Artful (and Locally Sourced) Wedding Bouquets

  A late summer bouquet made of oregano, veronica scabiosa, and café au lait dahlias   Photo by  Cat Mayer

A late summer bouquet made of oregano, veronica scabiosa, and café au lait dahlias

Photo by Cat Mayer


  A warm and neutral bouquet made of English garden roses, maidenhair fern, and honeysuckle vine   Photo by  Kaylan Robinson

A warm and neutral bouquet made of English garden roses, maidenhair fern, and honeysuckle vine

Photo by Kaylan Robinson


Whether you are celebrating your own anniversary, traveling to a family wedding, or watching your own daughter walk down the aisle, summertime means wedding season for a lot of us. In the age of wedding planning via pins and social media, the hustle of finding the perfect bouquet can feel overwhelming. The genuineness of a wedding bouquet can get lost amongst all the other wedding “noise.” 

    Fortunately, thanks to a thriving agricultural community like ours on the Western Slope, brides can have some of the most beautiful blooms there are to offer. These “slow flowers” (the local blooms grown within our state) offer a unique and intentional beauty to a wedding day. With the Memorial Day kickoff come the iris and the ever-popular peony. Mid-summer nights bring the sweet-smelling honeysuckle, an abundance of lavender and roses in our valley. And as summer progresses, so do the color palettes. Look for the dusty pink hues of amaranths and café au lait dahlias in August, and the golden tinge on the hops and fruiting branches come September. 


   A desert wedding bouquet of dahlias, astilbe, chocolate cosmos, lace cap hydrangea, ranunculus, garden roses, and blushing bride   Photo by  Kaylan Robinson

 A desert wedding bouquet of dahlias, astilbe, chocolate cosmos, lace cap hydrangea, ranunculus, garden roses, and blushing bride

Photo by Kaylan Robinson


  A dramatic summer wedding bouquet of garden roses, camellia, peony, and fern   Photo by  Cat Mayer    

A dramatic summer wedding bouquet of garden roses, camellia, peony, and fern

Photo by Cat Mayer