Flower Spotlight: Kalanchoe

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One thing people love about succulents is that they are long-lasting and easy to care for! Well, now you can have the beauty and color of fresh cut flowers with the simplicity and longevity of succulents! This week we are highlighting Kalanchoe! As part of the succulent family, Kalanchoe brings the best of both worlds…

Floral Collars and Crowns for your Four Legged Friends

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Fuzzy, furry, and…flowery? While some may see a pet at such an elegant event as a wedding as a degradation of tradition and a whirlpool of problems waiting to happen, I say that EVERY loved one should be part of your special day, whether they have two legs or four! Inherently, dogs are absolutely beautiful animals. Graceful,…

Kids at Weddings 101

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As if wedding planning wasn’t hard enough, some couples also agonise over whether to invite the kids or not. This infographic from The Wedding Band Shop takes you through what to keep in mind if you’re inviting the kids, and if you’re not. Remember that it is entirely your decision, so don’t stress about it…

Styled Shoot: Roses and Eucalyptus Table Runner

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For this in-house styled shoot, we decided create a super cute (DIY friendly) table runner! Perfect for a bridal shower, wedding reception, baby shower or just about any occasion. We used our trusty wooden table as the base of this gorgeous DIY garland. We started by laying strands of Baby Eucalyptus Greenery down the center of the table. A…

Top 10 Flowers for Outdoor Weddings

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Anybody else as sick of winter as I am? Walking outside first thing this morning, as baby birds chirped pleasantly and sunshine filtered through buds of viridian leaves, left a special impression of delight upon me. The same kind of delight that makes summer weddings extra-special. Whether it’s a destination wedding on a romantic beach in Grenada, or…

FiftyFlowers Claim Process

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Ordering your wedding flowers online can be a stressful experience. What if your flowers don’t show up? What if they arrive dead? Or the wrong color? Don’t worry, we’ve shipped thousands of boxes of flowers and our claim rate is less than 1%! However, we are working with a perishable product and mistakes can be…

DIY Pomander Hangers

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Does anybody care about tradition for the sake of tradition anymore? Well, I know my crazy Italian grandmother does, but that’s a story for a different time. While tradition still exists and the classics are always temperate and gorgeous, people tend to have…ingenuity when it comes to weddings nowadays. So it shouldn’t scare anyone off when I say…

Maui Inspired Styled Shoot

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Sometimes all you need is a beautiful setting to inspire your wedding theme and flowers. The styled shoot we’re featuring today, took place at the Hotel Wailea in Maui, Hawaii. Both the hotel and the island were the inspiration for this shoot. The island’s tropical flair and its vibrant colors really showed through the flowers, tablescape and…

DIY Mimosa Bar

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Who says mimosas are only enjoyed at brunch? The best thing about a mimosa is that champagne is extremely versatile and can be paired with just about any flavor. If you are having a themed wedding, adding props or cute toppings such as cotton candy or flowers can make all the difference. Shari’s Berries prepared…

Colorful Bouquet Breakdown

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Much as I love looking at thousands of bouquets to break down for all of you on Pinterest, it’s more than a little exciting to break down bouquets sent in from brides. Sent in last week, this bouquet creates a tender femininity without diminishing the dramatics. Corals, oranges, and yellows warm things up, while the soft…

Top Color Schemes of 2017

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Deciding on a color palette can be tough, so when The Black Tux, shared these color scheme trends with us we had to share it with you all! Sometimes all you need to do is create your own inspiration or find inspirational graphics such as the ones below to get the ball rollin’. We hope these color scheme graphics makes…

Flower Spotlight: Thistle

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When I think of Thistle, I immediately think of the word texture because that is exactly what it adds to floral arrangements. Thistle is a unique flower with spiky texture throughout the leaves and a snowflake-shaped bloom with a cone center. It has multiple laterals which feature about 2-5 blooms per stem. Within each lateral the bloom size…

Real Wedding: Spring Alaska Wedding

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One of the many perks of having your ceremony and/or reception outside is the stunning natural setting. In this case, Eric and Shayla said their “i dos” in Seward, Alaska and the backdrop was to die for! The snow-y white mountains mixed in with luscious trees was really all that was needed for a breath-taking scenery.…

Floral Hoop Arrangements

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The flower crown trend is still going strong so it comes as no surprise that brides are gravitating towards floral hoops!  A floral hoop is essentially a miniature wreath decorated with greenery and beautiful blooms. Both metal and twig hoops seem to be popular and are both very versatile. If you’re a bride-to-be who wants to steer away from a traditional bouquet then…

Budget Saver: Wholesale Centerpieces

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Want fresh flowers at your wedding or event but aren’t sure your budget will allow? Think again! Here at FiftyFlowers we have several amazing budget saving deals! This week, we’re focusing on Wholesale Centerpieces! These pre-made arrangements are not only ready to use, they offer more bang for your buck! The variety of flowers that…

Types of Bouquets

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A question I get way too often: Should I know what type of bouquet I want before I order my flowers? Yes. Yes. YES!!!!!!! Reality is, multitudes of bouquet types exist, each with their own little quirks and character traits; the key is just finding the one that works best with the ambience you’re trying to create and…

DIY Floral Chandelier

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Floral Chandeliers are all over Pinterest! I am always amazed by the creativity in floral design. These floral chandeliers are so unique and fun. It really takes your decor to the next level! A chandelier such as the one shown below, can be used as an accent to your decor or as a statement piece. The great…

Sweet Floral Cake Ideas

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Sugar flowers are great and all, but I will admit I prefer fresh flowers instead! Plus if you have flowers left over, why not use them on your cake? While browsing Pinterest, I came across a ton of beautiful wedding cakes decorated with fresh blooms such as roses, garden roses, ranunculus and more. Greenery was also a…

Trend Alert: Teapot Arrangements

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With “Vintage” and “Antique” wedding trends still going strong, we are seeing quite a few brides changing it up and turning down the traditional square or round vases. Things like mason jars have been popular for some time, but recently the trend appears to be changing direction towards nontraditional arrangements featuring teapots and teacups!  These adorable…

DIY Simple Orchid Centerpieces

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Tropical arrangements are making a comeback this year and I LOVE it because the flowers and greenery are so fun to arrange with! For today’s tutorial, I used Cymbidium Orchids to create these simple tropical arrangements. Before we jump in, I wanted to mention I used two different types of vases, both look great on…

Monochromatic Purple Bouquet Breakdown

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“Favorite” is an unfair word when you browse flowers on Pinterest. The first ten minutes cause sensory overload, and suddenly you have a thousand arrangements and color schemes ready for your event. Every other day I find myself with a new favorite flower, or some new swoon-worthy arrangement that makes my inner bride scream with…

10 Ways to Use Cheerful Billy Balls

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Craspedia, also known as billy balls, are gum ball shaped flowers supported by long, thin stems. Believe it or not, yellow is its natural color. If yellow isn’t your color, we also offer tinted billy balls and an assortment pack, which are fun and unique. (Our assortment pack reminds me of the balloons from the Disney movie, UP.) Billy balls can…

Mother’s Day Brunch Inspiration

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What better way to celebrate the women in your life than by hosting Sunday brunch? If you’re like me and look for any excuse to get together, Mother’s day is a great opportunity! Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends, there are tons of exciting and unique ideas for decorations, food and, of course, flowers!…

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…