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Tom Is Thinking Wedding Season

Amanda Thomas - Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Wedding season is upon us! We hope you enjoy these tips from Tom Bowling, AIFD, PFCI.

Video: Double Face Satin

Amanda Thomas - Monday, April 16, 2018

Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.


In this video, Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD wants to make sure viewers know just how many different wholesale ribbon options are available from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale. 


Vonda focuses specifically on double face satin ribbon for this introduction – this type of ribbon is especially versatile and makes a fantastic addition to any bouquet, corsage, or decorative display. Double face satin ribbon is exceptionally smooth and makes a tremendous impression with its silky sheen.

As Vonda points out, Pioneer offers a wide selection of double face satin ribbon in a range of sizes and a tremendous variety of hues. In fact, many of the double face satin ribbon sizes available from Pioneer are available in more than 80 colors! 

In the video, Vonda holds up a bouquet that highlights streaming ribbons from a bouquet. This is a hot trend right now that cannot be ignored. But there’s so much more to explore! Take time to contact Pioneer – or see the online catalog – to find the perfect wholesale ribbon for your project.  

Shop our complete line of Double Face Satin ribbon here.


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Video: How To: Design with Seaside Cafe Collection

Amanda Thomas - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.


Inspiration for this arrangement comes from the south of France – enjoying beautiful weather outside of a café, taking in the sights and sounds of the city. 


Vonda LaFever, AIFD, PFCI, CFD creates a permanent botanical composition that embodies this aesthetic using pieces from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale Seaside Café Collection. Soft colors like light pink blush, pale latte, and warm custard tones give this palette a nostalgic and welcoming personality. 

A pair of two Bryant pots serve as a base for this design. Both pots are filled with blocks of floral foam to provide support for the permanent botanicals to be added later. By attaching adhesive to the bottom of the smaller pot, she creates a sturdy stacked design for an interesting layered effect. 

For this project, Vonda uses wholesale silk flowers including hydrangea and rose bush cuttings, along with silk ivy vines. She inserts the darker roses into the top of the container and begins adding lighter silk flowers around the edges. A few pops of pale custard-yellow flowers take their place as accents in between. 

Next, Vonda moves on to the bottom container, starting with darker silk foliage. When inserting the longer ivy vines, she makes sure they carry their volume over the edge of the container for a full and elegant appearance. She inserts a few of the larger silk blossoms into this bottom container for a fabulous sense of balance. 

The result is a handsome permanent botanical arrangement appropriate for use in a variety of spaces during any season. 

Explore the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale website for more wholesale silk flowers, containers, and everything you need to create gorgeous arrangements just like this one. 

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Video: How To: Design Corsages with Better & Best Bracelets

Amanda Thomas - Monday, April 09, 2018

Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.


In this video demonstration, learn how to create a bright and glimmering corsage with instruction from Vonda LaFever, AIFD, PFCI, CFD. 


This demonstration features two wholesale Fitz Design corsage bracelets – the first is the Princess bracelet, featuring three rows of rhinestone look acrylic pieces, and the second is the Rock Candy bracelet that features four rows of rhinestones. 

Vonda introduces the other elements used in this design. Permanent botanical elements include both blossoms and individual petals of silk Phalaenopsis orchid. Coordinated ribbon picks include a wired pink and orange ribbon along with a softer sheer ribbon in a light coral color. A touch of glitz comes from two different pearl sprays. 

Before beginning, Vonda has already secured the plastic platform to the Princess corsage bracelet. The first step is to lightly secure it again with a length of the “Blended” style ribbon. 

Next, Vonda creates a bow with a combination of the Blended and Sheer styles of ribbon, tying it to the plastic platform with the remainder of the first ribbon. Before double-knotting, she adds the floral rhinestone pearl spray. 

Vonda has also taken time to apply adhesive to each of the accessories that will go into the corsage so that the glue has a little extra time to set up. She adds more adhesive to the plastic platform for durable glue-to-glue contact as she begins to add the individual orchid petals to create a lovely frame around the ribbon bow.

Opposite of the floral rhinestone pearl spray, Vonda adds two bubble pearl sprays for balance and charm. She nestles the full silk orchid blossom in the center of the bow to complete the design, then trims any extra length from the ribbons to tidy up the composition for display. 

The finished design is bright and colorful, with just a touch of glamour. This is a great piece for any season – ideal for brightly themed weddings or proms. 

Explore the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale website for all the products used in this video, and everything you need to create corsage designs just like this one. Pioneer offers a wide variety of wholesale ribbon, silk flowers, wholesale Fitz Design bracelets, and so much more. Pioneer can meet your design needs for every season.

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Video: How To: Simple Corsage with Sophisticated Lady Bracelet

Amanda Thomas - Friday, April 06, 2018

Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.


This quick video tutorial will walk you through the process of creating a simple corsage that integrates trendy metal tones and permanent botanicals, as demonstrated by Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD. 


Vonda begins by highlighting the base of this corsage, a wholesale Fitz Design selection called the Sophisticated Lady Bracelet. This corsage will use the bronze color, but Vonda also displays two additional color options including rose gold and copper. The bracelet is currently available in 12 colors.

She also offers a quick introduction to the other accents incorporated in this piece – wired “Flash” ribbon in copper, two Spooky Leaves in glamorous gold, silk Phalaenopsis orchid blossoms in white, and a small permanent botanical succulent along with two of its leaves. 

Vonda starts the construction process by securing the remaining plastic platform with a piece of ribbon. She ties a second piece of ribbon from corner to corner, then uses it to attach a voluminous bow she created from a third section of ribbon. 

Next, Vonda prepares the plastic platform with glue. This sets the stage for glue-to-glue contact to create a much stronger bond. Durability is one of the most crucial concerns for wearable accessories like this one – strong bonds and clean mechanics ensure this piece will last throughout a long event, ideally lasting long enough to become a keepsake or memento afterward. 

By curling and flattening the long stem of the Spooky Leaf, Vonda creates a little extra gluing surface for a better hold. She glues and attaches the gold leaves on either side of the platform, before doing the same with the small wholesale artificial succulent and its companion leaves. 

Vonda then arranges the silk Phalaenopsis orchid blossoms – she places four around the edges and finishes with one slightly offset in the center.

The resulting corsage demonstrates fantastic balance. The artificial succulents pop with color, the gold leaves and sparkling ribbon add a touch of glimmer and glamour, and the silk orchid blossoms make a sophisticated yet classic statement. 

You can find all the supplies used this demonstration within the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale website. Pioneer offers a wide range of wholesale silk flowers, artificial succulents, beautiful ribbon, and wholesale Fitz Design bracelets – everything you need to create beautiful wrist corsages for any style and occasion. 

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Tour Our Spring/Summer 2018 Showroom!

Amanda Thomas - Thursday, April 05, 2018

Spring is in full swing at Pioneer Imports & Wholesale! Come see our Spring & Summer 2018 Showroom for yourself or take a virtual tour below. Our showroom is located at 500 W. Bagley Rd., Berea, Ohio 44017 and our hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We'd love to see you!



Please note: Vendor’s license in a related trade is required.

Prom Success Series - Part #7 - The Post Prom

Amanda Thomas - Tuesday, April 03, 2018
We hope you enjoy Part #7 of our 2018 Prom Success Series!

Video: How To: Gorgeous Rose Gold Corsage with the Melody Bracelet

Amanda Thomas - Monday, April 02, 2018

Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.


Learn how to create a beautiful corsage bracelet with this quick and easy video tutorial demonstration by Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD. 


The glamorous Melody corsage bracelet in rose gold serves as a base for this design, enhanced with silk orchid blossoms and wholesale artificial succulents like echeveria and string of pearls. Showtime ribbon in platinum and Double Faced Satin ribbon in nectar finish the composition.

The metal bracket that comes with the bracelet has already been removed for this video, and the remaining plastic platform has been secured. Vonda moves right into the construction of the corsage by laying both types of ribbon beneath the platform and tying a knot. This provides extra surface area to support the adhesive that Vonda adds in the next step.

Once the adhesive has enjoyed a moment to set up, Vonda begins adding individual silk succulent leaves. She also adds the artificial string of pearls to give a nice trailing effect for that extra touch of elegance.  

Vonda places more adhesive in the center of the arrangement to accommodate the addition of a gorgeous focal point. By weaving both silk orchid blossoms together with throats toward the center, Vonda makes an impressively full-looking corsage sure to please any recipient. To finish the design, Vonda trims any excess ribbon. 

The result is a colorful, modern, and sophisticated corsage with just the right amount of glitz and glamour to become a dazzling statement piece for any event. 

Each component used in this demonstration is readily available from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale website. Take time to explore Pioneer’s wide selection of wholesale silk flowers, artificial succulents, corsage bracelets, ribbon, and beyond – everything you need to create stunning accessories just like this one.  

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#ME1808R – Melody Rose Gold Bracelet
#CP1628GR – Hanging String of Pearls, Green
#CE30113GRTT – Large Echeveria Pick, Green Two-Tone
#PWO1109WH – Orchid Pick, White
#22-4118-3-011 – “Showtime” Ribbon, Platinum
#2206-1-714 – Double Faced Satin Ribbon, Petal Peach


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Video: The Sydney Eucalyptus Collection

Amanda Thomas - Friday, March 30, 2018
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

With its versatile aesthetic and wide variety of decorative applications, the gorgeous Sydney Eucalyptus Collection from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale continues to grow in popularity. In this video, Vonda LaFever AIFD, CFD, PFCI takes a closer look at this stunning silk foliage and demonstrates a few creative ways to use it. 


Vonda begins by highlighting the brilliant depth and coloration of the artificial Sydney eucalyptus sprigs. This subdued bluish green is a highly sought-after color for weddings but remains a versatile option for everyday display as well. 

Pioneer’s eucalyptus from the Sydney Collection features intricate detailing that instantly elevates any arrangement.  

Next, Vonda uses a garland of eucalyptus to create a quick impromptu table runner. This selection is beautiful on its own but could just as easily accommodate other accessories or additions as well, as Vonda demonstrates with ribbon and silk flowers. 

The small bouquet itself serves as another splendid example of the way artificial eucalyptus can add color and detail to any type of floral composition. 

Silk eucalyptus from Pioneer’s Sydney Collection is an exceptionally useful item for wedding season, for use in table runners or bouquets, but the possibilities are truly endless. Explore the rest of the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale website to find more fresh ideas for your wholesale greenery needs.


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Prom Success Series - Part #6 - Make it Special

Amanda Thomas - Thursday, March 29, 2018

We hope you enjoy Part #6 of our 2018 Prom Success Series!