Right behind the dress and venue, probably one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding will be choosing the flowers.
The floral design you select should reflect not just your personality and style, but also the type of wedding you’re having.
“Many wedding venues now are rustic but couples today still want an elegant feel to their weddings and flowers,” said Kristen Carty, lead floral designer and co-owner of Feather & Bloom, a flower and gift shop in Suffield. “So you’ll have long farm tables, but they’ll have beautiful greens and elegant flowers all the way down it with candles, creating that classic look with a rustic twist.”
Her business partner, Jen Horn, runs the business and marketplace side of things at Feather & Bloom. They've owned the business together for about four years and offer three tiers of wedding floral designs, the Garden, Posy and Market.
“The Garden is the top tier and will include flowers such as dahlias, peonies, ranunculus, and garden roses. The Posy will include mixes of those high-end flowers with other floral elements. The Market is the most cost-effective and will include flowers such as football mums and carnations,” Kristen says.
Some wedding flower favorites right now, they said, include white roses, ranunculus and peonies, flowers that evoke a more calming, rustic aesthetic but still signifying elegance and beauty.
Before deciding exactly what flowers to include, the designers talk with each couple to find out what their style and ideas are for their wedding so they can design their floral vision.
“Each wedding is unique and we pride ourselves on our dedication to bringing our client’s vision to life,” Jen said.
Wedding flower arrangements can range from the very simple, such as bridal bouquets and boutonnieres for men, to floral arrangements for tables, church pews, bridal arches, seating chart tables and the wedding cake. Some couples also include small bouquets for family members of the bride and groom that match the couple’s floral scheme “to signify they’re part of the family,” Kristen said.
Close up of bride with bouquet - Photographer: Stacy M Photography
Close up of bridal bouquet only with golden yellow fall background - Photographer: Lindsey Topham Photography
Close up of bouquet with yellow with bride on the stairs - Photographer: Jennifer Lynn
Feather & Bloom
122 Mountain Road, Suffield