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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.

A Vintage Sunflower Wedding Invitation is unveiled + Anniversary Wishes

Happy Friday! Another week is coming to a close and today starts a weekend of joy, amazement, love and a bit of sadness all wrapped up together. Today my oldest daughter starts 1st grade - she told me last night that she was excited about school but sad too because she will miss seeing her little sister {who is now 11 months} during the day.  I'll miss HER as the house will be super quiet now during morning nap time. And, tomorrow, September 7th is the 11th wedding anniversary for myself and hubby. To celebrate, like I do every year on the blog - I have put together a fun little sunflower inspired post. Sunflowers were our wedding flower and I still LOVE them. To celebrate our anniversary, I have designed a brand new addition to my etsy shop, the sunflower wedding invitation. If we were "re-marrying" each other this year, I would most likely design my invitations to look like this . . . a little bit of a vintage touch with earthy colors.

Here's a couple beautiful sunflower centerpiece arrangements that I just LOVE . . . 

PS: I saw this deal for a free photo book from Shutterfly in my email and wanted to pass it along as it would make a great gift idea {maybe for a late anniversary gift? I could do a page for each of the trips we've taken}. From now until September 11th, you can receive one free 20-page 8x8 hard photo cover photo book. The coupon code is SUMMERBOOK

A Falling in Love Contest + Celebrating our 10th Wedding Anniversary

Today is a day filled with emotion for me as not only am I due any day now with baby number 2, but our daughter starts kindergarten today and it's the 10th wedding anniversary for hubby and myself. I have no idea where the time has gone. Seems like we were just planning our wedding with sunflowers. To celebrate our special day with you, I've created this downloadable 8x10 Sunflower Love Print that features a quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Simply click either the image itself or the download button at the end of this post to print out your very own copy which can then be framed.

Fast forward 6 years from our wedding day {plus a few months} and we welcomed our daughter into the world. And, now fast forward another 6 years and we're about to welcome another little girl into our lives. We have so much fun together and of course knowing he was "the one" was pretty easy as there came a point when dating that I realized I didn't want to be without him :) It's always been wonderful to just sit and chat and be best friends with each other and support one another in happy and sad times. Of course, after having a child, and now another one - you tend to fall in love again multiple times and realize all over again why he's "the one".

And, speaking of "the one", be sure to enter the Falling in Love Contest starting on September 17th for your chance to win a $5,000 Helzberg Diamonds gift card to design the dream ring of your choice. Helzberg Diamonds welcomes your best stories, photos and videos about the special man or woman in your life to tell them how you knew your significant other was “The One”. {PS: I'll be reminding you about the contest again as the date for entries draws closer}.

Photo Shoot : Rustic Elegance in a Barn with Apples and Sunflowers

I've got a great way to start the beginning of Thanksgiving week with you today . . . it's with a sunflower and apple themed inspiration photo shoot. The shoot comes to us from Jessica of Pink Champagne Events, and the inspiration behind the shoot, came from the photographer, Courtney Lee Photography. She approached Jessica with the idea of an apples and sunflowers fall shoot. Courtney originally awnted it to be in a red barn, but once deciding on the color palette of yellow, red and brown - they decided to go with a traditional barn setting {to avoid having too much red}. Once the barn was selected, they wanted to produce a casual environment with touches of rustic elegance which was accomplished with the use of the barn itself and Christmas lights. For the fall aspect, gingham ribbon was used for tying the utensils and wrapping the bouquet. Jessica writes . . . "Since most Colorado brides want a rustic chic wedding in the fall, we wanted to showcase that you can have a rustic fall wedding and include all of the things you think of when you think of fall, without going overboard or being cheesy."


Event Planner: Jessica McTaggart of Pink Champagne Events
Photographer: Courtney Lee Photography
Cakes: Rachel of Apron Strings Bakery
Venue: The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park
Hair and Makeup: Stephanie and Nichole of
Rock, Paper, Shears
Paper Goods: Jenna of
Fleur de Lis
Model: Jhenna Reed

Rustic Sunflower Wedding {Inspiration Board}

Today is my 7th wedding anniversary {Happy Anniversary Hubby}. And, to to honor the day, I've created a sunflower inspiration board. Our own outdoor wedding was sunflower themed {navy and yellow} and last year I created another sunflower wedding to celebrate the occasion with the colors of yellow, green and shades of pink/purple {see it here}. This year, I chose a rustic sunflower theme and I think this one is probably my favorite choice. PS: I will be taking this week off from the computer to spend time with my family - but please keep coming back. I've got great posts lined up all week, so there will be something new each day for you.
Image Credits and Resources:
Sunflower Invitation from Oh So Beautiful Paper, Sunflower Place Cards from Katie and Ryan Wedding's blog, Sunflower Bouquet from Charlotte Geary, Maggy London Crop Cardigan and Dress from Nordstrom, Sunflower Place Setting from The Knot, Hay Bale Seating from Country Living, Bride and Groom Chairs from Pink Blossom List, Sunflower Cupcake from The Cupcake Company, Sunflower Shiny Leather Luxury Clutch from etsy {it appears to now be missing from the site after the inspiration board was created}, Boutonniere from The Knot