Author Archives: Débora Rodrigo

Boda en blanco

White wedding

Floral decoration for a white wedding

Do you want a white wedding? Do you like the color of the light? White means purity, white puts in a sensation of calm, cleanliness and peace. If your wedding is going to be white, you would need a spectacular dress and gorgeous flowers. A white wedding bouquet harmonizes with the dress. The wedding bouquet will be your most important accessory that day, this is why it is so important to choose wisely the design and a professional who knows how to do an impeccable work adapted to your personality.

Each wedding bouquet is personal; it has a distinctive touch that makes it yours. You choose the shape, the size, the flowers, the color and the style: romantic, daring, modern, vintage or classic, and we materialize your wishes after talking to you, knowing your taste and capturing your essence.

The following are white wedding bouquets, very romantic and, with typical flowers from the spring

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Wedding arrangement with white Lisianthus and Gypsophilla paniculata, bouquet style, tided up with white sating, silk bowknot, and with the own flower stems at sight. It is a very fresh, light to the sight and happy bouquet as the green touch between the flowers gives it a casual look.

boda en blanco

Wedding bouquet with white Ranunculus and cream color Roses. It is a very romantic bouquet, without almost any green, with emphatic and rounded flowers, a bouquet for a high-class bride.

Flowers for white weddings

The floral decoration for a white wedding will be one of the most important elements in order to create that perfect atmosphere. A place with fresh flowers is a pleasant place, as the natural flowers bring positive energy to the one who contemplates them for their beauty. A good professional would know how to place them in the exact moment so they have the right opening during your wedding, making the most of the floral decoration, taking care of all the details to the maximum.

We contribute with some ideas of flowers for white weddings for civil weddings as well as weddings in churches.

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bodas vintage

Vintage weddings

Vintage style.

Vintage weddings are trendy. The Romanic style with a hint of retro, the cages, the garden flowers, light colours, the bouquets… on the pictures above and below, you may see a very romantic flower composition including a vintage cage, created especially for a wedding. It is perfect to dress up a white table in the bride’s house.

bodas vintage

American bouquets are rounded and made with many flowers, without any green leaves covering the bottom. In order to do a romantic vintage bouquet like those in the pictures, we first chose the flowers and after we selected only the best contained in each package, the most perfect and beautiful, so the result is impeccable.

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ramo de novia vintage

ramo de novia vintage

colores para tu boda

Elegir los colores para tu boda

Cómo elegir los colores para tu boda

¿Cómo vas a elegir los colores para tu boda? Cálidos, fríos, monocolor, armonía, contrastes… ¿lo tienes claro o necesitas consejo? Lo más importante a la hora de elegir los colores para tu boda es que te gusten, y dentro de esa gama, hay que tener en cuenta la estación del año, la hora de la boda,  las tendencias de moda, las flores que habrán en esa época…

En verano aconsejamos los colores frescos, colores que aportan ligereza y que no dan sensación de calor; blancos, cremas, rosas, fucsias, malvas, morados, verdes…

Existen flores de todos los colores. Puedes elegir antes tus colores, o puedes decidir qué flores son tu favoritas, y después, dependiendo de las mismas, adaptarte a los colores de estas flores, y crear tu paleta de color.

Si eres muy “trendy” y te gusta estar a la última, te aconsejamos la gama de colores morados Radiant Orchid, el color del año 2014. Puedes saber más sobre este color en nuestro anterior post: http://www.andromedadreams.es/color-pantone-2014/

Ideas gamas de colores para boda

Te aportamos varias ideas para combinar colores en bodas vintage. Siempre con el color blanco presente, unido a otros colores frescos, ideales para decorar tu boda en verano.

Blanco y fucsia, una mezcla  de colores con energía y mucha frescura.

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Blanco, crema  y rosa. Colores muy dulces que aportan una sensación suave y agradable.

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elegir colores para tu boda

Blanco y verde: Dos colores muy naturales, neutros y elegantes. Una original combinación por potenciar, ya que pocas novias se atreven con ella.

 

boda en blanco y verde

boda en blanco y verde          boda en blanco y verde

Blanco y morado: El color morado está de moda. Junto al blanco o dentro de la gama de los malvas, fucsias y rosas, es un color lleno de fuerza,muy vibrante.

LA PERGOLA 2014 55

flores blancas y moradas

¿Qué me dices? ¿Lo tienes claro ya?

Presentación promoción

Introducing promotion. We join us for you.

Introducing promotion associated with Vanesa Martinez Beauty Center.

Working together with professionals of other areas is always productive and rewarding. We learn a lot and we also enjoy the time spent working. Chatting with Vanessa, we came up with the idea of working together someway as we believe to have a very special connection. We decided to launch to promotions: one for brides and another one for the regular customers, offering discounts of 20%

This was our promo in the Commerce Fair, organised by Falla Ramon y Cajal in Chiva. We decorated the stand with our corporative colours: white, black, green and beige. We fused flowers and decorative objects that can be found in Andromeda with products and elements from Vanessa´s beauty centre.

Vanessa Martínez centro de Estética

We also enjoyed a delicious appetizer offered by Pelegrí Restaurant as well as the excellent sweet wine Sol that Reymos Winery offered to us.

Presentación promoción

Presentación promoción    Presentación promoción

People visited us, they eat, they drunk and they got a flower attached to the promo flyer. We shared out hundreds of flowers like this one:

Presentación promoción      Presentación promoción

On the following pictures, you may see our resulting stand that fuses together the elements from Vanessa Martínez and Andromeda. We thank Pelegri Restaurant and Reymos Winery for their collaboration.

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You can enjoy our new promotions from now until 15th October, 2014.

Check our other collaborations with professionals by clicking here:

http://www.andromedadreams.es/flores-y-dulces/

Decoración centro quiromasaje

Decoración centro quiromasaje

 

Decoración centro quiromasaje Cristina Sánchez

Hace pocos días, nuestra amiga Cristina Sánchez abrió un centro de quiromasaje en Llíria. Estuvimos pensando entre las dos sobre la decoración del centro de quiromasaje. Fue muy divertido porque Cris es muy creativa y tenía muchas ideas. Le brillaban los ojos de la ilusión que ponía en cada cosa que se hacía allí. Estamos seguras de que le va a ir genial.

Decoración con flores y elementos naturales

Cristina quería colgar unas ramas en una pared, utilizar musgo o elementos del bosque. Se trataba de decorar la pared principal que toda la gente ve nada más entrar. Finalmente, colgamos unos marcos pintados, unas ramas, y escribí en la pared todo lo que ella decidió. El resultado fue el siguiente:

Decoración centro quiromasaje

Ella misma realizó unos cuadros con musgo, pintura y flores:

Decoración centro quiromasaje                                   Decoración centro quiromasaje

La idea del escaparate también salió mientras charlábamos y pensábamos cómo aunar quiromasaje y deporte, mezclando elementos de ambos ámbitos, creando una especie de mandala con dibujos sobre el cristal y raquetas colgantes. Y por supuesto; flores.

Decoración centro quiromasaje

Art-al 13  también colaboró con Cristina para que su centro fuera acogedor y sobre todo; precioso. Las lámparas de las cabinas las hizo Ruth, de Art-al 13. Otra creadora que nunca para de hacer cosas bonitas y muy interesantes.

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Los productos artesanos de Art-al 13, puedes encontrarlos en el Centro de quiromasaje de Cristina Sánchez.

Decoración centro quiromasaje

Cristina sabe lo importante que son las flores y plantas para crear un ambiente acogedor y buena energía, por eso se rodea de ellas.

Decoración centro quiromasaje                     Decoración centro quiromasaje

Os dejo seguidamente fotos de algunos detalles de mi trabajo en el espacio de Cristina, que por supuesto, os lo recomiendo. El lugar es precioso y Cristina es única. Os hará sentir genial.

Ramo de novia romántico

Ramo de novia romántico

Spring is starting and, together it comes the good weather, the sunshine, the happiness, the willing of going out to the street to celebrate the open-air wedding with a romantic wedding bouquet. The one in the picture is a romantic wedding bouquet created with a selection of rounded and soft flowers, getting a very sweet result as you may check.

Ramo de novia romántico Ramo de novia romántico

The flowers that made up the wedding bouquet in the pictures are steamed roses, Viburnum tinus, Ranunculus and Gypsophilla.

http://www.hautetalk.com/2013/09/18/pantones-fashion-color-report-spring-2014/

Pantone Colour 2014

Pantone Colour 2014

Pantone Colour 2014

Did you know which is the 2014 Pantone Colour? Did you ever heard about Pantone colours and its importance for the fashion and design world? The Pantone colour range is the most used in design. Since year 2000, Pantone launches the colour of the year, as well as a colour range that will became the trending one.

Professional florists use that trend in our floral decorations for weddings or events, and in our flower composition that we regularly sell on our shops.

Flowers are trendy.

This year the 2014 Pantone Colour is called Radiant Orchid ( PANTONE 18-3224 5 ).

Color pantone 2014
Photo: http://blog.pantone.com/2013/12/pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-in-the-news/

As Pantone announces, the chosen colour this year will be well-known worldwide, as it is a reflect of what people feels and look for, a colour that helps to find what we are looking for and that have influence on all design areas, including floral design.

color pantone 2014

Decoración en peluquería

Decoración de peluquería

Decoración de peluquería con espejos pintados.

Hemos estado en La Pelu, la peluquería de Elena en Cheste. Cada temporada pintamos los espejos de este local, cambiando los colores y motivos del dibujo dependiendo de la estación del año. Queda poco para la primavera, así que hemos elegido dar un toque de color, esta vez sobre fondo blanco, con dibujos inspirados en los comics; onomatopeyas y caras simpáticas.

La clientela de La Pelu se ha acostumbrado a ver los cristales decorados y cuando se quedan limpios preguntan a Elena si va a volver a pintarlos. Los espejos pintados dan mucha vida.

decoración de peluquería

Trabajamos con uno o varios bocetos previos, y cuando encontramos un dibujo que nos motive a las dos partes… ¡¡”manos al espejo”!!
¿Os gustan?
Estas son algunas imágenes del proceso.
decoración de peluquería

decoración de peluquería

decoración de peluquería

escaparates vintage

Vintage windows

Os presentamos los escaparates de nuestras dos tiendas. Este año el estilo vintage sigue pegando fuerte, y como seguidoras de tendencias que somos, hemos preparado estos escaparates vintage, creando una escenografía llena de imaginación y fantasía.

escaparates vintage
Escaparate en Andrómeda, tienda de Cheste

El diseño de los escaparates tiene una forma triangular principal formada por sillas colgantes. Para aportar vistosidad hemos creado una decoración con flores y plantas artificiales emulando un lugar abandonado durante años, donde la vegetación aparece aportando su belleza.

La inestabilidad de las sillas es lo que hace que la gente se sorprenda, ya que estamos acostumbrados a ver las sillas en una sola posición, y no precisamente colgadas del techo.

escaparates vintage
Escaparate en Andrómeda, tienda de Chiva.

Hemos recibido una bonita colección de flores artificiales a un precio muy interesante, por eso hemos dedicado nuestros escaparates a este tipo de flores.

Os dejamos algunas fotos más de rinconcitos del escaparate con pequeños objetos decorativos o centros de flores, absolutamente todo con su toque vintage, por supuesto.

Escaparate vintage

Regalar TULIPANES

Tulips as a gift

Tulips are seasonal flowers with a spectacular opening and a wide variety of colours. The best season to give tulips as a gift is during winter, the season when they flourish with no need of forcing them. They are winter flowers, flowers that we only can enjoy during a concrete season of the year. A tulip bouquet is a very appropriate detail when visiting a friend, thank for a dinner or simply surprising someone.

Tulip is native to Turkey, it is a bulbous plant, it is planted approximately in September-October and starts flouring from November. It may be planted in the gardens creating boxes with vivid colours that will maintain the colour about two whole weeks, or in pots for terraces or balconies.

The tulip arrived to Holland in the XVI century and with the time it became the most valued flower in history, it was a symbol of wealth, an object of desire. The tulip bulbs became very expensive, arriving to the point of exchanging majestic houses or whole fields for only one bulb. This madness couldn’t end up right, originating the tulip crisis due to the big speculation, very similar to the actual brick crisis.

Nowadays Holland is still well known for its tulips, and we all have seen a picture of its fields with never ending colour stripes. In Andromeda, as you know, you can also find tulips grown up very close to us, local flowers that do not have anything to envy to the traveler ones, equally beautiful and with less impact in the environment due to their short transport.

 

REGALAR TULIPANES

flores de invierno

Winter flowers

Do you know that this one is the best season of the year for buying flowers? Now there are winter flowers that we cannot find during other periods of the year like violets, ranunculus or hyacinths. They are short stem flowers, but with very vivid colours and different aromas that will transport you to a very pleasant place.

Winter flowers last longer because they are now in their season and are grown in the right time of the year; furthermore, they do not suffer any heat during the transportation after they are cut.

The composition in the center of the upper picture is a winter flower composition. It is available from our shop to any place in the peninsula. As you may see in the image below, the flowers travel in special boxes and are protected so they arrive in perfect condition in only 24 hours.

 

flores de invierno

centros de navidad

Centros de navidad

Pronto llegará Nochebuena, nos reuniremos con nuestros familiares y recordaremos a los que ya no están. Sabemos que la Navidad puede tener un ligero sabor agridulce, pero intentamos sacar lo mejor de estas fechas y disfrutarlas. Por eso os invitamos a que decoréis vuestras casas con centros de navidad.

Un centro de mesa con materiales naturales da mucha vida a la velada y contribuye a crear un ambiente acogedor; abeto, velas, illex, flores…

Y si prefieres que tu centro dure varias navidades  puedes elegir uno realizado con materiales artificiales.

centros de navidad

centros de navidad

Un centro navideño no tiene por qué ser caro, y si tienes un presupuesto limitado, nos adaptamos. Puedes estar seguro de que te gustará el resultado. También es posible elegir color o estilo. No es lo mismo regalar un centro de navidad para una casa clásica que para  una casa dónde vive un hombre solo o para una persona de gustos sencillos y amante de la naturaleza.

En el primer caso, el centro clásico, podríamos hacerlo en tonos dorados y blancos, o bien rojos y dorados, muchos brillos y bolas de navidad. En el segundo caso, uno de los centros de navidad para un hombre sería de tonos sobrios; verdes, marrones y quizás algún rojo, sin lazadas por supuesto, y muy elegante. Y para esa persona sencilla, que le gusta todo lo natural, le pondríamos una vela sin colorear, diferentes verdes navideños, musgo, piñas, muérdago… Como ves, un centro d navidad se puede personalizar hasta el infinito, solo necesitamos un poco de información sobre ti o sobre la persona a quién vas a regalárselo.

escaparate pintado

Painted window in a beauty salon

We are in the middle of the window decoration changing season and, we want to show you in this post our last job: a painted window in a beauty salon. Every season changing, Vanessa Martinez trusts Andromeda to transform her window.

Lilacs and purples are trending colors and also, we have never used them before on the windows of this salon.

Normally, in order to create the window, we inspire ourselves in the pictures that we like the most within the cosmetic campaign brands that Vanessa distributes. This time, the picture was the following: a very beautiful girl, with dark long hair. At the same time, this cosmetic brand was inspired by La dolce vita, the Fellini’s masterpiece in which Anita Ekberg was wearing that everlasting and elegant dress.

escaparate pintado
Foto: http://www.neemakeup.it/ladolcevita.php
escaparate pintado
Foto: www.arte.tv

Once the sources of inspiration are chosen, I speak with Vanessa to find out which composition she prefers, what she wants to display in her painted window, etc.

Products are displayed with a perfect presentation and, of course, with a Christmas touch.

I choose to paint over crystal with loosen brush-stroke, with a tenuous ending, so the main image is not a heavy element to our sight. The result is the following:

escaparate pintado

¿Os gusta?

regalos navidad

Natural presents for Christmas

Christmas is coming and also, the doubts about what presents to buy or how to decorate the table. Christmas presents may be a headache, we know that. This is why this Christmas we are offering different “Christmas presents”, there are some many beautiful things that you will not know what to choose. Our specialty, something that you will not find in other gift shops, are the natural or artificial flower arrangements with Christmas design. Each composition is different, artisan and unique. It could be also personalised for your home or for the person receiving the present. Candles, fir tree, mistletoe, stars, gleam, light, music… everything has another color these days and if you are one of those who doesn’t like gold, silver, flashing lights, etc., ask for a sober natural arrangement, with neutral colors and very natural materials. They are our favorites. Or choose a Christmas plant (poinsettia), a cat shaped door stop, some plants in a bathtub shaped pot

regalos navidad

But above all, remember that decorating your table with a Christmas natural arrangement is a lovely detail which everyone will like and it will create an even more pleasant environment. And they don’t need to be expensive.

regalos navidad

FLORES PARA LA MUSICA

Flores para la música

Sorry, this entry is only available in Español.

rosas ecologicas

Red Naomi Organic Rose

The REd Naomi  organic rose is one of the organic rose varieties that we received each week. High level flowers, with a very long stem a great quality. This rose variety has many petals and a velvety texture, perfect for a gift in a bouquet or composition or for a wedding bouquet.

The organic roses are distributed by authorised flower shops. They are a unique product for people who are concerned with the respect to the environment.  You may purchase them on our online shop.

If you want to know more about this type of flowers, you can read our latest post, where we explain with more detail what the organic roses are.

rosas ecologicas

Organic roses

Every week we receive organic roses, flowers grown up in a sustainable way, under the premise of the maximum respect for the environment and the optimisation of the available resources.

The organic roses on the picture are the variety Red Naomi. They have the flower with many petals and velvety texture. The steam is longer than the conventional roses, therefore the flower bouquets with this type of roses are even more spectacular.

 

rosas ecologicas

Giving this type of sustainable grown roses, we are collaborating to respect the environment, because they are cultivated with organic fertilizers and of course, without pesticides.

Furthermore, they are not imported roses so we reduce the CO2 emissions, without recurring to long routes in order to bring them to our shop.

The organic flowers under the trademark My-mps are distributed and produced in Spain under the company Elig Flor, based on Alicante, for specialist flower shops. We’re one of the seven organic flower shops within the province of Valencia.

Finding this product in a flower shop it is not easy, as it is only distributed by businesses that are fully aware of the environment. They are high class roses, even if in our shop you can find them for the same price than conventional roses as they’re in promotion. You can buy them in our online shop.

 

rosas ecologicas

Encontrar este producto en una floristería no es fácil, ya que solo lo distribuyen tiendas concienciadas con el respeto al medio ambiente. Son rosas de Alta gama, aunque en nuestra tienda puedes disfrutarlas por el mismo precio que las rosas convencionales, ya que están en promoción. Puedes adquirirlas  en nuestra tienda on line.

FLORES OTOÑALES

Autumnal flowers

The arrival of the autumn brings us ac, warm colours, pumpkins, red seeds, orange tones, earth colour leaves…

With the flowers we can transmit messages, like in the picture, where we bring the autumn to a table for two people. A pumpkin cut in half, decorated with flowers in very autumnal tones. A beautiful detail for a very special dinner that everybody can organise at home.

Flowers can be placed anywhere. And in the space that they are placed, we will create a point that will attract all gazes and will generate well-being thanks to its calm beauty.

The flower composition in the picture is ideal for a person who appreciates details, someone who organises a lunch or dinner and takes care of every detail. In this case it is an autumnal dinner, but it may be also another theme and it is possible to adapt the floral decoration no matter how big or small it is.

tendencias en ramos de novia

Trends in wedding bouquets

Wedding season is over and we have compiled our works and trends in wedding bouquets for this year. The triumphant wedding bouquets have been those with romantic style, with some English style, made with soft and rounded flowers, ideal for vintage weddings. The queen of the flowers for wedding bouquet has been the peonia, followed by the open rose or the garden rose.

Trends in wedding bouquets go together with new designs and wedding dresses fashion. The dress has to favor and enhance the bride’s body. Must be chosen with calm and look for the one that draws better the silhouette lines. After the dress, we chose the accessories, and it is a mistake to think that the bouquet is not one of them. A bride must choose flower bouquet right after the dress, because is one added accessory, like the shoes, the earrings, etc. Maybe it is the most important accessory because is the one that will be seen the most during the wedding day and after in the pictures and videos.

tendencias ramos novia

The advantage of going to a specialised artisan florist and with experience is that, besides the wedding bouquet will be a success, there is also the possibility of personalise that accessory which is the wedding bouquet to your taste, only for you. It is possible to choose the colour, in white and different tones of pink, like the first picture on this post, in white, pink and lima green, like in the picture above these lines, with romantic style, of course!

The wedding bouquet that has liked the most this year in Andromeda is the following one, with roses and Lisianthus. We have made it several times changing the flowers or colors depending on the bride’s preferences.

tendencias ramos de novia

tendencias ramos de novia

Of course, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t other brides who prefer other type of bouquets, like the hanging ones, with contemporary style, with very bright colours, etc. The world is full of contrasts and cultures and it is wonderful that it is that way. We simply have compiled in this post what we have observed after the wedding season ended, the style and trends in wedding bouquets, what our fantastic clients ordered us.

3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral

Top Floral Design in Moscow.

Just a few days ago it was the first anniversary since I was fortunate for being invited to collaborate in one of the most important events related with Floral Design at international level, as well as being part of a group made of Valencian florists connected by professional links, and since then, also emotional.

When Araik Galstyan, an important Armenian florist settled down in Moscow, came to Valencia, I was part of the group of florists that helped him along two days and one night in order to make his demonstration a great success.

For those who are not related with this world, periodically there are contests at national and worldwide level where the best florists of the world are chosen. Araik Galstyan was the finalist on the last Worldwide Cup. On this contest, the florist stops being and artisan and he transforms himself into a designer that creates with organic materials.

Araik organises every year in Moscow an important event that last from one to three days. In 2012 it was named 3 Days of Top Floral Design and, it was possible to see demonstrations from the best florist at a worldwide level.

When they told me that Araik was inviting a group of florists from Valencia, including myself, to go to Moscow and to present our own designs it was amazing. We all turned on the right side of the brain and started to create and to perfect our works for months.

It was a great experience since the very first second, to be honest. Once in Moscow, we were working together with professionals as brilliant as Elly Linn, Tomas de Bruyne, Daniel Santamaría, Gil Boyard, Nadine Weckardt, Wally Klett, Chan Sun Won, Niina Minkkinen… and of course, Araik Galstyan. We were always close to Araik, helping him placing the flowers in his immense and creative structures that he designs for his “bouquets”, wedding arrangements and stage decorations.

Every day, inside the program of demonstrations from the Top Ten of the world in Floral Design, there was an hour dedicated to the group of florists from Valencia, and there were we, in front of an expectant crowd, showing our designs, with beautiful models that filed showing the works arrived from Spain. It was incredible.

On the following pictures you can see the designs created by our group of florist. Hand bouquets over any style structures. We did a research job looking for new materials and because of that the resulting designs were very rich and varied.

Flowers are placed on top of videocassettes, pens, latex, cd’s, plastic cups, sewed leather, eve gum, tulle, resins…

Arturo Barres y Mª Ángeles Ponsoda. Paterna, Valencia.

www.florsiplanteselpalau.com

3 days of top floral design Alto diseño floral
Floral Designers: Arturo Barres y Mª Ángeles Ponsoda.
Photo: Margarita Makeeva.
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Floral Designers: Arturo Barres y Mª Ángeles Ponsoda.
Photo: Margarita Makeeva.

Blanca Carrasco Pozuelo. Torrente, Valencia.

www.blancaflorista.com

3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral
Floral Designer: Blanca Carrasco
Photo: Margarita Makeeva
3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral
Floral Designer: Blanca Carrasco
Photo: Margarita Makeeva

César Martí Barreda, Burriana, Valencia.

https://www.facebook.com/cesar.martibarreda

3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral
Floral Designer: César Martí Barreda
Photo: Margarita Makeeva

Débora Rodrigo García, Chiva, Valencia.

www.andromedadreams.es

3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral
Floral Designer: Débora Rodrigo
Photo: Paco Medina Mateos
3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral
Floral Designer: Débora Rodrigo
Photo: Débora Rodrigo

Elizabeth Villalonga, Acocebre, Castellón.

www.regalarfloresonline.com

3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral
Floral Designer: Elizabeth Villalonga
Photo: Margarita Makeeva
3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral
Floral Designer: Elizabeth Villalonga
Photo: Margarita Makeeva

Lina Roig y Julio Simarro, Carlet, Valencia.

www.linaroigfloristes.com

3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral
Floral Designers: Lina Roig & Julio Simarro
Photo: Margarita Makeeva
3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral
Floral Designers: Lina Roig & Julio Simarro
Photo: Margarita Makeeva

María Monzó, Canals, Valencia.

María Monzó Florista.

3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral
Floral Designer: María Monzó
Photo: Margarita Makeeva
3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral
Floral Designer: María Monzó
Photo: Margarita Makeeva

Paco Medina Mateos, Godella, Valencia.

www.facebook.com/lauraypacofloristas

3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral
Floral Designer: Paco Medina
Photo: Margarita Makeeva
3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral
Floral Designer: Paco Medina
Photo: Margarita Makeeva

Raquel Carrasco Pozuelo, Torrente, Valencia.

www.blancaflorista.com

3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral
Floral Designer: Raquel Carrasco
Photo: Margarita Makeeva
3 days of top floral design. Alto diseño floral
Floral Designer: Raquel Carrasco
Photo: Margarita Makeeva

On the following videos you can join the experience that we had there, as there are shown all the works made by the big professionals that participated.

Day 1:

Annual World Flower Show “Three Days of Top Floral Design” 1 DAY” .

This video is the summary of the first day of demonstrations. It starts with Araik Galstyan’s demo and continues with ours from minute 3:37 to 5:15. Following to it we see the photographic session with the works created by Araik and us. On minute 7:00, Nadine Weckardt (Germany) creates an impressive hand bouquet, after that we enjoy the elegance of the demo by Tomas de Bruyne (Belgium) and, finally, of the works by our impeccable Daniel Santamaria.

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Day 2:

Annual World Flower Show «Three Days of Top Floral Design” 2 DAY!

Video corresponding to the second day of the show. Starting, wedding bouquets from Nadine Weckardt. From minute 3:23 to 5:07, our designs. From minute 5:19, Chan Sung Won’s demo (Corea), followed by Wally Klett (Germany), Niina Minkkinen (Finland) and Tomas de Bruyne (Belgium).

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Day 3:

Annual World Flower Show «Three Days of Top Floral Design” 3 DAY!

On this video of the third day of demos, you may see at the beginning the performances of Chan Sung Won and Gil Boyard (France). Our designs appear from minute 2:33 to 4:07. After that, new creations from Gil Boyard, Wally Klett and Daniel Santamaría.

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3 days of top floral design
Flower designer: Elizabeth Villalonga
3 days of top floral design
Flower designer: Débora Rodrigo

We have too much material for writing only one post about that event. We will continue launching one or more with pictures with the works of some of the best florist at international level.

 

Thank you note:

To Araik Galstyan for invite us to participate in this awesome event.

To Margarita Makeeva and Paco Medina for allow me to use their photos for this post.

Jardineras de flores artificiales

Artificial flower boxes

We just launched our campaign for All Saint´s Day. As we did last year, we are challenging ourselves with a nice a happy window decoration including a product that may provoke sadness to some people: the artificial flower boxes.

Remembering our beloved ones is something natural to us and we do it with affection. Flowers are a tool for transmitting feelings, and luckily, our customers know it and they value that our artificial flower boxes are made in an artisan way, by florist hands that make an effort on presenting different and varied floral designs.

We want to adapt to every types of public, and this is why we have received flowers with different quality and prices. There are artificial flower boxes with assorted prices, colors and shapes. If you need a personalized one or a vase, we will be delighted of doing it for you.

Just a week ago, we set up this window and it seems that we haven´t done it so bad because now it has a different aspect from the day we took the picture. They are almost sold out!

jardineras de flores artificiales

And now, a little window decoration tip: if you have a business and you need to sell a product, there are different options to present it in a window. One of them is to present a wide variety of those products or to place only one, highlighting it. The first option is right to sell something with some demand and at an economic or reasonable prize. The second one is ideal to promoting an exclusive or luxury item.

In this case, within “the Saints” campaing we have chosen to present the artificial flower boxes in quantity, because it is a product with affordable and intermediate prices, accessible to everybody.

jardineras de flores artificiales

Image taken during the window setting up. This year we have put some custom-made structures with wood and iron.

Accesorios para novia

Floral accessories for the bride, diadems, tiaras, crowns…

Floral accessories for the bride, diadems, tiaras, crowns, bracelets, pins… everything is possible.

Flowersmithing is a fresh and natural complement that enhances the style of any dress or suit. The same as other complements, like a wedding bouquet, it is necessary to choose it considering what clothes we are going to wear. It is ideal to consult a professional florist who can give you advice; show him a picture of your dress and ask for a bracelet, pin, diadem…

Did you know that the florists are among the few chosen who can see the wedding dress before the wedding day? The complements are as important as the dress. We design each floral accessory and we personalise it for you. They are unique pieces.

In the picture, diadem for girl, pin for boy, pins for broom and relatives and bracelets for the bride’s friends.

Boda al aire libre

Countryside weddings

Countryside weddings are very trendy nowadays. Each couple has its own personality and style. And each wedding is different. Flowers are one of the most important part of the decoration in these kind of celebrations. Flowers are the partners of the guests during dinner; we share the table with them.

Professionals use  floral design language to create compositions with different styles, shapes and colors, depending on the event decoration and the broom´s and bride´s preferences. In this case some minimal compositions in blue with the bride´s favorite flower, the hydrangea. A very elegant flower with an intense blue color that refreshed that summer evening.

You may find some examples of weddings flower arrangements in our blog.

http://www.andromedadreams.es/bodas/

Flores para casa

Flowers at home

- Hello, I would like some flowers for my home. I am on a budget but I want something really nice.

Enjoying natural flowers it is a small vice, craving, pleasure… (or name it as you want it) that only people with some sensibility have, they value the beauty and grandeur of simplicity. Are you one of them?

Lately we hear frequently the sentence that inaugurates the post, and we advise to our clients to have one or various vases and to change their natural flowers every week.

Depending on the height and shape of the recipient, we will choose the type of flowers. It is not necessary to spend a big amount of money in order to enjoy some fresh flowers at home. Its color, shape and odour fill us up with positive energy when we look at them.

When you come for your weekly or fortnightly natural flowers, do not forget to ask for the preservative so they will keep fresh longer. We also will tell you tricks for it. If you are one of these loyal customers, you will get a discount for your fidelity.

You can do yourself the floral composition at home. It is funny, creative and relaxing. DIY!

Today we have gone around some of the houses of our loyal customers. On the top picture Enrique placed some Agapanthus stems in a high vase, with some Gypsophilla paniculata tinted with purple color. The chosen flowers are local, cultivated near our shop, they are sustainable flowers because they have not travelled to get to us, and that make them stronger and more durable.

Six Agapanthus and two purple Gypsophilla items: 8 €

The same occurs with the flowers on the lowest picture, Limonium Sinuatum, AKA Statice, paper flower, alwaysliving… In this case, Elena, who lives in a rustic house, she has placed a package of fresh Statice flowers. Some of them have a layer of floral painting that makes the colors brighter.

A package of color Statice: 4,90 €

Flores para casa

At last, we went to visit Pili, at an elegant house with a mix of classic and contemporaneous style. She preferred this week a bouquet arranged by us tailor made for its vase with a fish bowl shape.

We prepared a bouquet with the FLOWER OF THE SUMMER: the Lisianthus (Eustoma spp.). A flower that grows up really well in our Mediterranean weather, very durable and with beautiful shape and colors.

Price of the bouquet on the image, with Lisianthus, Gypsophilla and Achillea: 15 €

Flores para casa

Having flowers at home is a small luxury that everybody can afford, because also we worth it!

flores de cultivo local

Locally grown flowers. POST 01

Sí, nos llamamos Andrómeda dreams & flowers (sueños y flores) por algo, porque soñamos despiertos. Soñamos con que cambien las cosas, y por eso aportamos nuestro granito de arena promocionando las flores de cultivo local y nacional. ¿Y por qué? Te preguntarás… pues porque un alto porcentaje de las flores que consumimos son importadas, mayormente de Holanda, Sudamerica o incluso Israel. Son flores con calidad y vistosidad, pero no más que las cultivadas aquí. Es cierto que algunas flores importadas no se cultivan en España, y que hay épocas del año en que aquí no crecen algunas variedades, pero en general y a lo largo de todo el año, tenemos la suerte de contar con productores locales que nos proporcionan una gran variedad de flores.

Este es el primer post de una serie en la que visitamos a algunos productores de flor cortada que cultivan cerca de nuestra zona. La mayoría son empresas familiares, que continúan el oficio de las generaciones anteriores. Cuando elegimos este tipo de flores estamos colaborando a que crezca la economía de nuestro país, consumiendo un producto nuestro, y evitando la emisión de grandes cantidades de CO2 al reducir la distancia del viaje de dichas flores desde su corte hasta nuestra tienda.

Visitamos los viveros e instalaciones de Flores Beltran, a pocos kilómetros de nuestra tienda. Una empresa familiar fundada hace varias décadas. Paco nos llevó a ver los cultivos. Sus plantas crecen vigorosas sin ser forzadas, lo que hace que las flores sean fuertes y duraderas.

En el camino nos contó su amor por su trabajo. En su día libre, le encanta levantarse a las cinco de la mañana y trabajar tranquilamente en el campo hasta que empieza a hacer calor. En el siguiente video, nos habla de sus cultivos y del origen de la empresa. En él se pueden ver las diferentes flores que crecen en esta época.

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Si quieres colocar unas flores en casa o regalar un ramo a alguien, y prefieres que sean flores de cultivo local, ven y pídelas. Si no puedes acercarte, en nuestra tienda on line hay un apartado de centros y ramos de flores realizados con este tipo de flores.

ramo de flores locales

Agradecemos:

La amabilidad de Paco y de toda la gente de Flores Beltran, el altruismo de Orxata Sound System al prestarme la música para el video, y también el de Elvi García Quiles por venir tan rápidamente a que le hiciera las fotos con el ramo de flores.

Flores de colores vivos

Flores de colores vivos

The heat arrived and, with it, the summer flowers. The light, the color and flowers are characteristics of our Mediterranean area. This is why a bouquet with bright, energetic and vibrant colors makes us very happy, especially if it comes with a message from someone we love.

The light and the liveliness of the summer is reflected on the compositions and bouquets that we are creating these days, we can’t avoid it. Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), Lisianthus (Eustoma spp.), Scabiosa (Knautiaarvensis)… there are so many flowers now!

On our website you can find compositions and bouquets created with seasonal flowers grown by the local suppliers. They are very beautiful works with sustainable flowers.

 http://www.andromedadreams.es/products-page/centros_y_ramos_de_flores/flor_espana/

Escaparate flores y chuches

Escaparate con flores y chuches

Collaborate with professionals is one of the most interesting experiences of interactive learning. The idea of this window with flowers and candy came up when I visited Dulce from PasteleriaBlay and she lent me some laced garland and other things that reminded me a decoration wedding. So I decided to do this window dedicated to weddings and at the same time, to present the combination of flowers and sweets with the candy from Dulce and my floral compositions. What is a better union that the sweeteness of the candy and the flowers? Everything is filtered by the senses, the visual, the aromatic, the taste, the touch…

Escaparate flores y chuches

Escaparate flores y chuches

On this image, an antique restored chest that I use to decorate corners with charming on some weddings, similar to the one in the picture. On top of it, a wedding bouquet with preserved red roses, a vase with meringue sighs lended by PasteleriaBlay, a rustic basket with cones for petals, a small wooden chair and a cage with artificial flowers.

Escaparate flores y chuches

Another area of the window with a restored furniture similar on style to the last one, a little candy tree made by Dulce from PasteleriaBlay, decorated with artificial mauve roses, one of my vases with artificial flowers Art Deco style and little rustic basket with artificial flowers.

Have you notice the detail of the drawing on the glass?

Escaparate con flores y chuhes

Escaparate con flores y chuhes

I hope you liked it. It is true that it is one of the windows that have received more compliments. Every day I am more secure that this happen when the things are made with love.

Escaparate con flores y chuhes

luz, flores, color-flores de verano

Flores de colores vivos

Summer arrived and with it, summer flowers. The light, the colour and flowers are characteristics of our Mediterranean zone. This is why a bouquet with bright, energetic and vibrant colours makes us very happy, especially if it comes with a message from someone we love. The season with flowers with a lot of colour is just started, like the Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), the Lisianthus (Eustoma spp.) Poet Carnation (Dianthus barbatus), Escabiosa (Knautia aravensis)… go for a walk around the countryside means to see colours and colours, light, all variety of flowers… even the arvensis flora (AKA weed) is flamboyant.

I took these pictures when going for a walk around my friend’s vegetable garden. I noticed the variety of bright colours and different shapes offered by the plants and its flowers.

 

luz, flores, color-flores de verano

luz, flores, color-flores de verano

My job consists in transporting these shapes and flowers that we see at the country side to the houses. When I arrived home, I could not avoid the influence of what I saw, using these bright colours creating arrangements and bouquets like these:

ramo de flores colores vivos

centro de flores bonito colores vivos

I hope they recipients liked them. I assure you that I did them with all my love.

 

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ALOE VERA CHESTE-chiva

Aloe Vera benefits

Aloe Vera benefits are so many in exchange of only a little.

Aloe Vera was used centuries ago by ancient civilizations; Chinese, Egipt, Arab… until ours, the occidental. Since always this succulent plant has been used around the whole planet as an ornamental plant and, what is even more important, as a medicine. Today we know that the benefits of the Aloe are so many, since reducing the wrinkles to relaxing the burns. Aloe Vera is one of the simplest plants to grow. It just needs some water sometimes and a warm weather like ours. The fertilizer is a personal option, as it is not essential. With this simple initiative of taking care of an Aloe at home, we are opening a door to its numerous medicinal uses.

The plant has thick leaves filled with a gel or sticky substance that we can easily use. We just need to cut one of the leaves and squeeze it to obtain its interior. With this simple movement we can start to enjoy it and use it to calm down burns, heal wounds, alleviate bug bites, reduce skin wrinkles, hydrate the skin, condition the hair if used as shampoo or even as an after shave, among others. And I only spoke about its topic uses!

Browsing on the Dioscorides, by Pio Font Quer, for me one of the most complete books written about botanic and medicinal uses of the plants, I learnt that the Acibar is the juice obtained from the Aloe leaves when it curdles in a thick solid mass that it is very bitter. “Generally, it is obtained leaving the liquor to flow that drizzles from its cut leaves and it is collected in a recipient. This liquor is left to concentrate and get thicker on the sun.

DIOSCORIDES-Aloe vera

The Aciba has been used by the most remote civilizations, starting from its original place, The Cape.

As always, plants give a lot in exchange of a little.

ALOE VERA 01

Arte floral al corpus 2013

Floral Art at Corpus Valencia

Last weekend took place the VII Floral Art contest at the Valencian Corpus. We were invited for the third time to participate on an event where the called “floral structures” go out to the street and interact with people. For us it means a new opportunity to let the imagination go and to create a floral design starting from zero, because the Friends of the Corpus Association has always given us total freedom to work.

I have found an article on a floral specialised magazine where it is shown our work from last year. Clip Magazine, No 86.

In this particular case I got the inspiration from the landscape, from the nature, from a waterfall that came up from a rock. The floral design was called Organic and the chosen flowers were autochthonous, wild Allium flowers.

VII Certamen Arte Floral al Corpus Valencia

Along the itinerary you can see different floral compositions with big dimensions created by the invited flower shops. This year ours was hanging down from a 2,5 m. structure. They must be high in order to be seen when the crowd is piled watching the procession.

The name of the piece this time was Equilibrium. Again I worked with natural and soft colors, materials and shapes because I find very interesting the contrast between the organic and the urban landscape. I like the idea of inserting a piece of nature inside the big city.

Arte floral al corpus 2013 Valencia

We want to thank the Friends of the Corpus Association, and all the people that cooperate and make an effort so every year the flowers can go out to the street.

Cultivo lisianthus eustoma valencia

Because choosing locally grown flowers

Just a few people are aware about the origin of the fresh cut flowers that they give as a present. The flowers that we consume travel many kilometers, some even cross oceans. They came in boxes from the extensive lands where they grow thousands of kilometers away, or from nurseries in North Europe. The option of flowers grown in Spain is offered by only a few flower shops, and we are the first ones doing it via online.

We believe in the core idea ‘think globally, act locally’, this is why we bet for the national product, in this case, the fresh cut flower grown in Spain, with a high quality result, that has nothing to envy to the imported flowers that travel and suffer stress so much. Our suppliers are people who farm around our area. When buying their flowers, we are all contributing to the economic grown of our country, as well as reducing a high percentage of the CO2 emissions avoiding transportation from countries like Ecuador, Colombia, Holland or Israel, some examples of places with a high production of cut flowers.

National fresh cut flower is very high in quality and, in general is strong and very lasting. One of our suppliers sent us pictures from the plantings. The flower on the first picture on this post will blossom soon, it is called Lisianthus (or Eustoma, which is its botanic name) and it is cultivated by our friends and suppliers Flores Beltran, near Valencia. It is a seasonal flower, grows with the heat during the whole summer, it is lasting and resistant despite its fragile appearance. We love to work with this flower, many people confuse it with the roses because the double petal Lisianthus is a rounded and voluminous flower, furthermore, it lasts a lot.

When these flowers arrive to us, starts the beautiful part of our job, with the raw material at home, our artisan hands will create ephemeral compositions, objects with natural beauty, presents full of live and impregnated with emotions and feelings from which we are merely the messengers.

 

 

lisianthus pecera

Ramo novia vintage

Flowers & Candy bar

On May 26th took place in Chiva the Trade Fair. For this occasion, our stand was created with the collaboration of Blay pastisserie. Dulce and me decided to decorate a Candy Bar and the stand as a team.

Candy bar

The Candy Bars are tables decorated with candy and flowers. They are used on events like weddings, communions, birthdays, tea parties… during moments where we share happiness with others.

They are filled up with candies like the cake, cupcakes, meringues, candies and decorated with the theme chosen by the client with flowers, fabrics, ribbons, balloons, etc. They are a lovely place arising inside the party.

This time we chose a decoration with some retro and vintage style, so we rescued the dressers and tablecloths form our grandmothers and other antique elements… and started to work!

On the table dominated the cake and the wedding bouquet that reminded the 20’s. Everybody asked us if the cake and the flowers were ‘real’.

Ramo novia vintage varios mayo_167

Working a as team is amazing, each professional puts in ideas and different elements. We all learn and very good results came up.

I leave you some pictures of our work and you know… if you need us to do something innovating and different, with the style and colors that you like the most, here we are. No doubts that your party will be a success.

 

 

Mariposa

Windows in Spring – Summer

Everything started one day when I decided to change the surface where I used to paint on. If I had to change our shop windows every season and think about something new… why not painting on the glass? It was a funny idea that could have good results. And the truth is that it was so good that know it became another part of my job that I already perform in other businesses.

Espejos primavera. La Pelu

The picture above is part of the decorative painting that I did at La Pelu, Cheste. Each season we change the drawings, colors and theme.

On the following album you can see window pictures or painting on glass for the spring-summer season.

All window designs are totally exclusive, designed for each business. I previously speak with the client to understand how he wants to focus it or to contribute with ideas. Once the concept is clear, I prepare one or two sketches and finally I perform the job. Sometimes I paint the glass and others I change the interior window decoration, or both, depending on the needs.

Paint is very easy to remove, just need water and soap.después hago el trabajo. A veces pinto los cristales y otras cambio la decoración interior del escaparate, o ambas, dependiendo de las necesidades del local.

La pintura es muy fácil de quitar, con agua y jabón.

Ramo novia vintage-flores-para-bodas

Vintage & flowers

Vintage means exclusivity, craftsmanship, exquisiteness of a work carefully made, characteristics that are becoming less common. A bride’s vintage bouquet is prepared with care and evokes past times. In an era where we are searching for some magic that helps us to evade us a bit, vintage style returns with different aspects: hippy, French, eclectic or romantic like the picture of our last work.

Mesa de ceremonia

Outdoor ceremony wedding flowers.

Spring is ideal to celebrate an outdoors wedding. A sunny evening, perfect weather, beautiful place (Vallesa de Mandor) and of course, our flowers.

The floral decoration was white, pink and fuchsia on the ceremony area and on the banquet we added mauve and purple to the range of colors. The bride loved the cages with flowers and the flowers with rounded shapes like peonies, francesillas or roses… she wanted a classic touch as well as casual, vintage and romantic.

Ceremonia. Pasillo de hortensias

She chose a corridor with pink hydrangeas for the ceremony, creating a spectacular effect as a result.

The antique wooden table was decorated with different little cages, vases and small garden pots with a variety of flowers. The important pedestals on both sides of the tables were following the cage shape thanks to the garlands created with Gypsophilla Paniculata that flew around with the light wind on that evening.

The bride’s bouquet was chosen according to the ceremony flowers: rounded, romantic and with fresh colors flowers, with the peony as the main character.

Ramo de novia romántico.

The flowers on the banquet tables were a total success. The bride love the fish tank shaped vases on top of the mirror plate and the country style of the flowers and the raffia maintaining its elegance.

She didn’t forget about the small details that you can appreciate on the following pictures. It was an amazing experience to create this floral decoration. We hope you like it.


The photographer at the wedding has ceded us some pictures that you can see on the next gallery. Thanks to Un día de contraste perfecto.