Wedding Flowers: You Don’t Need to Be a Flower Expert!

If you don’t know your primroses from your peonies, or baby’s breath from begonias, choosing your wedding flowers might seem like an impossible task. You might feel intimidated by the idea of putting together bouquets, but don’t be! You don’t need to be a flower expert to have beautiful wedding flowers.

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To take all of the pressure off of you, you can ask an experienced florist to create everything on your behalf. All you really need is your wedding colors, and any particular theme that will need to be matched.

You can have some input, too. When you meet with your florist, have a look around and tell them which types of flowers you do or don’t like the look of. When you choose a few favorites, your florist can build the rest of your bouquet around these.

Whatever you do, though, be sure you’re working with a great florist with experience creating floral arrangements for Wisconsin weddings. When you come to Belaire Flowers, we can help you whether you’re an avid gardener or floral novice. Get in touch or come by our West Allis flower shop to find out more about creating the perfect flowers for your wedding day.

What to Do With Your Flowers After the Wedding

You’ve planned the perfect flowers for your wedding, but do you know what to do with your fabulous blooms after the big day? Here are some great ideas.

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  • Give them away to guests. Many guests will ask about taking a centerpiece home. This is a great way to share the lasting fun of your wedding day with them.
  • Preserve them. Whether you dry them, press them, or have them professional preserved, your wedding flowers can be a lasting memento of your wedding day.
  • Donate them. Find a local nursing home or hospital and arrange to donate them. It’s a great way to spread the joy of your wedding day while doing something great for the community.

Whatever you do with your wedding flowers, making sure they’re top quality blooms can make them last longer and give you the perfect look on your wedding day. To find out more about wedding flowers in Milwaukee, or to discuss the flowers for your West Allis wedding, give us a call today!

 

Perk Up Your Wedding Restrooms with Flowers

You’ve planned out how to make your venue look fantastic, but when nature calls, will your guests find an ignored space? Perking up your venue’s restrooms can make a big impression with just a small amount of effort.

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Flowers are the ideal way to add something special to the restrooms. Putting bud vases with a few blooms next to the sinks can be a wonderful way of brightening these rooms up. Of course, if there’s room for them, larger bouquets can also look great.

A great choice is to use flowers in your wedding colors, including those used throughout the rest of your décor. This gives your guests a sense of continuity and will make the restrooms feel like a real part of your wedding. You can also add in a few fragrant blooms to make the restrooms more inviting.

To find out more about using flowers in the bathrooms and throughout the venue of your Wisconsin wedding, give us a call or stop by our West Allis flower shop today!

Avril Lavigne’s Black Bouquet

When musicians Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger got married earlier this month, they chose a Gothic theme for their big day. The couple were married in a medieval French castle, and had an all-black dress code.

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One of the really stunning parts of their wedding day has to be Avril’s bouquet. Made up of black roses, the large bouquet shows just how flexible flowers can be.

There’s almost no limit when it comes to flower colors. If you have a theme that requires a specific color for your bouquet, it’s entirely possible, though it might take extra time or money to source.

A black bouquet is certainly a bold style, but one that was absolutely required for Avril and Chad’s all-black Gothic theme. The bouquet itself became a central part of Avril’s overall wedding look, and she is proudly carrying it in almost all of the couple’s photos.

To find out how to get the perfect wedding flowers for your big day, give us a call. We are thrilled to help Wisconsin couples find the wedding flowers of their dreams!

Fourth of July Themed Wedding Flowers

Between the fireworks and barbecues, the Fourth of July is the perfect summer holiday. If you’re looking to bring Independence Day to your wedding, one of the best places to start is with your flowers.

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Red, white, and blue blooms are perfect for a bouquet. Whether you choose roses, hydrangea, or a mix of flowers, you can carry a beautiful bouquet of colors to match your theme.

The fun and fantastic look of fireworks can also be incorporated into your flowers. With sprays of baby’s breath, you can capture the look of fireworks bursting in the sky. You can show them off on their own or mix them with blue hydrangeas for a great effect.

The best way to get the perfect Fourth of July flowers for your wedding day is to work with an experienced florist. If you’re looking for wedding flowers in Milwaukee, get in touch with us today to see what we can do!

Who Gets Flowers at a Wedding?

Flowers are such a big part of weddings, but when it comes to planning wedding flowers for yourself, you might not know where to start. This often leads to the question of who gets flowers at your wedding.

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Obviously, the biggest or most impressive bouquet will go to the bride. As the bride, you’ll carry a bouquet that will set the tone for other bouquets.

Your maid of honor will need her own bouquet. This can be similar to the brides, or completely different. It shouldn’t outshine the bride’s, though.

Any other bridesmaids should also carry bouquets. These are often in keeping with the maid of honor’s bouquet, but a smaller version of it.

The groom should have a buttonhole flower. This often matches part of the bride’s bouquet, but can just be something in the wedding colors.

The best man and other groomsmen will also wear a buttonhole flower each. These can all be identical, or have some variation.

Of  course, you don’t need to stop there. The page boy should have a small buttonhole flower, and the flower girl can carry a small bouquet if she’s not scattering petals. Other important people, such as ushers and the parents of the bride and groom can also wear buttonhole flowers or corsages.

Whether you keep the flowers limited or give them to all the guests is really up to you. When you work with a great Wisconsin florist, you can come up with the perfect solution for your wedding. To find out what we can do to help you, get in touch today!

Summer’s Here, and So Are Summer Flowers!

Summer is a great time for weddings, and the season offers many great types of flowers that are perfect for nuptials. With the hotter weather, you’ll need to choose flowers that will stay beautiful throughout the full event, though.

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One way to ensure you have great flowers for your summer wedding is to choose  blooms that are local to us in Wisconsin. Many types of clematis and hydrangea are in season throughout the summer months and can be beautiful additions to wedding flowers.

Non-local flowers can still be a great choice, and this is the perfect time of year to choose tropical blooms like birds-of-paradise. These can add vibrant color to your arrangements while standing up to the heat and humidity of our summers.

Bright, bold colors are perfect for summer wedding flowers. It’s a chance to really show off what nature has to offer. To find out more about choosing the perfect flowers for your summer wedding, get in touch today!

Choosing Centerpieces For Your Wedding

When it comes to your wedding day, centerpieces are one of the most important ways to display gorgeous flowers. Along with the bridal bouquet, they’re the floral arrangements that your guests will most look forward to seeing, and that will most define the style of your wedding.

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Of course, there are many different styles of centerpieces. Depending on your wedding’s style or theme, you might want to opt for something big or small, bright or subdued.

There are also multiple ways of displaying floral centerpieces. The most common way, of course, is a traditional vase. You can add extra interest to your centerpieces with a colored glass vase, which will nicely set off the flowers you have chosen.

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A tall vase can be a dramatic choice, and can allow your guests to easily see each other across the table. You can also opt for a bowl style presentation, where the flowers are kept lower. This can be a great choice if you want to include foliage.

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Whatever presentation you choose, great centerpieces begin with a great florist. If you’re looking for the perfect Milwaukee florist for your wedding, get in touch with us today!

How to Decorate Your Ceremony

You’ll be carrying a bouquet, and your reception’s tables will have centerpieces, but what will you do for your ceremony? Many couples aren’t sure how to add flowers to their ceremony, but it’s really simple.

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One great place for flowers is along your aisle. You can add floral balls at the end of each row of seats for a great addition to the venue. Whether you’re having an indoor or outdoor ceremony, flower balls can be hung from special stands made for the surface or from the ends of pews.

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You can also add flowers to the altar space. If you’re having any type of archway over or around the altar, this can be covered in beautiful flowers. You can also add tall bouquets in vases next to where you’ll be saying your vows. This can set off the special location in a gorgeous way.

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To find out more about how to bring flowers into your ceremony, give us a call today! We can provide a variety of flowers for your Wisconsin wedding day!

How to Use White Wedding Flowers

With so many colorful blooms available, there’s something particularly powerful about choosing all white flowers for your wedding day. It gives a beautiful look to your bouquet and venue to plenty of pure white flowers, and is unmistakably bridal.

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White flowers are perfect with a white dress, but can also nicely set off any ivory, off-white, or colored wedding gown. When we saw the photos from last week’s wedding of Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, we were struck by the gorgeous choice of white gown and white flowers his new wife, activist Lauren Parsekian had made.

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When you choose to go with any single color for your flowers, the quality of blooms is very important. You’ll want flowers that hold the color perfectly, and that look great in their own right. A single color bouquet can be all one type of flower, or it can be a mix of several types.

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If you do opt for several flowers, an expert florist will be able to direct you towards blooms that work well together and that have the same tone of your chosen color. (An all-white bouquet can be completely thrown off by a single cream-toned flower in the middle!)

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If you’re looking for help with the flowers for your Wisconsin wedding, get in touch today to find out what we can offer!