Flowers for Valentine's Day

It's a classic right? Your Hubby or partner has forgotten it's Valentine's Day and rushes off to the supermarket to buy a bouquet of flowers so as to not upset you. The flowers from the supermarket are nice enough but for some reason they never feel quite as special do they? But getting a bouquet of gorgeous flowers delivered to your door is amazing.

My favourite flowers

I have two favourites - roses and lilies. I actually had those flowers in my wedding bouquets because I love them so much. I don't know what it is about them but I love them, and put them together and they look wonderful.

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. 

Henri Matisse

Despite roses being my favourite flower though I had no idea that the colour of them had a meaning. I came across an interesting article in Good Housekeeping that lists the colours of roses and their meaning. I can imagine you already know the meaning of red roses - Love, obvs!

While reading about the rose for this post I came across this story 

The rose is a legend in it's own. The story goes that during the Roman empire, there was an incredibly beautiful maiden named Rhodanthe. Her beauty drew many zealous suitors who pursued her relentlessly. Exhausted by their pursuit, Rhodanthe was forced to take refuge from her suitors in the temple of her friend Diana. Unfortunately, Diana became jealous. And when the suitors broke down her temple gates to get near their beloved Rhodanthe, she also became angry turning Rhodanthe into a rose and her suitors into thorns.

And there's not just stories about the rose either:

Created from the breast milk of Hera, wife of Zeus in Greek mythology, the lily flower is the symbol of purity. The Roman goddess of beauty, Venus, was so jealous of the lily’s white purity that she caused the pistil to grow from the flower’s center.

So it seems like roses and lilies were fantastic flowers to have for my wedding - symbolising love and purity. 

Fresh flowers at home

There is something special about having real fresh flowers in your home. I would love to fill my home with flowers, unfortunately because the boys suffer from hay fever at the first sign of flowers I can't. 

The roses have pride of place in my window!

However, when Prestige Flowers got in touch to ask me to review one of their Valentine's bouquets I couldn't pass it up. I am going to keep the flowers in my office, which means the boys will be fine because they never go in my office - win win!

A Valentine's bouquet

Like I said there's something special about receiving a bouquet of flowers delivered to your door, and when it's a bouquet of 12 red roses along with a cute teddy bear and a box of chocolates, well let's just say I was smiling. 

I loved my bouquet with its beautiful red roses, copper ruscus and selected foliage including bear grass. The copper ruscus 'pops' next to the red roses and green foliage, it truly is a beautiful bouquet. 

The teddy bear is so cute! He's a little brown bear named Harry who came with his own little love note asking me to love him and he has a lovely tartan bow tie. He is a soft bear, with "Prestige Flowers" embroidered into on of his paws. 

And the chocolates?

Well, being on a diet I haven't tried them all but needless to say they are tasty! There's a selection of milk, dark, and white chocolate with fillings like Seasalted Caramel, Raspberry Fancy, and Fudge Brownie. 

If the Hubby had bought me this bouquet I would most definitely be enjoying these chocolates to myself and feeling rather spoiled. 

The bouquet itself, without the teddy bear or the chocolates, costs £39.99 and you can add the teddy bear and chocolates for an extra £10.

But these aren't the only flowers you can buy from Prestige Flowers.

Valentine's Day Gifts

If you head to the Prestige Flowers website you'll find a selection of bouquets, with add ons if you want them. The prices range from £19.99 to £169.99, and there's different styles too. I particularly like the Magnificent, a hat box filled with roses and Ferrero Rocher, some of the roses even have a sparkly gem on them! It is such an elegant gift and I'd be so happy to receive it.

I like doing something romantic with a girl on Valentine's Day, like making her dinner and keeping it simple. The more quality time, the better. 

Spencer Boldman

Drop Valentine's Day hints

If I were you I'd start dropping the hints right now. Leave the Prestige Flowers website open on your laptop so your Hubby or partner can see it. Start mentioning how much you love fresh flowers in your home. You could even flat out tell him that if he doesn't buy you some flowers for Valentine's Day he'll be in trouble!

Do you like to receive flowers for Valentine's Day?

I received a luxury bouquet of flowers for purpose of review. All opinions are my own.