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Summer time is here.  It’s a great time for pool parties and cook-outs. Whether it’s your own party or someone else, North Raleigh Florist has the perfect floral gift for all your summer party needs.

Having a barbecue in the near future? Looking for a great gift for the host but not sure what to get? Try our Barbecue Basket.

"Barbecue Basket"

Barbecue Basket

Pool parties are fun, but what’s a good thank you gift? Let North Raleigh Florist design a gift basket with a beach towel, sunscreen, floaties, or pool accessories. Beach-themed arrangements are fun too!  Ask us about  using sand, pails, shovels, sea shells, and other fun items to incorporate in your party arrangements.

"Carolina Beaches"

Carolina Beaches

Heading to Margaritaville? Check out gift baskets with Margarita glasses and mix with some tropical bites and blooms. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser and it’s great for birthdays too!

"Midsummer Mock-a-rita"

Midsummer Mock-a-rita

At North Raleigh Florist, we’ve got plenty of great ideas for all your summer needs. Visit our website today at or call us toll free at 800-447-5435.


Wither you are entertaining a group of 30 or a group of 10, North Raleigh Florist  has the right tips for proper etiquette for your party or event.

When hosting a special event remember to be conscientious of who is attending your event and what special needs they might have, like allergies. When planning centerpieces for your dinning tables try to stay away from flowers that have a potent fragrance. Lilies, Stock, Freesia and Gardenias are all examples of flowers that are high in fragrance and if used it is best to use in small amounts. Great flowers for a main table centerpiece include: hydrangeas, calla lilies, carns and roses. These types of flowers don’t have a strong fragrance  and look beautiful in the middle of any table.

If using fragrant flowers, try to use them in areas of your house like guest bathrooms or foyers. Remember not to use too many, using too many can be very overpowering. Try great ideas like floating flowers in bubble bowls or cubes filled with river rock or marbles. Not only is this inexpensive but it also adds class and elegance to any space and gives it a nice touch of aroma.

The staff  at North Raleigh Florist have a wide variety of great ideas that can help make your event spectacular. Give us a call today and let us help you plan the perfect party.

            There are many wedding customs and traditions that we all can associate with. The most familiar; something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. North Raleigh Florist would like to share some other traditions from around the world:

                       In Greek traditions, brides often carry Ivy to                                             symbolize never ending love for their spouse.          In countries during the Victorian Era, roses became popular as they symbolize true love.

Also, in Victorian Eras, the bride originally tossed her bouquet to a friend as she left to keep her friend safe and offer her luck. Nowadays, the single woman who catches the toss bouquet is said to be the next in line to marry. Most brides will use a smaller version of their bouquet as the toss bouquet.

In Middle Eastern Traditions, a bitter herb called Artemisia is incorporated into the bouquet to ensure that the marriage survives bitterness. Herbs are also very popular in Swedish and Danish cultures as well.

In Indian traditions, the groom’s brothers sprinkle flower petals over the couple at the end of the ceremony to protect them from evil.

There are many traditions all over the world, from ancient times to present day. Find out what your family traditions may be, cultural traditions and customs are, and incorporate them into your wedding. The designers at North Raleigh Florist love hearing your ideas and coming up with ways to add them to your wedding flowers.

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Due to the rich traditions and culture of the south, “southern” has become a style of food, dance, music, fashion, and even weddings. Southern brides want their weddings to express their personalities and interests, but are highly paradoxical. Southern weddings need to be like a southern girl…

Free spirited yet classy

Colorful yet coordinated

Down to earth yet memorable

Don’t worry, we get it.

The best way to incorporate the southern style is with details such as


Detailed bouquet wraps

Filler flower

Cake flowers

If you plan on hosting a southern style wedding consider using flowers your guests are familiar with. Anything you see in gardens around the area such as daisies, peonies, hydrangeas, and roses will create the feeling of a southern garden. Always use colors and details to your advantage in order to create a wedding that is uniquely yours.

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