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NEW Garden Roses

Oct
2014
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Blooms by the Box is now offering a bigger and better selection of garden roses! We can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are about this! There are few things in the flower world that are better than a garden rose. Garden roses are one of the most popular wedding flowers in the industry, along side of the fabulous peony (garden roses are available all year which gives them an advantage).  The round shape and fluffy texture of the garden rose lends itself to rustic, vintage, romantic, and classic designs. It’s wide spread versatility and undeniable beauty make it the best flower to provide the “wow” factor at weddings and events.

The garden roses Juliet Peach, Miranda Pink, and Patience White come in 10 stem bunches. All of the other varieties come in bunches of 12 stems.
The vase life of these beautiful flowers is pretty short. Depending upon environmental conditions, the optimal vase life can range from 2-4 days. But let them hydrate over night and they will be bloomed, fluffy, and gorgeous for your arrangements!

Click on the product photos below to find out more about each of these different varieties of garden roses!

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How amazing are these blooms?! Also check out our Pinterest to find inspiration on how and where to use garden roses. Below is one of our newest boards for garden rose arrangements including bouquets, large centerpieces, bud vases, corsages, cake toppers, boutonnieres, accessories, and more!

Follow BloomsByTheBox.com’s board Garden Roses on Pinterest.

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Flower Backdrop

Oct
2014
10

posted by on Arrangement Ideas, DIY, Step by Step DIY Flower Tutorials

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We are LOVING the flower backdrop trend! If you haven’t seen any flower backdrop photos all over the wedding blogs or Pinterest, this is the place to be.

These flower backdrops are the perfect DIY budget wedding project. Using different types of flowers, different colors, and different locations can make this look suitable for any wedding theme. Keep scrolling to see some of the coolest flower backdrops we have found so far, as well as a tutorial from A Practical Wedding!

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How bold and beautiful is this?! The strung big bright gerbera daisies are perfect for the colorful boho theme. A floral backdrop is perfect for a bright wedding color scheme like this or even a party! Blue, pink, or yellow daises could be strung and hung up to add that extra pop at a baby shower.
See the full shoot on Wedding Chicks.

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There are hanging flowers all over this wedding! There are beautifully attached stems of roses, astillbe, and greenery on the entrance curtains! There are also rose heads strung and hanging down in various locations. AND we cant forget about the beautiful stems hanging on a T-stand on the table! Amazing! The flowers used and location of these backdrops give a really romantic garden feel. The roses look perfect in the background of the photos. And check out how the hanging candles next to the flower backdrop add amazing ambiance to this beautiful wedding.
See the full wedding on Ruffled.

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Hanging hydrangeas?! How clever! This flower backdrop just uses white hydrangeas and carnations hung with twine and attached to a tree. This look perfect encompasses the rustic romantic outdoor theme.
See the full elopement on Ruffled.

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Those peach carnations… wow! There are only 10-20 heads on each strand. With 15 strands you only need about 200 peach carnations! That comes to less than $200. Add 4 bunches of pink larkspur to create the additional hanging stem arch and you are at about $300 to create the exact same look! The peach flower backdrop gives another very romantic feel, use orange or yellow and create a vibrant feel, or white to get a softer look.
See the full shoot on Ruffled.

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Another awesome flower backdrop with carnations! Can you see how a change/mix of colors creates a totally different look and feel? These carnations are such a warm blend of colors that contrast the blue in the rest of the wedding. The same technique used for stringing the carnations can also be used to make leis, like what the bride and groom are wearing!
See the full wedding on Style Me Pretty.

Now check out how easy it is to make these flower backdrops!

How To: Carnation Backdrop

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This tutorial on A Practical Wedding will take you through the process step by step. All you need is carnations, fishing line, a big embroidery needle, scissors, and something to hang the strands on (they use a wedding arch). You won’t believe how simple (and cheap!) this is until you check it out. Use our inspiration and customize this DIY project to whatever theme you are going for.

 

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We cannot express how exciting it is to partner with the most talented photographer’s, stylists, designers, and vendors to create beautiful bridal session styled shoots like this! We greatly esteem stylist Mandy Forlenza Sticos in her ability to pull together the most beautiful bridal inspiration in the wedding market. Kate Ignatowski has become another very esteemed and highly published wedding photographer, I mean you see her photos all over the wedding industry!

This specific styled shoot got published on Style Me Pretty so make sure to go take a look at more fabulous-ness!

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In this shoot the flowers feature include red peonies, light pink ohara garden roses, red astilbe, hypericum, red hanging amaranthus, and silver dollar eucalyptus.

The cutest part of this inspired shoot is that the model is a real bride! Kate Ignatowski decided to have one of her real life brides dress up and be the model for this shoot! Can you imagine?! How much fun is that?! Just some more proof that these vendors are more than just talented, they are good people. If you are looking for vendors for your wedding we highly recommend any of the below vendors, they are truly the best.

Photography: Kate Ignatowski | Styling: Mandy Forlenza Sticos | Flowers: Blooms By The Box | Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo | Makeup Artist: Anny Chow | Calligraphy: Fleur De Letters | Hair Styling: Andy Tseng | Veil: Sara Gabriel | Venue: Park

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If you have yet to see pictures from Emily Maynard and Tyler Johnson’s wedding, you need to click this link so fast and check it out! The full wedding feature on Style Me Pretty gives all the gorgeous details of this amazing wedding.

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Aside from the beautiful bride and groom and their intimate ceremony that left us in tears, we are also drooling over the color scheme and floral arrangements.

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Emily Maynard’s wedding flowers perfectly depicted a blush pink and ivory wedding color scheme. The touches of bronze/gold throughout Tyler Johnson’s family farm only added to the beautiful theme.

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Here is the flower break down:

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This gorgeous bouquet appears to just use white peonies. The peonies really speak for themselves, leaving no reason to add extra flowers, filler, or greens. The ones in the photo are really bloomed, giving a fluffy and full texture.

To make this bouquet yourself you would need:

1 bunch Peony White

Floral tape

White Satin ribbon

Corsage pins

It truly is an easy process to make a DIY wedding bouquet. For a simple, yet stunning, bouquet like this, it is just a matter of arranging the peonies together and wrapping the stems.

Use this link to our blog post on How to Make a DIY Peony Bouquet.

 

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These are the perfect blush pink and ivory centerpieces.  The shorter vases make them ideal for table arrangements and their elegance is undeniable.

To make a similar centerpiece you would need:

Large White Hydrangea

Peony Light Pink

Rose Eskimo White 40cm

Spray Rose White

Greenery (Try Seeded Eucalyptus)

Vases

Making this centerpiece would just be a matter of pruning the stems of your flowers to a desired length for your vase. If your vases are not clear, use floral foam. Check out this centerpiece tutorial on how to do so.

Other flower arrangements
Using the same technique as the above centerpieces, but different flowers and vases, will give you arrangements similar to these two.

Flowers in both of these arrangements include: pink peonies, white peonies, garden roses, and standard roses.

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Be sure to check out the rest of Emily Maynard’s wedding flowers and all the other details of this dreamy wedding here!

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Let us know when you pick up your jaw off the floor.

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We love working with stylists, designers, and photographers to provide flowers for the styled inspiration shoots. Bridal shower flower inspiration is not hard to come by, but the right look for you is. It is very important for brides to get inspiration and to find ideas from a vision that is put into reality.  Recently we collaborated with Mandy Forlenza Sticos of Little Vintage Rentals on a modern tea party inspired bridal shower.  If you are looking for vintage furniture and rentals for your upcoming wedding or event in the NY tri-state area you HAVE to check them out. The photographer, Fiona Medler,  is truly incredible. Go to her website and look at her work, you won’t regret it!

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We are so excited to show you this beautiful bridal shower flower inspiration. If you would like to replicate this look you should order the following wholesale flowers from BloomsByTheBox: Rose Esperance 60cm, mini calla lily pink, white lisianthus, lemon papoose, and variegated pittosporum!

And don’t forget to check out the WHOLE album of Wedding Chicks!

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So you’re skeptical about ordering your DIY flowers online?  You’re not alone!  Since we began shipping wholesale flowers and supplies nearly a decade ago, we have fielded questions from all over the world about ordering, shipping and caring for fresh cut flowers.  We’ve put together the top 5 doubts about ordering wholesale flowers online to show you how our practiced and proven order and shipping process makes BloomsByTheBox.com the most worry-free, budget-friendly way to get your fresh DIY flowers delivered right to your door!

1. I think the flowers will get smashed or damaged during shipment.
I don’t see how flowers can survive out of water! What if the weather is really hot or too cold?

It certainly makes sense to have doubts about shipping something as delicate as fresh cut flowers. The Blooms warehouse crew has an established formula for packing each box with extreme care:  The bunches of flowers, fillers, and greens are carefully placed on top of a foam liner, which sits inside a bubble-wrapped aluminum sleeve. Once sealed, the aluminum sleeve will fully enclose the flowers to keep them from shifting within the box. Ice packs are inserted inside the aluminum sleeve so the flowers do not overheat during transit. Flowers that have a difficult time out of water are packed with water bags at the bottom of their stems. We choose the appropriate size box for the number of flowers being shipped so they are not over-packed (which would mean squished flowers), or not packed enough (which would let them bounce around during shipment.)

Your flowers are packed so that they are securely wrapped in the box in a cool, sealed lining that enables them to travel overnight safely. All flower orders are shipped overnight late in the day on your requested ship date to ensure that your fresh flowers spend the least amount of time in transit. Yes, we pay attention to the weather too! If the weather is hot we upgrade all shipments to arrive for morning delivery. And if it’s really cold, we leave out those ice packs to make sure there are no freeze burns on your flowers.

We take pride in our company and our unique packaging capabilities. Each and every one of our flower packers is professionally trained and truly cares about the successful arrival of the beautiful flowers they work with on a daily basis. We stand by our product and have a very generous refund or reship policy because we are so confident in our shipping process.

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2. I don’t know when the flowers should arrive.
When should the ship date be? How long will it take for the flowers to get here? When will they actually be delivered?

Some people completely rule out ordering wholesale flowers online because they think it’s just too complicated to get the flowers with such a sensitive timing window associated with weddings and special events. But it really is simple:   First, we recommend placing your order 2-3 weeks prior to the event, but you can place an order before 2pm Monday-Friday for same day shipping with delivery the next day. The ship date is the day the order ships out, and we recommend a ship date of 3 days before the event.  All flower orders are shipped Next Day, meaning they will arrive the day after the ship date.  Once the order has been shipped, you will be provided with a tracking number where you can check the location and status of your shipment. For example, for a Saturday wedding we recommend selecting a ship date of Wednesday, which means the flowers will arrive on Thursday. Once the delivery arrives, cut the flowers and place them in water. Let them hydrate overnight and then you can arrange on Friday!

3. I have no idea what kind of flowers to order, or how many, and I have no idea how to arrange them.

You may not be a professional, but that’s just fine – we are, and we’re here to help!  We have made DIY flowers easy for you. Check out the resources we have provided for you to answer all these questions. Our DIY Flowers 101 has lessons on how to prep, care for, transport, balance, and arrange the flowers. It also includes our useful Bouquet and Arrangement Flower Quantity table, which gives the number of stems you will need for various sized centerpieces, bouquets, mason jars, corsages, and boutonnieres. When it comes to arranging the flowers, our YouTube channel, Pinterest, and website have thousands of tutorials to give you step-by-step DIY flowers assistance. You can also contact us for a free consultation with your inspiration and we will make sure you get the flowers you want in the correct quantities. We can give you quotes, help you find the most cost effective flower options, tell you what flowers are in a bouquet you like, let you know how many bunches you will need to complete your arrangements, and answer any other questions you have!

4. I can’t buy wholesale flowers online without a resale license.

That doesn’t matter to us! All products on our site are available for delivery to anyone in the continental United States, with or without a license. That’s right, any member of the public can order wholesale flowers at BloomsByTheBox.com!

5. I’ll have to buy a lot more flowers than I need.

People hear “wholesale” and immediately think “large quantities”. Most online wholesale flower companies offer their product in full box quantities, which often forces you to purchase at least 100 stems of the same flower. At Blooms by the Box, we offer our flowers, fillers, and greenery by the bunch or even by the stem. Bunches typically include 5-10 stems, depending on the variety, and most products include price breaks for multiple bunches. You can get a lot more flower variety and order the perfect quantities for your specific needs while still getting the right prices.

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So, you can see, ordering wholesale flowers isn’t so scary after all! In fact, it’s a great way to have your dream wedding or event flowers while you stick to your budget!  In fact, many, many of our customers rave about the fun they have spending time with family and friends creating the bouquets and arrangements together.

If you still have doubts about ordering wholesale flowers online, call us!  Our Blooms staff can walk you through every aspect of planning, ordering and preparing your fresh cut wholesale flowers today!

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    Maya

    Beautiful Box – it was just awesome.. I wish I could get such boxes by ordering from some where in India.

    sam martin

    your blog is really nice…..Flowers say you care. Flowers speak the language of the heart. Flowers are the best mode of communicating that love exists.

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