One of our favorite florists in Maine is Emily Carter Floral Design. Her talent and creativity shine through in the gorgeous bouquets and wedding flower arrangements she creates. She’s a true artist which means she can work with a variety of styles and themes and always delivers exquisite designs. So we reached out to her to be a guest on our blog to give you all some spring wedding floral inspiration. Spring is such an exciting time at French’s Point because we know in no time at all the gorgeous flowers around our estate will start blooming. We know you’ll find Emily’s ideas as inspiring as we do!
by Emily Cater Floral Design
“You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
Sail away, kill off the hours
You belong somewhere you feel free”
– Tom Petty
Spring is such a beautiful time of vibrant new fresh colors that we are all longing for so much after be surrounded by a blanket of white for many months. In Spring, I am inspired most by flower branches, vibrant tulips, peonies and hellebores.
Certain flowering branches are easier to work with than others. Forsythia, dogwood, and cherry blossoms are some of the favorites and are easier to get in and work within bouquets and centerpieces.
Some of my most favorite springtime blooms are peonies, like many flower lovers. Here you will see a lush combination of some of my favorites with blush peonies, viburnum branches, hellebores, and flowering dogwood.
Flowering magnolia branches are little slices of heaven, but I would never recommend them for a wedding as their window of availability is so short and they are not hardy; however, mother nature did well with flowering magnolia! Gorgeous blooms.
Springtime is a season for fresh colors of peonies, tulips, hyacinth, daffodils, mascara and fresh greens. It is my favorite season to design within as I am always so inspired by the availability of the bulb flowers and the beauty and fullness of the blooms. Here’s the being inspired and to Spring weddings!
-Emily Carter, Emily Carter Floral Designs