When asked about her desired floral style for her wedding at the New York Botanical Garden’s Stone Mill, Real BB Bride Alexandra replied, “When I met with Bride & Blossom, I explained that I wanted to complement the already beautiful space, with an elevated, wildflower theme.” She continues, “Flowers that felt romantic, whimsical, and chic, but not overly edited. And the colors to capture the impression of a golden sunlight with pops of yellow, orange and pink highlights.” Ever since talking with Alexandra, we’ve been obsessed with the idea of using blossoms we see growing freely in meadows, fields, and forests and tailoring them for an upscale special event.
“Love is like wildflowers; it’s often found in the most unlikely places.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
You’re not alone if upon hearing wildflowers and weddings, your mind immediately goes to barns, fairy lights, mason jars, DIY wood slices, and twine (there is nothing wrong with any of these! It’s just that this particular conversation will be taking a different direction). Yet, during spring and summer especially, the charming allure of those untamed blossoms is ever present. And as wedding florists who embrace the seasons, we understand the importance of using what’s available. And we are here to say that whether your style is classic and elegant or natural and romantic, you can make the concept of ‘elevated wildflowers’ work in your weddingscape.
Wildflower Wedding Bouquet
Delicate, expressive, and available in a variety of hues, wildflowers are the perfect choice for the bride who desires a one-of-a-kind bouquet. While we love the just-picked-from-the-fields look, we know it’s not for everyone. By using certain styling techniques, color schemes, and floral recipes, you can dress up a wildflower bouquet to suit your fancy occasion.
“If all flowers wanted to be roses, nature would lose her springtime beauty and the fields would no longer be decked out with little wildflowers.” ~Thérese of Lisieux
Cascades of silk ribbon add a romantic touch to country peach blossoms of sweet peas, roses, ranunculuses, and poppies.
Make a splash with an arrangement that pairs dainty daisies with traditional flowers of delphiniums, ranunculuses, and poppies in a bright, contemporary palette.
A two-tone bouquet featuring pastel shades of lemon yellow and lavender is fit for bride who envisions a classy meadow affair.
Take care of your ‘something blue’ by combining blue thistle with crisp white roses, berries, and eucalyptus.
Put an elegant spin on boho chic by blending lush, earthy greenery with petal-rich peonies, cabbage roses, and ranunculuses.
As the first thing that guests see when they arrive, your ceremony flowers will set the tone for the rest of your wedding day. Whether a key element or subtle filler, wildflowers can be used in various ways to a create a gorgeous setting for saying ‘I Do.”
The rounded archway gets a makeover, transforming into a dreamy pastel rainbow made of voluminous, lively blossoms and greenery.
Take the most important walk of your life down a ‘living’ aisle way lined with organic arrangements that look as if they were designed by Mother Nature herself.
Clear elements such as Lucite pedestals add a modern, art-inspired touch to a color-me-happy ceremony backdrop featuring various wild and traditional flowers including thistle, billy balls, roses, Irises, and cherry blossoms.
Imagine exchanging vows under an ethereal canopy inspired by a walk through a secret garden in spring.
Even without the vista of Malibu Rocky Oaks, asymmetrical arrangements of bright coral and yellow flowers and greenery trimmed with bleached white ferns and eucalyptus delight the eye to no end.
Wildflowers add unbridled poetry to the wedding centerpiece that makes the heart flutter. Not for just barn celebrations, they have a place on the tabletop at any type of venue from a countryside chateaux to a cool industrial loft.
“There are as many ways of loving as there are people. and that wildflower variety is the great beauty of this dimension of existence.” ~Rumi
A soft palette of blush, creams and nudes with gold accents underscores the graceful lyricism of a centerpiece featuring roses, dahlias, poppies, and Queen Anne’s Lace complemented by light foliage.
Looking like an illustrated page straight out of a fairytale, this tablescape topped with cascading florals in shades of blush, antique white, and blue mixed with forest greenery is what wedding dreams are made of.
Balance a wildly beautiful centerpiece full of texture and dimension with sinuous candles and gilded decorative elements.
By incorporating a glass cylinder and a white ceramic pedestal into the design, this wildflower arrangement is transformed into a work of art.
To realize her vision of a whimsical garden reception, Real BB Bride Alexandra chose low centerpieces featuring roses, ranunculuses, dahlias, lisianthus, oncidium orchids, pieris, and abelia in shades of golden yellow, orange, peach, blush, white, and cream complemented by Italian ruscus and silver dollar eucalyptus. “The light pink taper candles added soft elegance, while illuminating the flowers’ texture and dimension,” she adds.
“No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.” ~Sheryl Crow
Now we’re not saying weddings are chaotic. But with the planning process comes a certain amount of stress that is unavoidable. Pretty and cheerful in character, wildflowers have the capacity to lift the mood of their beholder. And with the right styling and design, these fanciful blooms will surely brighten the room on your wedding day.