Hey there, we are Wood Violet, an eco-friendly floral design studio in Milwaukee. Our main thing is weddings but we also love baby showers, delivering birthday bouquets, and teaching workshops when we can. We frequently design in styles that have been described as loose and natural, garden-y, a little messy, lush and bountiful, wildflower-y, and nontraditional. We are not a fans of rules or convention and our aesthetic reflects that. Our preferred medium is locally grown flowers and foliage but we'll get stuff from other parts of the country, or Canada if we have to :)
this is what we do
Weddings take up most of our time. So if that's what you are here for... keep on scrolling. There's a bunch more info for you on this page. Maybe you want to get a feel for our style? Head on over the the gallery page to check out our portfolios, which we organized by season. You're welcome. If you are ready to inquire about our services, click that button.
deliveries and pick ups
We would love to provide you with flowers for birthdays, thanks, sympathy, get well, or any other reason that you can think of. We are not always available and we do not keep "regular" retail hours like a "normal" flower shop but, with a little notice, we can probably work something out. Click that button to fill out the request form and we will get back to you.
We really like flowers, and sticks, and plants, and moss,,,, you get the point. So we are always up up for something fun like a baby shower or photo shoot. We also like to squeeze in a few workshops in the studio. Oh, and we offer a summer bouquet subscription. You can check out the about page for more info on these things. Or if you have an inquiry...click that button.
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So, you're planning a wedding and you need flowers. And you have questions. The two big questions are.....
How much is this gonna cost? Well.... it depends. Depends on the size of your bridal party, your guest list, your venue, and what you like. If you just want bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, maybe a flower crown or two, and for us to deliver that stuff to you. You're probably in the $600-800 range, most of the time. If you want all of that stuff plus some simple centerpieces, you're probably approaching $1500-2000. And now we're going to add in a nice arbor for the ceremony, stuff for the aisle, some bigger centerpieces, a room flip during cocktail hour, and a clean up at the end of the night. This is going to be tough to do for less than $3000, for an average sized wedding.
What level of service do you offer? We are super flexible on this one because everyone is different and wants different things. We offer all levels of service and charge you for what you need. Seriously! If you want loose flowers and no design services, that's great. If you want just stuff for the church and you want your dad to pick it up from the studio, also great. If you want us to design everything, provide rentals, deliver to multiple locations, and arrange to have your flowers donated afterwards, we think that is also great.
how does this work?
We will have a meeting and talk about what you need/want. You will show me some pictures, I will show you some pictures. you will tell me what you like and then I will come up with an estimate for you. You don't even have to know a thing about flowers. You can make some adjustments, and then I will take a 20% down payment to hold the day. Once the wedding gets closer we will revisit and revise the plan as needed. No big deal! And I have tons of vases, candles, table numbers, a couple arbors, some lanterns, etc. So don't worry about that. I have got you covered.
I do take multiple weddings most weekends. I have enough help during the summer that we can run 2-3 set up crews, depending on the size of each event. But I am the creative lead behind all events. Chances are pretty good that I'm making your bouquet but not your boutonnieres. That's Anastasia's job :)
I have been at this long enough to know what will likely be available during most of the year. But I am left to the whims of Mother Nature, which means so are you. My natural and just-picked style can be attributed to the fact that I do not dictate what will be in your bouquet until I get my hands on some flowers that week. Things don't always fit together like I thought they would. And pinterest can lead to unrealistic expectations. I will do my best to capture the feeling or look you are going for while sticking to your budget. That doesn't mean you'll get everything thing you want. But it will be nice.
I want to create something beautiful and unique for you and not be boxed in by a specific and predetermined flower list. That being said, I am a reasonable person. If dahlias are your favorite I will get you dahlias. If they show up looking less than perfect I would prefer not to use them and substitute a flower with a similar color or shape.