Spring Wedding Flowers to Bring New Life

A celebration of life and color

Fall weddings in 2018 were dominated by darker, more natural colors. While they were dramatic and gorgeous, spring weddings are a stark contrast, and for a good reason. The long winter is over, the cold and the dark is behind us. Before us is budding life and a festival of colors. Spring weddings hold a special place in many hearts because, while the earth is being reborn and thriving with new life, so too are coupled starting a new life together. Love has come to fruition, and a joined life is budding before loving couples.

As with fall weddings, spring weddings have the unique opportunity to use the fresh, bright colors around them that are blooming in nature, to bring an earthy, natural feel to their vows.

Don’t pass on the pastel

What better way to celebrate a shared life and the changing weather than with soft, vivid colors? This year a favorite among brides is trending toward peonies and tulips. The traditionally spring flowers are a hit because of their variety of colors to make bouquets as unique as the brides carrying them. Garden roses and sweet peas are another favorites we’re hearing a lot about. They can add a depth of color and aesthetics to your bouquet, and really, who doesn’t love roses on their wedding day?

Nothing says beauty and sun than the combination of whites and yellows. Yellow adds a cheery splash of color, where white ties the bouquet to the dress. There are so many ways you can add these colors to your arrangement, but a few of our favorites come from poppies, roses, and ranunculus.

Adding a touch of wild abandon to a bouquet is as simple as including hellebores. The smaller flower packs a visual punch and looks like they were freshly picked from a field on the way to the wedding. Give the wedding bouquet a dreamy touch by adding scabiosa to the mix. We think the combination of these two flowers would look stunning in the longer wedding bouquet, which is a hit this season as well!

The one arrangement that’s stealing our hearts is the unstructured bouquet. This one is longer and wilder. It isn’t neat or trimmed. It’s just flowers, grouped together, and doing their own thing in the bride’s hands. We think the unstructured bouquet is a great symbol of spring and the rapid changes the earth is going through as it ushers in life.

Saturate your bouquet

Darker, more somber colors haven’t died out with the passing of winter. They’re claiming their place in spring bouquets, but when they’re used, it’s as an accent color enhancing the softer colors that comprise the arrangement. Why not go dark and bright?

Many brides are choosing to shock with their bouquet by using dark, vivid colors that draw attention and make a startling statement. These colors are typically darker pinks and brighter reds, blending together in the most beautiful way. The great news is brides don’t necessarily have to choose out-of-season flowers to go dark! Spring has its share of dark colors when lilies, tulips, or gerbera daisies are chosen.

As with fall trends, spring bouquets aren’t relying just on flowers to spread their message of love. Bringing in other natural elements besides flowers keeps a bouquet rustic and earthy. This is easy to capture with wispy greenery along with the softer floral tones.

At Hosa, we love seeing the new trends in wedding bouquets, but even more than that, we love providing the flowers that will be carried down the aisle. This year, help brides find the perfect arrangement by shopping our selection of flowers!

Making Beauty Last: Prolonging the Life of Your Flowers

We all want special moments and special beauty to linger on

Flowers go through a lot from grower to seller, and it happens quickly. While many flowers don’t hang around at a seller for long, you want to make sure they’re not wilting a day or two after customers get them. Flowers are given for special occasions, and customers are going to want the feeling they had when they were given the flowers to last, reminding them of the person who gave them, the reason they were given, and to bask in the emotion their fragrant blooms evoke.

Share this information with your customers, and they will be grateful for all the ways they can keep their treasured flowers vibrant for longer.

Sweeten the deal!

There’s a reason flower come with plant food: there’s sugar in it! Sugar feeds the cut flowers, providing vital nutrients, and it allows the blooms to open more fully. But sugar also helps other things grow, like bacteria. To combat the bacteria, make sure that none of the leaves or petals droop into the water, and add a bit of vinegar. Vinegar will kill the bacteria and keep the water cleaner.

Make sure you’re trimming the stems between each change of water, which should be done every couple days to keep the plant hydrated and fed. You can make this solution up in advance, though it’s suggested you use warm water. Add three tablespoons of sugar, and two tablespoons of vinegar to a liter of water, and you’re set! If you don’t have vinegar to kill the bacteria, a few drops of bleach will also do the trick.

Sunlight is the enemy

Indirect light is good. It gives the flowers the vitamin D they need and fosters excellent health, but if you’re putting your cut flowers in direct sunlight, you can expect them to wilt faster. That may seem like a misnomer since flowers tend to flourish in sunlight while in their natural habitat. The issue with direct sunlight is it ups the heat, and since the flowers are cut, they prefer to keep things cool to slow down their natural cycle of growth, bloom, and death. Knowing that heat is the issue will help you select the right spot away from sunlight and other items in your home that generate heat.

Aspirin does more than kill pain

Remember that nasty bacteria we talked about before? Turns out it really doesn’t like aspirin. Aspirin is another way you can kill the bacteria, keep the water clean, and preserve your flowers. The recommended measurements of aspirin vary. Some people say to use two aspirin, others say to add one. What everyone agrees to is crushing the aspirin before adding it to the vase of water for your cut flowers, and it will keep them in bloom longer.

Do more with your leftover drinks

Now, we know people buy drinks to actually drink, but if you have some soda leftover from a bottle that’s sat on the counter and gone flat, add it to your vase! It doesn’t necessarily have to be clear, but we recommend a clear soda. The sugar from the soda acts just as plain sugar would, but it’s already combined into a solution and doesn’t require any mixing on your part. You can also combat that pesky bacteria with a few drops of vodka. It turns out that vodka will help give your flowers the much-needed nourishment it would typically get in nature. Better yet, put the soda and vodka together because your flowers love cocktails too!

There are three takeaways to preserving flowers: bacteria and heat are bad for cut flowers while sugary solutions are good. Acid is what you need to kill the bacteria, and you can get that acidic balance from all kinds of things, including old pennies, though be careful with adding certain acids. During studies, some researchers found that too many pennies opened the flowers quickly and caused them to wilt faster than other forms of acid. And if you were wondering, yes, you can use any of these combinations of treatment with flower food. The flower food will help give a nice boost to your flowers along with the other methods described above.

Customers love tips and tidbits of knowledge to keep their flowers and their warm memories lingering around the home. Take a look at some of our new arrivals, and when your next customers place an order for them, share your flower-preserving knowledge!

Miami Is a Brief Home for Flowers from Around the World

Miami is where a flower’s life begins in the U.S.

There are other travelers visiting Miami International Airport (MIA), and they’re not human. If you’re at MIA, you may notice a wonderful smell in the air. That smell likely comes from all the flowers that make a pitstop in Florida before they head off on the next leg of their journey.

A flower’s journey is a quick one, with very little downtime for the blossom. If you bought a flower, chances are good that it visited Miami before it ever landed in your hands. Why’s that? Because nearly 80 percent of all cut flowers, you buy come from another country. With that amount coming in from around the world, it’s easy to see how flowers rank so high among imported goods.

Where do they come from?

UPS transports billions of cut flowers to the US every year, and each flower has a specific country of origin. Those roses you’re preparing could have come from Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya, or India. If it’s tulips your customers prefer, they could be coming in from Holland. That carnation that will wind up in someone’s centerpiece could have come from India, Kenya, or China. If the rose, iris, or lily did originate in the U.S., it likely came from California.

While there are certainly more ports flowers come through into the US, the most popular is in Miami. Other ports of entry just don’t have the space to handle the demand of the floral industry.

But it’s not over for flowers when they arrive in Miami.

What happens when they arrive?

Cut flowers need cold storage, and they find it in abundance at MIA in a cold warehouse the size of five basketball courts. Since these flowers are coming from other countries, they need to be analyzed for alien pests that could infect domestic plants.

The Customs and Border Protection Agency have agents specially trained for agriculture, and depending on the season, they could inspect millions of flowers. Sometimes they find more than pests trying to be smuggled into the country through the boxes the flowers come in and in the actual plant itself. It takes a keen eye to notice some of these abnormalities in the flowers, but the agents are highly trained and adept at catching discrepancies in shapes and appearance of plants.

Once the flowers are cleared, MIA has special warehouses for each of the flowers to be sorted into and stored. Now that they’re cleared, they’re ready to be transported to shops eager to display the gorgeous blooms for their customers to share with those who matter most to them.

Now that you know how flowers get to you and where they come from, why not take a look at our new additions? We’re particularly fond of the alstroemeria and the gerberas and think they would make a real impression with your customers. They’ve certainly stolen our heart.

Non-Traditional Flowers Lovers Love

It’s not all about roses

Roses are timelessly associated with love. In the earliest days of civilization, it was told the gods and goddess used roses to show their love for dying or lost lovers. It’s easy to see how the soft petals, painted in vibrant reds and pinks, could hypnotize humans and make them dream of love. Roses hold a special spot in our hearts, but no love is the same as another. People are unique, and in today’s world uniqueness is celebrated, stepping out from the dusty closets and rejoicing in what makes us different.

In a celebration of our difference and what makes us unique, what flowers can be gifted between lovers other than the rose?

Secret love

We’ve all had that one person we loved but were too afraid to tell them for fear they wouldn’t feel the same. While we may give them flowers to show them how much we care, we can slip in hints without going full roses on them.

The yellow acacia, white gardenia, and yellow tulip are excellent choices if love wants to be shown, but not said. While the tulip may show a bit more of the lover’s hand, it sends a second message that you’re aware the love may not be reciprocated, and you don’t care. The tulip shows there is no logical reason the love exists, but it’s there all the same.

Of course, bouquets are rarely one flower, so mixing these up together, or adding them with other flowers the receiver likes is a good place to start. The smaller, wispy blooms of the acacia would work as the perfect accent to a bouquet, while the gardenia – reminiscent of the rose – could make up the meat of the arrangement.

Romance in full bloom

Love isn’t meant to be hidden. When both people feel it, it’s time to jump in with both feet. We’re talking bold, heavily scented, and unashamed. One flower that hits all these markers is jasmine. It’s heavily scented, elegant, and a bold statement of romantic love.

If this love has been around for a while, forget-me-not is a great choice. These dainty flowers are numerous, just like the memories made through the course of the relationship.

If something less traditional and a bit more exotic is preferred, you can never go wrong with the dittany. The thin, pointed petals and long, curling stamens are evocative of passion and love. Suggest this one for couples, and watch their night get off to a good start!

New lovers

There’s no better feeling in the world when we meet someone who lights up our life. The first kindling of romance feels light and warm in our chest, and we don’t want to focus on it too much because we could feel ourselves falling into something we couldn’t (and wouldn’t want to) crawl out of.

While the yellow daffodil doesn’t exactly represent love, it does represent new beginnings. Lesser known about this flower is that it stands for luck. New lovers could use the representation of their freshly budding romance as well as luck for the future.

If something beautiful and bold is desired, we suggest the gillyflower. The vibrancy of these blooms and the perfume can’t be confused. It’s a good way of stating our intentions from the start, loud and clear, so we’re both on the same page. However, if the lovers are young, why not suggesting primroses? This waifish flower is known for its innocence, making it a great choice for new lovers.

At Hosa, we love love. We love knowing our flowers are going into the hands of couples, new or older. We love that our blooms are mending hearts and lighting up faces. The beginning of something new, or the celebration of something that’s withstood the years, should always be celebrated with gorgeous flowers, and that’s what you’ll find with us.

Technology Meet Flowers: AI for the Floral Industry

Flowers may be ancient, but they’re going high-tech

Science fiction novels are full of technology that seems relegated to the distant future. It’s hard to imagine robots walking around wearing realistic human faces, cars that navigate through roadways in the sky, and artificial intelligence that integrates and interacts with us so completely every day. Well, that future isn’t so distant after all. Artificial intelligence (AI) is already here, and it’s snuck into places where you may not expect it, and in applications, you use every day without even realizing it. What can we expect in the floral industry? How will it change the way we do business going forward?

Not all AI is created equally

When we think of AI, we often let our imaginations run wild. We think of holograms that can hear our commands, respond to our unique inquires, and maybe even have thoughts and emotions of their own. That’s not where we’re at with AI. AI has been with us for a while in the form of automated phone calls. We all hate the “press 1 for this department” but our agitation at running through computer prompts when calling a business is one of the first forms of AI businesses have taken advantage of. While Siri and Cortana seem like grown-up sisters to those call centers, they’re all considered weak AI. These are systems that have been “trained” or programmed for a specific task, and it already knows all it needs to know.

Strong AI, on the other hand, is AI that can learn and grow on its own. It has the power to address unfamiliar issues and find a solution to the problem.

AI is already part of the floral industry

We’ve gone digital, so it’s not hard to link chatbots with their predecessors, the call center. That is certainly a form of AI. But all businesses have access to chatbots. While it can certainly benefit the floral industry, it’s not unique to it.

Maybe a bit more unique to the floral industry is the AI that analyzes the chemical components of wash water for plants. By analyzing the water, the program can determine – on its own – if more disinfectant is needed.

It’s believed that AI will move beyond figuring out tasks and needs and move into the realm of predicting the future. We already do this with data, learning trends and assessing the risk to businesses. AI would be able to do this more accurately and much quicker, scanning data and projecting future outcomes of different plans. This includes contamination risks to our plants.

A brave new future

We’re moving into an interesting and exciting period for business. AI is firmly in place, streamlining customer experiences and freeing time for humans to do the essential tasks of making a business run.

At HOSA, we like helping flower wholesalers run as well. Make sure you have all the flowers you need for the coming events, holidays, and local festivals by visiting our shop!

2018’s Blog Harvest

Like flowers, our database of knowledge keeps on growing into the new year!

Where else are you going to find all the great information, tips, and history of flowers that cropped up in 2018? Right here, all in one place! As you take a digital stroll through our garden of blogs, what will you carry with you into the new year? What information can you utilize to grow your business and customer base? We hope your 2019 is a fertile one, full of stability and growth!

Flower wisdom

Everyone Deserves a Rose Lily

Where Did Flowers Come From?

Saving That Special Flower or Bouquet

When a Rose Has A Grassheart

How to Hybridize A Lily

My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose

What’s Blooming in 2018

Educating A New Generation About Fresh-Cut Flowers

The World’s Most Expensive Flowers

Where the World’s Seeds Go

Flower tools and arrangements

The Right Tools for the Job: A Look at Florist Knives and Shears

How Important Is The Vase?

Dramatic Fall Flowers Add Color to Weddings

Dianthus Adds Spice to Bouquets

The Bouquets, They Are A-Changin

Flowers to Warm the Cold Winter Holidays

Flower business

Petal It Forward: A Floral Event to Grow Your Business

How Technology Can Enhance the Wholesale Floral Industry

From Grower to Market: How Flowers Get to You

Are Flowers Important for Non-Floral Businesses?

How Florists Can Prep for Valentine’s Day

HOSA International Donates Hundreds of Flowers to Francis in the Schools

The Floral Industry’s Labor Of Love

The Rainforest Alliance in Colombia And Ecuador

Popular Flower Trends Sprouting in 2019

Popular Flower Trends Sprouting in 2019

New year new blooms

It’s always fun seeing how popularity in flowers come and go through the years. 2018 saw a break from tradition with flowers at weddings. While the bridal party had their bouquets, they weren’t like past weddings. Local flowers started playing a bigger role, and simplicity was favored at reception tables instead of large arrangements. In the home we saw older style flowers, more traditional “table” flowers, take a central role. Families wanted tradition in the home, and they leaned toward flowers they would have seen in their grandma’s home. Is this a trend that will continue into the new year?

Homes are favoring dark simplicity

Whether we’re talking about vases or the flowers they hold, it appears homes are leaning more toward simplistic designs and dark flowers. Adding a touch of nature to arrangements to make them look more like something found on a walk rather than in a floral shop is on the rise. The darker flowers are bold and make a daring statement on tables and counters.

• Color of the year: The color of the year, according to PANTONE, is Living Coral. PANTONE doesn’t choose a color at random, they analyze trends and seek out colors that show up through an array of media, including art, film, and fashion. Living Coral is a soft pink that looks plucked from the ocean to adorn our lives with tranquility and warmth. Unlike vibrant pinks, this one is more muted, fitting perfectly in the trend of darker colors contrasted with softer ones.

• Pink is still in! We can see that pink and lighter tone flowers aren’t going away, but the pinks we’re seeing are muted and mixed with whites and other washed-out colors like pale lavender and powder blue. In these instances, the vases are often a light gray or vintage, translucent glass.

• Favoring the dark. Fall is often a time for dark, robust colors, but that may not be true in 2019. We’re seeing a rise in plenty of orange, red, and natural elements that harken to fall, but in flowers that aren’t traditional fall flowers.

• Marking the seasons. The interesting thing to see if people are leaning toward bringing the seasons into the home. This trend is more than simply buying what is available during specific seasons – it’s going with colors and arrangements that speak to the natural rhythms of the earth. The use of rich reds and yellows for summer are offset with candles of the same color and vibrant ferns and weeping vines.

Brides are choosing wild abundance

There’s still a time and place for meticulous arrangements as artful as the dress the compliment. But there are new trends on the horizon, and they’re all about nature.

• A study in green. More brides are foregoing flowers altogether and are filling their bouquets with vibrant greenery to offset their gowns. The arrangements are daring and dark, bringing the fertility of earth to harken the growth of a new chapter in life.

• Floral but wild. Even more, bouquets are adding a touch of the wild. In these arrangements, flowers are the central focus, but they’re offset with the addition of non-floral natural elements like pinecones and dark feathers.

• Saturation. Finally, we get to the flower arrangements, but they’re changing as well. It seems brides who use all flowers are opting for extremely vibrant colors: startling bright pinks, scarlets, and rich purples. The key ingredient with these bouquets is shocking colors that draw attention and exude a rich elegance for the bride.

Keeping trends alive at HOSA

At HOSA, we know that keeping ahead of trends is important in the flower industry. Trends aren’t something the floral industry can manipulate, we can only look at the data and design experts to see what consumers will choose and offer what they seek. 2019 is going to be a fun year for flowers. While we see a shift in colors and arrangements happening, more and more people are choosing flowers that are traditional, but with a spark of newness to keep homes and bouquets stylish, interesting, and inviting.

For more information about HOSA International, our flowers, our policies, and what we can do for you, or to place a wholesale order, call us at 305.470.9991 or complete our online form.

Flowers to Warm the Cold Winter Holidays

Add cheer and color through winter with flowers

Winter conjures images of snowball fights, snowmen, red noses, cold toes, and curling up before the fire with a mug of hot chocolate in our hands. This is the dead season. The plants have retreated to the sheltering arms of the earth. Snow and cold rule supreme and our thoughts turn to warmth and comfort. We don’t consider that plants have a place in our cold, cloudless nights. What could survive the brutal wind of winter nights?

No matter the season, flowers can be showcased around homes to lift our spirits and remind us of spring waiting for us just past the deep valley of the winter solstice.

Flowers for your silent night

Christmas is a special time to celebrate with family and friends. We come together in love and joy for good cheer and great food. There are many flowers we know that are specific to Christmas, like the poinsettia and the amaryllis, but why go traditional? People are craving more uniqueness in their lives, and that’s what these flowers will add to their arrangements.

The alstroemeria isn’t a flower you typically associate with Christmas, but it’s the perfect addition to any arrangement, bringing the promise of spring that much closer to our celebrations and giving us another reason to rejoice. It’s easy to lose sight of summer behind us and spring before us in the long nights of winter, but the alstroemeria, with its bold coloring and lily-like appearance, is adept at reminding us. Choose darker colors to offset your decorations or lighter colors to lift the mood.

Red roses come in a variety of shades beyond the red we’re used to. Typically, these flowers stand for love, but the deeper red of the Black Baccara adds the perfect contrast to lighter flowers. The petals are lush and velvety, lending warmth to the mind and soul.

The stark white of our hydrangeas will draw the eye to the deeper tones of the red rose and the alstroemeria. The soft, smaller petals look like snow so our arrangement will look like its very own winter wonderland. Use our white and pink alstroemeria to bridge the gap between the rose and the hydrangeas to make arrangements really sing.

Flowers to ring in the new year

We’re a tiny step closer to spring. We’re putting an end to the past and welcoming the newness of another year. New Year is full of confetti, streamers, and celebration. Arrangements should match the tone.

Our first selection would be the whimsical dianthus. We’ve selected the neon purple dianthus to represent the coming first day and the newness of the year. The flowers are small enough to remind us that the year is still young and there’s a burst of promise ahead of us. There’s potential to grow and become more but to enjoy the present moment for it’s fleeting, like the gentle petals of this flower.

The Blue Moon rose is a bit larger, but it draws us into the arrangement. It’s not as vibrant purple as the dianthus, but that’s good because too much dark would get lost and monotonous.

Finally, we’re adding some carnations. The Odesa carnation gives us a hint of white around the edges and is a nice way of bringing out all the lavender we’ve put together. The petals mirror the elegance of the dianthus while the colors both mirror and contrast the other flowers.

At HOSA, we believe flowers have a place in everyone’s hearts and homes no matter the season. With a bit of planning and thinking on the spirit of the season and weather, it’s easier to find flowers that enhance the mood and ambiance of gatherings.

You don’t have to go traditional to capture the essence and spirit of the season; make arrangements that are unique and lovely while maintaining the essence of what brings us together in the first place.

Where the World’s Seeds Go

There’s a time and place for everything, but plants persist

Global warming, natural disasters, war, space. The list is endless of what threatens the volatility of life on planet Earth. But if you think this is all doom and gloom, you’d be happy to know there are processes in place to preserve the life that we’ve come to know and love. We have bunkers for humans, but what about plants and animals?

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault isn’t anything you can reach by foot. It rests, wedged in a mountain, at the exact halfway point between Norway and the North Pole. It has a singular job: to protect seeds of plant life around the entire world.

The vault arose from the need to preserve the diversity of plants we currently have. The plants we see around us aren’t the same plants that have always populated the planet. Our current plants, like the rose lily, are products of careful breeding and selection until desirable traits win out and we’re left with a better, stronger plant than we had before. But now that we’ve created several different varieties that nurture, nourish, and sustain us, what would we do if they all went away?

Extinction happens. It’s a fact of how the world works. Extinction isn’t restricted to animals. Plants can go extinct as well. The seed vault was created to combat that inevitability.

The seed vault has another purpose outside of global catastrophe – to keep food prices low enough that they’re affordable. As we know, plants have really good years and really bad years. The seed vault is in place to help whenever there’s a shortage of seeds from one year to the next, which protects our wallets and budgets.

Is the seed vault truly impenetrable?

It’s great to think of this monolith in the frozen tundra that preserves our seeds and will allow us to renew struggling plant life, but are those seeds really safe? Yes, and no. When the vault was built, it took into account many kinds of disasters to protect the seeds. Many disasters except the one we’re seeing now: global warming.

In 2017, the seed vault was infiltrated by water as global temperatures reached an all-time high and permafrost began to thaw. Luckily the seeds remained safe, but if global warming wasn’t considered during the development, what else could pose a risk to the vault?

Seeds mean life

Beyond providing oxygen for our rising global population, plants are essential for food and water. Roots help clean water as it trickles down to aquifers, and the variety of seeds we have available to us gives us an array of vitamins and nutrients to sustain the healthy, active lives we love.

So, what can we do to help keep plants from going extinct? We can plant them! We can encourage all our customers to start gardens of their own, and we can educate them about growing, propagating, and nurturing their much-loved flowers. We can enjoy and cultivate the plants we love today, knowing that our care will help carry them into the future.

To learn more about HOSA International, all our flowers, what we can do for you, or to place a wholesale order, call us at 305.470.9991 or complete our online form.

Dramatic Fall Flowers Add Color to Weddings

Fall is in full swing

Fall weddings are on the rise. While summer used to be the season people would tie the knot, people are becoming attracted to fall to take their vows. Summer has long been thought the time for flowers. So many are in bloom, and there’s a wide array to choose from. But there are many things to love about fall. The cooling weather that heralds the end of summer and the beginning of winter.

While colors seem to fade from the world and most flowers go dormant, we’re still left with stark shades: rich oranges, vibrant reds, deep browns, and shocking yellows. It’s a season that makes us feel cozy, helps us slow down and give thanks for the love we shared through the year. When you think of fall this way, tying up the year and remembering all we shared together, weddings seem the perfect way to celebrate.

So many fall choices!

While it may be easy to choose oranges and reds to capture the essence of fall for a wedding, there are many other colors to choose from. Brides are electing to mix their vibrant colors with softer, subtler fall flowers in peach, white, and blush. Think marsala when helping arrange flowers. This adds a splash of softness that really brings out the deeper colors in a piece. Still, there’s no better way to contrast a wedding dress than with bold colors. Help brides set their bouquet off with a nice blend of lighter tones and dark, daring flowers.

Try enticing those brides-to-be with a unique floral arrangement. Flowers are great, but bouquets can be contrasted with other plants. Succulents are a popular choice to add a nice green touch and really set the texture of the piece off. Taking it a step further, you can tie the wedding to nature. Romance isn’t all soft and loving, there’s passion, there are surging emotions, there’s strength. Capture the emotions that brought the happy couple to their wedding day by incorporating vines and even branches!

But what About the Vases?

Fall is rustic. We think of days past, the turning of the season, cold nights ahead of us with snapping fires and warm drinks. Step back from the traditional glass vases and think outside the box. Speaking of boxes, showcase arrangements in rustic wooden boxes to bring the celebration of fall right into the reception. Are you not in love with the wood idea? Choose inexpensive metals that enhance the richness of the display without taking away from the flowers. Copper is a great way to do this.

Creativity overload

While fall may not have been a popular time for weddings in the past, it is now. This is exciting for florists because it allows creativity to shine! Fall gives the opportunity to shine a light on flowers unique to late summer and fall that are often overlooked. We have colors and textures to choose from that aren’t often chosen. We can let our ideas flow and our minds wonder at the glory of the season, and we can celebrate our love for flowers while helping others celebrate their love of one another.

Selecting flowers and colors for fall weddings just got easier with our new arrivals. Discover lush colors to offer your customers to embrace fall to the fullest.