Central Illinois Florist – Perfect Peonies

As the weather is getting colder,  I’m trying to hang on to summer. Early in July we designed floral arrangements for this bold and striking wedding. Since it was so late in the peony season, I was elated to be able to create for Kate the bouquet of her dreams complete with snow white peonies.



Up close the bouquet is stunning with an assortment of textures and perfect balance of delicate blossoms and voluminous blooms.

Besides the peonies Kate’s bouquet features stock, freesia, roses, ranunculus, and dendrobium orchids.

To contrast with their black dresses the bridesmaids carried hot pink bouquets of peonies, roses, dianthus and spray roses.



Elegant white ceremony flowers added just the right touch to the beautiful sanctuary at Wesley United Methodist Church.



Reminiscent of the bridal bouquet, a cake topper designed in white peonies, roses, and rannunculus sat elegantly atop the wedding cake.





Thank you to Vivid Studios for sharing these lovely photographs.



Central Illinois Weddings – From Simple to Simply Magnificent

Blossom Basket Florist has used the tag line “From Simple to Simply Magnificent” for a few years now and the set of pictures I just received from Amanda Overmyer brought that phrase to mind.  Each year we design weddings in a wide range of styles, price points, sizes, and color palates.  They are each perfect  and custom designed for the couple and their tastes.

Fresh green, traditional ivory, and dramatic plum are perfectly mixed in this simple and sweet hand-tied bridal bouquet.

The maids carried coordinated bouquets of green and ivory to contrast with their plum dresses.

Fresh white daisies accented with moody moonvista dianthus and light blue delphinium, came together for a perfectly understated hand-tied bouquet for the very hip bride.






And for this beautiful and bubbly bride a traditional cascade, lush with whites and buttercream yellows. The textures of the roses, lilies, stock and orchids compliment each other and the shapes fit together in a lovely  teardrop cascade.

What wonderful photos from Amanda Overmyer! See more of her work at www.aophotos.net


Good Neighbor Day – 2011

Blossom Basket’s 12th Annual

Good Neighbor Day

September 7th, 2011

Starting at 7am until flowers are gone

Blossom Basket Florist and local business
partners are giving away

8,000 Roses!

Pick- Up a Dozen Roses for FREE –
and give 11 away!

Bring non-perishable food items
to donates to Times Center.





  • Locations: All Locations Have Passed Out All of Their Roses – Thank you for another wonderful Good Neighbor Day!