Monthly Archives: April 2018

Spring Wedding Centerpiece Ideas that Inspire

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elegant wedding centerpieces with simple rose arrangementWhen we think of spring, we envision fields full of fresh flowers. A bright sunny day. Blooms. Greenery. (Especially in Wisconsin, where spring can take forever to come after a loooong winter.) So why shouldn’t your spring wedding reception be full of the blooms we fantasize about? Find inspiration for your spring wedding reception (that you can use to design spring wedding centerpieces that are completely and uniquely you) from some of our favorite floral spring centerpieces we’ve seen.

Greenery

Not every spring centerpiece has to be filled with flowers. Table centerpieces filled with greenery can make a HUGE impression, both color and statement-wise, on your guests. These centerpieces are modern and striking, eliciting visions of spring and breaking from the classic spring centerpieces full of blooms.

Floral garland
mandap with floral garland

On railing, around a mandap, or on tables, floral garland is a beautiful way to integrate flowers into a spring wedding reception. Choose a deep color for a striking impression or a neutral tone flower that plays into the wedding venue décor.

Vertical blooms

floral centerpiece with tall gold vase and lilies

A tall vase full of your favorite blooms adds height and an air of sophistication to your spring wedding reception. Talk to your wedding venue for other ways to highlight elegant architectural details, such as with additional uplighting and décor, that’ll leave your guests in awe.

Rosesrose bouquet in clear vase

Roses are one of the first flowers that come to mind, and a statement-maker at that. Use a floating bouquet that guests’ll admire—and adds a finishing touch to a romantic or vintage wedding.

Flair

wedding table with tall vase with neutral flowers, lavendar printed table covering and lavendar chair covers

To make a strong statement through wedding décor, coordinate the flowers and greenery with other wedding décor details. Choose chair and table coverings in the spring colors that we all look forward to after a white winter.

Colorful elegance

wedding reception table with white table covering, tall black vase and bright purple blooms

If subtle wedding décor is more your style, design floral centerpieces so they are a pop of color surrounded by a neutral décor. Ask a florist for blooms with the preferred hue, or discuss your preferences with a venue wedding planner that can make your chosen color into a beautiful spring centerpiece reality.

25 Ways to De-Stress Wedding Planning in Milwaukee

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wedding reception with MR & MRS letters after wedding planning has startedWedding planning is a different experience for every couple, and so are the terms they use. Fun. Long. Stressful. A whole other job. There’s no doubt: wedding planning can be an overwhelming experience that can make you (at some point) look at eloping as a wonderful alternative. If you’re starting to consider the latter, consider hiring an event planner at your wedding venue (they’ll help!). We’ve given you a few wedding planning de-stressing tips before; now we’re giving you a list of fun ideas specific to the Milwaukee area that you can use to break up the wedding planning checklist (and keep it fun!).

  1. Head out for a brewery tour (classic Wisconsin fun!)
  2. Host a DIY party (where you and your friends get together to make centerpieces or tackle another DIY project)
  3. Tour a museum (Milwaukee Public Museum, Art Museum, Harley-Davidson Museum, or one of the other fantastic museums we have)
  4. See a play
  5. Head out on a pedal car tour
  6. Go for a boat ride (on Lake Michigan or one of our other beautiful lakes)
  7. Paint a sign (with friends or as a couple!)
  8. Sign up for a 5K together (it’ll give you something else to focus on)
  9. Go for a hike (at a Wisconsin State Park or at a local county park)
  10. Head to an indoor pool or water park (it’ll break up the cold!)
  11. Make a date out of a wedding planning meeting (go to your meeting then head out to a fun restaurant or go on an outing)
  12. Go bowling (it’s a classic)
  13. Take in a concert (or go to Summerfest)
  14. Head to the spa together
  15. Catch a movie
  16. Pedal the stress away on one of our nice bike trails
  17. Cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers (or Bucks or Admirals or…)
  18. Go skiing or tubing
  19. Visit the Milwaukee Zoo
  20. Go skating at the Pettit National Ice Center (or roller skating)
  21. Visit the Mitchell Park Domes
  22. Go shopping at the Milwaukee Public Market or a local Farmer’s Market
  23. Visit a County Fair or the Wisconsin State Fair
  24. Work out at the local gym
  25. Hit the golf course