bouquets for days (and days)

24 April 2015

A few weeks ago we sent flowers to an acquaintance and while I was more than happy to do so (and would do it again! and again!) I have to admit I was a tiny bit taken aback by the final price tag and pretty underwhelmed by the final product and unimpressed by the bevy of service/delivery charges tacked on right before I clicked, "pay now". Fast forward to last week while I was browsing The Bouqs (kind post sponsor) website and kept triple checking to make sure I was reading the price tags correctly because they were significantly less daunting than those I'd recently encountered and the bouquets weren't ye old paltry fistfuls of blooms ... they were both gorgeous and quite generous. I waited for the final price tag tally but the price was the price was the price (shipping included! as it should be, if you ask grinchy me!) and suddenly I was making an imaginary list of all the people I'd love to surprise with flowers.


do you think this (expert, might I add with an exaggerated wink) display might overwhelm prospective buyers in our entryway?

Nah.

(by the way - these are the Desperado and the Marshmallow bouquets ... divvied up and eventually reluctantly spread throughout the house with my fancy plastic succulents)


Ranunculus (spell that five times fast, or even just one time slow)

A fraction of the Desperado ...


Sebastian was curious to know how flowers pooped, naturally.

And never ever to be upstaged ...


Julia wallflower Patton.

... and Theodore


... you wouldn't believe his crystal clear pronunciation of Ranunculus.

Believe it or not there are still more roses over on the piano ...


... believe it or NOT.

SO here's the deal and what sets The Bouqs apart from thee others:

+ the flowers are cut the day you order from the side of an active volcano in Ecuador where the soil is rich in minerals and the sunshine is abundant so you'll get them sooner AND they'll last longer (Simon didn't believe me and went to go read for himself and was super impressed after he realized my pants weren't on fire)
+ they don't wait around in warehouses and all come directly from eco-friendly sustainable farms (that are all 3rd party certified by Veriflora and The Rainforest Alliance) so the quality is always, always top notch
+ as mentioned before, there is no hidden upselling or shipping costs, ever
+ they have a brilliant and generous referral program, get on it!

Ordering was a breeze even with all the kids clamoring and taking a sudden interest in my computer screen. I probably garner more pleasure than I should from user-friendly websites that even Phoebe could operate and The Bouqs site totally fits that easy bill.


If those elaborate plans for homemade Mother's Day gifts (it's coming up folks! May 10th!) aren't coming together quite as quickly and easily as you'd imagined might I suggest utilizing the discount code: BLOOM15 for 15% off your Mother's Day or Any Day order? Well, I just did.

The Bouqs is giving away three hefty months worth of bouquets to one lucky Camp reader. All you have to do to enter is visit their website, register for an account, and comment back here with the name of your favorite bouquet. Open to US only and the winner will be announced 5/1/15.

Good luck!

Giveaway closed. 
Congrats to Meredith ... winner extraordinaire!

215 comments:

  1. Oh my, the affinty bouquet is so lovely!

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  2. I love the peace flower bouquet - love the ranaculas you have!

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  3. Definitely the affinity!!! so gorgeous.

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  4. I had a hard time picking just one but I think my fav is the confetti bouquet :-)

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  5. I just ordered the Marvelous bouquet to send to my mom! Thanks for the link!

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  6. I like the fearless bouquet.

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  7. Definitely either Knockout or Lavendaria de Cali. I love myself some tulips and purple roses. *sigh* I just love flowers!

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  8. My Husband is also freshly cut from the Ecuador mountains! Lolz. Anyway, My favorite bouquet is HOT LAVA! In honor of the Chilean volcanic eruption this week. And also because I just can't get over the awesome look of yellow and hot pink together.

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  10. Cherry bombs? Vibrancy? Adoration? I can't decide. But if I won, I wouldn't have to, right?!?

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  11. The ooh lala is my favorite!! Gorgeous bouquet

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  12. I am loving the Ooh La La...soft, gorgeous color palette!

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  13. They are all beautiful but I really love Bliss and Dawn.

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  14. Thanks for the link!! We just ordered our Mother's Day bouquet for my Mother-in-Law and went with the Farmer's Choice! They're all so beautiful and AFFORDABLE!!

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  15. How am I supposed to pick one???? They are stunning! The pink and white mama and papas suits me today I guess!

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  16. How am I supposed to pick one???? They are stunning! The pink and white mama and papas suits me today I guess!

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  17. I like the Hot Lava bouq though I would be so, so happy with any of the rose ones!

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  18. So many pretty ones. I love the Ooh La La and the Energetic ones. They are different, and I love love love snapdragons. (By the way, my Bouqs account is under a different email-betsy512@hotmail.com if that matters at all.)

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  19. Ooo so many pretties! I think Fearless is my favorite, but really there are so many!

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  20. Pink ONE? Impossible! I'm leaning toward Ooh La La at the moment though, because... gorgeous!

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  21. I need that hero bouq for my birthday.

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  22. I need that hero bouq for my birthday.

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  23. I'm loving the succulent in the Fearless bouq as I love the succulent. I actually just received a "get well" arrangement from my sister-in-law from this site after my appendectomy earlier this week. Such a lovely website!

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  24. kindred spirit. words cannot describe how much i love lilies!

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  25. You Rock & Adoration but love them all

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  26. I just found this website yesterday! I think my current favorite is Role Model, but lord, they're all glorious!

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  27. Lilies are my favorite, I love 'An Elegant Twist'!

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  28. can i have three favorites? so pretty! bliss, forever young, and hello sunshine. gorgeous!

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  29. The Dawn bouquet is to die for!!!! Love!

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  30. Oh man. These are LOVELY and so much better than other online flower sites. My favorites are Ooo La La and the Marshmallow. It's so hard to find online florists who let you choose ranunculus or matthiola. Sometimes they include it as filler but that's it.

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  31. Dawn... Gorgeous! Though usually I'm not a fan of "dawn" this time I am definitely making the exception.

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  32. It's so hard to pick, but I'd keep the Joshua Tree bouquet around perpetually.

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  33. I love the princess bouquet! Such a pretty shade of pink

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  34. Perfect timing since I was looking for a good online florist! LOVE their Ooh La La bouquet. Simply beautiful!

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  35. Marvelous... but Role Model is a close second.

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  36. The ooh la la or the mamas and the papas!

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  37. I really like the Oh La La bouq! It's so nice to look at the price... and know it's not another $30 to ship.

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  39. The dragonfly bouquet is gorgeous!

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  40. I love the Ace bouquet but they all are gorgeous!

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  41. These are so pretty! Above & Beyond is so pretty, and I would have them for my wedding :)

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  42. I love the princess and ace bouquets. So many beautiful flowers!

    Ashley.d.whisenant@gmail.com

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  43. love the earth roses and the glamour bouq!

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  44. Love the Hero, Grace (extra brownie points?) and White Night! Can't go wrong with fresh white flowers!

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  45. The "You Rock" Bouquet is my favorite! So lovely. (hope this comment doesn't go through twice!)

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  46. love the "you rock" bouquet!

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  47. I love bold! Alstroemeria are my favorite and they last forever.

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  48. The Above and Beyond is so romantic looking but being a huge Anne of Green Gables fan I was drawn towards the Kindred Spirit bouquet!

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  49. Oh wow they are all so lovely! But I think fearless has got to be my favorite :)

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  50. I like Desperado. So pretty and the accents are lovely.

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  51. I like You Rock!

    Also - the prices. Yes! I recently was browsing flower delivery (for a sad reason :( ) and it was insane how expensive it was. Like a bouquet in a vase with local delivery was going to be like $80. I can go to the grocery and buy a plan for $10 and drive it myself! So these prices are muy bueno looking!

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  52. I'm loving the "Sweetness" bouquet.

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  53. Well, "Grace" of course :) I love tulips!

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  54. I can already picture the ace bouquet sitting on my sunny counter. So pretty!

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  55. The kindred spirit bouquet is so beautiful!!

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  56. Loving the sweet and romantic "oh la la" bouquet! Thanks for sharing this gem of a company!

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  57. The Ultraviolet is gorgeous

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  58. Love the Good Karma! Lilies make the house smell so nice. The Desperado roses are gorgeous too -- nice pick! Love your blog!

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  59. I love the Dawn, so beautiful!

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  60. Love the Oh La La bouquet. You weren't kidding about the prices! I stopped ordering flowers because it got too expensive but this may turn things around

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  61. I love the idea of the "farmer's choice!" I LOOOVE having fresh flowers around! :)

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  62. I really liked the affinity bouquet. I never thought of adding succulents to that sort of bouquet

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  63. Fearless and Mighty. Thinking of sending these to my daughter during finals!

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  64. I love them all! I ordered the farmer's choice for mom for mother's day and roses for myself as soon as possible! I would love to try the orchid but I'm pretty sure I'd kill it!!

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  66. I love the Sincere bouquet.

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  67. Flowers are always a good idea! I love the Ooh La La bouquet!

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  68. Love the Glamour bouquet! What gorgeous flowers! Thanks so much for sharing this site with us, Grace!!

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  69. Flowers make me happy! I love the fearless bouquet!

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  70. Love the glamour bouquet! I would take those beauties over roses any day!

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  71. The Marvelous bouquet is calling me. We actually had a very similar bouquet on the dining room table last week. I am a sucker for fresh flowers.

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  72. Fearless...is the name supposed to apply to the person sending the bouquet or the person receiving I wonder?

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  73. Pearlann and I love tulips so it Knockout for me!

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  74. I'd love the surprise of Farmer's Choice!

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  75. Glorious! Love those sunflowers. So fresh and summery!

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  76. the Bliss bouquet looks amazing! Was really impressed with their prices too!

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  77. Love Bouqs!!! Ordered from them before. The quality is as advertised! Hot Lava is my favorite.

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  78. The Role model is beautiful! I really like the way they named their bouquets and the ease of their website. I know who I'm using next time I order flowers!

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  79. An elegant twist. Those lilies are amazing.

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  80. Get on my kitchen table, Fearless Bouquet. So pretty!

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  81. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing your flower buying tips :-).

    I loved the Farmers Choice!

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  82. Love the Ooh La La. Stock smells so good and looks so pretty!

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  83. Can't go wrong with the Earth Bouquet. This may be my new favorite website! I love fresh flowers.

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  84. I love the deluxe orange premium roses!

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  85. YOU ROCK

    (That's my favorite bouquet, but it works for you too ;)

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  86. Oh my goodness, they are all gorgeous. I think The Mamas and The Papas are my favorite :)

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  87. Oh how lovely! I really like the Energetic bouq, even though it's way different from what I normally pick out for myself!

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  88. Radiant. Thanks for sharing this website!

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  89. Glamour! Such a whimsical bouquet.

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  90. Ooh la la looks just beautiful, but I'd also love the Farmer's Choice! They seem to know what they're doing, so why not let them pick??

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  91. I love Bouqs -- I use them all the time! Right now I'm especially loving the Affinity bouquet.

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  92. I love the Fortified bouq. Just in time for Mother's Day! Thanks!

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  93. I am a sucker for white roses, so I have the say the Sincere is my favorite. But I love so many others, too!

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  94. I love Sequoia! So beautiful.

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  95. I love the Marvelous bouquet!

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  96. The Grace tulips are gorgeous! I love white tulips!

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  97. I love the role model bouquet!

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  98. I loved so many! But fearless is my favorite

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  99. Hard to pick just one...I think Role Model was my favorite today.

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  100. They're all so lovely! I think "ooh la la" is my favorite today. :)

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  101. The Gerber Daisies bouquet named Loyal was STUNNING!!!!!!!

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  102. So hard to choose, but I'm going with "Vibrance." :)

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  103. So hard to choose, but I'm going with "Vibrance." :)

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  104. Definitely going with the "You Rock" bouq for my favorite. (Also, bouq is such a fun abbreviation.)

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  105. This was a super hard choice, but my favorites and "Ooh La La" and "Fearless"

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  106. The You Rock bouquet looks beautiful, and like even just a few stems would make a huge impact.

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  107. Glorious! partly because of my affinity for sunflowers, mostly for my love of the name "glorious." So much of me would love to give these to my hardworking, LSAT-conquering champion of a friend.

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  108. Such a hard decision! Ooh La La really caught my eye though!

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  109. It was so hard to pick but I would have to go with the Fortified, those were the first kind of roses my husband ever got me.

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  110. I love the bouquet of the month.. so dainty!

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  111. Love this... the White Knight is pretty amazing

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  112. I love the "You Rock". So beautiful! And I love the company- I visit their website on dreary days for a little brightness!

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  113. LOVE the Bliss bouquet-I'm a total daisy girl.
    But....then I saw the Ooh La La bouquet and fell in love with that!
    If only my hubby knew how to use the internet. <3

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  114. I loved the Glamour Bouquet. But then again, I'm a sucker for stock flowers.

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  115. They are all soo beautiful, but Bliss is my favorite! xoxo

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  116. I love the too cool bouquet. Fuji Mums are my favorite!

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  117. I am just dying over the Ooh La La! GIMME!

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  118. Twirl or sunshine twins are my favorite 2 bouquets. I'm normally a hydrangea type gal, but all of these bouquets are SO beautiful!!

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  119. One of each please! Loving Glamour, in particular!

    katie.patterson22@yahoo.com

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  120. Farmer's Choice- beautiful!!

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  121. Above & Beyond makes me think of my ballerina days! Love it!

    But I definitely just splurged and bought Desperado for myself. But now I'm wishing I had Be True.

    These are all just too gorgeous!

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  122. I like Glorious. I've never had sunflowers and they look very happy!

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  123. Dawn is my favorite- just like what I had at my wedding!

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  124. Dawn is my favorite- just like what I had at my wedding!

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  125. I couldn't pick just one, but Hello Sunshine, Ace, and White Knight were a few that really caught my attention!!

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  126. Love the simplicity of Ooh La La!

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  127. Too many to choose just one...
    Marvelous
    Ooh La La

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  128. Dawn is my dream. To wake up to that with the morning light streaming in through the window... Ha! Like any of us that read your blog get to wake up to gentle light in the morning. At least some gorgeous flowers would make a couple of grumpy morning toddlers a little easier to deal with!

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  129. Devotion is perfect for Mother's Day!

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  130. They are all gorgeous, but I love the affinity!

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  131. They are all so pretty. I especially like Energetic.

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  132. They are all so beautiful, but I am most drawn to the vibrant blooms of Stand Out (which I am so surprised that I don’t see anyone else has picked as their favorite!).

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  133. Can i have 3 favorites?! White Knight, Ace, and hero!

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  134. I love the Bold! Perfect arrangement to send to my bestie.

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  135. I'm a California Collection - Energetic arrangement kind-of-gal. But let's be honest, any kind of flowers will top the non-existent arrangements I currently have happening at the casa :) Thanks for another awesome giveaway, Grace!

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