5 Fun Ways to Recycle Your Wedding Flowers and Floral Supplies

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It’s undeniable that fresh flowers—filling your ceremony and reception room with the scent of a newly picked garden—can completely transform an event space. But the moments after the reception are often some of the trickiest to coordinate, and so an abundance of DIY flowers and decorations have the potential to create additional hurdles. Considering a…

Herbs: A Twist on Greenery

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You might be wondering how herbs could possibly be used as wedding flowers, but it is definitely possible and incredibly beautiful! Not only is this look gorgeous and simple, it is easier on the wallet than a larger flower order and has truly unlimited potential. Herbs will also add a lovely scent to your wedding…

5 Things To Do Before Meeting with Wedding Vendors!

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You’re newly engaged (congratulations!), excited and probably eager to get the ball rolling. It’s important to enjoy the wedding planning process, including meeting and booking your wedding vendors! So, in order to make the planning process a little easier, I listed 5 tips every bride-to-be should do before meeting with vendors. I hope this helps! Do…

Carnation Comeback!

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I have a confession to make: I used to be one of those people who wasn’t a huge fan of carnations. When I attended Brigham Young University-Idaho, I was given carnations to learn the basics of designing. We got to practice with them A LOT, but once we moved on to, what I thought, were more fun…

Tropical Trend: Monstera Leaves

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Greenery has been very popular this year, especially tropical greenery! Today, I am highlighting one of the many tropical greens we offer, Monstera Leaves! Monstera comes from the latin word for, “monstrous,” which fits perfectly considering these leaves can get pretty large! Our Monstera comes in a green glossy color and has natural holes throughout its laterals.…

My Tour of the Sun Valley Floral Farm

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Early-morning sunlight glistens down from a high canopy of giant redwoods; the ocean thrashes with a pleasant sort of discord, crashing powerfully against the rocky shoreline. The green is uncomparable. Moss covers nearly the entire road, and where it’s not green, wildflowers, deeply purple and shockingly yellow, emerge from beds of red needles along the…

Tall Extravagant Centerpieces Inspiration

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With wedding season fast approaching, you may be looking for flower inspiration! A popular trend I have noticed is tall, extravagant centerpieces using eiffel tower or pilsner vases. There are so many wonderful design options with tall arrangements that it is easy to achieve the look you want, no matter your theme! From wild garden…

Trend Alert: Greenery!

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Earlier this year, Pantone released the color of the year, which they described as a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade. Since then, we have noticed brides ordering far more actual greenery than before. Perhaps you love the greenery look but aren’t sure what to do or what type to use? It can be intimidating for some…

Blush, Lavender and Gold Military Wedding

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With the groom’s deployment quickly approaching, a group of wedding vendors (including FiftyFlowers) teamed up to help this deserving military couple, Aaliyah and Shane. What better way to thank them for their service than by joining forces to give them the wedding of their dreams?! There are no words to describe how beautiful their wedding turned…

Beauty and The Beast-Inspired Ideas!

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Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and The Beast was highly anticipated and with good reason! It’s a “tale as old as time” with a happily ever after, so it comes as no surprise that brides are taking inspiration from this classic film. There are so many ways to incorporate its elements into your wedding day! Its rich colors, vintage books,…

Easy Easter Centerpieces you can DIY in Minutes!

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Easter is just a week and a half away, but don’t worry, there’s still time to create cute centerpieces with fresh flowers from FiftyFlowers.com! These adorable centerpieces were all found on Pinterest and they are so easy to create! All you need is two vases, one that will fit inside the other one with room…

Top 5 Mother’s Day Arrangements

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With Mother’s Day a little over a month away (May 14th), now is the time to start thinking about gift ideas! Our website offers so many beautiful ready-to-go arrangements. You simply can’t go wrong with gifting flowers to someone you love! We have a variety of bulk flowers and prearranged bouquets to chose from. So, I decided to…

Wedding Planners – The Breakdown

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Congratulations on your engagement! Wedding planning can be stressful no matter how prepared you are and some of us need all the help we can get. There are several different types of wedding planners available, for example, full-service wedding planner, month-of planner, wedding weekend coordinator, day-of coordinator and more! Today, we’re going over a full-service wedding…

Vintage Garden Bouquet Breakdown

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We are breaking down this oh-so popular bridesmaid bouquet we’ve ran into over and over again on Pinterest. Most of us are probably guilty of pinning this photo on our wedding board. (I know I am!) This color palette is a mix of cool and warm tones, which compliment each other very well. It features…

2017 Wedding Trend: Balloons

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An up and coming trend this year I have noticed are balloons and no, I am not talking about the pear-shaped balloons that are commonly used in birthday parties. I am talking about large and perfectly round balloons! This balloon trend first started with the mylar balloons (also known as letter balloons), which I’m sure…

Meaningful Table Number Ideas

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We all know table numbers are used to help guests find their seats, but even the practical things can be personalized on your wedding day! Focusing on the small details, such as table numbers, can make the biggest difference in your wedding decor. I recently worked on a wedding that was full of glam and beautiful…

DIY Moss Eggs Tutorial

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Continuing with our Easter inspiration, I wanted to share this super cool egg-covered moss centerpiece from Martha Stewart. I love the mixture of shapes and texture! The hues of pink from the Quince Blossoms pair nicely with the vibrant green eggs and help brighten up the earthy tones. Such a great idea! For this DIY project, preserved sheet moss was used to…

Easter Inspired Centerpieces

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On the hunt for some Easter decor inspiration? Well, I’ve got you covered! With Easter quickly approaching, I wanted to share simple Easter inspired arrangements that can not only be used as centerpieces but also as a thoughtful gift to a friend or family member! {Sources: Trio of Daffodils in bird nests, Daffodil and Moss centerpieces}…

{Guest Post} Top 10 Tips for Simplifying Your Elopement

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Drum roll please…..so you’ve decided to elope!  Congratulations!  There is so much to do!  Where to begin?  A few helpful lists will help you break it down into a manageable job.  Let us help.  Here’s our top 10 list of things to think about when eloping for your big day:  Location, Location, Location No matter…

What’s the Average Wedding Cost?

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The Knot conducted their annual couples survey (The Knot Real Weddings Survey) and recently released their 2016 results. More than 13,000 couples who said “I do” last year participated in this survey. According to The Knot, the national average wedding cost is… (drumroll, please!) $35,329. And if you’re curious, the average wedding cost in 2015 was $32,641 (yikes!). What’s your state’s…

The Win your Wedding Flowers Photo Contest is Back!

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We are excited to announce, we’ve brought back our most popular contest, the Win your Wedding Flowers Photo Contest! The prizes are bigger than ever and everyone who enters will get a 5% OFF discount code to use on their order at FiftyFlowers.com, making everyone an instant winner! Check out these prizes tho… Head to…

10 Beautiful Flower Crown Inspiration Photos

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Flower crowns have become quite popular over the past few years and I don’t foresee that changing anytime soon! No matter the theme or season, a flower crown can be the perfect statement piece. They look great with an elegant updo or with effortless, beach-y waves! While searching for inspiration, I came across the cutest flower crowns…

Black and Gold Accents

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Trying to decide on a color palette is probably one of the hardest things to do! I’ve recently noticed a black and gold accent trend and I am obsessing over it! Black is chic and sophisticated, so I am not surprised it is making a comeback! With Spring finally here, you can always soften the look by…

Burgundy and Peach Bouquet Breakdown

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It’s Bouquet Breakdown time! This photo was sent to us by a customer and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to break it down. The bridal bouquet below is features luscious greenery, bold colors and amazing texture! Ornamental Artichoke is so unique and can spice up any simple arrangement. It represents love and hope, which makes it…

National Proposal Day 2017

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March 20th is National Proposal Day…and it’s looming! We always love to hear about the amazing proposal stories and are often first in line to admire the ring. But we rarely see the process behind the proposal. What goes in to picking the perfect ring? Entrusting our partners to pick out that perfect engagement ring…

{Video} Moss Madness

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  Searching for an easy way to achieve a lush, forest-inspired look for your woodland wedding? Well then look no further! All varieties of Moss are super user-friendly and are ready to go right out of the box, both of which make it an ideal choice for DIYers. Create a simple table runner by laying pieces of Sheet…

How Much Moss Do I Need?

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There is no doubt that we’re currently obsessing over the trendy usage of Moss! Can you blame us? Moss is a naturally beautiful product that is easy to handle and requires little care. One of the most common questions we’re asked is, “how much will this cover?” Ask yourself first, how what type of coverage do I…

Moss Decor Inspiration

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Planning a summer wedding, but looking for a way to beat the heat? Then a Woodland Wedding might be just the right fit! There are few ceremony locations more beautiful than a lush wooded clearing with beams of sunlight poking through. Another benefit of choosing this theme during hotter seasons is that a lot of…

Flower Spotlight: Hyacinth

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We wanted to take a moment to highlight a flower that is not only beautiful in gardens but also beautiful in bridal arrangements! For incredible texture and color Hyacinth is the perfect Spring Flower. Although their stem length is not very long (on average around 10 inches long–bloom included), they can be easily incorporated into…

Get to Know Your Flower Types

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Before diving into the flowers you will need to make your wedding bouquet consider this: what type of bouquet shape do you want? If you’re are not sure check out our Flower Bouquet Shapes and Styles blog post for inspiration. After you decide on the look and style, you can then focus on the types…

Featured FiftyFlowers Review: A (Somewhat Winter) Wedding In Austin

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“A (Somewhat Winter) Wedding In Austin” Floral Design By: Sallie (sister of the bride and Maid of Honor)         Location: Austin, TX         Date: December 16th, 2016 Wholesale flowers ordered: Natural Blue Thistle (50 stems), Red Ranunculus (100 stems), Burgundy Berry Dahlias (75 stems), Tropical Protea (20 stems), White Peonies for December (50 stems), Privett Berries (5…

{Guest Post} Make Your Own Potpourri at Home

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Nothing feels better than coming home after a long day at work and be greeted with a lovely scent. If your scent also looks appealing and adds to your home’s décor, then you are in for a treat. One of the best ways of adding this beautiful touch to your home is with flowers. But…

Floral Table Runner with the Wedding Chicks

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We recently provided flowers for a DIY table runner that the Wedding Chicks were putting together for their first ever Facebook Live video, and wanted to share the beautiful results! They were going for an ombre color scheme with bold pink, orange, and red fading to an ivory/white hue, so to achieve this we sent…

{Guest Post} Floral Spring Wedding Trends 2017

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    With sweet-smelling flowers and sunnier days, spring will eternally remain the ultimate season for weddings. For the floral obsessed, spring is the ideal time of the year to get married and be surrounded by bright floral bulbs and rich green leaves that will take any venue from looking bare to a warm and…

Citrus-Inspired Color Palette & Decor

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Now that the Spring thaw has officially begun, I’ve been turning my focus more and more to bright, sunny color palettes and the embellishments that go along with them. I’m admittedly a total sucker for fruit accents in floral arrangements, so it’s no surprise that I’ve been really drawn to the growing trend of citrus-inspired…

{Video} Flower Care – Roses

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Note: Look like you only have 12 roses in the bunch? Flip it over and count the stems! (The roses are packed in staggered layers to protect the blooms.) You Will Need: Plastic 5 gallon bucket Floral shears (scissors are also helpful for removing some of the packaging, but not entirely necessary) Gardening or work gloves…

Brightly Colored Spring Bouquet Breakdown

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Each season has a unique element about it that we love! Whether it is the beautiful scenery of the fall leaves changing, or the cozy winter nights by a crackling fire, but there is just something about the spring that makes it extra special! Maybe it’s the significance, it’s a season full of renewal and…

DIY Flower Supply Checklist

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If you’re planning on DIYing your wedding flowers, choosing your flowers and greenery is only half the battle. Once your order is placed, it’s never too soon to get yourself prepared for their arrival! Scroll on for a comprehensive checklist of what you will want to have on hand when your flowers arrive…   Processing…

{Guest Post} How to Make Your Centerpieces “POP!”

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We’re excited to stop by the FiftyFlowers blog today to share one of our favorite tips for centerpieces–spotlights! Centerpiece spotlights are the perfect way to show off your beautiful florals and give them a “wow” factor. The best part is that centerpiece lighting is quick and easy, with no experience required! We’ll share everything you…

Featured FiftyFlowers Review: Truly Perfect Flowers For A Perfect Day!

Featured FiftyFlowers Review: Truly Perfect Flowers For A Perfect Day!

“Truly Perfect Flowers for a Perfect Day” Bride: Brittany             Location: Austin, MN         Date: August 12th, 2016 Wholesale flowers ordered: White Lisianthus (5 bunches), True White Garden Roses (36 stems), Pink Antique Garden Roses (72 stems), Eucalyptus Wedding DIY Greenery Box (small pack), Pinky Peach Stock (6 bunches), Feverfew Daisy (5 bunches), Shell Pink Cabbage…

2017 Wedding Flower Trend: Into the Jungle

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Next up on our review of the 2017 Flower Trends Forecast, the rainforest-inspired Into the Jungle! From the International Floral Distributors’ write-up on the trend: “Into the jungle contains exotic textured prints and patterns encompassed by brilliant muted tones of jungle hues that voice a passionate call for the wild. The allure of this refreshing,…

{Guest Post} Three Ways to Weave Flowers Into Your Ceremony

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As a long-time officiant and celebrant, I firmly believe that a powerful, personalized ceremony is the best launch for an amazing wedding celebration. And folding flowers into the ceremony is a great way to give it a unique, creative dimension.  I’m happy to offer a handful of my favorite ways to weave flowers into your…

2017 Wedding Flower Trend: Force of Nature

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If you’re planning a 2017 wedding and are looking to capture an “earthy” feel, that descriptor has taken on a much broader definition! The floral trend we’re focusing on today is appropriately called Force of Nature, which ties in elements of sky and sea and blends them with what you might think of as more…

Velvet Wedding Accents

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One sophisticated trend that I’ve been noticing more and more of (and have slowly been collecting up inspiration photos) is adding little pops of velvet to your wedding details–and I gotta say, I’m completely loving it! Whether it’s just a subtle boutonniere ribbon or bridal shoes, or all-out luxurious like the groom’s jacket or a giant…

Real Wedding: New Haven Black Tie Affair

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Striking a balance between elegance and whimsy isn’t particularly easy, and may not always work, but this newly married couple did a perfect job of marrying these two opposing design styles–especially in their floral arrangements! Opting for classic wedding staples like Roses and Hydrangeas, and pairing them with boldly-hued Ranunculus and wild, free-form Eucalyptus, strikes the…

10 Centerpieces Ideas with Candles

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A romantic ambiance can be easily achieved through the use of candles. So why not incorporate them in your wedding decor? Candle centerpieces are effortless, simple, and elegant. There are a variety of floral designs you work candles into, whether they are the focal point or used as a complementing accent. Their timeless look makes it…

DIY Bride Inspiration – Zen & Spice Collaboration

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Today we’re featuring the hard work of a blogger, Emily of Zen & Spice, whose wedding we provided flowers for! She told us she was going for a “rustic and vintage” theme to go with their venue, an old home from the 1800’s with a large garden behind it. The event’s main colors were blush, royal…

{Video} How to Give Succulents a Stem for Flower Arranging

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  You Will Need: Your choice of cut Succulents Floral shears Floral stick with tapered end Floral adhesive Or Floral wire Floral tape How-To Steps: We’ll start with the steps you’d take if you wanted to go the Floral Stick route… 1. Cut a small slit diagonally into the side of the Succulent stem. This…

Trend On the Rise: Brunch Weddings

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If you’re looking for a way to keep your wedding budget in check, but you still want to host a memorable event, then a brunch wedding might be just the right fit for you! Vendors tend to offer price cuts for events that don’t take place during the highly coveted evening-to-nighttime slot, which can save…