Local Summer Floral Inspiration at The Cookery
There is a field-to-vase trend in the floral industry right now, so it’s a perfect time for brides to take advantage of local growers providing great, year-round flower choices. Ninth Street Flowers in Durham leans towards locally grown blooms in North Carolina with its long growing season. The owner of Ninth Street Flowers, Larry Wood, makes a point to source as much as he can from local farms and growers.
These summertime arrangements are all sourced from local growers by Ninth Street Flowers. Included are sunflowers, Celosia (the hot pink “brain” flower), yellow callas, dahlias, Asclesis, better known as butterfly week, Rudbeckia commonly called Black-Eyed Susan, Mountain Mint, Veronica and Gomphrena.
“North Carolina is a great state for field grown flowers,” says Ninth Street Owner, Larry. He shared that brides must be able to accept a certain “wildflower” feel to her flower arrangements because of the flowers that are grown in the area. We suggest a visit the local farmers market during the timeframe of your wedding, if planning more than a year in advance, and you will be able to get an idea of the local flowers you will be able to choose from for your wedding day.
Due to the timing of this floral shoot, you will see many of the North Carolina summer florals that are available to you if you locally source. The bright colors of these florals are perfect for any Summertime wedding. The blooms are bright without being over powering.
The rustic rentals from American Party Rentals perfectly paired with the wildflower look of these summer florals by Ninth Street Flowers. The Cookery in Durham, NC was the perfect location for this rustic vision. With its exposed brick walls and wooden accents all over the venue, it’s no wonder it’s on our list of “Top 13 Warehouse Wedding Venues in the NC Triangle!”
Using local flowers brings a fresher look to your wedding and comes with the added benefit of supporting the local economy. If you want to go local, it pays to do a little research ahead of time and keep an open mind about a couple of top flower choices.