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We understand putting on a wedding adds up quickly, so to help alleviate some of the financial stresses we are proud to work with any budget to make each and every bouquet something uniquely you. Our team is easy-going, budget concious, and open to discussing any budget or pricing matters that you may questions about, making your planning clear and as stress-free as possible. Wedding flowers typically break down into three categories...

Personal Flowers

This category is made up of bouquets, boutonnieres & corsages, flower girl accents, headpieces, and other floral pieces that may be needed and are worn by someone.

Event Flowers

Ceremony and Reception flowers make up this category and can typically include: altar arrangements, pew decorations, unity table arrangement, memorial arrangements, arches, centerpieces, cake flowers, head table arrangements and other floral pieces that may be needed and are used for decoration

Total Package

A mix of both Personal and Event Flowers fuse together to give you florals in every aspect of your day - from the headpiece your flower girl may wear to a suspended floral chandilere the Total Package can be any where in between.



Pricing for you

During your first consultation we will outline which of the three categories you fit into listed above, and from there Maggie will put together you Wedding Estimate. Sometimes the initial estimate is right on, while other times we will wiggle that number down; either way, fitting your budget does not necessary mean giving up what you want. Sometimes it's a simple as substituting in a couple less-expensive floral options, sizing down personal flower options, or using different sized centerpieces to fit within your allotted amount. 


what makes us stand out

what makes us stand out

We're more than florists!

You may think flowers are just another item to cross off your vendor list, but flowers can be so much more than that. The thought and meticulous care we put into every arrangement is intentional: we want your flowers to be an embodiment of you, your experiences, and your love story. Flowers light up dark hotel reception spaces and romanticize dining halls, they rest on your head in moments of bliss and laughter, and they are clinched tightly while you choke back tears during tender moments. We take great pride in our attention to detail and turning your wedding moments into the embodiment of your dreams. 

Makayla Beth Photography

Makayla Beth Photography

Flower crowns

A wise woman once said, "I'd rather wear flowers in my hair, than diamonds around my neck" and if you feel the same way, you're going to fit right in at Thistles. Flower crowns are one of our specialties and whether you're envisioning a small halo or a full flower crown we can make the perfect fit for you!

Four Seasons Photography

Four Seasons Photography

decorating and accents

Flowers, plants, and silks play a huge role in reception spaces and each decorating piece comes together to make the final picture. Let us decorate your tables after we place our centerpiece accents to make sure every table is perfect! This service is free and takes the stress of of you!

Katie McDonald Photography

Katie McDonald Photography

quality blooms to hold up during tight hugs

Weddings are full of moments reflecting on the past and looking to the future - it can be a day full of hot weather, tight hugs, and tender moments, and our blooms are made for that! We take extra steps to hydrate and preserve your flowers so they are sure to hold up during these sweet moments. 




we make it easy

We rent everything from burlap bows that trail down vintage farmhouse chairs, pillars, to lit trees and mix and match votives. Our Rental Showroom is stocked full of items to add those extra touches to your day. After walking through our Showroom you don't see the right item? No problem, we can bring in specialty rental items just for you or connect to another rental source.



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Make it easy on yourself!

thistles is a one-stop-shop for all your wedding needs

The skill of our team extends well beyond our dedicated floral designers, also on our staff is a calligraphy designer and graphics artist. Their specialties allow our Brides to have customizable chalkboard art, picture frame embellishments, custom printed signs, personalized t-shirts, calligraphy art or printed place-cards, wedding invitations and so much more personalized just for you and your day! These items can be rented or purchased and used as home decor after your wedding. 


meet lydia

Our calligraphy creative, Lydia can do it all! From welcome signs to table numbers calligraphy art adds that extra touch of beauty and romance. Bring in your own pieces for her to create on or rent one of ours to add that extra thoughtful touch to your day. 


Meet kristy

When she's not busy working as our expert in corsages and boutonnieres, you will find Kristy upstairs working on her business, Graphics on Demand, where she is a graphic artist. Sublimated t-shirts for your bridal party, drink koozies for wedding favors, wedding invitations, or custom signs, save the date magnets, everlasting prints - the list goes on and on for how she can help you make lasting memories. 

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Let us come to you!


save yourself some stress...

You prep, plan, and anticipate every aspect of your wedding day, but undoubtedly some things will go off schedule. Let us take the stress off of you by offering our Wedding Set-Up and Delivery services. Maggie, and her  specialized Wedding team, will arrive on-site and take care of any floral, decorative, and finishing detail placements you need. While working closely with personal attendants or wedding coordinators, Maggie's team will leave the space looking polished and every bit as beautiful as you hoped it to be! 

we've been everywhere...

From Pella, Nebraska, Illinois and everything in between, our team has traveled far and wide to deliver premium wedding floral arrangements. We pride ourselves in going above in beyond for our Brides - and a great delivery service is part of that. 

ask about how set-Up and Delivery fees work at your consultation...


photographers we work with

photographers we work with


Capture the beauty of your florals forever!

When planning for your wedding flowers, think in terms of photography: what will show up best in your photos as you continue to look at them for years to come? As beautiful and unique as your flowers will be, you deserve to enjoy them for more than just during your wedding. Thank you to all of the wonderful photographers listed below that have been kind enough to submit photos so you can have visuals and inspiration for your wedding flowers.


alexa karen photography - destination and ia photographer

(641) 780 - 9577 -

Alexander Richie Photography - Davenport, IA


Phone: (641) 295 - 6228 -


Phone: (515) 771- 3752  -

Brooke Pavel Photography - Waukee, Iowa

cs photography - stanton, ne

(402) 439-2400 -

Digital galleria designs - pella, ia

(641) 628- 2408 -


(641) 682- 7586 -

Four seasons photography - sully, ia

(641) 521- 9687 -


(630) 962- 9883 -

jamie grant photography - des moines, ia

(515) 681-6368 -

jennifer weinman photography - Grinnell, ia

(641) 260- 0538 -

jessica hartwick photography - pella, ia

(641) 780- 5254 -


(515) 447- 1176 -

katie lindgren photoraphy - des moines, ia

katie mcdonald photography - west des moines, ia

(515) 422- 3688 -

Kiley vander maten photography

(605) 838-7551 -

lauren mcdonald film + photo - orange city, ia

Leslie cook photography - ottumwa, ia 

(641) 455-4341 -

lindsey klyn photography & design - pella, ia

(641) 629- 6905 -

lisa lytton photography - des moines, ia

(515) 943-8789 -

madelin mack photography - omaha, ne

megan rochelle photography - pella, ia

makayla beth photography - newton, ia

Michele white PHOTOGRAPHY - Albia, ia

(641) 814 - 3348 -

pen & lens Desgin - chicago, il 

(872) 588- 5367 -

sarah sunstrom photography - geneseo, Il

(309) 507- 0618 -

Verdigris photography + design - ottumwa, ia

(641) 629 - 0454 -