can really help with costs. 

Ready to talk centerpieces? Sammy’s bridal consultants are happy to guide you through the planning process. For more info or to setup an appointment: email us at pearl@sammysflowers.com or call (503) 281-0310.

January 8, 2014

Winter wedding in red

Bold reds are popular in for winter weddings. Shown here are a bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere. Red Freedom roses and spray roses are combined with silver dusty miller and blue ice foliage. Other popular winer season red flowers include: anemones, ranunculus, tulips, lilies and freesia.