Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Bouqs Company. All opinions are my own and I was excited to introduce my readers to such a great brand.
I don’t often buy fresh flowers for myself, just because. I buy them on a semi-regular basis these days for when I’m doing specific photo shoots, but that’s a business expense. If I’m going to buy them for myself personally or to give to someone as a gift, well, they had better well be worth it.
And I found some that are.
No cheap candy. No glass vases that always end up in yard sales and thrift stores. (I added that one.) No teddybears.
Just beautiful flowers, delivered fresh to your door.
They arrive in a box, tucked in nice and snug…
…to keep the fresh-cut blooms intact.
Now comes the fun part. Remove the plastic and rubber bands and clip the flowers, so the stems can drink in water better. I also tend to use shorter “vases”, aka ironstone sugar jars and small pitchers, so I like to cut them down to size.
Remove any leaves or blooms that will sit below the water line. Those just rot in the water and can spoil the bouquet quicker.
The Bouqs Company cuts flowers the day they are ordered and ships them out the next day, so they aren’t already cut, sitting around waiting to be ordered.
I knew this when I placed my order, so I have to admit that I was a little bummed when some of the flowers I received were droopy.
I almost threw them away, because they looked a little sad, but the instructions said to put them in water and let them hydrate after their trip, so I did. And, wouldn’t you know it, they perked right up!
This is the marshmallow bouquet, by the way.
There were a lot of closed and tight blooms in the bouquet the day I received them and, as they’ve opened up over the past few days, they keep getting prettier and prettier.
Here’s another brighter bouquet (cakes n’cream) I ordered…
We used both of these arrangements in our Look Book Two shoot at the manor…
It was hard for them to not steal the show.
A few things I learned about bouqs.com as I was ordering…
- The flowers are grown on the side of an active volcano, so the soil is rich and full of nutrients. Better soil means healthier, beautiful blooms.
- The pictures of the flowers are exactly what you get, so you don’t end up with cheap flower fillers that you weren’t expecting.
- They have a nice variety of bouquet styles…formal, traditional, wild, funky, modern, eclectic. I really enjoyed scrolling through and taking in the colors and textures.
- Shipping is always free.
My bouquets are going on nine days and still hanging in there! I had to pull out the ones that were fading to make one arrangement, but they still look beautiful!
If you have an occasion to order flowers from bouqs.com or would like some just because, you can get 20% off you order by using coupon code “FRESHBLOOMS”. This offer is only good for one week.