The Flower Blog

Meet Our Prom King & Queen for 2017! #GFPROM2017

Posted by Sun, May 21, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Della Gillespie Mendenhal;We started this contest in 2011 as a fun way to us to see the end result with our Prom flowers. We enjoy making them so much and love seeing students pick up their flowers but hardly ever get to see these guys and gals all dolled up wearing said flowers! I didn't even know if anyone would bother with entering the contest! Honestly, every years as I print the fliers for this, I wonder if we'll get any contestants this year. But year after year, students surprise me with lots of entries and tons of support from friends and family! So, I want to thank our contestants from this year and from years past, for your support in Gillespie Florists by choosing us for your flower provider and for pleasantly surprising me each passing year with your participation!  

We had some serious competition this year! With more entrants than ever, it was exhilarating to see all the positive comments and "likes" from friends and family of contestants! 

Prom goers only needed to post their picture on our Facebook Place Page or they could use #GFPROM2017 on Instagram or twitter wearing our flowers! We then asked our social media followers to "Like" their favorite picture or make a positive comment about it to determine the winner. 

We tally all likes and comments from the original post from the contestant as well as the picture we post in the King & Queen album. 

We had several prom goers enter but there can be only one winner! 


And the Winner is...

Olivia Carnagua‎ & Aaron Raymond won with a total of 227 likes/comments! 

Olivia and Aaron each get a $25.00 gift card to Gillespie Florists and Olivia will be crowned with a tiara and flowers!

Prom King and Queen 2017 Gillespie Florists Olivia Aaron


Olivia was wearing a three sweetheart rose wrist corsage in burgundy wine and black! Aaron was wearing a two sweetheart rose boutonniere! 


As a Thank you, Our Runners ups will receive a $10.00 gift card each and each girl will receive a Sunshine bouquet! Just stop in the store, let us know you are a runner up!

Our Runner Ups are:

Ashley Mata & Her date - 73 likes/comments

Carrie Graham(crochetbycici) on Instagram - 72 likes/comments


Topics: Prom flowers, Prom flowers Avon, Prom Flowers Indianapolis, Gillespie Florists, Indianapolis, prom, prom king and queen flowers, prom indianapolis flowers, contest

What is Your Favorite Flower?

Posted by Tue, Mar 08, 2011 @ 11:10 AM

Della Gillespie-Mendenhall  What is your Favorite Flower?

We want to know what your favorite flower is! There are 1000's of species of flowers! With so many it is hard to tell what you will have to say!

My favorite flower is carnation because they smell wonderful and last a long time! I can get my carnations to last me up to three weeks! 

The name of the carnation is derived from the word “incarnacyon” (incarnation). This is referring to the original color of the carnation that had a pinkish hue. 

Other popular favorites are Lilies, Roses, Tulips and Gerber Daisies! So, What is your favorite flower? Use our voter to vote for your favorite flower or leave a comment.

If you don't see your favorite flower, let us know! Leave a comment here on the blog or fill out our form on the voter page!

Click below to use vote for your favorite flower!

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Topics: Vote, Gillespie Florists, Indianapolis, informational

How Far Will Gillespie's Deliver Flowers?

Posted by Tue, Mar 01, 2011 @ 01:50 PM

Della Gillespie-Mendenhall How far will you deliver? 

I get asked that all the time and it's a great question! Gillespie Florists can take care of your flower delivery worldwide! Because we are proud members of the Teleflora network, if we cannot go there our selves, we will use that network to get the delivery made by one of our trusted network florists.


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But what about here, in the neighborhood? Just how far does Gillespie's go? We deliver to Indianapolis and surrounding communities. 

Let me break it down. Our delivery area includes all of Marion County, plus afternoon service to: Acton, Avon, Bargersville, Beech Grove, Bridgeport, Brownsburg, Camby, Carmel, Castleton, Clayton, Cumberland, Danville, Fishers, Friendswood, Greenfield, Greenwood, Lawrence, Mooresville, New Palestine, New Whiteland, Oaklandon, Pittsboro, Plainfield, Southport, Speedway, Wanamaker, Westfield, West Newton, Whiteland and Zionsville.

On special request, we will go out as far west as Coatesville, as far east as Greenfield, as far north as Noblesville, and as far south as Franklin! 

Special Events

We have on occasion made deliveries out of state from our shop. There will be special events like a wedding, company party or funeral where the customer feels that we would be the best man for the job! We have made deliveries to Illinois, Ohio and have gone as far north as South Bend!


Because Gillespie Florists carries so many specialized gift items, sometime we need to ship the item through the mail. We have shipped all over the country because we had that one thing our customer couldn't find anywhere else!

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World Wide Delivery

As I mentioned before we can deliver around the world or across the country though the Teleflora Network. The reason why we are with Teleflora is because they are the largest networks of real local florists from around the world and Teleflora holds all members up to a certain standard to insure our customers only get the best!


Send flowers World Wide!

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Topics: Gillespie Florists, flowers in Indianapolis, Delivery Area, informational

Gillespie Florists - In Season Spring Wedding Flowers

Posted by Tue, Feb 22, 2011 @ 12:08 PM

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Spring is such a highly anticipated time of year that we thought it might be fun to highlight some of the fresh cut flowers that the season has to offer.  There are so many lovely blossoms to pick from in spring: daffodils, orchids, hyacinth and of course tulips to name a few. 

tulips3Tulips - Tulips are the obvious favorite for spring! They come in a myriad of colors: near black purple, blues, reds, pinks, yellows, orange and even white.

Orchids - Orchids are ideal cut flowers as they last for up to a week and hold their shape. Available naturally in whites, greens and purples you can also find white ones dyed in all colors such as vibrant blue.hyacinth2

Hyacinth - Hyacinths have a similar look to lilacs (bunches of tiny flowers in white or purple) but tend to last much longer when cut. These beauties are also highly fragrant.  A great in season spring flower option!

Iris - Lovely iris are wonderful cut flowers that can last several days.  They are affordable and come in many colors.

Daffodil - Warm and happy daffodils are also excellent cut spring wedding flowers and come in yellows and whites.


We hope that you find this information helpful as you choose flowers to accent your special day. Remember roses are always available (in pretty much all colors) and can be incorporated into your seasonal flower arrangements.

Do you have another spring flower that you plan to incorporate into your wedding?  We would love to hear about it.  Share a comment below.

Visit our website to learn more!


Find Out More about In Season Spring Wedding Flowers!

Contact Our wedding Specialist in Indianpolis IN

Topics: weddings, Seasonal, Gillespie Florists, orchids, tulips, hyacinth, roses, iris, daffodil, gillespie weddings, spring flowers, spring wedding, spring wedding flowers, spring seasonal

Gillespie Weddings - Wedding Consultations

Posted by Fri, Feb 11, 2011 @ 04:32 PM

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One of the first things that brides and their families ask when contacting us about their wedding is, “How much do flowers cost”? 

If only it were that simple.

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The answer is that it varies widely by flower choice, design and seasonality.  We custom design each wedding to suit your individual wants and needs.  Because there are so many options out there, it’s difficult for us to even give you an idea without having first met with you to discuss your plans and preferences.  We call this meeting a wedding consultation and we recommend it for each and every family who’s planning a wedding.  Type of flowers and arrangements needed, colors, ribbon selections, accessory options and more will be discussed during your visit.  Before you depart, we allow you to tour our 500 square foot cooler to see the flowers up close and personal.  We are prepared to handle every aspect of your wedding including ceremony and reception décor, cake flowers and more.   

After the consultation is complete, we will assemble a floral estimate for you to assist you as you continue to plan.   This estimate gives you a detailed explanation of each product and its’ cost. 

If we have done our job right, the flowers and designs for your wedding will be as unique as you are. 

If you are planning a wedding, plan to consult with Gillespie Florists!

Contact our wedding specialist now! 317-273-1100

Topics: weddings, Gillespie Florists, consultation, consulting, consult, estimate, cost of wedding flowers, cost

Gillespie Florist Weddings - Winter Weddings

Posted by Sat, Feb 05, 2011 @ 05:48 PM

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Warm up to the idea of a winter wedding.

Despite the fact that everyone seems to get married in June, winter weddings can be terribly glamorous, warm and magical. With the right elements in place, a winter wedding can be a wonderland.   Read on for some ideas. 

The Flowers

Decide whether you want to go for a silver and white elegant look, or celebrate the season with reds and greens. For those who like silver, look for dusty miller, silver-dollar eucalyptus, and baby blue eucalyptus, mixed with white flowers such as roses, football mums, crocus, lilies and stephanotis. If you're looking for a brighter bouquet, consider red roses with holly and pine-tree greenery. In season flowers such as tulips, roses, and ornamental berries generally will be less expensive choices.

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The Décor

Decorate your tables with simple and inexpensive white poinsettias, or fill the room with light by arranging pillar candles on a bed of pine branches.  During the after-Christmas sales, stock up on strands of small white lights, then string them decoratively around doorways, over tables and on archways. Bright red cranberries in a bowl surrounding floating candles make an easy and inexpensive centerpiece.

The Favors

If you and most of your guests celebrate Christmas, an ornament makes a perfect favor. An inexpensive homemade favor is a pretty tin of spiced hot chocolate mix or hot cocoa mix with marshmallows.  Greet your guests with warm coffee or hot chocolate as soon as they come in the ceremony or reception site.  

Also consider a holiday cookie cutter with a cookie recipe attached that says your names, wedding date, and "cut out for each other".


Check our blog each week for a new wedding article. 

CLICK HERE to visit our website for additional ideas to enhance your special day. 

Gillespie Weddings 317-509-0668

Topics: weddings, Seasonal, Gillespie Florists, green, winter weddings, holiday wedding

Gillespie Florists Weddings - What's new for 2011

Posted by Sat, Jan 15, 2011 @ 06:14 PM

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describe the imageValentine’s day is just around the corner and romance is in the air.  February is filled with red roses, diamond rings, chocolate and best of all proposals and engagements.  What comes after proposals and engagements…..that’s right, weddings!  This year promises to be an interesting one.  We’re already working hard and studying up on the latest and greatest trends for 2011. 

What are some of those trends, you ask?


Here’s a sneak peak at some of the trends you can expect to see. 

Bright, tropical and fun colors are in this year.  Apple green, hot pink, red, orange, yellow, slate grey, aged gold, emerald green and chocolate brown to name a few. 

Say goodbye to over-the-top elegance and hello to a new era of “casual” traditional.

Grooms are going to assist in more of the wedding planning duties to ensure that the big day is a reflection of both people involved. 

The Do It Yourself wedding scene will become mainstream. It’s normal for most brides to custom create at least one element of their wedding.

Family owned-heirlooms are becoming popular additions to wedding designs. One-of-a-kind becomes the “new black”.

Because of the popularity of Friday weddings, venues will likely increase their rental rates.

Keep an eye on our blog for more interesting designs and ideas. 

Want to view some Gillespie Florists wedding bouquets?             Click Here to view our wedding gallery now!


Image is courtesy of Stewart Imagery.  Thanks Stephanie!

Topics: weddings, Gillespie Florists, Wedding trends, bright summer bridal bouquet, green, sunflower wedding, dahlia wedding, orange, trends

Spring Tulips are Here at Gillespie Florists!

Posted by Wed, Jan 12, 2011 @ 06:06 PM






Tulip Splendor in Indianapolis, IN - Gillespie FloristsSpring Tulips are here! Gillespie Florists will be receiving shipments of tulips twice weekly from now until Mother's Day! Tulips are a great way to get rid of the winter blues and there is nothing like having fresh flowers in the house!

Pictured here is Tulip Splendor! A perfect arrangement for anyone!! Includes 10 tulips and greens. This product is available for delivery in the Indianapolis area only. Styles and colors of flowers and vase may vary. 

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Pictured here is the Timeless Tulips bouquet!

Tulips, always a classic, are gracefully arranged in a glass rectangle vase. Accented with curly willow and seeded eucalyptus, this will be a hit! Available for delivery in the Indianapolis area only. Style and colors may vary based on availability.



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Want to create your own design? You can stop in and take advantage of our take out special! Tulips for just $8.95 a bunch! Take out only. While supplies last.

While you are in the shop, be sure to check out our 500 square foot cooler fully stock with fresh flowers from around the world! 

You don't have to do just tulips! Check out our website for hundreds of flower bouquets!



Topics: Seasonal, Gillespie Florists, tulips, spring flowers indianapolis