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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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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Elizabeth & Brian

Location: Normandy Farm, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Photographer: Tyler Boye Photography

Colors: Pale Blush & Peach, Pops of Lime Green, Hot Pink, Accents of White

With her wedding at Normandy Farm located in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania,  Elizabeth’s love of flowers shown throughout her wedding day. Her organic garden style with flowy blooms and lush greenery stood out from the natural surroundings and touched every aspect of her and Brian’s wedding day.

Photo Credit to Tyler Boye Photography

Photo Credit to Tyler Boye Photography

Her bouquet featured blush and peach garden roses with white freesia dotted throughout.  Her soft color pallet was accented with bright pops of hot pink peonies & lime green hydrangeas  which were used as accents for the stunning outdoor trellis and airy garden centerpieces for the Silos Ballroom.

Photo Credit to Tyler Boye Photography

Photo Credit to Tyler Boye Photography

Her bouquet featured blush and peach garden roses with white freesia dotted throughout.  Her soft color pallet was accented with bright pops of hot pink peonies & lime green hydrangeas  which were used as accents for the ceremony decor as well as the airy garden centerpieces for the Silos Ballroom.

 

Photo Credit to Tyler Boye Photography

Photo Credit to Tyler Boye Photography

Sunflowers

When you think sunshine and flowers most likely your first thought is sunflowers.  They’re large, bright headed blooms make the sunflower one of the most recognized flower around the world.  Sunflowers originated in the Americas and Europe, and were then cultivated as a valuable food source for centuries.

Artists throughout history loved the sunflower’s unique splendor—those of the Impressionist Era were especially fixated on the flower.  You will often see photographs of wild sunflowers with their tall stalks stretched out trying to reach the sun.  The receiving of a sunflower means the feeling of adoration, admiration, and platonic love towards a person, such as a family member or friend.  It will give the feeling of positivity and strength. It would be a sure way to brighten up their day.  Aside from being beautiful and important symbolically, the sunflower is downright useful. Almost all varieties produce edible and good-tasting seeds with plenty of health benefits.

The sunflower was common in American Indian tribes in North America. It is said that the plant was cultivated by the American Indians in present day Arizona and New Mexico around 3000BC. Some experts say the sunflower was domesticated even before corn! Used in many different ways when it came to food, the sunflower was a significant food source to the American Indians. The seeds where ground up and used in flour for cakes, mush and bread. Some mixed them with vegetables and some ate them as a snack but cracking the shell and just eating the seed (like we do today).

Sunflowers were used for more than food purposes too, such as purple dyes, body painting and decorations. Parts of the plant were also used for medical purposes from snakebites to body ointments. Sunflower oil (from the seed) was used in the hair and on skin and the dried stalk of the flower was used as building material. The whole plant including the seeds was very often used in American Indian ceremonies. Who knew so much use could come from a flower?

Sunflowers are heavily used in wedding decor and personal flowers such as bridal bouquets and centerpieces.

Sunflower bridal arrangements by Leigh Florist