Pioneer Blog

Video: Protea Design

Amy Lombardo - Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

Protea is booming in popularity and many in the floral design industry are taking notice. The growth of this market is a success story worth following – even consumers are asking for it by name. Pioneer Imports & Wholesale makes it easy to embrace this trend with a gorgeous permanent botanical protea option you can start using in your bouquets and arrangements right away.

The wholesale silk protea available from Pioneer boasts lifelike petals, bold foliage, and realistically detailed stems. There are so many ways to use this eye-catching selection. This quick video shows just one technique as demonstrated by Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD.

This design uses the silk protea spray with 26” stem along with silk lacy fern bush and artificial berry stems – all available from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale. This arrangement will be placed in a gorgeous urn with an aged bronze finish that really pulls the pink and green tones together. 

Vonda begins by using snips to trim the silk protea stem down to fit the container. She creates a collar of artificial berries around the silk protea, spacing the bunches evenly for attractive balance. The artificial lacy fern bush serves as the final addition. Vonda places these with a sweeping horizontal distribution for a dramatic sense of movement. 

Once the elements are loosely arranged, Vonda takes a moment to snip the stems for even length. She then takes a length of floral twine to bind the arrangement together. Vonda places the completed composition in the urn – and the result is a gorgeous silk protea arrangement that can be used as a tall centerpiece or accent just about anywhere. 

You can find wholesale silk protea, artificial berries, and silk lacy fern bush all available from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog. Use these elements to bulk up your permanent botanical toolbox to stay ready for any trend that comes your way.

Shop products from the video:
95200-00 “Mandalay” Urn 5x12”, Aged Bronze
FSP376PK Protea Spray 26”, Pink
PWS2641GR Lacy Fern Bush 30”, Green
PWB2241GCR Berry Stem 25”, Green/Cream

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Video: Fitz Delightz

Amy Lombardo - Monday, April 15, 2019
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

Getting ready for prom is all about time. Prom crunch can be hectic for floral professionals. Whether prom is the same weekend as Mother’s Day weekend or those large group orders start rolling in at the same time, there just never seems to be enough hours in the day. 

You might be looking for ways to stretch your productivity to the maximum, and Pioneer Imports & Wholesale is here to help. Pioneer offers a must-have tool that can simplify the wrist corsage construction process and help you save a ton of time. Fitz Delightz are a super-useful accessory from Fitz Design, able to help you create prom wrist corsages faster and easier than ever. 

Vonda LaFever AIFD, CFD, PFCI showcases the versatility of Fitz Delightz with this quick video demonstration. 

The gorgeous Princess bracelet serves as the base for this design. This bright white option is a fantastic fit for a wide variety of prom themes – great for those large prom groups that want to coordinate but also want different accent colors to match the dresses and accessories of each couple. 

Vonda begins by adding glue to the base of each peach silk ranunculus, setting each one aside to give the glue a bit of time to set up. She also adds glue to the ribbon for that powerful glue-on-glue adhesion. After attaching the silk flowers, she adds small silk leaf accents to complete the look.

The result is beautiful! This wrist corsage looks like it took a lot of time and work, but the construction process was a breeze! Your customers and clients will love the look of your wrist corsages built on a Fitz Delightz base.

You can find these wholesale Fitz Delightz and a wide range of wholesale silk flowers available from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog. It is never too early to start building your prom season toolbox for next year – let Pioneer Imports & Wholesale help you prepare for the prom rush.

Shop products from the video:
#FD5007S “Princess” Bracelet w/ Ribbon & Leaves 6pc pkg, Dazzle
#PWR2610COMX Mini Ranunculus Bush x7, 18”, Coral Mix
#PWR1050PHDR Ranunculus Bush x9, 18.5”, Peach Dream

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Video: Seating Chart with Orange Calla Lilies

Orders Pioneer - Friday, September 14, 2018
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

There are so many interesting ways to handle wedding seating charts. In this video, Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD offers up one stylish idea that easily incorporates with the floral themes used throughout the venue. 

Each place card or escort card is made from beautiful wholesale real touch calla lilies and ribbon from Pioneer, along with antique-style keys that you would find at any local craft store. Vonda has attached a number to each of these elegant arrangements. 

Guests can grab a key and head to the table of their choice. Or, they can look for the key associated with their name and head to an assigned seat, depending on the seating chart style you have chosen. This fun idea is open to a wide range of variations.

Find the perfect silk flower accents and ribbon choices to create expertly-coordinated seating chart accessories with help from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale website. 
 
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Video: Peacock Jewels Collection

Orders Pioneer - Monday, August 27, 2018
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

Putting a fresh twist on a classic color palette is an invigorating way to combine tradition with modern aesthetics. This is exactly what Pioneer Imports & Wholesale has done with the Peacock Jewels Collection – these vibrant jewel tones offer a stylish take on a favorite. 

In this video, Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD demonstrates the versatility of this collection. She begins with two geometric ceramic containers that shine with those deep peacock-inspired hue and uses wholesale silk flowers from our new Peacock Jewels collection to draw out those jewel tones in a striking and dramatic way. 

One arrangement is already complete. This monochromatic design uses dusty coral peony and cabbage rose with boxwood accents, underlining the beautiful hues of the container. By using these silk flower selections, the colors of the container stand out even more. 

Next, Vonda makes a new arrangement using the smaller container, demonstrating another way to use the Peacock Jewels Collection. 

She inserts the dusty coral selections on one side with the peacock blue silk flowers on the other, striking a dramatic balance in terms of color and visual weight. Sprigs of boxwood add extra bounce and height to the design while drawing out more of the green found in the container. 

Vonda suggests designing a range of sizes when making displays. This will allow you to appeal to more types of customers – those looking for large arrangements, small arrangements, or in between – and it also allows you to show off the wide range of your abilities. Vonda suggests stocking your display tables with at least two to three color palettes and multiple sizes. 

You can find the Peacock Jewels Collection available from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale website, along with a diverse selection of accessories like wholesale ribbon and wholesale containers to match.  

Shop the complete Peacock Jewels Collection here.

Shop products from the video:
93752-00 – “Calico” Ceramic Vase, 5.5” x 9”, Turquoise

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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!

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!

Prom Success Series - Part #5 - Reaching the Girls at the School

Amanda Thomas - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

We hope you enjoy Part #5 of our 2018 Prom Success Series.



Prom Success Series - Part #4 - Open House

Amanda Thomas - Tuesday, March 13, 2018

We hope you enjoy Part #4 of our 2018 Prom Success Series!

Prom Success Series - Part #3 - Displays

Amanda Thomas - Tuesday, March 06, 2018
We hope you enjoy Part #3 of our 2018 Prom Success Series!