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Greenery Tops Pantone 2017 Color Trend List

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The Pantone Color List for 2017 has been revealed, and it includes 10 amazing shades that mirror the beauty and brilliance of nature. Topping that list is Greenery, a verdant shade of green akin to chartreuse, The yellow-green color was picked for its expression of springtime – the rejuvenation, the renewal and the new promise – but there are nine additional colors on the color trend list that will make beautiful bouquets, centerpieces, and wedding decor. If you are planning an Albuquerque wedding in 2017,  the florals designers at Peoples Flowers should be the first call you make.
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Floral Ideas for your Proposal

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The time has come – and you are ready to pop the question. The trend these days is for more and more extravagant proposals, but there are many who still prefer an intimate and quiet event. No matter your preferred wedding proposal style, flowers are an integral part of every moment of your romance.  The experts at Peoples Flowers have seen hundreds of Albuquerque area proposals and weddings, and are here with floral ideas to assist you as you begin your journey together.
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Floral Details for your Wedding

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When it comes to wedding planning, there are many decisions to be made, and many of them involve flowers. Floral details can be added to your ceremony and venue decor in ways large and small, and these nuances go a long way to set the stage for your celebration.  Since 1944, Peoples Flowers has been assisting couples in the Albuquerque area to create gorgeous settings in which to say “I do”.
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Metallic Details Can Transform Your Wedding

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When planning a wedding, there are many decisions, large and small. When you are creating the perfect ambiance – choosing the florals and selecting a venue – sometimes the smallest details can make all the difference.  Depending on how they are arranged and presented, the same flowers can appear sophisticated, fun or rustic – and every style benefits from the beauty of metallic  details. In fact, the reason why metallics are such a popular trend is that they add shine and shimmer to any wedding, no matter the theme or color scheme. When working with the floral designers at Peoples Flowers, be sure to inquire about the diverse ways that metallics can be incorporated into your design.
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Amazing Orchid Floral Designs


Orchids are among the most popular flowers in the world. Historically and culturally, they have represented love, luxury, and beauty; as well as been used in medicines, perfumes and as currency. With an astounding 25,000 species, the diversity of the orchid is unparalleled – and when planning a wedding, the choices afforded a bride who desires orchid floral designs is vast. If you are planning an Albuquerque, Rio Rancho or Santa Fe area wedding, trust the experts at Peoples Flower Shops to help you select the most beautiful orchids for your day.

Orchids are truly amazing.  Across tens of thousands of species, blooms can be as small as a penny or weigh several hundred pounds. In fact, clusters of orchids have been found which have weighed over a ton! Yet each orchid has some common characteristics. Every flower – regardless of size – is bilaterally symmetric, which means that it can be divided into two perfectly equal parts. Orchids do not have usual roots, instead exhibiting rhizome, tuber or aerial roots. There are some differences – some orchids grow in the ground, others grow underground, and still others aerially; some orchids are also parasitic, with no ability to thrive without a host.

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When it comes to wedding florals, there are only a handful of varieties generally utilized. The dendrobium is one of the smaller orchid blooms, growing in clusters of vibrantly colored flowers. These orchids can be used as boutonnieres, corsages, as accent flowers in bridal bouquets, as centerpieces when presented in bunches, and as cake decor. The cymbidium orchid is one of the most recognized in the floral world, exhibiting a solid color blossom with a bright, contrasting colored center. White cymbidiums, which most often have a magenta detail, traditionally comprise classic white cascade bouquets.

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Although not pictured here, the phalaenopsis orchid is another popular choice. Its petals look like large butterfly wings, and the variety is commonly given as a potted plant. However, these graceful stems make sophisticated centerpieces and venue decor, and as a single bloom will often adorn a lapel.

There is a style and variety of orchid for every bride. When imagining the orchid floral designs for your wedding day, be sure to visit one of Peoples Flower Shops’ area locations to talk to our design experts. We will show you each type of orchid and give you the ideas and inspiration you need to create the wedding bouquets and flowers you’ve always dreamed of.

Holiday Wedding Planning

holiday weddingAnyone who has ever planned a wedding knows that it takes months to put together properly. For those who are tying the knot over the holidays this year, your venue is likely picked, but there is still much to do! When it comes to your flowers, not just any florist will do. Many couples assume that every flower shop will specialize in weddings – and unfortunately they do not. You’ll want to choose a florist with experience in this very type of function – at Peoples Flowers, we have been helping people celebrate their special day for years.

Now is the perfect time to contact us to plan your wedding flowers. You will be working with a reputable, experienced wedding team that can help you to navigate how to choose the best possible bouquets and arrangements. Wayne Pollack, the owner of Peoples Flowers, offers this advice: “Consult with our floral experts 3-6 months before your event to determine the availability of product around the holiday season. Be practical for winter weddings with availability of certain flowers, as it is winter and not everything is in season – or will be more expensive if it is not in season.”

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The talented designers at Peoples Flowers will be able to help you to achieve the look that you want, within your budget; and to give you alternatives if your desired flowers are hard to source. The most popular colors for the holidays, according to Pollack, are red and white. He also notes that evergreens are a beautiful touch that bring the spirit of the season to bear in your decor. Add a little “ice” with crystal and glass accents, illuminated by candles or lanterns for a true holiday celebration.

During long lazy days in the summer sun, lounging by the pool, it is easy to think there is plenty of time to plan for your holiday event. But now is the perfect time to speak with our wedding experts to arrange for gorgeous holiday wedding flowers – and then you can get back to your summer vacation. For more information, make an appointment with one of our professional qualified bridal consultants.

The Value of Working With A Wedding Floral Designer

wedding floral designerWhen planning for your wedding, the flowers are an all-important aspect. The florals are one of the most visible elements of the celebration, and they set the ambiance for the entire day. From the bridal bouquet to the venue arrangements, the type of flower and color palette beautifully represent the couple and their personality.

Therefore, it is so important to establish a one-on-one relationship with your wedding designer. Although it may be tempting to price shop and search for the lowest cost solution, this may work against you in the long run. For instance, you may tell two florists that you want a certain bouquet – and let’s assume they both respond to you that they can provide that bouquet for $100.00. That may sound as if their proposals are the same, however, consider these facts – some florists, like People’s Flowers, buy their flowers directly from the grower, as opposed to a wholesaler. This means that the flowers are cheaper, and therefore, a $100 bouquet likely has more flowers. And just as you cannot call a shoe store and ask “how much for a pair of shoes?” , differing florists may utilize vastly different quality of flowers, or may “bulk up” a bouquet by adding more filler stock than most. It is important to understand the exact blooms that will go into the exact bouquet you will receive.

Employing a designer to handle all of your flowers can also benefit you in other ways. Perhaps the flower you are asking for is out of season, and therefore, will be very expensive. A florist answering a bid may make a smaller bouquet than you expect, or utilize flowers that need to be shipped from a remote location. However, when working with a floral designer from People’s, we can recommend other in-season, local blooms that have the same look and feel like the flower you want, resulting in a lush and extravagant bouquet that fits your budget.

After many years and hundreds of weddings, our professional wedding consultants have a wealth of knowledge to their credit; ensuring that you will get the most lovely flowers that will meet all your expectations – while not breaking the bank. Call Peoples Flower Shops today, and relax – your wedding is going to be beautiful.

Mother of the Bride Rules

mother rolesCongratulations! Your little girl is planning her wedding day, and this bittersweet day for mom comes with a lot of expectations. Being the mother of the bride (or MOB) has changed quite a bit over the years; and while mothers did most of the wedding planning several decades ago, the bride and groom are the primary planners now. This can cause hurt feelings for a Mom who would like to see things a certain way; as well as to be as involved as possible, Here are some tips to help you to navigate this special time with ease and grace – and to reach the day of the wedding as close as you ever were.

Responsibilities of the mother of the bride:

Most importantly, be an attentive listener, an enthusiastic supporter and a constant source of compliments and encouragement.

Make sure your daughter and her fiancé understand what they can expect from you financially; and discuss what the total budget is so you can compile a reasonable guest list.

Ask your daughter to accompany her in finding her dress, as well as all of her accessories. It is the best mother-daughter shopping trip of them all. If you aren’t local, video chat!

Ask your daughter what she would like you to wear, then select your mother-of-the-bride dress as soon as possible. Contact the mother of the groom to coordinate.

Moms are great to follow up with the invitations and responses, and to get an accurate guest count. She can also be in charge of booking blocks of hotel rooms for out of town guests; and airport transportation if necessary.

Choosing the flowers for your wedding day is a fun and creative effort, and Peoples Flowers is looking forward to meeting with you – and your mom – to begin! For any Albuquerque area wedding, we are your one-stop floral source, ready to design gorgeous bouquets and classic centerpieces. Stop in today!

Some Wedding Traditions Explained

wedding traditionsIf you are planning a 2016 wedding, you are probably immersed in all the details. There are so many fine points of a wedding that we would never dream of leaving out – but have you ever wondered why? Where did these traditions originate? You may be surprised at the answers – and although we may not remember all the origins of these customs, they do remain an important part of our celebrations.

The Bridal Shower – For centuries, the bride’s father would provide a dowry to the couple upon the marriage. If he did not approve of his daughter’s choice, he would withhold this dowry. When this happened, the bride’s friends would often band together to provide a replacement dowry for the bride, “showering” her with gifts and money so that she could still be married.
The Bridal Party – While the bridal party has always been comprised of the couple’s closest friends and relatives, the original reason for it was far from sentimental. In warring and tribal cultures, it was often necessary to fight off intruders, thieves, and kidnappers – and it was the bridal party’s job to protect the bride. The “best man” was so chosen for his fighting ability;
and the groom kept his bride to his left – a stance still observed today – in order to have quick access to his sword.
Wearing a Veil – In ancient times, the bride was thought to be particularly vulnerable to evil spirits on her wedding day. The veil was meant to protect her from such attacks. In many cultures the veil was not lifted off the bride’s face until after the ceremony was complete; in some Jewish traditions, the groom will lift the veil to confirm it is indeed his bride before replacing it for the remainder of the ceremony.

Flowers are also an important part of any wedding celebration and have been for millennia. While in the past flowers were chosen for their inherent meaning – roses, snowdrops and orange blossoms considered to be the most appropriate for weddings – today we choose floral arrangements based upon favorite flowers or color palette. Regardless of how traditional your wedding is, the expert designers at People’s Flowers are the best choice in Albuquerque to bring your dream wedding to life. Call us today, and let’s begin making your memories.

Summer Wedding Flowers- Peoples Flower Shops

summer weddingEvery bride has visions and dreams about her wedding day. After all, it is one of the most anticipated events in a person’s life, and each and every detail is important. From the choice of dress to the choice of venue, there is effort and research behind every single decision. If you are looking for ideas for your summer wedding, look no further than Peoples Flower Shops. We are committed to helping inspire you with the latest and hottest trends in floral wedding design.

One of the trends that we are most excited for this season is the return of bold and bright colors; while winter and spring saw an emphasis on pastels and neutrals, summer is sure to be energized with vibrant color schemes.

Adding wildflowers is another beautiful summer trend. By definition, wildflowers are organic and natural, and so really need very little embellishment to look gorgeous. If your outdoor venue already has a stunning backdrop, adding thoughtful floral accents contributes just the right amount of summery tone to the space.

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Since it is likely to be very hot and dry during the summer months, here are a few expert tips when choosing flowers:

  • Roses, orchids, calla lilies and wildflowers hold up better in the heat than other blooms
  • Keep bouquets in a cool place, and rest stems in water when not in use.
  • Spritz bouquets with water throughout the day to help keep them fresh looking.
  • Use succulent bouquets and centerpieces to guarantee no wilting, and compelling arrangements that are both beautiful and capable of outlasting the heat.

As your Albuquerque wedding florist, we are your best source when looking for custom wedding bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres that are perfectly you. No matter the season, our floral designers are here to create something strikingly beautiful for your special day.