Wedding Bliss Amid The Sunflowers

Wedding Bliss Amid The Sunflowers

What does the ultimate wedding look like to you? For Sun.Flowers, we naturally envision endless rows of beautiful Sunflowers emanating sunshine as you say your ‘I dos’. With a Sunflower field as your backdrop, these flowers can really do the heavy lifting when it comes to decor, letting simple details add delicate flair, as all eyes are directed toward the happy couple. We came across photographer Caitlin Kellagher of CJK Visuals, and a gorgeous wedding she recently shot in Maryland. Caitlin scouted a Sunflower field in Annapolis that blooms for only a few weeks each year to bring to life this dream wedding celebration. From CJK Visuals: When I had heard about this incredible sunflower field that blooms for a few weeks every year, I knew I needed to take advantage of it for an incredible styled shoot! These flowers made the perfect backdrop for a transition into fall. Lemon and Lime Event Design did an amazing job designing this “Sunflower and succulents” themed shoot. They brought in b.Willow to create custom mini-terrariums that would later serve as guest cards and a DIY terrarium station. As a favor to the guests, what could be better for a sunflower field wedding than a homemade jar of chocolate covered sunflower seeds! We kept the colors and decor very natural, with pops of gold and a little bit of crystal to contrast the muted colors of the succulents. Our model, former Miss Maryland, Kasey Staniszewski, was a modern day Pocahontas with her fishtailed braid done by Up Do’s For I Do’s. She couldn’t have looked more beautiful surrounded by all of those sunflowers while wearing her Watters...
Savory Sunflowers

Savory Sunflowers

More than just lovely to look at, Sunflowers lend us a little fuel for the fire. Did you know Sunflowers are edible? Add on bright, beautiful petals and savory Sunflower seeds for a dish to remember. PUMPKIN QUINOA SALAD ½ sugar pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cubed (about 4 cups/1 L) ¼ cup 100% Pure Olive Oil, divided ½ tsp each salt and pepper 1 cup quinoa, uncooked 2 cups Chicken Broth, 35% Less Sodium ½ red onion, sliced paper thin 4 cups baby arugula ½ cup Plain Goat Cheese ½ cup roasted Sunflower seeds 1 tbsp Pepper to taste DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). On a rimmed baking sheet, toss pumpkin with 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil and the salt and pepper. Roast, stirring occasionally, until pumpkin is golden and tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 min. Set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook 15 min. or until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and keep covered for 15 min., then fluff with a fork. In a large shallow serving bowl, combine quinoa with roasted pumpkin and any juices from the baking sheet. Drizzle with remaining oil. Toss with onion, arugula and crumpled goat cheese. Sprinkle with Sunflower seeds and...
Sounds of Sun.Flowers

Sounds of Sun.Flowers

Infuse a little joy into the everyday with our monthly playlist. This October, we’re feeling nostalgic. Tapping into our roots, with a taste of Americana. The sounds are inspired by back-to-school bonfires, happy hay rides, and mountain adventures through the brilliant hues of the changing Aspen trees. Press play, as we usher in...
The Slow Life

The Slow Life

Every time we turn around, technology is finding its way into another facet of our lives. It’s designed to make us faster, more efficient. But lately it seems we’re becoming detached from the world around us, and more consumed by machines and screens. So how do we disconnect? There is a Slow Movement taking place around the world—a lifestyle geared to connect us more meaningfully with others, with place, and with ourselves. The Slow Movement begins with humans creating and making things that matter—by hand. Makers from around the world are contributing, and changing the way we consume. At Sun.Flowers, slowing down means connecting with the earth. Getting our hands dirty. Sending flowers straight from the field. With every bouquet we deliver, we’re connecting people closer to our fields, closer to the soil. With every seed we plant, we hope to give back to mother nature, and encourage Sunflower lovers everywhere to plant seeds of change in their own communities. How do you connect to the world around you? How can you contribute to mother nature? From community gardens to window boxes and beyond, urban dwellers have never been so...