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Expert Advice: Floral Designer Heather Barrie

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Ten years ago, Heather Barrie started Gathering: Floral + Event Design out of a love for flowers and a desire to create. Since then, it has grown into a full design and event-planning company, and she has published a book about seasonal garden bouquets called “Southern Bouquets.” Her favorite flowers are constantly changing with the seasons, but she often finds floral and greenery inspiration on the side of the road or even in her own backyard in Charleston, South Carolina. "Brides with late August or early September weddings often come to me asking for color palette and flower suggestions," says Heather. "Most spring blooms are not available at that point, but there are still a lot of options for creating interesting and lush bouquets for your wedding!"

Heather loves white, cream, green, and yellow for late summer/early fall weddings. Check out the gallery below for more flower and bouquet ideas!

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Cymbidium orchids, star of Bethlehem, lady's mantle, and  seeded eucalyptus create a soft yet textural bouquet. 
Photo by Milton Morris.

1 Cymbidium orchids, star of Bethlehem, lady's mantle, and seeded eucalyptus create a soft yet textural bouquet. Photo by Milton Morris.

Herbs, ferns, and berries blended with spray roses, lisianthus, and freesia give this bouquet a fresh, just-picked feel.
Photo by Karyn Iserman.

2 Herbs, ferns, and berries blended with spray roses, lisianthus, and freesia give this bouquet a fresh, just-picked feel. Photo by Karyn Iserman.

Cattleya orchids, available year-round, have fluttery petals and a buttery center that adds romance and brightness to any bunch.  
Photo by Gruber Photographers.

3 Cattleya orchids, available year-round, have fluttery petals and a buttery center that adds romance and brightness to any bunch. Photo by Gruber Photographers.

Dahlias, ranunculus, crocosmia pods, and cotton hint at the coming fall weather.
Photo by Zielenbach Photography.

4 Dahlias, ranunculus, crocosmia pods, and cotton hint at the coming fall weather. Photo by Zielenbach Photography.

Roses, freesia, bells of Ireland, and flowering dill have a rustic and wildflower feel.
Photo by Heather Barrie.

5 Roses, freesia, bells of Ireland, and flowering dill have a rustic and wildflower feel. Photo by Heather Barrie.

Comments (2)

  • Flower arranging is like an art. Making a masterpiece from creation of nature is a real talent! Very beautiful wedding bouquets,thank you for sharing!

  • Love the flower arrangement but I also love the dress...any idea the designer?

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