It all began early Friday morning when I met up with the Destination Bride Event Planning Team. We met in Chatham, NY and loaded up the flowers, supplies, itineraries, and lots of fun extras the couple had requested. As we headed out to a beautiful home in Williamstown, MA, I took in the sweeping landscapes. It was absolutely breathtaking...a perfect location for this Connecticut couple's destination wedding.
We set up shop in a cool dark corner of the basement--a perfect place for keeping the flowers nice and fresh leading up to game time. Hours later, we had finished the table centerpieces--a collection of succulents, beautiful pink and coral flowers including piano roses and peonies, and some dusty miller. Each centerpieces consisted of three vintage vases--one small bud vase or bottle, a medium glass bottle, and a beautiful light blue mason jar. The look was ecclectic and fit perfectly with the wedding's theme of rustic elegance.
Next, we moved on to the cocktail hour centerpieces. These arrangements were a grouping of three small vases, including some beautiful cobalt vintage vases. We filled them with a variety of flowers--peonies, roses, calas, thistle, and dusty miller. We finished them off by tying them together with some rustic twine. So adorable!
As the floral team's work came to a close, the caterers and event planners were hard at work setting up this magnificent tent with some great décor. Here's a look at some of the great work done by Lisa Light's great team.
That wrapped up Friday night. The next morning, we were at it bright and early to finish several other pieces, including boutonnieres, bouquets, and church arrangments. This bride had decided she wanted simple white bouquets with succulents, dusty miller, and thistle accents. They looked great up against the bridesmaids' cobalt blue dresses. The groom got a white rose boutonniere with a thistle accent while the groomsmen had some schnazzy thistle and dusty miller boutonnieres....that I unfortunately forgot to snap a pic of before sending them off to the church! I guess we will have to wait and see how they looked when the professional photos come in!
Once all of the personal flowers and church flowers were finished, it was time to deliver to the church and set the tables. The rental company, the caterers, and Lisa's team had done a fabulous job setting up the tent for the reception. We came in and added the flowers which completed this bride's vision. It was a phenomenol sight.
A huge party bus came to whisk the wedding party off to the church, and I put the final touches on the flowers. I made my exit shortly thereafter, but rumor has it everyone had an amazing time at this wedding. I loved working this wedding. It was stress-free and everything went exactly as planned--I hope I will be able to say that very often over the rest of this wedding season! Congrats and best wishes to this wonderful couple!
One more pic for the road...as I was driving home on Route 2 through MA and eastern NY, I had to stop to take a picture of this....There was no escaping beautiful flowers everywhere I turned this weekend. Love it!