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Vetter-Denato Wedding at Orchard Grove Farms

July 1st, 2015 in Events by chestersflowers

The last weekend in June was a busy one for us, and our designers created some stunning wedding flower arrangements for our couples! The Vetter-Denato wedding took place at Orchard Grove Farms in Frankfort, NY. The bride and grooms color choices were shades of purples and whites, and our designers chose a beautiful selection of […]

Coral and white peony wedding

Gao – Hillman Wedding at Greystone Castle

June 30th, 2015 in Events by chestersflowers

This past weekend was a busy one – our designers created flower arrangements for three different weddings! For the Gao-Hillman wedding, which took place at Hamilton College Chapel and Greystone Castle, our bride and groom chose shades of peaches and corals for their flowers. Our designers arranged coral and white peonies, sahara roses and peach spray […]

Green, plum and white wedding flowers

Slifka – Marriot Wedding – June 2015

June 24th, 2015 in Events by chestersflowers

This past weekend our designers created some floral pieces for a wedding at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro, NY. The wedding colors were shades of purple and green and our designers chose hydrangea, roses, freesia, lisianthus, and green cushion mums to create a subtle floral color pallet. In addition to the bridal bouquets, corsages and […]

Spanish Themed Flower Arrangements, Utica, NY

Spanish Themed Retirement Party at Utica College

June 17th, 2015 in Events by chestersflowers

Recently we were asked to create some Spanish Themed floral arrangements for a retirement party at Utica College. One of our designers, Jamie, created some stunning custom pieces with red, white and yellow flowers. Each of the arrangements included a handmade paper fan that she created herself for the event.

Peony wedding flowers, bridal bouquet

Wilcox – Connell Wedding, June 2015

June 17th, 2015 in Weddings by chestersflowers

A few weekends ago our designers put together centerpieces and bouquets for a wedding located at a private barn in Sauquoit, NY. The wedding bouquets included several shades of pink peonies, dusty miller, Queen Anne’s Lace, coral spray roses, coral hypericum berries, astilbe and eucalyptus. The centerpieces were in different sized glass bottles, and included […]

Chester's Flower Shop Community Involvement

Chester’s In The Community: Utica’s Community Gardens

June 16th, 2015 in local by chestersflowers

This June, Chester’s made a contribution to For the Good, Inc.’s Community Gardens throughout the City of Utica. We sent along a variety of annual vegetable and bedding plants for their raised beds. The Jay Street garden, which is featured in the video below, holds 40 raised beds with everything from raspberries to onions, with […]

Palm Sunday 2015 Recap

April 12th, 2015 in Chet Notes by chestersflowers

On Sunday March 29th we held our annual Palm Sunday Open House, and it was one of our biggest ever! If you haven’t attended or aren’t familiar with our open house, it is a yearly family event held right in our showroom and greenhouses on York Street in Utica. Each year our designers put together […]

Secretary’s Day is April 22nd

April 6th, 2015 in Chet Notes by chestersflowers

Secretary’s Day, or Administrative Professionals Day, is celebrated this year on Wednesday April 22nd. This day, first recognized in 1952, was created to celebrate the hard work and dedication of clerical workers in the office. Without our secretaries, assistants and office workers our businesses would not be able to run as seamlessly as they do […]

St. Patrick's Day Plants

Oxalis Plants and Shamrock Traditions

March 7th, 2015 in All About Flowers by chestersflowers

With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, we’ve stocked our greenhouse with a selection of Oxalis plants for your home or to send to a friends and family. However, while putting out our decorations and plants, we thought we might share with you the significance and history of this plant, traditionally associated with Irish culture. The three […]

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day History

March 2nd, 2015 in Seasonal by chestersflowers

This Sunday March 8th marks International Women’s Day. Women’s Day is a day of respect, admiration and love towards women that is celebrated across much of the world, especially in Eastern European countries. Although it’s founding can be traced back to New York City and the working women’s movements in 1909, it has only begun […]