7 Elegant Flower Ideas that Capture the Essence of Valentine’s Day

by Rachael Priest on February 10, 2012

With time rapidly running out before Valentine’s Day, you may be entering panic mode about what to send your beloved. Before you run out to your local department store to grab the first red, heart-shaped box you can find, however, think about your local florist. Whether you are looking for affordable flower ideas, elegant flower ideas, or the combination of the two, chances are your florist can help you find something that will dazzle and delight your sweetheart far more than any generic candy box could. Here are 7 elegant flower ideas for Valentine’s Day that truly capture the essence and emotion of the season:

  1. One Dozen Roses

One dozen red roses is the gold standard for Valentine’s Day and is always an elegant choice. If you’d like to send a dozen roses, but don’t necessarily want to do red, ask your florist about what other colors they have in stock. Pink, white, yellow, orange, lavender, and even green roses are popular, but these colors sell out fast. If you know you want a color outside of the box, it is crucial that you order as soon as possible to reserve them.

  1. One Dozen Roses…with a Twist

While a dozen roses by themselves are certainly elegant, you can take that elegance to the next level by asking your florist to upscale your design. There are a number of ways to do this, ranging from selecting a unique and elegant vase to adding diamonds to the center of each rose, like our friends at Southern Bell Florist in North Carolina suggest.

  1. Lilies, Tulips, Iris, and Other Elegant Flowers

It doesn’t have to be a rose in order to be elegant. You can send your love a mixed arrangement containing lilies, tulips, and iris, or you could just send a vase of tulips for that matter. If your sweetheart has a favorite flower and that flower just happens to not be a rose, don’t feel like you are obligated to send roses. Customizing your order to what she likes will mean more to her than sending her something she doesn’t like for the sake of tradition.

  1. Glass Beads and Other Accents

Glass beads added to a clear vase create a subtle, contemporary, yet timeless elegance that your beloved is sure to appreciate. You might also consider adding sprigs of rhinestones, pearl-toned hearts, and Valentine-themed floral picks to your flowers.

  1. Plants with a Little Something Extra

If you’d like to send something that will last for years to come, a green or blooming plant could be what you’re looking for. You can have your florist arrange a few fresh flowers inside the plant for a touch of elegance and visual interest.

  1. Eucalyptus, Myrtle, Wax Flower, and Other Natural Accents

Baby’s Breath and Leather Leaf aren’t the only options you have for completing your Valentine’s Day flowers. Simply changing the greenery to seeded eucalyptus or choosing wax flower in place of baby’s breath can transform a standard floral arrangement into one of elegance.

  1. Gourmet Candies, Truffles, and Other Sweet Treats

Candy is a popular item to give alongside flowers for Valentine’s Day. Try sending gourmet items such as truffles, chocolate covered nuts, or even Hershey’s kisses to give a sweet treat that maintains your elegant theme.

Contact us at Buds ‘n Bows Flower Shop in Crawford, Ga to place your order for elegant flowers today. Call 706-743-5830 or visit our website for easy ordering. It’s not too late to get your order in, but the longer you wait the less options you’ll have so let us hear from you soon!

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