Flower Friday: Emiley & Josh Citrus Dream

Today we have the amazing floral artistry of Sarah J Winward from Honey of a Thousand Flowers. This wedding could be a complete set of floral gallery art. Enjoy the exhibit & words form the artist herself!

Emiley and Josh wanted flowers that felt fun, summery, and fit with a citrus color palette. Emiley was an absolute pleasure to work with, she had complete faith in me and that always makes the flowers turn out better. I tend to like a large mix of flowers in arrangements, and these certainly turned out that way. It makes them feel a bit wild and more garden-like and I think that was perfect for their reception on the patio at Log Haven. A general trend in weddings right now that I love is to choose a whole color palette instead of just a color or two to base your inspiration off of. I really enjoy the transitions between colors and I think it is gorgeous when you can see how one color melds into one another by using them next to each other. I like the idea of translating inspiration into something that hints at your theme without being too literal. When saying “citrus” you often think of bright lemons and limes, but this color palette was more of a “sorbet”, if you will. It encompassed a whole gradation of colors in tones that are more interesting than just a flat yellow or green.

The containers for this wedding were a mix of metal urns and vintage loving cups. With mixed containers being very prominent in weddings right now I think it is also important to remember that they should still look cohesive. Each table had a different assortment of containers, it looked eclectic and fun as a whole, but each individual piece would work on their own if they were singled out. It is fun to have a mix of containers, but you should love each piece individually too.

The flowers I used for this wedding were mostly large-headed focal flowers. I also used some smaller wispy flowers as accents to give the arrangements some personality. The flowers used here are a variety of tree peonies and dahlias, garden roses in shades of pink to raspberry, snap dragons, scabiosa, double tulips, viburnum, geranium greens, and maiden hair fern.

Floral Artistry & Editorial: Sarah J Winward: Honey of a Thousand Flowers
Photography: Jessica Peterson Photography


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