A Summer Meadow’s Worth of Flowers in a Day

A Summer Meadow’s Worth of Flowers in a Day


My home and farm is a little less than 4 miles from Valley View, so it’s a real treat when I’m asked to flower a wedding there. I’ll travel, and I enjoy it, but staying close to home, incorporating my own flowers as well as those from other local growers and including thoughtfully chosen sourced flowers, and popping right up the road on wedding day – perfection.

For Charlotte and Ross’s midsummer wedding all of that happened. A perfect, slightly-warm-but-not-too-warm summer day, a floral color palette that was basically “all the colors,” and lots of fun, special floral touches throughout the ceremony and reception made this one of the favorite weddings I flowered this summer.

Location: Valley View Farm, Haydenville, MA.  July
All photos by Kelly F. Peterson.

wedding bouquet
Charlotte wanted lots of variety and texture in her bouquet, but she didn’t want it to be very large. This gave me the opportunity to use lots of the filler flowers I grow – feverfew, delphinium, snaps, eryngium, veronica, and some annual baby’s breath fit in nicely with the small white lisianthus and of course, billy buttons!


floral wedding decoration
There were so many fun floral details at this wedding. Valley View’s pavilion has gorgeous curtains at the opening and I created floral tie backs to welcome guests to the ceremony space. All foam free, of course!
flowers on a wedding arch
Ross, under the chuppah, waiting for his bride! The chuppah’s florals were loose, colorful, and seasonal.
flower arrangement
I often suggest that people include additional arrangements to decorate the various “other” spaces around the wedding, and for Charlotte and Ross we created several larger florals to compliment the high, high ceilings and beautiful wood walls of Valley View.
This is my favorite way to fill a farm table: low, detailed, foliage and flower filled arrangements to mimic a meadow in bloom!
flowers and donuts
More floral details…and donuts!
bride and groom
Congratulations to the happy couple! The wedding was gorgeous, but now for the best part: your marriage!