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Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

Selecting Locally Grown, Seasonal Flowers For Your Wedding

Are you engaged and making an effort to plan a “green” wedding that keeps guests impressed, but costs under control? Then properly planning your wedding florals can be imperative! If you wish to attempt to purchase locally grown flowers that are naturally in season on the day of your nuptials, you need to do your homework! Here is a quick guide to which flowers are available during which months, according to the experts!

Photo credit: picill.com

Photo credit: picill.com

Winter Weddings: December / January / February

  • ranunculus
  • gerbera daisies
  • tulips
  • calla lilies
  • anemones
  • kangaroo paw
  • gloriosa lilies
  • chrysanthemums
  • roses
Photo credit: theweddingspecialists.net

Photo credit: theweddingspecialists.net

Spring Weddings: March/April / May

  • lily of the valley
  • peonies
  • tulips
  • hyacinths
  • mophead hydrangea
  • cherry blossom
  • columbine
  • lilac
  • poppy
  • ranunculus
  • rose
  • freesia
  • violet
Photo credit: etsy.com

Photo credit: etsy.com

Summer Weddings: June / July / August

  • asiatic lily
  • black-eyed Susan
  • cosmos
  • delphiniums
  • gladioli
  • columbine
  • larkspur
  • pee gee hydrangea
  • rose
  • clematis
  • cosmos
  • cockscomb
  • daisy
  • garden roses
  • rudbeckia
  • sunflower
  • viburnum
  • zinnia
Photo credit: suiteweddingdreams.blogspot.com

Photo credit: suiteweddingdreams.blogspot.com

Fall Weddings: September/ October /November

  • physalis
  • amaryllis
  • bittersweet
  • hydrangea
  • roses
  • sugar maple
  • sunflower
  • scabiosa
  • gerbera daisy

Use this guide to start a conversation with your wedding florist. She will be super-impressed that you took the time to do a little research, plus you will save a bundle by utilizing seasonal blooms! Yay!

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