October 2009


A favorite timeless color palette of ours is warm ivory, peach, and silver. It’s so classic – yet a bit different than doing straight up ivory/white flowers. Peach and ivory flowers complement the silver of the table and container perfectly and contrast subtly with the navy rimmed porcelain plates of the dinner settings.

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Hydrangea & Garden Roses in Ivory & Peach

Not to toot our own horns too much, but isn’t this gorgeous?
Of course not for everyone, some like things a bit more festive and bright Рbut this is perfect for a  couple looking for a classic and gorgeous style for their wedding.

Peach and Ivory Table Design at the Union Club

Peach and Ivory Table Design at the Union Club

I think the Union Club might be our new favorite wedding locale. In addition to being just next door to one of my fave restaurant treats, No. 9 Park, this beautiful private club is small in scale but still grand with boutique rooms for a dinner party-feel. Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous, oh and it’s perfectly downtown!

Hydrangea & Garden Rose Table Design

Hydrangea & Garden Rose Table Design

So, what’s in these lovely arrangements, hmm? Well we have lots of lovely ivory hydrangea paired with a fave garden rose “Juliet” and petite little deeper peach spray roses. Plus we have a few warm “Majolika” roses too for another ivory tone.

And of course the bouquets for the bride and bridesmaid – quite similar actually to the table designs but with some touches of champagne roses and peach and white ranunculas:

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Bouquets wrapped for travel

And the bride’s bouquet:

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Beauty Bouquet

Such prettiness! I hope these photos hold everyone over to till our next wedding – it is going to be wild forest glen inspired!

Design & Photos by Petalena


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Here are a few lovely images from a wedding we just finished at the Lyman Estate Рa Historic New England site Рin Waltham, Massachusetts. With lots of beautiful period rooms, the mood for the wedding was to be a  festive dinner party complete with lots of jars informally filled with pretty seasonal blooms and tied with ribbons:

Tulips & Dahlias by Evening Sunlight

Tulips & Dahlias by Evening Sunlight

Pomegrantes & Astilble

Pomegrantes with Dill & Astilble

The color palette for the table arrangements was primarily deep plums, burgundies, greens, and soft neutrals.

Hydrangea with tulips and pomegrantes

Hydrangea with tulips and pomegranates

Each table was a bit different from the next, for an informal and slightly eclectic feel.

Festive arrangement of peach dahlias and mint

Festive arrangement of peach dahlias and mint

Tulips in sunlight

Tulips in sunlight

Lovely, lovely fall flowers. Cheers to the fabulous bride and groom – it was wonderful to be part of your day!

Design & Photos by Petalena

Just a few photos from a wedding this fall where we used a new iron arch we purchased over the summer. Clients often ask us about recommendations on where to rent an arch or chuppah and aside from a few places, there just aren’t a lot of good options in Boston. So, when we found this one at a high-end garden store, we jumped it on it! Now it’s great because we can offer it to our clients who appreciate having another option.

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Detail of flower "cuff" on wedding arch

We used several varieties of roses here for the flower ‘cuffs’ and some insanely beautiful hydrangea that one of our favorite vendors at the flower market hooked us with from Holland.

Wedding Arch with Urns

Wedding Arch with Urns

Here you can see the full arch which we draped in a soft blush fabric. I just adored the urns we did for this wedding too – antique black with lots of different roses in tonal pink and antique colors.

Detail of Ceremony Urn Arrangement

Detail of Ceremony Urn Arrangement

I just think these colors are so sublime. They are colors, but so quiet and subtle, it’s just so beautiful and classical while still being a bit unusual with the taupe roses and incredible hydrangea.

Flower Cuffs for Wedding Arch in transport

Flower Cuffs for Wedding Arch in transport

And lastly, just a kooky little behind-the-scenes shot of me hanging out in the back of the van before we head off!

Julie with flowers and other sundries in the Petalena van

Julie with flowers (and other sundries) in the Petalena van

Happy fall! Stay tuned for next week’s wedding – it’s going to be just gorgeous. Lots of seasonal flowers and branches of persimmons and pomegranates in a European market-place style. Ceremony and reception will all be at the Lyman Estate in Waltham, one of the most beautiful venues (at least we think!) in the Boston area. We’ve very excited!

Design & Photos by Petalena