We love wedding flowers! So when we got the chance to see 40 floral designers create unique and interesting displays, we jumped at it. As part of the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Beauty in Bloom, these florists created displays based on garments used in the Museum’s latest exhibit. The result: stunning beauty!
Below you’ll find our favorite wedding florists who participated in the event. A big thanks to Front Room Photography for capturing the images. Enjoy, and remember to contact these florist for your wedding.
1. Milwaukee Flower Co. – Dynamic Shape & Bold Design
Sally Vander Wyst, owner of Milwaukee Flower Co. has been getting a lot of attention lately. Her piece at Beauty In Bloom didn’t disappoint. Through her use of textured copper striping and a dramatic “Football Chrysanthemum” she pays homage to her fashion piece’s innovative styling.
2. Belle Fiori – A Mix of Textures
Emily Neubauer, owner of Belle Fiori, along with two of Belle Fiori’s amazingly talented designers, Erika Herman and Alex Covert, created this awe-inspiring color blocking piece. Their piece was awarded “Honorable Mention” among all 40 floral pieces at Beauty In Bloom 2015.
3. The Shorewood Florist – Vessel Inspiration
Greg & Cindy Sawatzke, owners of The Shorewood Florist, were inspired by the tiled texture of their assigned inspiration dress and interpreted it via their choice of vase. Also used in this piece are dark purple orchids that change color as they mature.
4. Alfa Flower Shop – African Wedding Weaving
Dana Ellis, of Alfa Flower Shop, created this beautiful floral sculpture, inspired by an African wedding dress, by incorporating grass weaving. It’s always been a dream of Dana’s to participate in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Art In Bloom production and with the creativity of her piece, it’s hard to believe this is her first year participating.
5. Jamier’s Floral – Old Hollywood Glam
Jamie Beauchamp, owner of Jamier’s Floral, describes his first step in this creation as finding the vessel, which he had first seen while visiting an opulent Las Vegas Strip hotel five years ago. He was able to track down the vase and accented it with beautiful, high impact white Phalaenopsis Orchids, ostrich feathers and crystal beads. His amazing design won Third Place among all 40 floral pieces at Beauty In Bloom 2015.
6. freshdesign – Volume and Movement
The amazingly talented ladies of freshdesign created this piece to pay homage to the volume and movement of the Vivienne Westwood ball gown they were working from. Sue Shunta, Kristin Crain, and Mary Gamache have participated in Art in Bloom since it’s inception 8 years ago and look forward to showcasing their creativity each year.
7. Petals Floral – Chevron Superhero
Carrie Kroening and Brooke Scott of Petals Floral Design derived their inspiration from the bright reds and purples of their assigned haute couture ensemble. Fun fact: Brooke knitted the scarf featured in the piece to tie it all together.
8. Bank of Memories & Flowers – Structure & Strength
Melissa Maas, owner of Bank of Memories & Flowers, created this brightly colored piece and honed in on the strength of the color red. The Museum’s Ebony Fashion Fair exhibit centers around the empowerment of African American women, which Melissa wanted to bring out in her floral piece.
9. La Tulipe – Vibrant Linear Color
Vicki Kunz and Karin Jamel of La Tulipe were inspired by the long, vibrant, and colorful train of their dress. Vicki, owner of La Tulipe and floral expert, also was a featured speaker regarding floral care during the Beauty in Bloom 2015 weekend festivities.
10. Alfa Flower Shop – Feminine Romance
Kelly Davis and Katrina Swanson of Alfa Flower Shop derived inspiration of their floral art from the flow and femininity of their dress. Selecting an hour glass vase, feathers and soft textures further enhances the romantic feel of their floral art.
Special thanks again to Front Room Photography for all the images featured in this article. Milwaukee has some amazing floral talent and we are excited to feature them here. If you are looking for creative flowers for your Milwaukee wedding, these Milwaukee florists can definitely dream something big.