Valentine’s Day: 7 Flower Ideas For Your Sweetheart

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Valentine's Day

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.

Valentines Day kiss

A Valentine’s Day Kiss for your Sweetheart | Image by Katie Parra Photography

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 orderingΒ  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.

pink roses

Pink Roses | Image by Katie Parra Photography

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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Cute Valentine’s Day Bouquets | Image via Pinterest @

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.


Valentine’s Day Table | Floral Design by Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD | Image by Abby Jiu Photography

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.


Valentine’s Day Chandelier | Floral Design by Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD | Image by Abby Jiu Photography

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.

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breakfast tray with flowers

Breakfast Tray Filled with Flowers and Treats | Image by Laura Murray Photography

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.


Valentine’s Day Plant | Floral Design and Photography by Lexy Ward

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!

Rose Petal Proposal

Rose Petal Proposal | Image by Alex C Tenser Photography

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’.


Valentine’s Day Wedding | Floral Design by Lee Forrest Design | Image by Sivan Photography

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.

Cupid Arrow Wedding Cake

Cupid Arrow Wedding Cake | Image by Heather Saunders Photography

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!

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Kyla Helgeson is one Australia's top wedding florists operating as The White Orchid Floral Design. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Kyla has studied in New York and is a former finalist in Tesselaars floristry competition. In 2015 Kyla joined the Tesselaars marketing team as our floral content advisor and has since authored over 50 popular floral style blogs.

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  1. I just love all the photos and of course the great info you put up for us to read…thankyou so much and im hoping you get that platter in bed…cheers Hayley Layton/Stradbroke Flowers and Gift Baskets

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      Thanks Hayley!

      And ha, ha, yes I think hubby missed the memo this morning but this has occured on the odd weekend when we are both not working, so I’m a lucky girl πŸ™‚

      I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day at Stradbroke Flowers and Gift Baskets Xx

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