Green Wedding Flowers with Succulents

So after I was looking through old pictures I realized – hello – I never posted flower pics from my friends wedding back in May! They were so fun and I loved making them because they were pretty different from ones I have done in the past. Watson loves flowers tooI always love a good Watson shot – he is so curious about when we have gobs of flowers in the condo!


First thing is to prep the succulents. If you haven’t done it before – they aren’t a flower. They are a plant. You literally have to remove them from dirt. Clean them off. Then you use floral tape to attach them to wire. Here is a good video on how to if you haven’t done it before. The unique thing about that is – they can last several weeks without being in soil and after you use them in a bouquet you can plant them again and keep them forever!

TNPLH: Green Wedding Flowers

TNPLH: Green Wedding Flowers


TNPLH: Green Wedding Flowers

I think one of my favorite things about these bouquets was all the textures in them. The hypericum berry is my absolute favorite. It add something so special and unique to the mix.

TNPLH: Green Wedding Flowers

TNPLH: Green Flowers

I was in this wedding too.

finished hand bouquet

You can see here the final product from the day. We did the wrapped satin ribbon, but then over that we wrapped each bouquet with the grooms family tartan. Isn’t that amazing!

Iron Horse Hotel Wedding Flowers

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.

Iron Horse Hotel Rustic Chic Wedding

Iron Horse Rustic Chic Wedding

Iron Horse Rustic Chic Wedding

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.

Iron Horse Rustic Chic Wedding

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.

Iron Horse Rustic Chic Wedding

I just love doing flowers so it was fun having another opportunity this year!

See my previous flower experiences here and here.



Flowers for a Friend

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.

Lilly and Rose Bouquet

Birthday Flowers

White Hand Bouquet Inspiration

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.





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Just to mix things up I though I would add one, sorta out there option but would look amazing in a fall wedding….

special bridal bouquet option

special bride bouquet option

Flower Crowns

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!

A Beautiful Mess Tutorial: How to make a flower crown