Flower of the Day: Orange!!

Okay, so orange isn’t a flower, it’s a color (or a fruit, especially yummy here in sunny Florida!)

Earlier this month, we hosted a wedding for a lovely couple, both originally from Venezuela. They held a very impromptu wedding–deciding to get married just a little over a week before their stay.

In keeping with the spontaneity of this fun couple, the bride asked Mike if she could have a small bouquet the morning of the wedding. It was a Sunday, so our regular florist was not available, but we certainly didn’t want to disappoint this lovely woman. So Mike asked what colors she liked (Ivory, orange, or yellow, she said), and Sandy headed out to the store to see what she could find.

What she found were these gorgeous Gerber daisies, pumpkin colored roses, orange alstromeria, and then a nice bouquet of ivory roses. She twisted them into a bouquet, then dropped it in warm water (to help the flowers open up–the roses were practically buds), and the final product was this beautiful handful of autumnal blooms.

And–spontaneity rules–orange Gerbers were the bride’s favorite flowers!! As the couple kept saying throughout their stay, Clearly, it was Meant To Be!!