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What Do You Know About Hypericum?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Hypericum 101

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Are you searching for the perfect flower and getting ready for your next planned event or wedding? Sometimes there is no right or wrong flower but a matter preference as to what fits your needs or what fits your personality. The 101 series is a series of articles helping to educate everyone with the contrasts of various flowers. You may want to read the others in this series as well as many other helpful articles.

There are three things to keep in mind with Hypericum:

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  1. Hypericum berries are large clusters of deep-brown branching berries atop slender, woody stems. The berries should be large and full, with a smooth, firm appearance. The berries also come in shades of pink and peach and deep burgundy.
  2. Older Hypericum berries are wrinkled and soft to the touch. They may also change color with age.
  3. Hypericum berries are wonderful accents for fall and winter bouquets. Most berries drop from the branches when handled or with age, but Hypericum berries stay attached to the stem, making them easy to use in arrangements.

Here are some additional facts about Hypericum:

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Names: Hypericum, Hypericum Berries, St.-John’s-Wort.

Varieties: Hypericum Perforatum.

Colors: The flowers are tiny golden yellow, but this plant is mostly sold for its large, decorative clusters of berries in shades of brown, peach, pale pink and deep burgundy.

Scent: None

Freshness: The berries show good size and color, and feel firm to the touch.

Vase Life: The berries will last 7 to 10 days or longer.

Availability: All year.

Cost: Moderately priced.

Note: Hypericum or St. John’s-Wort is widely used as a natural treatment for depression and to promote well-being.

Arranging Tip: Hypericum berries are wonderful to use in arrangements, because the berries stay on stems.

Here are some varieties we have available:

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-          Assorted

-          Creamy White

-          Creamy Yellow

-          Creamy Pink

-          Pink

-          Peachy Pink

-          Green

-          Red

-          Dark Red

-          Chocolate

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What Do You Know About Hydrangeas?

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Hydrangeas 101

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Are you searching for the perfect flower and getting ready for your next planned event or wedding? Sometimes there is no right or wrong flower but a matter preference as to what fits your needs or what fits your personality. The 101 series is a series of articles helping to educate everyone with the contrasts of various flowers. You may want to read the others in this series as well as many other helpful articles.

There are four things to keep in mind with hydrangeas:

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  1. Hydrangeas are a shrub with flowers consisting of large, lush clusters of many blossoms. The three most common types are a) the large, full-headed variety, known as the mop head (the most popular; b) the disk-shaped variety with loose, graceful clusters of flowers consisting  mostly of small closed buds, known as the lace cap; and c) the cream-colored, cone-shaped hydrangea with full, elongated blossoms, known as the panicle hydrangea.
  2. A fresh hydrangea has most of the flowers in the cluster open, Except for the lace cap variety. The flower is sturdy and firm to the touch.
  3. Aged hydrangeas have some of the blossoms on the cluster wilted; the overall flower feels soft to the touch.
  4. Hydrangeas benefit from extra conditioning. Drape cold, wet cloths over the top of the blossoms after they are cut.

Here are some facts about hydrangeas:

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Names: Hydrangeas

Varieties: Hydrangea Macrophylla, which includes the mop heads and lace cap varieties, and Hydrangea Paniculata, from which the cone-shaped variety is developed. The latter is sometimes referred to as PeeGee or P.G. hydrangea (from paniculata grandiflora)

Colors: Pale to intense shades of purple, pink, white, green, and some burgundy shades. Some varieties produce two-tone colors.

Scent: None

Freshness: Most of the flowers are open and firm to the touch.

Vase Life: If conditioned properly, 5 to 7 days or longer.

Availability: Summer into early fall.

Cost: Moderately expensive.

Meaning: Perseverance.

Arranging Tip: These large blossoms are wonderful for creating a colorful base for arrangements. The flower acts as a big cushion, holding other flowers in place as you build your arrangement. Hydrangeas cut in the late summer and fall may dry naturally, holding their color and shape.

Other: Hydrangeas wilt easily when cut. They benefit from special care and conditioning for prolonged vase life. Place the ends of the stems in boiling water, being careful to protect the blossoms from the steam. Place the boiled end, approximately 1 inch, into powdered alum (available at most grocery stores). Gently tap the excess powder from the stem ends and place in deep, cool water. Drape the top of the blossoms with a cold wet cloth, keeping the cloth moist by misting frequently during the conditioning period—about four hours. This helps harden the blossoms.

Here are some varieties you may want to choose from:

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-          Natural Assorted

-          Tinted Assorted

-          Jumbo Assorted

-          White

-          Super Select White

-          Jumbo White

-          Silver White Tinted

-          Jumbo Light Blue Tinted

-          Super Select Blue

-          Jumbo Blue

-          Blue Tinted

-          Elite Shocking Blue

-          Blue Dutch

-          Natural Blue

-          Elite Lavender Blue

-          Black Tinted

-          Purple Tinted

-          Berenjena Dark Purple Tinted

-          Elite Purple

-          Dutch Lavender

-          Lavender Tinted

-          Elite Lavender

-          Jumbo Lavender Tinted

-          Popcorn

-          Antique Purple Tinted

-          Jumbo Lime-Green

-          Green Tinted

-          Antique Green

-          Mini Natural Green

-          Yellow Tinted

-          Gold Tinted

-          Salmon Tinted

-          Chocolate Tinted

-          Terracotta Tinted

-          Antique Pink

-          Natural Pink

-          Jumbo Pink

-          Silver Pink Tinted

-          Pink Tinted

-          Dutch Hot Pink

-          Hot Pink Tinted

-          Elite Raspberry

-          Burgundy Tinted

-          Red Tinted

-          Orange Tinted

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What Do You Know About Hyacinths?

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Hyacinths 101

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Are you searching for the perfect flower and getting ready for your next planned event or wedding? Sometimes there is no right or wrong flower but a matter preference as to what fits your needs or what fits your personality. The 101 series is a series of articles helping to educate everyone with the contrasts of various flowers. You may want to read the others in this series as well as many other helpful articles.

There are five things to keep in mind with hyacinths:

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  1. Grape hyacinths, also known as Muscari, are a related variety that is much smaller. They have a mild sweet fragrance.
  2. Dutch hyacinths are cone-shaped with numerous florets dense on the stem. A fresh hyacinth has most of its florets closed, with only a few openings at the base. The color is strong, the scent is sweet.
  3. Older hyacinths have most of their florets open. The color is faded and the scent is very strong.
  4. Hyacinths have a thick, fibrous base. This is the white part of the stem and should be cut off before putting the hyacinths in water. The water will then be able to penetrate the stem and reach the flowers.
  5. One hyacinth bulb forced in a glass of water: a perfect way to really appreciate this flower

Here are some facts about hyacinths:

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Names: Hyacinth or Dutch Hyacinth; Grape Hyacinth or Muscari.

Varieties: Hyacinth Orientals, available in single and double varieties. The most common grape hyacinth is the Muscari armeniacum.

Colors: available in a variety of colors—pinks, cream, white purples—but the most common are the blue shades.

Scent: Very sweet fragrance that becomes stronger with age as more of the florets open.

Freshness: Purchase or cut flowers when the florets are mostly closed.

Vase Life: 7 to 10 days or longer.

Availability: October to May

Cost: Winter—moderately expensive. Spring—moderately priced.

Meaning: Remembrance. It was common to engrave these flowers onto gravestones.

Note: Hyacinths are poisonous. Remember to wear gloves when working with them, because of their poisonous latex. When planting hyacinths, handling the bulbs may cause an itchy reaction.

Arranging Tip: This beautiful flower changes so much in its cycle that one can appreciate it best when it stands alone.

Growing Tip: Hyacinths are wonderful to grow inside in the wintertime.

Here are some varieties you might be interested in:

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-          Assorted

-          White

-          Pink

-          Blue Giant

-          Blue Violet

-          Grape Muscari

-          Lilac Lavender

-          Lavender Purple

-          Purple Plum

-          Burgundy Dark Plum

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What do You Know about Gladiolus?

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Gladiolus 101

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Are you searching for the perfect flower and getting ready for your next planned event or wedding? Sometimes there is no right or wrong flower but a matter preference as to what fits your needs or what fits your personality. The 101 series is a series of articles helping to educate everyone with the contrasts of various flowers. You may want to read the others in this series as well as many other helpful articles.

There are five things to keep in mind with gladiolus:

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  1. They are tall, dramatic flowers about two to three feet in height, covered with funnel-shaped blossoms just on one side of the stem that opens from the bottom to the top. The leaves are long and sword like in appearance. Fresh gladioli have a couple of open flowers at the base.
  2. A miniature variety, Gladiolus orchideola has smaller and fewer flowers along at a narrow stem. The blossoms are spaced farther along the stem. Miniature varieties are more supple and graceful in appearance, and are a better choice to use in mixed arrangements.
  3. An unusual type of miniature gladiolus is known as Gladiolus Tristis. It is a pale apple green and emits a sweet scent only in the evening. Tristis blooms for just a short time in the summer.
  4. Older gladioli have the bottom blossoms open, showing signs of age with dry edges, fading color and softness to the touch. When purchasing gladioli, check the bloom count to make sure the lower blooms have not been pinched away.
  5. Several gladioli arranged together can take an old-fashioned or a stark modern look. Gladioli arranged together best show the character of this flower.

Here are some facts about Gladiolus:

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Names: Gladiolus, Sword Lily.

Varieties: Larger flowering hybrid varieties and smaller or miniature varieties. The most common of these are Gladiolus Colvillei and orchideola.

Colors: Almost every color shade is available, except for true blue. Bicolored are variegated varieties are also available.

Scent: None, except for the miniature Tristis variety.

Freshness: The bottom one or two flowers are open, with five or six buds showing good color. The tip is tightly budded and does not usually develop after cutting. The bottom flowers die as the others open.

Vase Life: 10 days or longer.

Availability: Available all year, but the predominant season is summer. The miniature varieties are only available in summer and early fall.

Cost: Inexpensive

Arranging Tip: These regal flowers can add height and drama to bouquets, but the stiffness of the flower makes it somewhat difficult to blend into a combination, and the bottom open blossoms are usually shadowed by other flowers. Gladioli are best appreciated when several are massed together.

Here are some specific varieties of Gladiolus you may like:

-          Assorted

-          White

-          Yellow

-          Pink

-          Hot Pink

-          Lavender

-          Purple

-          Green

-          Orange

-          Red

If you are planning a wedding or social event, we at Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers would love to provide you with the freshest flowers available. We offer FREE SHIPPING and incredibly low prices. Please visit our website at www.wholeblossoms.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Ways to Use Flowers in Your Wedding

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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Fresh cut flowers have a history of being used in weddings since the beginning of time. I imagine the first wedding between Adam and Eve was breathtaking since it involved a garden God Himself planted. The first record of wedding flowers dates back to the ancient Greeks. They were used to adorn the brides with crowns of flourishing radiance, giving them the appearance they were a gift of nature. Bridesmaids used floral garlands, bridal bouquets and boutonnieres. Posies were also given to each guest to wear as a symbol of thanks.

Throughout time, flowers and their meaning has stayed pretty much the same in their significance. When you include them in your wedding you are celebrating the gift of nature you believe your true love to be.

Here is a list of 7 ways to make your wedding as close to the Garden of Eden and celebrate the love of your life as the gift nature has provided to your happiness:

1.       You can add flowers to your hair

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-          Decide on your favorite blooms, don’t just use them in bouquets and corsages, and be creative.

-          Combine the look you want with your wedding theme and colors.

-          A crown can complete a bride’s wedding day look.

-          Choose a bloom from your bouquet as inspiration for your hair.

-          Some good flower choices, once you decide on a hairstyle could be: white peonies, orchids, calla lilies or garden roses.

-          Add final touches of hair spray, special mists, etc, before adding the flowers. Adding chemicals after you put in your flowers may harm them.

-          Freesia crowns around a swept-up hairdo can frame your face perfectly.

2.       You can add flowers to the backs of your chairs

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-          Adding florals to your chairs is an overlooked detail.

-          With the right embellishments, you can transform a standard folding chair into a beautiful part of your wedding vision.

-          If you are having an outdoor wedding, you can even dangle crystal vases with roses next to each chair.

3.       You can add flowers to the aisles

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-          Imagine yourself walking down a heavenly road of rose petals as bouquets of flowers cheer you with fresh smiles of nature’s goodness.

-          Be creative and incorporate your favorite flowers in your dream wedding.

4.       You can create a photo backdrop with flowers

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-          Create the most heart-felt photos with a backdrop of your favorite flowers.

-          Your photo album will gather attention with a floral pattern that surrounds your favorite images.

5.       You can add flowers to your wedding cake

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-          Using fresh flowers is a lot less expensive than the gummy paste they put on top of cakes.

-          Our flowers would be great to use because they use natural plant treatment that is safe for the environment and for your cakes.

-          Baby’s breath would look dazzling as is swirls from the top to the bottom of your cake and around your cake table.

-          Roses are also an excellent choice if snipped very close to the end.

6.       Use flowers to surround a seating chart

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-          Seating charts are very helpful when you have a large group of people coming and need to strategically place everyone.

-          Perhaps you can use the same flowers as your photo backdrop and chair florals.

7.       Use flowers to decorate place settings

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-          Sophisticated place settings is the dramatic pause before a gourmet feast, sure to beautify any wedding table

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4 Ideas To Add Floral Decor To Your Entryways

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

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Not only does this article contain ideas for weddings and events, it also gives some fresh ideas on how to decorate your homes or gathering places for the fall season and upcoming Christmas season.

Your site may have one main entrance doorway, or, as in the case of an estate home or your own home, it may have many doors. Each door presents an opportunity for a floral décor touch. For under $5 each you can create an accent for each door, welcoming guests as they move throughout the location and again showing that you paid mind to the tiniest of details and took advantage of every stylish opportunity to add multifaceted floral effects to your reception location.

Doors have long been a symbolic part of wedding lore and tradition. The groom carries the bride over the threshold. The bride and groom are introduced for the first time as husband and wife when they walk through a door into their reception room. Culturally, doors also hold symbolism, such as the Dutch practice of painting the doorway of the bride’s house green so that she may enter into a prosperous marriage.

At your reception location, you can add symbolism to floral door décor by using birth-month flowers or referring to the language of flowers for bloom meanings. But the largest concern for most brides and grooms is purely decorative. This is where you get to design an added floral touch like a master painter’s final flourishes on a portrait.

Wreaths

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-          A simple wreath hanging on the door works for every season and every formality of wedding.

-          Create spring wreaths containing pastel-colored tulips and hydrangeas.

-          Create informal summer wreaths made of Gerber daisies, wildflowers, or bright roses.

-          Use plenty of florals and berries to give wreaths more texture.

-          Match the fabric of wreath bows to the color type of fabric your bridesmaids are wearing.

Doorknob Décor

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-          Hang a floral pomander on each doorknob. Use these tiny, four-to five-inch rounds of tiny flower balls to add a dash of color to doorknobs.

-          Choose color-coordinated ribbon to affix pomanders to doorknobs.

-          Another attachment option is to use a fabric braid, such as a pink silk braid, that you can buy ready-made at a craft or fabric store.

-          For luck, use the fen shui rule of a red or gold cord to attach the pomander to the doorknob.

Over-Door Arches

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-          You’ve seen those beautiful half-circle windows shown in Architectural Digest and other home-décor magazines, so create the same arched effect with flowers above every door.

-          Ask the site manager how arches may be affixed to on-site doorways.

-          Arches can be made purely from garland and greenery.

-          If arches are not possible on your doors, take the next best step by lining the top of each door frame with a length of floral garland.

Doorway Accents

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-          Set potted flowers on either side of a doorway entrance.

-          If a mailbox sits next to a doorway, use that as a makeshift planter and fill it with color-coordinated blooms and greenery.

-          If a mailbox sits next to a doorway, use that as a makeshift planter and fill it with color-coordinated blooms and greenery.

-          At a home wedding, get rid of any deck or lawn décor such as flamingos or garden gnomes to make way for floral décor.

-          If you think wind chimes bring good luck, hang a floral-themed wind chime near a door.

If you are planning a wedding or social event, we at Whole Blossoms Wholesale Flowers would love to provide you with the freshest flowers available. We offer FREE SHIPPING and incredibly low prices. Please visit our website at www.wholeblossoms.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing the Right Flower during the fall

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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 The fall season is now upon us and you have probably heard all about using in-season flowers for your bouquets, centerpieces, and other décor, since their availability means fresher delivery of fresh cut blooms, and a wider variety of color variegations. During this time of the year certain flowers are much lower in price.

It’s always good to focus on in-season flowers to ensure your odds of getting the best and most beautiful selection and avoiding any weather fiasco that could potentially ruin a crop and prevent your shipment (or make it triple the price!).

The following is a list of flowers recommended for the fall. As you explore this list, you may be inspired by mention of a flower you never thought to bring into your décor plans, and your groom too may discover a flower type that would be perfect for his own boutonniere or as a gift for honored women on his side of the family.

You may want to consider the following:

Allium

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Aster

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Alstroemerias

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Amaranthus

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Anemone

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Chrysanthemum

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Dahlia

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Freesia

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Gerber Daisy

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Gladiolus

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Hypericum Berry

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Iris

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Lily

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Orchid

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Rose

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Star of Bethlehem

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Sunflower

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Creating the Perfect Sweetheart Table for the Bride and Groom

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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When you forgo the big, long table that has traditionally served as seating for the bride, groom, and entire bridal party and instead have just one small table for you and your groom alone, this is called the “sweetheart table.” This seating arrangement has become a trend for several reasons: A small round table for two is easily set up right at the front of the dance floor, and room for a schematic-busting long table for sixteen people is no longer needed. What’s more, a sweetheart table gives the bride and groom a few minutes alone to eat in peace and share some undisturbed conversation time. When the bride and groom are seated at their table, guests don’t usually approach.

This means you have a spotlight table all to yourselves, and it invites your choice of special floral décor. After all, your table at the front of the dance floor is in full view of all of your guests. Often, the wedding cake is placed right next to or behind it, which means lots of pictures will capture the beauty of your table décor.

Below are some ideas for either using the same centerpiece design you’re using at each guest table or for doing something a little different and to set your table apart.

The sweetheart table is functional as well as fashionable. Your guests must be able to see you, and must be able to see what’s going on in the room. It’s silly to hide behind a gigantic table centerpiece when you’re the only ones at the table. So think low set and design floral accents for the front of your table, since that is in guests’ eye line as well.

Low-Set Centerpieces

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-          Design a smaller version of the guest table centerpieces, such as four low-set roses instead of twelve.

-          Set out three to four small glass vases in a row across the front edge of the table and fill them with single flowers, such as gardenias, peonies, roses, ranunculus, or other wide blooms.

-          Use small, round vases, fill them with water, and set a single floating flower in each.

-          Add some sparkle to low set centerpieces by adding crystal-studded wire stick-ins or theme adornments.

Your Bouquet

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-          Save over $100 by simply placing your bridal bouquet front and center on the table as your centerpiece.

-          Using your own bouquet on the sweetheart table can set your tabletop décor apart from guest tables’ pastel or bright décor.

-          Lay the centerpiece flat on the table for a natural look; with a ribbon-wrapped handle, you won’t be able to stand it upright in a vase full of water.

All the Bouquets

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-          Give your bridesmaids a place to put their bouquets by having them set them in a line on top of your sweetheart table.

-          Six to eight bouquets usually form a complete, uninterrupted line across most sweetheart tables.

-          Flower girls’ and moms’ nosegays can be placed at both ends of your bouquet lineup centerpiece for the perfect height and color blend.

-          If you have a small table, set your bouquet on top and surround it with a bridesmaid bouquet on each side

Color Schemes

-          You can match your sweetheart table florals to your bouquet colors.

-          If you chose to carry a colored bouquet, and have color in your guest table centerpieces, choose all-white florals for this table.

-          If you have an all-pastel color scheme, set your table apart by using florals a few shades brighter than the centerpiece and décor flowers.

-          Use all-white table florals, plus your monogram spelled out in pastel or bright flowers on the front of your table.

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Choosing a Monochromatic Bridal Bouquet

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

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A monochromatic flower depends on the uniformity of the blooms in the piece, and special care needs to be taken—especially with round bouquets—to evenly space the flowers when the bridal bouquet is packed with fresh cut roses, for instance. With a singular color scheme, there’s no room for error, and balanced is achieved with perfect choices in matching hues, flower size, and spacing.

Texture is achieved with greenery and filler, and some flowers with ruffled edges may provide the entire accent needed in a bouquet of this design.

Monochromatic bouquets are ideal for both formal and informal weddings, both indoor and outdoor, and the personalization comes in the color chosen for this floral spotlight.

Many different flowers are ideal for the monochromatic bouquet, including roses, ranunculus, gardenias, and stephanotis on the formal end, and Gerber daisies, tulips, hydrangeas, and peonies on the lighter, less-formal end.

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Single-color bouquets may be white, pastel, or bright. Red and pink are the top choices after classic bridal white and bright orange and cranberry top the list for fall weddings. In spring, lavender and light orange are the front-runners. For destination or beach weddings, bright carols lead the way.

Monochromatic bouquets often need a greater number of flowers, as the uniformity of hue doesn’t give the depth and illusion of lushness, afforded by a bouquet of multicolored blooms. So expect to order up to two dozen more flowers to pack your bouquet well.

The colors don’t have to match exactly. Mixing shades that are close, such as red and cranberry, still creates a monochromatic look.

Monochromatic White Bouquets

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-          For a small bouquet, two dozen fresh cut white flowers are ideal. In a smaller-size bouquet, a single type of flower, such as garden roses, is ideal.

-          For a medium-size bouquet, choose three dozen white flowers.

-          A medium to large monochromatic bouquet has room for multiple varieties of flowers such as roses, callas, lilies, gardenias, and stephanotis.

-          Add a touch of color to an all-white bouquet with a pastel of bright ribbon. This adds a pretty color contrast in person and in photos.

Monochromatic Pink Bouquets

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-          For a formal bouquet, choose several dozen fresh cut pink roses in a tightly clustered gathering of identical blooms.

-          For an informal bouquet, consider a hand-wrapped bunch of pink tulips or an array along with wildflowers.

-          Another informal monochromatic bouquet is one made with a dozen hot pink Gerber daisies or bright pink ranunculus.

-          Even if shades of pink range from pale to brighter, this still counts as a monochromatic bouquet.

Monochromatic Red Bouquets

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-          With vivid red shades, just a dozen blooms are sufficient to make a visual impact.

-          Choose you shade of red based on the season. Brights are perfect for summer, and crimsons or burgundies are perfect for fall and winter.

-          Your skin tone determines the tone of red that works for you. Paler brides are complimented by lipstick red, and darker or olive-skinned brides carry cranberry red best.

-          Add dimension with smaller and larger red flowers.

Monochromatic Purple Bouquets

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-          Pale lilac bouquets are ideal for spring and summer.

-          Darker jewel-toned purple bouquets come to us from the hot colors of fashion runways. So when vogue says purple is in, it’s also in for weddings.

-          Paler lilac bouquets benefit from the placement of a contrast color, such as tiny darker purple flowers or tiny white flowers.

-          In larger monochromatic purple bouquets, add dimension with subtle color contrasts of ruffled edge flowers for texture, petals with a thin petal edge hue.

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The Popular Trend of Having All-White Bouquets

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

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Many brides know the color of their bouquets before they even decide on a shape, style, size, or the flowers that will be included. They have always been the dream of all-white bridal bouquet, just bursting with silky white flower petals, round white rose heads, tiny dots of lily of the valley, and exotic stars of stephanotis. Just the thought of it takes their breath away.

If you’re locked on the idea of the all-white bridal bouquet, you might consider yourself a traditional bride, but you can also be a very modern bride, filling that all-white palette with some unexpected flowers—going beyond the classic bridal flowers of roses and gardenias.

Many brides say they started off with an all-white bouquet as a way to pay homage to mothers and grandmothers who also carried all-white bouquets on their wedding days, but then being a modern bride, they took that palette and elevated it to a new level with some quirky or creative style decisions.

It is not true that an all-white bouquet will automatically cost you more money. The price you pay depends on many factors: the types of flowers you select, whether or not they’re in-season or important, the design and style of your bouquet, and the size of your bouquet. True, you may need more white flowers to make a visual impact in any floral piece, but that doesn’t always add up to a bigger drain on your wallet.

Another aspect of the all-white bouquet is that it might allow you to use the white version of your birth-month flower, or the birth month flower of your wedding day, in order to convey a particular message from language of flowers through your budget.

All White Roses Bouquet

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-          The all-white bouquet made only of roses is the number one bouquet style today

-          For the most uniform and traditional look, choose roses that are all the same size

-          Roses may be tightly packed with little else showing between each rose head placement, or they may be spread out within the round

-          Shades of white vary, with some flowers appearing crisp white and others looking more beige. Specify to your designer that all whites be monochromatic

All White Stephanotis Bouquet

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-          Stephanotis is a traditional bridal flower, imported and thus a bit more expensive than other traditional wedding blooms

-          The all-stephanotis bouquet tightly packed with dozens and dozens of tiny star-shaped flowers

-          If money is an object, you’re best off using stephanotis as an accent flower, perhaps as a textural accent to a rose bouquet

-          Stephanotis is known as a fragile flower. Oils from your fingers will brown the petals more quickly, so handle with care

All White Large and Small Flowers

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-          Mixing large and small flowers is a top way to build a more lush and impressive bouquet on a budget

-          The differences in flower sizes give the impression of more variety and greater number of flowers than are actually there

-          Include among your choices calla lilies, dendrobium orchids, roses, ranunculus, peonies, tulips, and then smaller “dot” flowers such as Bells of Ireland, lilies of the valley, and other tiny blooms

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