By Ellie Martin Cliffe Special to Published May 19, 2012 at 1:10 PM

A talented florist will take your wedding-day decor to heights you never imagined (even if your vision is pretty amazing already). Whether your style suggests romantic peonies, contemporary callas, playful ranunculus, unique succulents or something entirely different, there’s a flower pro in our area that can help.

Want to keep your ceremony and reception spaces flower-free? No problem. Your florist will help you brainstorm alternative decor ideas — a wedding can look positively stunning without incorporating a single bloom.

These Southeastern Wisconsin flower designers are ready and waiting to create bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnieres and more that are sure to please, no matter what look you have in mind, or if you need help deciding just that.

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Abbey’s Flower Nook
2131 W. Capitol Dr., (414) 873-7200
Special Feature: Hand-tied bouquets are one of their specialties

Adell’s Affair
(414) 339-7478 (call to make an appointment)
Special Feature: Also offers event-planning services

Alfa Flower Shop
7001 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 475-7080
Special Feature: In addition to flowers, the shop features cake toppers, invitations and many other wedding necessities

Ambiance by Alka
1150 Winston Park Ct., Brookfield, (414) 350-0202
Special Feature: Also plans events

Avant Garden Florist
622 Main St., Delafield, (262) 646-4777
Special Feature: Welcomes complimentary consultations, available to be booked online

Bank of Memories & Flowers
346 Oakton Ave., Pewaukee, (262) 695-9911
N88 W16723 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls, (262) 253-9111
Special Feature: A full-service florist that also offers arranging and gardening classes

Barb & Dick’s Wildflower Florist
12326 W. Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa, (414) 454-0222
Special Feature: Carries locally and internationally sourced flowers

Barb’s Green House Florist
5645 S. 108th St., Hales Corners, (414) 529-3250
Special Feature: Works with fresh flowers and everlasting botanicals

Bayside Floral Design
333 W. Brown Deer Rd. #T, Bayside, (414) 434-0380
Special Feature: Creates arrangements for events of any kind

Bel Aire Flower Shop
11222 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, (414) 771-7630
N85 W16150 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls, (262) 251-3070
Special Feature: Offers a diverse selection of fresh flowers, tropicals and green and blooming plants

Belle Fiori
931 E. Ogden St., (414) 272-2234
Special Feature: Creates unique, European designs

Botanicals Floral Studio
1081 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac, (920) 906-9632
Special Feature: Take advantage of the vase recycling program—bring in five vases, get a $10 Botanicals gift card

Bouquets on Water / A New Bloom
320 E. Buffalo St., Ste. 105, (414) 727-4809
Special Feature: Flower shop is independently owned

Bruno’s Floral Shop
2926 N. Martin Luther King Dr., (414) 265-3013
Special Feature: Its central location in Harambee offers easy access to many Milwaukee neighborhoods

Charisma Event & Floral Design
(414) 331-0016 (call to make an appointment)
Special Feature: Custom floral arrangements and events

Chet and Leona’s Floral Shop
1200 W. Lincoln Ave., (414) 645-0774
Special Feature: Service-oriented and budget-minded

Designs Etc.
W143 S6829 Tess Corners Dr., Muskego, (414) 422-1012
Special Feature: Also offers event-planning and coordinating services

Exceptional Tablescapes
600 W. Virginia St., Ste. 100, (414) 270-3000 ext. 230
Special Feature: Also plans events of all kinds

Fantasy Flowers
106 E. Freistadt Rd., Thiensville, (262) 242-3732
Special Feature: Online wedding flower calculator

The Flower Garden
202 North Ave., Hartland, (262) 367-8205
Special Feature: Serving the western suburbs and beyond

The Flower Lady
1460 Underwood Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 259-0999
Special Feature: Online gallery features flower arrangements by wedding

Flower Source
W156 N11124 Pilgrim Rd., Germantown, (262) 251-7673
Special Feature: Create one-of-a-kind designs

Flowers by Cammy
2120 E. Moreland Blvd, Ste. R, Waukesha, (262) 547-5821
Special Feature: Friendly, knowledgeable staff ready to help design your wedding decor

Flowers by Jan
3036 S. 13th St., (414) 647-1110
Special Feature: Family-owned business focused on prompt, friendly service

Four Sisters Floral Co.
3579 S. Clement Ave., (414) 483-4444
Special Feature: Works within any budget

French Poodle Floral
(414) 379-1977 (call to make an appointment)
Special Feature: Freelance floral designer

Fresh Design
910 East Land Pl., (414) 467-4310
Special Feature: Focuses on modern design; please call ahead for an appointment

Garden Party Florist
100 Fox St., Mukwonago, (262) 363-1550
Special Feature: This family owned business is closed to the public on Sundays, but still makes wedding deliveries

Gia Bella Flowers & Gifts
140 E. Chestnut St., Burlington, (262) 763-4522
Special Feature: Specializes in creative details

Grande Flowers
1433 E. Capitol Dr., Shorewood, (414) 332-3070
Special Feature: Get a custom quote online before your consultation

Grandpa Frank’s Flower Market
3833 S. 108th St., Greenfield, (414) 327-6530
Special Feature: Designs with fresh and/or silk flowers

Greenfield Flower Shop
2628 W. Greenfield Ave., (414) 383-1002
Special Feature: Offers a 100% satisfaction and freshness guarantee

Gregory and Company Galleria Florist
18900 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, (262) 827-8747
Special Feature: Shop features many unique decor items, along with flowers and other plants

Jaimer’s Floral
(414) 243-0197 (call to make an appointment)
Special Feature: Full-service flower design studio

Jess Fleur Fun
320 South St., Waukesha, (262) 643-7944
Special Feature: Ensures your wedding arrangements and the planning process are fun, beautiful and affordable

K. Deffke Designs
6135 N. Shoreland Ave., (414) 403-5750
Special Feature: Extended service on the wedding day available

La Tulipe
(414) 333-3646 (call to make an appointment)
Special Feature: Features a wide variety of rental items to complement many styles

9125 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 771-7600
400 N. Water St. (inside Milwaukee Public Market), (414) 226-0259
1640 S. 83rd St., West Allis, (414) 276-7673
Special Feature: Able to help you plan all aspects of your wedding day

Marius Bell Floral & Events
(414) 698-7418 (call to make an appointment)
Special Feature: Private design studio located in the heart of Milwaukee

(262) 781-3597 (call to make an appointment)
Special Feature: This Brookfield florist specializes in weddings

Milwaukee Blooms Millennium Floral Gallery
4524 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood, (414) 967-9649
Special Feature: Takes an artistic approach to floral arranging

Moss Floral Design Studio
3391 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 486-7717
Special Feature: Provides flowers and floral decor for weddings and commitment ceremonies

A New Leaf Floral
3065 N. 124th St., Brookfield, (262) 797-0959
Special Feature: Keeps your budget in mind

Petals Floral Design
6228 W. State St., Wauwatosa, (414) 526-0298
Special Feature: Free consultations available by appointment

A Private Gardener
190 N. Broadway, (414) 223-4747
Special Feature: A Third Ward florist with class and creative designs and gifts

Rose’s Flower Shop
800 N. 68th St., Wauwatosa, (414) 258-1161
Special Feature: Offer fine flower arrangements and gifts

Scarvaci Florists & Gift Shoppe
2663 N. Holton Ave., (414) 562-3214
Special Feature: Arrangements fit any style or budget

The Shorewood Florist
N84 W15911 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls, (262) 251-6831
Special Feature: Specialize in fine European flowers

Tulipomania European Flower Market
319 E. Howard Ave., (414) 489-9463
Special Feature: Sells just about every available flower on the market, and specializes in European varieties

Urban Sense
5827 W. Vliet St., (414) 257-0434
Special Feature: Consciously design with unique, long-lasting flowers from across the globe, including local organic farms

Village Florist
10820 W. Janesville Rd., Hales Corners, (414) 529-5980
Special Feature: Promises memorable wedding floral design

Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse
319 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha, (262) 542-8152
Special Feature: This staple of the western ‘burbs offers flowers and plants

Welke’s House of Roses
5528 W. North Ave., (414) 442-8640
Special Feature: Online gallery features slideshows of various wedding flower needs

The Wreath Factory
N6625 Hwy. 57, Plymouth, (920) 893-8700
Special Feature: Distinctive design gives each wedding a personal touch

Ellie Martin Cliffe Special to

By her senior year in high school, Ellie Martin Cliffe was completely enamored of journalism, so she chose the most logical college major possible: anthropology. Disappointed by the minimal emphasis on writing and editing, she changed venues and earned a comm degree from Carroll College.

Ellie has since tackled many facets of the field: radio broadcasting, corporate communications, advertising and, finally, magazine and Web journalism at The Knot. Ellie now works full time in book publishing, and is thrilled to get her wedding fix with powered by When she isn't wielding her (red) pen, Ellie can be found in the garden, at any concert that showcases a fiddle, playing pub trivia or in the kitchen. She and her husband live in Metro Milwaukee with their hedgehog, Guinness, and grapefruit tree, Sprout.