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The Language of the Flowers

Did you know that each variety of flower signifies a unique meaning? In Victorian times, the "Language of the Flowers" was used to convey messages. Each different flower represented a sentiment to its recipient... for better or for worse! Read on to discover the hidden meanings behind your favorite blooms.

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Sarah Erickson
Minimalism + Design Process

A minimalist mindset is inspiring a lot of our design process lately. We're taking time to slow down and really appreciate all the elements of floral design: our materials, nature's beauty, and the creative process. What does this mean for our design process? Read on to learn more.

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Sarah Erickson
Flowers for The Guys

With Father's Day just around the corner, we wanted to take a moment to spotlight the guys! It's not just ladies who carry flowers on a wedding day... Take a peek at a few Q&As to cover all your questions about flowers for the men!

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Sarah Erickson
Why We Adore In-Season Flowers

Have you ever inquired about our process? If you do, you'll find that our designs rely heavily on in-season blooms. At Olive Grove Design, our philosophy is all about working with nature. She's already created more beauty than we ever will. Why work against her? 

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Sarah Erickson
Moodboard Monday

It's #MoodboardMonday, and we're head-over-heels for this centerpiece, recently designed for an editorial collaboration with Shannon Skloss Photography. Using our recent summery centerpiece as the central focus, we're feeling inspired by golden hues and delicate textures like papery petals, silk ribbons, and dainty calligraphic script. 

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Sarah Erickson
Favorite Flower: Lisianthus

As a wedding florist, I am often asked: "Which flower is your favorite?" It's never easy to choose – nature has provided so many beautiful options! – but there are actually a few blooms that stand above the rest. Today, I'm revealing another all-time favorite bloom: Lisianthus. Have you heard of it? It may be slightly lesser-known than other wedding flowers, but it's such a versatile bloom! 

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Sarah Erickson
Moodboard Monday

It's time for another #MoodboardMonday, and we're leaning toward natural shades this week! Olive greens, rich earthy browns, and antique textures set the tone for an Old World feeling. Can't you imagine these images at a thoughtful destination wedding in a Tuscan villa or French chateau?

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In Honor of Earth Day

Have you marked your calendar for Earth Day yet? It's right around the corner—this Sunday, April 22nd. We're lifelong admirers of all the beauty mother nature provides... from beautiful spring blooms and stunning landscapes, to the sunshine on our face and the air we breathe. Will you join us in observing this holiday for our lovely planet?

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Moodboard Monday

We hope you had a restful and restorative weekend surrounded by friends and family! As April arrives, we're looking forward to a spring filled with color... starting with this inviting color palette! What do you think? Are warm dusty hues capturing your heart this spring?

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