Monday, May 27, 2013

Prom 2013

Prom Season has come in gone, but we haven't had a chance to share some of our favorites. So we are playing catch up.  This season was all about the accessories when it came to prom flowers. The more bling, feathers, and wire, the better! We updated the Bling Bar with lots of these accessories and each and every piece we created was unique and custom.  At Main Street Florist your Prom Flowers are all about YOU! Thanks for letting us create these magically pieces for you! Ok..less chatting.. more eye candy.

White spray rose wrist corsage worn by Chloe below.
Carly and Chloe looking stunning!
Matching hairpiece
Detail of Carly's hand tied bouquet

Fresh Floral Ring


Fresh floral arm band

Matching fresh floral ring

Matching boutonniere

Matching hair piece

These last three amazing images featuring Landon and Katherine were taken by Sara way of Timeless Moments.  Check out her facebook page for more of her work.
Photo by Sara way of Timeless Moments.

Landon and Katherine were the epitomy of classic Hollywood elegance for Prom 2013.   Photo by Sara way of Timeless Moments.

A special thanks to the prom goers that shared their pictures and Sara Way of Timeless Moments Photograhy! To see even more Prom 2013 flower pictures check out our album on facebook.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Year of Emerald

Pantone Color of 2013: EMERALD
According to Pantone, emerald is energizing, positive, luxurious, radiant, harmonious, striking, luminous, and sophisticated, among other things. My prediction in wedding trend is out with the simplicity and in with luxury.  Expect to see a lot of green inspiration and jewel tones all over the wedding blogs and magazines. 

Want to incorporate emerald into your upcoming wedding? Check out these inspirations.

It all starts with THE ring
Vintage Van Cleef Ring (left) Angara Emerad Ring (right)

Your engagement photos.  Not sure about green for the wedding? Try adding a pop of green to your engagement photos.  Green is always eye catching and flattering on most skin tones. You just have to experiment to find the right hue.

Photography by Miller + Miller
Select a wedding invitation that will show your personal style.
Love Grows invitation from

Morocco (Green) Azulsahara Collection
The perfect dress. I can't stop dreaming about this one! Emerald green meets Great Gatsby perfection! The bride slipped into this gorgeous number before the reception.
Photography: Caught the Light / Reception dress: Jenny Packham / Headpiece: Jenny Packham / Engagement ring: Lucie Campbell / Brass cuff (with green dress): Marni

The Bridal Party: Who wouldn't want to be walking down the aisle at your wedding in these gorgeous Eli Saab gowns, fashioned from featherlight chiffon.

Create an atmosphere to be remembered with flowers. Next to the bride, the details are the most photographed item at the wedding.

Throw one heck of a party! (The Reception)

Cake by the Caketress
Accent Decor

Still looking for more emerald inspiration ? Then follow our "Emerald Inspirations" board on Pinterest.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A thank you to YOU!

Did you know we had a blog???  We do... we just forgot about it.  Resolution #1 for 2013 - More blog posts to keep you up to date. Also we now have Instagram so you can see more behind the scenes.  Follow us @mainstflorist

So the real reason for this post? 2012!  Wow!  What a year 2012 was for us here at Main Street Florist!  In what seemed like just a blink of an eye, the year had started and ended... 

We owe all of our successes to each of you – our WONDERFUL customers!  You come to us trusting that we will create a work of art that makes you proud - - proud to give, proud to put in your home, proud to represent you and your style. 

So, we just want to say THANK YOU!!!  Thank you for…

Your Trust

Your Business

Your Praises

Your word-of-mouth advertising

Your Honesty

Your Hooray Bouquet nominations

and for being the best customers!

From all of us here at Main Street Florist, THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING YEAR!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hooray Bouquet

If you "like" us on facebook your already know.. but just in case you live under a rock.

In January of this year, we started sending one of our colorful, fresh flower arrangements each week to a person in town who has gone beyond expectations in serving the community.  We call them “Hooray Bouquets.”

So far we have delivered 11 of the Hooray Bouquets, originally called Good Job Bouquets,  and will continue to award one each week for the rest of the year.  We have no doubt that we can find at least 52 people who deserve recognition

Our 2nd winner of the "Good Job" Bouquet! Beverly Leach was nominated for all she does to help out others. She takes people to doctors appointments, cooks for those who need a little assistance and is always there to lend a helping hand.
We base our decision each week on nominations we receive from people and businesses throughout Carlinville.  We invite anyone to submit a nomination at any time.  The nominees themselves also come from all over town.  A Hooray Bouquet recipient can be your mail carrier, a store clerk, a co-worker, a Good Samaritan, a volunteer, or even a group of people.  We recently presented one to the Carlinville Library staff, which is good example of a group.

Earning the Bouquet up to this point are Laurie Johnson, Beverly Leach, Cindy Thurston, Sue Vieceli, Beth Hammann, Dan Pressler, Karen Gininatti, Lisa Kleeman,  Rich & Judy Minster, Theresa Gwillim, and Dr. Elizabeth Obrien.
Our Good Job Bouquet Winner (2/11/2012) is Dan Pressler! Dan was nominated for being kind and generous both as a business man and friend. He was always there if anyone needed a lift and a huge help to the community through the Lions Club
Bouquet winners get their picture taken with the arrangement, and the photo is posted on Facebook in our “Hall of Fame” at

03/17/12 Last weeks winner of the "Good Job" Bouquet! Theresa Gwillim was nominated for have unending patience and a smile that goes straight to your heart! Theresa goes above and beyond everyday to help out at as the secretary at the Carlinville Intermediate School.
Nominations for the Hooray Bouquet can be dropped off at Main Street Florist on the east side of the town square, left as a private message on Main Street’s Facebook page, sent as an e-mail to, or called in by phone at 217-854-8224.  Nominations should include the nominee’s full name, an address or phone number, and a brief explanation of why the nominee deserves to be honored.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Wow... did you know we had blog? I apparently had forgotten! I promise to get back on schedule! So many new things are going on at Main Street Florist and I'm excited to tell you about each one!

Today I'll make it short and sweet though. Since it's St. Patrick's day and all I thought I'd show you some green!
These little green beauties went to a very "Lucky" bride and groom today.  We created them from green dianthus, green hypericum berries, and shamrocks made from green wire.

This arrangement was sent out for another couple who were also married on St. Patty's day. Created with green dianthus, green hypericum, green fugi mums, and horsetail.

We carry a great line of modern vases. CHIVE! Chive believes in simple design to show of the natural beauty of the flower. We can't agree more! They are so unique and really highlight a single bloom.

 Wish your someone good cheer and good luck with our raygun chive vase above! $25 delivered in C'ville!

Above is our "Lucky" macaroni (that's a technical term) vase! $25 delivered in C'ville!

Pictured about is our Chive rock pile (another technical term) vase! $28 delivered in C'ville!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What we've been up to and what's coming up!

Whew.... we've been busy. Sorry we haven't kept you up to date. So, here's what you missed.

We hosted a fall centerpiece classes. It was a great time and everyone left with a beautiful centerpiece for their Thanksgiving tables.

We rocked turkey day with some amazing and creative flower arrangements. See below.

On Saturday, November 26th we were running around like crazy with 2 weddings and Small Business Saturday. Thanks to everyone who chose to shop small and local that day. Below are a few pics of the wedding flowers. We'll post more pics later.

Wedding # 1
Picture above provided by Sara Way of Timeless Moments Photography. See more of her amazing work here. Thanks Sara for sharing.

Wedding #2

This past Sunday was our annual Christmas Open House. We would like to say "Thank You" to all those Sunday shoppers. They saved 25% Off all our Christmas items. Our open house is the best prices of the season, so if you missed it this year be sure to mark your Calender for next year. Below is our little promo video for the Christmas Open House 2011.

So what's coming up next?!?!

Thursday, Dec 1st - we will be hosting another make and take class. Our Fresh Evergreen Wreath Class will be taking place at the shop from 6-7pm. The class fee is $50 and includes all the materials you will need. You will learn some professional decorating tips and take home a beautifully decorated fresh wreath. There are still a few spots available so call asap to reserve yours. If you call after hours please leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. 217-854-8224

Thursday, Dec 1st - we will also be decorating the photography set for Timeless Moments Photography and Edward Jones. Cheryl Beanblossom of Edward Jones will be hosting her Holiday Open House. Sara Way of Timeless Moments Photography (Check her out on Facebook) will be there from 4-7 taking pictures with Santa. Edward Jones is located at 126 South Broad Street in Carlinville.

Friday, Dec. 2nd - Sunday Dec. 4th
- is the Carlinville Christmas Market. If you are looking for an event to put you in the Christmas mood...this is it! The Carlinville Square becomes even more inviting with white tents lining the streets filled with arts and crafts of talented artisans, food vendors, and more. Other attractions include trolley tours, horse-drawn carriage rides, costumed carolers, street performers, and children's activities. All set amid the charm of Carlinville's historic town square and it's own specialty shops like Main Street Florist. We will have extended hours during the weekend. Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, and Sunday 11am-3pm. Plus take 15% OFF store wide for the Christmas Market weekend! For more information about the Carlinville Christmas Market click here.
Dr. Seuss Tree - only at Main Street Florist