Thursday, September 30, 2010

October Specials

* Happy Hour every Mon through Fri from 4:30-6:00pm [50% off all loose stems + 10% off all floral arrangements]

* 10% off all custom invitation and greeting card orders totaling $200 or more

* 10% off all teas and teapots

* One hour complimentary consultations for wedding & special events clients

A Perfect Day for Pampering in Yardley

On such a gloomy, muggy day like this, may we suggest spending a day in Yardley Borough?
- Start off with a morning stroll to Starbucks and try their new toffee mocha latte.
- Just steps away from Starbucks, pamper yourself to serenity at Face and Body Spa. They always have specials going on at the spa, and everyone from the staff to the owner treats you like you belong there!
- Grab a quick lunch at Yardley Pizza where they have more than just pizza (though their pizza is very good and only a $1 a slice on Tuesdays!)
- Next, treat yourself to a beautiful floral arrangement from Petals and Paper located right next to Yardley Pizza. Grab a box of premium loose leaf tea or two for you to take home so you can relax some more on your favorite chair, sipping our delicious cup of tea!
- Repeat as necessary!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hoilday Invitations

Order your holiday invitations now and take advantage of 10% off discount towards orders totaling $200 or more! All our invitations are custom designed and printed by Petals and Paper so you know you experience exceptional service and unmet quality! In general, please allow 4-6 weeks from the date you place the order for the designing and printing process to complete.

- For Halloween invitations: Order NOW!!!
- For Holiday party invitations and personal greeting cards: Order by Oct 20 (to give you enough time to mail them out and receive rsvps)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Invitations and Much More

With the holidays and the spring wedding season fast approaching us, we have been receiving many inquiries into our invitations and holiday greeting cards and party invitations. Here is just a small sample of the work we do in our boutique. These designs are all available in flat printing, thermography, and letterpress. Enjoy!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Harvest Day!!!

Here is a sneak peak at the baskets and pumpkin arrangements that will be showcased at Harvest Day!

Harvest Day is Tomorrow!!!

Harvest day is tomorrow!!! To celebrate the beginning of fall, we are participating in Harvest Day. We will be showcasing many new fall designs in the festival as well as in the boutique! Come check it out! Harvest Day will take place on West Afton in Yardley Borough from 10AM-5PM.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

First Day of Autumn!

Today is already the first day of autumn! Although the weather doesn't quite feel autumny yet, lots of autumn-colored petals and greens arrived today at the boutique! Burgundy and orange pompons, maroon and orange coxcombs, orange and purple football mums, leucadendrons, sunflowers, and various shades of roses! We will be sure to showcase some of these beautiful petals at Harvest Day this Saturday! We are purposefully leaving out pictures today so that we can tickle your curiosity! =)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

8 More Days of Free Delivery!!!

There are only 8 more days to enjoy free delivery with a $35 minimum purchase of fresh flowers. Starting October 1, we will be charging our standard $12 per delivery to the following counties: Bucks, Philadelphia, Mercer, and Montgomery. You can place your order now for future deliveries and still take advantage of this deal!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Alstroemerias, also known as Peruvian Lilies or Lilies-of-the-Incas come in a variety of colors! In our boutique, we carry several different colors including white, golden yellow, orange, apricot, pink, red, purple, and lavender. This week only, you can find them a new home at $5 a bunch! That is a real bargain!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wedding 101

Here are some helpful tidbits that may assist couples in planning their wedding flowers. There are generally three categories under which your flower needs fall: personal flowers, ceremony, and reception. Your personal flowers include bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, nosegays, heath wreaths, and baskets. Basically, they are flowers that the wedding party either carries or wears. Your ceremony flowers include aisle decorations and runner, ceremony arrangements, altar arrangements, Chuppahs, and anything else that needs to be adorned with flowers for the ceremony. Lastly, reception flowers include arrangements for cocktail tables, place car table, dinner table centerpieces, restrooms, buffets, and anywhere you think flowers would look nice in your reception.

When should you book your wedding florist? This depends on how long you have to plan your wedding and how busy your florist is. Generally, you should start talking to your florist about 6-8 months before your wedding date and sign a contract with them about 4-6 months before the big day. Depending on the size of the wedding, some florists only book one wedding per date. So, keep this in mind if your date is in the middle of wedding season!

Clients often ask how much of their budget they should expect to allocate to wedding flowers. Typically, clients spend 8-10% of their entire budget on flowers. Clients from Philadelphia and Bucks Counties typically spend $4,000-5,000 on their wedding flowers. Generally, though, the more people in your wedding party and guest list, the more you will spend on flowers. This is important to remember in the early stages of wedding planning when you can somewhat control the number of people you'd like to include in your wedding.

While we highly recommend trusting your flower needs with the professionals, we understand that some clients turn to diy books and magazines for their wedding flower ideas. With the economy being the way it is, we completely understand the decision to do so. In this case, consult your local florists to learn more about what types of flowers are in season during your wedding month and how to handle and care for loose flowers once you purchase them.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What is that???

Many of our boutique visitors point to this plant and ask, "What is that? It is so interesting and unique!" Well, we think so and that's why we use this in a lot of our arrangements and even bridal bouquets! You may call them cabbage flowers, but it is called kale -- not the kind we eat but the kind with which we decorate! There are lots of different kinds and colors of kale. This one happens to have a creme center with various shades of green hugging the center. What do you think? Do they look better on the dinner table or in your hands in bouquets? =)

Cymbidium Orchids

One of our favorite flowers to incorporate into our designs is cymbidium orchids. They are beautiful in arrangements of any size and shape. They are wonderful for any occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings. Even a single flower from this plant can be exquisite in corsages and boutonnieres. The color of the orchid is always so vibrant and fresh!

Friday, September 17, 2010

What a fun-filled Friday!

Wow, was it busy in the boutique today! We met so many wonderful Yardleyans who came into the boutique to share stories about themselves and the town...oh and picked up a card or two or bouquets of flowers. We had a chance to share our own stories with someone special today. Petra, a reporter from Yardley News, stopped by our boutique today to interview us and learn more about our new store on Main Street. How fun it was to chat with her! She brought her voice recorder along with a minicam. After a busy day at the boutique, we're not sure how camera ready we were, nonetheless it was fun to talk about our boutique with Petra and we look forward to reading the article coming out in a couple of weeks. We'll share it with all of you when it comes out! Stay tuned!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Die Hard Love for a Die Hard Fan

This arrangement was made especially for a husband who is a die hard Phillies fan! We are all very excited that the Phillies are #1 again!!!

Holidays Are Already Around the Corner???

Already we are seeing holiday commercials on TV and decorations in retail spaces! Are we skipping Halloween and Thanksgiving now? No, we don't think so! However, our diligent clients are already coming into the boutique with their holiday invitation and greeting card ideas. We haven't started stocking up on our evergreens and hollies quite yet, but we are starting to brainstorm our ideas for holiday centerpieces and decorations. Send us your ideas to

One Color Palette = Timeless

We received a request today for an arrangement all in one color. These one-color palette arrangements are not unique to weddings. They look beautiful in our homes and in our offices.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Why doesn't P&P use wire services?

Many of our competitors use wire services to send flowers to their clients. Petals and Paper intentionally does not use wire services for the following reasons:
- We like to know where our flowers come from and where our flowers are going.
- We value personal relationships we build with our clients. Often the best way to do is to interact with our clients face to face or over the phone. If you have trouble remembering your anniversary or your wife's birthday, we remember for you!
- We prefer to serve the communities in which we live and work. Though our boutique is contemporary and creates many modern pieces for our clients, we still appreciate the old-fashioned way (sans emails and texts) of getting to know our clients!
- Our clients know exactly what their recipients are receiving from us because they select their flowers and arrangements.
- Since we are not electing to pay all the fees that wire services demand from florists, our clients get the most for their hard earned money! Your $35 bouquet can actually include your favorites roses and even calla lilies!
- Our clients don't have to choose their flowers and arrangements from an album that hasn't been modified in years. Our clients can create their own arrangements that take into consideration their taste and budget! Since we know our clients very well, we know the types of flowers we should always try to keep in our boutique! We're always, of course, open to ideas that our clients bring to us. With couple days' advance notice, we can get almost any flower they wish to include in their future bouquets and arrangements!

For those of you who wish to read more about why P&P and other upscale flower boutiques opt to arrange and deliver their own flowers, check out this article:

What is the meaning of flowers?

Many flowers have important symbolic meanings. The practice of assigning meanings to flowers is known as floriography. Red roses, for example, symbolize love, beauty, and passion. This is why so many clients choose to express their feelings with red roses -- especially during Valentine's Day season! Poppies are a symbol of consolation in time of death. We also see many irises and lilies during these times of remembrance because they symbolize resurrection and life. Daisies are a symbol of innocence and they are often used to adorn flower girls come wedding season. There are so many other flowers that carry special meanings and symbolize many things. It is no wonder artists like Georgia O' Keefe and Diego Rivera painted so many beautiful portraits of flowers!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's Beginning to Look (and Feel) a Lot like Autumn!

Next Thursday marks the first day of autumn! We've started decorating the boutique today in autumn colors and accents! What do you think?

Not Your Typical Greeting Cards

We carry the most unique greeting cards here at Petals & Paper. They are simple, yet classy with a touch of humor! Stop by the boutique and take a look! Our clients love them!

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Cup of Tea

Petals & Paper carries premium loose leaf teas and beautiful porcelain teapots! From organic green to dragon eye oolong to sweet ginger peach, we have a variety of teas that will satiate anyone's taste! Come into our boutique and try a cup or two or three!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Rainy Sunday Morning

What are you doing on this rainy, chilly Sunday morning? We're sitting on our stools in the boutique, listening to some jazz, sipping on organic green tea, and brainstorming ideas for our upcoming weddings. We love spending our day off (well, the boutique is closed but our brains are always working) generating new and creative ways to use flowers and paper to help couples express their love for each other.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sunflowers Galore!

We love sunflowers here at Petals & Paper! Like the sun, they are so bright and cheerful! Here are some pics of our sunflowers we have outside of the boutique for you to enjoy! Stop by today to get yours before they are all gone!

Birthday Centerpieces

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What a wonderful day to celebrate a birthday! The air is crisp, the sun is shining, you really can't ask for more from mother nature! Today, here in the boutique, we made adorable centerpieces for a little girl who is celebrating her third birthday today! She requested pink and white centerpieces so we created these soft pink pot arrangements filled with hot pink gerbers, pink carnations, and white mums and pom pons! What do you think?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fabulous Flowers for Friday!

We wanted to share with you some of our arrangements that went out today! Which one is your favorite?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Did you know???

Did you know Petals & Paper delivers the freshest flowers to more than just friends and family in Bucks County? Yes, we do! We also deliver to the following counties: Philadelphia, Mercer, and Montgomery! Even better, this month we are offering FREE DELIVERY to these counties with a minimum order of $35! What a deal!

(Outside of these counties, we do weddings and special events only. Sorry!)

Baskets Bountiful!

We had so much fun making these baskets of flowers this morning! Take one home today before they are all gone!