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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.
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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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
- 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!
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.
- 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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.