A Giveaway For All The Single Ladies! (And The Engaged + Married Ones Too!)

Ladies, ladies, ladies (and any wedding-obsessed gents), lend us your ears for a few...  We've got some exciting things brewing over here in Petal Pushers-land, but before we reveal our fun news, we need your help!  We want to know what your favorite wedding inspiration blogs are... for this little project, vendor blogs don't count (even though we especially love those that share inspiration from all over the industry, not just their own specialized field... something we are actually hard at work on with our blog revamping!) So here's the deal: Comment below on our blog letting us know which wedding inspiration blogs you read.  There's no limit to how many you list, but do be sure to notate your favorites.  You can comment here on the blog, on our Facebook page, or over on Twitter.   You have until Friday (08.26) at noon midnight to share your love list with us.  And here is the best part yet... to up the ante a little bit, we are giving away Dinner for Two at the gorgeous and delicious Driftwood Salt Lick.  We will announce the winner on Monday so be sure to check back to see if you are the lucky lady.  (PS You can earn additional entries by retweeting this post on Twitter, sharing this link on Facebook, and even spreading this blogpost around.  Just be sure to let us know you did so when you comment below!)

Is your mouth watering yet?  Mine is.


After your yummy BBQ dinner, stick around for a gorgeous hill country sunset... swoon.

Oh, by the way, The Salt Lick hosts weddings and events too!  Check them out!

A Heartfelt Request For Our Friends Down South…

While Texans across the state are praying for rain and some relief in the terrible drought and fires hurting our great state, our growers in South America are hoping and praying for the exact opposite.  Here is an excerpt from an email from one of our growers in Miramonte who is experiencing the worst flooding in 50 years: "Miramonte as a production area has been in existence for 24 years.  The area that is now flooded was developed and a dyke was built to protect this area from the river.  This dyke has provided this protection for the past 22 years.  Saturday, April 23, the water levels were the highest they have been in the past 50 years.  Our dyke held – and is still in place, but the volume of water was just too high and the river flowed over the dyke.

Miramonte has two production areas.  The area that is flooded had 100% of pompon planting and will greatly affect our pompon production over the next 11 weeks.  The second area has the disbuds that are blooming now, solidago, gerbera and foliages, and the mother plants for the pompons.  This is a key factor.  The loss of the mother plants would delay the return of the pompon crop."

Since getting this initial email, we've learned that pompons aren't the only flower being affected.  Production for garden roses, roses and hydrangeas, amongst many other types of flowers, has also been hurt by the flooding.

Here are the photos she attached to her email:

We also received this photo from our friend, Jan, at Mayesh, one of our floral wholesalers.  This flower farm is in Bogota, Colombia.  Jan and the team at Mayesh, along with many of our other wholesalers, do a great job keeping our industry educated and updated with current events.

Flooding at Colombia Flower Farm

Much like the food industry, the floral industry is directly impacted by Mother Nature, politics and the economy alike.  Flooding, fires, droughts, and other devastating weather conditions drastically affect our growers, which in turn impacts product availability and sometimes prices.  Gas prices, import regulations and taxes, as well as political and economic stability in the countries where our farms are located are all variables that may seem far off when it comes to your wedding or event, but every single one has a significant impact on the availability and cost of your wedding and event flowers.  We aren't trying to scare you by any means, but we do want all of our clients and event industry friends to be aware and reminded that the floral industry is global and influenced by many different variables, and unfortunately, these variables are far beyond our control.  If a situation like this should arise that could affect your wedding or event flowers, we will most definitely be in touch with you and let you know what's going on. We'll offer you our input and suggestions for substitutions that will achieve the look and style you had in mind, and it will all be beautiful!

Alright, Floral Industry 101 is over, but we really would appreciate your thoughts and prayers for our friends in South America.

Petal Pushers Helps Turn Two Near-Disaster Weddings Into Dream Weddings on WE Television Series “My Fair Wedding with David Tutera”


June 29, 2010

Petal Pushers Helps Turn Two Near-Disaster Weddings Into Dream Weddings on WE Television Series “My Fair Wedding with David Tutera”

Austin, Texas – When celebrity wedding planner David Tutera needed a floral designer for two Texas weddings with less than three weeks to spare, Petal Pushers came to the rescue. On two upcoming “My Fair Wedding” episodes, Petal Pushers enhanced Tutera’s elaborate vision by bringing their personal style to the projects.

WE TV’s original series brings in a “dream team,” led by celebrity planner David Tutera, to revise a bride’s wedding vision. From changing the venue, décor and even the dress, David refines the couple’s vision with his “RE-visions”.

Two episodes with differing wedding themes were filmed in the Dallas area, using local resources and vendors.  From Hollywood Diva style to Country Chic, Petal Pushers contributed their talent, floral design, and props.

“My Fair Wedding with David Tutera” airs on Sunday nights, 9 PM Central time. Petal Pusher’s episodes begin on Sunday, July 4, 2010, starting with “Diva Bride”.

“We are so excited for this opportunity for Petal Pushers and for all our Texas vendors. We have amazing talent here, and it’s fabulous that we were able to share it with David Tutera and all of WE TV’s viewers”, says Stacey Hogge, owner and designer of Petal Pushers. “We are grateful to everyone involved and loved being a part of going above and beyond the brides’ wedding vision to give these two couples their dream wedding.”

About Petal Pushers: Petal Pushers, founded in 2001, is a floral event design company and wholesale florists with the ability to source flowers and greenery worldwide.

Petal Pushers thrives on inventing fresh and stylish ways to bring client’s vision to fruition. Love of color and texture is represented through our work. We refine individual styles and discover endless possibilities.

Our passion is obvious, our designs are unparalleled…


Petal Pushers 512-894-0808