Sunny summer wedding at Harrington Farm
J+C got married at the peak of summer, on a warm (but not too warm), gorgeous day at Harrington Farm in Princeton, Massachusetts. One thing I love about summer weddings is that the flowers are at peak – and J + C took total advantage of that! They chose juicy peachy-pink tones, which complemented the gorgeous setting perfectly!
All photos by Katie Karlberg Photo. (except as noted)
Location: Harrington Farm
J’s bouquet was a mix of locally grown blooms like lisanthus, zinnias, dahlias, and veronica and a few peachy garden roses as well. Her maids’ bouquets were similar, but smaller (naturally!) C’s groomsmen’s boutonnieres were each different, but all complemented the bouquets and other wedding flowers.
Cute bouts, no? I like to make boutonnieres that go together, but that don’t match. It’s always fun to see who chooses which boutonniere when I present them to the groom and his attendants.
Another fun part of the pre-wedding floral situation is presenting the flowers to the bride and her attendants. This typically happens after or during beautification (meaning hair and makeup) and the bridal party is usually in great spirits. No lie: J’s bridal party was probably in the greatest spirits of any group I’ve ever encountered! One, there were lots of them – between bridesmaids (7), moms (2), and J (1) the getting-ready room at Harrington was packed with energy! It was such a happy space.
The ceremony arch at Harrington is a gorgeous, 3-sided, hand hewn structure and the day couldn’t have been nicer weather for these two.
Inside, guest tables featured what I like to call “the eclectic vase centerpiece” – small, mismatched vases that feature a wide variety of seasonal flowers. One nice thing about this centerpiece as a grower is that it allows me to show off some of my shorter-stemed flowers, like the funky double daisies you can see in the back. It also lets me showcase gorgeous tall stems, like the peach lisianthus in front.
And finally, congratulations to the happy couple! The wedding was gorgeous, but now for the best part: your marriage