Here is the beautiful Nellie with her sister to the right in a peach champagne gown. The rest of the bridal part are in taupe long goddess dresses. I love how different each gown is.
For her centerpiece, I went to local grower Green Valley who is located in the San Francisco Floral Market and I asked him to cut whatever he could find that would hold up well, that wouldn't be too stiff and would have a nice medium green leaf. To be honest, I believe it's a Black Walnut Tree branch but I confess this. I am not a tree expert.
Truly, it's about working with the vendor as I couldn't even begin to tell you how little I know about trees and foliage. There are so many trees indigenous to different regions that you don't learn in floristry classes. It's by going to the market, talking to your supplies that you learn.
I don't know where you, Looking for Branches, are located but it's important that you meet gardeners who know what trees are blooming where and when. If you can't locate a gardener...then take a drive with your iphone or digital camera. Touch the leaves. And show your local greens supplier what you like. Make a list of tree branches that you like. Experiment.
Bottom line: You have to work side by side with your vendors who are closest to the resources that you need.