Saturday, May 24, 2014

This month

Habitat: my iPhone photo

Habitat - most spectacular magnolia for ceremony backdrop.

The last of the ranunculus

Private street in Newton

Raiding the hay dispenser

Could not get a good photo of this color

Mantle of rescued toys

Every year with no help from me.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Black and white

We finished Mother's Day with a dozen or so  unopened peonies and some Snowy Jewel roses that we were nervous about selling because they opened so quickly. I've brought them home to test them out, hoping that they stay fresh for three to five more days.

We sold out of everything else.  Our arrangements have never looked prettier, the flowers were achingly beautiful and Marisa, Lizzie and Kate were efficient, creative and I loved listening to their girl chatter as they swept, cleaned and designed.

At the end of the day, I took photos of the roses, of Oscar, an eight year old Greyhound who longed to come into the shop and 'meet' the rabbits, and Petals who found Mother's Day exhausting!

Mother's Day is over.  Tomorrow is my birthday.  Weddings start again next weekend.  I'm going to try and leave early in the afternoon and rent a roto tiller, till the dahlia bed and buy bags of compost.

What better way to spend one's birthday?  80 degrees and dry tomorrow.  Perfect.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wind in the willows

Sunday's wedding was at The Habitat in Belmont.  If you've never been there, especially in May, I recommend a visit.

There are lovely estates throughout Massachusetts, but the Habitat is particularly magical… probably because it's small in comparison to other estate venues and feels more intimate: more like a home.

Our bride was Molly, who's been following our blog for sometime, and then came to us  to provide her wedding flowers.

I wish I had a photo of her in her gown:  I was tearing up.  She is among the sweetest brides I've known in my career - and lovely too.

The main character of the day was The Wind and there was a threat of showers (which never materialized but had us in a quandry for a while until Molly decreed the wedding would be outdoors no matter what).

Buckets were flying, greens were whooshed off the table (Marisa and Lizzie taped them down) and glasses were breaking:  well, just one glass.

In the end, however, it was a beautiful, sunny, cloudy Spring day.  All the following photos courtesy of our driver, Lee Kennedy.

Event planner was Lauren Wells, caterer Season to Taste.  Hopefully, Fat Orange Cat Studio will share some photos with us.