Suspended In Time® will professionally preserve your bridal bouquet and other wedding memorabilia allowing those memories to be cherished for a lifetime. Call 801-227-0075 to find a dealer near you or how to become one too.
Jaicey Bateman a recent bride brought in her wedding bouquet to be preserved and encased in this beautiful encasement. Upon picking it up this is what she had to say, “I loved the service they were so good to make sure that I loved it and it was exactly what I wanted! They also were so good to help me decide what I wanted and made it easier to decide. I love the way it turned out!” ~Thank you Jaicey for all your wonderful comments and you where a pleasure to work with. If you want to find out how to become a dealer or where to find the nearest dealer near you call us at (801)227-0075 for more information.
This beautiful bouquet was done by a mother-in-law for her new daughter-in-law as a gift. Upon picking it up this is what the mother-in-law had to say: “I was very pleased with the service. The bouquet came out beautifully. I know my daughter-in-law will be so happy.”~Janet Davis. We are glad it turned out so great, thank you for your comments and for being such a great customer. Wishing you and your new daughter-in-law much happiness in the years to come. If you would like to learn more on how to preserve your flowers call (801)227-0075 or to find a dealer near you. You can also find out how to own your own franchise.
When it comes to personalizing and customizing your display we do our very best to make it just how you are envisioning it. Emily Labrun said this when she picked up this memorable encasement, “The staff was helpful in making sure I got exactly what I wanted. It is beautiful. ” You where great to work with Emily, and we wish you the best in this new adventure in life. If you want to find a dealer near you or want to look into owning your own franchise call (801)227-0075.
Upon picking up her bouquet Julia Whipple Scott had these wonderful comments to say about her beautiful bouquet, “I absolutely love my flowers! The service was also great. They were so nice and even sent me a picture before they sealed it. I am so glad I did this!” Thank you Julia, we wish you luck in your new chapter in life! For more information on how to get this done call (801)227-0075 to find a dealer near you or to learn more about becoming a dealer.
We are going to be at THIS WEEKEND’S WOMEN’S EXPO going from April Friday the 18th to Saturday the 19th. Come on down and say hi and check out all the goodies and giveaways going on at the show!
Check out this website to get your free tickets for the up coming Women’s Expo this Friday and Saturday! www.UtahWomensShow.com You all have the free ticket code FREEFORME that you can share with others.
This beautiful bouquet was done by a mother-in-law for her new daughter-in-law as a gift. Upon picking it up this is what the mother-in-law had to say: “I was very pleased with the service. The bouquet came out beautifully. I know my daughter-in-law will be so happy.”~Janet Davis. We are glad it turned out so great, thank you for your comments and for being such a great customer. Wishing you and your new daughter-in-law much happiness in the years to come. If you would like to learn more on how to preserve your flowers call (801)227-0075 to find out more and find a dealer near you or to find out how to own your own franchise.
Picture yourself walking through a glorious garden with every flower at its peak. Which flowers would you pick for your wedding? The commonplace? The colorful? The rarest? Most fragrant? Unscented? Having trouble deciding from the thousands of varieties available? To help you narrow down your bouquet and centerpiece choices before you meet with your florist, we offer this overview of the top 10 most popular wedding flowers.
1. The Rose
Long considered a symbol of beauty and love, the rose figures into many myths and fairy tales. Romantic writers and poets have used the flower as a metaphor for emotion, beauty, passion, and true love throughout the ages. An all-star in the world of weddings, the rose is far from boring, particularly when it comes to color — the rose is available in solid colors and bicolor varieties, and there are striped roses and tipped roses as well. More than three thousand varieties of roses are grown commercially, many available year-round and that are surprisingly affordable. And though roses are associated with luxurious fragrance, not every rose is scented. Three main types are likely candidates for your wedding flowers: hybrid tea roses (the classic, uniformly-shaped commercial roses generally seen at your local florist), spray roses (a rose with five to 10 small heads on each stem and a “natural, garden-grown” look), and garden roses (expensive, old-fashioned varieties with bushy, open heads and delicious scents).
Learn more about roses — the quintessential wedding flower!
2. The Tulip
Although it’s most often associated with the Netherlands, this flower is actually a native of Persia. Representing “consuming love” and “happy years,” the tulip can be a meaningful wedding choice. The flowers are grown in a wide range of colors, including white and cream; pastels like pink, yellow, and peach; and vibrant hues like magenta, red, and purple. Available during much of the year, the most common tulips are very affordable, though rare varieties can be expensive. The versatile tulip can enhance both elegant wedding settings and more casual venues, and work well in almost any permutation — from bouquets to boutonnieres to table arrangements. Three main varieties are commonly used: Dutch tulips (typically seen at neighborhood florist shops and in gardens), French tulips (expensive and elegant, with extra-long stems and large tapered blooms), and parrot tulips (noted for their ruffled, striped petals in intense colors).
3. Calla Lily
Also known as the arum lily, this elegant, trumpet-shaped blossom originated in Africa and symbolizes “magnificent beauty” in the language of flowers. The calla lily’s distinctive form has been depicted in Art Nouveau and Art Deco works, in addition to twentieth-century photography. Two types are commonly available: a large-headed variety with a long, smooth stem and suitable for tall arrangements or presentation-style bouquets, and a miniature version ideal for nosegays and boutonnieres. Creamy ivory is the most popular color, but calla lilies also come in yellow, orange, mauve-pink, and dark purple.
4. Lily of the Valley
With bell-shape florets dangling from a thin stem, the lily of the valley is sometimes called “the ladder to heaven.” The fresh, perfumed scent from its tiny flowers is unmistakable. In Norse mythology, the flower is linked to Ostara, the goddess of springtime, and while most plentiful during this season, it remains available — and very expensive — most of the year. So while a fistful of lily of the valley might be your dream, a more affordable alternative may be to use just a few stems to infuse a bouquet or centerpiece with its wonderful fragrance. Most people know of the white variety, but lily of the valley also comes in a very rare rosy-pink.
With its big bushy head and intense shades of pink, blue, burgundy, and purple, it’s no wonder that the hydrangea represented “vanity” in the Victorian language of flowers. One of the most popular varieties changes in color as it grows from bubble-gum pink to sky blue, depending on the acid level of the soil. A stem or two of this moderately priced, scentless shrub flower helps fill out arrangements and bouquets, and a few sprigs make a charming boutonniere. You’ll find the hydrangea in white and shades of green, pink, burgundy, and blue.
6. The Peony
The peony has a large, full head, strong perfume, and bright color. But despite this outward showiness, the flower acquired the Victorian meaning “bashfulness.” Cultivated in Asia for more than a thousand years and developed further by the French, the peony is available in two main types, the herbaceous and the tree peony (the latter’s flowers do not last as long when cut). A bouquet made solely of peonies can be gorgeous; the flower can also be used to create beautiful centerpieces and arrangements. Grown in single- and double-flower styles, this expensive bloom is seasonally available from late spring to early summer but can be imported in the fall.
Looking for a cost-effective alternative to roses or peonies? Try the lush, multi-petaled ranunculus, a relative of the buttercup. First seen by Westerners in the Far East around the thirteenth century, this mild-scented flower features several blossoms on a stem with fernlike foliage. To carry ranunculus is to tell your partner, in the Victorian language of flowers, “I am dazzled by your charms.” A natural for the bridal bouquet or bridesmaid nosegays, the ranunculus also makes a whimsical boutonniere and is available in many colors including white, yellow, orange, and pink.
The Victorian meaning for this flower is “marital happiness,” making the dainty white Stephanotis an obvious choice for weddings. The star-shape, waxy florets actually grow on a flowering vine; each must be individually wired or placed onto a special holder before it can be arranged. A bouquet of stephanotis blossoms is one of the most traditional a bride can carry, and a stephanotis boutonniere is a classic choice for a formal wedding. Mildly scented, moderately priced, and available year-round.
9. Sweet Peas
The sweet pea, which signifies “lasting pleasure,” was first brought to England from Sicily in 1699, and the English have had a love affair with this delicate flower ever since. Its candy-like scent and ruffled blossoms make this an old-fashioned favorite in bouquets for the bride and her bridesmaids. The sweet pea’s many colors range from white to intense pinks and purples, and its scent can be strong and sweet.
10. The Gardenia
Surrounded by dark green, waxy leaves, the exquisite gardenia exudes a sultry, heavy scent. It was this intoxicating fragrance that captivated an English sea captain traveling through South Africa in 1754, prompting him to bring home one of the native plants as a souvenir. Gardenias are lovely tucked into a bouquet or floating in a low bowl as a centerpiece, and a single gardenia makes a wonderful scented corsage. But be gentle: the delicate, creamy ivory petals of this expensive flower can bruise easily. Large three- to four-inch blossoms, as well as a miniature variety, are available.
Adapted from The Knot Book of Wedding Flowers (Chronicle Books, 2002).
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It’s true: We’ve come a long way from the days when brides carried bouquets down the aisle to ward off evil spirits (yes, that’s how the tradition started).
Though some trends have blossomed and others have wilted, one thing remains true: Flowers are a great way to make a highly personal statement, whether it’s a bloom’s more abstract Victorian meaning or just that it comes in your favorite color. Here are six easy ways to draw inspiration for your bouquets.
Tip 1: Channel History
Ever wonder why many brides carry stephanotis in their wedding bouquets (besides the fact that the flowers are so unique and gorgeous)? These creamy, star-shape florets carry a symbolic meaning of happiness in marriage.
Says who, you ask? Many such floral traditions are rooted in the conservative Victorian era, when every flower was given a symbolic meaning so that men could express their sentiments without words. Armed with a new edict, men began courting ladies not with love letters or serenades but with bouquets — and soon a lady receiving coral-color roses knew her suitor was expressing the first signs of desire, while a young maiden receiving a dainty cluster of violets might blush at the notion that her secret admirer had expressed his faithfulness to her. Learn the meanings of these popular wedding flowers and incorporate a little bit of history into your wedding day.
Here are a few of our favorites to get you started:
– lily of the valley = happiness
– calla lily = beauty
– freesia = innocence
– gardenia = joy
– orchid = love
– lilac = first signs of love
– anemone = expectation
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Tip 2: Color-Code It
Choosing colorful flowers that match your wedding palette is an obvious way to personalize your bouquet. But just because you’ve picked a pretty green-and-purple combo for your wedding, doesn’t mean your flowers need to scream eggplant!
Colorful adornments — from ribbons and fabric to beads and baubles — will make any bouquet meaningful. We love going with monochromatic blooms and bringing in color through the shape — and shade — of unusual additions, such as dark, rich berries, brilliant green succulents, or even jewel-tone sugared grapes.
Other examples: Do as the Romans did in times of celebration and add stalks of herbs to your bouquet, such as sweet-scented, pale purple lavender. Or take a bundle of typical white wedding blooms, like stephanotis or calla lilies, and tie the bouquet with a green wrap secured with a purple snap or button. You might even string purple- and green-accented paper cranes (for good luck) from your bouquet.
Tip 3: Check Backgrounds
Flowers can speak louder than vows — in all the pictures, at least. Another way to personalize is to choose flowers that match your personalities or are expressive of your backgrounds and beliefs.
For instance, you may choose to give a nod to his Norwegian heritage by including purple heather — Norway’s signature flower — in your bouquet and on the guys’ boutonnieres. Or you might pair your birth-month blooms like lily of the valley with chrysanthemum, because he was born in May and you in November. Or maybe your bedroom is always awash in tulips — your favorite bloom (a good choice, as they represent “consuming love”). Include these (you’ll find them mainly in three popular varieties — French, Dutch, and Parrot — though there are 3,000 varieties) in your bouquet. Did he propose while you were road-tripping in Georgia? Consider carrying a nosegay of peach-hued roses.
Tip 4: Keep It In The Family
Delve into your own family history and elevate the personal factor of your bouquet. Give your wedding flowers a homegrown flair by picking peonies from your mother’s garden; or you may choose to carry a cluster of white French tulips because your mother did so, as did her mother and her mother’s mother.
There are also less obvious ways to incorporate familial elements into your bouquet: Wrap the stems of your flowers in your favorite fabric topped off with your grandmother’s vintage hat pin, or create a bouquet wrap from an heirloom silk scarf. (Remember though, fabrics may be damaged by water and pins). Consider threading a relative’s pearls around soft rose petals to add sophistication to your wedding; or simply your the florist to take silk ribbons monogrammed with both of your initials and loop them through the bouquet.
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Tip 5: Remember To Remember
Keeping in sync with your fiance and your bridesmaids will help you pick personalized flowers. Start by recalling a favorite date that you and your fiance had. Was it the time you enjoyed an afternoon picnic in the park and he brought along a bouquet of your favorite flower — daffodils — to commemorate the occasion? Consider carrying these blooms down the aisle. Or maybe he brought you daisies for your first date? Make sure your bouquet is bursting with them. Is his favorite eau de toilet that you wear lavender scented? Ask your florist to incorporate sprigs of sweet-scented lavender into your bouquet and onto his boutonniere. You might even ask your attendants what their favorite flowers are — you could include each of their favorites into your own arrangement.
Tip 6: Use Your Environment
Gather inspiration from the everyday elements around you. Some fresh takes: Dress a bouquet with faux freshwater pearls because you’re marrying at the beach, or dot your arrangement with small fruits for a touch of spring (we love kumquats, lemons, even cherries). Is your fall fete taking place in a botanical garden of sorts? A motif like butterflies might be an appropriate thread for your details — let ceramic or fabric ones peek out from behind the flower petals as a nod to the season. We’ve planted the seed — you’ll need to take it from here.
— Allison Micarelli
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Father’s Day is right around the corner. We at Suspended In Time® love Dad’s and want to thank them for the great men that they are!!
We have the perfect gift for your dad or other special man in your life… Collector’s Shadowboxes. All Collector’s Shadowboxes are now 25% off until Father’s Day. Bring your collector’s memorabilia in today and let us help you design the perfect box! Since these are custom boxes it can take up to 4 weeks for us to create your masterpiece so visit us today.
Recently Kimikae Jones got her wedding bouquet preserved after her special day. When she came to pick it up at Suspended In Time Inc. (R) she was ecstatic and this is what she had to say when she saw it for the first time: “I’m so excited to have found Suspended In Time! When I saw my display, I got goose bumps and tears came to my eyes! They did an amazing job with the display and the flowers looked incredible! Thank you Suspended In Time for preserving my wedding memories so perfectly!!!” Kimikae, also had her wedding dress preserved through us and she was just as excited over how beautifully it was displayed. —We are happy that Kimikae was overjoyed and hope that we can bring that same happiness to many other brides soon.Roblox HackBigo Live Beans HackYUGIOH DUEL LINKS HACKPokemon Duel HackRoblox HackPixel Gun 3d HackGrowtopia HackClash Royale Hackmy cafe recipes stories hackMobile Legends HackMobile Strike Hack
Are you a stay-at-home mom who is looking for a way to make money at home and still be there to take care of your kids? Have you thought to yourself, “How can I start my own Business?” Well here is a great opportunity for you! Learn about how you can become a Suspended In Time® Dealer and own your own flower preservation business right from the comfort of you home. With our technology and success in this growing industry over the last 14 years we are expanding our business opportunities in your area. There are many people out there who want to seal and protect their keepsakes and don’t know where to go to get it done. You could be the one they come to for that service! Suspended In Time® has developed a revolutionary process of preserving floral arrangements, bridal bouquets, anniversary and funeral flowers and much more. There is even a process for wedding gown preservation and other memorabilia. This
It’s fun and rewarding to provide this service to brides, mothers-of-the-bride, interior designers, florists, birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, decorators and others who simply hate to see their most favorite fresh flowers go to waste.
Benefits with working with Suspended In time:
*Minimal up-front costs
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*Profitable non-floral markets can be tapped
*Low energy consumption
Just think, this Home-Based Business will allow you to be creative, make lots of money and still have time to tend to your family.
Still not sure if this is right for you, read this testimonial from one of our current dealers in Utah.
By Tiffany Hacker, Layton, Utah
Owning a Suspended In Time® dealership has been invaluable for my family and me. I wanted something that I could do from home when I began having children, and the business has served its purpose and more. We were so lucky to have the chance to buy our designated area from someone that had already worked in the area for a few years, and therefore had an established customer and vendor base from the start. This was so helpful, since we needed the immediate income. It wasn’t much at first, but through diligence, hard work, and quality products, we have been able to grow our business into what it is today. Our business continues to grow from year to year and it is definitely a blessing in our lives. It allows me to receive income and be a mother to my growing family.
Doing flowers is not something I have always loved or wished I could do, but it has been something that through training and diligence, I have come to enjoy very much. It is very therapeutic to put together a flower arrangement, and it is very satisfying to own my own business, set my own hours, and make my own paycheck.
Suspended In Time®of Layton