Blog part 2 May 2013
Another day Earth Blossoms travels from the Litchfield Hills to the CT shoreline.
On May 18th we started with a gorgeous rustic wedding at a barn in Litchfield, CT
The simple bridal bouquet was in what I call a “just picked” style in yellows, whites and a splash of red. The attendants carried bouquets in yellows and whites only. I especially liked the wrap on the stems which consisted of a ribbon with a French knotted twine overlay. The centerpieces were in a similar mix of flowers and colors in authentic aged mason jars.
Our second wedding of the day was at another lovely Litchfield Hills location. The grounds of the Inn at Mt. Pleasant Farm. This bride was fortunate to pick a day with no rain and a bit of cloud cover so that she was able to have an open air event.
I made the most gorgeous bridal bouquet full and lush with peonies and all kinds of other complimentary flowers. The tables once again had mason jars featuring flowers mostly in pinks and corals but included some other accents.
Our third wedding of the day brings us back to the shoreline at an elegant venue The Woodwinds in Branford. The bride stayed at an Inn located in Madison where we dropped off the all purple bridal bouquet along with the bridesmaids mostly yellow w/ a pop of purple, The bridesmaids dresses were deep purple. We did gorgeous purple and yellow centerpieces in our silver compote bowls.
Our last wedding of the day was at an elegant Litchfield County venue Crystal Peak. Members of our team decorated the arch for the ceremony. This bride had a cluster style bouquet of callas, roses, ranunculus, and hydrangea in whites w/ a touch of blue and green.
On May 25th we were honored to do the wedding flowers for a very talented photographer’s own wedding. Dreams of having a nice day for an outdoor ceremony and reception were soon
destroyed by a change in the weather forecast. At the beginning of the week our local weather reporters ALL stated that Saturday was going to be the pick of the weekend a glorious day that one even called hitting the jackpot! Well, the day eneded up a cold and rainy windy day totally opposite from what was predicted.
There was even snow falling slightly North of here!
The setting for this wedding was on the property of an antique dealer. A lovely yard with a pond. The gorgeous birch arbor that the bride’s Father constructed was moved into the barn style building and made a stunning focal point for the ceremony. I made a thick garland out of babies breath and hung a few moss balls from the structure.
The bride carried a gorgeous poof of pink astilbe as did her attendants.
|This photo by Ashley Therese Photography|
We used astilbe in the boutonnieres, corsages and in the birch covered centerpieces for the tables. The long tables in the tent had tall silver flutes with mounds of babies breath with small BO light sets on them. In addition to the birch containers of pink astilbe we used tin cans with strips of moss and birch containeing either babies breath or moss like mounds. Interspersed were small cloches of moss, some babies breath and moss balls, votives placed on birch slices as well as wine bottles that had been painted silver and contained candles.
I made a special birch covered vase to hold the bride’s bouquet at her seat with her and the Groom’s initials carved in it.
The rain may have been cold and relentless but it could not take away the warmth of this wedding.
The next day finds us down on the shoreline for two weddings.
one at a venue I had never been to
called the Incarnation Center-a camp.
We did very natural eco- friendly flowers.
Our journey continued and we once again were happy to do a wedding at the gorgeous Eolia Mansion at Harkness memorial State park in Waterford just down the street from where I grew up. A gorgeous day with some blue sky sun clouds a sprinkle of rain a gust of wind but our couple was able to have their ceremony out in the amphitheater . We used beautiful hues of blues and lavenders and everything matched perfectly.
Our last wedding of May was a gorgeous blush wedding the reception at Famington Gardens. The bride’s bouquet was mostly blush w/ a pop of raspberry ranunculus and some ivory all in peonies, garden roses, ranunculus and roses. Her Maid of Honor was also done with all blush and ivory with a bit of raspberry ranunculus. The other bridesmaids were mostly ivory with some blush. It was gorgeous!
The flower girls carried pomanders of blush spray roses.