Do you want to know the best reason to use locally grown flowers in your wedding flowers? Every year at your anniversary, those flowers will be blooming for you.
It's the perfect way to make you smile and enjoy your anniversary!
Plant some in your garden to enjoy an anniversary bouquet every year.
So, now that I've convinced you local, seasonal flowers are a great idea - what is the best way to choose local flowers for your North Georgia wedding?
Choose a florist specializing in local flowers
Your florist will take your wedding day vision and bring it to life through the flowers. They are also responsible for finding and purchasing the flowers for your wedding day.
Make sure you choose a florist that is familiar with where to purchase local flowers. They will be able to guide you on the best types of flowers for your wedding day and have a large selection of local flower farms to work with.
Know which flowers are in season
Each flower types blooms at a different time of year. In North Georgia, we have ranunculus, peonies and garden roses typically May - June.
Sunflowers and lisianthus love the hot summer of July and August.
Dahlias make an appearance beginning in September and bloom until late October.
Your florist can help you understand which local flowers will be available around your wedding date or you can talk with a local flower farmer.
Locally grown flowers can be impacted by weather, pests or other items that might mean your florist needs to shift the plan. A florist that has experience with local flowers will understand this and be able to easily shift to another type of local flower that still delivers on your vision (one more reason why the first tip is so important)!
Some flowers can be shipped from other locations easily so you can keep certain flower - like peonies.
Others, like dahlias, don't ship as well.
Talk with your florist about options and trust that they will delivery beautiful flowers on your wedding day!
Bonus Tip - what if you want to use local flowers for your DIY wedding? It's still possible!
Many local flower farms will sale buckets of flowers that you can use to design your wedding flowers. These will be what they have blooming on their farm that week. Some may be able to provide flowers based on a color palette and others are "grower's choice" which means they pick the best looking flowers and don't focus on the color.
We are fortunate to have many local flower farms in the North Georgia area which make beautiful, local flowers available for your wedding!
Pleasant Union Farm is a family owned wedding venue in North Georgia, about an hour north of Atlanta.