The Flower Blog

Meet Our Prom King & Queen For 2018! #GFPROM2018

Posted by Wed, May 23, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

DellaBadgeTag_2016We started this contest in 2011 as a fun way for 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 students all dolled up wearing said prom flowers!

I didn't even know if anyone would bother with entering the contest! Every year as I print the fliers for this I wonder if we'll get any contestants this year. But, year after year lots of students enter with tons of support from friends and family! Therefore 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 giving us the opportunity to see the end result of our work with your participation in our Prom King and Queen contest!  

We had some serious competition this year! It was exciting 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 #GFPROM2018 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...

Deprece & Lyncoln(@Lyncoln.euphoria via Instagram) won with a total of 279 likes/comments! 
Deprece & Lyncoln each get a $25.00 gift card to Gillespie Florists and will be crowned with a tiara and flowers!

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Deprece was wearing a three white mini carnation corsage with gold leaves, red ribbon and gold bead loops!
Lyncoln was waring a two white mini carnation boutonniere with gold leaves and a red french loop!

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As a thank you, our Runner-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:

Ghayda Ashley & Brady- 230 likes/comments

Brock Spayd and Melisia Benedict - 205 likes/comments
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Meet Our Prom King & Queen For 2016!

Posted by Sat, May 21, 2016 @ 10:00 AM


DellaBadgeTag_2016.jpgA few years ago, we at Gillespie Florists thought it would be fun to have a Prom King & Queen Contest and have been having it every year since! We had some fierce competition this year! With more entrants than ever, it was exciting 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 #GFPROM2016 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...

Hiedi Nguyen & Paul Sanders with a total of 212 likes/comments!

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

 


 

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3 sweetheart rose 2 mini carnation wrist corsage & flower ring

Hiedi was wearing a three sweetheart rose & two mini carnation wrist corsage in light pinks, hot pinks and gold! She also had our very popular "Sugar Sugar" ring, made with a hot pink sweetheart rose, waxflower and gold accents!


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

Our Runner Ups are:

Antonio & Cassi Alizabeth Griffin - 148 likes/comments

Kiaa Asha & Garren Lavon Tolver - 87 likes/comments

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New Prom Corsages at Gillespie Florists

Posted by Thu, Mar 24, 2016 @ 12:13 PM

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We do not remember days; we remember moments. 

~Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand

 

 

Ahh memories...those moments in time you will never forget. Prom Night is all about unforgettable moments whether they be romantic, comical, dramatic, amazing, fun, crazy, silly, catastrophic, and lastly, epic. However your dream Prom is remembered is completely up to you. How your evening begins? We have a menagerie of materials and florals to start this magical night with sparkle, shine, and all things divine.

Speaking of divine, our floral designers have been hard at work with fresh new creations for Prom Night 2016! Metallics, shimmer ribbons, glitter, rhinestones and all your favorite shiny decorations are back along with a generous element of texture. Popular prom dresses this season are simply smooth and chic which means it's time to accessorize your ensemble with a glamorous corsage! Latest trends are letting Nature take its' course with succulents and greenery in high demand. Think tropic and exotic with colorful orchids, feathers, and striking blue thistle. Even our boutonnieres are going above and beyond with makeovers to match their corsage counterparts. 

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Are you feeling the "Wow" factor? Amazed? Have we taken your breath away? Just think! The above corsage collage is a minor sampling of everything Gillespie Florists has to offer for an extraordinary Prom Night!

Ready to get started on your dream corsage? Visit our Prom Night collection online for great ideas and come into our store to view our prom materials and supplies! Our knowledgable prom specialists can help with questions, colors and special requests. Prom season is here; get started now!

SHOP PROM FLOWERS

 

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Prom Corsages for a Princess: Part One

Posted by Sat, May 09, 2015 @ 08:48 AM

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Once upon a time...in a land far, far, away by way of Danville, IN there lived a girl who LOVED Disney characters, especially a particular red-headed mermaid. Alas, back in those days of yore, Princess- inspired Prom dresses were scarce, as was the internet, and the girl lacking ample time to shop selected a short, puffy, navy dress and enjoyed the prom with her friends.  The End.

Oh but it's not the end! It's only the beginning as Princess-Inspired Prom dresses have been quite the trend as of late. After viewing a superfluous amounts of fairy godmother turned fashion designer threads I decided to select a few of my favorite Disney ladies and pair a corsage with their perfect prom dress. Let us start with the frantic cleaning girl who started it all.

promprincess_Cinderella1. Cinderella

The one who started it all. A fairy tale come true complete with a mouse-driven pumpkin carriage and famous glass slipper which changed a girl's story into a "Happily Ever After". The story is timeless, the dress is classic ball gown style with off the shoulder bodice trimmed with tulle ruffles and butterfly accents. The two-tone tulle skirt has sparkling sequins throughout to create extra enchantment. It was difficult to choose the perfect corsage for this leading lady but it seemed fitting to use our "Frosted Butterfly" which our designers created this season. Fascinating how it seems this corsage was made for this dress...or is it? Perhaps it was meant to be.

 

 

promprincess_Belle2. Belle:

While we're on the subject of ball gowns, dancing, and dreamy princes...well wait, not in this case. The Beast wasn't easy on the eyes at first because he behaved like a monster. But remember when Mrs. Potts voiced by Angela Lansbury starts belting out "Beauty and the Beast"? By that time the hairy beast was acting more like a prince and he looked quite charming in his blue jacket.

Yellow ball gowns are a challenging color so this Beauty inspired piece has been upgraded to a warmer gold. The structured bodice with ruching and the gathered skirt is an elegant modern twist on Belle's original dress. I matched the Three Sweet Heart Rose corsage with the roses in a soft, sweet peach. The pearl bracelet sports shimmery gold leaves and sheer gold ribbons and accent beading. "Tale as old as time" with updated colors for a glamorous finish.

 

promprincess_Mulan 3. Mulan:

"Hold the phone! Mulan isn't a princess!" You're right, she's not however I love her character. She is a fierce, unstoppable woman warrior. What a role model! Oddly enough, there weren't many dresses which I felt truly depicted Mulan's character so I went ahead and chose a stunning long one shoulder red dress with delicate beaded accents. Simple and refined with an edge. The "Leilani" corsage reflects the edginess of the dress with unique sparkling red accents, dendrobium orchids, silver leaves, and red feathers. Red is the key to this bold arrangement. A perfect fit for Mulan.

 

 Like what you're reading so far? Read more about this princess inspired prom dress trend with matching corsages in Part Two of this series!

 

Need to get some shopping done first and save Part Two for later?
Check out our website for special occasion inspiration and browse our prom flower collection online!

 

SHOP PROM FLOWERS

 

 

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