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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. 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.

Garden Rose Wedding Inspiration + a Printable Invitation Suite

Since weddings and roses are often paired together, you will love this new 15-piece Garden Rose Wedding Stationery template bundle collection from Download & Print that celebrates elegant cottage roses. There's 4 colors to select from . . . rose pink, cornflower blue, purple and lemon yellow.

With the coordinated stationery from Download & Print, you can easily add small details to your wedding. You can choose from 15 coordinated printables to bring a rose garden theme throughout your entire wedding celebration without a hefty price tag. Special printables include ceremony programs, personalized place cards, accommodation cards, seating charts, and more. You can download each piece individually or in bundles to give you the flexibility to download just what you need.

Want a high-end look to your printable wedding invitation for low cost? Simply print the wedding stationery on crisp white paper and select colorful envelopes to bring a "pop" of color and a fun surprise to the mailboxes of your guests.

And, now, if you are looking for some handmade garden wedding inspiration - here's a Garden Rose Wedding Treasury I have put together . . . simply click here to see + shop these items

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Glam Floral Chic Wedding Ideas in Pink, Black and White

Bird's Party Magazine has released their Spring issue and it's filled with so many wonderful ideas for the spring season. In this new issue, there's a wonderful styled wedding table setting in hot pink with black and white stripes {makes me think of Kate Spade}. The design for this tablescape was inspired by seasonal blooms and boasts stunning ideas for both the eyes and tastebuds. PS: Be sure to check out all of the Bird's Party Printables and Party Supplies - you can save 20% right now with code LUCKY.

My favorite ideas from this glam wedding + dessert table include:

1. The large "Best Day Ever" poster behind the dessert display
2. The single bloom on the top of the cake with the striped ribbon along the bottom. Prefer to place an everlasting bloom on your cake? You may like this clay peony cake topper.
3. The white milk glass bowls for the dessert display - they match the white ruffled cake stands
4. The glitter bows instead of ribbon around the "spread the love" favor jars
5. The black pom-pom topped drink stirrers

Vendor Credits: Cakes, Sweets and Venue by Cacao Sweets and Treats // Photography by Melissa Becker // Paper Goods and Backdrop by Paper Route Collective // Florals by Twigs

DIY Rubber Stamped Rose Paper Doily Coasters + a Quick Table Number Frame

You may remember my DIY Place Card and Menu from last week. Well, I promised to share with you the DIY for the doily coasters and the table number frame and I have them for you today. My Place Card / Favor Box and Menu / Centerpiece Holder were my submissions for the Say "I DO" with Xyron and Anna Griffin Blogger Design Challenge. Please don't forget to vote for my designs here and if I'm the lucky winner, one of my readers will win the very same AMAZING PACKAGE{s} OF CRAFTING GOODIES I received for this project and they are worth $1,000. 

To access the contest, click here, login to Facebook {if you aren't already} and click on the "Say I Do" contest page

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Rose Stamped Doily Coaster

These coasters are so fun and easy to make - and can easily be created with any stamps of your choice and even on patterned paper if you choose.

Supplies Needed:
3 1/2" Diameter Paper Doilies
Anna Griffin Floral Clear Stamps
Anna Griffin Ink Pads
Xyron Creative Station with the laminate cartridge

1. Using the Anna Griffin clear rose stamp {the large one}, place it on the ink pad so just the rose gets the color and stamp on the doily centering the overall rose image.
2. Then stamp just the stem and leaves in the green ink pad and then onto the paper - aligning the rose part up so it connects perfectly.
3. Be sure to let it sit for a little while to be sure it's dry.
4. Once dried, run the doilies one at a time through the Xyron Creative Station using the laminate cartridge.
5. Once done you can simply cut around the outer edge of the doily to trim off the excess lamination and both sides of the doily are now sealed to prevent them from getting wet.

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Super Easy Table Number Frame

This table number frame is so easy and so pretty.

Supplies Needed:
Anna Griffin Metallic Paper {or any paper of your choice}
Anna Griffin Dimensional Floral Stickers
Photo Frame of your choice
Paper Trimmer

1. Create a document in your favorite editing program sized fit your frame {mine was 5x7 and from Walmart}
2. Print the table number and trim to size
3. Place into your frame {I left off the glass to avoid reflection and so the paper texture and sparkle could be seen
4. Choose the dimensional floral stickers of your choice and place on your fram - I like odd numbers so I chose 3 stickers

Top 6 Pins of the Week {Lots of Lace + Roses} + Glitzy Dresses + Reversible Dresses {For Real}

Hope everyone is having a great start to August and has some fun things planned for the weekend. This past week on pinterest it seems the trend was lace and roses in my top re-pins. Along with my top pins of the week, I'm also sharing the top re-pins that were hot from my own posts along with some amazing fashion finds I've been introduced to via my inbox :) 

wedding lace and roses - hot items from the week ending 8-2-13

1. lace wedding favor bags
2. the perfect table setting for a tea party themed bridal shower
3. lace wedding cake with "LOVE" letters on each tier
4. hand-painted wedding cake with red roses
5. outdoor tea table
6.  burgundy and emerald wedding bouquet

From my blog - these are the most recent popular items {be sure to click thru from pinterest to see the post with more photos for each one}:
1. Cinderella inspired dessert display
2. eco-friendly wedding stationery
3. eco-friendly wedding venues
4. potted succulent wedding favors
5. peacock weddings

Durga-kali is a patent-pending collection of reversible dresses that women can wear again and again. The collection is geared towards women looking for a formal wedding look or a chic and sassy little black dress. You get two dresses for the price of one and I think they look fabulous! It's such a brilliant concept. 

reversible dresses from Durga-Kali - go from a long colored dress to a little black dress in two easy steps

Shail K. Dresses  {designed by Kimi Verma} reveals her fall collection. I love that Verma designs her dresses based on her belief that one can add glamor and glitz to any ensemble. Her designs feature a touch of embroidery, which adds the perfect level of class. Below is a sampling of the many new designs in her latest collection. 

Glitzy Formal Dresses from Shail K.