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Quinn & Brian had gorgeous weather for a rooftop ceremony overlooking the city sky.  The Franklin Institute is a truly unique event space. Quinn loved classic white flowers, hydrangea, tea roses, garden roses, dahlias and snapdragons but she wanted to add lots of texture with greens, thistles and plum tones. The centerpieces vases were mixed metals, mercury, gold and silver to add interest to the room.

Thank you Caitlyn Scott Photography for the amazing photos!

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Dahlias, one of nature’s truly unique flowers.

Nicked named “Tubers”, they are the national flower to Mexico. These fabulous blooms originated in South America and Mexico, in their mountain regions. One of the more hardy flowers to grow, as long as they are protected from wind, making the mountain range perfect protection. Now, mostly grown in North America in the Pacific North West, by farmers, these beauties make one hardy crop. They grow in between mid-summer to first frost, and take about 8 weeks to grow once planted. They need full sunlight, at least 6-8 hours.

The Dahlias bloom in a variation of sizes, from a 10”-12” dinner plate to a small 2” Lolli pop size. Their wide range of colors include red, pink, white, orange, yellow, purple, and many more. Some of the species may have bi-colored stripes, while others may have a variation of color just on the tips of the petals. Contrary to popular belief, there are no black dahlias, they are actually a deep burgundy color.

Florist use dahlias for almost every kind of celebration, while they are in season. The flower meaning of Dahlias is it that they are a symbol of an everlasting union, which make them great choices for engagements, weddings, and anniversary.

Visit our website HERE for fresh seasonal arrangements available for delivery.

Or view our wedding flower portfolio to see our weddings featuring dahlias.

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Who doesn’t want a lemonade stand??!!

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This was a perfect refreshment for a summer wedding at Indian springs golf club in Marlton.

We set up our lemonade stand using our farmhouse rental table with vintage crates, ball jars and seasonal flowers with vines and citrus. The Café Ole dahlias were stunning!

We loved being a part of this sweet couple’s day!  Shifted focus did a great Job capturing the details and flowers.

Julie & Kevin at The Mansion

Julie and Kevin created a really fun wedding! Using a variety of rich fall elements. They requested this awesome hot air balloon design, that really added a WOW to their cocktail hour!  Thanks to Melvin Gilbert Photography.

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Amanda & Paul’s Please Touch Museum Wedding

Amanda’s  Hollywood inspired vintage glam wedding with a hint of Great Gastby!
She wanted to support local farms and use as much as possible. Her blush and red flowers looked great with all of her metallic accents. We used locally grown dahlias, hydrangea, lisianthus and hanging amaranthus. We loved her creativity and thought it was a great reflection of her personality.
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Ceremony- St Vincent Palotti Church – Haddonfield
Reception: Please Touch Museum – Philadelphia
Photography by: George Street Photography
Wedding Planning by: Kyle Michelle

Muth Flower Farm

Farms are old news. Literally. They’ve been around for thousands of years. My grandparents had one, Old McDonald had one, and New Jersey—the “Garden State” and rockin’ home state of Leigh Florist—has 10,000+ farms according to the NJ Dept. of Agriculture. But farms, especially in the crisp, harvest season that is Autumn, are nothing to be overlooked. Now is the time of year to get together with friends and family and go apple and pumpkin picking. The orange-red views are stellar for walks  and hayrides. And who doesn’t love a hot cup of apple cider? Farms offer this and more to their communities.

A farm we are particularly fond of is called Muth Family Farm and they have something really cool called “Community Supported Agriculture”. This “CSA” program involves people from the community purchasing shares of the crops from the farm’s 16-week harvesting period. This program allows owner Bob Muth to focus less on marketing his crops and more on producing the best quality and most bountiful harvest. Also, the money Mr. Muth needs for the care and maintenance of the farm is already provided to him at the beginning of the season. The CSA program gives members the option of purchasing a mini, medium, or large basket and every week, at a preselected pick-up time, they can come and fill that basket with as much produce as possible. The growers at Muth Family Farms try to produce a wide variety of crops from Arugula to Spaghetti Squash to satisfy all of their members.

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But this isn’t the only cool thing about Muth Farms. Bob Muth’s work in sustainable agriculture,  soil development, and organic farming have gained him recognition in the agricultural world. His farm even received the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Master Farmer award. Muth Farms was the first organic farm in NJ to receive such accolade.

And the coolness doesn’t stop there. A local bee keeper uses Muth Family Farms as the site for his bee pollination and they are now selling the honey at the farm. And they’re located right in Williamstown, NJ only 26 minutes away from us, 53 minutes from the shore, and 32 minutes away from Philly!

Muth Farms grows a wide variety of blooms.  They provide sunflowers, dahlias, lisianthus, gladiolus, thistles and zinnias – to name a few.

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Agriculture aside, Muth Family Farm also has some spectacular views. Denise snapped some excellent photos of the beautiful barn they have last time she was there. We are big fans of the old, rustic barn look so this is just another reason why we love Muth farms.

So let’s recap: Muth Family farms is one of the leading farms in NJ with its revolutionary views of agriculture, it’s organic, it’s high quality, it supports other local businesses (i.e. the bee keeper,) it’s well located, and it’s just so darn pretty. If you have some time, go ahead and check it out. I think you’ll be pretty fond of it too.

 

Contact us to find out more about locally grown flowers for your wedding!  For New Jersey, locally grown flowers are available from May to November.

Find out more about Muth Farms – click here!

 

-Lacey Bouchard

 

Leigh Florist

400 Amherst Road

Audubon, NJ 08106

(856)547-1090

sales@leighflorist.com

http://www.leighflorist.com

Congratulations Erin & Daniel!!

Best wishes, Erin and Daniel, for a wonderful life together!  It was a pleasure working with you!

Ceremony Location: Incarnation Church – Mantua, New Jersey

Reception Location – Hotel Monaco – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Photographer – JPG Photography

Take a look at some of the photos we captured during the wedding setup…This place is GORGEOUS!  Erin and Daniel picked some really great centerpieces to tie everything together for their special day!

 

At the Incarnation Church, we draped sheer fabric down the aisle.  The ends of the pews were accented with tall cylinder vases with pillar candles and petals.

At the Incarnation Church, we draped sheer fabric down the aisle. The ends of the pews were accented with tall cylinder vases with pillar candles and petals.

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Blush and white blooms were scattered down the cake.

Blush and white blooms were scattered down the cake.

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This centerpiece was created in a low mercury bowl - filled with blush and white blooms with cool gray foliage to accent.

This centerpiece was created in a low mercury bowl – filled with blush and white blooms with cool gray foliage to accent.

Half of the centerpieces included silver lanterns and small mercury vases with loose blooms in blush pink and white.  Erin loves dahlias, hydrangea and other seasonal blooms.

Half of the centerpieces included silver lanterns and small mercury vases with loose blooms in blush pink and white. Erin loves dahlias, hydrangea and other seasonal blooms.

The Altar steps were decorated with silver lanterns that were filled with petals and pillar candles.

The Altar steps were decorated with silver lanterns that were filled with petals and pillar candles.

And the Pantone Color of the Year is…..

Emerald Pantone

 

 

The Pantone color of the year is Emerald! – What flowers match with green dresses?

 

Green For your wedding?? So many shades to choose from!!  Green is my favorite color..

So it hard to choose !!

This years Pantone color Emerald Green # 17-5641 and I am loving it!!

Although this color is not seen in nature as a flower, it can be contrasted nicely!

 

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What will match with this color.. if chosen as a bridesmaids dress:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one is a cute Tea length from the Dessy Group.

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Here are a few different options and you may want to play off the season of your wedding.

Peaches and oranges!!

Bright mix of colors like pinks, yellows and purples!!

Winter White with subtle blush tones to accent:

 

For the bride we love emerald shoes and also emerald jewels !!

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(Photos provided by one of our favorite sources – Pinterest!)

Wonderful Dahlias!

Dahlias

 

                As Fall approaches us our favorite summer flowers culminate, leaving some florists feeling blue. No need to be melancholy! The trusty Dalhia blooms April through November, outlasting all of our favorite Spring and Summer Blooms.  The Dalhia’s Multi-layered blooms and vibrant colors are quite impressive. They range in size from small “pom-poms” to huge “saucer” sized flowers. Dalhias are available in almost every color except blue. Native to Mexico, Central America, and Columbia this tubular eye-catching flower is closely related to sunflowers, mums, zinnias, and even gerbera daisys.

The Dahlia (‘Doll-yuh’ or ‘Dah-lee-uh’) is named in honor of Swedish botanist Dr. Anders Dahl. This is interesting, beings that Dahlias are native to Central America and the first specimens of Dahlias arrived in Europe two years after the Swedish botanist’s death.  None-the-less Dahlia’s have become a world-wide favorite. These breathtaking flowers are typically used as focal flowers in Bridal Bouquets and Wedding centerpieces. No wonder the designers here at Leigh Florist love them so; they are breath taking sources of inspiration all throughout Spring, Summer, and most of Fall. So, Dahlia, thank you for being our go-to focal flower as fall sets in and our favorite Summer blooms are nearing their end!