Philly Florist Love ‘n Fresh Flowers Spotlighted in New York Times’ ‘Farm-to-Centerpiece’ Story

A seasonal bouquet by Jennie Love of Love 'n Fresh Flowers held by bride Carolyn Huckabay at her wedding last Spring. Photo by Peach Plum Pear Photo.

A seasonal bouquet by Jennie Love of Love ‘n Fresh Flowers held by bride Carolyn Huckabay at her wedding last Spring. Photo by Peach Plum Pear Photo.

The New York Times recently ran a piece in their Weddings/Celebrations section all about how, basically, the whole huge farm-to-table thing with food has seeped over to the wedding industry in the form of couples not only caring about where their filet and baby greens come from—but also, now, striving to use seasonal, local flowers in the bouquet the bride will carry down the aisle, and the centerpieces that will dot their guests’ dinner conversations.

They spotlighted a few florists in particular who are really knocking it out of the park with this whole concept—and one of them, happily, was Philly’s own Jennie Love of Love ‘n Fresh Flowers!

Jennie quite literally grows everything she uses for her flower arrangements on her farm in Andorra/Upper Roxborough—meaning that to procure the blooms for your Big-Day bouquet, she will get up one morning before your wedding, go outside, and wander the fields to see what’s blooming and pretty.

Obviously, if you are her bride, you’ve discussed what the goal is for your flowers—but things just can’t get overly specific, is all, because she’s got to see what’s out there. (Check out her super helpful Pinterest calendar, which shows what flowers are in season when, to give you an idea.)

Also, though, if you are her bride, you will have seen that her work is gorgeous, and you will not worry a lick about it. (Example: The bouquet above, here, done by Jennie, was held on her wedding day by Carolyn, wife of my colleague, Brian, this past Spring. See more of their wedding flowers here, and more of their wedding here.) And if you’re curious to see how this all works, the video below from the NYT story will give you a pretty good idea.

Have you and your groom planned on using seasonal, local flowers for your wedding-day arrangements? What’s your plan? 

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  • Katherine

    My husband and I used Love N Fresh Flowers for our wedding in June 2013. I fell in love with Jennie’s style for flowers by looking at their website and Pinterest page. Jennie and her team put together all our holdables and wearables for the day, and we used their a la carte service for our centerpieces. Jennie was a pleasure to work with and our flowers were even more gorgeous than I had envisioned on our wedding day.

  • Lizzy Spohr Russinko

    Jennie of Love ‘N Fresh Flowers was our flower guru at our wedding in October 2011. She is absolutely amazing! We found her work and asked her to create beautiful bouquets and boutonnieres with whatever lovely flowers she had on hand at the time. Deciding to go with seasonal locally grown flowers is to some extent an exercise in trust, but seeing Jennie’s work made it so easy! We also went with the DIY option for our reception. Jennie provided us with huge buckets filled with gorgeous blooms to create our centerpieces. It has been such a joy to watch as the world discovers Jennie’s talent, creativity, style, personality, and vision!We are so honored to have been a part of each other’s journey.

  • Rachel

    Jennie of Love ‘N Fresh Flowers is the BEST! She did all of our flowers for our wedding in July 2013 and she executed our vision better than we could have imagined. Since she grows all the flowers herself, you can really feel the love in each and every arrangement. It was the best vendor decision we made and it felt great to support a local artist. Her talent is unmatched in the wedding industry, and she is a true gem in the Philadelphia area!