Independence Harbor

Garden Romance

"If I had a flower for every time you made me smile and laugh I'd have a garden to walk in forever" 

A budding and blooming flower garden is always the best place to be come the Spring! So when this beautiful couple chose to have their wedding at Independence Harbor, our team was excited to have such a colorful backdrop for their "I-do's"!  Independence Harbor, in Assonet, MA is known for their thoughtfully planned and well maintained flower gardens. From the moment you step onto the grounds of this venue you are immediately greeted by color, luscious scents, and a welcoming feeling almost as if you have entered a dear friend's garden. Add a sprawling back deck, good cocktails and a fun and vivacious family and you have the makings for a great wedding!

 

Hannah and Elliot were wed on June 3, 2016 surrounded by their loving family and beautiful scenery. From the beginning we were excited to design for this young and energetic couple because of their great love for one another and their excitement for their new life together. Hannah, a designer at heart, chose a beautiful spring palette of soft peach and pink coupled with hints of sage green. With the boys wearing slate gray suits and the girls wearing blush pink, this palette complimented all of the natural details in the surrounding landscapes. Early June is one of the best times of year for locally grown flowers because you have the most amazing Spring blooms including anemones, poppies, ranunculus, and sweet peas combined with early summer favorites like peonies and lisanthus! We chose to keep the designs classic, natural and definitely romantic for this garden-inspired wedding. 

Photographer: Melissa Rabbit Photo

Venue: Independence Harbor

 

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.

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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. 

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