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

Beauty and the Beast Styled Shoot- Bloomington, IL Wedding Florist and Baker

I was so excited to receive the images this week from a Beauty and the Beast shoot we recently collaborated on! Since being able to link up with these local wedding vendors through the Rising Tide Society, the work we've been able to do together has been amazing and extremely fulfilling.

For this shoot, the inspiration was a Beauty and the Beast theme obviously, but the planner, Jordan from Ever After Planning, wanted the shoot to have the feel of Beauty and the Beast without being too literal. And I think we definitely accomplished that! 

The choice for the florals had to be red roses of course! 'Freedom' roses to be exact, which is one of my favorite red rose varieties. Large flower heads and a great dark red color. 

The dark moody, candles really compliment the moody tablescape, complete with tea pots, tea cups, antique books, and more rose petals. 

The cake we made was a three tier cake with gold piping and a cascade of those same fresh red roses, displayed on the venue's grand piano! 

The beautiful, moody photography style of By Mari Photography fit the style of this shoot perfectly and I can't thank this dream team of local vendors enough for all the amazing work they do!

Principal Design Stylist & Coordinator// Ever After Planning
Invitation Suite// Gorgeous Invites
Venue// Lake Windsor Country Club
Rentals// A La Crate * Vintage Rentals
Photographer// By Mari Photography
Floral & Cake// Pollen and Pastry
Hair & Make Up// Maggie Love Hair & Make Up
Dress// Savy's Chic Bridal Boutique

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