02.04.13

VALENTINE FLORAL GUIDE FOR GUYS!

so it’s always very sweet when a guy brings you flowers. but let’s be real here, isn’t it better when you actually LOVE the flowers he gave you? guys need a little guidance every now and then, right? i told arian i loved peonies when we were at the farmer’s market one weekend and when i asked him a few months later if he knew what my favorite flower was he replied… “paninis?” very funny and quite endearing.

kristin and i put together a guide for guys to reference when they are out buying their lovely lady flowers for valentine’s day. here are flowers (and i won’t speak for all of you ladies) that almost all women love…

“I say let the seasons pick your flowers! I particularly love using seasonal blooms for occasions like holidays or weddings. If on February 14th you give your Valentine a posy of ranunculus, narcissus, and anemones, those blossoms will hold a sort of yearly romance. Every year when the season comes again the original sentiment will be there with the flowers.” 

i really love the bouquet she put together! i would be quite thrilled if arian handed me these on a date -valentine’s day or not!

moon canyon florals is doing a valentine’s day pop-up starting feb 11th. she will be selling bouquets and arrangements in the shop and for order. you can pre-order flowers for pick up or delivery starting NOW! contact kristin for more information at kristen{at}mooncanyondesign.com. (hear that, boys?)

florals by: moon canyon design co.
art direction by: designlovefest
photos by: kimberly genevieve

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  • 1. julia I mintlametta  |  February 4th, 2013 at 6:25 am

    ooohhh! I hope my guy will follow your post as well :-)

  • 2. Megan Leader // Far and Far Away  |  February 4th, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Love the idea of using seasonal flowers so that every time the season comes around again, you have a sort of sentimental attachment to the blooms!

    Also, I love the panini story! I’m pretty sure I’d be just as delighted by a bouquet of sandwiches as I would be about flowers.

  • 3. Leigh  |  February 4th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Oh boy! These are too pretty! Definitely a no-fail guide!

  • 4. Megan  |  February 4th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    I just love fresh flowers. Hoping my boy picks up on my many *hints* this Valentines. : )

    Xo.Megan

  • 5. cortney p.  |  February 4th, 2013 at 8:19 am

    beautiful.

  • 6. Style Sweets Magazine  |  February 4th, 2013 at 8:26 am

    This is awesome. Have to share!

  • 7. Vicki Archer  |  February 4th, 2013 at 8:28 am

    These flowers are stunning, and I completely love that little pink box that says ‘make her happy’ on it…such a sweet idea… xv

    http://vickiarcher.com

  • 8. Ashley / Glitter & Pixels  |  February 4th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Oh man, you nailed it! Love ALL these! What a gorgeous bouquet!

  • 9. Kenzie Lee  |  February 4th, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Beautiful and sure to make any girl smile!

    X Kenzie

    http://www.CaveGirlintheCity.com

  • 10. Joy | Frock Files  |  February 4th, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Whenever I try to explain that I only like a few types of flowers, my guy gets all turned around. This is the perfect graphic to help him out. I already sent it along with the subject line, “This is NOT a hint! File for future reference.” :) We won’t be home for Valentine’s Day anyway, but maybe it’ll help for future “just because” bouquets. Thanks for this! xo

  • 11. Kory  |  February 4th, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Haha, that’s so funny what your guy said. I think this is great for guys, especially at this time of year. I feel like most guys just pick roses for their ladies instead of figuring out what the favorite flower is and getting that..

  • 12. Jen  |  February 4th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I love how beautiful this post is Bri, but maybe I’m a weird girl or something, since I absolutely hate the idea of flowers. I guess I get all sentimental and sad when they die because I love them so much haha. Plus it sucks when you find out your guy spent $100 on roses or whatever crazy amount & it just wilts before your eyes… Esp. since I’m not a fan of waste money. My other suggestion for weird girls like me is asking your guy to get a potted plant or potted flowers so they can continue growing & giving you enjoyment for months or years to come. I asked for a beautiful pot of succulents or cactus, since I’m a college student. They never die, just like the love I want them to represent. <3

  • 13. Zoe  |  February 4th, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I love this! they are perfect.

    Zoe
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.co.uk

  • 14. Chick Tyler  |  February 4th, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I passed this along to that boy of mine. ;) Great/pretty post!

  • 15. Sarah  |  February 4th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Gorgeous. Peonies and Ranunculus were the stars of the show in my wedding day florals. I bet your studio smelled amazing the day of this shoot!

  • 16. Phoebe  |  February 4th, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Hahaha, paninis. Like the sandwiches? haha

    BTW, I am exactly like Jen (post #10) about flowers. I get sad when they die. I would be way happier with a succulent!

  • 17. Kerry Scott Grolle  |  February 4th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Moon Canyon Design Co… Perfection! These are most of my favorite flowers, but so rarely do I get to see them put together this way. Thanks!

  • 18. lolo  |  February 4th, 2013 at 11:16 am

    all of my favorites in one place! looks great!!

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  • 20. Bettina  |  February 4th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Paninis, that made me laugh! Love this bouquet, because it’s simple and filled with flowers any girly girl would love!

  • 21. bri  |  February 4th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    hi jen! succulents would also be really nice to get from your guy, i agree. i do find that flowers are always special too, however!

  • 22. kristen  |  February 4th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    succulent are great! and last a looooooong time! cut flowers are special in a way that is fleeting. which is beautiful. giving a bouquet of cut flowers is perhaps an “old fashioned” gesture. but one I truly adore. classic romance.

  • 23. caroline  |  February 4th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    i am hoping the boston boys follow this advice and come to my floral studio that launched today! love this post.

  • 24. joody  |  February 4th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    lovely! will definitely have to hint at this post to the bf tonight. last year he got me three different bouquets of different flowers. people at the office thought i was seeing three different guys! hope this year he gets one that’s been nicely arranged so I don’t become the serial dater. Thanks for sharing!

  • 25. Kate  |  February 4th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Great post!!
    I also love those brown shoes! Any info on those beauties? :)

  • 26. Ashley  |  February 4th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Such an adorable shoot! As always, i just love the styling!

  • 27. Latrina  |  February 4th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Bri, I just adore these type of blog posts from you! I would love to find me a gal I could collaborate with to create such fun blog posts & DIYs as this. You two must have so much fun!

    Such a lovely presentation of the flowers too!

  • 28. Megan @ Pink O'Clock  |  February 4th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Love this! Flowers are such happy-makers.

  • 29. Monica  |  February 4th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I’m sending this to every man in my life.
    Fresh flowers are the greatest.

    M.

  • 30. Andrea  |  February 5th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    You left out my favorite flowers! Orchids, Ferber daisies and lilies. (Not together. :)

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