Leigh Florist – Wedding Flowers, Flower Shop, NJ Wedding Florist, PA Wedding Florist, South Jersey Wedding Florist

   Leigh Florist is a boutique floral studio in South Jersey.  Our team provides full service floral design for everyday arrangements and events.  We specialize in wedding and event design and offer custom bouquet preservation.

We invite you to experience our fresh flowers, artistic designs, and friendly service!

Stop in or call us! 856.547.1090 Visit our website here

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Soft, Bright & Beautiful

Photo Credit to: Asya Photography Venue: Estate at Eagle Lake

Danica and Jeremiah’s June wedding had a cheerful array of flowers from start to finish. Her bridal bouquet featured soft colors in blush shades, pale blues and white with light blue hydrangea, roses, tea roses, pale blue delphinium and, blue thistle accents for texture. These soft colors were used in the altar arrangements at the church. The bridesmaid’s bouquets featured white hydrangea with colorful pops of coral roses and tea roses and bright blue delphinium.

Photo Credit to: Asya Photography Venue: Estate at Eagle Lake

The wedding reception at the Estate at Eagle Lake in Chesterfield, New Jersey featured colorful table arrangements and centerpieces and like the bouquets of the bridesmaids featured bright pops of coral and blue flowers illuminated by tealight candles.  Greenery and gold foliage ran across the full length of the sweetheart table and long tables, illuminated by votive candles with clusters of small bottles filled with blooms mixed throughout the design. Round tables featured low organic centerpiece arrangements in cylindrical vases with blush, white, blue, coral flowers with gray, green and gold foliage to add texture and dimension, votive candles were also used to illuminate the arrangements.

Photo Credit to: Asya Photography Venue: Estate at Eagle Lake

 

Photo Credit to: Asya Photography Venue: Estate at Eagle Lake

 

Photo Credit to: Asya Photography Venue: Estate at Eagle Lake

 

Photo Credit to: Asya Photography Venue: Estate at Eagle Lake

 

Choosing Your Event Florist

Choosing the right florist can be a difficult task. You want to make sure the florist handling all your wedding flowers understands your vision. It will help to have a good idea of what you want your wedding design to be. Do you want to go tradition, classic, modern, or a specific theme? Once you have this decided, look online for inspiration photos and colors. If you have dress or tux swatches bring them along to your floral design appointments. Don’t forget, you can meet with multiple florists before you decide who to go with.

Keep in mind that not all flower shops participate in the wedding industry. Some shops may strictly do retail arrangements and focus on holidays. Then you have floral designers who are more likely to do weddings and special events. These shops are made up of creative individuals who will work with you to understand your vision and help bring it to life.  You are not just buying flowers, you are receiving floral event design and a set-up/delivery service.

You should decide how important your flowers are to you for your wedding in order to budget correctly. Do some research and ask for suggestions from friends or someone who has recently planned a wedding. Sometimes websites like Wedding Wire and The Knot can point you in the right direction with reviews and prices ranges for certain shops. Know that certain flowers cost more than others, being aware of this will keep you from feeling blindsided by the pricing of small bridal bouquet of roses. Pick a few Florists that you think you might click with and make some appointments! The sooner you book the date the better.

 

Wedding Floral Designs by Leigh Florist

 

When you attend your appointments be sure to bring your colors, and photos of any ideas or things that you like. They will most likely have tons of photos of their own work for you to look through as well. Ask about rental items and what flowers will be in season at the time of your wedding. Be sure to explain your vision for your wedding in detail. Ask questions and give/get as many details as you can. If you feel confident in the designer and like what he or she is saying then you may have found your perfect floral fit! It helps if the florist comes recommended by your venue. Chances are they have worked at your venue before and know the ins and outs. It’s always good to have a vendor that knows your venue and the people working there well. This goes for any vendor – venue relationship.

Classically Blush Wedding flowers

This bride and groom’s flowers fit the elegant atmosphere of the Abington Art Center, located in Jenkintown PA. Her classical bouquet featured white hydrangeas and blush Sahara Roses with touches of burgundy peonies and plum scabiosa flowers. Greenery was kept to hints of eucalyptus and dusty miller.

Photo Credit to: Ashley Gerrity Photography

Photo Credit to: Ashley Gerrity Photography

The bouquets of her bridesmaids contained blush, white and soft pretty flowers with little greenery. The textures of the ivory tea roses, white hydrangea, and Queen Anne’s lace played against one another and highlighted Amanda’s bouquet as the focal point.

Photo Credit to: Ashley Gerrity Photography

The boutonnieres were classic one rose style finished with minimal eucalyptus. Michael’s boutonniere featured a Vendella Rose to stand apart from the Sahara Roses of his groomsmen.

Photo Credit to: Ashley Gerrity Photography

 

Photo Credit to: Ashley Gerrity Photography

 

 

Inspired by the interior of the Alverthorpe Manor, blush, burgundy and ivory flowers adorned both the fireplace mantles in the main hall and the beautiful staircase. Rounded garden style arrangements  in tall cylindrical glass vases were the feature for the ceremony. Romantic low lush centerpieces with gold vases adorned the tables and hinted Amanda’ bouquet.

Photo Credit to: Ashley Gerrity Photography

 

Photo Credit to: Ashley Gerrity Photography

Photo Credit to: Ashley Gerrity Photography

Gonna be a Bright Sun-Shiny Wedding Day

Sunflowers give your bouquet a sunny fresh hand picked look. This Beautiful garden style bouquet contain sweet montecasino flowers and accents of dusty miller and  wheat. The perfect bouquet for summer or fall weddings or for when you need a little sunshine on your wedding day.

Photo Credit: Sophie Xu Photography

 

Photo Credit: Sophie Xu Photography

If you want boutonnieres that look like a sunflower but without the large scale consider using a viking mum instead. The hearty viking mum looks like a smaller version of a sunflower and will match the sunflowers in your bridal bouquet.

 

Photo Credit: Sophie Xu Photography

These rustic yellow and lush green arrangements pop against the navy blue staircase and barrels for a charming rustic scene at the Double Nickel Brewing Company.

Fall Engagement Photos

Congratulations, you’re engaged!  It is now time to start planning for the big day.  One of the first things to plan are your engagement photos.  These can be so much fun, especially during the Fall season.  The different colored leaves create an amazing backdrop.  There are endless ideas you can incorporate in your photo shoot.

Here are a few ideas:

Winery

Wandering through the vineyard, or opening a bottle of wine and toasting to a successful marriage and many happy years to come!

Vanessa Joy Photography – Laurita Winery New Egypt, NJ

  • A Park

Collecting leaves, throwing them in the air and letting them fall all around you. The leaves and trees in the background create a colorful vibrant background for your photographer to utilize.

Ashley Gerrity Photography

 

Colleen Jones Photograhpy

Save the Bouquet!

Save the Bouquet! Your wedding is over, now what? Get your bouquet into our shop asap and we’ll start the process of preserving your wedding flowers.
We at Leigh Florist LOVE flowers, and we love preserving wedding memories. Our shadow box designs are heirloom quality and make a beautiful gift for your bride. When you are considering floral preservation there are a few things to keep in mind:

 

1. Keep your bouquet in water as often as you can during your wedding. After your wedding freshen the water in your vase trying not to wet the ribbon. You do not have to freeze or refrigerate your bouquet just keep it indoors and away from heat.

 

2. Get your bouquet to our shop the Monday or Tuesday after your wedding. The sooner the better so we can get to the flowers before mold sets in. We will thoroughly check each flower in your bouquet and let you know of there are any issues that would require replacements. We will let you know if replacements are needed and what their cost is.

 

3. The drying process takes approximately 8-10 weeks and during this time you can customize your order. If you haven’t already you can pick the frame, the Background, horizontal or vertical positioning and how you would like your dried flowers arranged (bouquet or surrounding the invitation.) You can add enclosures such as a wedding invitation, photograph or something sentimental. Check out our website: http://leighflorist.net/floral-preservation.html or pop by the store for ideas. We take floral preservation very seriously and hold ourselves to a very high standard. That is why we only allow our approved frames and backgrounds to be used. All of our frames are all made by hand, they are high quality wooden frames that will stand the test of time. The background mats we have available are the perfect choice for mounting flowers and other enclosures. We have chosen these mattes because the dry flowers adhere to them best.


5. Once dried we will arrange the flowers to your specifications, take a photo and send you the proof for your approval. Once you give us the green light we will complete your order.

And there you have it! Your bouquet.

 

FALL in Love

Fall weddings are extremely popular and are giving spring weddings a run for their money. The changing colors of the trees in the fall offer bright colors that will inspire your wedding décor. You will have beautiful floral color options from rich, deep reds to burgundy’s, and bright yellows to vibrant oranges.  Some of the most timeless flowers grow in the fall.  Here are 5 of our top favorite.

  1. Sunflowers

Sunflowers may be available all year round (at a higher cost in the off season) but they grow locally here in late summer and fall at a more budget friendly price.

  1. Dahlias

These lavish blooms are one of our bride’s favorites.  Their blooms range from a small delicate flower to a dinner plate size bloom.  They come in a multitude of colors, to match any bridesmaid dress, or color scheme.

Ashley Gerrity Photography

 

  1. Mums

Mums are a great wall to really bring fall into your wedding.  Having mums planted in a pot and used as ceremony décor is a great idea. They can then be moved and used to decorate your reception space too!  It’s cost effective, and really adds a lot of fall color.

Daisy mums make the perfect compliment to sunflowers.

 

  1. Celosia

Celosia comes in two types of blooms, feathered or coxcomb. The coxcomb bloom resembles coral. Celosia comes in many fall colors.  Very popular are its dark burgundy shades, for bouquets and centerpieces.

Ashley Gerrity Photography

 

  1. Bi-colored rose

These roses are grown all year round but are more likely used in the fall season. Popular fall roses are high and magic, or circus rose.  Its bright yellow and orange petals make them a true show stopper. They would look amazing in all aspects of your wedding.

Jennifer Carr Photography

Classically Colorful Wedding

This picture perfect wedding at the Knowlton Mansion was a day full of fun and flowers from start to finish. Cheerful colors were floral theme for this wedding as yellow, peach, pink, white and blue blooms were abound.

 

Photo Credit: Love Me Do Photography

 

Photo Credit: Love Me Do Photography

 

 

Draping greenery with free spirit roses, viking mums, sunflowers and hot pink stock adorned the corners of The beautiful walnut Chuppah.

Photo Credit: Love Me Do Photography

Abundant with color the table arrangements varied from tall to short and looked fresh picked from the garden with flowers varying in size and color. These  centerpieces were fun and brought the beautiful reception space to life.

Photo Credit: Love Me Do Photography

 

Photo Credit: Love Me Do Photography

 

Photo Credit: Love Me Do Photography

 

Photo Credit: Love Me Do Photography

 

A Bee and Its Flower

Bees and flowers have a lovely symbiotic relationship.  This means the relationship mutually beneficial for both parties involved.

The bees and flowers begin their bonding in late spring into the summer. This is when the bees are most active and the flowers start to bloom. As the bees travel from flower to flower, they pollinate each one. Their body picks up the pollen from each bloom which is then dropped onto each flower that it lands on after that. The bees do not intend to leave any of pollen behind because they are trying to get as much pollen back to their hives.  Pollen is the bee’s food source.

Bees also collect the nectar from the flowers. The nectar is a mixture of the plant sugar and water. This nectar provides the bee with energy to help them continue on their journey to collect pollen. Pollination of the flowers is very important. When a female flower is pollinated it helps process of making seeds.

Here is a list of ten flowers (according to Fafard: Science behind the art’s blog) that are best for bees.

  • Pale Purple Coneflower (early summer)
  • Common Yarrow (early summer)
  • Sunflower (summer)
  • Blue Giant Hyssop (summer)
  • Horsemint (summer)
  • Purple Coneflower (summer)
  • Black-eyed Susan (summer)
  • Aster (late summer early fall)
  • Joe-Pye Weeds (late summer early fall)
  • Golden Rod (late summer early fall)

Extra fun fact: Bees cannot see the color red, they tend to avoid red colored flowers.

Adriana & Kenneth

Adriana and Kenneth tied the knot last November at the luxurious Union Trust located in the Historic District of Philadelphia. Her garden style bouquet included burgundy, magenta and coral flowers and blush pink accent tea roses and greenery mixed into the colorful bouquet. Her colorful choice of blush and burgundy flowers popped against the bridesmaids lavender dresses and gave a classy vibe to an already exquisite space.

Landon Wise Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landon Wise Photography

Her colorful floral design choices dotted the space with Ivory, Peaches and burgundy colors and set a romantic tone for their wedding day. The reception featured alternating tall and low centerpiece designs in our gold rental vases. Filled with Ivory hydrangeas, peach and coral Free Spirit roses and burgundy and green-gray foliage. The gold accenting color of the vases and lanterns allowed the flowers to take center stage.

Landon Wise Photography

 

Landon Wise Photography

 

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