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The Wild Bunch


The Wild Bunch

Wildflowers as Wedding Flowers, Floral Inspiration

Wildflower bouquets make the most romantic wedding flowers.

Wedding flowers do not need to be expensive or packed with roses. The best flower bouquets are always relaxed and natural looking. Some of the best flowers & greenery for hand-tied garden wildflower bouquets are Yellow Solidago, Blue Indigo, White Daisies, Ranunculus (peach, orange), Feverfew (tiny daisies), Tallow Berries or Hypericum Berries, Seeded Eucalyptus, Bupleurum, Queen Anne’s Lace, and Yarrow.

An assortment of wildflowers and greenery as wedding flowers

The Wild Bunch, Wildflowers as Wedding Flowers

Wildflowers as wedding bouquet, boutonniere, and wedding table centerpieces

Wildflower Wedding Inspiration

The Wild Bunch by Sharon WheelerYou can forage for your flowers, buy in bulk online, or visit your local florist. When you go to the florist, go with an open mind and a photo of what you want. Ask how you can achieve the look you love within your budget. They may suggest other flowers which are in season.

Buying wildflowers in bulk is easier than ever online. Most important is that you receive them the day before the wedding. It’s best to make the bouquets the morning of the wedding if possible and keep them in water as long as you can, and don’t forget to mist the tops. Be sure to obtain a cool dark space that you can use to store your flowers until the event. Most venues will supply you with such a space for the flowers.

Supplies you will need include floral tape or rubber bands, scissors (for everyone), buckets of water (for each flower/greenery), twine, ribbon, and short corsage pins (to secure the ribbon wrapped stems).

What you will need to make: One large bouquet for the bride and smaller bouquets for your bridesmaids. Use the smaller stem flowers to make your boutonnieres for the groomsman. The rest of your flowers can be put in a 5-6” vase (or mason jar) for the tables. If you are having round tables, you need one per table. Long tables should have a centerpiece with flowers for every 4 seats. This seems like a lot of work, but the results are magical. And, it is a great time to bond with your bridesmaids and realize the joy of the event.

Whether you use a florist or forage local blooms yourself, you will love the romantic and earthy style of your wildflower bouquets.

published on June 2, 2019.

About Author

Sharon Wheeler many years ago acted in a summer stock series in the Catskills called Bloomsday.