The best part of a late summer wedding? LOCAL DAHLIAS.
We try to source from local farmers as much as possible during the growing season. The dahlias and cosmos from Courtney and Chris’ wedding came from our favorite Philadelphia flower farm, Jig-Bee. I designed the bouquet mainly using these elements because honestly? Nothing beats flowers coming straight from the field. There’s a delicate, whimsical feel to locally grown flowers that cannot be replicated in my opinion.
Courtney was incredibly laid back during the entire design process, allowing us to create a beautiful soft palette of peaches and creams. The bridal party flowers consisted of a mix of (mainly) dahlias, cosmos, butterfly ranunculus, spray roses, Pink O’Hara garden roses, Blushing Bride protea, and seeded eucalyptus, finished with silk and satin ribbons.
Regardless of the style the bride requests, I always want my bouquets to have some movement. Courtney liked the idea of a slightly unstructured bouquet, so I added cosmos and ranunculus for a soft airiness, and used a variety of dahlias for texture (you never want a bouquet to look flat, especially when it photographs- dimension is key!)