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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!

11 Bouquets for Valentine's Day ... from Traditional Blooms to Unexpected Bouquets

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Today's post is going to completely amaze you if you love beautiful blooms from farms on a volcano, bouquets that are affordable and will arrive to celebrate Valentine's Day with. You may want to drop a few hints to your guy if you fall in love with these flowers. Or you might even want to surprise your maid of honor and/or bridesmaids :) At The Bouqs, you can order beautiful flowers from the traditional rose bouquet, to the unexpected and untraditional style bouquets. Today I'm sharing with you some of my favorite bouquets from The Bouqs Valentine's Day collection - which would also make gorgeous floral centerpieces for bridal showers. Are you ready to fall in love with some beautiful blooms {and their names} that are romantic and heartfelt gifts?

————> Come Shop The Bouqs for these gorgeous Valentine's Day Flowers
top left to bottom right {row by row}:
1. XOXO features Gillyflowers with amazing antique purple blooms
2. Desperado is a beautiful combination of Roses with purple accents
3. Cake n' Cream is a sweet treat with the mixed Ranunculus
4. Bubbly is an untraditional bouquet with the lovely Gillyflowers in an antique color
5. Charmed, I'm Sure features Purple Lisianthus flowers
6. Infinity features pink Lisianthus blooms
7. Pucker Up is a lovely bouquet of mixed color hydrangeas
8. Everlasting Love is another Gillyflower bouquet in antique purple and yellow colors
9. Happy Together is a pretty bouquet of Gillyflowers in purple and green blooms
10. Super Cute features romantic carnations in a mix of reds, pinks and bi-colors

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Unique Wedding Reception Ideas

When it comes to unique wedding reception ideas, Anoush Banquet Halls & Catering in California has some pretty amazing ones. Today, I’ve put together a wonderful collection of ideas that will help you decide what style is best for your wedding day. Will you have chandeliers? Will you drape luxurious fabric? Will you have your catering company join you outside? Come see all the amazing wedding reception ideas from Anoush Banquet Halls & Catering . . .

6 Unique Wedding Reception Ideas

1. Dine with your wedding guests outside with elegant table settings, a fountain nearby and hanging lights that will twinkle when night falls. {location: Hummingbird Nest in Simi Valley}

2. Have a pop-up tent under the stars that’s illuminated in up-lighting with hanging chandeliers. {location: Hummingbird Nest in Simi Valley}

3. Have your reception in a museum with an exhibit as the backdrop. {location: National History Museum in Downtown Los Angeles}

4. Go all white with a tent, white linens, white chairs and even crystal white chandeliers - then make it pop with bright floral arrangements {location: Hummingbird Nest in Simi Valley}

5. Go fancy with the head table for the bride and groom with a lush floral arrangement and candles surrounding the floor in front of the table. {location: the Brandview Ballroom}

6. Go all out and combine all the elements - chandeliers, elegant linens, name of bride and groom illuminated on the wall, lush and brightly colored florals. {location: Le Foyer Ballroom}

So, what is your favorite unique wedding reception idea? Please leave me a comment as I'd love to know what idea excites you the most.

Anoush Banquet Halls & Catering is ready to provide your event with sophisticated settings and award winning catering. I'm proud to have them as a member of my all new VIP Wedding Vendor Guide launching in the coming weeks.