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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!!

 

 

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.

The (Good) Luck of the Irish Prevailed on 3.17.18

The weather in March can be unpredictable, but St. Patrick’s Day this year proved to be sunny and bright, just a little cool.  Perfect conditions for an early (almost) Spring Wedding!

Parkway Florist created the flowers for three beautiful weddings this holiday weekend.

Megan’s bouquet of light peach garden roses, white spray roses, and Eskimo roses, accented with dusty miller and silver dollar eucy.  was  her perfect dream bouquet.  Megan & her fiance got married in a small, quiet ceremony,  with a private dinner for family and friends held at the Walnut Grill in Bridgeville.

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One Centerpiece, Two Looks

Set the mood lighting, change out the linens, light the candles…. voila!

Planning a wedding is a lot of work, we know! You have to make so many decisions that you don’t get to see until the day of. Imagining how all of the elements will work together can be quite difficult. But don’t worry, we’re here to help!

When you’re picking centerpiece flowers, it is important to think about the ballroom. A few changes can make a big difference in the look and feel of the room. Coordinating your flowers to your wedding theme or colors can be a tremendous help in creating a cohesive style on your big day.

Here we have the same centerpiece styled in two completely different fashions:

The photo on the left show our centerpiece in a black and white themed ballroom. The romantic candle light adds ambiance. Accent roses placed in square votive holders setup on a square mirror give a contemporary and stylish look.

The photo on the right features our centerpiece in a classic gold styled ballroom. Crisp white table linens with gold sashes and gold mercury glass votive candle holders create a classy and intimate feel.

On the left, the black and white ballroom has a cooler, sleeker feeling. The white chiavari chairs create clean lines, and the black accents bring the look together.

The same ballroom, styled in gold, on the right has a warmer color palette. The gold chair covers and sashes bring a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere to the room.

I was so fun to see this ballroom transform from one look to the other. Each time the centerpiece took on a new personality. With each bride we help, we love to see their personality and unique style shine through. This goes to show that the same ballroom can be styled an endless number of times for a unique and individualized look each and every time. We can’t wait to see many more looks at one of our favorite venues.

Lanterns! Our Newest Trend

There’s nothing like the sight of lanterns at a wedding. Pretty and whimsical, lanterns come in many styles, colors, and sizes. The romantic soft light of a candle glowing from within makes lanterns the perfect wedding decor item.

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Our wedding this past Saturday took this idea and ran with it. Lanterns were used throughout the ceremony and reception providing a consistent theme.

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White lanterns were used on the guest tables as centerpieces as well as on the head table. Topped with blush pink and ivory flowers, the soft elegant look really came together.

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The wedding cake was decorated with many of the same flowers from the centerpieces for the perfect soft pink touch.

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As with any trend, each person makes their own adaptations to fit their personal style and taste. Below are some of the many styles of lanterns that we have worked with just in the past few years alone. You’ll see that each has its own distinct look. This is a trend that we hope stays around for a while to come!

Singing the Tune of June | National Rose Month

With today being the first day of June, we are happy to see that National Rose Month is finally here! Roses have been a long time favorite for many people, and thankfully we have a whole month dedicated to them.

Roses have a long and colorful history. The have been known to symbolize love, beauty, innocence, politics, and even war. This special month-long tribute is set aside for Americans to appreciate the beautiful rose, learn about its many varieties, and what it has to offer.

Part of the appeal when it comes to roses, is that they come in a wide array of colors that can be used in stunning combinations or enjoyed on their own. It does not matter if you are the type of person to only buy flowers once or twice a year, or every week for your dining table, anyone can enjoy roses.

Roses are a great choice when sending flowers for many reasons. Firstly, they are extremely popular, and are readily available (at market pricing) at most local flower shops. Secondly, roses are appropriate for any occasion. Roses are used to convey romance, friendship, appreciation, love, congratulations, and even sympathy. And lastly, roses are grown in a rainbow of beautiful natural colors. Varieties are available in red, maroon, orange, peach, coral, yellow, ivory, pink, lavender, blush, and more! No matter your style, contemporary, classic, simple, extravagant, traditional, or anywhere in between, roses can be arranged to fit your taste.

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan declared that the rose would be the national floral emblem of the United States of America. In June, roses are so plentiful and abundant, that it makes the perfect month for National Rose month. Additionally, National Red Rose Day is June 12th.

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Today, there are well over 100 species of roses, mostly grown in the northern hemisphere in moderate weather regions.

Rose hips are sometimes eaten for their vitamin C content. They can also be pressed and filtered to make herbal tea, syrup, jams, jellies, and marmalade. Rose hips are also popular in skin care products.

So all month long, we will be celebrating the beauty of the rose, with many special offerings.

As you celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or “just because” moments, consider sending roses – our national emblem.

 

Prom 2017

Every year around this time, we start getting requests for Prom flowers. High School proms are often that one special night a year for girls & guys alike to get dressed up, and have the time of their lives.

Free of care and stress about homework, sports, college applications, jobs, or anything else, this is the one night to have a blast and spend it with your special date or friend.

Of course this means that all are dressed to the nines. Hair, nails, and makeup are done, shoes, jewelry, and attire decided ahead of time. And flowers of course! Don’t forget the flowers.

One of our favorite trends for prom flowers is the hand tied bouquet. With prom being the more formal of school dances, everything is “fancier” including flowers. Hand tied bouquets allow for fun picture poses, they come with ease and comfort of use, and they provide flexibility of design and style.

Here are some of the amazing hand tied bouquet designs we have done so far this year:

For the guys, boutonnieres offer a fun pop of color, and a chance to match their date:

And for girls who prefer a classic wrist corsage, the choices are endless:

For ordering information please call us at the shop (412) 937-1100.  Advance ordering   for Prom flowers  is required!  (Generally a minimum of 5 days in advance of your Prom date).

Happy Prom Season!