Flowers are HUGE part of any wedding. My favorites are big, beautiful bouquets like these! I also capture pretty incredible brides on a budget who put the majority of their money into photography. They value the memories. They value the art. And, they spend their money on what they value. Sometimes, that includes DIY projects for their wedding. These handmade bouquets turned out pretty incredible AND these couples have amazing photographs by yours truly that tell their love stories!
One of my favorite weddings ever was this twosome who decided to get married in the backyard of the groom’s childhood home. His bride-to-be, Annie, carried a bouquet came from the wildflower garden that Dane’s mother grew that year, perfection for their simple and earthy style. Annie and Dane love riding bikes, gardening, and keeping their carbon footprint small. Their eco-friendly lifestyle definitely showed in the gorgeous details of their wedding. Their centerpieces even included a variety of homegrown florals, and their favors were homemade soap with homegrown lavender. It doesn’t get much more at “home” than that! Check out their full wedding in Mt Airy here!
Colleen’s aunt had flowers delivered to their destination wedding location at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. She arranged the peonies, eucalyptus, and succulents and then hand tied them for the perfect bouquet. These aren’t wildflowers pick from the backyard BUT they are a beautiful representation of how you can turn your florals into a DIY project.
What happens when you let two hipsters plan a wedding… ? A taco truck, a wedding by the river, and… oh shit flowers?! Jenn is a super close buddy of mine and since I was in the wedding, Christin helped me shoot this one. Again, they VALUED photography. They wanted the MEMORIES! And memories is what we gave them. So, we found a local place that grew wildflowers. The plan was the pick them and arrange them together. Because of the drought in the area, the crop failed… so back to square one… Maybe she could just carry a couple of beers.. uh, no. Too West Virginia. Last minute, Jenn got her hands on some wildflowers and three of us arranged them together the night before the wedding. Talk about procrastination. But, they turned out perfectly for her outdoor, by-the-creek shindig. Yes, that’s mountain talk. 🙂
Not into creating your own bouquets? I don’t blame you! There are some absolutely amazing local flower shops such as Blossom and Basket Boutique who also create wildflower bouquets and centerpieces like Lara’s shown below!
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Jacqie Q specializes in Deep Creek Lake and DC wedding photography and lifestyle family photography in Frederick, Baltimore, and the surrounding metro areas including Urbana, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Columbia, Laurel, Alexandria, and Rockville.