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Bouquets of 2016: A look back

Now that our 2016 wedding season has come to an end and we are finally settling into the slower winter months here in New England, I find myself looking back at all of the beautiful weddings we had the pleasure of designing for this past year. Call me crazy, but I definitely go through withdrawal from not being surrounded by beautiful, fresh, and fragrant blooms during the week. Wedding galleries and a good cup of coffee are what cure my winter blues around here and help me to plan new and exciting design ideas for all of our 2017 brides.


One of the things I look forward to the most is looking back at all of the bridal bouquets I designed for our lovely brides. Each season is filled with its own list of gorgeous flowers as well as unique foliages and flowering and fruited branches that we love to incorporate. While 2016 focused heavily on the ever popular blush palette, I had the opportunity to work with some other favorites of mine including jewel tones like red and deep burgundy and even got to highlight soft peach tones.

Thanks to all of the amazing farmers I have partnered with over the past five years, these bouquets were nothing short of stunning! This year really topped the charts in the amount of different varieties I was able to source from my farmers, who work so tirelessly to give us designers the very best product as possible. Varieties of beautiful peonies and colorful dahlias along with countless amounts of annuals including anemones and ranunculus all filled our cooler throughout the season, allowing us to offer our brides the best of the best while choosing a more sustainable product. While our mission is to use 100% American grown flowers in all of our designs, more and more of the flowers I designed with this past year were grown locally, all from within a 23 mile radius. This is very exciting news and encourages me that not only is our mission working but our customers are seeing the value in buying locally, especially when it comes to their wedding.

So to celebrate this, we are kicking off the new year with a look back. Let's take a trip down memory lane and see all of the beauty that was grown and designed in the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2016. 


Vineyard Vows

Imagine walking across a manicured lawn in a flowing gown, rows upon rows of grapevines sprawled out in front of you. Surrounded by family and friends on a private and serene seaside estate, your husband-to-be awaits expectantly for your arrival with a smile. This was the experience of being wed at the scenic Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard, a winery and event venue located in Little Compton, RI.  for Alexandra and Andrew this past June. From the rustic wine barrels adorned with overflowing blooms to the crisp clean cylindrical centerpieces designed in blues and creams, their wedding style was timeless and classic New England. Being the time of year, the floral designs were filled with beautiful Little Compton grown cream peonies. Blue bachelor button and sea holly, grown organically in Dartmouth, MA  also added the perfect hues of indigo for this intimate gathering.