A Loose "Green" Arrangement for an Outdoor Wedding

Loose green flower arrangement by Local Color Florists

Photo: Our Labor of Love

"Our bride asked for wild, rustic, bohemian bouquet that's earthy, and not perfect or stuffy, and I hope we nailed it," says Ellen Frost, owner of Maryland-based Local Color Flowers. Frost specializes in locally grown cut wedding flowers sourced from within 100 miles of Baltimore. "Sourcing locally is a great alternative to using flowers that are shipped from places like Colombia, Ecuador, and Kenya," explains Frost. "Right now, 80 percent of the flowers sold in the U.S. come from thousands of miles away, outside the country." To achieve this ecoconscious, fresh-from-the-garden look, Frost used peonies, snapdragons, astilbes, yarrow, and lisianthus and paired them with dusty millers, oregano, rosemary, and mountain mint. (Approximate cost, $150)

—Denise Penny Shepard

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