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Our Top Ten Favorite Wedding Bouquets!

Posted in Bouquets, Fleurtacious Designs, Florist, Flowers, Weddings

Published: May 27th, 2014

It was nearly impossible to narrow this list down to ten…in fact, I’m even throwing in some honorable mentions because there are too many gorgeous bouquets from the hundreds of weddings we have worked on. Looking through photos I was intrigued by how our designs have evolved and how styles have changed over the years. There are trends for flowers, too, folks!

Anyway, I had so much fun pulling the images for this post, so I won’t delay! In no order whatsoever, here our my top ten favorite bouquets…

Laura’s lovely bouquet!

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Sara’s spring bouquet was incredible!

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Fiddleheads for a Lake George bride!

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Love the softness of the pinks and purples…(photo by Matt Ramos).

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Jessica’s cascading orchid bouquet (and Lee’s boutonniere)!

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A rustic luxe bouquet for Meredith’s ADK wedding!

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Yellow and gray for a Saratoga affair!

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Kara’s bouquet from her 2010 wedding!

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I LOVED this nature inspired bouquet!

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And this one from 2013.

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And now for some honorable mentions…

Succulents!

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A bouquet for an Erlowest bride!

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And last, but not least, Jenny’s gorgeous bouquets!

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Hope you enjoyed checking out some of our favorite floral creations!

Best–

Kris Ann

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Make Mom Smile this Mother’s Day…with Flowers from Fleurtacious Designs!

Posted in Fleurtacious Designs, Florist, Flowers, Mother's Day

Published: May 3rd, 2014

So, April…yeah, that month is done! Holy mackerel, you guys–we have been so busy at the new shop organizing and getting settled in–then it was Easter and Administrative Professionals Week…and weddings, etc. My head is spinning!

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And that brings us to May and…Mother’s Day! How is that possible?! Wasn’t it just Valentine’s Day and Katie O’s wedding?!

But, you know, regardless of how crazy my schedule gets, I always make time for my Mom (and you should too–not my Mom, but yours!).  So we’re dedicating this post to all of the Moms, Grandmothers, Great-grandmothers, and even caregivers that feel like a Mom to us–because you’re all so special and we appreciate what you’ve done and continue to do for your kiddos. THANK YOU!!!

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There are many ways to tell and show Mom that you care; and we’re here to help with that! In addition to creating a gorgeous, fragrant arrangement for your sweet Mom, we also have great gifts and home decor here at the shop. If you’re looking for something with a little more staying power than a fresh cut arrangement, you should consider one of our amazing wreaths; or maybe a topiary?!

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If you’re unsure of what the special lady in your life will like, give us a call at 518.283.7262 and we can chat—we’re always more than happy to help!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mammas out there!

Best–

Kris Ann and the crew from Fleurtacious

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Caring for your Floral Arrangement 101

Posted in Florist, Flowers, Tips, Valentine's Day

Published: February 11th, 2014

In case you’ve been totally engrossed with the winter Olympics or you’re just hibernating till March 21st, this week is Valentine’s Day. That’s right, V-Day is Friday! We’re working really hard to take orders and prep for the big day, but I wanted to take a few minutes to share some helpful tips to keep your floral arrangement looking great well after Valentine’s Day!

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First and foremost, check to make sure your arrangement has enough water! Sometimes during the delivery from our shop to your door a vase can lose water (here at Fleurtacious we try and keep water with us in the delivery truck cause we’re pros like that). If your arrangement doesn’t come in a vase, lift it up to see if the arrangement is heavy or light. If it’s on the light side, you should probably give it a drink.

Once your arrangement is home you can place it anywhere you like, but don’t place it in direct sunlight. Unlike a potted plant, your arrangement does not need sunlight to grow. In fact, excessive heat will likely stress the flowers in your arrangement and may cause them to wilt prematurely. Most cut flowers will last longer in cooler conditions.

For arrangements in vases, it’s a good idea to change the water in the vase every few days and check the ends of the stems, too. If the stem ends are mushy you can re-cut the stems at an angle where the stem is firm (usually 1-2 inches from the bottom). Also, remember to remove any stem leaves that are dead / dying or any that will be submerged in water.

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Last, keep your arrangement away from fruit! Weird, but true! Flowers are sensitive to ethylene, a natural ripening gas that is produced by fresh fruit. So choose your arrangement or your fruit basket, but not both for the dining room table!

Hope you found this post helpful! And if you’re looking to order an arrangement for your Valentine, don’t hesitate to call us at 518.283.7262! We look forward to hearing from you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Kris Ann

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Valentine’s Day is Just Around the Corner…

Posted in Business, Fleurtacious Designs, Florist, Flowers, Valentine's Day

Published: February 3rd, 2014

Oh, hey, February…

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away?! Valentine’s Day is obviously a busy day for florists, but it’s exceptionally crazy this year for the crew here at Fleurtacious Designs because in addition to making amazing floral arrangements, we’re also about to move! When it rains, it pours!

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Maybe I’m weird, but I really like Valentine’s Day. It just falls at a good time of year…after the holiday rush, but before the Mother’s Day and wedding season. Plus, I look forward to Valentine’s Day because of the people I hear from year after year…I like the tradition that our couples have cultivated and how Fleurtacious Designs is a part of that. For example, I have one husband who has always ordered a Valentine’s Day arrangement for his wife. But now that they have two daughters, he also orders mini versions of Mom’s arrangement for his girls! Too cute.

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I also love when a customer calls and they want us to put together something a little off the beaten path. A few years ago I had a recently married guy call and ask for an arrangement that was inspired by his wife’s bridal bouquet; he even sent a picture of her wedding flowers! That was a really thoughtful and sweet gesture (especially since she was 8 months pregnant). Of course, we always have the Valentine’s Day standby—your two dozen red roses—and they are always classic and gorgeous (and a sure thing)!

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These are just a few examples of awesome Fleurtacious Designs Valentine’s Day arrangements. Don’t hesitate to call us (518.283.7262) and order early—you have less than two weeks!

Best–

Kris Ann

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