Omena Cut Flowers would love to be a part of your wedding day. If you’re looking for an exquisite bridal bouquet designed just for you and super fresh, locally-grown floral centerpieces for your guest tables, we are a unique alternative. Choose OCF for part or all of your needs, or, if you are creative and favor the DIY route, the Upick is open for business every day, dawn until dusk.
June Bride's Bouquet
July Bride's Bouquet
Late Summer Bride's Bouquet
For those brides who use our design service, we recommend using what is freshest and most beautiful on the day of your wedding. Just think, when you come back on your anniversary a year or two later, you can pick the same flowers that you carried down the aisle. While we love to work with what’s blooming on your special day, we realize that you may have a desired color scheme, and can order in flowers to compliment what we are growing. Whether we assemble your bouquets, or you do it yourself, we find that most brides who come our way are simply passionate about using locally grown flowers and prefer a cottage-garden look over a high-style floral one.
(Thanks to Bryan Dale and For the Love of It Photography for this image.)
Meet/talk with us so that we can hear about your vision for your special day. We can create your bridal and bridesmaid's bouquets, boutonnières, corsages, chair swags, centerpieces and table arrangements—even a basket for the flower girl or boy. (See the photos above for bridal bouquets from June, July and August. We think they are pretty spectacular and so did the brides who carried them!)
Flowers may be picked up from our farm shed here in Omena, or we can deliver to your venue for an additional charge. Before we get started, we ask that you fill out our contact form so that we have an idea of your wedding date and what your needs are. Then we will email you to set up a time to talk in person or on the phone in order to provide you with a proposal/quote.
DIY. Come with friends or family to pick your flowers for later assembly. Bride Sarah and her friends made their own bouquets shown above.
Part DIY, part OCF designed.
For DIY, I supply scissors, water, containers and floral preservative. It’s also a good idea to bring your own buckets and jars of varying sizes. If you pick your flowers and store them in a cool place with preservative, they will definitely hold for a few days. (Cooler morning or evening hours are good times to cut.) Everything I grow lasts a minimum of 5 days in the vase. Of course the closer you pick your flowers to the wedding, the fresher and more beautiful they will be. You may pay by check, made out to OCF, and leave it in my lock box. I have pens and notepads in the shed for people to keep track of what they pick. Flowers are priced by the stem and marked by the row.
I suggest that DIY brides come out a week or so in advance to see what is blooming, what is about to bloom, and to make a sample bouquet or two. I also suggest that DIY brides have a backup source if there is a particular color, flower or filler that they are after. There is usually a large supply to pick from, but it’s advisable to have a second source to supplement if necessary.
One thing is for sure. Visiting the garden on the shores of Omena Bay, whether you are a DIY bride or picking up your order, is guaranteed to soothe everyone’s nerves. It also becomes a cherished part of one’s wedding memories. Take lots of pictures while you visit the garden, and please share your photos with me