June is National Rose Month

Although Americans love flowers, they hold the rose dear as a symbol of life and love, and a devotion to beauty and eternity. They speak the language of love to either their country or fellow human being by giving out a rose. Roses are cultivated in most gardens across the country.

June is National Rose Month!   Roses have a long and colorful history.   Did you know that on November 20, 1986 President Ronald Reagan signed a resolution making the rose the national floral emblem at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden.

This month we will share with you our love of roses and will feature a different variety each day, thru June 30th. Special pricing will apply for the featured color of the day. Check our website and Facebook pages for each day’s special color.

Shown below are just a few of the varieties that we have in the house today.  Enjoy!!

National Cemetery of the Alleghenies Event Cancelled for 5 – 25 – 2020

It is with deep sorrow that we must advise you that our rose give – away, scheduled for Memorial Day (May 25) has been cancelled.

We have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 virus, and the rules for no large gatherings. This has become an annual event for us… near and dear to our hearts.

We look forward to seeing everyone for Memorial Day 2021.

 

It was a Family affair on 10-26-19

(Kristen Wynn Photography captured the beauty of the Suzanne Kroll and Kyle Lynch wedding in a spectacular fashion- We thought we would share with you.)

The Kroll family enjoys the love of 3 beautiful daughters —  Carolyn, Jennie and Suzanne. Parkway Florist has had the honor and the pleasure of working with all 3 daughters, to create the wedding of their dreams!  (Three weddings in about a 3 year period!)

A full catholic ceremony was held at Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Pleasant Hills for Suzanne & Kyle.

Suzanne carried a loose round bouquet consisting of open whites roses, lisainthsus, white spray roses, blue thistle and lots of textured greens. The bridesmaids bouquets incorporated the same style and flowers, with the addition of lavender freesia.

The evening reception followed at the Sheraton Airport Hotel. Low tasteful  centerpieces filled all the tables. Lavender, white and cream blossoms were used to decorate the beautiful marble look of the Signature Deserts cake.

The note below sent by Mrs. Kroll,  (Mother of the Bride), says it all:

“Dear Cheryl, Thanks again for the beautiful flowers for Suzanne’s  wedding. We received many compliments on the beautiful flowers. Thank you for all of our girls wedding flowers….. three wedding in three years was a lot,  but we enjoyed them all. Thank you again for all your help.    Sincerely,   Cathy and Dan”

While the Kroll family does not have any more daughters getting married, we look forward to working with them on any other floral needs they may have.

Thanks Again Kroll family for allowing us to be part of three special days!

Lindsay and Alex- A love Affair 8-31-19

Sometimes planning a wedding is challenging and often stressful. It is solved when all the people involved  find creative ways to come together and make things happen.

Lindsay and Alex actually got married twice on 8-31-19. First,  in a Russian  Orthodox ceremony in the North Hills. Following pictures at the church, everyone headed to Unity Presbyterian Church in Green Tree, Pa for a 3pm ceremony,……. more guests and more   pictures!!   Different dresses,  hair & make-up refreshed, etc…. Wow….

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Lindsay carried an all white bouquet, including Stephanosis,  while her bridesmaids carried flowers in whites and blush pink.

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Then…….. A beautiful evening reception took place at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. The ballroom was dressed in classic whites and golds.

The Reception decor began  with a showy  white & light pink  arrangement in the foyer, at the top of the escalator. Guests were also greeted by a mirrored sign.

Gold framed acrylic table numbers guided guests to their tables. The table  decor included lots of  floating and votive candles and stunning all white / cream centerpieces.

The cake, supplied by Bethel Bakery,  was displayed on a gold stand and trimmed simply with white, blush  and cream flowers.IMG_0095

And…. while it was a crazy busy, jam-packed day, it  all somehow  worked!  In the end, two people who love each other very much  were united, and family members were beaming.

The thank you note we received from Lindsay’s mom says it all! “Cheryl, Thank you again for the most wonderful event this past Saturday. People are still commenting on the beauty of the room, the churches, the wedding party and the flowers. Thank you for everything – stay well and blessings!”

This is why we do what we do…every day, all day!

Thank you to Lindsay & Alex and the families for allowing  Parkway Florist to play a small part in The Best Day of Your Life!  Congratulations again!!

 

 

Sara and John – A look Back To 10-19-19

October 19, 2019 was one of the busiest wedding Saturdays of the entire year. Several brides told us that they had booked that date over two years in advance, just to get that date. Sara and John were blissfully unaware of how popular their date was.

The fall day dawned beautifully at the Montour Heights Country Club. An outdoor ceremony, under the trees, was attended by approximately 280 guests.

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Sara and her bridesmaids carried lush Bouquets of coral peonies, peach garden roses, light blue delphinium and assorted greens.

The reception followed in the Montour Heights Ballroom. Alternating high and low centerpieces were displayed thru out the room. The centerpieces also carried thru the coral, peach and light blue  colors.

Probably the high point for everyone at this wedding was seeing Sara and John’s dogs, and her Dad’s red Morgan, which was used as a backdrop for bridal pictures.  (And we got to make flower necklaces for the puppies!)

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Sara’s note to us in December said: “Cheryl, we just got our pictures back from the wedding and the flowers looked absolutely INCREDIBLE!”

We love hearing that our brides were pleased.

Congratulations again to Sara and John. Thank you again for choosing Parkway Florist,  and hugs to the big puppies!!

 

“Leaping” into the Wedding Season on 2-29-20

Leap Day and Leap Year Weddings are always popular. The brides and grooms will always remember the date and usually plan for a extra special celebration every 4 years. We helped 2 couples “leap” into married life on 2/29/20.

Carly chose a winter themed look – with all white flowers, flowing cedar, ency, brier berries and gold accents. The bouquet contains whites anemones- open white roses, lisanthisis, and dusty miller accent Very classic for February 29th Wedding.

Our 2nd bride chose all deep rich burgundy / red tones for her bouquets- which looked very elegant against the bridesmaids black dress. Flowing greenery, deep burgundy cymbidium orchids and roses with hypericum berries were used to captured an elegant winter vibe.

Beautiful Heinz Chapel and Soldiers and Sailors Hall were the setting for this wedding. We wish both of our brides the very best! Thank you choosing Parkway Florist to be part of your very special day.

Our Fall 2019 End of the Year Review

September through December always seem to bring crazy busy times here at Parkway Florist. We’ve been producing flowers for so many weddings that we often don’t take the time necessary to show you the finished work. Here are a two trends we noticed in 2019…

Cascades are back!

 

Brides are loving a more organic, greenery, flowing aesthetic!

If you’re getting married in 2020, we would love to speak with you about your wedding flowers. Call us soon to schedule a free consultation – (412) 937-1100.