This past weekend I had the pleasure of playing florist for another wedding. This one was at the Iron Horse Hotel, one of my favorite places in Milwaukee. The bride wanted simple but a bit rustic and we played up the fall season. I did the hand bouquets with a variety of white flowers, football mums, garden roses, carnations, and spider mums.
I also made simple willow branch arrangements, which was really fun since I have never done them before. I didn’t know what to expect but they turned out to be a hit! We used them at the front of the aisle and the back and then post ceremony were transferred to be scattered on the tables. It’s always a nice way to get double use out of your arrangements.
The last thing I made for the wedding were these adorable football mum arrangements done in wooden long boxes. Here again, we were able to line the aisle during the ceremony and then transferred them to the tables for the dinner.
I just love doing flowers so it was fun having another opportunity this year!
See my previous flower experiences here and here.
Last week was a friend and co-workers birthday. She is one of those people that is so thoughtful of others and always goes the extra mile to make someone’s birthday specail. So we all pitched in from the office and I made the below bouquet. I love how it turned out. I used one of the vases from my wedding and just bought grocery store flowers. She loved them.
When I did my friend Mary’s wedding last week one of her friends approached me to help with her wedding flowers. I was so excited to start drumming up inspiration for her big day. She wants to use all white flowers. The wedding is going to be in the Fall at one of my favorite Milwaukee spots, The Iron Horse Hotel.
The bride was hoping to do her bouquet in one solid flower. I love this option (which are Anemone White Flowers). You can also do it with Gerber Daisy’s at a better price!
I also like the option of just lilies or orchids all together.
Lately, I have been loving lilies in general….they look really pretty mixed with roses.
solid calla lilies are always a classic choice.
although peonies will be out of season by October, we could also do white garden roses, which are some of my faves.
Just to mix things up I though I would add one, sorta out there option but would look amazing in a fall wedding….
special bride bouquet option
My good friend is getting married this week and I am not only in her weddig but I have the pleasure of doing her flowers. I am pumped! We have practiced hers but one thing she just decided she wanted was a flower crown for her flower girl. A brief pinterest search got me this tutorial by A Beautiful Mess. Can’t wait to try it out this week!
This weekend was my graduation from my MBA which was super exciting. But the more exciting thing was dinner after. We decided to do it at my parents house (since when I tried booking all the good restaurants even in January were booked). But it ended up being even better than if we had gone out. I made the table runner. I posted about my inspiration here. I also bought flowers from Whole Foods to create a center floral arrangement. I think it looked just perfect!
I mixed my mothers Ralph Lauren Salad Plates with plain square plates she found a while back at TJMax. I love the way the printed plates off set the table runner I made.
I also just love how the Hydrangea/Rose bouquet looked in the vintage soup tureen I got for my wedding shower. I also use the same vase on my Christmas Table shown here.
Ellen’s wedding continues…I’m excited to share pictures of the wedding shower I hosted for my sister in law this past March. We did it at my condo. Again, the beautiful pictures were taken by my very talented sister in law, see her work here.
I loved all the bright colors, and the flowers my sisters got me for my MBA graduation ended up being a perfect backdrop!