Real Wedding: A & D Cohasset, Massachusetts Wedding Celebration

We were so happy to be a part of this beautiful wedding celebration in Cohasset, MA. The day was filled with love and was perfectly captured by Sarah Weston Photography. The bride had an elegant bohemian look, with a full floral crown and long, cascading bouquet. A palette of blue hydrangeas, blush garden roses, ivory spray roses, deep green ivy, and eucalyptus paired perfectly with her soft lace bridal gown. With an ode to New Orleans (where the bride and groom met) the wedding had southern touches like a crawfish boil! (We can't get enough of the adorable crawfish pictures with the bride and groom!) For the reception, each table had a wooden lantern glowing with soft candlelight and surrounded by a garland of mixed florals and ivy. The celebration ended with a sparkler exit, a gorgeous end to a perfect day!

Wishing A & D a long & happy marriage!

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Rainy-Day Weddings: Luckier than you think!

"Rain is just confetti from the sky" 

No bride or groom ever checks the forecasts and wishes for rain on their wedding day, but as is commonly said a rainy wedding day is lucky, and we totally agree! What's the luck in rain you ask? In some cultures rain stands to symbolize fertility, renewal, and unity. For the specifics of your wedding day it means great photos, fun accessories (rain boots & umbrella, anyone?!), and lots of great memories. Overcast days are great days for photography. The light is soft, the colors are saturated. Also props like umbrellas and rain boots make for extra cute, super fun photos.

Your wedding day is about you & your partner. It's about celebrating your love. So no matter the weather, rain or shine, it will be a day filled with joy, love, and happiness. (And who knows, maybe you'll even see a rainbow!)

To celebrate beautiful rainy-day weddings we are sharing some fun inspiration photos!

 Sarah Weston Photography

Sarah Weston Photography

 Anne Lee Photography

Anne Lee Photography

 Anne Lee Photography

Anne Lee Photography

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 Katie Hall Photography

Katie Hall Photography

 

 

6 Tips for Selecting your Boutonnieres

Wedding season is almost here! We’re so excited to see all the different arrangements that we’ll be putting together this season. With all the planning, it can be difficult to figure out what blossoms go well together, let alone trying to figure out if they match the color scheme. While planning by yourself can be fun, rely on the professionals for assistance. So today, let’s discuss some tips from us to try make your floral planning stress-free! We teamed up with Bonobos to put together a list 6 things to consider when designing your boutonnieres. Great attire is best matched with great flowers!

 

1. Consider the season. By choosing seasonal blossoms it will ensure freshness and also give your the overall decor a relevant direction. Keep in mind that if there are certain blossoms that you’d like to be incorporated into your arrangements that are out of season, it might cost a little extra! Below are some seasonal blossoms to consider for your boutonnieres:

Spring: Freesia, Tulips

Summer: Spray Roses, Succulents

Fall: Thistle, Ranunculus

Winter: Pinecones, Stephanotis

 Deborah Zoe Photography

Deborah Zoe Photography

 

2. Keep it simple. Select one element to coordinate with. Whether it is the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses or the pattern of the groomsmen’s ties, let one element be the anchor of your inspiration. Everything else will follow suit.

 Amanda MacDonald Photography

Amanda MacDonald Photography

 

3. Consider the size. Small, simple boutonnieres are a nice choice for a clean, traditional look and look great on a tuxedo. If you’re hoping for something with a more eccentric look, try a mixed-blossom, largely scaled boutonniere as a focal point.

 Snap! Photography

Snap! Photography

 

4. Think of the photo. You’ll be looking back on your wedding photos for years. When planning your attire and flower choices consider how it will all come together in a photo.

If the wedding party’s attire includes a lot of prints and patterns, for example patterned dress shirts for the groomsmen, consider clean, simple florals. If the attire consists of solid colors and fabrics then textural, mixed-florals will be sure to pop.

 Ned Jackson Photography

Ned Jackson Photography

 

5. A connective element. Boutonnieres are a small statement of the overall wedding look. Select a blossom from the overall decor for your guy’s bouts. This could be a blossom from the bridal bouquet, the girls bouquets, or even one featured in your table decor.

 Brandin Tumeinski Photography

Brandin Tumeinski Photography

 

6. Let the groom shine. The bride shouldn’t be the only one getting all of the attention! Sometimes it is fun to have the groom’s boutonniere be different from the rest of the wedding party. Get creative with how you want the groom to stand out. His boutonniere could be a different color to set him apart or it could be a different blossom entirely.

 Sara Kauss Photography

Sara Kauss Photography

 

Follow along here for more floral inspiration and advice. We’d love to work with you to make your special day a beautiful success!

10 Hair Flower Looks We Love

1. Succulent Barrette
Mixed with roses and eucalyptus this sweet, yet elegant barrette is gorgeous for an organic floral look. The subtle color and rich texture amplifies this bride's loose, tousled hair and elegant lace dress. (Lisa Rigby Photography)

 

2. Bohemian Floral Crown
With bold color and a mix of peonies, calla lilies and loose seeded eucalyptus this full crown floral look is boho chic. It pairs beautifully with this bride's beachy waves and her breezy lace dress. (Gallivan Photo)

 

3. Single Blossom
Simple and elegant. This single blossom garden rose tucks neatly into the bride's blonde updo. A garden rose is the perfect choice for a single blossom hair flower because of its soft, textural petals. (Molly Anne Photography)

 

4. Bold, Colorful Floral
This floral crown features bright pink peonies and deep green Italian ruscus. Peonies are a bold choice for hair flowers. They are large scale, show-stopper blossoms that are perfect for an over-the-top floral look. (Angelina Rose Photography)

 

5. Fresh Greens
Fresh greens like this all eucalyptus hair style is a lovely choice for a subtle, understated bridal look. The soft green color and texture from the berries of the seeded eucalyptus is simply gorgeous tucked in the bride's loosely pinned bun. (Emily Tebbetts Photography)

 

6. Spray Rose Cluster
For smaller hair blossoms spray roses are a fantastic choice. This cluster of blossoms features a mix of blush and coral spray roses. Balancing blossoms to one side creates an elegant focal point. For this bride, spray roses were tucked neatly into her side ponytail. (Tico & Red Photography)

 

7. Braided Blossoms
This look is boho and beachy. Loose cream spray roses were tucked into the bride's braid for a natural boho look. These hair flowers paired perfectly with the wedding's fun, laid-back vibe. (Brooke Ellen Photography)


 

8. Multiple Blossoms
This hair flower wedding look incorporates various blossoms. It started with a sweet phaleonopsis orchid and then was built out with a crimson dahlia and blush rosebuds. The flowers are pinned into the tightly knotted bun. (Juan Maclean Photography)

 

9. Statement Succulent Headband
This is surely a wow look! This bride wanted an over-the-top floral piece for her hair in shades of green to match her emerald bridal gown. We selected a large succulent and mixed greens to create the look. Because of its large scale, the succulents and greens were attached to a headband. (Stacie Kirkwood Photography)

 

10. Loose Twig Floral Crown
This boho floral crown hangs naturally in the bride's hair. The flowers and greens are strung loosely on a twig base. Bright yellow flowers provide a sweet, flirty pop of color. Pure sunshine! (Angelina Rose Photography)

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