Here are some images from Chris & Emily’s Louisville Wedding at St. Agnes Church and The Brown Hotel. Although Chris is blind and could not see the beautiful details of the day he certainly can see Emily’s true beauty. They were a sweet couple who truly enjoyed their wedding celebration. Alicia from Weekend Wedding Warriors helped everything to run so smoothly. Other vendors from the wedding included Nanz & Kraft, Magnolia Photo Booth, and The Sharie Bardo Explosion Band.
Alison and Bobby chose many “Your Wedding Essentials” vendors for their wedding at the Seelbach this past June. Nanz & Kraft has been a member of YWE for over three years and was honored to work with all their friends on Alison & Bobby’s wedding flowers. Check out our awesome highlights film by Folklore Cinema Cinema:
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On a wedding day, often couples are anxious and nervous about this bid day that have spent a large amount of time, energy and money putting together. So on the wedding day, when a couple is able to relax and be fun and playful. They are obviously not only in love, but they love to be together. Just watching them together makes you smile. During their reception, Alison and Bobby’s good friend, Carl, spoke of that trait and how watching them together made people believe in love. His words were so personal and touching that as I was watching and listening to that moment unfold, I knew I had to use his words to share their story.
Florist: Nanz & Kraft Florist
Film: Folklore Cinema
Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Seelbach Hilton
Caterer: The Seelbach Hotel
Photographer: Robert Burge Photography
Make UP Artist: Beauty by Bethany
Entertainment: Masters of Music
Photobooth: Funtime Photobooth
Dance Instructore: Let Us Dance
We thought to share some wonderful notes from our happy customers from recent Valentine’s Day.
A Facebook post from Jill:
I have received many bouquets of flowers but must say that the one I received from Nanz and Kraft this year has been one of my favorites!! My picture is 3 days after receiving them on Valentine’s day and they look as beautiful as the very first day!! LOVE my simple but BEAUTIFUL flowers!!!! ❤
Here is a note from a Jenn:
“My Dad, Jack, was in your store yesterday, February 13, 2013. He was driving from Frankfort to Corydon, Indiana and wanted to get some flowers to give to me after the dress rehearsal of the play I am directing at Hayswood Theatre in Corydon. He said the place was very busy and he wasn’t sure where to start. There was an older gentleman who was helping a couple and once he finished, my Dad stepped up to ask if he would offer some suggestion as what to get. Turns out the gentleman he asked was Mr. Kraft. Mr. Kraft didn’t just offer a suggestion of what to buy. He took my Dad around on the tour of the building, and hand picked every stem that went into my bouquet.
The flowers my Dad gave me are special in many ways. You see, my Dad lives in Delaware and I usually only see him once a year at our family reunion. That he happened to be in the area for business on the night of the dress rehearsal was so wonderful. The flowers he brought me were beautiful. The story behind how he got the flowers made the entire evening that much more magical.
Thank you, Mr. Kraft, for taking the time to pick out an absolutely wonderful bouquet of flowers. I’ve always heard really good things about your company, now I have first hand experience.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Another note from Halie:
“Thank you soooooo much. You made my valentines day better than I could have imagined. My boyfriend is in the marines and sent me flowers but no one was home and he was really upset I didn’t get anything from him on valentines. Since he isn’t stationed here he wasn’t able to get me them himself. Thinking all else failed he told me what happened and that he was sorry I wouldn’t be getting anything, but little to my surprise and his while on Skype I got a knock on my door and there they were! Then today I got the most beautiful set of flowers again with a note from the company to enjoy my fresh set I received today! They are beautiful and my favorite kind!!!! Thank you Nanz and Kraft family!”
Thank you all for sharing your notes and if you would like to see more notes from our happy customers you may see them on our facebook page under Nanz & Kraft Florist!
2013 Buddy-Grams officially SOLD OUT. Thank you, fans, for supporting the Louisville Bats!
Also, you may read the promotional write up in the newspaper:
LOUISVILLE, Ky.- Buddy Bat, the Louisville Bats lovable mascot, is ready to help fans have the best Valentine’s Day ever, by offering Valentine’s Day Buddy-Grams.
Buddy Bat is offering a special package to help fans show their affection for someone special this Valentine’s Day. The package includes a dozen roses provided by Nanz and Kraft Florists, a Bats logo hat (option of pink or khaki while supplies last) and two Field Reserved tickets to any 2013 Louisville Bats home game (excluding Thunder & July 3) – the perfect gift for any Bats fan! Buddy Bat will deliver the packages on Feb. 13 or Feb. 14. The cost per package is $100.
Delivery is free to those within a 30 mile radius of Louisville Slugger Field. Additional costs apply to areas outside of this delivery zone, and are considered on a case-by-case basis. All orders will be delivered between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the selected date. Valentine’s Day Buddy-Grams are limited in number, and are available to fans on a first-come first-serve basis.
Packages can be ordered by calling the Bats Front Office at (502) 212-2287.
The Bats open the 2013 season on Thursday, April 4 against the Toledo Mud Hens at Louisville Slugger Field. All full and partial season tickets are available now by calling (502) 212-2287. For up-to-date news and notes throughout the offseason, visit http://www.batsbaseball.com.com, follow the club on Twitter (@louisvillebats) or like the team on Facebook.
Check out our features for this year’s upcoming Valentine’s Day!
You may purchase all of the arrangements on our website and find even more fun stuff for your Valenite.
12 Premium Valentine Roses
One dozen of the finest Ecuadorian Roses carefully hand selected and arranged in all their natural beauty in a glass vase accented with flowers such as Baby’s Breath, Waxflower, or Monte Casino.
Polka Dots & Posies
Pretty pink Spray Roses and delightful white Daisies are arranged in a clear glass cube vase. A pink polka dot ribbon is the perfect finishing touch to this sweet and cheerful bouquet.
XO – Romantic Rose Petals
Imagine your sweetheart opening the door… following a trail of rose petals… a candlelit room, champagne… your bed covered in petals. You get the picture! Romance…a night of passion! A lasting impression… One to remember for years to come! A symbol of Love…a graceful, elegant addition to any special occasion!
What I believe: Gorgeous flowers are the ultimate compliment to your guests, letting them know you care enough about your time spent together to surround them in beauty and scintillate their senses.
Never has entertaining at home been more en vogue. We cherish celebratory times together – beyond just traditional holidays – we are inventing our own individual reasons to celebrate and are finding that spur-of-the-moment celebrations with family and friends create the memories we remember forever.
The sensorial qualities of flowers make them a natural to enhance celebrations no matter how intimate the gathering. Better yet, they are an easy, uncomplicated way to make a statement or simply decorate! A Rutgers University study says it best: Flowers create instant happiness, exactly the mood you want for a party. Whether you’re presenting flowers at your own event or bringing them as a hostess gift, here are inspirations for some of the most popular celebrations you’ll likely be part of this year.
That’s why flowers are one of my top choices for hostess gifts. Whether I bring a big bouquet or a flowering plant in a fun container, I always look forward to the “instantly happy” look on the party host’s face when I ring a doorbell with flowers. Plus, they last for days after, letting the hostess remember me long after her last guest has left.
Make it easy on yourself – call your florist. All you’ll have to do is swing by on your way to the party. Or, better yet, have the florist deliver the flowers straight to your friend’s house, so the flowers are there for the start of the party. You’ll get such a warm welcome!
Holiday Parties with Flowers
“Tradition with a twist” is how I describe flower trends for holiday tables because our holiday tables, like our traditions, come in all shapes and sizes. Uncommon floral combinations create uncommonly stunning effects. My advice: explore the different flower varieties available in holiday color palettes and look for unexpected ways to decorate with flowers. For example, tie ribbons adorned with fresh flowers around candles, or place individual stems in a goblet or tie them to place cards to create a colorful effect.
Match Flowers to Personalities of Guests
When having guests for dinner find blooms that match your guests’ personalities (your florist can help you with this) and lay each bloom at their place setting. During dinner, explain why you think that flower fits them.
Spur-of-the Moment Get-Togethers with Flowers
Impromptu party at your place? No problem. Stress-free party planning includes a call to your florist. All you’ll need to do is swing by on your way home for some ready-made arrangements just for you, and don’t forget to ask for a few extra flowers to set around the party space. Place the main floral designs in prominent places. With the extras, snip off the blossoms and float them in martini glasses or decorative bowls, and place a small vase with a couple of buds in your powder room.
New Home Warming Parties with Flowers
Moving to a new place or neighborhood is an exciting time when you want to be surrounded by the familiar faces of family and friends. Whether you’re showcasing a renovation, opening your doors for the first time or meeting new neighbors, flowers truly make homes and hearts feel warm.
Chances are you have a stack of decorating magazines from your new home project, so pull a few pictures of décor style and colors. Take the pictures to your local florist, who can show you what’s fresh and in season to create the look you want to match your style. Finding a florist in a new neighborhood is a relationship that will grow over time.
For an even more personal touch, use mementos from your move or renovation – an old mailbox or an empty paint can from the paint store -as a container.
Theme Parties with Flowers
From bridal showers to luaus, great theme parties start with a single creative idea that’s carried out across all elements from food to décor. Flowers should be no exception! Theme party flowers can be over-the-top fun and innovative.
• For instance, decorate rooms with different florals for a Bon Voyage party. Bamboo and orchids conjure up an Asian feeling. Tropical flowers like Bird of Paradise and heliconia exude South Pacific.
•Aside from centerpieces, find fresh ways to use flowers to spark conversation during the party and beyond!
•For a bridal shower or engagement party, take a cue from the bride and groom’s favorite colors to inspire boutonniere name tags for each guest.
•For an Oscar party, run a red carpet of rose petals down your buffet table. Give guests a flower with a nominee’s name tied to it on a statue-shaped tag. If their nominee wins the award, they win a fun floral arrangement.
• A creative arrangement makes a nice prize for a games night get together. What else is more unexpected but more desirable?
Home Party Trends
Cozy home parties are still the top choice for those celebrating birthdays and special occasions. While a host may make some of the food or create place cards for the party, she or he should definitely go to the pros for table décor and design advice. Of course, florists are flower experts, and their extensive experience with events large and small makes them an excellent resource when you’re planning the look and feel of your party.
Flowers and Pattern Play on the Tabletop
Unexpected pairings of patterned fabrics play a big role on party tables. And, flowers are key in tying the patterns together. For example, red-and-white-checked fabric could be the table runner on a crimson damask tablecloth and an arrangement of white roses would give the table a comfy elegant look, whereas red gerberas would take the décor in a country-chic direction. Watch your florist’s eyes light up when you bring in your proposed party cloths of leather and lace or 1980s stripes and large floral fabrics for the buffet table. Give your florist a few inspirational objects to play with and chances are he or she can help you bring it all together into a great party design!
Stock the Bar, Stock the Flowers!
Stocking the bar for a party is on most hosts’ checklist, and stock flowers or “filler flowers” are topping event lists as well. Filler flowers and greens are becoming a popular choice for centerpieces, bridesmaids’ bouquets, and decorative accents around the party space. Yes, I’m talking baby’s breath and leather fern! When these floral staples and similar botanicals are expertly arranged, they can make a stunning statement especially for those on a tight budget. If you can spend a bit more, punctuate the party with a few gorgeous flower arrangements and let the filler flower displays round out the overall design.
Gift-Giving Flower Trends
Party hosts, guests of honor, and “special some ones” love the gift of flowers delivered to their door. And when the flowers come with a little something extra, the gesture is that much sweeter. Check with your local florist about gifts with flowers that can be delivered such as a bottle of wine and red roses in a handsome wooden box, or a piece of jewelry accenting a vase with flowers. You may have something creative in mind like a cookbook and gerberas for your BFF on National Friendship Day.
Flowers will bring a burst of spring into your home!
Flower Health Benefits & Research – Home Ecology of Flowers Study
Don’t let cool weather get you down: Brighten your day with fresh flowers. 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 flowers are present in the home.
“Other research has proven that flowers make people happy when they receive them,” Etcoff says. “What we didn’t know is that spending a few days with flowers in the home can affect a wide variety of feelings.”
Rebecca Cole is the author of “Flower Power” and co-host of Discovery Channel’s “Surprise by Design.” “The Harvard research is proof that if we live in places that lift our spirits, we can live happier, healthier lives,” Cole says. “Fresh flowers are the perfect everyday accessory for any budget – they add color, fragrance and style – and now we know they even increase energy and compassion.”
Study participants reported the greatest mood-boosting effects when fresh flowers were placed in common areas of the home such as the kitchen, dining room and family room. Cole’s ideas for incorporating flowers into these areas include:
•Place bud vases in high traffic home areas – with even just a few flowers. Any decorative glass from the kitchen will do!
•The kitchen table might be the best place for flowers, because it’s where people gather together. Stop by a florist where you’ll find a wide selection of flowers from which to choose.
•For an easy, elegant table decoration, set a series of crystal vases on a fabric runner. Place fresh flowers in each of the vases and surround them with greenery.