It’s a family affair: DIY wedding flowers at the Boylston Rooms, Easthampton
S + R’s fall wedding at the Boylston Rooms in Easthampton is a great example of how a couple uses our farm’s hybrid DIY flowers option to flower their wedding. The couple happened to have some amazing amateur designers in their family, lots of time, lots of DIY spirit, and a vision for what they wanted the day to look like.
This is the result: I did their personal flowers (meaning bouquets and boutonnieres) as well as their ceremony design (chuppah installation and chair flowers) and the couple and their family did the rest: adorable bespoke centerpieces, chair flowers, and sweetheart table flowers! They also did lots of pressed flower touches – they made the table numbers as well as decorated much of the signage for the ceremony.
Location: The Boylston Rooms, Easthampton
Photographs by Samantha Murray Photography (except as noted.)
The couple’s sweetheart table arrangement is a great example of what people can do with the DIY buckets I offer. Each DIY bucket features around 80 stems of varied flowers and foliage, typically 2/3 flowers and 1/3 foliage. Many couples choose “grower’s choice” – meaning I pick what looks best in the field and which will look best together, but it’s also possible to get more of a color scheme as I grow so many colors and types of flowers. This type of arrangement – either in a cute set of bud vases like the one pictures, or more eclectic vases – is a very easy and accessible arrangement for most DIY couples.
The couple chose DIY buckets to make their centerpieces, and then had me make and install the flowers for the chairs as well as to create the chuppah installation.
Smashing the glass! So great. It was fun to decorate this chuppah because the color scheme was basically: all the colors! One of my favorite color schemes of all time. Lets me choose what looks best among what’s growing in the field, what other folks around me are growing, and to bring in outside blooms as needed.
The couple’s family did tons of DIY for the centerpieces. They made pressed flower table markers, and also created these funky cement and glass stands to hold the vases. It was very personal, and also went nicely with Boylston Rooms’ industrial chic backdrop.
Bouquets in action! The bride’s bouquet was a little brighter than the bridesmaids, and features one of my favorite late summer-early fall flowers: rudbeckia triloba. This is a perennial that does amazingly well in our climate and which I started from seed a couple of years ago. Adds a pop of brightness anywhere you use it.
Adorable! Congratulations to the happy couple! The wedding was gorgeous, but now for the best part: your marriage