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Who is Your Love Guru?

Valentine’s Day is a day that is about celebrating love; the love you have, the love you had, or perhaps the love you hope for. There is no perfect love, but every love is perfect in it’s own way, and as such, each love should be celebrated.

There is no recipe for success when selecting Valentine’s Day gifts. Making the right choice will depend on your listening skills and how attentive you are to your partner. As there is no ‘one size fit’s all’ solution, I suggest you choose your own love spirit to help guide your way.

Classic Valentino

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For traditional romantics, Valentine’s Day requires a few key elements;

  1. A Red Rose delivery- probably a dozen, generally long stemmed and preferably delivered to work! Perhaps this box of roses will fit the bill?
  2. Jewelry gift
  3. Dinner reservation; perhaps French, Italian or Seafood.

Nothing says romance than a dinner date that starts Champagne and ends with Souffle right? Valentine’s Day dining for hardcore fanatics should be fancy and fine. This means you will need to be organised so you don’t miss out on the venue of choice, or the table with the view!

Precious Parvati

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If your lover favours vibrant and/or tropical colourings, then a Bollywood inspired blend of blooms is probably more suitable like Beaming Beauty. Suitable flower choices could be; Orchids, Heliconias, Lotus, Water lilies,  Gingers, Anthuriums and Siam Tulips. Tropical blooms tend to weather the heat and humidity of a Sydney Summer better than softer, garden style blooms, as it is similar to their natural environment. This means that a bouquet with these ingredients will have a longer vase life- keeping you in the good books for longer!

Team your beautiful bouquet with a fun night eating with your hands at your favourite Indian or Sri Lankan restaurant. And finish the evening getting matching tattoos (Henna of course)!

Quirkier gift ideas for this love spirit could include; essential oils,  incense sticks or semi precious stones for attracting love and healing.

Mighty Aphrodite

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Sensual personalities may enjoy a mixture of tradition and creativity. They are open to new experiences, but like some classic elements also. Why not create a mixed bouquet of blooms that includes a cluster of romantic roses, but uses a rich blend of complementary colours. Something like Bold Charm from our menu would be perfect

Take your Aphrodite to a dinner date with a difference sampling Mexican street food, sipping Sangria and dancing the night away.

Massage oil could make an interesting gift, or maybe a one on one dance lesson.

Pure Cupid

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Some personalities are naturally attracted to neutral aesthetics; pure whites, creams, browns and greens. Whether you choose pure white roses, or a selection of natives is up to you.   Neutral colour tones go with every decor, which takes the stress out if you don’t know what kind of decorating style the recipient has. White roses would be a great choice if you are an engaged couple, or newly married. Check out White Rose Love Affair.  Alternatively, for more rustic charm choose a selection of wildflowers.

Stuck for date ideas? Maybe brunch at an Organic Cafe, or a picnic in the national park would suit this Valentine.

Knowing who you are buying for means you will know what kind of gift they will appreciate. If none of the above love spirits sound quite right, feel free to ring our team to discuss your ideas

Happy loving,

Fwf x


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How Much Do You Love Me?

With Valentines Day less than two weeks away I suppose it is time we all get our thinking caps on and start planning our romantic gesture for the year! For many, Valentine’s Day is the one and only time they will consider sending flowers, so I guess it only makes sense that they say what they mean, and mean what they say!

Traditionally red roses are sent at Valentine’s Day, and they are certainly a favourite choice for expressing your undying love all year round too but have you ever stopped to consider what you may be saying unknowingly by the number of roses you choose to send?

Most Valentine’s Day catalogues generally contain the choice of a single rose, half a dozen, a dozen and 2 dozen. They remain the firm favourites. Most popular without a doubt is to send one dozen roses at Valentine’s Day, a simple statement of “Be Mine”but is there is something else you would like to say?

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The meaning of how many roses are in a bouquet;

Single rose- Love at first sight

2 Roses- Reciprocated love, a love shared by both parties

3 roses- Three little words; I Love you

6 roses- I’m devoted to you, and I want to be yours

7 Roses- Infatuation

9 Roses- Eternal love; Be mine forever

10 Roses- Admiration; You are perfect

11 Roses- You are the most important person to me

12 Roses- Be Mine

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Florist with Flowers product: Wild About Roses

Want to send more than one dozen roses? Tread carefully now as sometimes bigger is not better; 15 Roses is an apology, so avoid sending this message to your loved one as you may arouse suspicion unnecessarily.

13 Roses- A message perfect for a secret admirer

15 Roses- I’m sorry, please forgive me

20 Roses- I’m intrigued by you

21 Roses- I’m dedicated to you

Once you hit 2 dozen roses the bouquet is sure to be a show stopper. How much of a statement you wish to make is up to you. Do you have something special to say? Choosing a larger bouquet can certainly convey some very sweet sentiments, and there are occasions that call for something truly stupendous, but remember if you wallet doesn’t allow you to send 999 Roses, you can express yourself in a carefully constructed card message. We  have some inspiration for card messages here if you are struggling to put the words together.

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24 Roses- I’m yours, I just can’t stop thinking about you. (The significance of the number of roses is representative of the 24 hours of the day)

25 Roses- Congratulations 

36 Roses- I cherish the romantic times we have shared together

40 Roses- I love you truly

50 Roses- My love for you is unconditional and has no limits

99 Roses- I will love you forever

100 Roses- I want to grow old with you

101 Roses- You are my one and only

108 Roses- Marry me!

365 Roses- You are always on my mind

999 Roses- Eternal Love

Florist with Flowers will be delivering expressions of love throughout Sydney this Valentine’s Day, Tuesday February 14th. Check out this years catalogue, or call 02 9871 1666 to speak to one of our gorgeous staff about your ideas to make something extra special.

Fwf x





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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Any Budget

It goes without saying that everyone’s situation is different, and what one can afford, another cannot. But that doesn’t limit you in terms of showing your love, so we’ve come up with three simple ideas to suit any budget.

Cash to Splash:

If money were no object, what would you buy for your special someone?

A car?

Exquisite jewelry?

What about a single rose…..but not just any ordinary rose…..a rose dipped in your choice of silver, gold, rose gold, or platinum? Any why stop at one?




For around the cost of a dozen long stemmed roses, you can buy a single stem of rose preserved forever in your choice or precious metal.

These roses are handcrafted from real roses. The roses are grown in glasshouses, and picked at the perfect stage of bloom, at the peak of their beauty, and then coated in a durable lacquer shell to preserve the detail of the rose. Next, they are dipped and plated in your choice of precious metal creating a unique masterpiece. Creating each rose is a time consuming process with some 40 steps and up to five days of work by skilled artisans and technicians.  Each rose is designed to last forever so I would suggest that this is not the kind of gift you give for your first Valentine’s Day. And, what’s more, they guarantee their work. No exceptions.

Precious Pennies:

If budget is a concern, but you do have some money to spend, I would suggest spending it wisely. Avoid the obvious restaurant crazy, and cook outdoors or pack a picnic for the National Park or a favourite lookout. You can spend your money on your favourite things to eat and drink, AND give yourself a tad more privacy.

Think outside the box. Sure, buy her flowers, but what if you make them a jar of hibiscus flowers that you can drop in her champagne and watch open as you sit down and enjoy a quiet drink together. This is the perfect compromise to pack in the picnic basket without forgetting to bring her flowers.6d756498db902e2992f517b481e9a934

Plan a romantic midweek getaway. Money goes further midweek, so instead of just one night, perhaps you can stay two in a secluded resort. With Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, many will spread the celebrations across the weekend from Friday to Sunday, so why not avoid the madness and start the new week off with some R’n’R.




Small Change:

Things a tad on the tight side right now, but still want to show your loved one they are cherished? Some of the best things in life are free, it’s true!

Home cooked meals, or rather, a meal you haven’t had to cook yourself, always tastes better. ALWAYS. It’s as simple as that. And whether it is breakfast in bed, a picnic lunch for two, or a romantic candlelit dinner, choose something you know he/she loves, and you will be winning.

Simple touches, like a vase of handpicked flowers on the breakfast tray, or heart/love themed meals will win extra points, and don’t cost a thing!


We are now on the countdown!  There is only 3 days to go til Valentine’s Day is upon us, so don’t delay. If Florist with Flowers can help you with a delivery of fresh flowers in Sydney, check out our gorgeous range of gift ideas here. It’s simple! You can order online via the link, or alternatively call one of our team to discuss your particular requirements.

Hope you all get a good dose of loving 😉

Fwf x

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Wedding Inspirations- Will You Be My Valentine For All Time

So you have:

Found love    ✔️

Got engaged  ✔️

Set the date   ✔️

And with Valentines Day falling on a weekend this year, what better day to get married, right?

I guess the upside of choosing Valentine’s Day for your wedding is that both spouses will find it incredibly hard to forget an anniversary. But on the down side, it is more than likely that if you choose to go with a red rose themed event prices are going to be sky high. It is true that all flowers are at a premium price on the approach to Valentine’s Day, but red roses will certainly see the biggest increase.

You will also choose to share your anniversary evening each year with more people than any other day on the calendar. Restaurants will be full, sittings will be short, menus will be simplified BUT, the atmosphere will be joyfully loved up and romantic. I guess it is all perspective.

If you are thinking about having a Valentine’s Day wedding here is some inspiration, tricks and tips to get the ball rolling….the sky is the limit to your creativity.

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As a general rule, red roses are see as the epitome of romance. Red is the colour associated with deep passionate love, therefore it makes sense that if you have chosen Valentine’s Day for romantic, sentimental reasons, the red rose will feature.

If you want to vary the theme slightly, you could consider teaming reds with pinks. Depending on the shade of red you favour,this could include anything from a soft blush pink to a deep burgundy ot even a fuchsia. Reds also look dramatic with aubergine, chocolate and black tones.

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Feature Flower Elements:

Red roses are of course the most popular flower on Valentine’s day. What else you use depends on the direction you choose to take. Keep it simple with lush foliage, and Gypsophillia, or add amaranthus and blackberries for a touch of drama. I personally LOVE the idea of having a compilation bouquet- a bouquet made from individual rose petals all wired and constructed together into one large rose. It takes a seriously talented, experienced and trained florist to make this bouquet, as it is truly a intricate work of art. It is a nice twist on the standard red rose bouquet for this theme.

Foliage elements:

Lush green foliage looks amazing teamed with red roses simply because red and green are complementary colours (that is, they sit directly opposite each other on the colour wheel). Complementary colours are the colours that provide the most dramatic CONTRAST to each other.

If you wish to add more depth and interest to your arrangements, also consider silver suede foliage (dusty miller) or dark burgundy/chocolate tones in After Dark, Red Myrtle, or Copper Beech.

Textured Elements

Amaranthus, berries, trailing pink peppercorn, doddavine, ivy trails and celosia provides interesting textural and linear elements to an arrangement. Spray roses are also a great way to add texture without adding any different flowers to the mix. It allows you have a variety of sizes in your rose blooms, at a variety of  stages of blooming, which can soften the often ‘uptight’ and ‘formal’ standard rose posy. To take this concept even further, you may consider using David Austin roses, garden roses, glass house hybrid roses and spray roses altogether.


To heart or not to heart? Obviously the ‘heart’ is symbolic of Valentine’s Day, so it would be remiss of me not to mention it in terms of styling. I think this is an entirely personal choice as to whether you want to go for the obvious association with Valentine’s Day or not. But, if you choose to embrace the symbol, you open yourself up to heart shaped balloons, heart embellishments on cupcakes, or  invitation details. You can even make DIY heart shaped garlands, or bunting with the iconic motif.

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Like with a public holiday, sometimes choosing a big commercial day like Valentine’s can dramatically affect the cost of your wedding, but I guess it just depends on whether you want to have a day with already special significance as your day with special significance.

Remember folks, wedding anniversary or not, Valentine’s Day is NOT a day that you want to ignore or pretend doesn’t matter, and with less than two weeks to go, I would suggest you have your gift ideas sorted, orders in and restaurants booked! If you still need a helping hand, as a Sydney based florist you can collect in store, or we can deliver locally- either way keeping you in the good books! Check out our range here.

Fwf x

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