Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentine's Day Flowers in Tampa

Attention MEN!

Do you give her the same ole thing every Valentine's Day?

Come on you know what I mean.

The same dozen red roses you gave her last year?

Studies have shown that women want something different. Roses are becoming a thing of the past when it comes to Valentine's Day. A woman likes to be surprised, so why not surprise her with a bouquet of flowers that expresses your thoughts of her. Select flowers that remind you of her. It may be an over flowing Victorian design of Garden Roses, Lilies, Tulips, and Peonies or a Tropical arrangement of Birds of Paradise and Orchids. She will see that you took time to put some thought into sending her flowers. Better yet take her home a Romantic European hand tied Bouquet. Something that will totally blow her mind and delivered to her by you. How Eco-Friendly is that?

Yes, it is easy to just say "Give me a dozen red roses.", but does that really covey what you feel about her?

This year take the plunge and give her something from the heart and mix it up a bit. You will find that she will love it. Take it from me after 30 years as a florist I know.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tampa Florist recieves Award

Tampa, FL – January 26, 2011
- WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Apple Blossoms Floral Designs has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Florist!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Apple Blossoms Floral Designs stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Apple Blossoms Floral Designs for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Apple Blossoms Floral Designs is among the very best Wedding Florist within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

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About WeddingWire, Inc., the nation's leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on and other leading sites, including (NYSE: MSO), and (both part of eHarmony), and (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Lady Bug of Tampa

From the conception of Apple Blossoms Floral Designs here in Tampa we wanted to find a signature for all our arrangements. One day I stumbled across these lovely Lady Bugs. I wasn't sure if anyone would notice, but they have. Here is a note we received this week from one of our recipients of our flowers.

Hi Scott!
We spoke once a few months ago when I ordered flowers for a local friend.

I received my third maybe fourth floral arrangement from Apple Blossoms last week... It is over the always! However I have to tell you... I was so disappointed because there was no ladybug...anywhere.
A few days after I received the flowers my little granddaughter, Madison came over and asked... “Mimi are these ladybug flowers?” I had to say “No sweetie...this one doesn’t have a lady bug” only to hear her disappointed “ahhh”. An hour or so later I heard a cry of glee from my front room...I ran in to see what was going on...
you can never tell with a 4 year old ... and she excitedly exclaimed... “I found her! I found her”. I am thinking ...what in the world? as she shouts... “THE LADYBUG THE LADYBUG! SHE IS RIGHT THERE!”
Needless to say it was a moment in time... Thank you for not only creating amazing floral designs but for
also creating a magical moment for a beautiful 4 year old and her Mimi. :)

I don’t have any idea how I missed it but I am glad I did.

Blessings to you and your team!