Saturday, March 1, 2014

Fresh and In Season D.I.Y. Floral Arrangements

Opt for what's in season & get the freshest, most affordable flowers for your wedding. Even better if you're crafty you can D.I.Y. your bouquet to save some cash.
  1. If you haven't had prior experience with floral arrangements, and I know I haven't, you might enjoy these great D.I.Y. posts from other blogs. Plus, your home gets to look extra fabulous when you practice.
D.I.Y. Gerbera Daisy Bouquet via Bride Craft
D.I.Y. Rose & Tulip Bouquet via TheSimpleGoodLife
How To: Make a Wedding Bouquet via A Practical Wedding

View more arrangements & a list of in season flowers after the jump!


You'll have a few different options when it comes to buying what's in season. If you're in the Finger Lakes like me there's a great farm to pick your own flowers in Lansing, N.Y., Take Your Pick Flowers. If you're closer to Rhinebeck, N.Y. there's also Brittany Hollow Farms. If you don't live near either area you can scope out your local farmers market or ask your a local florist.

The following is a list of what's available from  Take Your Pick Flowers. I added colors that may be available along with a few beautiful photos of bouquets for inspiration




Mid-May
Late May - Early June
Narcissus (Daffodils)
Yellow, Peach, Orange, & White
Dutch Iris
Purple, Blue, Yellow, Red, & Orange
Tulips
Almost every color.
Peonies
Pink, Magenta, Cream, Purple, & White
Lilacs
Purple, Pink, & White
Sweet William
Pink, Red, Purple, Red, Peach, & White
Purple Sensation Alum
White Allium
Mid - Late June
Late June - Early July
Dutch Iris
Purple, Blue, Yellow, Red, & Orange
Larkspur
Blue, Pink, Purple, & White
Campanula
Blue & White
Asiatic Lilies
Yellow, Red, Purple, Orange, Pink, & White
Penstemon
Red, Blue, Purple, Pink, Orange, & White
Drumstick Allium
Blue, Pink, & Purple
Heliopsis
Yellow
Ladies Mantle
Green
Blue Meadow Sage
Lavender
Rudbeckia
Yellow, Orange, Red, & Pink
Purple Salvia
Snap Dragons
Yellow, Red, Pink, Purple, Orange, Red, & White
Daisy
Yellow, Red, Orange, Pink. & White
Cleome
Pink, Purple, Yellow, & White
Larkspur
Blue, Pink, Purple, & White

Mid July - August
August - September
Cleome
Pink, Purple, Yellow, & White
Cleome
Pink, Purple, Yellow, & White
Snap Dragons
Yellow, Red, Pink, Purple, Orange, Red, & White
Snap Dragons
Yellow, Red, Pink, Purple, Orange, Red, & White
Sun Flowers
Yellow, Red, Orange, & Pink
Sun Flowers
Yellow, Red, Orange, & Pink
Zinnia
Yellow, Red, Orange, Pink, Purple, & White
Zinnia
Yellow, Red, Orange, Pink, Purple, & White
Oriental Lilies
Yellow, Red, Pink, Orange, Blue, Purple, & White
Dahlia
Pink, Orange, Peach, Purple, Yellow, & White
Rudbeckia
Yellow, Orange, Red, & Pink
September - October
Echinacea
Red, Yellow, Pink, Purple, & Orange
Zinnia
Yellow, Red, Orange, Pink, Purple, & White
Liatris
Purple
Asiatic Lilies
Yellow, Red, Purple, Orange, Pink, & White
Gladiola
Green, Orange, Purple, Red, Pink, & White
Dahlia
Pink, Orange, Peach, Purple, Yellow, & White
Echinops
Purple

Agastache
Purple, Peach, & Pink

Sweet William
Pink, Red, Purple, Red, Peach, & White

Gomphrena
Purple, Red, & Orange


*Image Credit: Spring Bouquet via Weddings of Joy Photography, Peony Bouquet by Lane Dittoe Photography via Wedding Chicks, Lilac Bouqet by Artworks Tulsa Photography via The French Bouquet TulsaDIY Daisy Wedding Arrangement by Lemon Lime Photography via Blooms Blog via Middle of the Map Weddings Blog, & Tulip Bouquet by Meredith Perdue via Wedding Party.

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