Tossing the Bouquet Toss – All The Single Ladies (and gents) Will Thank You.

At some the end of some weddings, a bouquet is tossed to a crowd of happy singletons. Right? Often though, when a DJ turns up the Beyonce and puts out the call, eligible folks disappear into the woodwork.  When I was on wedding attendant duty, I always found that was a perfect time to sprinkle rose petals in the honeymoon suite. Honestly, unmarried people want nothing to do with this archaic tradition.pink bouquet

Fear not, Newlyweds! You can ceremonially dispose of flowers without setting your single friends’ teeth on edge. Try this: instead of throwing your flowers at someone, which is a little hostile when you think about it, GIVE them to a person you wish to honor.  Grandma, Honor Attendant, childhood best friend, you pick. We at MLFS even make you a “toss” bouquet so you can keep your own gorgeous bouquet for yourself!

I’m betting you have a guest who’d be thrilled with a special posy. And trust me, there are singles who will be thrilled with not having their marital status paraded around the dance floor.

Be well, and love well.

-Dinah

Back On the My Little Flower Shop “It’s A Small World” ( of Wonderful Wedding Traditions) Ride.

In November, I blogged about my favorite Italian wedding tradition, jordan almonds. As I love finding ways for couples to honor their heritage, there was a whole series of traditions from other cultures  to come, right? Apparently, I spaced out and got off my mental “It’s A Small World” ride, but never fear, I’m getting back on.  Since we’re starting over, here’s the Italian info that started us off.   More to come this time around.

 

When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza

Pie…Our Favorite Italian Wedding Detail

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That’s Amore! Love! Amore! (let’s keep it true amore as opposed to the kind that is likely about to kill the political career of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi).

The Italian culture is passionate, full of beautiful art, fashion and design.  The food? Don’t get me started. What better place to find wedding inspiration? You could go a hundred directions with this – and we say run with it, FloJo – let that imagination loose.  Our favorite Italian wedding detail, suitable for any wedding, very pretty, and very easy: Jordan almonds.

Jordan almonds are candy coated almonds that you’ll find at any traditional Italian wedding.  Sometimes in little dishes on the tables at the reception, others cleverly packaged as favors (traditionally small tulle bags), or even sprinkled directly on a dessert buffet as part of the decor. Used in groups of five, almonds signify five wishes for the bride and groom: health, wealth, happiness, fertility, and longevity. Design bonus: they are available in any color of the rainbow, even silver and gold, so they can be perfectly blended with any decor.

Can’t say that about big pizza pies, can you?

Keep an eye on that moon.

-Dinah
Read more: Wedding Favors: All About Jordan Almonds – TheKnot.com http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-favors/articles/all-about-jordan-almonds.aspx#ixzz1d50VE7Tl

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When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie…Our Favorite Italian Wedding Detail

A form of dragée: Jordan almonds (a.k.a. confe...

Image via Wikipedia

That’s Amore! Love! Amore! (let’s keep it true amore as opposed to the kind that is likely about to kill the political career of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi).

The Italian culture is passionate, full of beautiful art, fashion and design.  The food? Don’t get me started. What better place to find wedding inspiration? You could go a hundred directions with this – and we say run with it, FloJo – let that imagination loose.  Our favorite Italian wedding detail, suitable for any wedding, very pretty, and very easy: Jordan almonds.

Jordan almonds are candy coated almonds that you’ll find at any traditional Italian wedding.  Sometimes in little dishes on the tables at the reception, others cleverly packaged as favors (traditionally small tulle bags), or even sprinkled directly on a dessert buffet as part of the decor. Used in groups of five, almonds signify five wishes for the bride and groom: health, wealth, happiness, fertility, and longevity. Design bonus: they are available in any color of the rainbow, even silver and gold, so they can be perfectly blended with any decor.

Can’t say that about big pizza pies, can you?

Keep an eye on that moon.

-Dinah
Read more: Wedding Favors: All About Jordan Almonds – TheKnot.com http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-favors/articles/all-about-jordan-almonds.aspx#ixzz1d50VE7Tl