Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Did You Know That Flowers Also Have Breeders?

One thing is for sure, there are so many beautiful flowers in the world, we can't help but to find one that we absolutely adore. From roses and calla lilies, to hydrangeas and peonies, flowers are one of nature's most celebrated and loved treasures. It may be unimaginable that there can be more new flowers than we may have seen in our lifetime, yet there is. Believe it or not, there are new flowers and variation of flowers that are created by flower breeders, which pursue to come up with the highest level of combinations.

These breeders create millions of new flowers each year in the world. Not all of these flowers are chosen to reproduce and be sold within the floral market. They must be special enough to make it into commercial reproduction. Out of the millions created, only a few hundred are presented to the world and sold on the shelves to customers.

We all want the best flowers in California and there are some new flowers that are trending as great choices this year. Below are just some of the new flowers and flower variations that appear to be definitely appealing to flower lovers everywhere:

Calla Lilies - Deep purple Calla lilies includes what is called Captain Reno, a great purple zant for those regal and rich purple weddings. Sun Valley Floral Farms has created this wonderful Calla lily and is sure to please any bride.

Pink Lemonade Hydrangea - The pink lemonade hydrangea is the new blush pink hydrangea and is perfect for any blush pink and peach wedding color scheme. This is also great for that husband pursuing to celebrate their anniversary, which she will find this to be a lovely, full flower.

Alaskan Peony - Every woman has come to love the peony. It is full of sweetness and romance. The Alaskan peony season is almost here and there is even an association of growers called the Alaska Peony Growers Association for this particular unique flower. The association has a site as well that customers can feel free to view the array of colors for this peony also.

Garden Roses - Garden roses continue to be very popular for wedding bouquets. They are different from the standard rose, as they are very full and lush.

New Zealand's Red Dragon - The is an exotic, red cut flower birthed in New Zealand and very different in style. It's actual name is The bromeliad Pitcairnia hitchcockiana.

Regardless of all the new flowers that we love, it wouldn't be any fun if we couldn't get them! This is where an outstanding Los Angeles florist like Peachtree Petals come in. Peachtree Petals is able to provide you with the most trendy and stunning flowers you can imagine. If we don't have them in stock, we'll pursue to get what you desire. From Anniversary flowers to wedding bouquets, Peachtree Petals does it all! Our designers have over 25 years of combined experience and absolutely love their craft. You can't go wrong with Peachtree Petals. Come visit us at www.peachtreepetals.com or call us today!

Reference: www.flowertrendsforecast.com, new flowers

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ways To Revamp Traditional Wedding Trends!

There's nothing like knowing just the right styles and trends that will make your wedding the most beautiful wedding ever. It is no surprise that as times change, the trends for weddings are changing as well. If you want what's in, you don't have to look any further. We have the wedding trends you will absolutely love because they aren't what we're use to, but better.

Trends are revamped each year and 2014 is no different. Here are a number of trends that have been revamped and have been pleasing brides everywhere:

Burlap With Lace Accents have been very popular to use on mason jars and other wedding decor. Yet, what happens is all weddings begin to look alike and no bride wants that to be the case. Stephanie Carmody of Tres Chic Events stated in a recent Bridal Guide article, "The problem we have with this particular trend is that all of these weddings start to look alike. As a result, we aren’t seeing the personalization or uniqueness of the couple shine through". A great way to revamp this trend is to replace using burlap and lace with chiffon or silk, which are more of a feminine fabric. An example of its' use would be to create a hand-died chiffon runner.

Having Photo Booths at weddings has become pretty trendy as well, yet still classic. "Couples seem to add these to their wedding as a default now, as if they have to have it because all of their friends did. At the end of the night, we pick up tons of photo strips left behind by guests who didn’t know what to do with them", stated Tracie Domino of Tracie Domino Events. It is a great idea to keep all of your wedding memories, however, some good revamping would help. Add to your photo booth specialized furniture, cool backdrops and unique props. Another revamp is to use the same things, yet have a video booth instead.

Candy Bars have been trendy also. A few years ago, newlyweds began trending from large wedding cakes as their sole dessert option. Candy displays were made and guests would receive them as favors as well. Yet now, the candy table needs revamping. "Everyone loves candy but the candy table concept has taken its last bow," said Robin Naluai at the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa. She went on to suggest his-and-her treat tables. "Maybe the groom is a sucker for a good PB&J with no crusts and a cold milk while the bride has always loved caramel apples," said Naluai.

Amid all the trends, there will always be something special about Wedding Flowers. They are stylish, beautiful and breathtaking all at the same time. They do so much for brides, especially complimenting flowers to the bridal party. No matter who you are or your culture, flowers will remain trendy and its' all up to you how use them for your wedding. Be creative and revamp how you incorporate your wedding with them, whether its' flower centerpieces, floral wedding decor around the altar, or above the door entries.

Of course, you will need a great Atlanta florist that can provide all of the best wedding flowers that you need. You don't have to look any further than Peachtree Petals. The florist is one of a kind and has been awarded for their stunning wedding floral arrangements for its' brides. Peachtree Petals loves its' brides and will be there to assist you in making your wedding as memorable as possible. If you need a wedding consultation, Peachtree Petals offers its' consults for free and doesn't require a minimum budget. Also, its' floral designers have over 25 years of combined experience and absolutely love their craft! What more can you ask for in a florist! Visit www.peachtreepetals.com or call 678.336.1195 today!

Reference: www.bridalguide.com, Stefania Sainato, 30+ Ways to Revamp Your Favorite Wedding Trends

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hidden Wedding Costs You May Not Have Considered

As Atlanta's number one wedding florist, we here at Peachtree Petals have experience with weddings of all sizes and budgets. Regardless of the dollar amount brides hope to spend, one thing we routinely hear about are the "hidden" costs associated with wedding planning. While you may be stowing away cash for the perfect gown, open bar, and ornate decor, with the help of The Huffington Post, we've compiled a list of some of the lesser known costs of your big day to keep you from blowing your budget.

Postage: With the ever rising price of postage, this aspect of wedding planning can quickly become more costly than anticipated. The shape and size and weight of the paper invites cost more to send than traditional snail mail. In addition to the cost of postage to send out the invitations, you must plan on postage for RSVP cards and save-the-date cards.

Gratuity: Once you've found the perfect caterer and bar service, painstakingly crafted your signature cocktail, and tallied the RSVP card dinner choices, you might think you’re in the clear for food and drink costs, but you might not be considering gratuity and other service fees. Some catering companies factor in service fees and gratuity into the fine print of contracts, which can rack the bill up much higher than you had anticipated. Even if the gratuity is not factored into your contract, you'll still want to plan on 15-20% gratuity for services rendered on your big day.

Cake Cutting Fees: If your venue will allow you to bring in a cake from an outside vendor you may be incurring more cake costs than you think. Double check with your venue about cake-cutting fees. To recoup the lost costs of brides sourcing their decadent desserts elsewhere, many reception venues are charging cake cutting fees, which can range from $3-$5 per slice, for their staff to cut and serve up the wedding cake.

Packaging and Labels: DIY weddings are one great way to save money and to finally put all of your time on Pinterest to good use. However, you should consider the cost of packaging and labels as you decide to create a DIY favor, candy bar, sundae station, etc. Individual boxes and bottles can range from $3-$15! Label making supplies like circle cutters, ink, label paper, and ribbon can add up to over $100 for a guest list of just 15 people!

Voted Atlanta's best wedding florist by the wedding planning site WeddingWire.com, the talented florists at Peachtree Petals are dedicated to saving you money while providing the highest quality flowers and customer service for your special day. With over thirty years experience in the wedding flower industry, Peachtree Petals is the obvious choice for your big day. The Atlanta florist can do it all from bouquets to centerpieces, gourmet hand-dipped chocolates, and custom hair pieces.

Peachtree Petals wants to give you the peace of mind you deserve in your wedding planning process, so they are offering complimentary wedding consultations for area brides. In this consultation you will meet with a member of our FTD Certified Master Florist team to discuss your vision, likes and dislikes,and budget for your day. Our florists will share with you their extensive wedding portfolio and give you a price quote. To schedule this consultation visit www.peachtreepetals.com or call 678-336-1195 today.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Friday Wedding Perks

You've just become engaged and now the question everyone begins asking is, "have you set a date yet?" This is an innocuous question. You just got engaged so certainly you must know the exact date you want to be wed. You may very well in fact have this date in your mind. As you begin contact venues and vendors however, you might begin to realize those precious Saturday wedding dates are few and far between. If you want the coveted Saturday wedding you might very well be looking at having your wedding in 2016 or 2017. The wedding industry is starting to see an increase in the amount of Friday weddings, and while there remain many advantages of having your wedding on a Saturday, we encourage you to buck the tradition and reap the benefits of a Friday affair.

When thinking of the disadvantages of a Saturday wedding most people immediately think of the difficulty in booking the perfect date for the reception venue, and this is absolutely right; We typically see venues booking more quickly than vendors.You might not think about ceremony space being limited or the time available for ceremonies being limited. Many religious venues like churches and synagogues might have a restrictive time limit for when wedding ceremonies can take place in order to accommodate Saturday afternoon and evening services. For example, your ceremony might need to be completely wrapped up by four p.m. creating a considerable amount of downtime for guests between the ceremony and the reception. By having your wedding take place on a Friday, you won’t have to be as pressed for time to work around these services and can have your ceremony and reception back to back.

One unexpected perk of a Friday wedding is how simplistic it can be for guests. Out of town guests will enjoy cheaper flights by flying in on a Thursday evening as opposed to a Friday evening, and many hotels will offer discounts for wedding blocks beginning on a Thursday evening as it helps boosts their sales earlier in the week than normal. Guests from out of town will be able to spend the remainder of the weekend catching up with you and other family and friends. Local guests could take off work early, attend the evening ceremony, and still have Saturday and Sunday to rest and enjoy!

Many vendors may offer discounts for Friday events, especially during the height of wedding season when they can book events back to back on a weekend and capitalize on the two ceremony weekend. While these discounts are not always the case, you will also open yourself up to the opportunity to “shop around” with vendors as they won’t be nearly as limited in supply. This freedom will help you save money by finding the right vendor for your budget even if a discount is not explicitly offered.

Whatever day of the week you plan your nuptials, Atlanta's wedding florist, Peachtree Petals is here for you. As you plan your wedding take time to select quality flowers that will create the atmosphere of romance you've dreamt of your whole life. With over 35 years of experience, the talented wedding florists at Peachtree Petals can help you do just that. With free wedding consultations to establish vision and budget, you can count on Peachtree Petals for all your wedding flower needs.