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Embrace a Joyful Minnesota Summer Through Lush Florals

Sweet, sweet summer, with flowers all in bloom, perfuming the air just for your special day. Embrace these out-of-the-ordinary colors for a day that’s sure to be extraordinary.
By: 
Sherri Hildebrandt
A '50s Chevy truck bedecked with bright florals and resplendent charcuterie.

(Above) A radiant sun beams down; the soft breeze is like a gentle kiss. An abundance of flowers burst forth like vibrant gems in this dreamy tableau crafted by Style-Architects Weddings & Events, making your wedding day shimmer with color and divine scent.
Here at Ashery Lane Farm, you’re ready for your big day to start. How better than with a veritable truckload of flowers from Martha’s Gardens? Decorating a ’50s Chevy, the bounty runs the gamut from A (antique pink hydrangeas) to Z (zinnias, of course), with everything in between, including peach ranunculus, roses of all hues, dahlias and even fresh rosemary. 

(Below) A simple white cake from D’Amico Catering is no plain Jane amid a wealth of delicate blossoms from Ashley Fox Designs. Summery pastels add a whimsical touch to this glorious arrangement that includes sweet peas, cosmos, begonias, snapdragons, tulips, roses and ranunculus.

(Above) Bring on the sunny colors of summer in this oversized, opulent bouquet from Lilia Flower Boutique. An array of dahlias (Jowie Winnie, Miss Amara and café au lait) mingle with peach and bicolor ranunculus, purple hellebores and a variety of roses to create a magical mix. 

(Below) This striking floral backdrop adds a pop of color and wealth of texture to the rich green landscape. Dried palm, Nunzia anthurium, honey dijon roses, Queen Anne’s lace and painted baby’s breath comprise this structured installation by Lilia Flower Boutique.

(Above) The glorious glow of orange on orange on orange is a summer sunset sensation in this stunning centerpiece of ranunculus, carnations, yarrow, sedum, sweet peas, lavender and lisianthus from Kindred Blooms

(Below) “A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou,” wrote poet Omar Khayyam, reciting, perhaps, a recipe for the perfect day. And this could be it: This mouthwatering spread from D’Amico Catering, featuring Italian meats and cheeses, nuts, grapes, berries and crusty loaves of bread, has a delicious hint of a picnic under the Tuscan sun.

(Above) A cheery display of seasonal flowers on an elegantly rustic table, outfitted with linens and tableware from Après Event Décor & Tent Rental, creates a centerpiece that will make your guests sit up and take notice. Taking a natural approach, Apricot Floral Design mixes rudbeckia, celosia, scabiosa, dinner plate dahlias, cosmos, roses and ranunculus to achieve a delightfully casual air to fit your day in the country.

(Below) An adorable pup decked out for the dog days of summer? In his fashionable collar adorned with heather, ranunculus, hypericum berries and a garden rose from Camrose Hill Flowers, Kona is an enthusiastic wedding attendant. He’s also a Very Good Boy, with the attentions of Doggy Social MN, whose staff are always happy to make sure your four-footed friends mind their manners at your ceremony and reception.

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