Saturday, September 6, 2008

Wedding at Harding Allen Estate - Barre MA

One of this week's weddings was out in Barre at the Harding Allen Estate. We had another wedding earlier this week, but it was barely done before it was out of the shop, so no photos. :-(

Bridal bouquet all in shades of ivory, featuring 'Vendela' roses, white dahlias, Queen Anne's lace, pieris (that's the stuff that looks a bit like lily of the valley), alstroemeria, mint, sage, freesia, phylica (that soft furry looking stuff), and seeded eucalyptus.

Close up of the ribbon treatment on the bride's bouquet. A little more embellished than most bouquets.

The maids were in burgundy gowns, but the bride wanted to keep the flowers bright. We have assorted colors of dahlias, ladies' mantle, roses, statice, zinnias (on the other side of the bouquet!), and sage foliage.

Herbs were a special touch that this bride wanted in all of her floral pieces. I love working with herbs! Customers are always commenting on how terrific the flower shop smells when they walk in, but when you work with flowers all day, every day, you get desensitized to the smell of the flowers to the point where you can barely smell them. So anything that's not a floral scent, like herbs, really stands out to me!

The couple are going to Italy on their honeymoon and wanted everything to have the feel of Italian abundance. We decided the centerpieces had to have sunflowers, lemons, and herbs! There were also dahlias, magenta godetia and roses (which sadly photographed orange here), 2 kinds of orchids, 'Jade' trachellium, hypericum berries, and 'Athos' poms.

Cake with a folk art look by Something Sweet by Michelle. It photographed a little darker than it was in person - the decorations are in a burgundy that matches the maids' dresses. Bride and groom cake topper is a family heirloom.


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