Melanie contacted me at the very beginning of the year, she was out of state and being married outside of Boston in May. She felt very strongly about using all local flowers for her wedding, and after getting to know her via the internet and witnessing all of the details of her day, she really cared about keeping as many aspects as possible local, small, craft, and personal. During a 'normal' year, May would be really tough to source completely local, but this year!!!! A near impossible task. After endless amounts of phone calls, emails, and crossed fingers, I found two farms with hoop houses who *hoped* to have a small amount of early spring flowers and foliages available for me.
Melanie was okay supplementing with additional flowers grown within the US, so I used peonies from Maryland and Delaware and a whole slew of Californian beauties.
I think this picture beautifully sums up what Melanie and James' wedding was: intimate and cozy, a camp style wedding at the most spectacular lake and lodge. Guests were encouraged to bring their camping gear and spend the night with the couple amongst the property's rustic cabins. As we set up the tables, the dessert table slowly filled as guests arrived with their favorite homemade pies and cakes. The bbq goodness of Smoke and Pickles, a local and downright gourmet caterer using all locally sourced veggies and meat, started to fill the air, and the typical party favors were replaced with cute bags full of the necessary ingredients to make your own s'mores at the campfire later that evening.
Congratulations Melanie and James!!! It was an amazing experience to be a part of your day and to help bring your vision to life!!!