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!

Win your Wedding Flowers Photo Contest

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…

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…

Monochromatic Green Bouquet Breakdown

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I’ve actually had this bouquet image saved on my computer for a while now with the intention of turning it into a bouquet breakdown, and then I realized that considering the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year (Greenery!) the time had come! What stuck me about this particular arrangement was that the combination they used is…

{Styled Shoot} Soft Romantic Bridal Look

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Eucalyptus and pastel Garden Roses are undeniably a match made in romantic wedding heaven! The classic ruffled petal look of Garden Roses plays perfectly off of the wild, unstructured feel of mixed Eucalyptus. Leona Morelock (the shoot’s stylist) completed the look with textural Astilbe, Amaranthus, and Thistle.   What they used: Blush Pink Astilbe (70 stems),…

DIY Air Plant Wall Hanging

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We teamed up with Design Master to share this project–a DIY hanging mini pallet with Air Plants! Use their easy-to-blend TintIT® colors (which you can find at your local craft supply store, like Michaels), you can create an ombre color grid for a unique wall hanging. Just tuck a few Air Plants behind the slats, and voilà! SUPPLIES LIST Design…

Featured FiftyFlowers Review: Fall Greenpoint Loft Wedding

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“Fall Greenpoint Loft Wedding” Bride: Megan             Location: Brooklyn, NY         Date: October 21st, 2016 Wholesale flowers ordered: Italian Ruscus Greens (10 bunches), Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Greens (40 bunches), Seeded Eucalyptus Greens (15 bunches), Burgundy Berry Dahlia (75 stems), Red Hanging Amaranthus (8 bunches), Creamy Ivory Peony Rose (72 stems), White Cloud Spray Garden Roses (8 bunches), Quick…

Wedding Color Palette Inspiration: Shades of Purple

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If you’re looking to add a regal feel to your wedding, purple is the clear and classic choice–and with good reason! Shades of purple bring a richness that’s unmatched by other colors, and can be brightened up with some pops of berry. At FiftyFlowers, we love this color combination so much that we have an entire section on…

6 Clever Ways to Cut Costs While Wedding Planning

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Creating a wedding budget you can stick to is one of the first and most important steps in your journey to the altar. Couples often spend thousands of dollars to celebrate the big event — in 2015 the average cost of a wedding was $32,641, according to The Knot 2015 Real Weddings Study. Many couples…

Flower Spotlight: Snapdragons

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Today I decided to gear a post towards those who are planning ahead, and focus on a popular flower for Spring weddings! Snapdragons are an elegant choice for adding height and texture to an arrangement, and (as you’ll see below) are more than capable of standing on their own in a bouquet or centerpiece. Find them here,…

DIY Wreath Decoration Tutorial

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Fresh wreaths are a quick and super easy way to decorate anything from a door to a chair back to an archway or just about anywhere else that needs a bit of extra decoration. Though they are all ready to go right out of the box, you can easily add in some floral accents to…

Real Wedding: Chic Green & White Arrangements

FiftyFlowers Real Wedding: Chic Green & White Arrangements

Keeping an event’s color palette simple gives you a lot of room to play with textures and patterns, which is perfectly illustrated by this DIY wedding! All of the flower arrangements were kept to crisp white and green, accented by the bridesmaids’ mix-and-match navy blue dresses, and though there are really only three colors present throughout, the…

Bright Idea: Lantern Floral Arrangements

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Today I’m highlighting (eh? get it? because they’re lanterns??) a chic wedding trend that has been all over my favorite blogs and Pinterest boards for a few months now–floral arrangements featuring lanterns! Whether you choose affix your flowers to the top, stick a block of floral foam at the center, or just use a lantern to fill the middle of a circular…

Winter Bouquet Inspiration

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Every season allows you to personalize your flowers and the best thing about winter is all of the holiday colors, earthy tones, and pinecones! Not to mention all of the bold lip colors, faux fur coats, and ethereal flower crowns that the season allows for. Winter is truly romantic and enchanting! Scroll through some gorgeous…

Fun and Creative Wedding Ideas

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With the customized, DIY spirit alive and well in the wedding industry, I thought I’d take a moment to highlight some particularly fun and creative things that I’ve come across around the web. Scroll on to get inspired!   This couple used their thumbprints to create a heart shape, enlarged it, then used it as…

Boho Festival-Inspired Child’s Birthday Party

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Though this is in fact a birthday party in which the guest of honor is still in single digits, you would really not be able to tell based on the decor! Lexi of Glitter Inc. put together an incredibly chic, fun, whimsical party for her little lady’s 2nd birthday and we had the opportunity to…

Fresh Ideas for Winter Favorites

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As Thanksgiving draws nearer and nearer, I know that (like every year) winter will be here sooner than I know it. In preparation for that, I put together a little roundup of some wintry flowers and greenery! These are mostly pretty classic choices, though I tried to gather up some unexpected and non-traditional examples to keep…

We’re Wild About These Wreaths!

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Wreaths are a wonderful DIY decoration! They make decorating a snap, plus, there are so many great ways to use them… Welcome guests into your home, spruce up an empty wall, lay on the table for an instant centerpiece, or even use a wreath as a super chic seating chart! Using clothespins, just pin name cards right to the wreath! Works…

Purpleberry Cascading Bouquet Breakdown

Cascading Bouquet Breakdown - FiftyFlowers

Time for another bouquet breakdown! I came across this arrangement a while back and what struck me about it was the way that the color palette was so well balanced. The use of deep, dark, rich burgundy and purple were nicely countered by the lighter colored greenery and pops of filler flowers that they chose to include. This look…

10 Flower Walls to Make Your Photos Pop!

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Flower wall backdrops have soared in popularity ever since Kim Kardashian and Kanye West said, “I do” in front of two gorgeous flower walls. You know, the 20 foot walls full of gorgeous all-white roses, peonies, and tuberose? It is no surprise that this quickly became a trend and ’til this day is still very…

Featured FiftyFlowers Review: Colorful Massachusetts Wedding

Featured FiftyFlowers Review: Colorful Massachusetts Wedding

“Colorful Massachusetts Wedding (Great Experience!)” Bride: Hillery             Location: Amherst, MA         Date: July 2nd, 2016 Wholesale flowers ordered: Biedermeier White and Pink Sweetheart Garden Rose (50 stems), Maiden Hair Fern (6 bunches), Honeybee David Austin Beatrice Garden Rose (36 stems), White Astilbe (50 stems), Lush Garden Romance DIY Flower Combo (small…