Urbana Wedding Florist – Elegant Whites

For a bride as sweet as she is beautiful, a lush floral combination of whites and ivories with accents of blue and champagne made her vision of modern elegance a reality.

The bridal bouquet featured snow white mini calla lilies and ranunculus. Champagne roses added warm neutral color to set the bouquet off against the brides white dress and to differentiate her bouquet from that of the attendants. Creamy ivory roses, lush hydrangea, and fragrant stock contributed texture and volume.

Against their navy dresses more simple bouquets of hydrangea, orchids and roses echoed the texture and styling of the brides bouquet in a more muted palate.

The miniature calla lily was selected as a sleek and sophisticated boutonniere for the men to wear.

The church altar was accented with impressive sprays of white and ivory with accents of blue orchids atop simple willow captures.

Four centerpieces with corresponding elements of willow and white flowers were chosen.  By varying the style of the centerpieces, we were able to visually fill the reception venue with flowers by placing the blooms at different heights.
















Simply stunning photography from Gina&Tony Photographers right? Go check out their blog – I’ve never seen so much personality come across on a website! After a few minutes you just want these two to be your friends photographers. Thank you Gina and Tony for sharing your beautiful images!

Thank you to the blessed bride and groom! Thank you for choosing Blossom Basket to complete your vision for your wedding day.


Champaign Wedding Flowers – Grey is the new pink. Or is pink the new black?

Well what ever grey ‘is,’ it is a very popular color for weddings these days. A quick search of ‘grey wedding’ on Pinterest will lead you to hundreds of beautiful and inspiring images. This stylish bride chose a palate of fuschia and grey with accents of pink. In other ‘grey’ weddings we’ve designed for we’ve used feathers,  ribbon, or even grey foliage, but here we used a matte grey berry in all the bouquets.

I love how the grey berries tie into the bridesmaids shoes, and the fuchsia orchids in the brides bouquet are a perfect match to the bridesmaids’ dresses, but the soft pink pops in the bridesmaids’ bouquets add coordinated color without being too ‘matchy-matchy’.

Thank you to photographer Amy Scott for sharing her images of these beautiful ladies and flowers! More of her work can be found at amyscottphotography.biz.


iHotel Wedding Flowers – Lush Lavenders

Wispy and vernal these garden textured hand tied bouquets added the perfect pop of subtle color for this Mid-May wedding.

Large arrangements of lavender and white were set atop clear glass pedestals to set the stage for the ceremony.

Thank you to photographer Benjamin ‘Benny’ Lapid for sharing your images of this joyous and beautiful day. Thank you to the bride and groom for choosing Blossom Basket to be your florist.


Central Illinois Wedding Florist – 4 Weddings, 1 Photographer

The unifying feature of todays pictures are their origins behind the lens of the talented Amanda Overmyer. I have worked with Amanda several times now (including some work for her family and mutual friends, and these 4  (1, 2, and 3, 4) weddings last year) and always enjoy her friendly demeanor and beautiful images.

It is said that pictures speak a thousands words but incase you wanted to know more about the flowers you are seeing…

With a love for all things ruffled and very girly (notice the texture on the skirt of her dress) this dense bouquet vibrant with ruffles of hot pink dianthus and fuchsia stock with elegant roses and spray roses was perfect for the bride. For the bridesmaids we echoed some of the textures in cooler colors and added a splash of blue orchids to amp up the vibrance.

The groom wore a bountonniere of hot pink spray roses to coordinate with his bride, while the groomsmen (shown) wore blue orchid boutonnieres to match bridesmaids.

A vibrant cascade in lime and watermelon, featuring stargazer lilies.

The groom’s white rose accented with lime berries.

A red rose and spray rose cake topper pops agains the white cake skirted in red rose petals.

A twist on a classic: beautiful red rose bridal bouquet woven with loops of lily grass.

A lush bouquet of white hydrangea and roses accented with soft spring spray roses perfectly coordinates with the bride’s keepsake cameo.

The happy bride and groom and beautiful bridal bouquet.

Towering centerpieces of pink and white gave the reception and coordinated canopy of color and fragrance.

Brighter shades of pink roses and spray roses with accents of the bride’s soft pink spray roses popped against the bridesmaids navy dresses.

Thank you to each of our wonderful brides. We wish you all the blessings of a happy and joyful marriage. Thanks again to Amanda Overmyer for sharing her images and creativity with us.



Simple Elegance – White and Romantic Wedding Flowers

Catching this brides vision was a joy! Traditional, elegant and fresh led us to voluminous white hydrangea with touches of spring green berries.

The bride’s medium hand tied bouquet also featured freesia, stock, roses. The soft and abundant textures played off her lace and beaded dress perfectly.

The bridesmaids carried similar bouquet which popped against their navy dresses.

To enhance the garden setting at U of I’s arboretum, we designed two arrangements in lush greens and whites for either side of the bridal party. The clear glass pedestals bring the arrangements into view for each guest without detracting from the beautiful location.

Lush clusters of white hydrangea were designed in clean-lined cylinders for a classic look that brought a touch of the garden indoors.

Willow was used to add height and drama to the already three foot high tallest centerpiece.

As with each wedding we are blessed to be a part of, we want to thank the beautiful couple for choosing us to create the floral arrangements for this blessed day.

And to Mark Romine,
your images consistently blow me away.
Thank you for being so wonderful to work with.

Please visit www.romineweddings.com to see more of his beautiful work.


Champaign, IL Wedding Florist – It’s all in the details.

For this beautiful spring wedding a palate of navy and hot pink set a sophisticated yet fun tone.

Rhinestone pins were the perfect detail in the brides bouquet of hot pink and white roses.

This lovely bride also choose a sentimental detail for her bouquet. She had us include a small locket in memory of a loved one, tied to her bouquet in a soft blue ribbon for her something blue.

Vibrant hot pinks were chosen for the bridesmaids flowers to provide contrast against their navy dresses. Gerbera daisies gave these bouquets a less formal look than the all rose bouquet the bride carried. As an added touch the tails of the stem wrap were cut to mimic the sash of the bridesmaids’ dresses.

The groom wore a white rose boutonniere with a touch of hot pink accent.

The three tier cake designed by The Cake Artist Studio featured bold hot pink Gerbera daisies.

Thank you, Thank you to Katie of Katie Cates Photography for sharing these beautiful images. This was my second time working with Katie and both times have been a pleasure. See more of her work on her Facebook page.

Another big Thank You to the bride for choosing Blossom Basket to be your florist. We feel truly blessed by each bride that chooses us to design the wedding flowers of their dreams!