Zinnias are gorgeous even when plunked (predictably) into mason jars. but with the right mix, the farm-stand favorites can be downright dazzling.
Wedding flowers that are hardy, affordable, and always beautiful: The win goes to zinnias.
a fresh look
“Zinnias are thought of as a humble flower,” says floral designer Ariella Chezar, who grew the blooms on these pages in her fields at Zonneveld Farm, in upstate New York. “But they have so much possibility, and there are so many cool varieties.” Here, she’s arranged red-and-white ‘Mazurkia’; tall peach ‘Zinderella’; and peach, orange, and pink scabiosa in gray porcelain vases by Mud Australia (from $60 each, mudaustralia.com). The neutral vessels set off the flowers’ bold hues, and a love-in-a-puff vine winding through the arrangements adds romance.