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Video: True Cream Event Design

Orders Pioneer - Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.

A powerful addition to any designer’s toolbox, soft cream tones are a mainstay of wedding season and a range of everyday themes. But, as Vonda LaFever AIFD, CFD, PFCI points out, finding that true cream color often proves to be quite a challenge.  

Not only is it rare to find that perfect shade of warm yet bright cream, but it can be almost impossible to find cream tones that match across a variety of silk flower styles. But Pioneer Imports & Wholesale is here to help – Pioneer offers a wide range of silk flowers in that idyllic True Cream color, readily available to make your next permanent botanical project so much easier. 

This fabulous True Cream range spans all the most popular permanent botanical requests – silk hydrangea, silk cabbage rose, silk peony, silk dahlia, and so many other varieties you might want for your wedding clients or everyday designs. 

Vonda has created a beautiful arrangement in the Fairy Tale Compote container to demonstrate how well these silk flowers work together. Besides the silk flowers listed earlier, Vonda has also added brilliant trails of silk maidenhair fern to show how easily these True Cream selections work with other common accents. 

Explore the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale website to see the entire range of wholesale silk flowers in True Cream along with a vibrant spectrum of other colors. Pioneer offers an incredible selection of silk flowers, wholesale containers, and useful accessories for every style and occasion. 

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Top 10 Best Sellers in June

Orders Pioneer - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

1. EUCALYPTUS GARLAND 6' - #PWG1098GR

This beautiful eucalyptus garland is perfect for weddings and events!


2. HANGING WISTERIA BRANCH 67" - #PWW2330WH

This spray is absolutely stunning and works perfectly for wedding arches and decor.  


3. EUCALYPTUS BUSH 22" - #PWE1096GR

This beautiful eucalyptus bush complements any bouquet or floral arrangement.  It is an excellent choice for including greenery in weddings and home decor.


4. BOXWOOD BUSH X6, 12" - #PWB2030GCR

Boxwood is perpetually a customer favorite. Therefore, it's not surprising this beautiful boxwood in green/cream was a top seller last month. This item is also available in natural green.


5. HANGING BOXWOOD X5, 32" - #PWB2033GR

Greenery continues to be a hugely popular wedding trend.  This boxwood is perfect for adding hanging elements to your event.


6. SILVER DOLLAR EUCALYPTUS BUSH x6, 23" - #PWE1090GWH

This beautiful silver dollar eucalyptus bush complements any bouquet or floral arrangement, and it is still a very popular choice for brides.


7. SUNFLOWER BUSH x7, 20" - #PWS2400YL

Who doesn't love sunflowers? This beautiful sunflower bush, available in three colors, has seven stems and is perfect for creating a summer or fall centerpiece.



8. RECTANGULAR WILLOW BASKET SET OF 3 - #2003UP

Set of 3 rectangular willow baskets often used for gift baskets.


9. PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID STEM 33" - #PWO1107WH

This elegant orchid is often used for weddings and is available in three colors (white, burgundy and purple), but white was the best-selling color in June.


10. EUCALYPTUS WREATH 24" - #PWW1097GR

This eucalyptus wreath adds a rich, vibrant green to any wall or door.


Video: "Rosie" Ribbon

Amanda Thomas - Monday, June 11, 2018

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


In this quick video, Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD introduces a versatile accessory to instantly elevate any permanent botanical arrangement. 


The wonderful “Rosie” Ribbon from Pioneer Imports & Wholesale is beautiful on its own, but it really shines when used as a decorative accent for other accessories. 

Vonda demonstrates the endless potential of this intricate ribbon by adding it to a simple transparent glass cube. She adds a small adhesive strip to the back of the glass, using it to securely anchor the ribbon in place. Adding a silk peony bouquet finishes the design – now this quick and easy piece is ready for any wedding or event. 

You can find the wholesale ribbon, the silk peony bouquet, and hundreds of other fantastic accessories available from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale website. 

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#16-2661-40-154 - #40 – 2.5” x 10 yds – “Rosie” Ribbon
#PWP0141TTPK – Peony Bouquet, Two-Tone Pink


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Video: Pioneer's Wedding Silks Collection

Amanda Thomas - Thursday, May 17, 2018

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


In this instructional video, Vonda LaFever AIFD, CFD, PFCI highlights a few of the most popular wedding silks from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog to help businesses prepare for wedding season. Vonda goes on to create a sample bouquet to demonstrate the potential of these versatile selections.  


Pioneer offers a robust range of colors that prove well-suited to wedding bouquets and displays. Vonda shows each one in turn – chalk, vanilla dream, bisque, a rosy pink sand, and classic bridal white. 

These five stunning colorways cover four distinct silk flower styles from the Pioneer catalog. She walks through the versatile garden rose, peony, hydrangea bush, and the single stem version of the hydrangea. 

As Vonda points out, the single stem silk hydrangea is an especially popular choice for those who want to pair artificial silks with fresh flowers. Many wedding planners avoid fresh hydrangea cuttings because of their short lifespan, while these artificial stems will never brown or wither. 

Next, Vonda creates a sample bouquet to showcase the creative potential Pioneer’s wholesale silk flowers in this stunning palette. She starts by gathering together the garden roses and peonies with a touch of hydrangea, arranging the pink selections on either side. 

She finishes the arrangement with silk maidenhair fern that hangs down from the bouquet for an elegant look.  

Of course, this video offers just a small look at the wedding-ready options available from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale catalog. Explore the Pioneer collection for hundreds of artificial flowers, decorative containers, and beautiful accessories in an inspiring spectrum of colors. 

Top 4 Wedding Items in Top 5 Wedding Colors: 

Flowers: Peony, Garden Rose, Hydrangea Bush, Hydrangea Stem

Video: Verdant Collection

Amanda Thomas - Monday, April 30, 2018

Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Kathy L. Hall


To be able do on-demand pieces with lots of foliage, you’ll need to keep a good wholesale supply on hand. For this spring, Pioneer Imports & Wholesale has put together an exciting group of greenery called the Verdant Collection. It’s chockful of brilliant colors and opulent textures, just perfect for your daily needs and today’s project. 


We’ll create a beautiful bridal bouquet in the newest trend – all greens. Our selection of foliage for this project, listed below, compliment each other very well. The hues here are perfect for spring and are enhanced with a variety of shapes and textures.

Using the spring green colored Hedera ivy as an intact base, begin to insert the other sprigs, taking full advantage of the natural drape of this versatile piece. Fill out the spray with the lacy fern pieces and the look will begin to take shape. Adding in the colorful Boxwood and other bits will pull your piece together, with a surprisingly traditional bridal look in an up-to-date bouquet.

Secure the pieces at the back of the ivy and fluff out any areas that need it. Adding an accent piece of white ribbon, woven throughout, will pull everything together and lend a rich touch to the lush green of your spray. It’s now ready for the bride’s walk down the aisle.

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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.  

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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.

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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Video: Bridal Show Success: Adding Accents

Amanda Thomas - Tuesday, February 06, 2018

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


In this video, Sue Huelsman AIFD reminds viewers to keep a diverse stock of accent pieces to complete your bridal show table. These pieces will later serve as useful add-ons for potential customers, but at bridal shows they work to instantly elevate the sophistication of any table and help to draw more attention toward everything you have to offer. 

Sue suggests investing in small eye-catching accent pieces like votives and other candle pieces, useful items like napkins and napkin rings, and more. 

Having the right accessories on hand is especially important when it comes to bouquets. Sue recommends bringing multiple bouquet styles and a couple of different stands. You can show your bouquets in basic cylinders or decorative vases. Sue also demonstrates how to use the purpose-made stands from Pioneer that look great on any table.


Take some time to browse the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale website to find a wide variety of accessories like vases, bouquet stands, stylish votives, and of course, plenty of wholesale silk flowers and foliage to complete your bridal show table.


Shop products from the video:

#PWR2090CHK – Cabbage Rose Bush, Chalk
#FFR004CR – Rose Pomander with Rhinestones
#22-3407-810 – Lace Table Runner
#960528SLV – Striped Glass Votive
#850338SLV – Bubbles Glass Votive


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