Hi, my name is Faye. Born and raised in Wisconsin, I was married in 2001 to my husband, Jason. We have two sons and live in Scandinavia, WI. I love being outdoors, camping, hiking and fishing are some of my favorite activities. My floral design journey started a little over 19 years ago when I helped design flowers for my sisters wedding. Flowers have always brought joy to my life, unfortunately and ironically, I struggle to grow anything. Currently I focus my talent on design but I am not giving up on my green thumb just yet.
We put together our top 10 favorite bouquets from 2015. All the photos you see are from real weddings that were designed by Blooming Envy. We hope you enjoy!
Let us know which are your favorite.
Happy New Year! Engagement season is upon us! The excitement of new brides is very contagious. It always seems to reinvigorate me for the new year ahead. New love, happiness, forever after......I have been taking phone calls all week from brides who can't wait to say "I do!" So in honor of all the beautiful "bling" that is sparkling this season, Blooming Envy is giving away one $25.00 gift card (your choice*) to one lucky person.
Get 1 entry into the drawing for doing each of the following:
1. Like our post on Facebook(click here)- Yep it's that easy!
2. Share our post, Tag your friends - They will thank you!
3. Post a picture of your Bling - Snap a photo of your engagement bling and share it in the post or tag #bloomingenvybling2016
---- or do all 3 and get 10 entries! **
Drawing will be January 31, 2016!
*(Gift card choices are Starbuck's, Kohl's, Target, Walmart, Kwik Trip, Cenex, Chili's, Fleet Farm, Menard's, Best Buy or Copp's)
**Blooming Envy Bling 2016 Contest is open to US residents only. Being engaged is not a requirement for entry. Un-engaged and married people be creative and send us your best "bling" picture. Just please keep it family friendly.
One flower I have been using over and over again in my designs is Brunia Berries. Not only do they add that touch of grey that is all so hot right now, they provide some excitement and whimsy within the designs. The neutral grey color coordinates well with all flowers. Besides that they are hardy, dry well and provide a unique texture.
Botanical Name: Brunia Albiflora (BROO-nee-ah al-bih-FLOOR-ah)
Brunia is native to South Africa, but is also commercially grown in California, Australia and New Zealand. There are several different varieties of brunia that are sold as a cut flower and colors can range from silver to green or red. The most common variety you see in floral designs is Brunia Nodiflora which has the very modern, chic, silver/ grey color. They are available most of the year with peak availability being June - December.
Interesting Fact - Brunia Berries are not actually berries but ball shaped flowers.
What do you think of Brunia Berries? Leave your comments below.
With our last wedding for 2015 in the books we look forward to the holidays. I can honestly say I am excited and ready to start celebrating. Thanksgiving will be filled with delicious food, family, and hunting. For all this and more, I give thanks. Since the food is bought, the invites are out, and my husband and our two sons handle the hunting, I guess that only leaves one thing for me to do, decorate! Good thing it's kinda my specialty. Hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving inspiration board. We would love to see what you create, post your photos on our Blooming Envy Facebook Page.
I have always loved rainbows. So when a dear cousin of mine asked me to help bring her rainbow wedding vision alive in flowers I was absolutely delighted. The planning stared over a year in advance. During a lovely afternoon visit, we mapped our our plan and I got to work. Each bridesmaid bouquet and matching groomsmen was a different color of the rainbow! As beautiful as I knew it would be, having each bouquet a different color provided a challenge. There were around 30 different flowers that needed to be ordered! Organization was critical. But all said and done, it all went off without a hitch, well the flower portion anyways. Mother nature had her own wedding surprise for the couple. She blessed them with rain, and not just a sprinkle. The epic downpour had myself and my husband trapped in our SUV waiting it out. Thankfully it passed quickly. Besides, without the rain you can't have a rainbow! Let us know what you think of the rainbow wedding. Click here to view more pictures from the rainbow wedding.
I am absolutely in love with flower crowns. I have been seeing them around for a few years now but the trend is getting BIG! I predict in 2016 flower crowns are something many brides will be asking for. Crowns are the perfect wedding day accessory. They come in all shapes and styles. You can have a few flowers on one side, a wispy halo of dainty flowers or you can go big and bold. Your crown can be customized to your wildest dreams. One thing is for sure, they are always a show stopper! My favorite are the big, messy, Bohemian styles. What are yours?
Do you need an amazing flower crown? Blooming Envy would love to design one for your wedding, contact us today.
As much as I love my job it is still nice to take a break and unwind. This weekend I took a few hours and went hiking. The weather was gorgeous and I found myself at the top of Mosquito Hill in New London. I haven't been there since I was a kid. The view was amazing and my pictures don't do justice to the glorious fall colors. It was the perfect escape. What did you do last weekend? What did the colors look like in your area?
We recently had the opportunity to work at a very charming local venue in Waupaca, the Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast. This 1880's Victorian farm house sits along the Crystal River and instantly takes you away from the stresses of life. For an early fall wedding the weather this particular day felt more like summer. The bride was absolutely stunning and everyone I spoke with was in high spirits. After a short walk along a rustic trail we had lined with vibrant fall color flowers, you found yourself along side the river where the ceremony would take place. The reception was also held on the grounds, in a cooled tent, with a catered dinner. Enjoying gems like this is one of the many reasons I love my work.
Click for more information on the Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast or to see more of our photos here and some Distinction Photo pictures here. Comment below if you would get married here or if you have ever visited the Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast.
With all the planning that goes into making your wedding as perfect as it can be, why would you trust your flowers to just anyone. You could book someone else but why would you, when here are some of the benefits you can expect from Blooming Envy.
Artistic Floral Designs - We are always searching, experimenting and learning new ways to use flowers and other organic materials to create art and bring luxury to our clients. Ongoing research, education and training are a top priority.
No Obligation Consultations- the first one's us, what do you have to lose.
Virtual Flower Design- see what your flowers will look like before your event.
Flowers Ordered Fresh for You- All flowers are special ordered specifically for each event, thus ensuring the freshest product possible.
Professional, Courteous Service- Your satisfaction is our main priority. We only book a limited number of events, allowing us to utilize our talents to the fullest potential.
How would you like a:
Personal, Day of Flower Attendant- don't worry about your flowers, we have you covered. A staff member will be on-site the day of your event for set-up, pinning, moving, repairs and more. Only available to our full service weddings!
Contact us to schedule your consultation today. Dates booked on a first come, first serve basis.
Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.