Waterworks Museum Wedding

The Metropolitan Water Works Museum is a gorgeous building.  From the outside it looks like a stately library or part of a lovely college campus.

Metropolitan Water Works

Photo: Lori Rider of Everyday Artistry Photography @ everydayartistryphotography.com

Inside, it feels like you’re in the hold of a massive ocean liner, with iron spiral staircases and mysterious dials and enormous pistons – the mechanics of the historic water pumping system.

DialsSpiral Staircase

The museum is a spectacular, albeit unusual, location for a wedding.  It suited the couple; they are a duo who relish the unexpected and unusual! Matthias and Rebecca got engaged on a visit to the Gorey House.  In celebration of that, and their fondness for Edward Gorey, we concocted some spooky, cobwebby arrangements for them to enjoy in the Bride Cave before the wedding.

Bride Cave

Photo: Lori Rider of Everyday Artistry Photography @ everydayartistryphotography.com

Spooky Gorey Arrangements 2

Silvery dusty miller & Spanish moss; deep purple calla lilies, sweetpeas, and astrantia; Gorey illustrations adorning the mason jar.

Gorey illustrations were also projected on the exposed brick wall and incorporated in the welcome table – it was amazing!

Rebecca & Matthias - Gorey Projection

Photo: Lori Rider of Everyday Artistry Photography @ everydayartistryphotography.com

Welcome table

Photo: Lori Rider of Everyday Artistry Photography @ everydayartistryphotography.com

We chose Quicksand roses and greens in mason jars and bottles, which were a lovely, homey, soft contrast to the iron and brick of the venue. The DJ furnished the “fireflies in a jar” – so festive!

Sunlight on the table

Photo: Lori Rider of Everyday Artistry Photography @ everydayartistryphotography.com

Roses and veronica

Photo: Lori Rider of Everyday Artistry Photography @ everydayartistryphotography.com

We made some tiny posies for the flower girls’ little hands, wrapped in sage green satin ribbon to match their sashes!

Tiny posies for tiny hands

Photo: Lori Rider of Everyday Artistry Photography @ everydayartistryphotography.com

Flower Girls

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A wish for the Waterworks Wedding Couple:  may your married life be as joy-filled, whimsical, and unique as your wedding day was!

Bride laughing

Photo: Lori Rider of Everyday Artistry Photography @ everydayartistryphotography.com

P.S. I credited the talented Lori Rider on all her photos in this post, and I encourage you to check out her site.  Her photos make me want to hug everybody and eat a lot of blueberries.

Festive Fall Farm Wedding

When I started designing $10 bouquets for sale at NOCA, the goal was two-fold: to offer inexpensive, gorgeous flowers that would brighten people’s days, and to get the word out about Thimble Summer Flowers. So imagine my delight when I got this e-mail:

“I live near the coffee shop NOCA, and have really loved your flower arrangements there. My partner and I are getting married locally at the end of September — any chance you do flowers for weddings?”

After doing a happy dance or two, I got in touch with the couple, and we made a plan!

The couple had chosen the Wright-Locke Farm for their wedding site, a beautiful, rustic, working farm in Winchester, MA.

We agreed that the flowers should reflect the homey, welcoming spirit of the venue. 

They requested fragrant arrangements; rosemary, bay leaves, lavender and eucalyptus would both provide heavenly scents and gorgeous greens and accents.

When we were setting up, we were welcomed by dozens of bees, who came to check out the offerings.  (Every time I see a bee I smile; I did plenty of smiling that day!)

The farm has a re-purposed horse corral, the perfect place to put up a tent and tables, and dine al fresco.

The 1827 Barn is outfitted with festive lights, and is ideal for dancing, chatting, and soaking up the atmosphere.

Just as we left, we caught a glimpse of the bride in a moment of reflection before the festivities began – it was magical.

A wish for the Festive Fall Farm Wedding Couple:  may your married life be as beautiful, peaceful and joyous as your wedding day was!