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3 Reasons Why Amnesia Roses and Garden Roses Will Be Everywhere This Year

Everyone loves roses and it’s easy to see why they’re so popular. With sweet-smelling aromas, beautiful, stately petal designs, and classic meanings behind their colors, roses have been adored for centuries. These garden beauties have been praised in literature, art, and poetry for thousands of years, playing major roles in medicine, perfume, home decor, music, and fashion.

Before being introduced in the Western world, roses were cultivated in ancient Asia and throughout the Orient. Hardy enough to survive in a variety of conditions, species of these enduring blossoms have been mixed and matched to create new, modern varieties we have today. Of those modern varieties, Cascade Floral Wholesale is realizing two are making waves lately: the amnesia rose and the garden rose. Discover why these are becoming so popular and fall in love with your new favorite rose.

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Blush & Bashful: Winter Wedding Inspo

If you think winter whites or rich reds and greens are the only two ways to go about a winter wedding, think again. 

Cascade Floral Wholesale had the pleasure of participating in a cold-weather wedding shoot recently that left us swooning. The signature color? Blush. It’s a palette that always feels fresh and just a touch vivid, full of warmth and yet cool enough to blend in with a stark wintry scene. Just a shade shy of rosy, blush offers the kind of softness that’s perfect for layering, especially when it comes to flowers. Luckily, a variety of them come in the shade. 

Blush signals that spring, while seemingly far off, is ever on the horizon. A mounded bouquet of roses is a delicate accessory to a sweeping gown and a sweeping of snow. Build with Bombastic and La Perla roses. 

A glittering beaded bodice is all the sparkle you need. A clutch of pale pink and creamy flowers brings dimension to the bridal look. Craft the perfect bouquet with Quicksand and White O’Hara roses.

You can easily create this dreamy effect using one of our Vintage Blush combo collections, which come in standard and luxury mixes. A rich variety of florals—among them lilies, rose, waxflower, carnations, protea and hydrangea—allows you to create bouquets and other groupings that elaborate on a blush color theme. 

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Winter Wedding Flowers That Will Warm Your Heart

Winter’s wedding palette can be many things: rosy and rich, flecked with the seasonal holiday colors and textures, or composed and serene, as peaceful as a walk through the snowy woods. It’s the latter look we’re featuring today, via a breathtaking styled shoot that reflects just how gorgeous a winter wedding can be. 

Photos: Heather Mayer Photographers
Hair and makeup by urbanista weddings
Floral by @floradamorefloral
Dress by Laineemeg Bridal
Venue: Robinswood House
Rentals: Sweet Buffet Lady
Rentals: Vintage Ambiance
Paper: CK Paper Designs
Cake/Desserts: Stone Layne Bakery 

With a little help from our Classic White Luxury Mix, you can fill your wedding with florals that provide layers of texture (think white roses, ranunculus, drifts of hydrangea–you get the picture). Cedar and ilex berries are the perfect counterpoint to the softness of these flowers, and greens like silver dollar eucalyptus and evergreen are always a fetching way to round out the effect. Except, of course, when they are the main event.

Here, boughs of eucalyptus and other greens cascade over the backs of bridal seating, just a few buds tucked in for interest. A dusting of snow on the ground makes a great ceremony runner. 
The bouquet is an enchanting mix of ranunculus, berries, evergreen and more, uniting the woodsy backdrop with the delicate lace of the wedding gown. This luxe mix of flowers can be both glamorous (note the fur stole) and elemental, as if the bride gathered up this bundle on a romantic walk outdoors.
Earthy touches on a reception table continue the scene indoors, lit by warm candles and accented with gold plating and ornate candelabra. A trail of greens and flowers displayed naturally in the middle of the table allows guests to see each other and doesn’t compete with the fragrance of the meal. Simple is best, in this case, but the effect is no less a statement.