The Bouqs

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When it comes to ordering flowers for someone who isn’t local to you, our options these days are pretty limited: 1) Pick from a selection of online retailers who seem to over-promise with highly photoshopped photos that are pretty ugly in the first place – full of TIGHT red roses, the likes of only Chris Harrison, or 2) Find a local florist and trust that it will be both beautiful, affordable, and alive when it reaches the recipient. Most of the time people opt for #1 out of ease, but the flowers just aren’t pretty. It’s like these companies strip out everything that is actually pretty about flowers, with nary a flower “arranger” in sight – or at least one with good taste.

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Six weeks ago, after I had Elliot, a nice company (Loom Decor) sent me flowers (not shown here) from The Bouqs Company, a new online floral company, and they were so pretty and simple. So, when they reached out to do a post I thought, YES, the world deserves to know. Here’s their deal – pretty flowers, in pretty packaging, with a large selection, and affordable pricing.

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But what is a flower post without some tips on how we style them?

Here’s what to keep in mind: 1) Use a selection of flowers at different stages of budding. By this we mean use some that are still buds, some that are starting to bloom, and some that are fully bloomed. It creates the best arrangement and also prolongs the life of your arrangement as they continue to blossom.

2) Let your flowers breath, and don’t be scared to show a little stem. Some people clip all the stems so short, and stuff them in so tight that there is no room between flowers. Individual flowers are beautiful, so let them be beautiful, quantity is never better than quality in this case.

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Don’t worry I haven’t sprouted man hands post pregnancy, nor am I donning men’s sweaters these days. Those hands are Brady’s and isn’t he doing quite the fantastic job at showing us how to play with our flowers.

Not only does The Bouqs Company provide beautiful flowers, but their packaging is nothing to be ashamed of either. No weird glass vases, no bad cheap bows, just simple craft paper with a nice label.

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They cut their flowers the day that you order them, package them up, and send them off to you to ensure you are getting the freshest possible arrangement. When you open up your flowers, they truly just need a quick trim to fit your vase or vessel, and are ready to go. There is no terrible cheap baby’s breath everywhere, or bad fillers to try and fill out the vase. They really are well curated and arranged blooms.

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Thank goodness someone in the flower game is finally introducing some interesting arrangements at affordable prices. I literally refused to send flowers before because they would embarrass me (which is absolute snobbery, I realize).

Fun fact: The Bouqs Company’s flowers are grown on the side of an active volcano in Ecuador, which we have been told means the flowers get more sunshine and mineral rich soil, but beyond that it sounds kinda cool that you just gifted someone flowers from a volcano in Ecuador. They are also shipped directly from the farms to you, which means the flowers don’t spend the first few days in a warehouse awaiting shipping and slowly dying. On top of all of that, they grow all of their flowers at eco-friendly farms that follow strict responsible farming practices and are 3rd party certified by Veriflora and The Rainforest Alliance.

It is really a win-win-win for you, the flowers, and the farmers.

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This lovely lady seems to be enjoying the new fresh flowers just about as much as we did. Not to mention the flowers seem to give her forehead a nice yellow glow.

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Our friends over at The Bouqs Company have been kind enough to send along 20% off of your first order (expires next week) using the code: GETBLOOMS, so get to it and give them a try. You and your special someone won’t regret it.

A big thanks to The Bouqs Company who we partnered with on this post, which allows us to continue to create original and fun content for you guys. Which arrangement are you fond of? Do you prefer the more iconic, classic and simple arrangements like the first one or something a little more exotic and playful like the second? Also do you prefer my hands or Brady’s? I kid, don’t answer that, if you all agree on Brady’s hands he will promptly be fired and I will crawl into a dark hole so no one has to see my hands ever again.

*Photos by Jess Isaac

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