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Say I Do with Fresh Cut Wholesale Flowers for Weddings and Events

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With engagement season upon us, it’s time to start planning engagement parties, bridal showers, and weddings. Plus, all the fun events in between and after the I Do’s. Of course, fresh cut flowers are always a must-have for the party decor and even the bride’s (along with the bridesmaids) bouquets.

Having fresh cut flowers at wholesale pricing for your color dreams to go wild would be great, right?

 Say I Do with Fresh Cut Wholesale Flowers for Weddings and Events
Well, at Wholesale Flowers, this is possible. Wholesale Flowers specializes in delivering premium fresh cut flowers in bulk direct from farms around the world, right to your door. Their the perfect choice for party planners, wedding stylists and DIY brides. You can choose from
- bulk roses
- fresh cut hydrangeas
- DIY flowers for special events
- single variety hand tied bouquets
 Hand-tied Sunflower Bouquet from Wholesale Flowers

I’m rather partial to the sunflower bouquet myself as sunflowers were my wedding flower, with hydrangeas.

I was thrilled when my own roses from Wholesale Flowers arrived and couldn’t believe how large they became just hours after being placed in water. The fullest roses I’ve likely ever seen. You can DIY your very own rose arrangement, or add in the floral greens of your choice and maybe even a few other blooms of your choice.
 DIY your own rose floral arrangement with wholesale flowers

Do you have a favorite go-to-bloom when creating your own floral arrangements?

A few perks that you will love to know about the fresh cut Wholesale Flowers:

1. These fresh cut flowers last longer than those that have been sitting in a warehouse for days

2. The middleman is eliminated to ensure you get your flowers ASAP, with minimal refrigeration, storage and at the best price

3. The flowers are sourced direct from farms in Holland and South America

4. WholesaleFlowers.net supports local flower farming communities - every bloom has been harvested at a Veriflora and Rain Forest Alliance certified farms

So, are ready to be creative and find the perfect colors of fresh cut flowers for your next event? Please share in the comments your favorite flower colors.

The Biggest Difference Between Florists and Floral Designers

Did you know that florists and floral designers each have a different take on creating florals for events?

Maribel of EightTreeStreet Floral {a Wedding Business Club member} has been featured in the article entitled Behind the Blooms: 17 Florists & Flower Designers from New York to Sydney from Flowers Across Sydney. So, let's chat about the difference . . .

As explained in the article - each role - whether a florist or floral designer - they both provide flowers to customers. But, there is a difference between the two business roles. Floral designers are often based in a studio and focus on creating an aesthetic for weddings, events and corporate functions. While florists can provide flowers for events - they often work in a shopfront setting and create bouquets for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.

And, to expand further on this topic, here's an excerpt from the article:

Florists typically have a catalogue of bouquets they provide, while event designers are more flexible in what they offer. So we wanted to know, how much do people know before they come to you? Does it differ around the world? Do they usually have a Pinterest picture to show you with all the colours, flower types and sizes they want, or is there any creative wiggle room?

Here's what Maribel writes about her experience when meeting with brides:

Some of our clients have incredible Pinterest boards, others have just started the planning process, so we chat about their likes and dislikes and the emotion and theme behind their event. It helps to bring out ideas and learn about who they are and what they love.

If you're a floral designer, I'd love to hear your insight into this? How do your brides come to you when meeting for a consult?

10 Affordable Holiday Centerpieces that Make a Statement for Winter Parties

Before we get started, I have to give a huge welcome to those coming over from Baker's Party Shop as today is the day that I get to be a part of the fantastic Holiday Party Hop organized by Mirabelle Creations.

I’m honored to be a part of a wonderful group of party gals that have gathered to share our holiday entertaining ideas. You can hop from one blog to another to see all the festive inspiration.

Today, it’s all about affordable holiday centerpieces that make a statement from The Bouqs. Ten floral arrangements to be exact that are perfect for weddings, holiday gatherings, bridal showers and even those engagement parties that will certainly be taking place over the next few months.

If you’re not familiar with The Bouqs, you can purchase 3 different sized bouquets for nearly each of the arrangements. There’s the original size, deluxe doubles the blooms and then there’s the grand size. The flowers are grown on sustainable and responsible farms and freshly cut so they last.

Are you ready to choose your favorite holiday centerpiece?

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Ready to see all the holiday flowers that you can choose from? Which ones are you loving?

Believe is gorgeous with fresh cut tulips and evergreen accents.

Holiday Sweater is a mix of pepper berry and evergreen accents with a beautiful centerpiece succulent.

Snowfall will be a favorite with it's freshly cut roses.

Rudolph is beautiful with fresh cut amaryllis making this one a holiday classic.

Mistletoe combines the colors of the season and it's full of Hydrangeas, Roses, Peruvian lilies, and more.

Yuletide features exotic Peruvian Lilies.

Candy Canes is so striking with fresh cut red and white tulips.

Comfort 'n' Joy combines farm-fresh roses, alstroemeria, and hypericum.

Eggnog is light in color with roses, lilies and accents.

Ornament is a festive mix of hydrangeas, roses, and accents in the colors of the holidays.

Thank you so much for joining me for pretty inspiration to create your holiday party centerpieces as part of the 2016 Holiday Party Hop. Please leave me a comment letting me know your favorite holiday floral arrangement and then be sure to head on over to the next party stop . . . Fern & Maple.

Have fun visiting today's previous and next holiday inspiration. To see all the party sites in the 2016 Holiday Party Hop, please start here!

How to Add Flair to Your Wedding with DIY Paper Flower Templates

Adding flair to your wedding {or bridal shower} has never been easier. With the stunning DIY Paper Flower Templates from Natalie at Paper Flora you can create four lovely blooms ranging in size from 5" up to 18".

Each of the blooms shown below come in a downloadable PDF template that lets you create the pretty flower in four different sizes. You even receive a link to view the step-by-step video. These paper flowers are perfect for decorating the backdrop of your dessert table, or maybe for creating a lovely backdrop for photos.

3 basic supplies needed to re-create these blooms once the template is purchased:
♥ Paper
♥ Scissors
♥ Glue

Right now, thru Cyber Monday - receive 40% off the PETAL TEMPLATE ONLY - it's Natalie's biggest discount all year on her most popular styles.

Enchanted Garden Wedding Theme Floral Inspiration - with Amie Bone Flowers

Amie Bone Flowers has captivated brides-to-be at The National Wedding Show this season. The theme was “Enchanted Garden” and the floral inspiration is absolutely breathtaking. It took a nod from Shakespeare’s Midsummer’s Night Dream and Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. PS: at the end of this post I've gather together some watercolor invitation templates and floral illustrations so you can re-create this floral look on your bridal shower and/or wedding invitations.

Twenty-two members of Amie’s team committed over 2,000 hours to transform her vision into a floral masterpiece. Are you ready to me amazed?

Amie’s installment featured:
• 1,500 hydrangeas
• 10,000 roses
• 500 delphiniums
• and other beautiful blooms that were flown in from around the world {Holland, Africa, Columbia, America and Canada.

If you're looking to re-create this watercolor floral style on your DIY Wedding Invitations, you will love these invitation templates and downloadable floral illustrations. {simply click directly on the photos to see more from each design shown}

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