Dazzling Prom Flowers
28 March 12 07:03 AM | butera | 0 Comments   

Butera The Florist has always been know to be the leader of innovative prom flowers in York. This year we bring it to new heights with the featured jewelry bands from Fitz. These sparkling and colorful wristbands are now part of our standard offerings! No more underwear elastic on your wrist!!!The new bands are made of rhinestone, colorful pearls, chic black, orange stones, and so much more.

Dazzling new wristbands at Butera The Florist

Also new at Butera The Florist is our “wristlet Bar”…an area devoted to you browsing and choosing your wristlet options.

The Wristlet Bar at Butera The Florist

Want something TOTALLY DIFFERENT? we can custom create your very own wrist jewelry with our wide assortment of wires, gems and pearls.

Custom made wrist jewlery

We didn’t forget the guys… a single orchid on a rhinestone starburst looks smashing!

a smashing boutoniere

With so many great choices to personalize your style…you must stop in!Be sure to order yours early to ensure we have the wrist jewelry that best suits you.


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Floriade 2012, Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris with Vincenzo Butera AAF, AIFD, PFCI
05 August 11 03:19 PM | butera | 0 Comments   

Vincenzo Butera AAF, AIFD, PFCI , Innovative Floral Designer & Educator will lead an exciting trip to The Netherlands, Belgium and Paris, April  9 - 19 2012

Join tour hosts, Vince and Carolyn Butera,
As they show you the world famous Floriade Horticultural Event held only every 10 years, the Keukenhof Flower Gardens, the Aalsmeer Flower Auction and other world renowned gardens. Enjoy the behind the scenes extras planned for you on this florist lead Floral Extravganza.

Join us Thursday September 22 at 6:30 pm at Butera The Florist for more information, fun and festivities.

Get more information about floriade 2012 at  www.floriade.com

Presented by Fox Valley Travel &  Butera The Florist

Fox Valley travel 717.741.5066 for details.

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Butera The Florist opens new cafe.
03 December 10 03:47 AM | butera | 0 Comments   

Are you looking for a serene spot to sit and relax, or discuss plans with a friend? How about a spot where you can be surrounded by the fragrance and beauty of fresh flowers. Butera The Florist has just the spot! Our new cafe area is open, and the best part is that the coffee is FREE!

Yes, stop in and pour yourself a cup of fine Newport gourmet coffee, Sit at a table and enjoy! The cafe is BYOP...that means "bring your own pastries"! With Providence Devine Cakes & Pastries just up the street , and Janina's Fine Deserts next door to us, that task is very easy.

While you are at Butera The Florist... check out York PA's best selection of fresh cut flowers, and world-class floral design. Our new feature is called "Fleurettes", a single specimen bloom in a miniature cube...perfect for a small accent or as a place setting gift.

We look forward to having you visit us soon!

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Early September weddings.
09 September 10 05:59 AM | butera | 0 Comments   

September has arrived, and the weddings are in full gear! September and October are traditionally busy times around Butera The Florist with multiple weddings every week.

The fun thing for us is that our weddings are not "mass produced" ...every wedding has the personality of the individual bride. So...every wedding is different, fresh, and exciting!

This weekend was great...four weddings, four distinctive styles. Here are three of them:

This bridal bouquet was light green, yellow and white with an "organic" flair to it's style. The flowers are Green Cymbidium Orchids, Yellow Pincushion Protea and white Lisianthus.

Another bride wanted red to be highlighted along with dramatic texture... we choose red "Forever Young" roses and red dahlia, accented with silvery Brunia and finished off with black beaded wire. 

  This bridal was deep and rich with definite romantic touches... The white Cymbidium orchids were paired with deep, rich "Black Magic" roses and deep pink mini calla.


Are you planning a wedding, Call us at Butera The Florist to discuss the floral pairings that best suit your personality and style! We will create florals to accent you and your day perfectly that are uniquely yours!

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Vince Butera AIFD, PFCI to present "Floral Design Program" on Swan's Island Maine
16 July 10 11:00 AM | butera | 1 Comments   

Vince will present a floral design program on July 27 to benefit the Swan's Island Library.

The program "The Art of Floral Arrangement...Influences, Trends, Inspirations" will begin at 7pm, and feature today's trends in floral design.

The program is part of the library's summer lecture series and is in cooperation with the Swan's Island Garden Club. two years ago, the old library burned to the ground leaving only ashes and a stone foundation. The new building is slated to begin construction soon. Money raised from this event will benefit the library's gardening book section.

A $5 donation is requested at the door, and the floral designs will be auctioned after the presentation.

 Some of the fresh floral product will be from Swan's Islands gardens...making the program very improvisational!

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Summertime at Butera The Florist
14 June 10 07:04 AM | butera | 0 Comments   
Summertime has hit York County! Temps in the upper 80's and humidity to match. Here at the flower shop, we have a beautiful variety of summer blooms. Vibrant roses at only $1.50 each, perky  PA grown Gerber Daisies, hot tropicals such as Bird Of Paradise, Proteas, and Orchids, and of course some elegant garden-style blooms like Hydrangea. Stop in and refresh your home with some beautiful fresh cut flowers.
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Flowers in York, PA for Mother's Day
26 April 10 11:21 AM | butera | 0 Comments   


Many published reports indicate the number one gift for mom's this year will be flowers!

That is no surprise to us...flowers are always one of the most popular choices for moms in addition to being an extremely affordable elegant gift. Our floral gifts can be created in all price ranges...our most popular designs range from $40 to $95 and are a perfect size for a coffee table, and a larger design for a dining table is generally $70 and higher while our smaller designs for a desk or end table range $30 to 50, we also have choices starting at just $9.95!

 SO, plan ahead for the best selection and availability.

For 2010, Butera The Florist is featuring a number of sleek and innovative gift choices. We have a variety of glass vessels with a mounded assortment of beautiful blooms such as hydrangea, lilies, roses, Gerbera and more. Or a colorful ceramic cube with Gerbera, sunflowers, hypericum, trechelium, and roses. We will also be featuring vibrant mini calla and a vast assortment of colorful and long lasting orchids... Cymbidium, Mokara , & Dendrobium... either in glass vessels or in mounded, textured designs.

 Your mother is one of a kind, and so should your gift be for her! Our designs are individual and innovative, NOT MASS PRODUCED! Call Butera The Florist to schedule the design and delivery of your floral gift early.

PHONE: 717.741.4226   or 888.741.4226
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Vince Butera AIFD, PFCI to present "Floral Design Symposium" at the 2010 Lancaster County Flower Show
23 March 10 11:14 AM | butera | 0 Comments   

Vince will be the featured floral designer at the upcoming Lancaster County Flower Show on Friday April 16 at 7pm.

During the one hour live floral design symposium, Vince will create on stage a variety of fresh floral designs. The floral designs will showcase  the distinctive  style Vince is known for and cover ideas for gifting and wedding decorating. Vince will explain how a professional floral designer uses the elements and principles of design to create stunning floral arrangements for a variety of uses.

For more information about the Lancaster County Flower Show, visit their website www.lancastercountyflowershow.com 

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Vince Butera AIFD, PFCI to present "Floral Design Symposiums" at the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Garden Show
25 February 10 01:07 PM | butera | 0 Comments   

Vince Butera AIFD PFCI of Butera The Florist will again be the featured floral designer at the Mid Atlantic Garden Show.

Vince is President of Butera The Florist in York, PA and is a floral design instructor and entertainer. He performs many design shows for floral industry and consumer audiences  annually, and has been featured locally at the Mid Atlantic garden Show for many years, in addition to the PA Farm Show and on television.

The 2010 Mid Atlantic Garden Show runs March 4 thru 7 at the Toyota Arena at the York Expo Center in York PA. The Mid Atlantic Garden Show is one of the largest Garden Shows on the east coast, and annually draws thousands of attendees.

 During this year's show, Vince will perform live floral design symposiums from the Stage. The hour long symposiums will showcase current and future trends in floral designs, how professional florists create stunning floral designs, new and exciting varieties of fresh cut flowers, and even how to tips to try at home. Vince's symposiums are part of the general admission to the Garden Show and usually draw quite a crowd.

The Design shows are scheduled for Friday march 5 at 6:30pm and Saturday March 6 at 1:30pm.

For more information on the Floral Design Symposiums, contact Butera The Florist 888.741.4226.

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Bright flowers to bring spring inside on a cold winters day!
20 February 10 10:22 AM | butera | 0 Comments   

It is the middle of winter with mounds of snow everywhere...but we here at Butera The Florist see spring in the air...or at least in our Mediterranian Fresh Flower Market

We have Bright Fresh Tulips  10 for just $12.95. Or we can design them in a glass vessel from $24.95...artistically designed from $39.95

Vivid Orchids are a hip accent and long lasting...Cymbidium, dendrobium and Mokara are now available.

Want something happy? How about the Fresh PA grown Gerber daisies...just $2.95 each!

so much more...Colorful roses are still just $1.50 each. Blue, white and green antique hydrangea, iris, sunflowers, fragrant stock. Our selection changes daily!

Stop in and sniff anytime or call and we will deliver them for you. 888.741.4226

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Wedding flowers in the York PA region by Butera The Florist
09 January 10 09:02 AM | butera | 0 Comments   

The 2010 wedding season is now officially upon us! Generally from the beginning of April through November, Butera The Florist will produce wedding flowers for between 75 & 100 brides. Some of them elaborate events, and others small and intimate...but all very special to the bride and us. During 2010, we will produce weddings at some of the areas most popular venues, such as; Heritage Hills, Box Hill at Regent's Glen, The Country Club of York, The Yorktowne Hotel, Stone Mill Inn, Outdoor Country Club, and many more

Today's brides  are very individual and eclectic...and floral accents need to co-ordinate and highlight each bride's desires. Butera The Florist is highly regarded as the York Pennsylvania region's finest and most sought after wedding florist. Vince Butera AIFD, PFCI not only keeps up with today's trends, but is also a teacher and innovator for the professional floral industry. As the primary bridal consultant and floral artist, he guides clients through the many decisions to create the special "look" for her wedding day; one that matches both the clients desires and budget. We believe flowers are a major accessory to the gowns, venues, and all else the bride has planned...able to transform the look & feel into her own personality. Be sure to check out our photo gallery on this blog to view a wide array of wedding floral ideas.

We see some dynamic trends in our upcoming  wedding events. The two overall theme/concepts are what I would term "Very Chic and Elegant" and "Relaxed Comfort"

Very Chic and Elegant weddings include such elements as exquisite dresses;uniformity or slightly varies styles; jewel tone colors with dark accents ; rich warm tone colors ; varies hues with depth and texture; monochromatic color choices ; classic/stylish floral choices such as roses, orchids, calla, stephanotis, etc; dense handtieds or flowing waterfall styles ; floral accents dripping with romance .

Relaxed Comfort weddings tend to incorporate elements such as: shorter dresses that are soft and flowing; extreme varied styles to fit bridesmaids personal style; colors might be bright and bold or soft sherbert shades; bouquets tend to be handtied, fun and sassy , with assorted blooms included Gerbera, roses, lizianthus, dahlia, peony and hydrangeas ; some would tend to a more organic design style including berries, branches, and other natural elements .

As you can imagine, there is a broad range of ideas to blend together to form the perfect match for an individual look. While we produce a large number of wedding events annually, we look at each one individually and attentively - NO selection guides, NO menues, NO catalogs! Our consultations are a time to personally brainstorm and generate ideas with you to find your perfect match.

Dates for 2010 weddings are filling quickly, call us now to schedule your free, personal consultation with Vince Butera AIFD, PFCI and staff or to reserve your wedding date with Butera The Florist...York's premier wedding florist.

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Fresh Blooms for Christmas!
13 December 09 10:33 AM | butera | 0 Comments   

So...you have been searching the web for great flowers to send as a gift.

 Are you tired of the same old MUMS and CARNATIONS you have seen EVERY year?

Butera The Florist is stocking some fabulous alternative blooms! We currently have a variety of vibrant roses;  White and Green Dendrobium & Red Mokara Orchids, lemon colored Conca 'Dor, white Casa Blanca and Stargazer Lilies, bright locally grown Gerber Daisies, white and Antique Green Hydrangea, assorted Calla...and large tri-colored Pineapples. And of course all the tropical and exotics we always carry.

If you are looking for something distinctive and different in the York, PA area, we can custom create a dazzling design for you.

Not only that...if you do want the classic look of carnations and mums we also carry those.

Give us a call at 888.741.4226

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Happenings at Butera The Florist
09 November 09 12:47 PM | butera | 0 Comments   

Much is happening at Butera The Florist these days. Of course we are preparing for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday...planning design styles to compliment many dinner tables in the York, PA area. We will be featuring classic and stylish centerpieces featuring candles and fall toned blooms such as Mums, Orchids, Hydrangea, Protea, Alstromeria, Gerbera, lily, and many more. Natural accents such as fresh wheat, berries, vines & Cattails will finish the autumn look. Call in advance to order your beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece!

Certainly, Christmas is on the horizon! We have been busy designing many beautiful permanent botanical decorations for the home. Wreaths, Table arrangements, wall pieces and more are now on display. Holiday Gift items, candles, and the like are arriving daily.

And, the big news in the Butera family is that our son Daniel is getting married on November 28! Daniel has moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and will be married there. Of course the entire Butera Family will be attending and I am fortunate enough to be the florist for the event...I guess the price was right! We plan to post some photos upon our return.

Due to the wedding, we will not be hosting our annual Holiday Open house this year for only the second time in 24 years. We do look forward to seeing many of you stop in during the holiday season for a visit.

Best regards and Happy Holidays to all!

Vince Butera AIFD, PFCI and the entire staff at Butera The Florist

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new photos of wedding flowers in and around York PA
08 October 09 12:17 PM | butera | 0 Comments   

We are posting many new photos of 2009 weddings.

To access the gallery, click the photos tab, then click onto the Butera The Florist link.

You will see quite a variety of colors, styles, and floral combinations. As always, our wedding flowers are extremely individualized for each client to provide her with the wedding style of her dreams.

We are now booking weddings well into 2010...call our office to schedule a free personal consultation to discuss your wedding flowers! 717.741.4226.

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Butera The Florist serves the York PA Community
08 October 09 12:02 PM | butera | 0 Comments   

We at Butera The Florist are proud to partner with community organizations.

As for the past number of years, Butera The Florist is the Official Florist of the York Symphony Orchestra. We heartily support the Symphony in their efforts to bring beautiful classical music the the live stage. In addition to filling thier floral needs during concerts, Butera The Florist is a major contributor to their annual fundraising gala, which is co-organized with the York County Literacy Council. This years "Swing Into Literacy" gala was held September 18, and was a record setting fund raiser for their partnership. In addition to fresh flower table designs, Butera The Florist contributed a major item to the live auction..."evening with the florist" live design program AND "flowers for a year".

We look forward to many years supporting the York Symphony. Check them out at www.yorksymphony.org


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