Herb Wedding

Herb Wedding

This past August I had a really fun request from a bride who was getting married at the beautiful Sea Cider Farm. She wanted an all herb wedding. Everything was to be herbs, including her bouquet! I was very excited to do something different and even more excited to source everything from local gardens. A herbal wedding is such a “green” concept. Everything can be grown in your garden or neighbour’s garden, and after the wedding day you can dry some of the herbs for a keep sake or throw the rest in a batch of stock! The timing for this wedding was perfect to be able to catch a few herbs in late summer bloom.  (bay leaves, rosemary, oregano flowers, variegated thyme and mint, parsley flower and purple...
Eryngium – Sea Holly

Eryngium – Sea Holly

What is eryngium? Eryngium is a blueish purple thistle flower, also known as sea holly. It actually is a rare color in the flower world, which is one of the reasons why I love it! As a cut stem flower it has a good long vase life, around 7-14 days depending how fresh it is. The flower itself grows on an odd irregular shaped stem, so they don’t look their best displayed on their own. But they do however compliment many other beautiful flowers. Anemones, parrot tulip, berzelia, eryngium  Hellebore, eryngium, grape hyacinths  Eryngium and parrot tulip boutonniere They are a great flower for wedding work as they don’t ever...
Spring Boutonnieres – hellebore and succulent

Spring Boutonnieres – hellebore and succulent

Succulents are still popular for bridal bouquets and boutonnieres, and I love them. What is kind of neat about using succulents in your wedding is that after the wedding you can carefully remove the succulent from the boutonniere or bouquet and shove it in some soil. It will take root after a couple weeks and you will have a living keepsake from your wedding day! Top boutonniere – succulent, anemone, clematis buds Bottom boutonniere – hellebore and sword...
Winter boutonniere – Leucodendron

Winter boutonniere – Leucodendron

This beautiful winter wedding boutonniere is a very hardy leucodendron flower. Although the flower is available other times of the year I think it’s particularly lovely in the winter season. The boutonniere is finished with gold wire. A great way to tie in with gold elsewhere in the...