Fantastic Flower Girl Ideas

She’s the cutest member of your bridal party, but do you know what a flower girl should do? We have a few great ways for her to make her mark on your big day.

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  • Dropping flower petals: This is the most traditional choice and is still perfect for almost any wedding. Your flower girl will follow the bridesmaids up the aisle, tossing flower petals on the path before you walk on it.
  • Introducing the bride: If you have two flower girls, they can hold a sign announcing you. To keep them true to their name, though, look for a sign that can have a garland of flowers along the top. You can also give the flower girls beautiful crowns of flowers to wear.
  • Carrying your train: If your gown has a long train, you can have your flower girls help carry it. This can be a great option if you have multiple flower girls, as you can have one walk ahead of you and two helping with your train.

Whatever your plans for your flower girl, you’ll need to have fantastic flowers. For more about picking the perfect flowers for your Wisconsin wedding, get in touch today!

Fragrant Flowers for Your Wedding

You want your wedding flowers to be beautiful, but they can also add a glorious fragrance to your ceremony and reception. Choosing fragrant flowers can be an excellent choice for your bouquet and centerpieces.

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  • Roses are an obvious choice for fragrance, and they give an elegant style to your wedding. The variety of colors and types mean they can fit almost any wedding.
  • Jasmine can be a delicate style and wonderful scent for your wedding day. With a few different styles available, it can suit a vintage, rustic, or traditional wedding style.
  • Gardenia is a wonderful fragrance, and the white flowers can be a beautiful part of your bouquet or centerpieces. They will suit most wedding styles.
  • Lilac can give a slightly spicy-sweet fragrance. Its small flowers can be packed densely to create a brightly colored bouquet.
  • Herbs are a great way to bring extra fragrance to your bouquet. For example, lemon verbena can be added to a bouquet for a splash of green and a wonderful citrusy scent.

There are many other fragrant flower choices for your Wisconsin wedding flowers. If you want to know more about fragrant wedding flower options, come by our West Allis flower shop or give us a call today!

Choosing Flowers for Your Wedding Venue

You’ve chosen the perfect venue for your wedding, but even the best venue can benefit from some added decor. One of the best ways to decorate your Wisconsin wedding venue is with flowers.

Venue flowers will include your centerpieces, top table decoration, and cake table decoration. You can also look to add them in other places around your venue, such as near the dance floor, on any other special tables, on the bar, in the bathrooms, and around the entrance.

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Your wedding venue flowers can match your bridal bouquet, or you can choose completely different flowers. Some flowers, like hydrangeas, give a great full look, while flowers like roses can give a delicate fragrance to your venue.

Centerpieces and other floral arrangements around your venue can also be a great place to incorporate foliage. The deep greens can give a richness to your arrangements and are also a way of working with a variety of wedding themes.

If you have your venue, but don’t have your flowers, or if you want to know more about how to use flowers at your Wisconsin wedding, get in touch today!

Fantastic Fall Flowers

As we approach autumn, it’s a great time to think about the season’s best flowers. While you can still get many types of flowers as imported blooms at any time of the year, there’s something beautiful about using the flowers that are in bloom here in Wisconsin.

Roses are still in bloom through the fall, and are a classic part of any bridal bouquet. They also provide a beautiful aroma, making them perfect for your centerpieces, too.

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Hydrangeas are also in bloom in the autumn. These big flowers are a big trend for bridal bouquets. They are a great way to create a large bouquet without having too many stems.

While they aren’t considered the most elegant of flower types, carnations are an excellent addition to your bouquet. They are in bloom now, and come in a variety of beautiful colors.

One truly seasonal piece for your autumn bouquet is to include fall foliage. Some autumn leaves can be a beautiful addition to your bouquet and centerpieces, particularly if you’re using the season as a theme in your big day.

There are many other local flowers in bloom throughout the fall, and throughout the rest of the year. To find out how you can use these in your wedding bouquet, get in touch with us today!

Throwing the Bouquet: Is It a Must?

The tradition of a bride throwing her bouquet dates back to sometime around the 14th century. It began as a way of keeping guests from trying to grab parts of the bride’s dress for luck. Today, it is still a fun tradition with the single ladies waiting to catch the bouquet as a symbol that they’ll be the next to be married.

While this can be a fun part of a wedding, many brides want to keep their bouquets as a memento of their wedding. With so many beautiful preservation methods available, the bouquet can be a special addition to your wedding photos.

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One way to achieve both is to have a second bouquet for the toss. This is often referred to as a “fortune bouquet” and is a smaller version of the main bouquet. It can also be the same as the bouquets the bridesmaids carry. Throwing this bouquet allows you to have the fun of the toss without losing or damaging your own bouquet.

To find out more about creating a fortune bouquet, or how to work this tradition into your wedding, give us a call or come by our West Allis florist shop today!

Creating a Forest Feel with Your Wedding Flowers

Do you dream of a wondrous woodland feel for your wedding day? The best way to create this natural style is with your wedding flowers.

An enchanted forest style can be created by bringing in a mix of flowers and greenery. This will reflect the reality of nature, and can give your venue a cool feeling at any time of the year.

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Another way to recreate the forest feel is to think high. Taking your floral decoration upwards will make your guests feel like they’re in the shaded overhang of an old-growth forest. Instead of seeing a ceiling, they’ll see the beauty of nature enveloping them.

Of course, you can combine this type of decoration with either high or low centerpieces. Again, a combination of greenery and flowers is the perfect choice, and you can also consider giving your guests a living plant as favors for even more coverage. This allows them to take a piece of your magical forest wedding home with them.

To find out how to create an enchanted forest style for your Wisconsin wedding, come by our West Allis flower shop or give us a call today!

Wedding buttonholes

Believe it or not, buttonholes for weddings started off as a small group of flowers for the men getting married to ward off evil spirits!  These days however, they are an elegant touch on a wedding day, and a good way of seeing who’s in the wedding party as well.  There is more choice than there ever has been before, and you no longer have to use traditional roses or carnations.

More people are using exotic flowers such as orchids, and they aren’t sticking with the more traditional colors.  As some people are now veering away from more traditional weddings; wearing colors instead of white, different themes and bridesmaid colors as well, there is much more scope to be creative with wedding flowers including buttonholes.  Take as much time as you do on the buttonholes as you do the bouquets; it’s the little touches that can really make a difference when it comes to weddings.  By putting thought into wedding flowers you guarantee you will get something a bit different that stands out from the rest of weddings, and a great and original looking buttonhole for the men in your wedding party can tie them in to the theme of the wedding as well as brighten up any suit.  For more information on unique buttonholes visit our website.Image

4 Fabulous Wedding Flower Trends for 2014

If you’re planning your 2014 Wisconsin wedding, now is the perfect time to think about your ideal flowers. While you obviously won’t be able to pick them up and store them in a hall closet until your big day, you should know what they’ll look like. Here are four big trends for the coming year to inspire you.

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  • Outdoor styles: Think trees and natural styles. The trend has been growing over the past few years, but is set to really take over in 2014. Don’t feel like you need to dig up a forest, though. Create tree-like centerpieces with a combination of delicate twigs and flowers.
  • Bird cage displays: This is a home décor trend that is crossing over to weddings in the coming year. Bird cages and bird themed décor is being given the floral touch, as romantic styled cages are being filled to bursting with gorgeous blooms.
  • Succulents: This became big this year, and is set to continue in 2014. If you’re planning an eco-friendly wedding day, these are the perfect choice, as your guests can take them home and replant them.
  • Bee friendly: The importance of bees has been a big story for the foodies, and this bee-friendly focus is coming to flowers, too. Wildflowers and local flowers are at the base of this trend, with many couples also offering guests seed bombs as wedding favors.

To find out more about choosing a perfectly on-trend flower style for your Wisconsin wedding, give us a call or stop by our West Allis flower shop today!

Using Accent Colors for Your Wedding Flowers

Your wedding includes more than one color, and having a full color palette can give your big day a rich feeling. This same idea can be applied to your wedding flowers.

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  • Choose a main color. Having one main color for your wedding flowers can give all the arrangements and bouquets a sense of unity. Think about one of your main wedding colors for this, and don’t forget that white is also one of your colors!
  • Choose an accent color. This is a secondary color that will really make your main color pop. It doesn’t have to be a bold color, and pale shades such as peach or pink can work well next to white blooms.
  • Choose paired colors. Along with a main color and accent color, consider looking at paired colors. This year has been full of some new combinations – yellow and grey, emerald and peach – that can give your wedding a great modern feel. These can also be included in your wedding flowers, including your bouquet, boutonnieres, and centerpieces.

To find out more about how to combine colors for your wedding flowers, give us a call or come by our West Allis flower shop today!