By now, you and your besties have tried the holiday cookie exchange, makeover nights and the painting-and-wine classes. You’re looking for a fresh spin on the girls’ night out, or a theme for your next event that will bring a flair of inspiration to the group. The newest trend we at Cascade Floral Wholesale are seeing is floral design bars. Bring your closest friends together along with a basic variety of flowers, floral design materials, and a how-to video to follow. Throw in some champagne and brunch-type snacks and you have a fun afternoon of girl time with a great take-away: beautiful floral bouquets and a new skill!
Every florist knows the challenges of creating gorgeous floral arrangements and keeping them fresh for as long as possible. The way you cut, hydrate, style and arrange your blooms all make a difference in how long they will stay fresh and beautiful. Here, the experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale offer some of our best florists’ hacks for keeping your floral arrangements looking good as long as possible. Try a few of these tricks the next time you design beautiful floral arrangements for your home or office and see if they don’t create long-lasting blooms you’ll love.
Decorating for the holidays can be a cheerful, satisfying endeavor that brightens everyone’s spirits during this season. While there’s no end to the creativity and style you can include in your holiday decor, the expense of buying these items can add up quickly. However, making your own beautiful and unique designs is not just less expensive; it’s also fun, easy and so personal that your creations can quickly become holiday family heirlooms. The design experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale have some great DIY decor ideas that you’re sure to love.
Creating gorgeous floral arrangements for your home or office can be a truly satisfying endeavor. You’re cutting, trimming, arranging and placing the perfectly shaped blooms in the right color patterns that brighten every room in your home. However, that satisfaction will fizzle quickly if your blooms don’t turn out like you’d hoped, or if they wilt and die too quickly. Here, the floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale offer some really cool tricks you probably haven’t tried yet. Check them out, try a few, and see what exciting new twists you can add to your floral design repertoire!
Every florist faces the challenge of keeping flowers as fresh as possible, for as long as possible. Between styling, arranging and designing beautiful, unique floral designs, flowers can start to appear less-than-fresh before they’re even sent to the recipient. But the best florists have a few tricks up their sleeves to keep those blooms beautiful and long-lasting. Now the experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale are sharing these insider tips with you. Create gorgeous floral designs that will last and delight your recipients with full, lush flowers every time.
As summer fades into cooler weather, shorter days and fewer leaves on the trees, we start to notice the subtle changes nature brings. Beyond our own obsessions with scarves, boots and pumpkin spice lattes, the world around us transforms. Leaves change from bright greens to yellows, oranges and reds. The rich texture of tree branches, pine cones and seeds are exposed. Fruit and fall vegetables are harvested in abundance. And those bright summer hues that indicate fun and warmth fade to deeper, muted tones that makes us want to crawl under a blanket. Autumn is arriving, and the floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale have some great floral designs to surround yourself with the essence of fall in your own space this season.
Adding flowers to any room can bring fresh color, texture and natural beauty to the atmosphere. But professional floral arrangements can become pricey, especially if you’d love to keep fresh flowers in every room. A great alternative is to purchase your own flowers from a provider like Cascade Floral Wholesale and design your own centerpieces for each room of your home. Creating your own floral arrangements can be simple and fun if you just remember a few tricks of the trade. Think about the vibe you want emanating from each space in your home and match your containers and colors to go with it. It’s also important to consider what surfaces you’re working with in terms of size, shape and height. Here are some great tips for creating your own gorgeous do-it-yourself centerpieces.
If you’re planning a small, intimate affair for your wedding, it’s fun to explore the possibility of creating some of your food, decor, or floral arrangements yourself. Not only does this help you stretch your wedding budget significantly, but it also adds a personal touch to your event that creates a unique vibe. For DIY wedding flowers, there are several things to keep in mind. The floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale have some great tips for making your DIY florals look amazing.
One thing all moms tend to have in common when it comes to gifts: homemade is best. Moms love gifts from the heart, so this Mother’s Day, Cascade Floral Wholesale has put together some fabulous Do-It-Yourself gift ideas for moms. Simple enough for even the craft-challenged and too cute to pass up, you’ll love creating these gifts almost as much as mom will love receiving them. Your thoughtful time and effort will bring a huge smile to her face and give her a beautiful keepsake that shows how much you love her. Take a look at some of these great ideas, then get busy! You may even tuck a few ideas away for mom’s birthday, as well!
Whether you’re a professional floral designer or just love creating your own arrangements, it’s important to know which flowers will last the longest when cut. Long-lasting flowers will anchor your design and give it substance and longevity, even when more delicate blooms have faded. The floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale have compiled a list of the longest-lasting flowers around, so you can stop wondering and start enjoying your new arrangement. Choose any of the following flowers for your bouquet to keep the fresh, pretty design looking great as long as possible.
Wax Flower is an attractive addition to any bouquet, floral arrangement, or creative floral design. Bringing a fresh lemony scent and a flexible texture, this industrious little bloom is extremely easy to work with, making it a favorite among floral designers. With a relatively new and exotic history, wax flower’s symbolism and meaning make it perfect for wedding arrangements, though it can be seen in virtually any kind of arrangement. Cascade Floral Wholesale is proud to feature many varieties and colors of Wax Flower for your creative designs.
Designing floral arrangements to convey particular sentiments is essential to the process. Floral designs can be happy, somber, festive, or sophisticated, depending on what combinations you choose. But one element that will always bring a unique effect to your floral designs is texture. Adding soft or bold accents, smooth lines or rough edges, or even non-organic textural pieces will change the look of your design drastically. The floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale created a list of the 10 best elements to include in your floral arrangement to add texture your unique design.
As the holidays approach, it will be important to have materials on hand for creating stunning holiday centerpieces. Your customers will be excited to showcase inventive and eclectic looks on their fall table, so be prepared by having a wide range of items at the ready when the orders come in. While it’s important to keep materials like candles and ribbon on hand for classic, traditional centerpieces, consider thinking outside the box to design fresh, modern pieces as well. Your customers will love the new look and you’ll feel invigorated with the creation of something new! At Cascade Floral Wholesale, we have everything you need to make holiday tables merry and bright, and even a little artistic. Take a look at some of the materials available and let your imagination run wild!
Sending and receiving flowers can make anyone feel good. It’s a simple gesture that’s been woven into the fabric of society for centuries. Recently, studies have been conducted regarding the psychological effects of sending, receiving or being surrounded by flowers and the results are just what we’ve always known: Flowers make your day! The floral professionals at Cascade Floral Wholesale looked a little more deeply into this to help you know what you’ll be providing for your customers when they choose to send your flowers to a friend or loved one. Here’s what we found:
Wedding foliage is traditionally full of blooming, cut flowers, usually in season at the time of the nuptials. However, a new trend is emerging that will entice many brides to rethink wedding flowers. Including varieties of plants and succulents in the wedding ceremony and reception is becoming a trend that may not end anytime soon. There are plenty of reasons to feature plants in your wedding ceremony, and Cascade Floral Wholesale is ready to help you find the perfect combination.
Cascade Floral Wholesale is excited to welcome summer, with its rich variety of colorful blooms, fresh greens, and festive displays. We know that summer brings a whole host of occasions that call for a floral bounty, from weddings to patriotic events to family reunions and more. In that spirit, we’re showcasing our best and brightest blooms from our summer combo, which gives you access to a world of warm-weather flowers perfect for any occasion.
So you’ve got a grad in the family? Congratulations are in order. Show your true colors by designing your very own school-spirit centerpiece, perfect for a graduation party or dinner. Here at Cascade Floral Wholesale, we’ve got plenty of flower combinations to choose from that will provide all you need to create a celebratory centerpiece in no time. We’re showcasing some of the area’s most popular school colors—purple, green, and white—to show off what you can do.
Select our Classic White Standard Mix as the perfect base note for celebrations that emphasize the glorious achievements of young academics. White is a foundational palette for so many school colors, and it also works well with existing decor. You can embellish to your heart’s content, using the white and cream colors here to create polished and professional looking pieces, or go a little more free spirited. Every box is different, but you’ll always get line, filler, and focal flowers, as well as some fresh greenery.
Our Luscious Lavender Standard Mix introduces that purple, a key school color for many of us here. You can build a centerpiece of surprising dimension with this box, which offers a rich grouping of hues that range from lavender to dark purple. Make several centerpieces or just one showstopper with this lush combo.
Beautiful in combination with other palettes or on its own, our Go Green Standard Mix offers a robust grouping of greens to complement school colors. Create a beautiful tribute to your grad and their friends with one or more of our gorgeous floral combos.
What makes a bouquet a bouquet? A centerpiece a centerpiece? You’ll be tempted to answer “flowers,” but that’s only half the story. Every floral design, from wreaths to hanging installations, relies on greenery to bring the entire piece to life. Greenery provides a foundation to flowers, as well as contrast, texture, and that enthralling color, of course. Items such as ruscus and eucalyptus are more than just space fillers, they’re key players in the overall effect of a design. In some cases, they are the design, with more and more florists, brides, and event planners forgoing flowers altogether to create magical looks with greenery alone. Think ribbons of greens running down the center of a table or rustic tins holding bunches along an outdoor ceremony aisle. If you ask us at Cascade Floral Wholesale, the only limit to what greenery can do is your imagination! Meet some of our favorites, and then browse our selection.
It seems silly to call it fresh—what greenery isn’t?—but Italian Ruscus in particular lends a vivid, vibrant green to any floral design. Beloved for its versatility, hardy stems, and those slim, elegant leaves, ruscus is especially good in floral arches or trailing beautifully from a cascading bouquet. Use it in the hair to invoke a Greek goddess effect, thread it down the middle of an event table, or use it to top a cake; ruscus’ emerald green leaves are always up to the task.
Pay no attention to its name; this gorgeous tropical leaf is anything but monstrous. In fact, Monstera are becoming increasingly popular, appearing as a major aspect of the design scheme in events that lean toward the modern and tropical. Just one or two of these dinner-plate sized leaves can have a statement-making impact in containers at the ceremony site or strung together as a garland focal point. We’ve even seen them used as place mats and as the “paper” for a wedding program. They make a wonderful motif for a wedding, too, popping up in invitations, dress patterns, and as the foundation for a stunning bridal bouquet.
Explore the incredible variety of greenery on our site, and don’t hesitate to ask us how we can help you find your perfect selection today.
Is there anything more romantic than a delicate, ruffled, delightfully fragranced garden rose? We here at Cascade Floral Wholesale think not.
You could argue that any rose (every rose) is special, and yet, there’s something a little more rarefied and precious about the ones that belong to the category of “garden.” These beauties have been cultivated since the 14th century as ornamentals, and indeed today they are still lovingly designed by skilled horticulturists and growers. How are they different from the standard rose? They’re larger, with many petals (those ruffles) that create little “hearts” at their center. They are a little less polished then their classic counterparts, offering more of a free-form appeal. The cup of a garden rose is wider, the better to hold their very high petal count.
We’re featuring garden roses because they’re beautiful and worthy of our attention, but also because they are the perfect addition to the bridal floral suite. Perhaps the rose itself should just do the talking:
Behold the Keira Garden Rose, a David Austin signature that practically radiates from a bridal bouquet. This rose’s opalescent appearance brings an ethereal quality to bouquets, wearables, centerpiece designs, or floral accents of any kind at a wedding or reception. If your color palette needs a flower that’s as rosy as the dawn, this is the flower for you. If you’re looking for a more neutral, layered-whites look, we would point you to the Moonstone Garden Rose.
We love the crisp contrast between Moonstone’s fluid creamy petals and the rich green. On their own, garden roses make a beautiful bouquet, but they also look gorgeous alongside equally romantic flowers. Blend them into a gathering that builds color, or keep it in one range only. Imagine bridesmaids bouquets composed solely of the Pink O’Hara Garden Rose, for instance.
Do you need anything else? Whether you call it bubblegum pink, ballet shoe pink, or the absolute perfect pink, the O’Hara’s petals go from outwardly pale to a vibrantly-colored center, giving you a custom look. With its enchanting scent and those enfolded hearts in the center, it doesn’t get more romantic than this flower.
Our garden rose selection is substantial, and we offer each type by 12, 60, and 120 bulk stems. If you’re putting together your spring or summer wedding florals, you’ll definitely want to consider giving this charming flower a starring role.
One of the best ways to stretch your wedding dollar is to provide your own florals for the big day. While professional design experience is a wonderful thing, it’s not necessary to creating stunning centerpieces and bouquets. In fact, Cascade Floral Wholesale has made crafting gorgeous wedding pieces a totally fool-proof process. Continue reading Beautiful Bouquet & Centerpiece Packages For Spring Weddings