Wedding Roses

May of 2017 at the Abbie Holmes Estate in Cape May Court House, NJ.

Photos By: Jessica Cooper Photography

The Abbie Holmes Estate is the perfect setting for weddings with its beautifully manicured gardens and natural surroundings it is sure to make your wedding memorable.

The bride’s bouquet consisted of a gorgeous combination of peach and lavender roses in a small cascade shape. Her bridesmaids carried a small bouquet of similar colors consisting of white hydrangea, peach roses and small purplish blue accents. Having more white in the bridesmaids bouquets allowed the flowers to really pop against their dresses and the opposite effect for the bride in her stunning white gown.

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Erin & Kevin

Erin and Kevin said their I Do’s on a beautiful day in Philadelphia, PA. Erin’s crystal beaded gown sparkled in the sunlight and was complimented by her bouquet of soft pink and white blooms. Kevin wore a white bloom with greens to match his bride. The reception took place at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia where the tables were decorated in  soft neutral colors with pinks and greens to accent. Floating candles and tealights were added for a romantic candle lit atmosphere.

Photos by: Juliana Laury Photography
Venue: The Crystal Tea Room – Philadelphia, PA

The Anemone

The Anemone is a beautiful classic flower that has many uses from bridal bouquets to everyday centerpieces. The genus Anemone consists of 120 species of perennial flowering plants, which grow from tubers. Anemones grow wild in many European countries, North America, and Japan. The name Anemone is of Greek descent and roughly means wind flower because it’s the wind that opens them up. They were also once used for medical purposes as well. They have been known to help treat cramps and emotional distress.

The anemone comes several different colors such as red, pink, magenta, purple and blue, but the white anemone has proven most popular.

When it comes to wedding flowers the anemone is mostly used in the bridal bouquet. With its pure white petals and deep black center it creates a classic look on its own. You can also create a more dramatic look depending on what other flowers you pair them with. These flowers are typically available from October to May, only two of the major wedding months. If this is a flower you love and would like to incorporate into your wedding be sure to consider your time frame. Check with your local florist to inquire about their availability, and color options.

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This was a pretty wedding designed with a simple garden flowers in lavender and blush. Jamie loved succulents, so we added a few into her mix of hydrangea, garden roses, dahlias, eucalyptus, and sweet touches of Queen Anne’s lace. These giant balloons are an awesome photo prop! So fun and lovely!

Photo credit: Asya 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

Vanessa & Balal – April 2014

Vanessa and Balal had a beautiful spring day for their wedding at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  This mosaic garden is an amazing, eclectic venue in the city! Vanessa loves purple! Her bouquet was a cascade style of four different variations of Orchids and Ivory Roses. Thank you Michael Chadwick for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

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2014 Wedding Flowers

In a few months, the 2014 wedding season will be in full swing. Now is the time for brides to begin planning the flowers for their big day. Now that we know what colors to expect, it’s time to consider what flowers will look elegant in the colors of the new year. The Knot claims that the best 10 wedding flowers are roses, tulips, calla lilies, lily of the valley, hydrangea, peonies, ranunculus, stephanotis, sweet peas, and gardenias. These are excellent and classic flower choices, but there are so many other options out there that also come in the projected shades of 2014.

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Peonies, roses, and hydrangea look lovely in coral. But other flowers such as snap dragons, spider flowers, and dahlias give texture that really make the already bold shade stand out. For more texture, hypericum berries also come in coral.

Another popular color for 2014 is yellow, specifically in happy, sunny shades. The most obvious choices for a bride who wants cheerful yellow flowers are sunflowers and gerbera daisies. But alstromeria, cymbidium orchids, cremon, irises, and dahlias also come in golden shades. And for even more yellow, mimosa and craspedia add lots of fun texture.

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Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid, is a brilliant shade of purple. Hyacinth, irises, dahlias, and crocuses also come in very lovely shades of purple. And of course, orchids are available in shades of purple ranging from warm pinky-fuchsia to cool blue-lavender.

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While the selection of bright green flowers is slim, there are options such as cymbidium orchids, hydrangea, and chrysanthemums that will satisfy any bride trying to incorporate non-foliage green into her arrangements. However, there is a plethora of foliage options to lend texture and help create a variety of styles so don’t discount it! Also, if you want to go with a less traditional, bohemian style, limes look great in arrangements or submerged in vases.

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For the bride who wants to use the dazzling blue shades of 2014, delphinium, clematis, morning glory, and aster are all great choices especially since these flowers are naturally blue. Many flowers such as blue roses are not found in nature and are therefore produced artificially.

For our brave brides who want to use tangerine as their dominant color choice, proteas, dahlias, orchids, and gerbera daisies all come in the resplendent shade.

Kim Forrest, one of the editors for Wedding Wire, predicts that dahlias will be a very popular flower for 2014. Lucky for us, it is a beautiful and versatile flower with a fun texture that comes in many different shades.

No matter your style or color scheme, we can find a way to incorporate the color and flower trends of 2014 into your wedding flower assemblage!

 

-Lacey Bouchard

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   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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Fall Weddings

Last week, The Mansion in Voorhees, NJ had a bridal show. The Leigh Florist table was visited by many brides of different personalities and wedding visions. There were, however, many similarities between each of the brides we spoke to. Most of the brides are getting married next October or November which we expected from this group since it is advised that wedding preparations begin about a year in advance. (Don’t worry about picking flowers until seven or eight months before the wedding. Get big things out of the way such as the venue, guest list, and bridal gown/bridesmaid dresses first. Having the venue and dresses picked will help determine flowers and arrangements that will coordinate.)

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The most popular colors were pink and purple followed by deep red/wine and orange. The colors, especially the red and orange, reflect on the autumn season. Some brides wanted to really emphasize the fall theme. One way to incorporate this idea is to use dried leaves as accents in their bouquets. Pumpkins can be hollowed out to be used as vases for floral center pieces and leaves, berries, gourds, apples, acorns and pumpkins can be used to decorate tables. For outdoor weddings, I’ve seen leaves used to distinguish the sides of the aisle leading up to the altar.

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However, brides shouldn’t feel forced to use Autumn decorations or colors just because their wedding falls at this time. If they want to have a fall-inspired wedding that just hints at the season instead of using the obvious decorations, this can still be accomplished through other elements. Vickie’s Vintage blog offers color palettes (shown below) other than the usual red, gold, and orange that still have the Autumn feel. Lanterns with candles provide the warm, cozy ambiance that’s associated with fall and decorating with accents of twine, berries, branches and curly willow also gives a subtle fall feel.

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Many of brides at the show asked us what flowers would be available for fall weddings. They seemed to be concerned that there wouldn’t be a huge selection now that we are approaching colder and harsher weather. However, this is certainly not the case. There are many flowers that blossom in the fall and choosing in-season flowers will help cut the cost of arrangements. Fall flowers include mums, lilies, roses, ranunculus, hydrangea, gerbera daisies, and orchids. These flowers come in many different  shades particularly white, yellow, orange, and red which will really emphasize a fall-inspired wedding. Also, brides can feel free to punctuate bouquets and boutonnieres with berries and dried leaves if they so choose.

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If you decide to get married in the fall and none of this floats your boat, that’s okay. Just come to your floral consultation prepared with a color scheme, fabric swatches if possible, and your imagination and we’ll help you design the wedding that’s perfect for you.

To schedule a consultation, follow this link: http://www.leighflorist.com/new-jersey-wedding-flowers/wedding-flowers-consultation/

 

-Lacey Bouchard

Sources:

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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

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Audubon, NJ 08106

(856)547-1090

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