Chic and Colorful Wedding Flowers

I love everything about this wedding that I arranged the flowers for last month- the colors, the flower varieties, all the personal touches, and, as you can see in these gorgeous photos by Jennifer Blair, how in love the bride and groom are with each other. That’s why I love styling flowers for weddings!

The bridal bouquet was made up of white ranunculus, anemones and stock, orange dahlias, yellow billy balls, hot pink and light pink garden roses and succulents. The coordinating boutonnieres were made of succulents, blue thistle and eucalyptus, and the bridesmaid’s bouquets were stock, anemones, ranunculus, spray roses, and a hint of astilbe for the Maid of Honor. The reception was full of simple colorful centerpieces; blue hydrangea, orange and pink ranunculus, spray roses, dahlias and lots of foliage and vines in a mix of pretty vases and bottles.

Photography: Jennifer Blair // Videography: Shutterlife Productions // Ceremony Venue: Reformed Theological Seminary // Reception Venue: Holy Trinity Reception Center

Floridian Flower: Clematis

I love featuring local Florida grown flowers in my arrangements. Whether grown on a nearby farm or hand foraged, the local blooms have the longest vase life and give off that gorgeous Floridian vibe. One of my favorites that grows locally is the Clematis. With it’s large elegant petals and symmetric shape, this flower is gorgeous all by herself. The clematis is surprisingly a member of the Ranunculaceae family, along with the adorable ranunculus and delphinium. Clematis is also used as a flower essence- for daydreamers, those who need grounding, focus and vitality. If you are a creative spirit but can’t make your visions a reality, clematis flower essence may help!

I used some lavender Clematis in the photo above (taken by the talented Jessica Lorren) with dark and light purple sweet pea, peris, maidenhair fern and some waxflower. I also recently used it at the Florida Slow Farms Conference in cool tones of blues, purple and burgandy. They have a tremendous vase life- up to three weeks- but their petals are quite delicate. I like using them all on their own with a few greens, or floating them in a small bowl.

Check out some other clematis varieties and uses on pinterest.

Rustic Fall Flowers on Green Wedding Shoes

Freshly Picked was recently featured on Green Wedding Shoes for our fall styled flowers! I loved creating the florals for this shoot because I was able to use some plants that are not commonly used for weddings- elderberry, yarrow, oregano, and foraged berries. Other flowers used were dahlias, including those gorgeous cafe au lait, scabiosa pods, organic garden roses and hydrangea. See the feature here!
photography: Best Photography // fashion designer: Brothers and Craft // florals: Freshly Picked // videography: Imprint Cinema // bakery: P is for PIe Bake Shop // paper goods: Shannon Kirsten Illustration // dress store: Solutions Bridal Designer House // cake: The Sugar Suite // rentals: WISH Vintage Rentals, Dishie Rentals // hair + makeup artist: Rachel Smith with Makeup by Rae

Late Summer Wedding Flowers

This past weekend I arranged the flowers for a beautiful wedding in Central Florida. The darling bride, Katelyn chose some of my favorite flowers: anemones, garden roses, succulents and colorful dahlias! Here is an instagram sneak peak! Can’t wait to see the beautiful photos from Jennifer Blair and videography from Shutter Life Productions!

100 Layer Cake Feature

Freshly Picked was recently featured on 100 Layer Cake! We arranged the flowers for Inez and Matthew’s glitzy garden wedding in Delray Beach at the Sundy House. See the post here!