Our beloved Caitlin tied the knot a couple of weeks ago and, as many of you know, she left all of her wedding flowers up to us and we got to SURPRISE her and her husband Asa on their big day with our creations. We knew we had done our job when Caitlin burst into tears just seeing us walk down the driveway with her flowers and we have to say, they were pretty stunning…
So how did we decide on what to create? We knew we wanted Caitlin’s flowers to reflect her personality and style - colorful, natural, romantic, and fun. Almost all the stems we used were either grown at The Grey Barn & Farm (the wedding location), foraged by the bride, or purchased from local growers. Caitlin picked the pussy willow back in the spring and has held onto it until now!
The Grey Barn & Farm structures are so large in scale we really wanted to create a barn ceremony piece that would compete with the surroundings and not be dwarfed by the architecture. The day was windy and it was a challenge to install but the result was a lovely frame for the ceremony.
We created Caitlin’s bouquet, the bridesmaid’s bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages for the wedding party. We wanted Caitlin’s bouquet to especially capture her love/obsession/devotion to flowers and artistry. We knew it had to be bursting with color and have a foraged, natural feel. The locally grown flowers were incredible looking and it came together perfectly - nothing fussy just love, love, love.
Even the bridesmaids’ dressed followed in the colorful power of flowers theme.
The table arrangements were either in milk bottles from the farm (it is a dairy farm after all!) or custom ceramic compotes. Our friend and local potter Leslie Freeman made a bunch of custom vessels for us and we surprised Caitlin by using them first at her wedding. We also layered the tables with brass candle sticks and blush candles.