Monday, May 21, 2012

Inspiration Board: Beach Wedding

For those of you who don't know, an inspiration board is where you take images from many different weddings or events and put them together and it looks like it all came from the same event. This is a beach inspiration board I made.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Garden Roses vs. Peonies

Since Peonies are really unpredictable, we can never definitely say that we can offer you peonies. No florist can, and if they do you better be wary of that company. We do our best to find them for you, but they are expensive and the weather directly affects the crop of flowers. If we can't get peonies, we use a substitute flower called a Garden Roses. For all intensive purposes, they look almost identical to peonies and they are more reasonably priced. Take a look:


Garden Roses

Of course you can get them in any color you want. The Garden Roses can be just as big as the Peonies and they are absolutely gorgeous. Getting garden roses can some times save you up to $1-3 dollars a stem. That is significant if you need 100+ stems of flowers!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Guest Favor

We have seen this recently at a few weddings we have done and we love the idea! We can actually make these for you! Just buy succulents and place them in a container and there you go, a wonderful guest favor! Succulents are very easy to take care of and they make a great take away.

Guest Favor and Place Card
It helps decorate the table - two for one!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Quick Tip

One quick tip that I can impart to you all to make your flowers last longer. Make sure there is no debris in the water like leaves or flower particles. That breeds bacteria which kills your flowers. Another tip is to cut your flowers every few days and place them in fresh water.

Example of dirty vase 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Cute Guest Book

Our St. Patrick's Bride, Katie, had the cutest guestbook! Guests put their fingerprint on a tree and wrote their name by their finger print. This makes a great keepsake and wall hanging in your house. Take a look:

Thanks to Chris Joriann Photography for the beautiful pictures:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Biz Bash

Biz Bash 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale - Caidal Events paired up with MB Florals. 

Our Flowers, Caidals props! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sugar Flowers vs. Real Flowers

One of the question we ask our initial consultation is would you like cake flowers. Most of the brides that choose us as their Wedding Florist decide to order cake flowers from us. We love when they do, because it saves them money. Typically, we not the cake bakers are the ones who place the real flowers on the cake, so you don't have to worry about an extra charge from the bakers.

Take a look at some of the cakes that we have decorated:

By Chris Joriann Photography

By Chris Joriann Photography 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Dinner Party

Enjoy these pictures from a small dinner party we decorated earlier this year. We do floral arrangements for just about everything! Just ask. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DIY Idea

We here at MB Florals love do it yourself ideas especially as cute as this. It's great for a vintage party. You can find cute saucers and tea cups and champagne glasses at Goodwill.


Monday, April 30, 2012

Starfish Details

Living in Florida, in almost every event, we try to infuse a little Florida style. We love to do starfish accents.

Take a look:
MB Florals Lantern

In Centerpieces- we rent those chargers and we also decorate napkins

Starfish name card holders


Friday, April 27, 2012

Just World Fundraiser

In January, I had the pleasure of working with Just World to provide their centerpieces for a fundraising event they held at a horse farm in Wellington. The pictures are taken by my personal camera, so forgive me for the quality. I just want to share with you these neat ideas we did. The theme of the party was Roaring 20's.  

Gold Hurricane with boas and spider mums

Champagne and Martini Glasses

Roaring 20's girls

Yes, that is an olive made out of flowers! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


One thing I can for sure tell you is that organization is the key to having a flawless event. Organization starts at the smallest item too. We just reorganized our entire warehouse and we had bins and bins full of ribbons. It was a pain and an overall waste of time to dig through the bins to find the one ribbon we were looking for. So we used an idea we found on Pinterest and it is working out fabulously! If you have a stockpile of ribbon like we do, I suggest this. We have about 5 bins organized like this by color.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Katie and Kyle's Wedding

Chris Joriann Photography  took these amazing photographs of Katie and Kyle's St. Patrick Days wedding. They were married on the lawn of Royal Poinciana Chapel and their reception took place on the Lady Windridge Yacht. Take a look at some of the beautiful flowers used at their wedding:

Button Mums, Hypericum Berries, and Gerbera Daises
Pink Cymbidium Orchids, Garden Roses, Green Cymbidiums, Hybrid Blue Delphinium
Bridesmaid's Bouquet
Precious moment with the Flower girl giving the bouquet to the bride
The Girls! 
Our favorite picture of the couple
MB Florals details of the monogram made of flowers
Aisle Decor- Flower Balls hung on shepards hooks with petal aisle runner
Centerpieces consisted of various cubes with flowers and manzanita branches with hanging candles

Friday, April 20, 2012

Website I Love

I know most of you have already heard about a website called "Pinterest". But in case you haven't, we just have to share it with you. This website allows you to create a "board" with pictures that you like for your wedding or event. I use it all the time when starting consultations for events. The client tells me their style or theme for their event, then I will do research for them and create a board full of images I think fits their description. It's a wonderful tool for you all to show your wedding/event vendors what your ideas are. It helps get a picture in our minds and that will help us to create an unforgettable event for you! You need an invitation to join Pinterest. If you need one, please leave a comment on this post with your email address and we will invite you.

Our link to MB Florals Pinterest:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Product I love

Another product that I use constantly is called Floralife's Leaf Shine. When leaves are looking dull in you flower arrangements, just spray a little leaf shine on them to make them look naturally clean and lush. This product does not leave the foliage oily at all! I use the spray on orchid leaves when I make an arrangement. Additionally, this product is great for homemade foliage arrangements. Go into your back yard and cut some of your green foliage - such as mini palm fronds, Monstera leaves, Crotons, Seagrapes, etc  and spray them with leaf shine then place them in a large vase with water and a little bleach and ta da! you have yourself a little tropical arrangement.

Examples of tropical foliage

Monday, April 16, 2012


So question is - do you buy your own vases or rent them from the floral designer?

From a florist's opinion, please do not buy your own vases. You will pay less renting them from us then you will buying them. We also know what works better with the flowers you want. There is also another issue of giving the florist the vases as well as what to do with the vases after the reception has concluded. We always want what is easiest for you on your wedding or event day!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fran and Remy's Wedding

We had the pleasure of providing the flowers for a previous client's sister's wedding! They had a beautiful garden themed wedding. The ceremony took place at a small church in Downtown Delray Beach. The reception was at Benvenutos.

Enjoy these photos:
We do aisle runners and fabric running down the pews.

Altar pieces made of hydrangeas, stock, roses and seeded euchalyptus 
Pew Bows with nosegays of roses, seeded euc, and wax flowers

Tall centerpieces with curly willow up the stand. 

Sweetheart table with my linen 

Low centerpieces with garden flowers