Friday Funday – Bye Bye October

Ten months [almost] down, only two to go this year.

October is almost over — can you believe it? Here at Albin’s, we were excited to begin another great Christmas season earlier this month, when production and shipping of our Christmas wreaths, garlands, decor and winter greenery began. Though we’ve started production, there’s a little more in store over the next few weeks before Christmas arrives.

All month long, we have also enjoyed seeing fall officially arrive, with cooler weather and changing leaves, plus the fresh fall floral designs, of course! No matter the season, fresh floral designs are always the perfect pick-me-up, a great way to celebrate a wedding or other special occasion, or perhaps for a special sentiment when the right words aren’t there.

We couldn’t let the month end without showcasing these amazing designs. For this October’s final #FridayFunday, take a look at these pretties. They don’t have a theme, other than that they’re all unique and special in their own ways, and being included here for you to enjoy! ?

There’s a lot that goes into wedding designs, and no two couples’ wedding flowers are exactly alike. Two floral design  trends that are *extremely* popular right now are Eucalyptuses and dried florals, and these bouquets bring you the best of both, no flowers required!

Designed by Ashley Kirnan of Tarry Grove, a New York flower farm and design studio, these bouquets bring together fresh, Seeded Eucalyptus, with dried stems and grasses for a charming and rustic look. Congratulations on a fantastic wedding season!

(Plus, the Eucalyptus will dry out as well, making bouquets that last with minimal preservation required, other than keeping them dry!)

Sympathy flowers are often designed to both convey a message of sympathy from those who are sending or placing them, and to honor the loved one’s life with favorite colors, symbols or sayings, constructed with various flowers and greenery.

This wreath is no exception, with the reds, whites and greens in the flowers, the berries, and some vibrant Sword Fern in the back. Its heart shape is perfect to bring together its design, and to convey a message of condolences and love from the sender.

Designed by Jolene Cox of Town and Country Floral in Texas.

When it’s time to celebrate, what’s better than local flowers and American grown greenery? Not much, and they go spectacularly together, always.

These locally grown Dahlias, plus some elegant Roses, paired with Leatherleaf and Israeli Ruscus are a spectacular combination, perfect to celebrate a special day, placed throughout the ceremony and reception venues for a recent wedding, flowered by Legacy Design & Events, located in New York.

Scroll through the gallery in the post above to see it all come together!

(We’re partial to the greenery, of course, but since they’re both so fresh and fun, we can’t decide which we like better: the blooms or the greens!)

With our love of greenery, we couldn’t resist featuring this one! Can you spot all of the greens in this one?

In this design by Tiger Lily Florist of South Carolina, we spot some fresh Israeli Ruscus on the front, Italian Ruscus in the back, Robellini Palm in the middle, with flowy Plumosus around the bottom, and maybe even a few more with the natural and filler greenery and flowers!

As the caption says, flowers are “perfect for every occasion and holiday!”


October couldn’t go by without some time spotlighting these amazing designs, and as fall continues and Christmas arrives, we can’t wait to show you more. Come back next week to see more outstanding designs!

(Are you part of our Albin’s Family? Post your florals to Instagram and follow us at @albinhagstrom_son for the chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of Friday Funday!)