It’s the lovely month of May and everywhere you look spring is bursting out all over and love is in the air. It’s a month of celebrations with Mother’s Day leading the parade on May 13. Circle that date on your calendar because you certainly want to remember Mom on her special day.

Other exciting celebrations and events in May include graduations, First Communions, Confirmations, dance recitals, and proms. Every event is cause for celebration.

Special Occasions

For graduations, fresh floral presentation bouquet, in school colors of course, with ribbon and bow is the perfect way to say “congratulations” to your special graduate.

Choose the perfect bloom that are longer lasting, especially when you a facing long outdoor ceremonies. Some that we suggest include gerbera daisy, Asiatic and calla lily, and cymbidium orchids accented with hypericum berry are some of the fabulous choices for your graduate.

First Communions, Confirmations and dance recitals are special celebration times to be marked with a lovely nosegay, hand held bouquet, wristlet, or presentation bouquet.

If your celebrant is a tiny tot, we suggest a nosegay, with sweetheart roses, primrose, mini carnations or

violets, surrounded with a delicate spray of white monte’ casino. The older child or young adult will be delighted with a lovely wristlet of spray roses, dendrobium orchids, mini calla lilly, or gardenia, with seasonal floral accents.

When selecting a presentation bouquet for any occasion, it’s important to tailor the size and color of the bouquet to the receiver. A dozen long stem roses surrounded by seasonal blooms makes a striking statement, but might not be appropriate if the receiver is six or seven years old.

Don’t forget the young men in your life. They too love to be honored and receive a memento of the day, and handsome boutonniere fills the bill. We suggest a single rose, double spray rose, or dendro orchid with complementing foliage, grass or the like with a pearl head pin.


Springtime is also prom time. Pick a truly distinctive wristlet, arm piece or nosegay, and matching boutonniere.  From anemone to orchids to roses, the possibilities are endless.


For the Jersey Shore wedding, brides have selected a variety of blooms and colors for their big day.

At first blush, it seems that “pink” in all its beautiful shades from a deep, deep rose to pale, pale pink, leads the parade for the spring. Hand held and ribbon tied bouquets, with a touch a bling for herself and her attendants, run the gamut of beautiful peony with mini callas to a combination bouquet of gerbera daisy and garden roses, and anemone, accented with hypericum berry and scented freesia, all in shades of pink.

A true wedding favorite, the eye popping hydrangea in white, blue, or green is complimented with a white, deep purple or green lisianthius and seed eucalyptus.

For a very classic look, many brides chose vandella roses, in a delicious vanilla ice cream color, touched with the favorite complimentary color lisianthius in pink, purple, yellow, or green. It’s stunning.

[This post was created in collaboration with our advertising partner, Narcissus Florals & Gifts. For more great décor ideas or to place your fall flower order, call Narcissus at 732-281-0333 or stop by their beautifully decorated store in the Seacourt Pavilion on Bay Avenue in Toms River. Narcissus is available for wedding and event design. Please call to schedule your free consultation at your convenience.]