Today we invited one of our favorite florists to contribute a guest post on Spring florals! Thank you, Sarah for the post!

Spring! It is here at last! This beautiful season, a time of growth and renewal, is a great opportunity to once again start using locally grown material for wedding decor. Some creativity is required, but it can be done! Plants are a great option for locally grown Spring wedding decor. And who can resist a big dose of green this time of year?! Most farmers have fired up their greenhouses and will soon have a variety of herb and flower seedlings for sale. More traditional nurseries, such as Skillin’s, are also great places to source plants for your spring wedding.



Ferns & Tulips, Photo by Emily Roemer

Scented Geranium is one of my favorites. As the name implies, these smell divine! Rose, lemon and apple are just a few of the scents that make these crinkly leaved plants so much fun. Use them as centerpieces, down the aisle, or as favors. Scented Geranium is also a beautiful addition to a bridal bouquet!


Scented Geranium, Photo by Strawberry Life

Herbs also make excellent wedding decor, as do ferns. Scour antique stores and flea markets for planters or go the DIY route and try your hand at Hypertufa. Plants have so much to offer as wedding decor and are often overlooked for more colorful flowers, but for locally grown Spring decor, plants offer great texture, amazing aromas, and many shades of green!


herbal bouquet, Samantha Brauteseth

For that burst of color we’re all yearning for, consider flowering branches and lilacs, which are well suited for larger arrangements and as single stems in  bottles or bud vases.  Daffodils, Muscari, Parrot Tulips and Lili of the Valley are delicate and romantic, perfect for a bridal bouquet!


Crab Apple Blossom Arrangement, Photo by Watershed Floral

About Sarah: Sarah Lapine is the owner and lead designer of Watershed Floral, a unique floral designs studio based in Portland, Maine. A native of the state and lover of all things Maine, Sarah has over a decade of experience as a flower grower and a degree in sustainable agriculture. Sarah’s knowledge and love of flowers from the ground up  is at the core of her design work.  Working primarily with locally grown flowers and foliage, Sarah and her team create stunning and memorable floral arrangements for occasions big and small.

When not in  her studio playing with flowers, Sarah can be found cooking, knitting, running, gardening and exploring the great state of Maine.  Much of this she does with her family, friends and dog Ace.