Spring literally feels like it has arrived....and I am so excited. Time for flip flops, playing outside with the kids, and most importantly fresh, seasonal, locally grown flowers. I love when a bride comes to us and requests local, seasonal flowers. Especially a bride that is wide open on colors and flower selection. Last July, Trish got married on her family farm near Daretown, and she wanted her flowers to feature hydrangea and whatever we could get out hands on. We have a couple of local cut flower suppliers in Millville and Pittsgrove that we like to use. There is nothing better then being able to see the flowers first hand, knowing they were just cut, and using them to create gorgeous wedding flowers. Gary Johnson did a fantastic job with the pictures and we are excited to show off this country wedding. A country wedding is always near and dear to my heart, because Mary and I grew up in the country (I wonder how many people actually know where Sharptown is?). This wedding was full of cute, personal, details that were perfect for this couple.
The bride carried a bouquet of blue hydrangea (cut from Mary's yard), limelight hydrangea, coneflowers, dahlias, scabiosa, and gomphrena (all from a local cut flower supplier).
We lined the aisle with hanging mason jars filled with hydrangea.
Guests sat on hay bales covered with borrowed quilts (so cute!). To form a ceremony area the bride and groom stood in front of this old door, which we flanked with our wooden pedestals with jars of hydrangea. A hydrangea wreath also accented the door.
A photo opportunity was created in another area with an additional door placed in front of a cornfield. We added hanging candles from tall shepherds hooks. This was the ideal place for guests to pose for a picture after the wedding.
The reception took place under a tent. We used glassware that the bride and her family provided and filled it with fun, seasonal flowers. Votives in mason jars added to the look.
We had a lot of fun with this wedding and hope to do lots more weddings using locally grown flowers. We are really excited about the upcoming year and the number of brides that have contacted us. We have a goal of blogging at least once a week, even through the busy season, so we will be sharing as many weddings with you all as we possibly can.
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