Another great weekend for us here at Alluring Blooms!

I got the opportunity to arrange flowers for Sara and Adam’s wedding yesterday. They were married at the BEAUTIFUL Blackhawk Country Club in Madison, Wisconsin.

The bride wanted a slight cascade bouquet, and I was soooo excited for the opportunity! The cascade is not as common as it used to be… but the long, ivy and babies breath cascades of the 80’s are sooooo out! Here’s our take on a modern cascade. A beautiful combo of white dendrobium orchids, lilies, stock, gerberas, LILACS! and anemone with some black bacarra roses and bear grass accents. I loved the fun black flat wire accents worked in!

The maids bouquets were created with the same flowers, only they were round hand tied bouquets.

Here’s a shot of the arrangement I put together for the couple’s sand ceremony.

We had a wonderful time working putting flowers together for this wedding. We hope this fantastic couple had the perfect day!


I’ve been feeling under the weather this week. This cold has got to take a hike because tomorrow my wonderful hubby and I are going to see Les Mis at the Overture Center. I’m soooooo excited! Squeeeee!!!!

When I’m feeling blah flowers always cheer me up. So, today I bring you a cute little centerpiece that really brought a smile to my face.

This centerpiece was made with a stunning mix of greenery accented with some simple white button mums and lavender wax flower. The unique composition of greenery creates great movement. I love how the leaves create little hiding spots to tuck blooms to add visual interest.

Pretty purple posies!

May 9, 2011

Ahhhhhhh, it is FINALLY feeling like spring here in Wisconsin. All I can say is: It’s about time!

Last week we had the pleasure of putting on a floral design workshop for some residents of Hyland Park in Fitchburg. I really enjoy spending time with these ladies and having some fun with flowers! We made some really fun spring bubble bowl arrangements with inexpensive blooms like spray mums, mini carnations and alstroemeria.

After the workshop I had some leftover flowers. What is a floral designer to do? Make a sample bouquet of course!

So here you have it: a bouquet of lavender cushion spray mums, pretty purple alstroemeria, white mini carnations and the most beautiful dark purple tulips. Top it off with some variegated pitt greenery and a pretty purple and fuchsia ribbon…perfection. This adorable bouquet is also friendly on the pocketbook. What a bonus!