Bridal Bouquet Breakdown

This Friday's Bridal Bouquet Breakdown is an easy one because the bouquet is all roses! 'Freedom' roses to be exact! My all time favorite red rose variety. All paired with some bling and a bit of Pittosporum foliage to finish it off.

Many of the brides I meet with think that standard roses will be too expensive for their bouquets, but in fact, roses are actually one of the more economical choices for your flowers. And so gorgeous! Garden roses, which are all the rage right now,  are equally as gorgeous, but cost about 3 times as much as a standard roses. That's where the cost can add up!

This stunning bouquet was created for a Beauty and the Beast themed shoot, so obviously red roses were the perfect choice! Check out the rest of the shoot featured here and here. Thanks to By Mari Photography for the amazing pics!

By Mari Photography

By Mari Photography

January Winter Wedding- Bloomington, IL Wedding Florist

This recent summer heat wave has got me dreaming of cooler weather! So, nothing better than a winter wedding to make you feel the cool! My sweet bride, Jane, just shared some of these gorgeous images shot by Fred Fox Photography from her January wedding this year.

Jane and I went to college together at the University of Illinois, both studying Horticulture. So of course, we both share a love of flowers!  It is always so much fun working with a bride who appreciates the importance of flowers in the wedding and has a knowledge of them as well! I have done so many of my college horticulture friend's weddings and it means so much that they trust me to do the flowers for their most important day!

Jane wanted an obvious winter feel to the flowers, so we incorporated mini pine cones, evergreens, red winterberry, and a curly willow armature to give that look. Combine that with the sandy cream Quicksand roses, ivory spray roses,  seeded eucalyptus foliage, silvery dusty miller foliage and you have n quintessential winter bouquet!