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Remember – I always share a photo of the flowers you bought for your loved one! I can email it or send over to your phone, whichever you prefer!

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 2015 – If you have a special vase to use for a function, just bring the vase clean & ready to go to me & I will deliver to the person or event in that vase. A picture in an email with the vase with dimensions prior to our talking & ordering flowers will help me order the proper amount of flowers, greens, etc..

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My general pricing – $55 min. for tied bouquet. Vase arranged start at $65. I have some specialty vases & even a few antique vases which run a bit extra. (see pics of many on other page) Do Shop Local ! You get more for your money & fresher too! Since I don’t have a storefront, you won’t get the old leftover flowers from last weeks orders!

Delivery (within 1 mile radius from me) for FREE / (2 to 4 miles radius from me) for $5.  Then an addt. .50 per mile.   Large events are individually quoted as sometimes 2 trips may be needed. / Pdx Metro area

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BULK FLOWER ORDERS – I offer my clients bulk flower purchasing if you have a function you need large quantities for. With over 2 acres of flowers & over 16  suppliers we have much ground to cover & many flowers to choose from! 

For large orders I need 1 to 2 weeks notice to make sure we get all you need. Pricing is my cost for the flowers plus addt fees for my time for ordering (I order product from 1-18 vendors for you!), pick up & local delivery, flower food if needed.

Min charge is the flower cost plus min. labor of 3 hours for $75.  This does not include prepping of flowers or buckets. (This is about 2 hrs consult & ordering,  1 hr drive & pick up from 2 acres of vendors!)

If you want me to trim leaves & stems & condition before you get them then we add addt. prep of flowers rate of $20 per hr.  

For small orders 4-8 day min. advance ordering please, You still get my cost on flowers but I have a min $40 charge for time to order, pick up & deliver local.  

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2015 – TO ALL BRIDES – I ALWAYS want a happy bride so I want to focus on Quality & Design over large wedding size.

** I am now only taking on smaller more intimate weddings where the wedding party size is 1 Bride & 1-3 extra females. This equals 2-4 bouquets & same in bouts plus extended off stage people (mom, dad, grands, etc…) & reception, etc…

** I will do a larger wedding ie: more bouquets & bouts if I am not handling large & many reception arrangements. Many Brides are opting to cut labor costs by having family or friends do the table flowers. I can take care of the rest or you can order all bulk if desired. see above… My minimum for Wedding Design work is $300.

If there is any question as to whether I may be able to handle your wedding, PLEASE just call or email. Never hurts to ask!! Feel free to drop me an email!

Please call to discuss any bridal questions you may have or send over a detailed email. floralcreationsbykelly@gmail.com  //  503-939-6223  //  503-640-6311  *3

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To help you choose which herbs to use, here’s some symbolism on herbs that are especially wedding appropriate:

Angelica: protection
Calendula: health, joy
Carnation: admiration, pure love
Heather: admiration, protection
Ivy: fidelity
Larkspur: joy
Lavender: love, devotion
Lemon verbena: unity
Marjoram: joy, happiness, marital bliss, blushes
Mint: warm feelings
Myrtle: true love, married bliss, fidelity
Oregano: joy, happiness
Pansy: thoughts of loved one
Parsley: festivity
Rosemary: remembrance and fidelity
Rue: protection from evil
Sage: domestic virtue
Sweet basil: good wishes
Thyme: courage and strength
Violets: faithfulness
Pink roses: beauty, grace
Red roses: passion , love, luck
Rose white: unit, love, respect, innocence
Rose geranium: preference
Rosemary: remembrance, fidelity, luck
Sage: domestic virtue, long life
Thyme: courage, strength
Verbena: faithfulness, marriage
Wormwood: affecion
Yarrow: everlasting love

Including herbs in a wedding celebration is both modern (fresh and eco-friendly) and old fashioned (the Romans have dibs on the idea, after all). No matter what kind of wedding you’re planning, though, herbs can enhance the celebration with meaning and beauty.

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Picking the Flowers ~

Who doesn’t love a grandiose wedding? It’s easy to spend too much money everywhere for a wedding! The Bridal Party flowers are going to be in so many pictures, make them the Best of all! Then stick to very simple, even single flowers, on the reception tables. Then if you haven’t picked the date, flowers are most expensive up to 2 weeks before a major holiday & for about 3 days after it the new flower stock has not come in. So adjusting the date could save you hundreds of dollars!

Try this site for some ideas then send a pic to me so we can see what you have in mind for your wedding! 

http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?tag=flowers

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We are looking forward to 2015 being an adventure of WEDDINGS! Please contact me for a one on one consultation to start your wedding plans. Please don’t wait! You need at least 2 months min. to get the flowers going. Though I will always try to make even a last minute wedding work perfectly too! Simplify is the key to last minute! 

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The easiest way to keep your flower budget in check is to choose flowers that will be in season on your wedding day.

If you’re not sure what’ll be in season when you walk down the aisle, check out this handy list:

SPRING
Agapanthus,  Amaryllis,  Anemone,  Bell of Ireland,  Bird of Paradise,  Boronia,  Brodea,  Casa Blanca Lily,  Cherry Blossom,  Columbine,  Cornflower,  Daffodil,  Dahlia,  Delphinium,  Dogwood,  Forsythia,  Foxglove,  Freesia,  Gardenia,  Goldenrod,  Helleborus,  Hollyhock,  Hyacinth,  Hydrangea,  Larkspur,  Lilac,  Lily of the Valley,  Lisianthus,  Magnolia,  Orchid,  Pansy,  Pear Blossom,  Peony,  Phlox,  Poppy,  Protea,  Pussy Willow,  Ranunculus,  Rose,  Stargazer Lily,  Statice,  Stephanotis,  Stock,  Sweet Pea,  Tulip,  Viburnum,  Violet,  Waxflower,  Wisteria,  Zinnia

SUMMER
Alstroemeria,  Aster,  Begonia,  Blackeyed Susan,  Celosia (Cockscomb),  Chrysanthemum,  Clematis,  Cosmos,  Daisy,  Delphinium, English Lavender,  Forget-Me-Not,  Freesia,  Garden Rose,  Gardenia,  Gerbera,  Hibiscus,  Hydrangea,  Larkspur,  Liatris,  Lily, Lisianthus,  Nigella,  Pansy,  Plumbago,  Poppy,  Queen Anne’s Lace,  Rose,  Rosemary,  Snapdragons,  Solidaster,  Statice,  Stephanotis,  Stock,  Sunflower,  Tuberose,  Viburnum,  Violet,  Yarrow,  Zinnia

FALL
Alstroemeria,  Amaranthus , Amaryllis,  Anemone,  Aster,  Autumn Foliage,  Baby’s Breath,  Bittersweet,  Cabbage,  Calla Lily (miniature),  Carnation,  Chinaberry,  Chrysanthemum,  Celosia (Cockscomb),  Cosmos,  Crabapple,  Dahlia,  Echinops,  Eucalyptus,  Freesia,  Galax,  Gerbera,  Gladiolus,  Hydrangea,  Hypericum,  Iris,  Juniper,  Kalanchoe,  Kniphofia,  Lily,  Lisianthus,  Marigold, Orchid,  Ornamental Berries,  Pepper Berry,  Protea,  Queen Anne’s Lace,  Quince,  Rose,  Rose Hip,  Rowen Berry,   Sassafras, Scabiosa, Solidago,  Star of Bethlehem,  Statice,  Sugar Maple,  Sumac,  Sunflower,  Yarrow,  Zinnia

WINTER
Acacia,  Anemone,  Bell of Ireland,  Camellia,  Daffodil,  Dogwood,  Dried Flowers,  Evergreen,  Forced Bulbs (Casa Blanca and Stargazer lilies, Narcissus, Daffodils),  Forget-Me-Nots,  Forsythia,  Fruit Blossoms,  Gerbera,  Holly,  Ivy,  Jasmine,  Ornamental Berries,  Paperwhites,  Ranunculus,  Seedpod,  Star of Bethlehem,  Tulip,  Waxflower

AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND
Anemone,  Baby’s Breath,  Bachelor’s Button/Cornflower,  Calla Lily,  Carnations,  Casa Blanca Lily,  Delphinium,  Eucalyptus,  Forced Bulbs, Freesia,  Gardenia,  Heather,  Ivy,  Lily of the Valley,  Orchid,  Protea,  Ranunculus,  Rose,  Scabiosa,  Stargazer Lily,  Stephanotis,  Vines

Whew! Way too much to decide! Let me help you narrow it all down!

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My Puppy Flowers are getting more popular for any occasion! Thanks for all your support!

Please email or call with your puppy flower order today!!

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When you begin creating a wedding budget, here are some general spending ideas from debt  experts:
Ceremony (location, fees, licenses)                                      3%                       
Reception (location, food, cake, decorations)                   46%
Attire (dress, tuxedo)                                                               10%
Wedding Rings                                                                          5%
Flowers (bouquets, decorations)                                         10%
Music (ceremony, reception)                                                   5%
Photography (pics, video, prints)                                          10%
Stationary (invites, guest book, thank you notes)                4%
Transportation (shuttles, parking)                                          4%
Gifts (for bridesmaids & groomsmen)                                  3%
Total                                                                                          100%

Manage your debt & expenses wisely by selecting the most important categories TO YOU.

For example, To get the flowers you really want maybe hand out disposable cameras or have a friend take the shots. If professional pics & flowers are the most important for YOU – maybe have a friend or relative make the cake or even a cupcake cake which is still trendy. 

Have the florist make the really important flowers (bride, groom, wedding party, parents) then have the adult & children family members decorate the reception venue. Often we find visiting family & friends have excess time on their hands & would love a chance to help & are happy to contribute. If you are on a budget- Pick a wedding date at least 2 days AFTER a major holiday! For the 2 weeks prior to any holiday, flowers can triple in price! 

So remove any categories you don’t absolutely need—if the ceremony and reception are at the same location, for example, you might be able to save on transportation costs. This way you will have the costs covered & you can relax & enjoy YOUR DAY!!

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On the subject of funerals……
Often after someone has lost a loved one, they, the living, have many vases of flowers in their home from friends. We offer an hourly in-home service to clean out the spent flowers & regroup them to freshen up the vases. We can also add roses, lilies or other favorite flowers to the existing flowers. This helps the client to enjoy the flowers longer & have more time to transition through the grieving process. We tread carefully in the home & can make light conversation with the grieving while there to make them more comfortable.

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Had fun meeting new brides at the Washington County Bridal Show 2/25/2012! Thanks for coming out to see us!

Great fun had by all at the Jenkins Estate Chocolate Fantasy on 2/10/2012!! Thanks for checking us out there!

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