Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Harvest Moon

photos below by Matt & Meaghan Miller for Our Labor of Love

I loved working on this wedding...the couple and the location were both amazing to work with.  Jesse & Jason are the sweetest, and most sincere, couple ever! They wanted lots of texture and lots of wild. The color palette was blush & bordeaux and hints of a vintage silver. We used a vintage silver mercury glass for the vessels. Jesse really wanted Cafe Aulait dahlia's but to my surprise the Boston flower exchange hadn't seen many come through this year and were not 100 percent they would have any for my date. We even tried some vendors in NYC but I got the same result...nothing. My Los Angeles vendors were happy to ship some out to me since they were still flourishing in LA , but they would be a NO guarantee they would make it alive and at my cost. I already have a love/hate relationship with them babies so I wasn't going to risk shipping them out only to find them dead. Thankfully the bride to be agreed and was beyond relaxed about it. I had to still try for her because I new it was the one flower she really wanted.  I was lucky enough to find a small farm in Newton NH that saved the day. I was able to get a few for her bridal bouquet. I realized on my visit with the farm that they grew the exact white, bordeaux and jewel tone color dahlias I needed. It was the best feeling supporting locally and working with such lovely people. They cut them all the day before and let me take the buckets! Such kindness warms my heart...it couldn't have worked out better. Fresh and local...Thank you Newton Greenhouse! I have to give another shout out to Fallon, rose growing Queen at Garden Valley Ranch for coming through and sending me gorgeous roses that are to die for. While I'm at it, my assistant Sierra Knot whom I'm beyond thankful for having as my assistant. She worked her tush off and even got stitches to prove it! She was also the woman behind all the beautiful calligraphy for the escort cards, invitations, and wedding signage. Your the bees knees Sierra! 

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