On Valentine’s Day, a thoughtfully put-together bunch of flowers can become an ultimate form of expression. Over the years though, many people have graduated from preferring a bunch of roses to more exotic blooms and elaborate arrangements. Here are a few floral delivery services in India which promise some of the most exquisite flowers that help you convey your message.
The brainchild of Petals Deas, an erstwhile fashion stylist who has worked with some of the biggest fashion magazines in the country, Velvet Ribbon offers delicate blossoms, from roses to peonies to lilies. Having done a course in flower styling at the reputed Jane Packer floristry workshop in London, what sets Deas’ work apart is her stock of imported flowers from Holland and South Africa. Some of the most well-known arrangements Deas creates are ‘Angel Wings’, a bouquet of peach roses and hydrangeas, and ‘Sunshine’, a beautiful setting of yellow orchids and roses. However, the most popular one is ‘Enchanted Forest’, a coming together of the most delicate hydrangeas.
Founded by Keerthi Reddy and Shruti Malhan in 2015, One Roze is known for their long-lasting Ecuadorian roses (preserved), which can even last up to a year. Based out of Hyderabad, both Malhan and Reddy work with farmers who grow these blooms in an eco-friendly way. They also import high-quality orchids from the Netherlands and Kenya, and their offerings include a wide variety of tulips, peonies, hydrangeas, and even Mexican eustomas. Deliveries are however restricted to Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
Just in case you were hunting for a perfect bunch of flowers for gifting, La Fleur gives you an assortment of fresh blooms — a mix of locally-available flowers and international imports. What sets La Fleur aside is that their bouquets have been put together by UK’s leading florist Jo Moody. A veteran in the field, she has created floral arrangements for major high street retailers for over 15 years. Available at stores such as Godrej Nature’s Basket, Star Market, and Big Bazaar to name a few, choose these bouquets if you want local buds with set with international flair.
For the past 90 years, Interflora has been the go-to name in flower delivery, and the international flower arrangement and delivery chain launched in India in 2017. What sets this service apart is its reach and one of a kind edit comprising of exotic blooms such as disbuds spiders, alstroemerias, carnations, button chrysanthemums, kaminis. From hand-tied bouquets to arrangements done in vases, there is a lot to choose from.
There’s no doubt that Karan Singh Paramar’s Twelve Tomatoes will enamour you. Known to create beautiful floral arrangements from seasonal and mostly locally-available flowers, Parmar is known for his bouquets which are nothing less than a blitzkrieg of bright hues. Needless to say, some of his masterpieces are created in spring. However, in case you want him add an extra punch of colour, he will also provide with imported flowers. While growing up in Delhi, Parmar was always intrigued by plants and gardens; and not having constant access to greenery prompted him to indulge in flowers and study them. Soon he turned his passion into a project and started designing gardens and terraces for clients.
If the transient nature of flower bouquets has you peeved, then floral arrangement company, Bloom Barn by Archana Raniwala is sure to please your olfactory and gustatory senses. The Mumbai-based company curates bouquets using edible and seasonal produce. With a mindful approach to sustainability, they source locally, they work with local vendors and create fruit and flower pieces that can be repurposed later. From baskets to trunks, their arrangements are packed with exotic and sometimes edible flowers, good looking fruits like strawberries, blueberries, longan, jujube and micro green pots. Customised as per a client’s wishes, this floral service certainly knows that the way to a man or woman’s heart is through the stomach.
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