Pink Birthday Party

Julianne recently created the floral decorations for a fun, “over the top” 50th birthday party held at the Hilton Hotel here in Eugene. Since they wanted everything pink, Julianne started with pink curly willow branches curled inside large bubble bowls with pink-tinted water.

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To get the hydrangeas a hot-pink hue, she gave white hydrangeas a hit of floral spray to make them really pop in combination with the other naturally pink flowers. The large arrangements got a little extra pink glamour with hot pink rhinestone wrap and and explosion of pink flowers.

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We love that this Birthday Girl didn’t shy away from the big 5-0 but instead celebrated in style!

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Nature’s Rainbow Wedding Flowers

Oregon has such natural beauty and it creates a gorgeous, green backdrop for many a wedding. For this reason, and the ongoing trend of wildflower & colorful wedding flowers, many brides are choosing mixed colors for their wedding. This transpires as either color groupings or mixed colors in all the bouquets and arrangements.

These mixed color weddings are best for outdoor weddings since they have a more casual, eclectic feel. The mixed wildflower style pairs well with popular burlap and lace and works for both modern & colorful weddings or a bride who is going for more of a vintage feel.

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My favorite bouquet from this past wedding season: Juliet David Austin roses, cymbidium orchids, dahlias, zinnias, magenta freesia, Flame mini calla lilies, veronica, cockscomb, dusty miller and maidenhair fern.

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Each centerpiece for this Deep Woods Events wedding in Elmira, OR was slightly different but all were filled with color and placed on mirrored tiles atop teal cloth.

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Seasonal toss bouquet of dahlias, carnations (looks like a peony, huh?), zinnia and veronica

blue, green, yellow and orange wedding bouquetColorful wedding bouquet of blue hydrangea, yellow button chrysanthemums, orange roses, bells of Ireland and green spider mums.

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The bride wanted to tie in the royal blue of the bridesmaids dresses so delphinium accompanied a flurry of other blooms in orange, yellow and a touch of white

yellow bouquet, pink bouquet, purple bouquetMonochromatic bridesmaids bouquets with a mixed color bridal bouquet

locally grown flowers bridal bouquetSeasonal flower choices were included in this summery, wildflower inspired bouquet: sunflowers, “Blah Blah Blah” dahlias, yellow mini callas, craspedia, stock, crocosmia, lavender, rosemary, sedum and local grasses

pergola wedding flowersPergola arrangement at Deep Woods Events. So bright and colorful

woodsy rustic reception flowers5″ x 5″ cubes had mixtures of seasonal flowers

wildflower wedding bouquet with burlap and laceBurlap and lace stem wrap around a rustic chic bouquet

dramatic wedding bouquet in bright colorsMixed color wedding bouquets don’t have to be rustic. This is a much more modern and contemporary look with dramatic flair

Multi Colored Gerbera Daisey wedding bouquetFor the gerbera daisy lover

toss bouquetBright and colorful toss bouquet with LOTS of ribbons

Behind the Scenes at Valentines

People often ask what our busiest time of the year is. Hands down it is Valentine’s Week. Our staff of 25 increases to a staff of over 60 in order to process flowers, answer phones, make arrangements (nearly 1500 the week of Valentine’s) and deliver them all to happy sweethearts.

It takes a lot of coordination, planning and hard work to make all of this happen. We have an amazing staff here at Dandelions who are dedicated to creating an experience for each person who places their trust with us when they order flowers in Eugene as well as for the recipient who is gifted flowers.

In order to store such a quantity of flowers we bring in a refrigerated semi-truck the week before Valentine’s. Our amazing crew who processes the flowers when they arrive and prepares them for designing works tirelessly, and often in the rainy cold, to make sure the flowers are at their best.  Our design staff creates bouquets and gift packages for each order all day…often standing in one place most of the day. It’s certainly not a walk in the park to be a florist!

Our sales staff helps countless numbers of men (and women!) choose the right style for their special Valentine and our blessed delivery drives brave the elements to bring a smile to individuals around Eugene and Springfield.

Valentine’s is a special time of love and an opportunity to convey your feelings to those around you. We feel pride in working hard to make this day be special for you!

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Our design manager,Tami, creates low vases of roses for a clean, modern look

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Red flowers and babies breath are always a popular choice for Valentine’s Day. As you can see…we make lots!

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There are lots of fun, family moments at the holidays for many of our staff. Diana has been at Dandelions for over 25 years and her daughter, Miriam, gets here feet wet helping out

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A smile and a cheery attitude go a long way when working long days. Sheri brings sunshine wherever she goes

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Crews work to get the flowers ready for the designers as soon as they arrive

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We need a refrigerated semi-truck to hold all of the flowers (plus our regular coolers) and Tara keeps it organized

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We utilize a completely different building for additional floral designers at the holidays to fill orders as fast as they come in. They are quite busy…notice you can’t see the floor!

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Delivery drives await their arrangements for their first deliveries of the day. We have a pretty nifty system for keeping all the orders organized so we know which driver takes what.

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Helping drivers load up their flowers. Each driver takes a small section of town on each run and then comes back and loads up some more

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Marie, always cheerful, finalizes red bouquets for a lucky Valentine

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No rest for weary Mamas! One-handed designing takes a bit longer but we need all hands on deck!

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The news often stops by to see the hustle and bustle and take a moment to smell the wonderful fragrance of the flower store

Alternatives to roses for Valentine’s Day

Roses for Valentine’s Day, right? It doesn’t have to be.

Although roses are the traditional flower choice for Valentine’s Day there are a myriad of choices to express your love.

If You Want to Stay with Red:

F260_13Red is the color of love so choosing a flower in this color still holds the implied message.  Tulips are a popular choice and they have such a unique nuance about them. Tulips continue to grow after their stems are cut so they take on a life of their own, changing each day.

valentines flowers eugene, orGerbera daisies are refreshing and cheerful. Their deep red hue looks amazing in a mixed, traditional bouquet or designed in a contemporary, modern fashion.

Valentines Vase arrangementsCarnations are ideal for a traditionalist and come at a fraction of the price. Steer clear of babies breath and ask for the carnations to be created in a low container for an updated look.

A mixed red bouquet can include a variety of flowers that are available including alstromeria, carnations, hypericum berries, gerbera daisies, or ranunculus.

If You Want to Impress with Modern Elegance:

tropical flowers delivered eugene unique valentines flowers eugene, or Tropical flowers are the perfect way to send something different. They are incredibly long-lasting and have fun colors and textures. Personally, I think a vase of all orchids looks stunning all on its own. Heart-shaped anthurium and ginger come in Valentine’s colors but any tropical arrangement will be impressive.

large valentines bouquets flowers delivered eugene, orvalentines bouquets eugeneHydrangea is also a great choice with its fluffy, cloud-like blossoms. Soft white hydrangea paired with pink or red flowers is elegant and can fit into any budget.

F250_13After roses, stargazer lilies are the most popular flower choice for Valentine’s Day. Their sweet fragrance fills the air and they have a beautiful pink color.

Card Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Are you stumped on what to say on your Valentine’s Day card? The most important thing is that it is sincere and heartfelt. But if you need a little inspiration we have some ideas to get you started.

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  • “You have brought sunshine into my life. Happy Valentine’s Day”
  • “I hope your Valentine’s is as special as you are to me”

For a Long-Term Relationship

  • “If I had to choose whether to breathe or to love you, I would use my last breath to tell you that… I love you.”
  • “I love you even when you hog the bed”
  • “The laughter, the smiles, and the tears, the memories we’ve shared through the years, a love on which I can depend, my sweetheart, my forever friend.”
  • “You are my partner, my sweetheart, my confidant and adviser, my comforter and friend. You are my quiet place away from the rest of the world.”

If You Send Your Flowers Early

  • Sending flowers early on the 12th or 13th with a card message that says “I just couldn’t wait to say ‘I love you’ ” is a great idea. Since Valentine’s lands on a Friday this year this allows your Valentine to enjoy her flowers at school or the office for longer and makes you look great.

Valentine’s for Daughters & Mothers breakfast in bed

  • “Life is filled with lots of things that make it all worthwhile, but none is better than your little smile.”
  • “Be my love bug”
  • “A wish for a Valentine’s Day as sweet as you are”
  • “Thank you for showing me the meaning of love”
  • “You have loved me from the start and showed me how to love in return. Happy Valentines Day, Mom”