Showing posts from January, 2011

Preparing for Valentine's Day

Hello Everyone!

In preparation for Valentine's Day we at Lisa Foster Floral Design thought we should share a brief overview of who St. Valentine or "Valentinus" was or who he was according to legend.  While doing a little homework on the subject, we discovered that the Catholic Church recognizes no less than three different saints named Valentine. All "St. Valentine's" were martyred for one reason or another.

The probable St. Valentine that we honor with heart-shaped chocolate boxes and the iconic red rose lived in the third century Rome (or so legend says).  Emperor Claudius II made his mind up that single men made better soldiers. He thought they had less distractions without children and wives to think about. So with this thought he outlawed marriage for young-men. Despite the laws Valentine found this law ridiculous and kept marrying the young men and women of Rome.  Supposedly, when Emperor Claudius II found out about this he ordered Valentine killed.…
Press Release from Wedding Wire

Knoxville, Tennessee – Wednesday, January 26- WeddingWire, the nation’s leadingweddingtechnology company, is thrilled to announceLisa Foster Floral Designhas been selected to receive the prestigious annualWeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011forWedding Flowers in Knoxville,Tennessee!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Lisa Foster Floral Designstands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is hon…

New Friend in the Video Business!

Greetings Everyone!

While we were at Bluebird Hill the other day Lisa and I met a new friend in the video business. Tammy Akard owner of Sweet T.E.A. Productions is as sweet as she could be and talented too! We were happy to discover she has videoed a few of our brides and we wanted to share her talents with you! Please enjoy! Also, check out our Facebook page we have posted more videos from Sweet T.E.A. Productions!

Kristin & Jeremy!
Kristin and Jeremy Highlights from Tammy Akard on Vimeo.

Kim on behalf of,

Hunter Valley Bridal Show - Recap

Last nights event at Hunter Valley Farm was GREAT!
Lisa and Kim (me) attended and met some really wonderful brides. It was obvious that they are excited for their bridal journey. Below are a few photos from last night. Lisa did a bouquet creation demo at the booth and we had a lot of interest in our Crystal Tree! Remember we do free consults for brides. We recommend that you talk to us after you've picked out bridesmaid dresses. Call the and we can book an appointment. Looking forward to tomorrows event at Bluebird Hill.  Hope to see you there.

We will be sure to keep you updated on the other bridal events coming up in the following weeks.

Kim on behalf of,

January Flower of the Month: The Tulip

This month we are highlighting the Tulip!

Everyone knows what a tulip looks like but did you know that there are over 3,000 different types of tulips? Tulips are the most popular of all the bulbed plants.  Tulips where first discovered in the late sixteenth century (1500's) in the Netherlands. Now tulips are grown all over the world. Most tulips are cultivated in Holland both dried bulbs and fresh cut flowers. Historically, Europe considered tulips as the symbol of the Ottoman Empire. Tulips symbolize imagination, dreaminess, perfect lover and a declaration of love.  Also, if you run out of onions substitute a tulip bulb!

A little more info on tulips.
Kingdom - Plantae Division - Magnoliophyta Class - Lilliopsida Order - Liliales Family - Liliaceae Genus - Tulipa  
Information gathered from The Flower Expert and All About Tulips  photos found on Flickr
Kim  On behalf of,