Author Archive: Whitney McBride

Selecting the Perfect Corsage

Whether you’re headed to prom, a wedding, or a formal event, you’ll most likely find yourself in need of a corsage.  Usually purchased by your date, the ideal corsage will compliment and enhance your gown.  Corsages are considered an accessory and can be either traditional or modern in style.  Your corsage is as unique and interesting as you are! (more…)

The Art of Ikebana

We’ve spent the last several weeks discussing the various aspects of designing a floral centerpiece that will compliment and enhance your next big event.  Our focus has mostly been on traditional and modern centerpieces as we discussed everything from the principles of design to selecting the perfect container to display your masterpiece.

Today, we are going to take some time to explore the art of Japanese flower arranging. (more…)

Selecting the Perfect Container for Your Floral Centerpiece

You have selected the most beautiful flowers.  The colors reflect the theme and energy of your event.  Each bloom is perfectly positioned in a stunning design.  But something is missing.

The container you select to display your floral centerpiece is as important as the flowers and design of the piece itself.  The container should add to–but not overwhelm–the impact of the arrangement.  It’s a delicate yet important balance to strike. (more…)

3 Steps Toward Brainstorming Your Perfect Floral Centerpiece

In our previous post–Centerpieces 101–we explored the benefits of using floral arrangements as centerpieces for your next big event.  We discussed the basic principles of flower design so that you could understand the creative process that your florist goes through while working on your project.

I’m sure you’ve begun to realize that the possibilities truly are endless! This is extremely exciting and freeing, yet we know that it can also be quite overwhelming.  “What’s my favorite color?”  “What’s the theme of the event?”  “How will the venue effect the arrangement?”  “Do I have a favorite flower?”  “Will we be using round or long tables?”

hen you might start asking yourself, “Do any of these questions even really matter?”

The answer is a resounding YES! (more…)

Celebrate National Parents’ Day with Flowers

Held on the fourth Sunday of July, National Parents’ Day is an annual celebration aiming to promote responsible parenting, core values, and ideals to the children of America. Endorsed by Congress in 1994, National Parents’ Day was the collaborative result of civic, religious and elected leaders to promote the strength and importance behind two parent families.

A time to celebrate what is important in a society often overcome with pop culture, Parents’ Day is an opportunity to recognize parents and role models in the community who nurture the development of children through unconditional love.

Parents’ Day is celebrated across the nation in many ways with activities hosted by government, community groups and faith organizations.  In addition to nominees for National Parents’ Day being recognized at events, the activities are an opportunity for the community to come together and focus on parental commitment and responsibility, and family stability.

This year National Parents’ Day falls on Sunday July 26. Whether you are hosting a community event, would like to acknowledge the work of community leaders such as foster parents, or you simply want to thank your own parents for their dedication to your upbringing, Brown Floral has a range of flowers especially for National Parents’ Day.

We invite you to browse the selection of flowers available and can tailor bouquets to your suit your needs. Secure your floral arrangement for National Parents’ Day by placing your order at Brown Floral today.

Lets Get This Party Started!

We here at Brown Floral are excited to start bringing you weekly blog posts about anything and everything to do with flowers. We hope that our passion for floral design is contagious and invite you to become part of a community of floral enthusiasts!

About Our Company

Brown Floral has been providing the Greater Salt Lake Valley with beautiful hand designed bouquets since 1915.  Mildred’s Flowers joined our team in March of 2013, adding another 40 years of design and service experience to our work.  Our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one, and we take pride in going the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect!  Visit our website for a detailed list of the specific areas we serve in the Greater Salt Lake Valley. (more…)