WNC Wedding Wisdom: U-pick Flowers for the DIY Bride

Lady Luck Flower Farm's U-Pick Flowers in Western North Carolina

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Mike picks sunflowers and Lady Luck Flower Farm
Image from Lady Luck Flower Farm

I love the idea of U-pick flowers. As a consummate DIY Bride, it seems so sweet to lovingly harvest my own wedding flowers. What a wonderful way to spend a day before the wedding. Now granted, it's not for everyone. Some bride's cringe at the idea of spending time anywhere but the spa before their wedding day, but not me! I think handpicking flowers for bouquets and centerpieces strengthens the tie between the bride and her guests. For my own DIY wedding, I cherished the time I spend with my family, preparing cakes, favors, flowers, and decor for our guests. Our wedding felt like such a communality endeavor. So when both Jodi Rhoden AND Janet Frye mentioned that Katie had a U-Pick flower farm right here in western North Carolina, I jumped at the opportunity to meet her.

an assortment of flowers bloom at Lady Luck Flower Farm
Image from Lady Luck Flower Farm

Lady Luck Flower Farm, is a local, organic flower farm in Candler, about 15 minutes from Asheville, NC. It's a gorgeous little farm surrounded by green mountains. Brides who pick their own wedding flowers will thouroughly enjoy this sweet, pastoral setting. And you can't get fresher flowers than this Ladies! Katie says that brides and their bridal party often enjoy a wonderful pre-wedding bonding experience as they pick their own bouquets. For you eco-chic brides, locally grown, organic flowers are as eco-friendly as is gets!

Since many of you dear readers are DIYing some or all of your florals, for the next couple of weeks we will be talking about wedding flowers and floral design. Let's kick off this week with an introduction to Katie, what inspires her, her favorite flowers, and how she got into organic flower farming. Next week we will talk about what U-pick brides can expect and how to care for U-Pick flowers.

So without further adieu, here's Katie!

Lady Luck Flower Farm from Hindsight Bride on Vimeo.


You can also find Katie and her flowers at the west Asheville Farmers Market each week. To find out what's blooming, visit Lady Luck Farm News page. Katie also works with a number of area florists if you want locally-grown organic flowers, but want to use a professional for your floral design. Call (828.545.7294) or email Katie with further inquires.