A few months ago I had the honor of standing up for -AND- doing the wedding flowers for my amazing friend Stephanie and her handsome husband Chris. This week I was so thrilled to get an email from their very talented photographer, Molly from m three studio. (www.mthreestudio.com) Thank you, Molly, for the beautiful images!

Stephanie and Chris had a gorgeous ceremony and reception at The Heidel House in Green Lake, WI. They were married in an outdoor ceremony right next to the lake.

For the ceremony we went with a very gauzy wedding canopy to filter the sun. The poles were adorned with woodsy greenery and some floral accents.

The aisle was lined with short shepherds hooks and mason jars filled with rustic blooms.

Stephanie wanted a large bouquet filled with wildflowers in shades of yellow, blue and white. I had such a great time making her bouquet. It was filled with white stock, white veronica, yellow ranunculus, yellow billy balls, blue anemone and thistle. I felt soooo lucky to get this blue anemone in at the end of it’s season.

Stephanie’s bouquet was wrapped with navy blue ribbon – and included a special memento to honor her parents who’ve passed – their wedding bands.

The maids carried similar bouquets – lots of stock, anemone, thistle, billy balls, ranunculus – very rustic.

I loved that we all got to pick out our own dress style and shoes! Note to brides: it’s ok to trust your maids to pick out a dress and shoes that are flattering to them as long as its in your color palette. Check out these adorable yellow shoes! And the even more adorable BLUE shoes Stephanie rocked!

I loved the guys bouts! They were so masculine – thistle and billy balls accented with navy wire.

The reception centerpieces were made up of an assortment of mason jars and milk glass filled with rustic blooms.

Stephanie put her heart and soul into tons of personalized details that are not pictured here. They really made the wedding special and memorable. They had the most adorable escort cards I’ve seen – they were these cute tags hanging on a big carved wooden fish! From the ceremony song selection to the candy bar items (gummy sharks – yes, I said gummy sharks) to the lawn games during the cocktail hour to the super fun live music at the reception, their wedding was just a blast.

Stephanie & Chris – thank you for giving me the opportunity to stand with you on such an important day. And thank you for letting me create these floral pieces – it truly was a day I’ll never forget.

Lastly, thank you to my husband, Matthew, and my mom (in-law), Joan – your help with set up while I was off having fun was appreciated more than words can say. You guys are the greatest.


It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for us at Alluring Blooms =)

We got married!

It was everything we could have asked for and more. The weekend was colder than cold, but we didn’t let it dampen our spirits. We spent the weekend hanging out with the people we love most. Until we get our pics back from our amazing Aunt Rita, who was generous enough to gift us with taking photos, you’ll have to settle for some grainy cell phone pics snapped by various family members over the weekend.

Here I am hard at work on Friday night putting together the ceremony floral pieces:

And here they are in action:

On Saturday we had a short but sweet late morning ceremony at the Wisconsin State Capitol Building. We wrote the ceremony ourselves and it was very, very meaningful to us.

Here we are right after the ceremony:

After the ceremony we all went for a delish salad and pizza lunch at Francesca’s al Lago. The food was amazing. This picture at Francesca’s right after we were done eating has got to be one of my fav’s. I love how much little girls adore weddings!

Can I just take a moment to say how much I absolutely adored our flowers? They were exactly what I had envisioned. My bouquet was soft, elegant, romantic. I can’t choose a favorite part. The anemone blossoms were stunning. The vintage lace wrapped stems, out of this world beautiful.

The maids bouquets were a little more bold. They were a stunning mix of shades of green. The green ranunculus that came in were so unique! I just loved them. Here’s a shot of the maids bouquets with our rings:

Some people said I was crazy for doing our flowers… but seriously… how could I let someone else take care of my favorite part????

In the coming weeks we’ll be working on completely revamping our website thanks to our sister Amanda Kay! We can’t wait to share the new website with you.