Wednesday, September 30, 2009

One of the most unique and creative wedding receptions that I have ever seen pictures of took place this past weekend. Located right in the middle of the antique tire business, a quaint, festive, and unique wedding reception took place, and we at Humphreys Flowers got to be a part of it.
Having their showroom cleared (kind of) white tables and chairs, a cake, and beautiful floral centerpieces took the place of most cars and tires. This was true for all but the cake however. Creatively located on a table top in the trunk of an antique car was a decadent masterpiece. Yes, the beautiful and surely tasty bridal cake was delicately placed on display on a car.
To make the elegant yet spunky reception’s look complete, various floral centerpieces were placed on the tables; however though, these arrangements were not all the same. This made the look even more fun and less uniform—but still cohesive.
Hanging from the metal beams in the ceiling were coordinating paper lanterns and strips delicate white fabric to polish it all off. And that is exactly the look they achieved—a polished and elegant, yet fun and festive wedding.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Race for the Cure

Sure to be an event worth your involvement, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is this Sunday! This event is something that we at Humphreys Flowers make sure to participate in every year. It has become an employee tradition! Catered to any walk of life, Race for the Cure offers a 5k fun run/walk, and a competitive 5k run as well. If the 5k is a little too long for you, there is also the 1 mile fun run/walk as well. Most of us here will be participating in the 1 mile so that our families can participate with us.
Most importantly though, this event is significant because it supports local breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs. The proceeds from the race will mostly remain in the ten Southeast Tennessee and six Northwest Georgia counties that the Chattanooga Affiliate service. The remaining money will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure © Award and Research Grant Program.*
Please consider being a part of this great cause. For more information please visit their website at

*Information taken from Susan G. Komen for the Cure website.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Gerbera Galore

Like a burst of sun and cheer is a flower quickly growing in fame, with color and confidence exuding from every petal—the gerbera daisy. Known as a bloom to bring cheer and a lot of smiles, the daisy is a “classic symbol of beauty,” and can also be interpreted to mean cheerfulness.[1]

No wonder this beautiful flower gained recognition and has only continued to catch the eye of many. In fact, it has quickly become one of the hottest trends not only for floral arrangements and home gardens showpieces, but also for wedding bouquets and ceremony and reception decorations. Most commonly used in spring and summer weddings, the gerbera daisy has even gained speed in fall and winter weddings as well.

One of my absolute favorite wedding bouquets was done right here in our shop just last weekend. The colors were bold, yet muted enough to capture the essence of fall beauty. The element, however, that gave this bouquet a completed look was the stunning appearance of the large, crimson, gerbera bloom. It simply pulled the look together in a unique way.
All of our arrangements that include gerberas seem to have an eye catching, second-glance-worthy look to them. If you want to see for yourself be sure to look us up on Facebook and become a fan! For your enjoyment, I will frequently be updating our photo albums with our work—so be sure to check it out!

[1] ProFlowers. September 10, 2009.