Here’s Why Your Florist Needs to See Your Wedding Dress

Milwaukee Wedding Flowers

Want to inspire your florist to create a one-of-a-kind bouquet? Show them a pic of your wedding dress. Floral by Belle Fiori / Photo by John Ciciora Photography

Your wedding dress and bridal bouquet take center stage all day at your wedding. It’s always a good idea to make sure they work together to complete your look and look amazing. After reading this, you’ll likely agree it’s a great idea to show your florist a picture of your wedding dress.

To get inspiration for this feature, we asked each florist to design a bridal bouquet inspired by a specific wedding dress. We are so excited to share the results and again remain in awe at the talent that Milwaukee has in the floral community. HUGE thanks to John Ciciora Photography for the amazing images featured and after reading this, you’ll likely agree it’s an amazing idea to show your florist a picture of your wedding dress.

1. Two Toned A-Line Structure

Feisty Flowers

Using two toned greenery and a unique structure to this bouquet, Feisty Flowers perfectly accents the hour glass shape of this wedding dress. Photo by John Ciciora Photography

Using dual toned Magnolia leaves along with elegant white roses and heather, Feisty Flowers plays along with the A-Line shape of this fairy tale gown. This Maggie Sottero dress is available at Bucci’s Bridal.
 

2. Asymmetrical Bouquet for an Asymmetrical Dress

Milwaukee Flower Co.

Adding an air plant incorporates an asymmetric look to pair with this draped linen dress. Floral by Milwaukee Flower Co. / Photo by John Ciciora Photography

This trend setting bouquet from Milwaukee Flower Co. plays on the asymmetry of the dress flawlessly. Incorporating an air plant for dramatic effect and muted dusty miller greenery make the coral floral stand out… there isn’t anything we don’t like about this bouquet. This linen Angel Sanchez gown is available at White Dress Bridal Boutique.
 

3. Dramatic and Pinterest Perfect

Belle Fiori Milwaukee

Full of varieties of Phalaenopsis Orchids and roses, this trend setting bouquet was created by Belle Fiori. Photo by John Ciciora Photography

Belle Fiori, the florist behind this stunning bouquet, was inspired by beaded bodice of this red carpet ready wedding dress, and wanted to create a show stopping bridal bouquet. We think they succeeded. This Theia dress is available at Miss Ruby Boutique.
 

4. Sexy and Romantic

Bank of Memories Milwaukee

Little specks of purple via exotic orchids and sexy white lilies really set this bouquet apart as it begs for a close up. Bouquet by Bank Of Memories / Photo by John Ciciora Photography

We are loving how the purple details on each orchid are played up by purple tulips and playful greenery in this piece from Bank of Memories. Adding in white asiatic lilies to replicate the romantic layers of this beautiful dress and sexy deep v-neck, and this is definitely a show stopping bouquet we love that pairs perfectly with this beautiful dress. This Hayley Paige gown is available at Bliss Bridal.
 

5. White On White

shorewood florist

There is something so elegant about white flowers with your wedding dress. Bouquet by Shorewood Florist / Photo by John Ciciora Photography

You can never go wrong with a white bridal bouquet. This piece from The Shorewood Florist incorporates the elegance of cymbidium orchids with the structure of floral bursting from the middle. This beautiful Sottero and Midgley dress is available at Amelishan Bridal.
 

6. Sophistication and Succulents

Wood Violet MKE

For Wood Violet Floral Design, this dress envoked images of freshly fallen snow, leading to a winter-inspired bouquet. Photo by John Ciciora Photography

Not everyone gets married in summer, so this snow inspired bouquet is perfect for the winter bride. Leveraging flowering kale, succulents, and dusty miller to compliment the white softness of this gown, Wood Violet Floral Design embraces the lace and clean lines of this Mikaella gown. Available at Miss Ruby Boutique.
 

7. Enchanted Garden Inspiration

Jane Kelly Floral

Inspired by the leaf pattern on the bodice of this dress, we love a full greenery bouquet like this one from Jane Kelly Floral. Photo by John Ciciora Photography

Garden elegance of a greenery bridal bouquet enhances the leaf pattern on the bodice of this dress. Created by Jane Kelly Floral, this bouquet would be perfect for the Spring bride full of garden inspiration. This Lis Simon is available at Bucci’s Bridal.
 

8. Show Stopping Bouquet for a Show Stopping Dress

Petals Floral Design

Love Love Love the color combination in this bridal bouquet! Floral by Petals Floral Design / Photo by John Ciciora Photography

Showcasing a dress with exquisitely incorporated jewels calls for a multi-colored, multi-faceted bouquet full of all the flowers you love. Petals Floral Design decided to make this perfect succulent the star of the show in this bouquet. Who doesn’t love succulents! This Hayley Paige dress is available at Bliss Bridal.
 

9. A Holiday Inspired Wedding!

winter christmas bridal bouquet

Getting married around the winter holidays? Embrace the season with red, green and bling. Floral by Alfa Flower Shop; Photo by John Ciciora Photography

Alfa Flower Shop was inspired by the bling in the bodice of this dress as well as the fur wrap, perfect for the December bride. This extravagant Fiore Couture dress is available at Stone Manor Bridal.
 

10. Effortless Dress Adorned by Complex Floral

Feisty Flowers Milwaukee

Having a classic, simple gown allows for a lot of creative and complex floral options. Bouquet by Feisty Flowers / Photo by John Ciciora Photography

If you have a simple, unadorned dress, this leaves you with so many creative options for your bridal bouquet! Feisty Flowers chose to incorporate so many beautiful and complex flower types from dark calla lilies to red tulips, to texture rich flowering kale and eucalyptus pods. So pretty! This dress is available at Bucci’s Bridal.
 

11. Full and Lush

Milwaukee Flower Co.

A beautiful full skirt calls for a round, dramatic bridal bouquet. Floral by Milwaukee Flower Co. / Photo by John Ciciora Photography

We love how this beautiful, full and lush bouquet from Milwaukee Flower Company pairs perfectly with this full skirted Romona Keveza gown from The White Dress Bridal Boutique. Add in a floor length ribbon, hand dyed for a perfect color match, and you’ve got a one of a kind bouquet.
 

12. Pink + Pink = Perfection

Bank of Memories

A pale pink wedding dress begs for pink wedding flowers! Bouquet by Bank of Memories / Photo by John Ciciora Photography

Gotta love a pink wedding gown! Bank of Memories executes this beautiful bouquet by incorporating different shades of pink and maroon, including a florist fave – protea. Playing with unique structure and texture of this bouquet, compliments the jeweled bodice and tulle skirt. This Watters dress is available at Bliss Bridal.
 

13. Soft, Classic and Pretty

Wood Violet MKE - Wedding Florist

A beautiful bouquet by Wood Violet pairs perfectly with this re-interpreted classic wedding dress. Photo by John Ciciora Photography

Using the lace overlay as inspiration for this gown, Wood Violet Floral Design was reminded of climbing vines and envisioning this bride walking through a lush cottage garden to pick an abundant bouquet of fresh flowers. This Robert Bullock dress is available at Miss Ruby Boutique.
 

14. Champagne is the New White

Jane Kelly Floral

The soft champagne and blush flowers in this bouquet, accented by pops of dramatic color compliment this stunning lace dress flawlessly. Bouquet by Jane Kelly Floral / Photo by John Ciciora Photography

This bouquet, created by Jane Kelly Floral, was inspired by the beautiful lace overlay and sleeves of this exquisite dress. The champagne color of the gown is expertly recreated in this blush bouquet and accented with pops of burgundy; perfect for the sophisticated bride. This Maggie Sottero dress is available at Bucci’s Bridal.
 

15. A Classic Gown; a Classic Bouquet

Milwaukee Wedding Bouquet

A white bouquet is always a solid and beautiful choice! Floral by Shorewood Florist / Photo by John Ciciora Photography

Calla lilies, roses and greenery, oh my! This classic beauty pairs perfectly with this sweetheart neckline dress. This floral creation is from The Shorewood Florist and this Allure bridal gown is available at Amelishan Bridal.
 

16. Soft, Flowing and Beautiful

Belle Fiori Milwaukee Wedding Florist

Soft layers of your wedding dress calls for soft layers of floral and greenery. Bouquet by Belle Fiori / Photo by John Ciciora Photography

Inspiration for this piece came from the soft flowing skirt and unique bodice. Belle Fiori used layers of soft Ranunculus and Lisianthus petals, along with a flowing ribbon to replicate the soft layers of fabric on the skirt. This Willowby two piece dress is available at Miss Ruby Boutique.
 

17. Bling, Bling and More Bling

Alfa Flower Shop Milwaukee

The sparkle of this gown’s bodice begs for some bling in your wedding bouquet. Floral by Alfa Flower Shop / Photo by John Ciciora Photography

Alfa Flower Shop, inspired by the amazing and intricately jeweled bodice and flowing and layered skirt went all in and creatied this bouquet to compliment the beautiful elements of this Martina Liana dress. Available at Stone Manor Bridal.
 

18. Oh The Colors!

Petals Floral Design

Texture + Color = Winning; Bouquet by Petals Floral Design / Photo by John Ciciora Photography

Purple kale and bright orange roses make a statement combination that is sure to make your bridal bouquet take center stage. We love the pops of green to accent the colors. Floral by Petals Floral Design / Madison James dress available at Bliss Bridal.

Special Thanks

HUGE thanks to John Ciciora Photography for the amazing images. Special thanks to the models and hair & makeup artists who participated in this photo shoot and to each of the Milwaukee wedding dress shops and Milwaukee florists featured:


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Comments

  1. These are perfectly paired bouquets. My florist never asked to see my dress, but it is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!