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Taking Artificial Wedding Flowers Abroad

Flowers are no doubt, the most delicate creation of nature that celebrate beauty, femininity and delicacy. This is why flowers are used for the most important events in oneâ??s life to decorate and embellish the location of the event. Flowers are also used to add to the beauty of brides if added to their hair, their lovely bouquets and wrists even. Hence, flowers cannot possibly be amiss from the most important event in a womenâ??s life, her wedding day. Still, being so delicate and fragile, real flowers are often hard to keep fresh and perfect especially when delivered miles away from where they are assembled into beautiful flower decorations. This is the reason why, with over 10 years of experience in working with just artificial flowers we are the wedding flower company to provide your special day flowers. Artificial flowers are 100% more practical, easy to handle and even more importantly they can easily be take abroad. At Sarahâ??s Flowers we have a passion of delivering the most beautiful flower decorations, bouquets and corsages but we also want to deliver the highest quality to every client. This is why weâ??ve figured the best option for us is to design and create delicate flower arrangements using artificial wedding flowers made of silk and give thousands of brides memories that last forever. What are the most important benefits of using artificial wedding flowers for our customers? Well, we figured youâ??ve asked, so here are the most important reasons: â?¢ Artificial wedding flowers are perfect for weddings abroad or overseas because they donâ??t spoil or wilt in the heat like natural flowers do and the bouquets stay intact for the perfect wedding ceremony and reception. â?¢ Seasonal flowers all year around, hence if you love sunflowers but weâ??re in March then you need not worry because we got your back. â?¢ No need to worry about pollen allergies or hayfever; although you may not have any flower allergies, some of your guests might have one and by using artificial flowers you can prevent the sneezing and rashes. â?¢ Take the exact flowers you want to your dream wedding destination in your suitcase â?? with our artificial wedding flowers you can. â?¢ A long lasting memory of that once in a lifetime event, because the flowers never fade away, as well as your best kept memories of the wonderful day. These are only a few of the main reasons why we advise you to consider ordering artificial silk made wedding flowers instead of natural bouquets. From beautiful bouquets to table centers and from corsages to buttonhole flowers weâ??ve got you covered with anything your heart desires for your wedding day. Even more, we if your wedding ceremony and reception are outside the UK our silk wedding flowers are so robust they can be easily carried in either your suitcase or carry on luggage. Then they will be delivered intact and exactly how you wanted them to look and feel and even more, you wonâ??t have to spend a fortune on them as with real wedding flower decorations. Sarahâ??s Flowers are a multi-award winning company because we are passionate in delivering the most beautiful artificial wedding flowers for your special day!

What's New This February? Cupid's here with more arrows!

February's all about New Love. It's all about adding new essence to that old romance.

Or shower your love and emotions to that new lady in your life. The power of love lies in your hand .Cupid's task can be a little bit easier if you knew what to this February to spark that perfect story of foreverness ,of little pink hearts and chocolates,of cuddles and teddy bear because February's not going to come back for another year.

While some believe that Valentines Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine's death or burial.

To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather in a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. This was followed up by a story throughout the day, later in the day, according to legend; all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city's bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage. While such legendary tales are hard to verify but there was always belief that somewhere they might be true.

Valentines Day

Celebrating a new bond can be more special. Cuddly white teddy bear along with branded chocolates,roses,a captivating bouquets of cream or white gerberas 3 or 4 orange roses with green mix and a bottle of smooth wine. A unique experience of chocolates comes only from one of the finest handcrafted Belgian handmade chocolate, Full-bodied red wines that boast their considerable meal pairing versatility is something which everybody wants. Premium wine brands like Jacob's Creek, Mouton Cadet, Lindeman's, and Cono Sur that will simply make her fall in love with you.

New love, new sparks & our new arrivals bring new promises of long lasting romance with the network that delivers across 180 countries. We make romance feel like its newly crafted.

Love doesn't cost a thing when one has such a huge range of gifts to choose from.

Why so early? It's just LOVE!

February is a very special month. The Month of the legend saint and the cupid. The month of fresh love, re- kindled romance, mushy hearts, fairy tale bonding's, re affirming the eternal power of romantics over everything else. February is Valentines Day.

How has Valentines Day unfolded to be a major symbol of love and emotions?

The history of Valentines Day -- and the story of its patron saint--is shrouded in mystery. We are aware of February, long been celebrated as the month of romance, and that St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition.

The Catholic Church recognizes three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. Legend has it that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Such power and sacrifices have ruled the eternal bonding of love.

If sweet dreams are made of this, who are we to disagree. Travelling the world over seas, everybody demands a bit of love and affection and Februarys the perfect time to express what you have not been able to or spark that romance to a whole new level.

Valentines Day

How do you celebrate your love? Roses and Lilies have always been the symbol of Love.. Those flowers have the power to bond and bring together. Those tales of love can be created over flowers accompanied by chocolates. Hershey, Godiva, Nestle, Ferrero Rocher Lindt and some red roses. Let the romance flow.

When you look into those eyes, you can feel the love and pain. Don't wait for Cupid to do his thing. With the finest gourmet indulgences, including Godiva 72% Dark Chocolate, Wine Companion Crackers, Dalmatia Fig Spread, Chocolate Moravian Cookies, a box of Ghirardelli Squares, your lady shall feel loved, valued, nurtured.

Februarys however a busy month. So get those gifts fast. The years just stared and you may not find time to get everything. That's where we partner your love, with a dash of romance, adding a sparkle of magic and mush to gifts by delivering real quickly. Because love has no time constrain and with our fast delivery network, premium champagne from the cellars of the world's largest Champagne houses like Moet & Chandon or International brands of chocolates from Godiva, Neuhaus, Nestle, Hershey's &Ferrero Rocher â??reach you early to make love eternal.

Say I love you with our early bird Valentine's Day. gift collection .The faster you express your love, the more, 'happily ever after' your relationship gets.

Christmas Sneak Peek!

So, you have slurped on the Thanksgiving Feast, gifted your loved ones some wonderful food, wines, chocolates and flowers and thanked those near and dear ones .All good things end with a bang.

Especially during the festive season. You better not shout, you better not cry, you better not shout because we are telling you why. Not only is Santa coming, he's also partnered with us to create a magical Christmas. For you, your' loved ones and those that you cherish.

So when do you start planning those gifts for Christmas?

You give expressions to Emotions by planning a pre Christmas phase for everyone around you. December brings in early cold; people start planning the season ahead.

Give expressions to emotions in a special way .We call it "Unwrapping Christmas with an early collection".

We understand the meaning of being far away from home during Christmas.

Missing mom & dad-send across a gourmet Christmas gift basket to tell them that! It is bad enough that you are stuck somewhere else during Christmas time, so why not tell your family how much you love them with our Christmas gifts!

What are the different things that you can buy? Branded wines showcase exquisite taste. They are classy, sophisticated and pure. A bottle of vintage Moet & Chandon Champagne, Jacob's Creek. Premium handcrafted branded chocolates like Nehaus, Lindt, Godiva make the person melt. Gourmet gift baskets are a fine way of combining a wine, a chocolate and some flowers. Elegant, refined in taste and beautiful emotions.

Champagne and Caviar make a delightful combination that the best would only appreciate. The best in your life deserve to be pampered for Christmas. Or gift them a spa basket that combines wine, chocolates and caviar. While they sit under the tree, they shall sip on a fine cognate and feel fresh. Cakes for the sweet tooth in them, Personalized gifts for a dash of special Christmas, Teddy bears for that cuddly person.

All this at an early stage, never too late to be the early and have that edge over special love and care.

Hey, before Rudolph drives in with his red nose, get some amazing gifts. That's where we come in. Making Christmas special, just the way you want, earlier than others.

Thanksgiving Day Flowers

Let us understand what Thanksgiving is all about. The ritual of Thanksgiving is based in two countries .The fourth Thursday in November in the United States of America and the Second Monday in October in Canada is celebrated as Thanksgiving Day.

You and your family celebrate the day with your friends and family. Let us first understand the Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest

In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is commonly traced to a 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest.Since then its been celebrated as a holiday . The story about Canada's different.

The origin of the first Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to the explorer Martin Frobisher who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean. Hence, Frobisher's Thanksgiving celebration was not for harvest but was in thanks for surviving the long journey from England through the perils of storms and icebergs.

But both these countries love Thanksgiving .The special moment when family thank each other for being a family, overcome all obstacles and celebrate through a feast revolved around a dinner.

Thanksgiving

What's the best way to tell thank you to your precious loved one. Thanksgiving Flowers are the best. Nothing like floral beauty . The best Flower gifts are the golden glow, the harvest stripes bouquet, the beautiful fall Roses and the pretty pumpkin bouquet. They brighten up the harvest feast.

Thanksgiving Day Flower always cheer up homes for the holidays because fresh fall blooms often come in appealing colors like yellow, orange, and red. If you want to add some cheer to your home before your guests arrive for the holidays, you may consider purchasing fall flowers to use as a centerpiece for your table. One can also place bouquets in decorative vases around the house to ensure that the fragrance of foliage can be detected from every room in the home. The most excellent way to welcome them is by putting a wreath of flowers on your door to greet them.

Send some of these bright autumn Flower to those who cannot make it for the dinner.

Nothing says it better than beautiful flowers to brighten up the feast of the harvest. Flower cannot only be gifted on Thanksgiving Day but also used as decoration. Gift the fourth carnations to the nearest ones and watch them smile on this Thanksgiving. Make it special through flowers and fragrance.

Halloween Day flowers!!

Its trick or treat time. That means Halloween is just around the corner and this time we look beyond pumpkins or candies and celebrate Halloween Day with flowers. Now Halloween holds a special place in all of our hearts. Much celebrated as the festival of dead's or the harvest festival, there are many interpretations but at the end of the day its all about kids dressing up, knocking on doors for candies, decorating your homes and celebrating the " All hallows evening". Basically you want to have a good time and give everyone around you a Good time as well.

So how can flowers be used to decorate this Halloween?

You can create a backdrop with flowers .Mix and match your chosen flowers to create a spooky effect with the help of strategically located lights .You can turn the lights down low or off them completely, resorting to candles or other forms of minimal ambient light to create a spooky effect as per the shades of the flowers used.


You can also have a flower themed party for Halloween. Make gourd goblins, carve them out and insert some flowers like sunflower and marigold to soothe spookiness to some extent.Create a wreath around your doors and windows with flowers as a border.Flowers and Pumpkins make a wonderful combination .You could also decorate a pumpkin with flowers and make it a great centerpiece that your guests will not only compliment but also make a note of, to do something like that in their houses.


You can also plant them in pots and vases or old bottles for that much desired haunted effect. Beautiful flowers also become the best gifting option. You could send your special ones a vast range of flowers for halloween Royal autumn lilies look beautiful when sent in a nice ceramic vase or a pumpkin cookie jar with chocolate cookies or 20 multi colored mixed bouquet to tell your special ones how much they mean to you. For the parents who live far away, nothing like Autumn Peruvian lilies that say "Mom and Dad we love you and wish we were all together"


To make it extra special add some gourmet wine and delicious chocolates your loved ones shall love you more. If you want to bring a ray of sunshine in the dark spooky black Halloween well Sunflowers then are your best choice. There's a bright cheeriness that you spread by gifting sunflowers


So Trick or treat with beautiful flowers, flowers and more flowers this time .

Flowers Open Your Heart to Love

It doesn't matter how long my relationship has lasted, and it's more than a few years I can tell you. I still love receiving flowers and there's nothing like the tingle of excitement when the delivery driver walks through the office, and you realise that he's not about to walk past your desk. It's for you! Yes, you're still loved enough for someone to send a wonderful gesture and not only that, the whole world knows it too.


For me, one of the things I enjoy least of all about my life is travelling for work and there's nothing more pleasing than to arrive at some chain hotel, walking into your otherwise unremarkable hotel room (they are all the same aren't they) to be greeted by a wonderful array of colours and scents.

Throughout the length of my relationship flowers have shown how consistently loved I have been. They have been the perfect way of making the most personal of gestures. From the simplicity of a small arrangement, perhaps just half a dozen deep red roses give out a message but accompany them with a soft cuddly toy, and the doors to true love will really begin to open. Birthdays and anniversaries are also times to mark a special occasion and 50 long stem red roses will simply take the breath away. Such an extravagant gesture is sure to melt even the most resistant of hearts.


Valentine's Day is definitely for lovers but perhaps grand gestures show a new relationship. As a relationship grows and matures it is important not to take the romantic love of your relationship for granted. You need to keep the early romance alive. A mature relationship needs to valued and reflected on all the time - not just on Valentine's Day to avoid taking each other for granted. If Valentine's Day opens the heart to love then regular gestures with seasonal flowers will certainly keep the love flourishing.


The depth of love can be reflected in the choice of blooms. Roses will always symbolise true love, especially deep red ones and they can be combined with lilies to create a stunning display which symbolises the depth and purity of a maturing relationships.


Flowers say so much about love which is why people enjoy receiving them but one thing to remember is that a lovely bouquet will make all the difference in the world. So have a look at the beautiful collection of bouquets meant for your loved ones at Pickupflowers; courtesy theflowerexpert

Fall Flowers

Fall is the season of change and there's no better way to bring the season into your home than with blooms that reflect the changing outdoor world. I was recently invited to an autumn wedding and the bride and groom had decided to make the most of the season's colours. They planned an indoor-outdoor reception (risky for the time of year) but it was worth it. The bridal flowers were a riot of autumnal colours that were really set off by the changing colours of the foliage. With a combination of wonderful natural textures such as rough cut woods and seeds and dried fruits for table arrangements all around us it added a very natural dimension to the wedding breakfast. As if by good luck, the weather was kind, and it reminded me so clearly about how flowers and Autumn work together surprisingly well.


During the fall surround yourself with blooms that promise the mists and mellow fruitfulness of the season. A combination of fragrant flowers such as scented geraniums and richly coloured dahlias with lush foliage will create a bouquet that takes the breath away. As the long hot days of summer fade and the leaves begin to turn to their autumnal glory look out for flowers that bloom at this time of the year. Exotic blooms such as the Kangaroos Paw can sit alongside more traditional roses, which can be combined with fragrant foliage such as garden herbs like sage or eucalyptus leaves to bring the feelings of plenty and the celebration of harvest into your own home.

Who can ignore the golden reds and oranges of the season, a riot of colours as well as a real treat for the nose? Brighten up your home with blooms of sunflowers that hark back to long summer days in the farms of France. Field after field of bright smiling yellowness captured all that summer sun and can now radiate it back into your home for one last, lingering glimpse of summer.

Bouquets featuring the bright colours of fall can be made outstanding by carefully selecting highlight bloomssuch as dark-red dahlias, yellow calla lilies and golden black-eyed Susans. They can all be made spectacular if they are presented in an arrangement and separated by blooms with contrasting colours for e.g. they can be separated by orange roses and purple trachelium. Green foliage or hydrangea blooms will then set the colour combination off perfectly. So what are you waiting for, celebrate this beautiful autumn with it's lovely flowers.

Go ahead and grab some beautiful autumn blooms from Pickupflowers; courtesy theflowerexpert

Flowers with the best fragrance

When you sit in an attractive garden, you are surrounded by colorful Flowers, chirping birds, gorgeous flying butterflies and a light breeze around you which give you a unique feeling altogether.Flowers are the most eye-catching and beautiful of them all. It always helps if they have a sweet fragrance to go along with those looks. So here are a few fragrant flowers that will fill up your garden with beautiful aromas.


Sweet Pea (Lathyrus):


They are praised for their intensely fragrant flowers. Most sweet peas are 4 to 6 foot tall vines. Their flower appears in nearly every shade along with stunning bi-colors. It is one of the most favorite flowers flowers to have in your garden.


Lily of the valley (Convallaria):


Don't let this little beauty fool you-though it is small, lily of the valley packs a big fragrance in those nodding bell shaped white/pink flowers. It is one of the most easiest and rewarding flower to have and grow. They require the lowest maintenance as you can practically plant them (in shady spots) and forget about them. The reminder that they will give you is a beautiful fragrance throughout your garden.


Hyacinth (Hyacinthus):


If you want an early spring perfume effect in the garden then nothing beats hyacinths. Once planted during the fall in a well drained soil, you can enjoy their powerful and refreshing scent the following spring. Apart from a beautiful scent this flower color ranges from purple to pink, red, white & yellow. So go ahead and take your pick.


Iris (Iris):


The beautiful Iris graces a spring garden with color and perfume. It is available in almost every color of the rainbow and they also have a range of fragrances from anise to floral to fruity. So go ahead and pick out your favorite color and scent for your garden.


Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata):


Phlox is one of summer's show stopping flowers. It bears big clusters of candy-colored blooms on 4-foot tall stems from mid to late summer. These blooms have a sweet fragrance that is most apparent on warm, sunny days.


These are just a few of many flowers available. There is a whole range of flowers. with beautiful fragrances such as: Flowering crabapple, Oriental lily, Heliotrope, Nicotiana, rose, Gardenia, Lilac, Lavender, Sweet Alyssum, Peony, Sweet autumn clematis, Southern magnolia and much more.


So step out and seize the day. Fill your garden up with beautiful flowers with the best fragrance.

FLOWERS AND OCCASIONS

There are so many occasions that define our lives. Some happy, some sad, however there is no such occasion where Flowers don't fit in. Most of the times one doesn't know what exactly to give someone and wonder which gift will be an appropriate one. That is where flowers step in.


Flowers can bring an instant smile on anyone's face, but having the right flowers for the right occasion can be even better. Here is a comprehensive list of flowers and Flower Arrangements as per occasions, to help you do exactly that:

Birthdays The best idea for Birthday flowers is anything colorful. The flowers can be of your choice, but make sure look beautiful and are colorful. Birthday being a happy occasion brings various shades of colors. For instance, if you are sure you want to be give roses, make it a vivid bunch!

ANNIVERSARIES Anniversary is a very special occasion, Special occasions deserve something unique so pick the seasons best flowers and combine them with a fresh fruit basket; it works wonders and adds a touch of class. Another idea would be to pick flowers according to the personality of the couple. For instance, if they are simple and sweet, go with lilies. If they are colorful and happy, go with a mixed bouquet of gerberas and carnations & if they are a couple who are in love and are lovable then a bouquet of Orchids is the way to go.

CHRISTMAS As per beliefs, a lot of different flowers are used for Christmas, each symbolizing a different aspect. Holly is the symbol of luck and masculinity, and wards off evil. Mistletoe is also an important flower for Christmas; it is a symbol of peace and is also used as a meeting point for lovers to kiss under in Western cultures. The Ivy flower is associated with the resurrection of Jesus. So its your choice based on your belief.

FRIENDSHIP DAY Norm says that Yellow & Pink roses are gifted on this day to friends, as they symbolize deep-rooted, eternal and loyal friendship.

HOUSE-WARMING As the name of the occasion goes, choose something that exudes warmth and love, and is useful too. Choose long-lasting flowers like Lilies, Orchids or Anthuriums and gift them in a vase or a glass bowl filled with a good number of greens. Its a very good gift, and also helps in keeping the air fresh.

GRADUATION A very important stage in life, the flowers for this occasion need to be just right. A mixed bouquet of different colored lilies adds just the right touch of joy and solemnity.

THANKS GIVING The most popular flowers for gifting on this religious and cultural day are Chrysanthemums, Gerbera, Daisies, Alstroemeria and Marigolds

GET WELL Giving flowers to someone who is unwell is one of the best gestures anyone can make. Make sure they are in accordance with the nature of the person, and that they are beautiful and fresh so as to cheer him/her up. You can gift Lilies, sunflowers, Orchids, roses and much more which will certainly lift his/her spirits.

FUNERAL A sad occasion which required flowers that convey your condolences. White flowers always convey your heartfelt sympathy well. Alternatively, you can also use flowers with light pastel shades, attached with a silver or white ribbon or other decorations but don't overdo it.

EASTERSince this is a happy occasion that falls during spring, any bright seasonal flowers will do! Spring gives you a beautiful collection of garden fresh flowers. If you still want a concise list, pick from Tulips, Iris or Daffodils. These are the flowers which are at their best as it is spring time.

FATHERS DAY Tropical flowers like Alpine Aster, African Tulip, Amazon Lily or Begonia are the perfect flowers to gift your father to tell him how much you love him and appreciate his presence in your life.

MOTHERS DAY Carnations, lily of the valley and narcissi are the most Gifted flowers world over for this occasion. Apart from that what makes the best bouquet is what you feel she will like, after all who knows your mother better than you do.

VALENTINES DAY Red is the color of the day! But women will also appreciate being gifted other soft, feminine colors such as lavender, lilac, pink and peach. If you think Roses are too striking, here are some other solutions - tulips, daffodils, iris, crocuses, hyacinths or buttercups.

Now that you know flowers and occasions synonymously, go ahead, log onto Giftsnideas or Pickupflowers from theflowerexpertand gift your loved ones the very best!

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