The Lonely Bouquet from Pollen Floral Design + Winners!
October 18, 2013
New England
We're ALL about random acts of kindness around here. And when it comes in the form of styled-to-a-T-bloomage, it's a win-win. Coined "The Lonely Bouquet," the idea is to place a bouquet of pretties around your neighborhood and brighten the day of an unsuspecting stranger. Cute stuff, right?! Pollen Floral Design took this idea to Boston's South End with Cambria Grace there to capture. You can find more info on #thelonelybouquet and this week's winners below. Happy weekend, indeed! xoxo
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From Krissy of Pollen Floral Design... The inspiration for this little shoot came from The Lonely Bouquet Project started by a small, organically run flower garden in Belgium called Fleuropean. In a nutshell, the goal of the project is to spread joy to strangers by leaving Lonely Bouquets around your neighborhood for a lucky someone to enjoy.

From Fleuropean, "The basic concept of the Lonely Bouquet goes a little something like this: 1) pick flowers fresh from the garden or forage straight from nature, 2) arrange the flowers 3) add a signature “take me!” tag, and 4) leave the homegrown arrangement behind for a lucky local to take home. Voila! You have just delivered a handful of flowers that will surely put a smile on a stranger’s face."

We had a lovely time running around Boston's beautiful South End searching for the perfect spot to leave our bouquets. Even Max, the black lab, took a little bite out of one! Hopefully, this will inspire florist, gardeners, shopkeepers and everyone else to spread the love with some beautiful blooms!! Check out all the different bouquets at #thelonelybouquet!!


And now for some winner love...

A big ol' congrats to Mei Ling and Marisa T. who BOTH won a pair of tickets to The Love Tour!

On that same note Jen will be receiving tickets to The Love Tour along with free engagement session with Zoom Theory!

(Psssst: and because they are super awesome... everyone who entered will be getting tickets to the upcoming event + they're offering $5 off the ticket price for the tour in Rancho Las Lomas!)

Keeping with the good news, Erin S snagged the one night stay for two, including a full breakfast, one reserved hour of wine tasting and its famous 5-course wine-paired meal from the Inn at Churon Winery!

If you didn't win this time around, fear not! We've got some giveaway reminders right here!

Maggiano’s is giving one of our lucky readers dinner for two.

Secrets Puerto Los Cabos is giving away a pair of Wedgewood Vera Wang Love Knots Toasting Flutes.

Allure Bridals is hosting a Win Your Gown Contest with a price of any dress from their collections (valued up to $4,500)!

Adrian Tuazon Photography has a free engagement session up for grabs.

And last but not least, Aravina Estate is giving away a $200 dining voucher to one lucky SMP reader!

And a few fun discounts!

NatureBox are offering all SMP Living readers 50% off their first purchase on any sized box! 

Postable is giving SMPers 10% off your first thank you card order!

PF Films is offering SMP readers $500 off their film package! 

Snag a 10% discount from Toronto Bridal Style.

And Unique Visions Studio is offering a 10% discount to all SMP couples inquiring about their cinematography services!