Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Wedding Planning Ideas

Lately it seems like technology is changing faster than we can keep up. With smartphones and tablets in the hands of almost everyone, we are constantly interacting with peers, and changing our social landscape. We are starting to see that even weddings are not excluded from this technological phenomenon. For better or worse, couples are integrating technology, especially social media, into their special day. Here’s what we can expect for the remainder of the wedding season and the next.

Facebook Save The Dates: Before the advent of social media, you could expect to receive engagement announcements and Save the Date announcements via snail mail. Today however, many couples are using the speed of technology to quickly announce their impending nuptials with friends and families. By posting engagement announcements and Save the Dates in the form of a Facebook photo album or Vine clip, couples are now able to announce their special news more quickly and to a greater group of people than ever before.

Graphic Wedding Invites: While engagement and Save the Date announcements are going viral, we will probably continue to receive traditional printed wedding invitations, but these too are getting a 21st Century facelift. Alongside the customary details about the ceremony and reception, couples are starting to include things like infographic designs telling the story of their relationship. The technologically savvy couple are also including QR codes in their invitations that link with their wedding websites on Theknot.com and Weddingwire.com. QR codes are also being used to provide guests with directions to the ceremony and reception sites, dinner menu selections, and an easy way to RSVP.

The Registry: The days of walking into Williams and Sonoma with the couple’s registry in hand to find the flatware set they desire may be over. Now as Generation Y and the Millennials begin to wed, we are seeing them registering for trendier and technology based items. Instead, expect to see couples registering for a Nest Thermostat, iPads, and Lockitron.

The Music: One way many couples are saving money on their special day is by ditching the DJ. With copious music playing apps and websites available to today’s tech-driven couples, we can see fewer bands, DJs, and of course string quartets, and more Spotify playlists. In addition to saving money by using Spotify, couples are getting guests involved by including songs they want to hear on their easy to customize playlists.

Photography: Be ready to post all of the candid shots you take throughout the festivities on Instagram using the couple’s customized hashtag. While the bride and groom have painstakingly chosen a great photographer for the ceremony and reception, they still want to feel a part of the celebration through your candid shots. By relying on apps like Instagram, the happy couple can easily set up a hashtag to be included in the action.

No matter the type of wedding you attend or plan, Peachtree Petals is committed to providing couples with the best floral arrangements, d├ęcor, and unique treats on their special day. Atlanta’s premier florist provides brides with free wedding consultations to meet their vision and budget.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Best August Flowers!

During the summer season, many take part in family, fun and relaxation. Although the kids are going back to school, August is still part of the summer. The summer is still to be enjoyed! Keep the grill outside, enjoy your gatherings. Take part in a getaway trip to indulge in the warm weather and cool breezes near the ocean. Various events are still happening in the month of August, such as weddings, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, and more.

What a great time of the year to still make someones' summer unforgettable. There is nothing more enjoyable than to give them a fresh bouquet of floral arrangement that is perfect for August. This collection of designed bouquets are wonderful to behold and were designed so that you can make someone's summer season more beautiful with nature's most delightful treasures. Below are some of the best August flowers you can choose from to end your summer right.

Gladiolus - This precious flower is the official birth month flower of August. Gladiolus is one of the elegant and vibrant flowers you will find. They are tall flowers that grow and bud along its' narrow stalks of the plant. Glads can reach up to 4 feet in height when planted! Once they are at full bloom, they burst forth along the stalk so beautifully and vibrant. Glads are also versatile because they come in almost every color, therefore, can fit any event color theme.

Hydrangeas - Hydrangeas are beautiful and actually bloom throughout August. They come in small and large clusters, which make for lovely, full centerpieces and arrangements. Hydrangeas come in purple, blue, pink, and white. This flower is excellent to combine with roses or lillies for stunning August wedding bouquets and anniversary bouquets.

Sunflowers - There is nothing like sunflowers to brighten anyone's day for any fun and festive occasion in August outside. Sunflowers can have just the right touch in August with fall being near. The sunflower we typically see the most are those with the inner-brown color. However, With the summertime still in effect, the inner-yellow sunflowers would be an excellent choice.

Peachtree Petal's Premier Summer Collection - Peachtree Petals has a summer collection that is breathtaking and simply amazing! The Dawning Delight Bouquet by Vera Wang is full of elegance, budding with coral roses, rust-colored asiatic lilies, mini green hydrangeas, peach Hypericum berries, and lush greens in a modern-stylish vase. The Wildflower Mix Bouquet is full of life and great for both inside and outside summer occasions. This bouquet includes sunflowers, queen annes lace, liatrice, blue thistle, and limonium, all nested within a beautiful ceramic container. This is only a few of the magnificent floral arrangements Peachtree Petals has to offer as the best flowers in August.

You don't have to look any further for great August flowers. Peachtree Petals has the quality and superior floral bouquet designs to beautify any event or occasion. Peachtree Petals is a popular Atlanta Florist known for quality, value, and our highly advertised free same-day delivery throughout the Atlanta and Metro Atlanta area. Whether you need a bouquet delivered to Roswell, Norcross, Buckhead, or Symrna, we service these areas and more! Our professional designers and staff would love to create a bouquet for you to enjoy this August. Visit us at www.peachtreepetals.com or call 1-800.337-1755 today!

References: www.ehow.com, Lisa Parris, Flowers For The Month Of August