Idlewild began as a wedding floral studio, and for over a decade we've had the joy of creating flowers for arches, dinner tables and dance parties. Over time we transitioned from fresh flowers to using 100% dried flowers, and now offer them not just for weddings but as gifts and home decor too.
Why we love dried flowers for weddings...
They last essentially forever : fresh flowers last a week at best, even less if you're setting them on a table in the sunshine on a hot summer wedding day! Dried flowers can be made months in advance and last after as the most lovely keepsakes.
They're a more affordable option for wedding flowers : Fresh flowers take a huge amount of labor to clean, keep alive, build and install for a wedding. So although the cost per stem may be comparable, the cost of hiring a team the week of your wedding is much higher.
They're easier to work with : Fresh flowers take a lot of prep and care to keep fresh and pretty in the days leading up to a wedding, and ensuring that they don't wilt and die while setting them up is always a challenge, factor that you don't have to consider when working with dried flowers.
This dreamy California beach wedding used all dried flowers in a neutral palette of white & tan :
The bride wore a straw hat adorned with a white & cream flower crown for a morning photo session :
A dried bridal bouquet is light and easy to hold, withstands being out of water for a long day of photos and ceremony, and lasts forever as a gorgeous keepsake :
Dried flowers make lovely and light centerpieces which can be brought home after the evening is over to enjoy for years to come :
Mustard Yarrow, mauve protea and bleached white ferns and foliage made up the dried floral arrangements on the tables :