Love in Bloom

From a traditional wedding to an outdoor ceremony under the stars, local experts are here to help you find the perfect bouquet to fit your big day.

Styled & Photographed by Jamie Kalil

Jun 2013


Perfect for: An Evening Under the Stars

Flowers Used: With a touch of romance and whimsy, Pat Phillips AIFD, with The Flower Merchant Ltd., put together this blooming beauty that’s perfect for a summer wedding under the stars. To create a sense of softness, Phillips added in Icelandic poppies, sunset garden roses, pink blush peonies, coral sweet peas, snow drop hyacinth blossoms, poppies, white star gazer lily buds, Italian ruscus and seeded eucalyptus.

“The softness and airy movements of the poppy and peony petals are reminiscent of fabric blowing in an evening breeze. And the textures of the ruscus and sweet pea vines convey a feeling of growth and lush abundance.” —Pat Phillips, The Flower Merchant, Ltd.


Perfect for: An Outdoor Ceremony

Flowers Used: To build a bouquet fitting for an outdoor, garden wedding, Steve Waddell AIFD, with Wickman’s Garden Village, assembled a tumbling assortment of garden roses, purple lilac, orchids, hydrangea, peonies, butterflyflowers, foxglove blooms and astilbes.

“This bouquet is reminiscent of a European garden. The selection of fresh flowers reflects the beauty of springtime in the Ozarks.” —Steve Waddell, Wickman’s Garden Village


Perfect for: A Black-Tie Wedding

Flowers Used: For a more classic wedding ceremony, Rcena Maness, manager at Flowerama, uses a romantic and elegant color palette to create this stunning bouquet. Mixed into this bridal bouquet are white hydrangeas, white tulips, white garden roses, white matthiola and white lilies.

“Garden roses and hydrangeas offer luxurious style,” —Rcena Maness, Flowerama