Winery Wedding

Kate and Tony planned their wedding day with glee and anticipation, relishing thoughts of welcoming their friends and family traveling from near and far, low-pressure ways to include their tiny nephews in the festivities (spoiler alert: they called them the Little Buds! ::faints with cuteness::), dreaming of details that would be special and memorable for all.

The couple chose flowers that both reflected the palette of the New England autumn and harmonized with Kate’s blush gown and Tony’s blue suit…

Black Magic and Shimmer roses, scarlet astilbe, viburnum berries, and scabiosa pods wrapped in linen ribbon; Kate’s grandmother’s watch was her “Something Old.” Photo by (Once Like A Spark) Photography

Tony’s boutonniere is echeveria, viburnum berries, and scarlet astilbe. Photo by (Once Like A Spark) Photography

The flowers and colors accented beautifully against the bridesmaids’ peacock dresses.

Kate’s “bridesman” (her brother!) wore a boutonniere that coordinated with the bouquets of the bridal party.

Tony’s groomsmen all sported succulent boutonnieres…

…while the Little Buds got tiny boutonnieres of their own!

Kate and Tony wanted centerpieces that celebrated their appreciation for fine wine, and was a nod to their gorgeous venue, the 1620 Winery.  The centerpieces were anchored with slices of a tree from Kate’s uncle’s land.

Scarlet amaranth and grapevine garlands enhanced the painted wine bottles. Photo by (Once Like A Spark) Photography

After the ceremony, the bridal party’s bouquets were added to the spectacular field-stone fireplace mantelpiece!

Kate and Tony had a sweetheart table to themselves, where they could sit for a moment and bask in the warm wishes and cheerful toasts from their loved ones.

David Austin roses made a sweet centerpiece for the sweethearts. Photo by (Once Like A Spark) Photography

A wish for the Winery Wedding Couple: may your married life be as warm, happy, and love-filled as your wedding day was!



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

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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

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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

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Welcome table

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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

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Roses and veronica

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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

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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

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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!