We provided flowers for our first big wedding this past weekend. It turned out to be a gorgeous day and a fantastic wedding, as we had the pleasure of attending the festivities as well.
The week leading up to the wedding was stormy and windy a lot of the time. The annual flowers I had planted in the field weren't ready yet. Josie had specified that she wanted a lot of unique foliage and berries, and mainly white flowers.
Hydrangeas were in full glory around here, and I had made a special effort to 'hold' white peonies to be used mainly for her bouquet. Holding flowers involves dry packing them in a ziplock bag and storing them in the refrigerator. They'll hold for at least 3 weeks this way.
The bride's bouquet
These focal flowers, combined with a lot of beautiful shrubs like smoke bush, viburnum and raspberry made for beautiful and unique table arrangements. My dad's handmade cedar boxes added a lot to the look as well.
It all worked out beautifully and gave me a lot of confidence in local-only flowers. There is always something beautiful blooming locally during the growing season and it's a great challenge to grow, harvest and then design arrangements. I was certainly ready for this glass of wine when everything was in place though!
Cocktail table & small arrangement
Cheers to you, Josie and Shawn, two of my favorite people! It was a pleasure to do flowers for your lovely wedding!