Friday, October 26, 2012

Flowers And Chocolates - A Great Combination

There is nothing like flowers and what they can mean to a special someone. Flowers brighten our day, bring tears to our eyes and encourages hope for tomorrow. Yet, there is a small dainty that brings much delight as well, which we all have come to know as chocolates. When the two are put together, nothing can be compared to this loving combination.

Flowers and chocolates communicate a deep level of romance and sincere love to your special someone. The choice of flowers in the bouquet should have an element of richness and depth in color, just like the chocolate being given along with them. If you are sending flowers and chocolates, a common flower theme for your floral arrangement should be solely the red rose with lush greens or a bouquet with the red rose as the main flower. The two are not usually sent to someone that is just a friend.

The gift of flowers have been given throughout history as symbols of love. Many flowers communicate feelings such passion, friendship, and comfort. They cater to having a multi-sensory experience, where we can see, touch, and smell the joy they bring us. Billions of flowers are sold each year, including 32.1 billion in 2011. With flowers doing as much as they do, chocolates just makes the gift experience better.

Chocolates are great choice to give as an additional gift, especially to a woman. Men like chocolate, but women love chocolate! Chocolate is a "feel good" food for women all around the world. Scientifically, chocolate is a neurotransmitter and lifts the level of serotonin in the body. For women that encounter the up and down levels of stress, chocolate literally makes them feel happy. Of course too much of chocolate is not healthy, but every once and a well, can be a pleasure for the one you admire.

There are a variety of chocolates to make your floral arrangement more enjoyable. One popular chocolate that compliments floral arrangements the best is the chocolate truffle. These delicious treats are typically made with ganache centered in the inside and coated with dark or milk chocolate. Truffles can also be centered with caramel, nuts, graham crackers, fudge, berries, and even marshmallows. They can be lightly touched with a sprinkle of sea salt or lined with elegant stripped chocolate designs on the outside layers to add to the delicacy.

Peachtree Petals is a Midtown florist that provides the highest of quality floral arrangements and premium chocolates. We have an assortment of truffles, including caramel sea salt truffles, amaretto truffle, rasberry truffles, and more! From flowers for birthdays to wedding bouquets, Peachtree Petals can meet all of your floral needs for any occasion. If you are planning your wedding and are in need a assistance for your bridal bouquets, we also have a staffed wedding consultant that will meet with you to make your big day memorable. Come visit us at or call us at 1-800-337-1755 today. We have the best of flowers and chocolates for you!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wedding Boutonnieres - The Perfect Flower For The Groom

Weddings are so special and we all want to look our best. This is not only for the bride and her bridesmaids, but the groom and his groomsmen. There's nothing like a boutonniere to add the right touch to the attire of the groomsmen. Holding a wedding bouquet in the hand wouldn't be fitting for a man, however, a wedding boutonniere is always perfect.

A wedding boutonniere is a flower bud designed to be worn on the left lapel of the groom and groomsmen. It has special significance, distinguishing those who are a part of the wedding party and honoring them. Just as the groom's tuxedo or suit is different from the groomsmen, so can the groom's boutonniere be. Some ideas could be to make it the same flower type and design, but larger. It can be the same design, but with a different flower bud. You can also have a different flower and design altogether.

It is placed on the outside of the buttonhole, not on the inside. There are a few choices to wear the pin of the boutonniere. It can be pinned inside, therefore, on the outside it can not be seen. However, a touch of elegance to the wedding boutonniere is to wear a decorative pin on the outside. This even adds more style to the attire. If you would like to be even more creative, the pocket boutonniere is another type worn in the jacket pocket. It is flower petals glued to cardboard and inserted inside the groomsmen's pockets. You can add rhinestones and other embellishments also.

The first and most important rule to remember is the wedding boutonniere chosen is based on the bridal bouquet. The groom will compliment the bride. Once the bridal bouquet is selected, then your decision for the boutonniere flower and design will be much easier. You can use fresh or silk flowers for it, however silk flowers do last longer.

They should be made to compliment the bride and bridesmaids' dress colors and style. The colors are very important and make sure that any embellishments to the boutonniere compliment the wedding colors as well. The great thing about boutonnieres is that they are few in number and are small. This comes in handy if you need a floral designer to dye the flower bud of the wedding boutonniere to a certain color if needed. This should be able to done fast and at low additional cost.

This wonderful little floral accent can make a world of difference for the matching of the entire wedding party, even if you desire for all the men in the wedding party families to wear a boutonniere. This is also perfect for making your wedding photos more beautiful. With family wearing various attire color schemes, it can be difficult to bring all the colors together for your wedding photography. These will be the primary memorabilia and you want them to be their best.

Stunning wedding boutonnieres and other floral arrangements for your special day do not have to be a chore when it comes to Peachtree Petals. This Buckhead florist is capable of meeting all of your wedding floral and decor needs. Our floral designers have over 25 years of experience and know how to make custom wedding boutonnieres, wedding corsages, and more! If you need help deciding on wedding centerpieces and other decor, we have our very own wedding consultant ready to meet in person with you. Our goal is to completely satisfy you and make your wedding perfect. Visit us as or give us a call at 1-800-337-1755 today!