Where a couple chooses to say their I do's is very personal. Whether it's a high-rise in a big city or an intimate backyard ceremony. There's a lot to be said for a bring the house down sort of affair, and the same can be said about smaller, intimate settings with fewer guests. It's important to follow your heart when planning your wedding which was just the case in this Cape Cod vintage-inspired backyard wedding.
These high school sweethearts put their personal touch on every aspect of their ceremony and decor elements, from the handmade touches to locally grown flowers from Dandelion House.
Seven guest tables under a big white tent (overlooking the ocean) were adorned with vintage silver plated serving trays topped with a photo of the couple from the year that correlated with the table#.
They opted for in season local flowers because they loved the idea of having their wedding flowers grown especially for their day. Dahlias were a feature flower in this wedding. They come into their own in late August and keep blooming until frost. They are a perfect late summer- fall wedding flower. ( pictured above, Cafe Au Lait Dahlia) She's a popular choice for blush color pallets, such as dusty blue, burgundy, gray and white and navy.
Smaller weddings often call for smaller wedding parties too, which can help to minimize stress during the planning stages.
Sometimes, just having the love of your life and those both of you hold most dear is the right formula for your perfect wedding. And flowers from Dandelion House, of course.
Oh, how I love the romance of an evening wedding in early December. The holiday craze hasn't begun to set in yet and the weather usually cooperates. Plus there's just something about the flickering of candle light that adds that extra bit of magic and sparkle to an already magical day. Add the perfect venue, with a couple in love and you've got the perfect recipe for a spectacular wedding.
This sweet couple chose the luxury wedding resort, The Red Lion Inn in Cohasset, MA. The Inn is perfect for the couple who want a location that can house the wedding party and out of town guests. The Barn offers a sense of rustic elegance and works great for the ceremony and reception.
I love how they chose floral choices to compliment their wedding invitation. They went with simple greenery and baby's breath for centerpieces, cake and the sweetheart table.
The bride wanted her bouquet pallet to include shades of deep burgundy, ivory and blush with greenery. All of the additional pieces followed suit and contrasted beautifully with the brides beautiful beaded gown and the grooms classic black tux.
My favorite line of the day was when the bride said to me, " my bouquet matches my nail color and my lipstick!" " You Nailed it!" Music to a floral designers ears!
If the bridal bouquet still looks beautiful turned upside down, you've done your job well.
A beautiful and successful wedding is made up of dreams and ideas that come to life through the engaged couples vision, the venues and vendors that work hard to bring all the parts together on the big day. Seeing everyone looking beautiful and happy is my greatest reward and why I love growing and playing with flowers.
Thank you, Shannon Grant for making my work look so beautiful.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons for weddings. In the fall we say goodbye to summer breezes in exchange for cozier vibes which are perfect for saying I do in unique ways and places. Flowers for fall and winter weddings takes on a different feeling too. Burgundy weddings ( in combination with blush, gold, ivory, peach, sage green and silver) were a popular choice for brides last season and they're here to stay in 2018!
Here are a few samples of some of the fun fall pieces I created for a sweet couple who got hitched at Bournedale Function Facility in Plymouth, MA. November, 2017.
The flowers for this festive fall wedding were a mix of several varieties of my home grown heirloom chrysanthemums, burgundy dahlias, smoke bush, dusty miller and fern. I loved the deep, rich fall feeling of these bouquets! You might notice that the coloring in the flowers differs between the wedding images and the flower photo above. The flowers photo has NO filter and shows the actual colors of the flowers.
And, did you know that the Chrysanthemum is November's flower? ) How cool is that?
Planning a Fall wedding for 2018? I'd love to hear from you!
The 2017 season is almost a wrap and what a year it's been. As always, I hate to see our flowers disappear. It's a long wait until the first daffodils and tulips poke through the thawed earth. New seeds and tubers will begin to arrive in January and February with the hope and promise of a brand new season. Until then, I've got one more wedding for the year and I cannot wait to create the flowers for my early December couple and her wedding party. She's chosen the ever popular burgundy and blush pallet for her wedding at the Red Lion Inn in Cohasset, MA. A beautiful venue on the South Shore of MA. The 2018 season is already underway with some fun barn weddings and and uniquely intimate ceremonies too. Max and I can't wait. Stay tuned for updates, events and beautiful photos!