DIY Bride

Love 'n Fresh Flowers loves DIY Brides Love ‘n Fresh Flowers provides several unique services to Philadelphia area brides, including those interested in DIY-ing their flowers. Since we are first and foremost a flower farm and not just a traditional florist, we love DIY brides. Whether it’s because of budget constraints or because you’re the type that loves to create all the special touches yourself, Love ‘n Fresh can help. Combine a bulk order with our A La Carte services if you’re worried about getting everything done yourself and/or want a more professional look for the bouquets and boutonnieres.

Please note:  Our bulk flowers are only available during our peak growing season, June through September.  

Not sure if DIY flowers are right for you? Take our little quiz.

What is the Bulk Botanicals option?
Bulk Botanicals is a way to order fresh cut flowers and foliage in bulk for bouquets, table decor, etc. We also offer small potted perennial herbs and succulents for centerpieces or favors. All are grown by Love ‘n Fresh right here in Philadelphia, and all are subject to seasonal availability. We will do our best to accommodate selected colors and flowers, but we are unable to guarantee them. No matter what the season, you can be assured that you’re getting the freshest, most vibrant, organic and seasonal flowers and plants around!

Bulk flowers and foliage are typically sold by the 10 stem bunch and range in price from $6-$28, with most being between $8-$10/bunch. Potted plants are sold individually and priced according to the plant, size, and style of container.

There is a minimum requirement of $400 for stand-alone bulk orders, and the average wedding expenditure usually ranges from $400-$500.

Please note that no specific flowers are guaranteed; availability is always subject to Mother Nature’s whims. Brides choosing to use Bulk Botanicals should be very flexible with their vision and open to a rainbow of colors. We have many very happy DIY brides who simply envisioned a “wildflower” vibe and then chose what they liked best from what was available.

It’s important to also note that with Bulk Botanicals, you’ll be responsible for picking out the types and number of flowers you need. Love ‘n Fresh does not do that for you, but simply offers you a selection of beautiful, seasonal, locally and organically grown flowers.

Since we will not be designing anything for you, Love ‘n Fresh does not offer complimentary consultations to customers who are only using our Bulk Botanicals option. Reservations and ordering take place electronically. Be sure to check out our helpful Q&A document Are DIY Flowers Right for Me? to learn more about what to consider when choosing to design your own wedding flowers. When you reserve your spot for Bulk Botanicals, we will send you a tip sheet for how to prepare and care for your flowers when the big day comes.

To see lots of images of our flowers, both in the field and in arrangements, be sure to look around the photo albums on our Facebook page and check our photo boards on Pinterest for what flowers are available each month.

Here’s how the Bulk Botanical process works:

1) You make a $200 investment that reserves your spot for your date and allows us to purchase the necessary supplies to grow your flowers for you. There is also a simple contract to sign and return with your deposit. {If you are combining Bulk Botanicals with our A La Carte services, there is only one deposit and contract for both.}

2) You will then receive an order form with the specific types of flowers available and the price per bunch the week before your event once we know exactly what will be blooming in our fields. The order form includes links to photos of the flowers so you know what they look like.

3) You will choose what you like and return the order form to us by noon on Tuesday before your event.

4) We’ll harvest your flowers and have them ready for you to pick up at our studio in Chestnut Hill (zip 19118) on the Thursday afternoon before your wedding at an arranged time. Your deposit will go toward your cost for the total order, and you’ll pay the remaining balance when you pick up the flowers. Final payments are made in cash only.

Since we grow everything for you, we can only accommodate a limited number Bulk Botanical orders per weekend. Plan ahead and reserve your date soon!

DIY Wedding Floral Design Workshop

Each season, Jennie, owner and lead designer of Love ‘n Fresh, leads an intensive full-day workshop for DIY brides, teaching all the basic techniques you’ll need to know to create your various wedding floral pieces, including boutonnieres, hair flowers, a large ceremony urn, and centerpieces. Pointers for storing and transporting the flowers and a task timeline for getting it all done are discussed. The workshop is broken into a morning and an afternoon session, one discussing wedding party flowers and one discussing reception decor. Sign up for one or both sessions. Each session starts with a short lecture and then a series of demos followed by an hour of “play time” for attendees to practice what they’ve learned and get feedback from Jennie. This popular workshop usually sells out and brides raved about how informative it was. Once the date is determined for each year, online registration will be available in our online shop.