Valentine’s Day for Real Men!  

Valentine’s Day is coming soon and it’s an important day to show how much you care. Be the guy she longs for, the guy who takes the time to do it right.  The most valiant will do it by ordering a beautiful arrangement from their local florist; no online or on-the-phone 1-800 middle man, which is always a gamble to become a DIY nightmare. If you don’t like taking chances on quality or unnecessary cost, your best bet is to go to a local shop. These true men among men will send flowers as it’s the romantic’s choice.   As a result these men will not only be appreciated by their loved ones, but also by us, as they are supporting our family floral business when they decide to shop the right way – effortlessly getting arrangements and flowers of the highest quality.

A few tips to keep it fresh this Valentine’s are as follows:

1.  Order early, give us as much notice as possible to ensure you receive the best selection. Early orders always get priority.  Easy online order- Belaire Flowers

2.  Mix it up, do you like to send roses?  Maybe send Roses in Pinks or oranges, spice it up!  Add an extra special touch to your order, such as a heart of Love balloon, cuddly teddy bear, as well as make it sweet with a box of chocolates or candy.  We can help you hit a home run with all of this.

3.  Valentine’s Day isn’t just for your sweetheart.  It’s a great day to send a smile to a special friend, son, daughter, or anyone that’s important to you.  Local florists have you covered from blooming plants to desktop arrangements .

4.  If you’re unsure what to send, rely on your local florist to choose a mix for you. The florists here at Bel Aire Flowers go above & beyond.  Give us a chance to shine,  and we will surprise you with our creative & stunning designs.
5.    Relax, we got your back on Valentine’s Day & everyday; our customers are our #1 priority.   You can trust us to take care of your order like it’s going out to one of our own.

Thank you for your support.  We wish all our Real Men a Happy Valentine’s Day!


#Wedding-inspiration by Bel Aire Flowers

Today’s #wedding-inspiration are drawn from everywhere, online, nature, personal interests and tastes along with #wedding vendors, venues and wedding suppliers.  Our #wedding-inspiration secret would be to capture what speaks to you.  Your personal style and attitudes have a lot to do with who you are.  It’s these very styles and preferences that will most represent your wedding style with ease.  Sometimes we see brides try to portray a look that they aren’t comfortable with which makes the process difficult.   If you enjoy soft natural tones and colors and you select bright bold colors out of your comfort zone you will generally fight this or frankly feel unsure of this choice.  Sometimes trends and fads cloud our judgement in determining what we like or are drawn to.  It’s appealing to have the latest and greatest.  However keep in mind that your all important day is timeless.  What we mean to say is your wedding will be treasured forever and the current trends and fads will be long in the past following your special day.  Ironically many trends from the past have run full circle as wedding flower styles and colors are gaining popularity again.  For example, bridal cascading bouquets are becoming popular along with the softer color tones and variety in bridal party dresses.  We’ve seen brides choosing 2-4 colors of gowns for their bridal party as was popular years ago.  


#wedding-inspiration solutions that are win-win for every #bride.  Keep your color pallet in tones your comfortable with and utilize a few of your #decor #flowers or #wedding-reception #flowers to bring in a punch of color.  Your overall look and colors for the weeding will represent you to a tee and the punch of color at the #wedding-reception will add some fun and excitement to the party following your #wedding ceremony.   There are so many tools today to help you with this process that are super easy to explore.  Looking online to find your dream wedding look and feel is super easy to do and fun.  Search terms such as #wedding-inspirations to research tips and pix online, like this blog.  

#wedding color pallets are trending to the softer hues for #bridal party flowers.  These soft romantic hues include, cream, porcelain, peach, champagne, blush, baby blue, lavenders and sarchuse or minty greens.  Check out our Memorial Day #wedding to see how these soft tones are captured in beauty & grace.  This particular #wedding-flower style was accented with minimal sunny yellow to highlight the #garden look. 

What wedding-inspiration inspires you? If you’re more of a bold #bride who tends to be drawn to bold colors, go ahead and let those hues carry you down the aisle.  The smile of confidence you’ll have will speak volumes as bold bright colors are definitely you.  A must see is the wedding flowers we did recently for a bride locally that was bold and beautiful featuring blue roses and stark white flowers, a true look of distinction  .

Wedding-inspiration by Bel Aire Flowers.  Still not sure what you really like, relax, #Bel Aire Flowers, your #Wisconsina-Florist can help find what works for you.  Visit one of our locations to browse our selection of wedding planner books.  We are a #localflorist that you can be comfortable to #shoplocal at.  We have two convenient locations in West Allis & #Menomonee Falls, #florist.  We are here for you to make your planning go as smoothly as possible.  Browse our past bridal photos to take inspiration of what your drawn to.  It’s ok to do things that are uniquely you.  There’s nothing we love more than to creatively design your vision with some of natures finest #flowers and accenting them in unique ways.  Don’t be afraid to think outside the box using artwork, nature or your interests to draw your wedding inspiration from.  Check out our bride’s Star Wars themed #wedding.  We got creative with the flowers with bold tropical #flowers and funky deco wire in designing this wedding’s bridal party flowers.  Whether your style is traditional, romantic, soft bold or a combination, rest assured we will find the look that’s uniquely you!  Our goal for designing your important Wedding day florals is Your wedding day, your way with Bel-Aire! 


Memorial Day Wedding by Bel Aire Flowers.  

Congratulations Mandi & Dan! We are thankful to be apart of your very important Wedding Day! 

These custom designs by Bel Aire Flowers feature mini callas with dark purple centers, muscari or aka grape hyacinth. Yellow freesia, white anenomes with dark eye centers, soft blue hydrangea, viburnum, locally grown geranium foliage, delphinium in lavender and blue tones. Brides bouquet designed in a cascading flowing style with matching groom boutonnière. Parents flowers incorporating dress colors of royal and brown. Grandparent flowers featuring a brightened sarchuse green tone ribbon. Greens featuring maidenhair ferns, ruscus and lily grass. A natural element of toned succulent plants sets the bridal bouquet apart and gives this design a distinctive garden look. All designs done by Bel Aire Flowers. 

 Have a wedding to plan? Contact Bel Aire Flowers. Let our talented professional design staff make your day your way! We guarantee to give your very important wedding day a look of distinction like none other! @belaireflowers visit us on Pintrest, Foursquare, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter. 

 We post lots of wedding inspiration pix of our original work along with helpful tips and wedding planning tools. Our main focus is to keep your wedding planning easy and stress free for you. We will give you what you’ve been dreaming of and then some. We guarantee you’ll be blown away with our flowers and designs. Don’t leave your important wedding florals to chance. You deserve a day to enjoy and live in the moment of your special wedding! 


HOT Wedding Trends for 2015

wedding Season 2015 has officially begun and I have some insight as to what’s the up and coming trends for this year.  Having met with several brides with weddings scheduled for 2015-2016, I can offer you my take on what’s HOT Today!

#1 Hot Trend…SoftColors, whether it be monochromic shades of any color or complimenting color combinations the tone is keep it toned light.  Not to say, there aren’t areas of a wedding like the party per Se… Where you can liven things up with a bold punch of personality.  Overall the wedding parties are keeping it refined and easy.  

#2 Hot Trend …make it personal.  brides are utilizing jeweled accents, dazzle dazzle gems, feathers, brooches. Family heirlooms, remembrance lockets and other items to make their flowers that much more personal.  Each and every bridal bouquet custom designed is exceptionally personal to that bride.  Each flower chosen, every color selected and the style is all hers, why not take it to the next level and add a family loved ones personal item that maybe can’t be with you on your special day.  I’ll never forget the last bride I had with having had her father pass away due to an unfortunate Illness.  I felt this tremendous responsibility to make sure her locket of the two of them was hand seen to the brides bouquet.   You can bet I made it my highest priority to make sure it was done flawlessly.  I felt tearful just thinking of  the feelings this would give my bride while she joined with her soul mate on their new journey together.  It was very comforting knowing, I was able to help in my small way to make that wish happen.  

#3 Hot Trend Get creative with reception flowers.  This isn’t an entirely new concept, however it’s continuing to be really popular.  Brides are still incorporating themes into their wedding from beachy destination weddings to personal careers whether it be a physician or a Firehouse theme.  Couples want to make their day personal to them.  What fun, it’s an area where we can really be creative and shine.  Creating different looks at the reception creates lots of ingest and that “wow” factor when guest walk into the dinning room.  Long gone are the days of keep the look uniform it’s not for everybody.  

#4 Hot Trend -Flower girl Fun.  Having the explosion of “Cinderella” girls are opting for flower girl wands, dangling wrist corsages and fun hair wreaths.  Girly girls love being the center of attention and transforming into the belle of the ball for the wedding day.  Even if they’re the jr vs.  they’re still absolutely adorable! 

#5 Hot Trend- Add some Au Natural.  Brides are loving the addition of Au natural products, such as succulents, herbs, select cabbage or other ornamental plants giving added texture and differentiation to all flowers.  Not to mention these items are super unique and each one varies almost more than fresh blooms do.  Check out ways you can incorporate this trend into your florals, you may be pleasantly surprised how amazing they add a little extra something-something!

That’s all for now…more to come.  Stay posted!

Selecting a florist for your wedding.  


 When selecting a florist for your wedding there’s a number of factors to keep in mind.  Not all florist shops are equal.  I’m impartial as I own Bel Aire Flowers in West Allis & Menomonee falls so what I’m about to offer you is based on my own stores quality and level of service.  However, having been up front with that, I still have many years experience in dealing with countless brides that can be helpful to anyone planning a wedding or other special event.  

Selecting a florist

Wedding consultations typically last about an hour maybe less depending on your needs.   Schedule your consult 6-12 months before your wedding.  You can schedule it closer to the wedding if it’s a smaller wedding.  At the time of scheduling you should have your ceremony & reception venues along with your wedding colors or theme  chosen.  Firstly, who you book with is the most important decision you will make in creating the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.  There are many options today for brides so do your homework and look thoroughly before signing the dotted line.  In looking for a professional wedding florist take the time to meet with the shop in person and have a consultation.  If the consult is not going as planned or you feel they will not be a good fit for you cut the appt early, politely thank them for their time and move on.  Time is precious for both you and the shop so spend it wisely.  Look around how’s the store presentation, is it clean and well organized? It should be how you envision a flower shop to be.  How’s the service?  Did your phone call or email get answered promptly and courteously?  Again, you should feel well taken care of and important.  Your dealings with anyone you have contact with is a representation of that company good or bad to be taken into consideration.  We pride ourselves on treating every client with professionalism and attention.  We strive to respond to all wedding inquiries or questions promptly.  Being a small business sometimes it hard to respond quickly when it’s busy but we do our best always.  Ask to see the shops portfolio or past client pictures so you can see their work first hand.  Pictures of others work are a nice reference but it’s important the hired professional you chose have the skills to create your vision.  As you know you don’t always get what you pay for in looking at a marketing pix.  With that in mind choose someone your comfortable with and confident in.  

Getting ready for your consultation

Be prepared have your list handy of the flowers you’re thinking of having.  If you’re unsure what you’ll need ask for a planning list or find one online, they’re very handy.  Do some surfing, web surfing that is and copy or bookmark wedding color schemes or design themes you like.  You can also use apps like Pintrest to organize your information.  During your consult you can show your florist things you like which gives them great insight as to recommendations they should make.  During your time in your consultation discuss what your vision is and give the florist your likes and dislikes.  Communication is key in getting what you want and not leaving anything to chance.  If you have a wedding budget, disclose it.  In doing so you’ll  give your shop an idea of how to make recommendations.  If your budget doesn’t hit the mark you can always decide to adjust it accordingly.  Keep an open mind to suggestions.  A good florist can help you get the biggest impact utilizing their experience and creativity.  Sit back, relax and let the planning flow.  

Have any questions for us?  We would love to hear from you.  Please let us know if we can help you with your wedding or special event.  

How to Choose Wedding Rings

No wedding ceremony is complete without wedding rings and most probably this will be the lasting symbol of your marriage. Wearing a wedding ring has become a part of our culture and most people will never remove it except in case of emergencies.

wedding ring

Here are some tips for choosing your wedding rings:
Consult your partner:  Wedding rings must be bought only after consulting with your future spouse. This is something which both of you will use for a very long time. So discuss every aspect such as price, metal, stone etc. in advance.

Metal:   Although gold and platinum remains the popular choices for wedding rings. Consider your lifestyle and nature of work before making a selection. If you are engaged in technical professions such as engineer, technician etc. then take this into account before buying a wedding ring. Your choice of ring also depends on your intended usage. If you are going to use it every day and engage in activities which require manual work then go for a strong metal such as titanium or tungsten. Select a hard stone if above condition applies for you.

Research:  Brainstorm and research as much as possible before actually buying a ring. You can use Google for finding various models and most of the jewelry shops now have an online catalog of their products. So finding the right ring will not be a problem.


We can help you in organizing your wedding. Contact us TODAY!

Flowers Mean So Much

Today when we are planning our wedding we are free to choose our flowers based on our personal preferences.  Maybe a certain flower has sentimental meaning, maybe we are looking for our arrangements to compliment our theme colors and possible we are limited somewhat by what is available in the area where our wedding is and what time of year it is.

large bouquetWhatever influences our choices its hard to picture a wedding without flowers.  They add so much to the decor and having flowers at a wedding is a  tradition almost as old as time.  What kind of bouquet a bride tells so much about her, doesn’t it?

Did you realize though that at one time different types of flowers and plants came to represent emotions and carried specific meanings?  The Society of American Florists has compiled a list on the meanings of flowers from several different sources.  For fun, you may enjoy seeing a few:

  • Azalea-abundance
  • Baby’s Breath=festivity
  • Bachelor Button-anticipaton
  • Carnations:  pink -gratitude    striped-refusal   white-remebrance
  • Daffodil-chivalry
  • Holly-domestic happiness
  • Ivy-fidelity

Though fun to look at, today we aren’t confined to these traditional meanings but flowers can still convey so much. At Bel Aire Flowers we are dedicated to helping you convey the right meaning behind your flower choices.  Please give us a call and let’s chat about your wedding.

Halloween Inspired Wedding Flowers

With Halloween just around the corner, you might think it’s all witches and goblins. However, the holiday can also be great inspiration for your wedding flowers. Drawing on all the seasonal charm of Halloween can give you stunning floral arrangements and bouquets.

  • Colors: Halloween is all about orange. While it’s mostly pumpkins, the color is a wonderful part of the autumn palette. Orange flowers can give a seasonal feel while still looking fresh and beautiful. Also consider dark red and white roses to give your bouquet a varied look.


  • Centerpieces: Using a jack-o-lantern as a centerpiece can instantly give you a Halloween theme. Also think about pumpkins carved with your monogram, or using smaller pumpkins as tealight holders. These can be matched with a white floral arrangement for a beautiful and subtle festive style.


  • Containers: Another choice is to bring the Halloween inspiration in through your vases. A traditional white and pastel orange floral arrangement can be given a holiday twist with a black vase.

If you’re feeling inspired by Halloween, find out what we can bring to your Wisconsin wedding. Give us a call or come by our West Allis floral shop today!

When Should You Have Your Wedding Flowers Delivered

As you approach your big day, you’ll need to know when everything is going to be delivered to your venue. One of the major pieces of your wedding day will be your flowers, so when should these be delivered?

Obviously, with fresh flowers you won’t want them delivered too early. If they arrive too early, you run the risk of wilted blooms. You also don’t want the stress of worrying they won’t get there in time.


In general, you’ll want to have delivery on the day of your wedding. Flowers can arrive at your venue a few hours beforehand, giving plenty time to set up any arrangements. Your bridal bouquet can be delivered to the venue or where you’re getting ready.

You should check with your venue about any requirements they have in regards to deliveries. They might need flowers delivered earlier. If this is the case, you can make advance plans for how to keep every bloom looking fresh and beautiful through your wedding day.

To find out more about wedding flower delivery, or to choose the perfect flowers for your Wisconsin wedding, give us a call today!

How Many Types of Flower Should Be in Your Bouquet?

Do you dream of a tightly tied bouquet of roses, or a loose bunch of wildflowers? As you plan your bridal bouquet, you might wonder how many types of flower to include.

There aren’t any set rules about how many flowers a bouquet should include. The important thing is the overall look of the bouquet. The style you want will often dictate how many types of flower you include.


Formal bouquet styles, such as dense round bouquets, will often look best with one or two types of flower. Tightly packed roses or peonies are classic choices for this type of bouquet.

Less formal styles, such as cascades, can be made up of many types of flower. This draws on the different looks of the blooms, combining them to create a style that wouldn’t be possible with just one flower.

With so many types of flower available for your bouquet, there’s really no limit to what can be created for your Wisconsin wedding bouquet. To find out more about bouquet styles and types of flower to use, give us a call or come by our West Allis flower shop today!