Blooming Envy knows how much work planning a wedding can be. So why make it harder than it has to be. Here are the top 5 reasons you need Blooming Envy for your floral needs.
If you are planning a wedding in/from Central Wisconsin, I know just the place for you to start looking for those extraordinary, hard working wedding professionals. It's the Central Wisconsin Wedding Professionals, CWWP. Maybe you have already seen them at one of the local wedding shows. The CWWP is an organization of professionals that can make dreams happen! From florists like us, to photographers, bakers, wedding planners, officiants, and more, you can rest assured that you are in good hands with any member of the CWWP.
The CWWP will be hosting the Rolling Bridal Tour on 11/11/12, we would love to see you there.
Or Click here or the link above to find out more info on the CWWP.
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Are you looking for that one a kind venue for your wedding or special event? Recently I received a phone call from a college of mine who is involved with the Gerold Opera House in Weyauwega. She told me in the last few months there has been some exciting changes going on there. The Gerold Opera House has been renovated to accommodate weddings and I was invited me over for a tour! Now let me tell you, this building has been around since the early 1900's and is full of charm and character. The main room has 20ft ceilings, a theater balcony and a stage. Downstairs is a bride's dressing room and groom's pool lounge. I can't say enough how impressed I was. This building seemed to go on and on. Click Here for more pictures of our designs at The Gerold Opera House.
If you are interested in seeing The Gerold Opera House or would like more information on booking your event, visit The Gerold | Weddings and Special Events .
If I could plan my wedding all over again I think I would want something that
resembles nature. I have come to the conclusion that Mother Nature did it best.
There is so much beauty that surrounds us in our everyday lives, so many of us
and I am guilty myself, forget to take the time to slow down and see whats right
in front of us. I was reminded of this yesterday when I had a lovely meeting
with Shelly from Signature Events by Shelly. She brought me to
stunning local that over looks the water and really makes you stop and take
notice. With that as my motivation, I put together just a taste of what my nature inspired wedding would look like. Let me know what you think.
So this week I was spending some time going through some photos that I haven't had time to post. Well, I came across photos for wedding that I designed for that took place at Lensmier's Village Gardens. The photos made me remember how much I absolutely loved this wedding location. This wedding was the first opportunity I had to visit this very intriguing local. Funny thing is I have lived and worked within 20 miles or so of this place and I had never even knew it existed.
Upon the day of the wedding, I arrived with the flowers and was completely blown away. I literally felt like I had stepped out of the city into a secret garden. The staff was still setting up the chairs when I arrived. One of the staff, sorry I didn't get her name but she was very friendly, showed me around and helped me get situated. Every other staff member I happened to cross paths with after her was just as courteous and helpful.
I happened to find myself with some extra time to spare while I waited for the wedding party to arrive. So I spent some time wondering around, exploring this wonderful gem. I truly enjoyed my afternoon discovering different flora and sculptures at every glance and turn I took. My absolute favorite was the gigantic, working wind chime. I'm going to guess it was at least 25' tall.
So, if you are looking for a beautiful place to have an outdoor wedding in Central WI, I would happily recommend Lensmier's Village Gardens. It is on top of my list for favorite outdoor ceremony locations.
To see more picture of Lensmire's Village Gardens and Andrea & Garrett's wedding click here!
Lensmire's Village Garden
2811 Porter Court, Plover, WI 54467
Click to see the feature on Kelsy & Chris's wedding
Last summer I had the pleasure to work with a wonderful bride. Kelsy had a clear picture of what she wanted, her ideas were fun and unique. Working closely together we designed the flowers to match her visions. When the big day finally came, I had fun bringing those ideas to life. I won't say it was easy, the actual day involved a very early start for myself and another designer. We had the challenge of designing a portion of the arrangements on site, simply due to size and design. With lots of effort, everything all came together and it was stunning.
Recently, I found out that Kelsy's wedding was featured in the current edition of Wisconsin Bride. This was courtesy of her photographer M Photography who submitted the photos. I was extremely excited to see shots of my designs published and Blooming Envy's named mentioned. I hope to see a lot more of my work between the covers of magazines in the future. To view more pics from Kelsy & Chris's wedding from our files click here!
Fall is a time of abundance throughout the Northern hemisphere, and having your wedding in fall is great time of year to celebrate. Although they are beautiful, many people are allergic to flowers and choose not to use them as part of their wedding day, among many other reasons. If you choose not to have flowers in your wedding, here are some great alternatives that will still complement your wedding.
Many brides dream of carrying a huge bouquet of flowers, but for those with allergies, this is just not possible. Instead of flowers, carrying a bouquet of ripe wheat or other grain may just by pass the sneezing. Wrap the grasses with colored ribbon to match your wedding colors and your guests will ooh and ah over your original choice of bouquet as you make your grand entrance down the aisle.
Feathers make wonderful bouquets and many can be dyed to match the colors you envision donning your wedding day. Large fluffy ostrich feathers work best for this since they actually mimic flowers when placed in a bouquet. Add fun elements like artificial butterflies, hearts, or simply add ribbons for a complete look.
Just because you choose not to use flowers for your wedding does not mean that your tables have to be bare. Gourds make excellent centerpieces. Have your florist order gourds in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors and mound them in the middle of all your tables. Be careful not to mound them too high; you still want your guests to see each other and chat as dinner is being served.
For decorations along the walls or in front of a raised main table at the dinner, you can use bundles of dried corn stalks. Tied together with coordinating ribbons or cording, they are certainly going to help convey the feeling of fall throughout your wedding venue. To have complementing centerpieces use dried corn, and comes in great fall colors like dark red, orange, and almost chocolate brown.
There are a lot of alternatives to flowers. Just ask your florist for some creative suggestions and then let your imagination soar.
Written By: Rev. Kelly Hunt
Autumn is a wonderful time to hold your weddings, especially from the perspective of your florist. There are many wonderful flowers that are in bloom and available locally. Using local flowers celebrates the bounty that we see all around us, which matches the season since autumn is traditionally the season of the harvest.
Sunflowers are gorgeous this time of year and come in more than just yellow. Depending on the variety, sunflower heads range in size from dinner plate size down to the diameter of your average coffee cup and can be used as centerpieces, bold colors to line the aisle for your ceremony, and even in your bouquets. Colors can range from the bright, cheery yellow we are so familiar with to dark claret. Some even have a beautiful chocolate center. Just imagine how striking your wedding will be with the bold colors of the sunflower popping up everywhere.
Zinnias are a flower that you probably know well, but have not seen at a wedding. Normally they are planted in butterfly gardens since the beautiful winged creatures find them irresistible. Zinnias are available in a rainbow of colors starting with white and ranging into yellow, orange, fuchsia, and even some multicolored blooms. In your bouquets, these flowers will give you an explosion of color similar to fireworks displayed on the night sky.
Roses are a very traditional wedding flower, and come in all sizes and colors. The ever bearing rose is almost always in season and a great addition to any bouquet or centerpiece. Hybrids tend to be a bit hardier than some heirloom varieties but all roses are fragile and require special care. If you are going to use roses, be sure to follow all care directions to have them at their best for your wedding day.
Dahlias are another beautiful and colorful choice to include on your special day. These flowers tend to be large and have layers of petals. These are another great choice for the bride who wants a big, bold splash of color on her wedding day. Since dahlias have larger and fuller blooms a few of these go a long way and make an excellent choice for a bride on a budget as well.
Chrysanthemums, or mums for ease, are beautiful flowers. The blooms are a midsized head and are a few inches in diameter. Mums are available in a palate of colors that is almost endless: reds, purples, yellows, pinks, oranges, and on and on. The beauty of these flowers will only pale in comparison to the bride holding them.
These flowers can be mixed and matched to make a unique statement for your wedding or they stand alone for maximum impact. Add some baby’s breath or other small flower to have them stand out. Your fall wedding will make an impact with bright, bold colors that complement the season.
Written By: Rev. Kelly Hunt
A few weeks back I had the pleasure to work with a wonderful photographer at a wedding. Anna from Pulse Photography was pleasant, cheerful, hard working, professional and all those other qualities that top-notch photographers should have. She calmly organized very creative shots, with a very large wedding party, with total ease. She also made me love what I do for a living that much more!
As I always try to do when finishing a job, I hand out my card to anyone I can. When I gave my card to Anna, I told her to send me some shots and I would be happy to give her credit for the work. Well about a week ago I received an email from Anna. I cannot say thank you enough. I absolutely love, love, love the pictures. These awesome flower shots make my designs look so stunning, I want to take Anna with me all the time. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous work!
To see the all the wonderful pictures that Anna at Pulse Photography sent click here!
To hire Anna for yourself here is her info:
Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.