February 28th, 2010 by Ashley
An Interview with Big Apple Florist Professional Floral Designer Brianne Knarr
Great flower shops require top floral designers. At Big Apple Florist, it is not just about the flowers themselves, but about how the flowers can be personalized for the individuals needs. Here we interview Brianne Knarr, one of the top floral designers at Big Apple Florist in NYC, to find out how she makes unique and imaginative floral arrangements.
1) How did you become a professional floral designer?
Originally I was hired at Big Apple Florist to, help coordinate special events, meet with our clients, AND as a floral designer to pull each event together. After a few months, the professional floral designer I worked directly with married and moved out-of-state, so I took more of a hands-on role when it came to the design aspect, in addition to handling the logistics of each event. So although I wasn’t hired as a floral designer, with many months of observing and practicing, I learned to be a REAL floral designer!
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February 23rd, 2010 by Bri
National Friendship Month and Friendship Flowers
“The only rose without a thorn is friendship.” – Anonymous
What better time of year to celebrate friendship then during National Friendship Month in February. Friends provide a support system that is so important in our daily lives. Friends are there, to lend a helping hand when things get rough or to call when you want to liven things up. Friends can provide us with an appreciation for ourselves, knowledge about our world, respect, and the motivation to live life to the fullest. The gift of friendship flowers can be a sublime way to show someone how much they mean to you and the importance place they have in your heart. Use this National Friendship Month as a time to reflect on the friendships that are important in your life.
Spend Time with Friends
“A friend is one who walks in when others walk out” -Walter Winchell
We have many different friends throughout our lives, some we learned how to walk with, some we learned how to kiss with, and some that have only been in our lives for a short time. No matter what types of friends you have today, these relationships are relationships that are formed in trust and loyalty and can become bonds that are impossible to break. National Friendship Month is the ideal time to tell your present day friends that you are there for them because they have been there for you.
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February 12th, 2010 by Bri
Find the Perfect Flower Bouquet Arrangement for Your Type of Love
As the cool crisp winter air tickles noses, hearts are warmed this Valentine’s Day in a celebration of love and affection for one another. There are many different types of love such as romantic love, puppy love, or unconditional love. What type of love do you have in your relationship? Knowing what type of love you possess, can determine the types of flowers that are perfect for expressing that love. Below are some examples of well-known love stories from movies and the flowers which can best symbolize that particular type of love. Be it love for a partner, a family member, a coworker or a best friend, the perfect flower bouquet is waiting for you.
The Princess Bride: Westley was a mere stable boy, but Princess Buttercup saw that his heart was warm and their love soon fostered caring and devotion towards one another. When they were driven apart by the selfish and arrogant Prince Humperdinck, true love is what brings Westley back to life to rescue Buttercup and live happily ever after. True love stories like these call for a traditional flower bouquet of dramatic, deep red roses. The beauty and aroma of these classic flowers will leave your loved one saying. “as you wish”.
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February 1st, 2010 by Bri
Show Your Love With Flowers for Valentine’s Day
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The Valentine’s Day flowers tradition comes at a time when the weather is cold, but love and warmth are in the air. That thing we call “love” has been the central part of so many stories and yet continues to be a mystery for so many of us. But consider this… “love” is also an action. So let’s start loving! One sure bet is to show love with Valentine’s day flowers.
Valentine’s day flowers may be for a new love that has entered our lives and gives us those familiar butterflies making us feel lighter than air. For others, it is someone that we’ve known for years and we want to show them our gratitude with flowers for Valentine’s day that we know will bring a smile to their faces. Oftentimes, there is a person that has no idea of how much he or she is loved. This is one of our favorite recipients for a Valentine’s day flower delivery!
History of Valentine’s Day Flowers, Love Letters & Cupid
Some of us may not know that the tradition of Valentine ’s Day flowers and love letters actually has a profound history. Valentine was a priest from Rome who secretly performed marriages during a time when Claudius II actually outlawed this practice, seeing it as a distraction for young men serving in the military. When this was discovered, Valentine was put in prison, during which time legend has it, he fell in love with the jailor’s daughter. He wrote her a letter that ended with “From your Valentine” to his love before being beheaded on February 14. Later this day was declared St. Valentine’s Day. Another legend tells of her son, Cupid, the Roman god of love. [Read more →]