January 28, 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.  Knowing how Rome was he probably was a snack for the lions at the Colosseum...just a guess.

There are many more legends that suggest that Valentine sent the first "Valentine" from prison to a young girl he fell in love with and signed it "From, Your Valentine".  Which unless you live under a rock you know is a phrase still in existence today.

Wherever the legend originated from or whomever St. Valentine was truly we are happy that he lived at some point and we are able to celebrate love a little extra on February 14th.  We will be celebrating with the Second Annual Drive-Thru Valentine's Tent!

*Information for The History of Valentine's Day was found on www.History.com

More information to come as Valentine's Day approaches!

Kim on behalf of,

January 26, 2011

Press Release from Wedding Wire

Knoxville, Tennessee – Wednesday, January 26 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Lisa Foster Floral Design has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding 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 Design stands 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 honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Lisa Foster Floral Design for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.” 

We are happy to announce that Lisa Foster Floral Design is among the very best Wedding Flower Specialist within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011. 

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at www.lisafosterdesign.com. 

For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com. 


A BIG Thanks to all of our brides and their families! You are why we do what we do here at Lisa Foster Floral Design! You are why we love our jobs!

Kim on behalf of,

January 17, 2011

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,

January 12, 2011

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 5, 2011

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

On behalf of,

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