Amazing Flower Photography

September 27th, 2013 by Ying Huang

Who doesn’t love the thrill of receiving flower bouquets delivered to your door? Wouldn’t it be lovely to capture the essence of those blooms when they’re fresh? Jen Huang Photography does just that, capturing the vivacity, color, and beauty of fresh flowers.

We sent her three of our bestselling bouquets, from a special line that ships them in boxes directly from the grower. The result? Photographic brilliance.

We are proud to present flower photography that highlights the amazing beauty of these flower bouquets:

Blue Iris for a Bright Day – 15 Stems

Blue iris for a Bright Day bouquet, in an antique silver vase that Jen found. The irises add to the high-end, rustic decor and present a vivid picture of beauty.
Irises bouquet by From You Flowers. Photographed by Jen Huang.

100 Blooms of Spring Lilies

With our bouquets in a box, you get the option of sending them without a vase, giving your recipient the creativity to arrange the flowers in their unique vessels. Here, the Peruvian lilies bloom wonderfully in the antique silver vase.
100 Blooms of Peruvian Lilies, by From You Flowers. Photography by Jen Huang.

Lavender Rose and Lily Celebration Bouquet

The soft color of lavender roses blends well with the bold pink in stargazer lilies.
Lavender Rose and Lily Celebration bouquet by From You Flowers. Photography by Jen Huang.

Combination of Lavender Rose and Lily Celebration with Irises

Jen combined two of our bouquets (the Lavender Rose and Lily Celebration bouquet and the Blue Iris for a Bright Day bouquet) in a stone vase. The result? Understated elegance.
From You Flowers bouquet: lavender roses, pink stargazer lilies, irises, purple stock. Photographed by Jen Huang.

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Beautiful Flower Illustration of Bouquet

September 27th, 2013 by Ying Huang

It’s FRIDAY, and time to begin your weekend with some floral inspiration. One of our talented graphic designers, Jennifer Boyd, created a flower illustration of our Rose and Lily Celebration bouquet.

It’s gorgeous, if we may say so ourselves:
earth laughs in flowers drawing by From You Flowers

Pink Flower Centerpieces

September 23rd, 2013 by Stacey Doornbos

Celebrate pink with pink floral centerpieces. Pink gerbera daisies, pink roses, and yellow peruvian lilies. Bouquet by From You Flowers.

Centerpieces play a big role in the décor of any special event, and pink flower centerpieces especially add a fresh, feminine touch to any setting. This post will show you different pink centerpieces that work for almost any occasion. Some occasions may include a girl’s birthday, wedding, baby shower, or baptism. Below are some beautiful pink-themed centerpieces to make your event extra special.

   Glad Tidings Basket

Bright and fresh pink centerpiece. This centerpiece is great for weddings, girls birthday parties, and to just brighten a room or add a little feminine touch.

This first centerpiece holds a variety of flower types with many different shades of pink, giving the eyes beautiful surprises to behold at every angle. Pink gladiolus, pink alstroemeria, pink gerbera daisies, daisy pompons and blades of flax and galax are carefully hand-arranged in a decorative garden basket. This basket will add a lot of bright colors and freshness to your event. Plus, since this centerpiece is less formal, it would be perfect for a family get-together or as everyday pink centerpiece to brighten the room.

Blushing Beauty

Stunning centerpiece for family get-togethers. This extravagent burgandy vase is filled with a variety of pinks and purples.

This second floral arrangement is a real eye catcher! The tall structure and bright pinks and purples make this centerpiece  really stand out. Dark pink lilies, burgundy pompons, carnations, pink snapdragons, purple waxflower, bupleurum and ruscus are all hand-arranged to in a shiny burgandy vase, making this bold centerpiece perfect for any important occasions.

Cyclamen Surprise

This elegant cyclamen plant is perfect for formal events. It adds class and sophistication to your event.

Lastly, this elegant cyclamen plant was made for more formal or chic events. This Cyclamen plant comes in a contemporary Silver 8″ Mirrored Cube, adding a level of sophistication to any décor. The dark green leaves also make the soft pink flowers pop. This unique centerpiece cannot be missed.

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Modern Flower Arrangements

September 20th, 2013 by Stacey Doornbos

Colorful mixed floral bouquet. A nice gift for birthdays or any celebration.

If you are looking for modern day bouquets, you’ve come to the right place. Sometimes it can be hard to find bouquets that keep up with today’s changing trends. It can be difficult to figure out what types of flowers and arrangements are popular at the moment. Whether it’s a gift for that special someone, a gift for a relative or maybe just an arrangement to spruce up your house, modern flower bouquets bring fresh beauty to any décor. Below are some modern flower arrangements that are sure to please.

Modern European Garden

Asiatic lilies, yellow snapdragons, yellow roses and pink waxflower hand-arranged. Perfect for ooutdoors and county chic vibe.

This bouquet features pink Asiatic lilies, yellow snapdragons, yellow roses and pink waxflower beautifully presented in a clear gathering vase with a natural raffia bow. The flowers have a calm, natural, and modern feel to it which makes it the perfect rustic gift or arrangement to display in your house. This arrangement also works well on wooden tables and the outdoors, lending to the country chic vibe of the décor.

Rosy Reflection

Red roses, Pink roses, pink alstroemeria and red carnations. Perfect for Valentines Day and Mothers Day.

This modern day arrangement is perfect for that special modern someone in your life. An elegant and lovely bouquet, it is sure to put a lasting smile on your special someone’s face. Roses are always a great choice because they are classic from antiquity and won’t go out of style. Red roses, pink roses, pink alstroemeria, and red carnations are skillfully arranged in a clear glass cube container. Measures 12″H by 10″L. This arrangement is the definition of beauty.

Yellow Daisy & Lily Delight

Yellow daisies and white lilies scream Spring! A great gift for Mothers Day or for a Baptism.

Last but not least is this lovely yellow bouquet. This flower arrangement has a natural and neutral vibe that adds a modern touch to any décor. Yellow tulips, gerbera daisies, cream colored lilies, yellow carnations, and fresh greens are brilliantly arranged in a contemporary glass vase, making this arrangement an incredible option for any celebration or event.

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Flower inspiration: Bloom with Abandon

September 20th, 2013 by Ying Huang

Happy Friday, flower lovers! Begin your weekend with a little flower inspiration:

Flower inspirational quote: Bloom with abandon. By From You Flowers.

Top 5 Quotes For Getting Through Hard Times (Flower Edition)

September 11th, 2013 by Ying Huang

Top 5 Quotes For Getting Through Hard Times (Flower Edition). Image by Jen Huang Photography. @jenhuangphoto @fromyouflowers

[Image credit: Jen Huang Photography]

1) “Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.” — Susan Taylor

2) “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” — Walt Disney Company

3) “Every flower must grow through dirt.” — proverb

4) “Every moment of every day blooms with possibilities.” — From You Flowers

5) “If I gather all the flowers in the world, their combined beauty can’t possibly surpass the beauty of your soul.” — From You Flowers

Popular Lavender and Purple Flower Bouquets

August 25th, 2013 by Ying Huang

Are you looking to send flowers to someone who loves the colors lavender and/or purple? Lavender is a popular color this season, and purple is a long time favorite color of many women. Purple represents royalty and piety, while lavender, its close kin, represents a feminine softness. Together, lavender and purple flowers show an elegance that demonstrates your respect for the recipient, as well as your heartfelt wishes and love. It may be one of the reasons why lavender and purple bouquets are among some of the most popular to send during Mother’s Day.

Below are some of our bestselling Lavender and Purple Flower Bouquets:

Lovely Lavender Bouquet

Lovely lavender bouquet, filled with roses, waxflower, daisies, peruvian lilies, and tulips via @fromyouflowers
One of our most popular flower arrangements, the Lovely Lavender Bouquet has a balanced mix of purple and lavender flowers. Lavender roses, waxflowers, and daisies are rounded out by the deeper purple in peruvian lilies and tulips. The flowers sit in a lovely purple passion container to complete the look.

Purple Passion Bouquet

Fun and flirty purple passion bouquet, with green spider mums, lavender roses, and purple stock. Via @fromyouflowers
Purple passion stock flowers meet lavender roses and wonderful green spider mums. This eye-catching bouquet commands the attention of any room with its fun and flirty spider mums, gorgeous flowers, and elegant cube vase. This bouquet is perfect for someone with a fun personality or someone who’s especially creative. In one of our reviews, Ed from Virginia wrote, “Flowers and vase were ideal for the 60th birthday celebration of our artistic niece!”

Lavender Garden Bouquet

Lavender Garden bouquet, with lavender roses and a variety of purple flowers. Via @fromyouflowers
Soft, full, and–dare we say–gorgeous, the Lavender Garden is an amazing way to express your sentiments. The bouquet is delightfully pretty, with purple and lavender roses, carnations, alstroemeria, and monte casino in a purple cache pot. The colors and flower species all complement one another in a pleasing and soft way, giving you the chance to send your message in a beautiful way.

Two Dozen Purple Roses

two dozen lavender roses via @fromyouflowers
Sometimes, a girl just loves roses, roses, and more roses. Hey, we get it. American novelist Gertrude Stein once wrote, “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” We think there’s a reason why she named roses and not any other flower! In this case, you can send the recipient two dozen roses to satisfy their color and rose desires. Win-win!

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Hans Christian Andersen Quote on Life

August 22nd, 2013 by Ying Huang

This Throwback Thursday post is dedicated to Hans Christian Andersen, the father of some of the most poignant fairy tales ever written. The quote on life below belonged to his story “The Butterfly”:

Hans Christian Andersen quote. Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Heartwarming Grandparents Day Gifts and Flowers

August 15th, 2013 by Ying Huang

In the United States, National Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day and falls on September 8th this year. Grandparents are so special to us, which is why looking for Grandparents Day gifts may be difficult. If you are searching for gifts for your grandmother, grandfather, or both, what lovelier present is there than to give them the gift of outdoor beauty or premium goodies that you know they would enjoy? Here are some gift ideas to show your grandparents just how special they are to you:

Fields of Sunshine Bouquet
gorgeous flower bouquet--yellow lilies, white roses, purple daisies. From @fromyouflowers for Grandparents Day
Send your grandparents a thing of beauty: gorgeous flowers artfully arranged to please their souls. The Fields of Sunshine bouquet includes golden yellow lilies, white roses, and purple daisies, all expertly arranged by a local florist. The bright colors work in harmony with one another, giving your grandparents a beautiful sight to gaze at in their very own homes. Flowers make us pause and feel peace and gratitude. Better yet: if they are given to us by someone else, they present a beautiful reminder that we’re loved and cared for. Send your grandparents the gift that symbolizes your love for them. This floral arrangement also comes in a classy, tall cobalt gathering vase that can be reused for future bouquets.

Sunshine Spirit Mini Rose
yellow roses for delivery via @fromyouflowers
The Sunshine Spirit Mini Rose brings joy to its recipient. If your grandparents love gardening or like having indoor plants around, send them a bright reminder that they are cared for and loved. The yellow rose plant is a lovely mini indoor garden that would grow, especially if you put it in a bigger pot. Your grandparents will enjoy watering the mini rose bush and anticipate watching roses bloom in their homes.

Fruit and Cheese Box
Fruit and Cheese Box via @fromyouflowers
Gift your grandparents this delightful assortment of juicy, fresh fruit, along with cheese, crackers, herb almonds, and mustard that they can enjoy alone or together. These healthy fruits and nuts are sure to make them smile, as they munch on these delicious snacks.

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Flowers, Gift Baskets, and Balloons for Grandparents Day, $10 Off site-wide. Via @fromyouflowers

Keep Calm and Blossom On: 5 Life Lessons from Flowers

July 9th, 2013 by Ying Huang

No one who has had the pleasure of gazing at flowers can deny their beauty. As a flower delivery company, we work with flowers daily, often drawing inspiration from them. Not only are flowers gorgeous, but they blossom effortlessly when given the bare necessities of water and sunlight.

Working with flowers, we often realized that life can be that simple for people too. Given the necessities (food, water, affection, etc.), we can blossom and continue to do so regularly.

What are some lessons we can learn from flowers that will help us along the continuous path of growth?

1) Make peace with past hurts and resentments:
Flowers continue to grow. In fact, they strive to bend themselves towards the sun at all times, feeding themselves in the present moment. Anyone who has been hurt deeply will tell you that our past pain can haunt us and make us want to cut ourselves off from nourishment (food, friends, joyful activities, etc.). As hard as it may seem at the time, pain is a part of human life. There is a Zen Buddhist saying that “pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.” While life throws certain trials at us, it’s our ability to make peace with that pain that will eventually allow us to continue blossoming as individuals.

This doesn’t mean that the pain will cease completely–anyone who has grieved the death of someone close to them can let you know that the pain never fully dies. Not letting the pain overtake you, however, is a personal choice we can make to not become victims of our past. Making peace with pain will inevitably lead you on the path to personal fulfillment.

2) Stay true to yourself:
A flower blossoms naturally. If others were to force the petals open, the blossoms would not be as beautiful. In the same way, humans need to stay true to themselves. Only then can you derive true passion and true strength from your choices.

3) Surround yourself with people who allow you to blossom:
Just as flowers need nourishment to grow and blossom into the beauties that they are, we too need the nourishment of positive and supportive people in our lives. Being in the company of those who belittle us will hinder our self-growth and self-esteem. Being in the presence of great people would help us feel that we too are great.

4) Be good to yourself:
Flowers feed themselves first. We are not here to advocate selfishness–in fact, we believe that taking care of yourself first is the key to taking care of others. Not taking time for you can lead to tiredness and resentment. Help yourself and help others by taking time for things that you find joy in.

5) Be good to others:
While flowers need simple nourishment to blossom, humans are more complex. Consistently, psychology studies have shown that a key form of nourishment for us manifests itself in acts of kindness. Generosity heightens our sense of well-being and our happiness levels. In a recent study, Harvard Associate Professor Michael Norton found that giving away money helps subjects to feel wealthier and happier.

The below graphic is a reminder that like flowers, we too, can “blossom on” with human necessities, calming working to achieve our goals in the present.

Keep Calm and Blossom On via @FromYouFlowers

Another image–a reminder to surround ourselves with supportive people:

Inspirational Quote. Surround yourself with people who allow you to blossom. Via @FromYouFlowers

Keep blossoming!