It’s that time of year again, the sun is shining, trumpets sound and hearts are a flutter: it’s Valentine’s Day! When February 14th falls comes around you can surprise your significant other at breakfast, the office or in the evening with a romantic dinner.
Nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a beautiful floral creation and flowers can play an important role in any sweeping romantic gesture that you have planned. If you haven’t given the day much thought yet, don’t panic! We are here to help with just a few romantic Valentine’s Day flowers ideas for your sweetheart.
Traditionally, roses (particularly red roses) are the hottest item for your soul mate. But I have heard a buzz at the flower markets lately that this year everyone is going crazy over pink roses. Check availability when ordering romantic red or pretty pink, but either way a beautiful bouquet is sure to leave an impression. Roses are in high demand at this time of the year, so if you are thinking of sending these to your muse, try and order early with your local florist.
Bouquets of seasonal pinks and red flowers are another great idea for the more budget conscious. This way you can pick your partner’s favourite flower, colour or for extra points a flower that has special meaning. Presented as a cute posie in a wrap to suit the occasion, you can then give it to your loved one personally or surprise them at work and have it delivered. Everyone loves to feel special and in the spotlight at the office.
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After work, how lovely would it be for your beloved to walk in and see this surprise? Perhaps a home cooked dinner or their favourite take out at a beautiful table filled with flowers. I adore this cheerful festive arrangement by Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD, the colours are so vivid and gorgeous.
A matching chandelier was created to hang above the table using similar blooms and foliage. It would certainly add the ‘wow’ factor if you want to go all out. The gold heart garland adds a special touch too.
I hope my hubby is reading this, as this is all I could ever want, breakfast in bed! For me, this would be a Valentine’s Day gift from heaven with delicious pastries and seasonal fruits on a beautiful tray. A cute little vase filled with just-picked blooms would add a little bit of luxury to the day.
For plant lovers, their favourite plant in a bright, fun pot with kisses, hugs and hearts would be perfect to say ‘Happy Valentines Day’. Plants that would be great and seasonal in February include hydrangeas, lavendar, dahlias, succulents, Phalanenopsis orchid plants and the on-trend fiddle-leaf fig or maidenhair ferns.
If you are all loved up and want to pop the question this Valentine’s, do it with rose petals and candles! They will definitely say yes with a divine setting like this one!
Many couples choose to get married on Valentine’s Day, especially when the day falls on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Often brides carry posies of red roses or mixed pink and purple blooms. Why not play and have fun on your wedding day, like this Valentine’s wedding where the guests release heart shaped red balloons after the ‘I do’s’.
I also fell in love with this whimsical and elegant cake that gave a nod to cupid himself with a gold heart arrow shooting through the cake. The floral accents finish the design perfectly.
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.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!