Do you know where your flowers come from?
Many people are surprised to learn that over 80% of the flowers sold in the U.S. are imported from South America and Europe. That means most of the flowers purchased here have to travel thousands of miles, using lots of carbon and chemicals to get to their final destination in good condition.
There is definitely a time and place for imported flowers, but our dependency on imported flowers has robbed us of the beauty and uniqueness we can find in our own regions. The resurgence of local flower farms in the U.S. allows customers to purchase the freshest flowers with less environmental impact and keeps money in local economies.
As a commitment to caring for our land and our customers, Kinship Blooms weddings focuses on using locally grown and U.S. grown flowers for all our design work as of 2023. The very first wedding I designed used only flowers from my own fields, and I am so excited to return to this climate-centered design style.
The images in this post are all examples of bouquets using only local and U.S. grown flowers. Using local flowers means you may not get that one variety of rose, but it also opens up a world of possibilities in finding blooms that thrive in your area, support pollinators, and draw down carbon from the atmosphere. I am so excited to work with couples to make gorgeous floral designs using the very best of what we can grow.
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