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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!!

 

 

4-5-2019 Let’s Color Our World!

All of our world revolves around color.  We thought you might be interested in exploring what different colors mean – and how they can all fit together in harmony!

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Does your heart beat for red?  This color represents vibrancy, passion, love, and strength. While we all know the traditional red rose, there are so many flowers that grow in so many shades of red!

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Is orange your favorite color?  This color represents harmony, aspiration, optimism, creativity, happiness, and joy.  Orange flowers have very high visibility, which is perfect for catching attention and highlighting the most important elements of a floral arrangement.  Not to mention – it’ll brighten your day!

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Does yellow make you smile?  Yellow is the color of sunshine, and its color produces a warming effect.  Use yellow in your arrangements to send cheerful, pleasant sentiments.  It’s a classic choice for spring arrangements and a sure bet to cheer up a friend or loved one!

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Does the color green soothe your soul?  One of the most important elements of a floral arrangement is the base of greens such as salal, variegated pittosporum, or Italian ruscus – but there are also many green flowers!  Green represents harmony, growth, balance, relaxation, and is associated with healing.  Including green flowers in your bouquet adds an element of freshness and harmony that we love!

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Blue is the color of the sea and the sky.  It is often associated with depth, stability, loyalty, trust, intelligence, truth, and faith.  Its calming effect makes it a perfect choice for sympathy and get well arrangements.

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Do you adore the color purple?  Purple combines the tranquility of blue with the passion of red.  The color of royals, this color symbolizes luxury, ambition, independence, and extravagance.  So many flowers grow in beautiful shades of purple, which makes it a versatile color for arrangements.

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Are you tickled pink by the color pink?  This color represents youthfulness, romance, compassion, nurturing, love, and friendship.  Pink flowers beautifully contrast with blue or green blooms, and complement lighter shades of yellow and orange.

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White means more than just tradition.  A color of innocence, reflection, inspiration, purity, and transition, white is an ideal choice for the special occasions in your life.

When we combine colors in our creativity, we’re doing more than just making a pretty arrangement – we’re creating a deeper meaning.  What statement can we help you make today?

What Does Green Mean?

Today we’re exploring colors again, and this time we wanted to learn about the color green. Here’s what we found:

The color green can be relaxing, soothing, and calming. Green is associated with nature, growth, meditation, fertility, and wealth.

From the floral perspective we can look at the color green in two ways: Green Flowers or Green Foliage.

You would probably be surprised to know that there are many varieties of flowers that come in green, and they can create elaborate designs. Green flowers do not have to blend in, they can be eye catching and extravagant just like any other color of flower. The same can be said for greenery. We often encounter many clients that are anti-greens, fearing that excessive greens will distract from the look of their flowers. But this does not have to be true. In fact, greens are used to accentuate a design and create a canvas for the flowers. Without the greens, sometimes flowers can look plain or like they are missing something.

Below we have selected some uses of both green flowers, and nice greenery that we feel showcase the powers of the color green, check it out:

Do these flowers leave you feeling green with envy? Let us know what you think!

 

What is your favorite color?

When it came time to start making our plans for the 2016 Cavanaugh’s Pittsburgh Winter Bride Show, we quickly realized that whether we were reminiscing about our favorite bouquets from this past bridal season, or giving our thoughts on the trends for the coming year, all of our conversations kept coming back to one topic: color. center pieces 363

Color has played an important role throughout history; most everyone has a favorite color; color also happens to be one of the first things a couple will discuss about their upcoming wedding.

Color is a simple, yet powerful way for us to express ourselves. From a young age, many of us begin to use color to show our individuality and throughout our lives we find that color can affect our moods, the way we think, and how we react in different situations.

When we begin consulting with our brides to select their wedding flowers, color becomes a significant factor in the selection process. We work with the colors the couple has selected for their special day and we help guide them in choosing flowers that will show the best mix of shade and texture to be sure their choices will be as beautiful in photos as they are in person.

Believe it or not, the best way to do this is often by adding in contrasting colors, which allows the flowers to showcase themselves as well their setting, such as a beautiful dress or fancy table linens. This prevents the colors from blending into each other and eliminates the chance that any fine details will be lost in a crowd of similar shades.

No matter if our brides prefer elegant monochromatic tones, playful pops of their favorite colors, or lavish, vibrant hues, we strive to design bouquets and centerpieces that will allow our couples to express their love and individuality through color.

So, tell us, what is your favorite color? How does it make you feel when you see it? Have you noticed the power it can have over you?

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