From Farm to Wedding: How to Source Snohomish Flowers
Venue: Woodland Meadow Farms, Photo Credit: Tony Asgari Photography
Is there anything more uplifting or a better “pick me up” than grabbing a bouquet of flowers to put on your kitchen table and brighten your week? If you love that, imagine how much fun and dreamy it would be to handpick the flowers for a wedding - your wedding in fact!
There are many benefits to using locally grown flowers for your big day. The first and most
obvious is that you get to source and pick them yourself. You get to be the one looking at the colors and shapes and deciding what you love the most. You also get to talk with the farmer or grower about what would be best for your time of year, your colors, and your budget and get suggestions straight from the source.
Just as fresh ingredients are becoming more popular in the food industry, using locally
grown flowers is using the freshest products available to you. Because most of the flowers
found in U.S. shops are imported, they travel from far away and are packed in boxes without any water. This means they are stale and being treated with chemicals to help them last longer. Partnering with local growers takes out the middleman and sources the freshest flowers straight to you. This also means that they will be more vibrant, better smelling, and last longer than ones shipped from afar. And in some cases, you will be able to get more variety by sourcing flowers that are not able to be imported or do not ship well.
Another positive to using locally grown flowers is that you are directly supporting local
farmland and your local farmers. You are helping to keep agriculture sustainable, and
minimizing your environmental impact. If having a sustainable wedding is important for
you, this is a great place to start.