International Women's Day
International Women's Day is celebrated in over 100 countries around the world and it is a direct result of the hard work and courage it has taken women throughout history to institute change. First celebrated in 1909, it is described by the United Nations as "a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political."
This year's theme is #BalanceforBetter – "Better the balance, better the world . . . The call is for a more gender-balanced world." The colors recognized internationally are purple, which signifies justice and dignity; green indicating hope; yellow is representative of new beginnings and happiness and replaces the controversial significance of white as the color of purity.
With March 8 quickly approaching, you may want to consider sending a stunning floral arrangement to the women who have been a guiding force in your life, such as your mother, wife, grandmother, or sister. It is also a day to express the respect you hold for your female colleagues. We are available to assist you with any questions you may have regarding the right bouquet.
With a nod to the French for their use of purple violets and irises, you may want to consider a bouquet brimming with purple orchids and tulips tucked in with vibrant green. The deep green tone of the tulip leaves creates a hearty richness to counterbalance the rich elegance of purple. Enhance your creation with a touch of local Southern Florida vegetation, such as the distinctive leaves of the areca palm. You might even opt to add green dianthus throughout to enhance another layer of contrast. Showcase it all in a luxurious low copper-finished bowl for added luster.
Yellow mimosas became the Italians' flower of choice for International Women's Day as a more practical and affordable option to the French purple display, which was hard to come by. Create a brilliant yellow arrangement as a token of your esteem by combining spring's freshest yellow daffodils with green succulents all neatly housed in a contemporary cubed vase. It's a study in contrasts with the first blooms of the season housed in an ultra-modern vase with the survivor of the plant world – the sage ol' succulent.
As opposites on the color wheel, an arrangement that includes yellow and purple creates a dramatic visual juxtaposition. What better way to recognize that special someone than with a breath of fresh air that includes daffodils, Asiatic lilies, and yellow roses and tulips balanced with a carpet of purple tulips and hyacinth.
Although there may be some dialogue among historians regarding the appropriateness of including white with the International Women's Day color scheme, you know best, and white roses may be among her favorite blooms. Amazing Flowers Miami offers a stunning contemporary arrangement that features green cymbidium orchids, green dianthus, and white roses, all wrapped up in a 12"diameter low cylinder vase. The hint of purple in the orchids balances the monochromatic scale of green's tonal variation. It's an understated combination that's effortlessly elegant.
There are so many floral combinations and options that we've only touched the tip of what Amazing Flowers Miami has to offer. Give us a call at (305) 787-0700 if you aren't quite sure which direction you'd like to go. A member of our team will be happy to listen to your ideas and offer suggestions to help you reach that perfectly breathtaking bouquet.
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