Flower Class at Meadow Barn

Bella Rosa is excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a flower arranging class just in time for Thanksgiving!  Learn how to create a unique centerpiece and fall tablescape through step-by-step instructions.  No experience necessary.  Bring your friends for a night out of fun, creativity and wine!

Join us at Meadow Barn on Wednesday, November 16 at 6-7:30 pm. Sign up by calling Leigh at (605)376-3448 or emailing bellarosafloral@gmail.com.  Cost is $95 (includes all class materials, complimentary drink and light fare).

Flower Class

Megan and Eric

On this cold, snowy February day, we thought if we can’t warm our toes, we would look back to last year and try to at least warm our hearts with Megan and Eric’s beautiful, classic fall wedding. Megan, a “no frills” kind of gal, wanted a muted color palate throughout her wedding. With the bridesmaids in neutral dresses and the men wearing navy, Megan wanted color to be introduced through the flowers. We chose to incorporate rich burgundies, rusty oranges, antiqued greens, deep blues, and softer tones with ivories, peaches, and grays. These colors were found in the dahlias, scabiosa, garden roses, ranunculus, roses, and stock flower that made up her bouquets.

Besides the amazing color schemes, we were able to create the floral decor with fall flowers. Our favorite thing about autumn weddings are the variety of textures offered through greenery, berry, and filler. Megan’s wedding did not lack in these unique findings. We utilized textural elements, such as, seeded eucalyptus, broom corn, thistle, scabiosa pods, hypericum berry, and astilbe, to name a few.

At the reception we wanted the guests’ tables to reflect Megan’s eclectic style. We used multiple height centerpieces with a combo of wood, gold, copper, amber, and clear vases / candle holders. The tables were covered in a floor length ivory linen that allowed the flowers to “pop”. For the head table and guestbook table we used a slate blue linen to make them stand out, while staying within Megan’s tailored style. The overall atmosphere of the reception was warm and inviting; achieved through the rich, unique tones of the flowers and the amber glow of candles lighting the room.

***If you would like to see the ideas behind our inspirations for Megan and Eric’s wedding, check out the Pinterest board we created***

A BIG thanks to  Studio Blu for the amazing photos!

The Overlooked Staple

Often times green foliage gets forgotten when it is outshone by its flashy counter part the flower. However, this should not be the case. Green foliage aka “greens” or “greenery” is often the building block to any good arrangement. The benefits of using greenery is that it can add structure, texture, and contrast. From rich emeralds to cool gray-blues, foliage is able to transform a ordinary bouquet into something extraordinary. Below are just a few of my favorite greens that I enjoy using.

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Bed & Breakfast Wedding

With wedding season around the corner, today we wanted to feature one of our amazing past weddings! One of our favorites was actually featured in Style Me Pretty. Although, the May wedding was unfortunately cold, the dreary temperature did not take away from the beauty of the day. Below are just some of the gorgeous pictures Jeff Sampson was able to capture of this lovely wedding.

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Rustic Vintage Wedding

It is always fun collaborating with friends on their weddings! They usually give us full reign when it comes to choosing and designing their weddings. Arica was no exception! Her look was rustic/vintage with bold pops of colors. We brought her wedding theme to life by combining elements such as doilies, wooden slabs, burlap, embroidery, and mason jars. Below are just a few pictures that captured that memorable day.

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An Art Deco Soiree

Last year we were honored to work with Cheri and Eli who were as fun and exciting as their 1920s art deco wedding. With a bit of glam, colorful accents and antique charm, the wedding was truly spectacular.

The floral color scheme consisted of a vibrant palette of poppy reds, oranges, corals, peaches, and ivories. The flowers we used were timeless. Large coral peonies, ivory hydrangeas, orange ranunculus, and two toned roses combined to make a show stopping statement. To create that 20s charm, tabletop chandeliers, antique champagne buckets,  cigar boxes, and custom-died ostrich feathers were brought together with the floral and used as centerpieces. If that wasn’t enough, a running theme of an art deco sunburst shape was used throughout in elements such as their programs, table numbers, napkins, and wedding cake. The result was truly a scene out of The Great Gatsby!

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