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Wild Flowers For Weddings


As we enter into the new year, many brides will start to define the look of their wedding flowers. I thought now would be a great time to let brides know that choosing “wild flowers” as a type of flowers is awesome, but only if you choose the look because it’s what you prefer and not because you believe this is a cheaper option. As a floral designer with a focus on brides and wedding flowers, I am often asked to design wedding flowers that look like “wild flowers.” This request is often followed by, “I want a bouquet that looks like it was just gathered from the field.”  Wild flowers for weddings is a look or a vibe. The look can be obtained by a designer that is carefully gathering, styling and arranging the flowers. As long as the bride is choosing this type of design because it’s the look that most appeals to her, all will be great. However, some brides believe that asking for wildflowers indicates a cheaper design option and that is simply not the case. Unfortunately, there is not a free wild flower field waiting somewhere for florists to pop by and cut from. Many designers myself included, work with local growers or grow as well. These locally grown stems are every bit as valuable as flowers from the wholesaler. In fact, many of my local growers charge more per stem then the regular flower wholesaler. In actuality, these blooms are specialty blooms, there is a limited amount of production, they are ultra fresh and super unique. Remember, each flower is a miracle, each bloom takes months to grow, hours to cultivate and harvest. The flowers that will be a part of your wedding day are works of art!

All photographs were taken by local DC photographer Anne Robert. Designs were created with flowers from the gardens of Holly Heider Chapple.


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  2. Jay


    O Holly! You hit the nail on the head here… I have been thinking about I convey that wild does NOT equal cheap! The same amount of work, design, preparation goes into the final designs regardless of the flowers you use. Plus all the email and telephone support that we give the brides, this obviously needs to be accounted for. Judging by the amount of enquiries I get for wild flowers, then to discover they’re always the brides on the most impossible budget I really believe people do think they are a cheaper flower type! Thank you for this post, and making me feel I am not doing something wrong! Jx

  3. The Garden Gate Flower Company


    Holly, thank you and really well said. I’m going to link this to my blog and Facebook page. I have found or should I say sensed that some brides do believe it is a cheaper option but it is so far from the truth. Here’s to a year of hard work, planting bulbs in soggy mud and endless seed trays to fill and ground to dig…supporting British florists and flower growers and buying in season looks more natural, smells fab and will bring you great joy on the day.