Category Archives: Outdoor Wedding

Gainan’s Flowers – Summer Wedding Flowers

summer weddingThe summer season is a great time to celebrate a wedding – congratulations on this very exciting time in your life! Balmy weather and big sunny skies make outdoor venues possible, and expands your choices for adding in some of the hottest wedding trends of the season! Given that summer vacation may also allow for more of your invited guests to attend, it’s time to really get planning! Gainan’s has been helping with the flower needs of brides and grooms for sixty-five years. Allow our experts to assist you in choosing the perfect designs for your special day.

One of the biggest concerns that many couples have when planning during the hottest time of the year is keeping everyone cool. There are many innovative ways to keep your guests comfortable at your outdoor celebration, from practical to whimsical and fun. Misting machine stations, personalized paper fans and plenty of ice cold drinks to go around are a great start; a tent will also keep out the height of glaring sun – or any passing showers, should they occur. But don’t forget, guests aren’t the only ones who might need some relief from soaring temperatures during the summer months – when considering the timing of your event, be sure to take into consideration how to keep your bouquets, centerpieces and plants from wilting in the heat as well.

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Even the sturdiest cut flower will begin to wilt after hours in the sun, so be sure to choose designs that sit in plenty of water and keep vases of water handy to set the bouquets in between photo ops.

At Gainan’s Flowers, our passion is creating beautiful flower arrangements that enrich the ambiance of your wedding day. Catering to events in Billings and beyond, we take pride in providing flowers that make your day truly spectacular.

Top Trends for Outdoor Weddings

outdoor weddingHere at Gainan’s Flowers, we believe that no dream is too big. We draw on our 60 years of experience to turn the wedding of your dreams, into a reality and make it an event that no one will ever forget. That’s why we’re so thrilled about this year’s trend in outdoor weddings.


Imagine your wedding at a beautiful ranch. This year’s top wedding trend draws inspiration from the Wild West. We’re not talking about roping cattle on horseback; we’re talking about the rustic atmosphere of a ranch or rustic log home with views of some of the most breathtaking landscape views you or your guests will ever see.


Think of a combination of rustic elements with a bit of elegance. Instead of seating guests at a bunch of round tables, consider using long wooden tables – even if they’re rough looking. Choose wooden benches or wooden chairs for seating. There is no need to dress the chairs with fabric covers, and there is no need to have a tablecloth. Think about a simple table runner – either a vintage lace one or something more rustic like a runner made from burlap.


Ornate centerpieces aren’t appropriate for long wooden tables. Instead, use simple vases that are filled with wildflowers – or seasonal flowers in natural colors. Small Mason jars would make nice candleholders that line the table, alternating between the flower arrangements. If you are having your wedding meal in a place that is covered, think about hanging flowers by attaching a length of rope that is secured to planks of wood, from beams near the ceiling. Place flower arrangements on the wooden planks draw the eye up and add color to areas that would otherwise be void of ay décor.


Leather is also big this year, so consider making napkin rings with strips of leather or leather laces. Dress the napkin up by securing a flower in each napkin before it is tied. In lounge areas or areas where people might sit for cocktails or conversation, add more wildflowers, and consider using copper cups like ones that are used for beer or drinks throughout the event.


Bridal bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres should be colorful and use seasonal flowers that capture the sense of wildflowers – in case they aren’t available. Dare to be different and wear a floral wreath instead of a veil, or have bridal attendants wear a single flower in their hair.


If you’re getting married in the Billings area, you’ll have no trouble capturing the essence of the Wild West and all of its glory because we’re surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the untamed west.