Syracuse Wedding & Event Flowers
Because we grow all of the flowers for your special day, we typically need at least six months notice prior to your wedding. Occasionally, we will have enough blooms in the field to accommodate a wedding with less notice. Just ask!
Tell us how many arrangements you will need by filling out the Wedding Floral Request form, and inform us of your floral budget. We create a quote within your budget that meets your floral needs.
We help you approximate the colors and types of flowers you may see during the time of your event. Our floral is “grower’s choice”, which means that we assemble them based on what is available at the time of your event. Our flower harvest schedule is not a guarantee or written in stone, but we do provide an approximate calendar to help you estimate what may be available at the time of your event and in what colors to help inspire your wedding color palette and style.
You send a 50% down payment at the time of booking. We are primarily a CSA farm that simply loves sustainably grown specialty cut flowers. We rely on a portion of your flower payment ahead of time. This offers the same benefits to us, the farmers, as a CSA; at the time of the year when we spend the most money (yet have no source of income), your commitment in advance helps us to best prepare for the upcoming growing season. This is one way we can help our couples get quality blooms for a more affordable price.
You can come to the farm to see how your flowers are doing and to learn about sustainable flower production. As part of your financial commitment to our farm, we would be thrilled to give you a lesson on cutting and arranging flowers for your big day. As former teachers, this is one of our favorite things to do!
The remaining 50% of your payment is due at the time of pick up (the Thursday before your event). We do not offer full service weddings; we do not offer delivery, set-up, or centerpiece arrangements, but we are thrilled to make gorgeous flower bundles for you! Your flowers will be bundled and labeled by individual arrangement, then propped in water. This takes the guesswork out of picking what flowers and fillers to include in your arrangements. You will be responsible for arranging the blooms in their vessels and keeping them cool and hydrated until your wedding day. For most people, storing them in a cool basement and refreshing their water on the wedding day is sufficient. Some couples like to incorporate floral arranging into their bachelor(ette) festivities.
Send us your photos! We love to feature our couples’ wedding floral photos on our website and on Instagram. We are completely inspired by your creativity and your commitment to using sustainable flowers on your special day!
More About Our Flowers
The inspiration to grow cut flowers at Ley Creek Farm was born during our third season on our property. I had always felt a love for and a connection to flowers, thanks in part to my mother’s beautiful gardens and my aunt/godmother’s long-standing floral design studio The Garden of Eden.
I remember the first spring in our new home most vividly as a time of walking the property (what was clear, anyway) and discovering all kinds of beautiful flowers – Van Sion daffodils, blue muscari, viburnum, two kinds of lilac (later, I’d discover a third), everlasting peas, aster, mallow. I love looking back at the photos I took during that summer. I was in my second trimester with Aurora, feeling all glowy and inspired. Over the next few years I would find three more kinds of daffodils, two kinds of peony (both heirlooms), various tulips, another lilac cultivar, and various lilies. Clearly someone who lived here a long time ago was a lover of backyard bouquets. It felt wrong not to grow flowers here, at least just for us.
It wasn’t until two summers later that I toyed with the idea of incorporating cut flowers as a regular part of our operation. I had offered to grow the flowers for my best friend’s September 2018 wedding, but at the moment it was a one-time thing. As I was in the familiar routine of sowing and transplanting vegetables and caring for fruit trees I became open to experimenting with flowers. We are fortunate to have so many existing perennial cut flowers that I could divide and organize. I now fill in the production with some direct-seeded annuals like zinnias, dahlias, sunflowers, and cosmos, all of which benefit the pollination for food production at Ley Creek Farm.
The idea of “grower’s choice” wedding flowers came from my love of seasonality. Just like vegetables and fruits, flowers can (and should) be grown sustainably and organically. For consumers, they are more economical when purchased in season. The changes in colors, flowers, and textures provide such beautiful inspiration for wedding color palettes and styles. This is an outstanding option for couples on a budget who would love to utilize fresh flowers but don’t have the budget for custom-ordered arrangements from formal floral design studios.
Each collection of flowers is created with care. We focus on using lush, whimsical, uncommon foliage and blooms. We have the pleasure of using flowers that we have nurtured from seed to harvest, ensuring that our couples have the freshest and most beautiful blooms for their big day. We love to spend a great deal of time with our clients to help them bring their visions to life. We would love to talk flowers with you!