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6 Ways to Use Local Nebraska Flowers In Your Wedding Decor

Go wild with your florals. Picked-from-the-garden styles overflow with lush blooms and cascading greenery for a fresh take on wedding décor.

(Above) Floral by Petals to Platinum
Whether afternoon sun or glowing candles light your table, the vibrant flowers in this centerpiece will brighten the charm of a farm table and flowing linen.

(Below) Floral by Russ’s Market
You’ve said your vows. Now it’s time for the reception, and that means cake. Make it special with this elegant confection from Cake Expressions, Inc., then wrap the whole thing in a wow-worthy bounty of blossoms, vines, branches and grasses. Present the lovely result on a table draped with a rich violet velvet and wait for the gasps of delight.

(Above) Floral by Sweet Cakes & Roses
Make your seating fit for a king or queen—or a bride or groom. This elegant swag of ranunculus and eucalyptus adds a romantic vibe to the sweet simplicity of a wooden chair. Even sweeter? This handcrafted garland of wood and silk will never fade.

(Below) Floral by Petals to Platinum
White lisianthus and accompanying greenery set off cockscomb in bold and pastel hues. Coupled with pale pink roses and dollops of deep purple, these florals make for a table as festive as the day itself.

(Above) Floral by Grow with the Flow
A beribboned bouquet brims with happy abandon in this loose mix of roses, lisianthus, chrysanthemums and protea. Florist-grown hanging amaranth adds a bright pink pop amid the tumbling splendor of it all.

(Below) Floral by Grow with the Flow
Serve up piquant and perfect boutonnieres on an elegant silver tray. Lisianthus contrast with sprigs of dried greenery and jute cording for the perfect touch of rustic elegance.


Text: Sherri Hildebrandt
Photography: J.L. Scott Photography
Styling & Coordination: Sam Areman & Amanda Leise
Venue: Vintage Venue
Rentals: Honeyman Rent-All, Petals to Platinum
Videography: Alisha Cerny Films

11 Lovely Nebraska Wedding Venues

1. The Empire Room at Turner Park

The venue’s sprawling French Chateau-inspired patio overlooks Turner Park and a back drop of the downtown Omaha skyline.

The Empire Room at Turner Park

2. Arbor Hall

With a spacious interior, outdoor garden, and ample parking, Arbor Hall is the perfect venue for your wedding reception and ceremony site.

3. The Durham Museum

Sophisticated enough for the most romantic wedding celebration, The Durham Museum offers you an ideal setting that is sure to leave a lasting impression in the minds of your guests.

4. Simply Ballroom

Simply Ballroom is also proud to be one of the first dance studios in the Midwest to specialize in wedding dance instruction.

5. Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm

Lied Lodge’s on-site wedding specialist helps you design the perfect wedding day with memorable touches: trolley rides, unique menu concepts, signature drinks, and in-room gift baskets for your guests.

6. Scoular Ballroom

Some amenities include custom up-lighting in a variety of hues, professional-quality dance floor, on-site event coordinator, black Chiavari chairs and tables included in the rental fee, and unlimited planning and review meetings with professional event staff.

7. Scottish Rite Masonic Center

The gorgeous character of the building lends to the atmosphere of your event and the beautiful finishes minimize or often eliminate the need for additional decor. Lighting throughout the reception and ballroom area can be set to fit the occasion.

8. Lauritzen Gardens

At Lauritzen Gardens, you will find exquisitely-decorated gardens and rooms available for weddings, receptions, and parties, ranging from the intimate to the elaborate. Escape to an urban oasis of beauty and tranquility to experience the glory of the gardens.

9. The Club at Indian Creek

Offering beautiful golf course views, an outdoor veranda, and classic mahogany décor – but our building and grounds are just the beginning!

10. The Old Mattress Factory

Perfect for your rehearsal dinner, reception, and ceremony. On-site coordinator, linens, and many other amenities are included.

11. The Ball Room at Round the Bend

The Ball Room has a very open floor plan and is designed with neutral colors for easy decorating.

Paper Lanterns


Paper lanterns are the perfect décor piece for an outdoor wedding – simple and beautiful! Whether they are bright & multi-colored or neutral, put them above the dance floor or over the seating area and your guests will love being under these paper lanterns!

images via Pinterest

Bride Blogger Brittney // Planning Your DIY Decor


I like to create and craft, but to be clear, I am not a creative person – I could never come up with some of the fabulous things I see in magazines or on blogs. However, I do a pretty good job at figuring out how to recreate something I’ve seen. I’ve been mentally saving inspiration for months, and now it’s time to start putting all of those ideas together. I plan to create quite a few DIY décor elements for our reception and even some pieces, such as bouquets and boutonnieres, for our destination wedding. For the elements I know I won’t be able to build or assemble myself, I’ve already contacted the appropriate vendors. Now it’s time to start the planning process to create all of these pieces.

Since the winter season is not very busy, I’ve started discussing projects that will need to be built with the help of my carpenter. The more you can do and plan ahead of time, the less stress there is later for everyone! My Pinterest boards have gotten a little full with so many “inspiration” images and I plan to build a physical inspiration board of the pieces I hope to recreate. That way I can see all of my inspiration together and start gathering the materials.

The final piece is to start considering what I may have to rent for the reception. Planning ahead for the pieces I will make myself allows me to identify what I simply cannot do so I’m not looking for rentals at the last minute. It’s also possible I will have to purchase some items to get exactly what I’m looking for.

Finally, I will start to put together mock-ups of the final décor items. A mock-up is good practice to learn whether your plan will work as anticipated!

images via Pinterest