Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

A Proposal Story

July 14, 2010

Kathi and Alex contacted me recently to order some gerber daisy seed favors for their wedding. Kathi explained that gerber daisies were her favorite and had a special significance for the couple. She also gave me permission to tell you what that special significance is, and I think the following photos say it all…

Kathi and Alex

Kathi and Alex

Here’s a photo of the happy couple:

Kathi and Alex

Thank you, Kathi and Alex, for sharing your special moment with us!

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Daisies for Your Summer Wedding

June 1, 2010

The daisy represents loyal love, innocence, and purity. The positive attributes it represents, along with its beauty and simplicity, make it a popular choice for summer weddings.

Shasta Daisy

Accented with a terra cotta pot, recycled paper box and original card, and finished with your choice of daffodil yellow or oatmeal raffia ribbon, our Shasta Daisy Flower Seed Eco-Gift Box Favors make stunning reception table decorations.

The exclusive personalized card, made from handmade paper, has a daisy motif and the bride and groom’s names and wedding date on the front. On the back is a message which reads “Thank you for sharing our “growing Memories”.

Tucked inside is a packet of Shasta daisy seeds which your guests can plant indoors or out to produce an abundance of flowers and create “growing memories” of your wedding day. The inside of the card is imprinted with planting instructions and a poem, as shown below

Shasta Daisy Flower Seed Card

Your guests will truly enjoy this unique keepsake to commemorate your love and celebrate your new beginning!

For a complete floral fantasy, why not add a potted or cut daisies to your reception tables?

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Sunflowers for Your Summer Wedding

April 28, 2010

Spring wedding season is upon us, and summer is not far behind! Can you think of anything that represents summer better than the sunflower?


This beautiful flower is highly decorative, with small centers and petals that range from pure gold to gold with brown. A true sun worshipper, its head follows the sun as it crosses the sky blooming in the summer.

In the botanical world, the sunflower (Helianthus annuus) has a primary meaning which is gifts of radiant warmth. How perfect for a party theme! Considered happy-go-lucky flowers, sunflowers are often linked to loyalty and longevity – perfect sentiments for your wedding day.

To help you incorporate the beauty and symbolism of the sunflower into your special day, Tree Beginnings has added two new products to our line of eco-friendly wedding favors.

Our Sunflower Seed Eco-Gift Box Favors are made entirely from  recycled materials. The card is personalized with your names & date. A terra cotta clay pot is nestled inside the box with a soil pellet and finished with your choice of oatmeal, yellow or terra cotta salmon raffia ribbon.

Your other option is our Sunflower Secret Seed Garden Seed Favors. These favors measure 3″‘ x 3″‘ inches and consist of 2 pieces of paper, your choice of cover design, and personalized translucent paper. The corners are folded like a box and the seed packet is secretly stored inside.

All of our green wedding favors are personalized and contain a special thank you message for your guests.

Light-enchanted sunflower, thou
Who gazest ever true and tender
On the sun’s revolving splendour.
– Pedro Calderon de la Barca,
Magico Prodigioso (sc. 3),
(Shelley’s translation)

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Ideas for Your Spring Wedding

February 18, 2010

Spring is traditionally a very popular time for weddings. Seeing the earth coming back to life after the dreary winter months sets the perfect tone for the beginning of your new life together.

Spring weddings are also the ideal occasion for giving flower bulbs or seed packets as favors, as your guests can take them home, plant them right away, and begin watching them grow soon afterwards. This will provide them with lasting memories of your special day, while the growth of the flowers represents the growth of your love.

Bulbs as wedding favors

The gladiolus is an excellent choice for spring planting. A symbol of faithfulness and honor, it blooms in the summer, thrives in the sun, and tolerates a wide range of soils. They come in an incredible variety of brilliant colors and make a very attractive cut flower.

Lily bulbs are another popular wedding favor. A symbol of purity throughout the world, the Lily is an enchanting flower that represents hope. Lilies are hardy perennials that can be planted indoors or out, and which blossom in 8 weeks time.

Both gladioli and lilies are attractive guest favors that can be planted in the spring and will last a lifetime.

Daisies, forget-me-nots, and Love-in-a-Mist are all beautiful flowers grown from seed that are suitable for spring planting.

The daisy symbolizes innocence, is a classic perennial and a garden favorite. It blooms from late spring through the summer months, and grows to 3′ high.

The tiny blue forget-me-not is a biennial which represents devoted love and is another traditional favorite.

A charming annual symbolizing eternity, the Love-in-a-Mist is an ideal wedding flower representing a new beginning that will never end. These delicate blossoms are long lasting, and once established they will readily self-seed each year. With blooms in shades of white and light-blue this ground cover will create memories for your wedding day to last a lifetime.

These are just a few of the many ways you can introduce nature into your spring wedding! Feel free to contact us for further information or product samples.