Some of the defining characteristics of romance are surprise, creativity and understanding the likes and dislikes of your beau. So, depending on your significant other’s personality, it’s probably a good idea NOT to just do the same-old-same-old things this Valentines Day. To help you be all crazy unpredictable (in a good way) here are 9 unique Valentine’s Day flowers ideas from resident floral style blogger, Kyla Helgeson, to help you (or your customers) bring the wow factor!
This year Valentine’s Day, February 14th, falls on a Sunday. Being on a weekend, this presents many opportunities to woo your loved one. You could start early, sending flowers or a gift to your partner at work on the Friday before. That would certainly be a welcomed surprise and set the mood for the weekend. There are many beautiful arrangements and choices of flowers but I also want to talk about some floral ideas that perhaps you haven’t thought of, that could leave a lasting impression.
Firstly, divine long stem red roses. The obvious choice for this occasion; nothing says “I love you” on Valentine’s Day more than this flower. But they are in high demand, so if you are thinking of sending these to your muse, try and order early with your local florist.
Red roses are beautiful arranged on their own with lush green foliage to compliment or mixed through with other florals. I love the deep seductive tones and texture of this bouquet below from Missy La’Belle Boutique Florist. A great Valentine’s Day flower idea.
When picking flowers for your beloved you have to think what they like, as not everyone is charmed by red roses. Ask yourself, what is their favourite flower or colour? Is there a bloom that holds special meaning, perhaps the flower that was a part of your wedding day or the variety that you choose to give on your first date. If your loved one has a bright happy personality, why not celebrate that with an equally colourful bouquet of blooms, like this gorgeous example from Angel Flowers.
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A huge trend in flowers at the moment is the free flowing, garden posy. Pink and other coloured roses are also a great choice on Valentine’s Day, especially if you are just in a new relationship and still getting to know each other. The garden posy design is also a great choice if you are in this position as it is less formal and more relaxed for a simple low key Valentine’s Day.
Pretty seasonal posies are perfect for those lovers on a budget. Simple and sweet, they still get the message across. Perhaps team them with a box of chocolates and a cute little poem. This mix of blooms from Ashka Designs is delightful.
If you really have no idea what flowers are right for your loved one, my best advice would be leave it to the experts. Ring your local florist and have a chat with them. Let them know your budget and they will be able to point you in the right direction. Often a florist choice design can be absolutely divine as they have total creative freedom and they can work with delicious seasonal blooms to create an arrangement that not only looks amazing but is good value too. Collecting the flowers from your florist on Valentine’s weekend will also save the cost of delivery.
Now on to some ideas that go beyond the traditional bouquet or arrangement of flowers. These teamed with a bit of creativity, time and effort will definitely send hearts a fluttering. Perhaps ask your florist to make a display of flowers in the shape of a heart or in words that spell out “LOVE”. These floral pieces displayed in a romantic setting like an outdoor picnic or the beach at sunset will on arrival take your loved one’s breath away. A perfect setting too for those thinking of popping the question on Valentine’s Day!
Similarly, a romantic set up of dinner under the stars would be breathtaking with a table adorned with gorgeous blooms. The Bloom Collective gives us all the inspiration we need below.
Or if you are heading out on the town for a romantic night of dinner and drinks, why not ask your florist to create a beautiful wrist corsage or buttonhole for your partner. This would be a lovely accessory to their outfit and make them and the night feel just that bit more special.
And finally nothing says romance more than rose petals. These scattered with candles throughout the house for when your loved one arrives home or in a relaxing bath with a glass of wine and some tunes…. rose petals are a simple gesture to say what we are all trying to say on Valentines “I love you”.
Hopefully some of the ideas mention have inspired some romantic gestures for a fun filled Valentine’s Day weekend. Remember to avoid disappointment, order your flowers as early as possible!