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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.

37 Creative DIY Wedding Ideas for Spring

Today is all about Creative Wedding Ideas for Spring and how you can easily DIY the fun from any type of party {even if they aren't wedding related}. I'll be showing how you can easily take the inspiration and apply the DIY ideas to your own bridal shower or wedding.

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I want to first give a huge welcome to those coming over from Giggle Living that are following along as part of the fantastic Spring Party Blog Hop.

I’m honored to be a part of a wonderful group of ladies leading the way in Party Styling that have gathered to share our spring party ideas. You can hop from one blog to another to see all the festive inspiration in full or start here with snippets from each styled party.

Let's get started with the round-up of Creative DIY Wedding Ideas for Spring from each of the styled spring parties . . .

Spring Party Inspiration
welcome to the 2017 Spring Blog Hop + Giveaway

from Deanna of Mirabelle Creations

PS: There's a HUGE Giveaway with $550 in prizes being given out
12 shops = 12 winners

Spring Party Inspiration
Blooming Shower

from Lynnette of Craft My Occasion
was inspired by the colors + flowers that Spring brings

While her party was styled with "A baby girl is blooming" baby shower theme in mind, that doesn't mean you can't bring the ideas into a bridal shower or a wedding reception, right? Look at that paper flowers + butterflies that make a beautiful backdrop for the dessert table. It's absolutely gorgeous and what a statement it makes.

Paper Flowers and Butterflies make the perfect backdrop for the dessert table at a spring bridal shower — Click to see 37 Creative DIY Wedding Ideas for Spring — as seen on

5 More DIY Wedding Ideas from the Blooming Shower

1. Bright + colorful cupcakes
2. Pretty decorated cookies
3. Glittery gold butterfly garland
4. Festive Fetti spring confetti mix
5. Gold cake toppers from Two Chihuahuas that were re-purposed as centerpiece sticks

Gold Glittered Cake Toppers that are re-purposed as floral centerpiece sticks — Click to see 37 Creative DIY Wedding Ideas for Spring — as seen on

Spring Party Inspiration
Kids Easter Party

from Nicole of The Party Porch

If you're planning a wedding around Easter time, how cute would this tablesetting be for the kids area at the reception? And, of course, the tassel garland is just perfect for the dessert table at the bridal shower. It's the perfect spring colors. The Festive Fetti Easter DIY Kits are the perfect little favor for your guests.

Festive Fetti Easter DIY Kits are the perfect little favor for the kids at your spring wedding reception — Click to see 37 Creative DIY Wedding Ideas for Spring — as seen on
Tassel Garland in the perfect spring colors for bridal shower decor — Click to see 37 Creative DIY Wedding Ideas for Spring — as seen on

Spring Party Inspiration
Bridal Shower Springtime Brunch

from Carolina of Mint Event Design where it's all about cupcakes and mimosas.

The colors for this bridal shower were gold, teal and blush pink and Carolina wanted to give a soft and girly look to the shower. Don't you just love this amazing greenery and floral garland lining the tablescape?

Gorgeous Greenery and Floral Garland table runner — Click to see 8 DIY Wedding Ideas for a Springtime Bridal Shower Brunch — Part of the 37 Creative DIY Wedding Ideas for Spring as seen on

8 DIY Wedding Ideas from the Springtime Bridal Shower Brunch

1. Fresh flowers were added to make the table even prettier
2. A variety of bite size desserts were served including a strawberry mousse, mini meringues, and chocolate truffles
3. Gold lettered cake topper from Two Chihuahuas
4. Mana {a one of a kind Peruan dessert} was added to the cake side as a decoration
5. Cupcakes were presented in baking cups from The Bakers Party Shop
6. A Mimosa Station on a darling vintage serving cart
7. The "Pop the Bubbly, she is getting a hubby!" printable sign from Linda at Sprinkled Designs looks perfect inside a gold frame as decor for the drink station

A framed "pop the bubbly she's getting a hubby" printable is perfect as added party decor — Click to see 8 DIY Wedding Ideas for a Springtime Bridal Shower Brunch — Part of the 37 Creative DIY Wedding Ideas for Spring as seen on

Spring Party Inspiration
Spring Cookies and Cocktails Display

from Esther of Bakers Party Shop shows you the ultimate presentation for the yummiest treat display.

6 DIY Wedding Ideas from the Cookies + Cocktails Display

1. Present cookies of varying heights on a beautiful cake stand {even adding a mini one on top}
2. Rim your drink glasses with gold sugar and fancy drink stirrers
3. Send guests home with fancy cookies in pretty floral bags
4. Frame a pretty Spring quote print like this one from Dianne of Mirabelle Creations
5. Present shimmery Lindt Chocolates in fancy gold edged favor boxes
6. My Festive Fetti scattered around makes a super fun and elegant addition to the decor

Spring Party Inspiration
DIY Mother’s Day celebration

from Andressa of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party is all about simple yet pretty entertaining ideas that can easily be implemented for a bridal shower brunch or the morning after the wedding celebration with guests.

6 DIY Wedding Ideas from the DIY Brunch Celebration

1. Set up a simple table with a few yummy brunch items like bagels, cinnamon donuts and thin whole grain cocktail bread for delicious Greek yogurt and fruit mini toast
2. Serve a grapefruit pompelini - the perfect light wine for brunches, picnics and cocktail parties. Have guests enjoy a chilled wine glass with added fresh berries
3. For sweets, serve yummy desserts from your local bakery -  a delicious cake, French macarons and cake pops.
4. Top your decadently buttercream frosted cake with a single fresh bloom of your choice
5. For a pop of color, arrange several flavors of macarons on a mini dessert stand
6. Incorporate a DIY floral arrangement into your decor in colors that match the party

Spring Party Inspiration
Springtime Berries and Shortcake Station

from Lori of Giggle Living is a fantastic choice for a bridal shower or a morning after the wedding day brunch.

Lori was inspired to create a fun twist on a springtime dessert buffet so the shortcakes and springtime dessert buffet was created. Lori loves to stick to a simple theme when planning a celebration and that often revolves around color. For this party styling, Lori chose the fresh shades of green for the party decorations, and with the Pantone Color of the year being Greenery, this is a super easy choice. Butterflies were also introduced to add springtime joy.

10 DIY Wedding Ideas from the Springtime Berries and Shortcake Station

1. Add decorative frames around a pretty print {like this one from Sprinkled Designs} and it becomes the gorgeous backdrop for the dessert table.
2. Large scale butterflies were added around the print to a fun design element.
3. Label your food with fancy printable food tents
4. Bring the butterfly element into the food with butterfly shaped cookies topped with Sprinklefetti confetti
5. Create a fun garland with mini honeycomb balls
6. Present desserts {like cookies} on edible Easter grass
7. Add a few more sweets to the beverage table
8. A fabric garland is the perfect backdrop for the beverage station
9. Create lemon ice cubes by freezing lemon slices in a muffin tin with water
10. Dress up your bar cart with a springtime sips banner from Two Chihuahuas

Even my Festive Fetti makes an appearance on the table top scattered around as added decor. Now, head on back to Lori’s post for more inspiration and to grab her recipe for Shortcake Biscuits and Creme Fraiche.

Thank you so much for joining us today and I hope you loved seeing the amazing talent of this great group of ladies - bloggers, party stylists and handmade shop owners. I'm so honored to have been able to be a part of this fantastic blog hop event. PS: Don't forget to keep you're eye out for the giveaway launching tonight on Instagram.

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.

How to Create a DIY Coffee Bar at your Wedding Reception
Click for 14 Ways to Create a DIY Coffee Bar at your Wedding Reception | Bring Warm Comfort to your Fall and Winter Weddings with a Coffee Bar and Keurig®
Please note: This is a sponsored post for Keurig Green Mountain®

The chillier wedding months are approaching so it’s time to bring some warm comfort to your fall and winter weddings.

One of the most unique and clever ways to do this is to set-up a DIY Coffee Bar at your wedding with a Keurig® brewing system taking the center stage for warm beverages without the wait.

How about Green Mountain Coffee® Pumpkin Spice Coffee K-Cup® pods for fall weddings and maybe a Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Coffee K-Cup® pods for winter weddings?

Do you know the best part when it comes to creating your very own coffee bar at your wedding reception? You get to bring the Keurig® brewer into your new home after the big day to start each day with a fresh brewed cup of coffee. {if coffee isn’t your thing - you can also use the Keurig® to make fresh batches of hot chocolate, cider, and even tea}

Here are 14 creative ideas to bring your very own indoor DIY Coffee Bar at your Wedding Reception to life {even a perfect idea for a bridal shower} . . .

1. Don’t forget about the Keurig® K575 brewer for as the star of the DIY Coffee Bar

2. A printable “Love is Brewing” sign {download your 5x7 print here}

3. Decorative chalkboards are perfect for names of the K-Cup® pods or type of roast

4. Pretty bowls to hold the coffee K-Cup pods in

5. A large collection of coffee mugs - can be all white, a mix of color, vintage, or even an eclectic mix {the choice is yours}

6. Use crates, cake stands, etc to vary the height of the items at the coffee bar for added interest

7. Don’t forget about some sweets for pairing with the coffee {cookies, mini muffins, pastries, donuts, it’s all good}

8. Cake stands, plates and bowls to present the display of yummy treats

9. Mini plates for guests to place their sweets on or cake stands for the sweets

10. Napkins {simple or decorative} - you can even rubber stamp something cute in the corner of them

11. Drink stirrers if you choose {can even hot glue on a fancy pom pom to a wooden stirrer}

12. Consider votive candles to bring a cozy feel to the coffee bar set-up

13. Tablecloth or pretty linen to present everything on

14. A large bowl to collect all the used coffee K-cup® pods in {you certainly don’t want a trash can next to the pretty coffee bar}

This list could go on and on…from bridal showers to wedding receptions, a DIY coffee bar featuring your Keurig® brewer is a must-have this fall!

How to Create Whimsical Wedding Stationery with a Personalized Portrait Creator

With the help of Creative Market and the talents of Lisa Glanz, you can now easily create a super adorable wedding portrait of the bride and groom for your wedding stationery or even your bridesmaids for the perfect personalized gift. And, if you’re a professional - why not create a whimsical self-portrait of yourself for your social media avatars or even your site’s about page? Another fun idea is to create a fun portrait of yourself after the wedding for your wedding thank you cards and then you can include a real photo inside to surprise your recipients with.

In this Personalized Portrait Creator kit - the options are endless as there are over 120 patterns which are perfect for the portrait outfits or simply to use as a background. And then there’s even 120 floral elements to use anyway you wish.

What color hair and style will your portrait have?

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