Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Not All Lilies Are Stinky

Hi, I'm Julie Klingaman with Grohe Florists in Rohnert Park. We often get phone calls for flowers and people ask us to please not use lilies because they think they're too stinky. I want to tell you that that is a misconception because not all lilies are stinky. Next to me I have some lilies in this bucket and the three larger headed ones over here are called Oriental Lilies and they do have a strong fragrance. But not all lilies do. I have two varieties over here. The smaller variety, an LA Hybrid Lily and an Asiatic Lily have no fragrance.

The next time you call and order flowers you could ask for non-fragrant lilies, they are available, and you don't have to have stinky lilies in your bouquets. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them below.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Sonoma County Wedding Florist Consultation

Hi, I'm Julie Klingaman with Grohe Florists in Rohnert Park. Today, I'm going to be talking to you about preparing for your wedding flower consultation. First of all, congratulations on your engagement and I'm going to give you a few tips because this is going to be a very stressful but exciting time for you. Some important things, I would love to see you have when you're coming in to see your florist is your event date because we need to know when the wedding is for knowing what certain flowers are going to be available.

Second is the venue. That will help determine what type of flowers are going to look best for your event whether it be rustic in a barn or fancy in a country club.

The next thing that we love for you to have when you come in is to know what style of dress you're going to be wearing, whether it's going to be modern or romantic, that also will help determine what type of bouquet we can create for you to carry on your special day. And then lastly, your bridesmaids' dresses should be selected so that we know the color palette that we'll be working with that will help us suggest the correct flowers for your wedding day. I hope that you found these suggestions helpful, and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Brides, Make Your Bouquet Special With This One Trick

Hi, I'm Julie Klingaman with Grohe Florists. A request we often get from brides is if they can bring in a special memento for their bridal bouquets.

For example, a locket that was their grandmother's or a broach. I've had a bride that wants to wrap a handkerchief around her handle of her bouquet while she carries it down the aisle, in remembrance of her mother. So these are all special touches to your bouquet that can make the day just a little bit more special, remembering your family and your loved ones. If you have these requests, just make sure that you tell your florist a few weeks ahead of time so that they can prepare appropriately for that.

If you have any questions or comments, go ahead and leave them below. Thank you.