Hundreds of bouquets ordered for Valentine's Day
ROSES are the order of the day this Valentine's Day.
The annual celebration of true love is here again, with romantic meals on the menu, dates nights planned at the local cinemas - and of course, the blooms are booming at the region's florists.
Blooms & Petals Florist owner Kathleen O'Grady said the most romantic flowers were proving to be the winner this year.
"The most popular order would have to be roses.
"What I love about Valentine's Day is to watch men showing appreciation and love to their women, in this day and age I think we need to see that."
Ms O'Grady said she had noticed more men picking up flowers the day before February 14, because a lot of their partners worked shiftwork.
"A lot don't know if their wife or girlfriend will be home or at work tomorrow, so they're getting organised now."
The employees at Blooms & Petals started the day at 6am and put together more than 200 orders.
Employee Cassie Turner said although it was a big day, Mother's Day was much bigger.
"That's a 3am start type of day," Ms Turner said.
"Today's still a busy one, though."
Meanwhile, Aquavue is hosting a spectacular dinner in honour of the day from 5.45pm at a price of $160 per couple.