“If we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well.”

These words, spoken yesterday by our President, were long in coming, but oh so gratifying to hear! As floral and wedding professionals, we are in the love business. From Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day to Wedding Day, we help people celebrate their love for one another.  All men are created equal – everyone deserves to love who they want without judgement or fear.  And we want to provide anyone who wants one with a FABULOUS celebration. If you are committed to each other, we are committed to you, your families, and your wedding.  Invite the President – sounds like he wants to come too.

Be well, and love well.



Inauguration 2013 Wedding Planning Inspiration!

Wedding planning inspiration is everywhere! Brides of all political parties, heads up today and tomorrow for wedding ideas all around in celebration of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.  You’ll see elegant, classic goings on at parties and ceremonies (sound familiar?) galore.

The First Lady's Jason Wu gown in 2009 - very bridal!
The First Lady’s Jason Wu gown in 2009 – very bridal!

Tonight for example there’s a big candlelight reception at the National Building Museum.  NBC news is showing extensive photo coverage on their website, so as tonight and tomorrow progress, there are sure to be photos of dresses, decor, and details to ogle.  Tune in, turn on, and make notes!

Live well and love well.


PS: a live stream of all the good stuff will be available here  tomorrow (including the Commander In Chief’s Ball!)

Real Life Romance

The popularity of viral videos of proposals, weddings and first dances can  worry 95% of men trying to make a romantic gesture. How are you supposed to ‘top’ flash mob proposals or elaborate anniversary messages timed to music?  Guess what? Real life romance is what women want.

Barack Obama: “… “it’s [the] tension between familiarity and mystery that makes for something strong, because, even as you build a life of … mutual support, you retain some sense of surprise or wonder about the other person.”
 Sure, theatrical type stuff is charming. But even better is the kind of experience that isn’t completely removed from normal life.  Because something more down to earth is something that’s more likely to happen between special occasions, and romance woven into the every day existence of a relationship is the most meaningful of all.  So whether it’s a homemade anniversary dinner, or a proposal (with no audience) at a location that’s special to you, if the romance is of a less showy variety, we’re still going to be happy.  And when you throw in an unplanned detour to that spot, or whip up a weeknight meal, we’re going to be even happier.  What’s better than a guy creating a special romantic night? Knowing that our love created a special romantic guy.

So go forth! Bring romance into the everyday!

Be well, and love well.