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.


Picked up flowers yesterday for this weekends wedding. Had to share some pics!

We’re using tons of white, yellow and blue blooms.

These white peonies are so ruffly and pretty!

These blue anemone traveled a really long way to be here. We’re so lucky to have them. They are not in season right now typically, but we got lucky! I love the yellow ranunculus too.

We are using the most beautiful garden roses. They are a pretty ivory yellow and they smell like heaven! They are soooooo fragrant. And the white stock pictured below smells great too.

These yellow ranunculus are stunning. The whispy white veronica adds a very wild feel. Love it.

Can’t wait to start turning these blooms into works of art!

Kym and Corey are Married!

September 18, 2010

Yesterday was a fantastic evening for us at Alluring Blooms. We had the pleasure of working with Leslie of Blissful Events (http://blissfuleventsllc.com/) for Kym and Corey’s wedding at the beautiful Devil’s Head Resort. A stunning backdrop for a wedding, Devil’s Head Resort is located amid the bluffs in Merrimac, WI.

Before I go any further, I need to give a special thank you to my other, other mother, Joan, for all of her help yesterday. Words cannot express how much I appreciate her time and effort put into making this such a successful event.

Now, back to the wedding. Kym and Corey’s wedding was a beautiful mix of yellow and ivory/white flowers. They stood out beautifully against the aqua blue maids dresses and all of the aqua accents throughout. We were very excited to do Kym and Corey’s flowers. They really went all out… bouquets, bouts, corsages, a stunning arch for the couple to wed under, rose petals and flower cones lined the aisle, and the reception hall filled with both high and low centerpieces and tons of tiny bud vases.

Let’s get to the flowers!!!!

The Bride’s Bouquet – a hand tied bouquet of white dahlias, yellow roses, and white spray roses. The bouquet was created in the Biedermeier style… or concentric rings of flowers. It’s almost a bullseye effect. There white dahlias in the center, they were surrounded by yellow roses, and lastly, a ring of white spray roses surrounded the yellow roses. Hope to have a picture in the coming weeks!

The Maid’s Bouquets – a hand tied bouquet created with a lovely mix of white dahlias, yellow and cream roses and white and yellow spray roses. The stems were wrapped in white satin ribbon and the bride picked a brilliant accent, diamond encrusted pins called “Razzle”. They added an amazing sparkle to the bouquets.

The Groomsman’s Bout – A yellow rose with a simple bear grass loop. Simple with very clean lines.

The lovely couple wed outside under an arch. Kym wanted the arch to be covered in greenery and yellow and white flowers. She really wanted it to look full. We covered the arch in grapevine, then place a garland of greenery and flowers on top. The garland is made of salal leaves, plumosa fern and leatherleaf fern. We filled the garland with hydrangea, yellow roses and white and yellow spray roses. The end result took my breath away. I hope they loved it as much as we enjoyed making it.

And last, but not least, the centerpieces. We created 5 tall and 6 low centerpieces. The tall centerpieces were created in eiffel tower vases. They were filled with hydrangea, roses and carnations. The low centerpieces were hand tied bunches of roses, carnations and spray roses. At the last minute Kym asked us if we could provide flowers to do a bunch of tiny bud vases to be used as favors. I got on the phone and came up with yellow mini carnations and white spray roses. They turned out great.

Here’s a shot of a table with a tall centerpiece:

And a shot of a table with the low centerpiece:

You can see the tiny bud vases in the table shots. While the wedding was taking place, we were in the reception hall filling all these tiny vases.

We had a blast working with Kym and Corey, and look forward to working with Blissful Events again in the future!