The biggest day of all!
You'll notice I haven't posted anything lately, but I have had a good excuse. I got married! After that it is trying to get back to normal, and then wait for the photos to come in, just so you can relive the happiness with me!
I would like to talk about the process of designing wedding flowers, but this isn't the place. I am all too happy to share some of the gorgeous things that went on during my wedding on June 22nd 2014. I can also proudly say the flowers were all grown on my farm, save for some lupins and wild foraging.
My vision- Strawberries and Peonies. Can you go wrong with that?
I had planned for a garden ceremony followed by a buffet and yes, Strawberry shortcake. I had planned for the peak 'peony' season, but with the cold spring, everything was a week behind, Strawberries included. I was very lucky my neighbors pitched in berries from their first week of Strawberry picking!
As for peak peony season, I had some, at least enough for the bouquets. I also had to leave some in the garden so it would be nice for photos. It is hard not to cut a peony!
Katherine and I spent 3 full days trying to get the flowers harvested, processed and arranged. (2 days of arranging during a week of on again off again rain showers.)
Here is some of the photographs from that gorgeous day! I'm so glad I could share them with you:)
I also had four larger planters out in front of the property to guide people in.
Two by the road, and two in front of the barn, one pictured here.
Bouquet shot! Loving my Peonies, Baptisa and a little bit of Sedum.
Wrapped up in antique lace.
What a beautiful day we had! Our row markers were Lupins and Baptisa,
in vintage Maple Sap buckets. Great for a backyard wedding.
The front of the golf cart- Lupins, Clematis and a yellow Itoh Peony,
clipped from my mother's garden... when she wasn't looking.
|Amanda, pictured here in the garden. I don't get dressed up very often, but I didn't mind this time!|
The photography was taken by my Aunt and Uncle- Sandy and Robert Mosher of Mosher Photography. Sandy also does beautiful wildlife painting and you can find them on their website at:
Wayne and I on our honeymoon. Every bride should take their bouquet with them! We stayed at the Blue Cottage in Huntington’s Point. It is owned by the Charles MacDonald Concrete House Museum.
While many flower farmers get married outside of the busy season, I wanted to be married in it. I needed peonies and all the flowers I can't get at a conventional florist. I can't say it was the best idea, but it was the most beautiful!! I'm just so lucky that I had an amazing team and family to help make it happen!
Thank you so much for checking this out! Every bride deserves a beautiful day like I had.:)
and they lived happily ever after...........