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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.

5 Ways to Use Greenery in Your Wedding

If you’re looking for a way to break out of the traditional mold of colorful wedding flower decor, using greenery is an innovative way to accomplish this. Use the following tips and ideas to incorporate green foliage into your ceremony decor, table settings and and even your wedding cake for a fresh, elegant look:

1. Going Green

When it comes to green wedding decor choices, subtle leaves like mint, rosemary and ferns can create eye-catching looks, especially when accented with plants that have larger, bolder leaves. Ivy and evergreen also offer impactful, artistic style for any aspect of your wedding decor.

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2. Backdrops, Trellises and Arches

Incorporating green foliage into the backdrop scenery of your wedding is a great way to carry this theme through your wedding. Drape artfully-created green foliage arrangements behind the altar of the church or wherever you will be taking your vows. Outdoors or indoors, a trellis or arch draped in ivy or other greenery as the focal point of your ceremony can create a romantic, unforgettable atmosphere.

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3. Greenery Under Glass Centerpieces

Combining green design elements with sleek contrasting pieces can bring contemporary flair to your wedding decor. Consider mixing your favorite foliage types with elegant, gleaming glass vases to create a striking centerpiece for your reception tables or anywhere you want to set a mood.

4. Candles and Green Foliage

Mixing green leaves and fronds with candles is another beautiful way to accent the altar, reception hall or even your cards and gifts table. Use large pillar candles surrounded by hurricane glass and festoon the bases with a mixture of green leaves, plants, evergreen and delicate mosses. Go for texture and visual interest when creating your candle greenery surrounds to help carry your green foliage theme throughout your wedding decor.

5. Wedding Cake Accents

Are you serving a traditional white frosted wedding cake for dessert? Consider accenting it with mint or olive leaves for an artful and dramatic effect. Draping a simple loop of vines around each cake tier can create a Grecian/Mediterranean effect.

If you’re looking for an innovative twist on traditional wedding floral decor and arrangements, consider using green foliage. Greenery without blooms and petals may seem unconventional at first, but that’s what makes it so exciting. Green foliage can help give your wedding ceremony and reception venues a lush but understated look. Contact Peoples’ Flowers for more wedding inspiration and ideas.


Bridal Showers: Which Flowers to Use

shutterstock_150361421At People’s Flower Shops we have helped countless brides plan their bridal showers. We understand the importance that this celebration holds for brides and their friends and family and we enjoy having the opportunity to help others plan their showers.

We understand that there are a variety of different styles and formats that people might want to use in their bridal shower. Some people might want to have a bohemian style shower, particularly in the spring and summer. This type of party has been quite popular in recent years. Other brides want more of a sit-down dinner style shower or they want to have organized events with their favorite group of women.

Regardless of the style shower, we find that flowers make excellent decorations and accessories. They can be used to help create nearly any type of atmosphere desired. Here are three ways that we love using flowers for bridal showers.

Table decorations

At every bridal shower, people will likely be spending some time eating and socializing at the tables, so this is an excellent area to dress up with some flowers. Well placed flowers can help add to the conversation and the atmosphere, but be careful not to block guests’ views of each other, which can hinder socializing. Encourage guests to bring the flowers home at the end of the night so they can continue to be enjoyed even after the party ends.


Use flowers as an original way to dress up party invitations. Order some gorgeous blooms that fit well with the theme of the party and dry and press them onto the invitations. The notes will look lovely and should impress any recipient. To make the theme even more consistent, use the same flowers on the invitations as on the tables at the party. It will help everything tie together nicely.

As hair adornments

Flowers offer such unique beauty that they can be spectacular for wearing in the hair. Flowers can be used by the bridal party or by all the guests. Depending upon personal style, a few select flowers can be tucked behind the year or in a braid or several flowers can be woven together into a crown. The crown in particular fits fabulously for a bohemian style party.


Planning a bridal shower is an exciting part of the wedding planning process. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with a few close people before the actual nuptials. Make the process even more special by including flowers for the party. Use some of the above ideas and get started planning a fantastic bridal shower.