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Flowers for your Anniversary

Wedding anniversaries are a time to reflect and appreciate the time spent with a loved one. Explore the artistry and sentiment behind each floral arrangement and how it can represent someone celebrating one year or 40 years. Here are some of our favorite arrangements to celebrate anniversaries.

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Anniversary Gift Guide

Make this anniversary one to remember and celebrate the love of your relationship with a beautiful gift that will make them smile! Not sure what to get? No worries! We’ve got just the thing: [Read more…]

Anniversary Flowers By Year

Each year of marriage comes with new joys, challenges and milestones. Throughout the years it is important to take time to remember the memories made. An anniversary celebration isn’t complete without flowers. A beautiful arrangement has a special way of representing the experiences you have shared. Find the flowers that represent your anniversary year and show the love of your life how much they mean to you.

One Year

Carnations represent young passionate love and the joy that is to come.

Two Years

The lily of the valley represents devotion and the purity of a relationship.

Three Years

The sunflower represents the strong and sturdy foundation of marriage.

Four Years

Hydrangeas represent gratitude and a thankful heart for sacrifices that have been made.

Five Years

Daisies represent the bond of marriage and shared experiences.

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Florist Helps Couple Celebrate 65th Anniversary

This incredibly sweet story was shared with us by Maryjane’s Flowers & Gifts, Berlin NJ.

65th Wedding Anniversary Dance

Being a florist is a very fulfilling job because you get to help people celebrate the most important and special occasions in their life. That was just the case for Sandra Hooper of Maryjane’s Flowers & Gifts in Berlin NJ. She was asked to help a couple at an assisted living center celebrate their 65th (no, not a typo!) wedding anniversary.

Original Wedding Photo Wedding Portrait

Sandra was given a copy of their wedding portrait and was able to copy the original wedding bouquet almost exactly. What memories that must have stirred up!

Wedding Bouquet Remake Beautiful Bride With Vintage Replica Bouquet

Here you can see the beautiful bride and her wedding bouquet remake of the original. “She said it couldn’t have matched it better!!!”
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What Flowers Should You Send For Your Anniversary?

Ready to wow your sweetheart? Want to dazzle her with your charm? Want to floor him with your beauty? It all starts with flowers. Whether planning a romantic weekend or enjoying the same routine night as usual, add a dose of different to your anniversary. Flowers are a girl’s true BFF; diamonds are just their playmates. Here’s how you can eavesdrop on the chatter and get away with it:

Listen to the flower meanings. That’s right! Almost every flower has a particular meaning. The anniversary bouquet you send will have more significance if you take the time to pick out flower meanings that are right for your relationship. We’re going to go ahead and cut out the research time. Here’s a list of popular flowers and their meanings. Choose these and your sweetheart will be yours for the rest of the night.

Lilac – First Love
Orchid – Delicate Beauty
Pansy – Loving Thoughts
Passion Flower – Passion
Red Rose – Passionate Love
Red & White Rose – Unity
Sunflower – Adoration
Tuberose – Pleasure
Red Tulip – Declaration of Love
Yellow Tulip – Hopelessly In Love
Holly – Domestic Happiness
Gardenia – Joy

Your local florist will have an incredible amount of ideas for how to make these anniverary flowers extra special using flowers with a certain meaning. If you have thoughts of your own, contact your local florist and let the magic begin. With a little explanation on the enclosure card, your sweetheart will be swooning as soon as these flowers grace the doorway. Happy anniversary!

Need Anniversary Flower Ideas For A December Wedding?

You’re in luck if you were married in December. This month is one of the best times to send beautiful anniversary flowers that remind your bride of her special day. This year, make the anniversary flowers you give your sweetheart extra special. Make it personal.

"Delicate Affection" Anniversary Flowers

"Delicate Affection" Anniversary Flowers

Your wedding was a lovely, wonderful day that your bride will cherish forever. Make her gush wonderful sentiments by sending her anniversary flowers that mimic the ones she carried during her wedding. Here’s how to do it:

First and foremost, dig out your wedding photos. If you can’t find the photos or don’t want to be conspicuous, ask one of her bridesmaids or family members for help. You may not know each flower but your local florist will. That brings us to number two.

Second, contact your local florist. Your florist will be able to create a lovely bouquet themed around your wedding day. They can attempt to recreate the bouquet, use the same flowers in a similar arrangement, or put a new spin on the same type of flowers. Their expert advice and artistic designs will leave you looking like the king of the moment all over again.

Want to come out looking like the mack daddy of romance land? Give this anniversary flowers idea a spin. Flower Shop Network can help you contact your local florist. Throw your own ideas into the mix or leave the bouquet in their hands. Either way, you’ll come out on top and your honey will be forever pleased.

Need To Send Birthday or Anniversary Flowers To A Teacher?

"Lavender Love" Anniversary Flowers

"Lavender Love" Anniversary Flowers

You’re in luck if you haven’t been able to think of a way to send anniversary flowers to the teacher who stole your heart. Whether in the prime of dating or in the heart of marriage, this is a great way to show your love to your favorite teacher.

Involve her students.

This can be done in several ways. All are guaranteed to steal her heart and send a blush to her cheeks (if she’s the blushing type). Plus, it will give her students a much-wanted break from the curriculum for a few minutes. That’s long enough to make them love you too. Here’s how to do it. You can do all of these, one, or a combination, but the effort will definitely pay off.

  1. Have her called away to the office for something while another teacher or an aide watches her class. Then bring in the flowers that you bought from your local florist. When she returns, have the children say “Happy Anniversary” as as you present her with the flowers.
  2. Put “Happy Anniversary from me and the gang in *her class number*” or a similar message on the enclosure card sent with your flowers. Your local florist will have some creative ideas if you get stuck thinking of a cute card message. (Want ideas? Try these anniversary enclosure card messages.)
  3. Have an aide announce to the class that they are to say “Happy Anniversary” when the florist delivers the teacher’s flowers. Make sure she does this inconspicuously. This surprise may require calling the school for permission to have the florist deliver flowers directly to the teacher’s room. (Usually they’re taken to the office.)
  4. Surprise her during lunch. Once she’s thoroughly surprised, have the children at her class’ table say “Happy Anniversary”

Don’t forget that these can be substituted for birthday as well so have fun and be creative! Don’t forget to return to the Bloomin’ Blog and let us know how your anniversary surprise turned out!

An Anniversary Flowers Idea For The Creative Type

As you probably know, most flowers are associated with a particular meaning. For instance, the flower meaning of red roses is “passionate love.” Forget-me-nots are a rather obvious one, “remember me forever.” Ginger is associate with being proud. Sweetpea is associated with shyness. There are tons of flowers associated with a particular meaning which comes in very handy when you need a unique anniversary gift.

For the creative type this year, write a poem for your sweetheart. It can’t just be any poem though. Make this one special to your beloved, unique to his/her personality, and include a few flower meanings that are associated with his/her disposition. When you get ready to buy anniversary flowers for your love, simply ask the florist to use a mix of those flowers only or a pretty blend that is predominantly one kind; the one with a meaning that best reflects her uniqueness.

If you’re not the creative type, I’ll help you out by giving you an anniversary flower arrangement idea. I’m sure I’d love your sweetheart but since I do not know her/him, I’ll make this example about me and my beau. If you have a different personality type in mind, simply view Flower Shop Network’s list of flower meanings and pick out the ones that mean the most to you. Here goes!

Anniversary Flowers For A Woman

My personality is very distinctive. I am very open, blunt and slightly opinionated. I am very thoughtful, analytical and intelligent. I am perky around people and completely quiet when left to myself. For a personality like this, try:

  • Pansy (loving thoughts)
  • Larkspur (beautiful spirit)
  • Freesia (spirited)
  • Yellow tulips (hopelessly in love) — a reflection of your feelings for her

Anniversary Flowers For A Man

My sweetheart’s personality is very complimentary but different. He is very reserved, cautious and protective. He doesn’t brood on things as I do but he is able to assess a situation. His entire world is wrapped around being with his family and providing for them. His personal hobbies are a little young for his age but that’s only because he works harder than anyone his age should have to.  For a personality like his, try:

  • Lilac (first love) — he is mine, this may be appropriate for you as well
  • Black-eyed susan (encouragement)
  • Pink carnations (gratitude) — for everything he does selflessly
  • Gardenia (joy)
  • Ginger (proud) — because you’re proud of him
  • Passion flower (passion) — a reflection of your feelings for him

If these do not strike a chord with you, view Flower Shop Network’s list of flower meanings or visit FSN’s flower dictionary to discover other unique things about these flowers.

A Spicy Anniversary Flowers Idea For August

August is the official wrap of summer. Parents and children get ready to go back to school. College students begin the countdown to spring break. Couples celebrate anniversaries with the same fervor and passion as they did the very first time — or at least will with this fun idea!

Anniversary flowers are a must. Just like gifts on Valentines Day, most women expect something special on this day. Anniversary flower bouquets are a great way to celebrate your lasting romance, but why not spice it up a bit this year? A themed dinner date is a fantastic way to earn some laughs, share some kisses, and get bonus points for creativity. You never know. Your honey may pay you back with something creative of their own. Here are some ideas for a very special evening with spicy flair from some other cultures:

(Guys) Mexican Themed Anniversary Dinner Date: Become her Latin lover for an evening. If this seems like the cheesiest thing you can think of, great! Your lady will most likely give you credit for creativity, have a few laughs at your expense, and think you’re adorable for trying. Then again, you could pull off the Rico Suave appearance.  Her reactions either way are worth a shot.

Anniversary flower ideas for this theme: Keep two small vases of flower stems on the table while you eat. Red is a fiery color that excites the senses, especially the sense of passion. Also, a rose between your teeth as you invite her to tango–hot! Funny, but cute. Don’t forget to shower your senora with compliments and present her with a very special bouquet of flowers for your anniversary. Flowers are something she can keep to remember the evening!

(Girls) Bollywood Themed Anniversary Dinner Date: Become his sultry Indian princess for an evening. Have fun with the outfit. Set the mood for an evening of great Indian food and a little show from the hottest dinner date he’s ever had. As with all spicy foods, be wary of his reactions to spicy foods. If this one seems too much for his tummy, tone down the food but keep the theme of the evening.

Anniversary flower ideas for this theme: Color is a huge part of the bollywood movement. India is full of rich color and beautiful surroundings. Live up to this theme with fresh flowers in vivid colors. Ask your local florist which flowers have the fullest color for your anniversary. Though he may not be riding an elephant to dinner, a large necklace of flowers is a fun way to remind him of the culture that you are celebrating.

What do you think? Think your guy/girl will love it? If this idea makes it way from your head to the anniversary night, please return to Flower Shop Network and let us know how it went. Happy anniversary!

What Flowers Are Good For A July Anniversary?

"Fall Flirtations" July Anniversary Flowers

"Fall Flirtations" July Anniversary Flowers

Escape the traditional. While roses are pretty, there are a lot of ways to make it unique and special. A dozen roses? Sweet but doesn’t quite cut it. First, consider her favorite flowers. Does she like daisies? Is she more of a premium flower person (stargazer lilies, tulips, roses, etc)? This will help you narrow down the options to discuss with your florist.

If you’re not completely sure what she likes, contact your local florist. Some guys can find out her favorite flower in really covert ways. Others aren’t so sneaky. If subterfuge isn’t on your resume, go to your local florist instead. They’re awesome with figuring out what’s best for YOUR sweetheart.

Next, consider that it’s July. Summer flowers are in full bloom. Not really sure which flowers are summer flowers? Examples of summer flowers are amaranthus, aster, carnations (year-round bloomers), gladiolus, freesia, heather, hydrangea and iris. Your local florist will know which flowers are readily available and which are available at a premium price. All you have to do is ask!

As important as the type of flowers is the style of anniversary flowers you choose. Your sweetheart has a very unique personality which is why it’s important to discuss this with your local florist. If your sweetie is a modern woman with contemporary taste, opt for contemporary anniversary flowers arranged using the latest trendy design techniques. If she is traditional and simple, go with the flow. Opt for anniversary flowers of a more traditional nature.

Once you’ve figured out the style she’ll like and the type of flowers, you’re ready to talk to your local florist! Even if this information escapes you, there is no better place to turn for help. Anniversary flowers are special just like your relationship so make it a big deal with help from your local florist!