Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Descanso Gardens Wedding Flowers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4-WOfCPBEo
Claire's Flowers was proud to provide the flowers for this AMAZING wedding at Descanso Gardens.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wedding Flowers Valencia, Ca


Wedding Tips from Claire’s Flowers I love to find out the history of an entrepreneur and what drew them to their career. Claire’s story of becoming a florist is both sweet and endearing. It all started years ago on the very same property where Claire’s mother and grandma were avid gardeners. They actually cut their own flowers and sold them to the local businesses around town 20 years ago. On the other side of her family, on a weekly basis, her Grandpa sent beautiful bouquets to her grandma. On one end Claire got to observe her mother turn a hobby into a money making venture from home and on the other side she saw the joy that came from receiving a fresh bouquet.



Claire went to Pepperdine University where she majored in nutritional science. She worked in that field for a while until she realized it was more important to her to put fresh flowers on everyone’s desk in the morning. Her passion for horticulture won out and she opened up a flower shop on the very same property she grew up on where she watched her mother dote over the landscape.



Claire’s Flowers is a full service florist run by the husband and wife team, Michael & Claire Middleton. They do flowers for any event. They specializing in matching a high end product and unique design to a personality. They have a couture style with fashionable arrangements. Everything is custom made for you! This year Claire’s Flower Shop celebrated their 10th anniversary!


Claire has such a sweet and cheery personality! Any bride would be blessed to have Claire on her team of wedding professionals. Her passion for her work burns in her kind blue eyes and her love of flowers are what she thinks about before she goes to bed and when she wakes up every morning!
For more information about Claire’s Flowers click here. http://www.clairesflowers.com/


Wedding Planning Advice from Claire’s Flowers:

1. Have an idea of a theme and colors you would like for your wedding.



2. Be honest with your vendors about what you are comfortable spending at the beginning of your appointment so they can best know how to help you or guide you in the right direction.



3. Choose a florist you feel comfortable and confident with. This is a relationship…



4. Have a consultation with your florist. She should take the time and energy to get to know you and what your floral dreams are.



5. Ask to see florists portfolios to ensure they can make your dreams a reality.



6. Know that there are unlimited combinations of flowers to choose from, but not all are available at all times of the year.



7. Find wedding vendors that know what they are doing but are willing to guide you in the right direction.



8. Call early to save your date



9. Choose a full service florist



10. Choose a florist that can match a high end product and uniue design to your personality



11. Don’t neglect flowers for your sweetheart and cake tables as these are one of the most photographed areas of the reception
                                                        Claire & Michael with son, Noah.


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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Claires Flowers has WON AGAIN!!

Weddings, Wedding Venues
2011 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners & More


{Valencia, Ca} – {2/2/2011} - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Claire's Flowers has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for florist. Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Claire's Flowers stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Claire's Flowers for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Claire's Flowers is among the very best florist within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/claires-flowers-santa-clarita/0fdf7cac70230278.html

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire.com, the nation's leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on WeddingWire.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), ProjectWedding.com and Weddingbee.com (both part of eHarmony), and Celebrations.com (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

Monday, February 15, 2010

We won the 2010 Brides Choice Awards from @WeddingWire! This means we are in top 5 percent of wedding pros nationwide http://ow.ly/12G7u

2010 Bride's Choice Awards - Wedding Photographers, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues & More
Weddings, Wedding Planning, Wedding Websites, Wedding Checklists


Valencia,Ca – 2/16/2010 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Claire's Flowers has been selected to receive the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for the florist category!

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

Claire's Flowers is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that Claire's Flowers is among the very best florist within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/vendor/VendorViewProfile?mode=edit&tab=profile
or our website at www.clairesflowers.com

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding vendors. WeddingWire enables engaged couples to search, compare and book over 100,000 reviewed wedding vendors nationwide, from wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding vendors, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. In addition, WeddingWire has partnered with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) to provide its network of local vendors and online wedding-planning tools in the Weddings section of www.MarthaStewartWeddings.com. For additional information, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wonderful testimonal we received!!

Claire's Flowers received this wonderful testimonial June 2009.

"My husband and friends used your shop to send me flowers this year for my birthday. After being unhappy with another local florist, my husband found your shop and gave you a try. I can say, that in the 26 years I've been with him, he has sent MANY flowers. Yours are by far the most beautiful and unique I've seen!! I hate to say this, but after so many years of the "same arrangement" I got bored and tired of the deliveries. Nothing was exciting. When I saw yours I was pleasantly surprised. They weren't in the same glass vase that I had received from the same local florist, 4 arrangements in the same vase by the way!! Like I said, they were unique and very beautiful. My husband always expects the best when he pays for a service so I just wanted to let you know how happy he was. I've given your contact info to my husbands asst so she can use you for all their florist needs...Keep up the great work!! Thanks again"

Monday, April 27, 2009

Living with Fresh Cut Flowers Strengthens Feelings of Compassion, Decreases Anxiety and Worry

Harvard Study Investigates the Home Ecology of Flowers

Behavioral Research Concludes; Living with Fresh Cut Flowers Strengthens Feelings of Compassion, Decreases Anxiety and Worry
Alexandria, VA, October 16, 2006 - With people's desire for tranquility and stress relief stronger than ever, fresh research takes an insightful look at fresh cut flowers and the important role they may play in our daily lives. A behavioral research study conducted by Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School reveals that people feel more compassionate toward others, have less worry and anxiety, and feel less depressed when fresh cut flowers are present in the home.
"Other research has proven that fresh cut flowers make people happy when they receive them," said Etcoff. "What we didn't know is that spending a few days with flowers in the home can affect a wide variety of feelings."
The Home Ecology of Flowers Study at Harvard uncovered three main findings:
1. Flowers feed compassion.
Study participants who lived with cut flowers for less than a week felt an increase in feelings of compassion and kindness for others.
2. Flowers chase away anxieties, worries and the blues at home.
Overall, people in the study simply felt less negative after being around fresh cut flowers at home for just a few days. Participants most
frequently placed the fresh cut flowers in their kitchens, dining room and living rooms, where they spend a lot of time at home. They
reported wanting to see the blooms first thing in the morning.
3. Living with flowers can provide a boost of energy, happiness and enthusiasm at work.
The Home Ecology of Flowers Research Methodology

Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hosptial and Harvard Medical School and her research team investigated the effects of flowers in the home environment on well being. Fifty-four people, ages 25-60, were studied using a series of self-report measures allowing the research team to know where the person was, with whom and what they were doing when they experienced an emotion, both when flowers were and were not present. Half of the participants received a "control" home decor item, other than flowers, to ensure study validity. After living one week, participants rated their feelings during specific periods of the day, recording emotions during each episode. The research team also took photographs before and after flowers were delivered to determine any changes in use or appearance of the room.
About Dr. Nancy Etcoff
Dr. Nancy Etcoff is a faculty member of the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard University Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative and a practicing psychologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry where she is the Director pf the Program in Aesthetics and Well Being. At Harvard, she currently teaches a course entitles "The Science of Happiness".