Friday, September 18, 2009

Flowers in "Love Happens"

Jennifer Aniston's new movie "Love Happens" opens today and if you're anything like us you'll be drooling over the gorgeous arrangments made in her character's flower shop, Eloise's Garden.

In the movie, Eloise appears to create this design (below) as the camera moves in 360 degrees around her design bench. In reality, she had some expert help to make sure the completed design turned out to be a smashing composition.

The finished bouquet contains some of the most premium flowers you can buy. The design contained some of the most premium flowers you can have in a flower shop – lilies, hydrangea, viburnum, ornithogalum, purple phalenopsis orchids, gentiana, eucalyptus and ivy. The container was a natural wood stump hollowed out to create a vessel. The approximate value of the bouquet was $500-$750. It was especially elaborate to show the artistry of designing flowers. The magic of flowers is going from individual items to a beautiful composition.

There's also a scene in the movie in which Aniston's character, Eloise, creates an arrangement while jamming on her iPod. The scene will end up being about 15 to 20 seconds, but it took about seven hours to film.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cupcakes for a Cause

From September 21-27, The Flower Pot and hundreds of bakeries and florists nationwide are teaming up for CancerCare’s sixth annual Cupcakes for a Cause™. The funds raised will go to CancerCare for Kids®, a program that provides free support services for children affected by cancer. The Flower Pot will be selling the Cupcake in Bloom with proceeds going to CancerCare for Kids.
CancerCare for Kids is a national program that helps parents and children cope with a cancer diagnosis through free professional services like counseling, support groups, education, and practical help. All CancerCare services are free, and available to people across the country in both English and Spanish