How To Use Your Wholesale Rose Petals

Wholesale rose petals are a popular seller for weddings and special events at Whole Blossoms. Offering fresh rose petals, freeze dried rose petals and organic rose petals, you can be sure of finding the right petals for your wedding or special event at Whole Blossoms. Choose from a wide array of different colors and year round availability to complement your wedding flowers or design other wholesale flowers. Continue reading “How To Use Your Wholesale Rose Petals”

Aisle and Chair Floral Decor

Using florals such as fresh cut flowers, branches and foliage to embellish aisle ends and reception chairs is a wonderful idea that is inexpensive, simple and make for a grand statement for such little investment. Continue reading for ideas and tips on creating that perfect look for your wedding or special event.

aisle wedding flowers
Aisle Wedding Flowers

The first question becomes what flowers to use. Generally, tall stemmed flowers , branches and foliage are fitting for the arrangements. Tall, fresh cut calla lilies, for example, are a popular choice and compliment wedding bouquets made out of hand-tied calla lilies. These can be accented with greenery, hypericum berries, and tied with a silk sash to create a lovely arrangement. The good thing about using calla lilies is that they come in many different colors so finding that right shade isn’t difficult at all.

Other tall flowers and foliage that make for excellent aisle decor include snapdragons, liatris, delphinium (both belladonna and hybrid varieties), long stemmed roses, sunflowers, orchids, peonies, irises, curly willow, cherry blossom branches and many more. You might consider decorating aisle ends on the morning of your wedding to preserve the freshness of your flowers. Continue reading “Aisle and Chair Floral Decor”

How To Dry Flowers

Dry flowers
To Dry Flowers

Many of our DIY brides ask how to dry their wedding flowers once used for their wedding. For some flowers, the process is easy. For others, not so great. Here is a quick guide in drying certain popular flowers that have been most asked about.

During the Winter and Christmas season, wreaths are a popular item to use as decor in your home and in businesses. One particular wreath made out of boxwood is used commonly, though, its vase life is relatively short. To prolong the shelf life from your boxwood wreath, first, soak your wreath in a sink or tub full of water for several hours. Glycerin (one part glycerin to two parts water) should also be added along with green dye (add enough to your liking). Without the dye, the leaves will turn a golden yellow. Once soaked for a few hours, your wreath can be removed and air dried. Locating glycerin may be difficult. Try contacting a large pharmacy or arts and crafts store that contains floral supplies. Continue reading “How To Dry Flowers”

Popular Wedding Flowers in 2012

A new year is about to begin with the never ending gamut of weddings to take place in the new term. Many brides-to-be begin planning their wedding at least one year in advance which includes considerations surrounding their dress, decor, logistics, and wedding flowers among others, of course. If you have not yet decided what flowers to use for your wedding, we invite you to consider some of our top selling cut flowers from the current year. These flower varieties have been praised year over year by our DIY brides, wedding planners, and florists for their remarkable and beauty and ease in use.

Wedding Flowers Bouquet
Popular Wedding Flowers

One of the top favorites, Garden Roses, is known for its old world elegance, with complex petals and full bodied blooms. Admired by countless DIY brides, Garden Roses display delicate and classic petals that unfurl beautifully to create gorgeous centerpieces and wedding bouquets. No other garden flower offers Victorian beauty with its perfume effervescence. The garden rose is a top seller and comes in a wide range of varying shapes and colors suitable for all customers. Classic brides can choose from among multiple shades of off-white, peach, cream, and white colors; modern brides might appreciate hot pinks, greens, purple, and bright yellow shades.

The second option for brides this year is a large, magnificent flower that many brides are familiar with and which is widely cherished: peonies. Highly revered by brides and florists owing to their fluffy, silk petals and full airy blooms, peonies are the epitome of a perfect flower. This tall, robust flower can be used semi-closed or fully bloomed to achieve that fluffy look. Peony flowers, when combined with Garden Roses, will leave you and your guests breathless! You can choose white, pink, hot pink, coral, and other colorful shades to add that unique and sentimental look to wedding bouquet and floral arrangements. Continue reading “Popular Wedding Flowers in 2012”

Wedding Flower Color Trends For 2013

Bridal Wedding Flowers
Wedding Flower Colors

The New Year comes full with new and renovated trends for your wedding flowers. Make sure you consider all your floral options before making up your mind. Even if you are a classic bride who loves monochromatic themed decor, you will fall in love with the captivating color palettes for 2013. You can go with a classy flower selection and choose vibrant shades, or you can select tropical and joyful flowers and play with a wide range of colors. No matter on which side you stand, vibrant contrasts of bright colors are all in for the upcoming year. They are simply a must!

Do not feel shy if you consider yourself a classy bride. You can still add a vibrant and gorgeous touch of color using classic flowers for weddings such as roses, hydrangeas, garden roses or mini callas. These wedding flowers have always been the top selection for classic and vintage weddings due to their beautiful off-white and creamy shades. However, new varieties are now popular for their bright hot pink, green, orange, and other stunning shades. Almost every color is possible for your wedding flowers thanks to dyes and floral paint that any bride can use to give to her classic flowers a contemporary touch. Continue reading “Wedding Flower Color Trends For 2013”

Succulent Flowers: The New Bride Favorite for Wedding Bouquets

Succulent Wedding Flowers
Succulent Wedding Flowers

It is widely known among florists and wedding planners that the majority of brides choose popular traditional flowers for their wedding. Garden roses, hydrangeas, callas, and regular roses are chosen by hundreds of brides because of their classic shape and colors. Tones like cream, peach, light pink, and white are carefully chosen to accentuate wedding venues, churches, reception halls, etc. When classic flowers are not on the list, brides normally choose outdoor wedding flowers such as gerberas, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers. Nevertheless, during the past year, there has been a significant increase on the number of brides who chose succulents as their focal flower for their bridal bouquet.

A few years ago, Succulents were not widely known or were as popular as they are these days. Many individuals were unaware of their native disposition and resilence that make them an excellent option for DIY brides who know little about flowers. Given the fact that succulents grow with little hydration, they are low-maintenance and simple to care for. Their ability to adapt to almost any region and to grow in high or low areas, where rainfall is limited, make succulents an excellent floral choice for those with little time on their hands. Continue reading “Succulent Flowers: The New Bride Favorite for Wedding Bouquets”

A Day At The Flower Farm

Many of our readers and diy brides ask what it’s like to spend a day at the farm where their flowers may have been grown. Well, it varies to say the least. Here’s an inside look at how farms operate and what you might expect when spending a day at one.

Flowers at farm
Flowers At The Farm

First, realize that not all farms are created alike. You have small farms and large farms, farms that grow one flower variety and others that grow many types of flowers, and farms that are located in cold climates and others in warm, tropical environments. Farms are also scattered globally. Some of our fresh cut flowers ship farm direct to you from Thailand, New Zealand, California, Florida, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Netherlands and other exotic locations.

When it comes to growing flowers, many farms opt to grow a certain class of flowers such as orchids, or roses, or succulents, or other types of flowers. This is due in part to the climate. Not all flowers can grow in all environments. Tropical flowers, for example, must be cultivated in warm environments. Exposure to cold weather would kill orchids, anthuriums, and other tropical blooms, for example. Additionally, many farmers find it easier to focus on certain flowers due to the complexity involved with growing certain flowers. Similar to how a physician might specialize, a farmer might decide to isolate his practice to one or a few cultivars. Continue reading “A Day At The Flower Farm”

Random Thoughts Today on Wedding Flowers

A wedding is an occasion whose memories you would like to preserve for the rest of your life. Your wedding bouquet is one of those very special memories that you certainly would like to save and keep for decades to come. You might be among the brides who do not want to toss away their wedding bouquet. Here are some thoughts on how to save your bouquet.

Preserving Wedding Flower Bouquet
Preserving Wedding Flower Bouquets


A Simple Method to Dry Flowers

An easy way to save your wedding flowers is to dry up your wedding bouquet and keep it for a long long time. You can use this method as it is very easy to carry out. These are some simple tips to dry your wedding bouquet:

  • Remove any wilted or dried stems or leaves that have lost freshness during the wedding ceremony.
  • Hang the bouquet upside down in a dry and dark place for example a closet or an unused washroom.
  • Leave it for four to five days at least.
  • Spray the flowers with floral spray or if you are unable to find that simply spray unscented hairspray and leave it to dry.
  • Place the dried up bouquet in a display box with care as dry flowers tend to be extremely fragile.

Now you can keep your wedding bouquet for as long as you wish. Continue reading “Random Thoughts Today on Wedding Flowers”

6 Tips on Saving Money on Wedding Flowers

A wedding can be expensive and these days when virtually the whole world has been affected with the recession, everybody is looking to find ways to save money. It is the same for brides as most of the brides are finding creative ways to save money without compromising on quality. There is nothing which can stop you from getting the wedding according to your wishes. You just have to think a little out of the box and more imaginatively. Flowers are one of the major things in a wedding and in this article you will get some ideas which will help you to save money through wholesale wedding flowers.

wholesale wedding flowers
Wholesale Wedding Flowers

1. Plan to use wedding flowers that are readily available and in season. Although it may seem like a good idea at first, holding a wedding during February can be expensive as flower prices are very high due to Valentine’s Day. Instead, consider holding your wedding during the holiday season when most Churches are already decorated with beautiful flowers! You just have to find a church with wedding flowers of your choice

2. Before talking with your flower wholesaler, it is very helpful to have a budget in mind and figure out what exactly you require so you can be able to explain more effectively. That way they will not write a quotation using all expensive flowers and fillers for you. They can recommend things that go along with your colors and theme but are more cost effective. Continue reading “6 Tips on Saving Money on Wedding Flowers”

Tips for Floral Arrangements

Whatever event you may be organizing, don’t ever forget that flower arrangements give a classy look. Any corner will gain in importance when it is presided by flowers, even more when they’re fresh cut. The main thing is that the flowers become one with the whole decor. Floral arrangements, centerpieces, or small floral accents will allow you to add a touch of elegance and distinction to your event.

The floral tradition in North America is old and the love for flowers is ancient. Many are the times when you turn to flower arrangements. Wedding arrangements, for church ceremonies, festivals, events, baptisms, communions and anniversaries reaching even corporate meetings and parties. Continue reading “Tips for Floral Arrangements”