Apryl and I were had a wonderful time working with our long-distance couple, Lisa and Corinne, on their wedding flowers for a ceremony and reception at Gore Place in Waltham this fall. Both women had a strong vision for their New England wedding, replete with vintage touches – many of which the couple found and collected themselves! All the gorgeous photos are from Clayton Austin, a wonderful and unique photographer. Thank you Clayton!

The Carriage House at Gore Place. Photo by Clayton Austin, 2010.

Left: On the steps of Gore Place. Right: Bride's Boutonniere. Photo by Clayton Austin, 2010.

One of our brides ordered a silk boutonniere from Etsy, which well,… let’s just say it didn’t turn out how she wanted it to. So we made her a little bout on the spot with a chocolate cosmos, wheat, and China berries! It is moments like that when we really love what we do, being on site, working with our clients, pitching in on even something small but means a lot on a major life day like a wedding.

Bride's Bouquet. Photo by Clayton Austin, 2010.

Our other bride had a romantic and rustic bouquet with trailing wheat, burgundy dahlias, chocolate cosmos, burgundy cymbidium orchids, and touches of soft ‘Majolika’ roses.

Ceremony in the Garden. Photo by Clayton Austin, 2010.

Onto the ceremony! Incredible personal and vintage touches that the couple brought to the event made the whole day special and really unique. Antique tins and books found on Ebay, cool old boxes and vintage cameras.

Table Flowers by Petalena. Photo by Clayton Austin, 2010.

Love these two photos (above) by Clayton with our containers filled with gorgeous local dahlias in soft yellows, reds, burgundies, and orange, loosely and organically arranged for a feeling of informality. Tufts of astilbe and wheat added a bit of fall flair and texture.

Left: Sweetheart Table. Right: Table Cards. Photos by Clayton Austin, 2010.

Flower and Peg Game, details. Photos by Clayton Austin, 2010.

More dahlias, it’s been such a dicey season for them, we were psyched to get some truly gorgeous ones!

Card Box and Table Flowers. Photo by Clayton Austin, 2010.

The tables were sprinkled with local Macintosh apples and green China berries for additional accent. Small but important touches like the burlap toppers, purchased by the brides on Etsy, really finished the look.

More pretty details and flowers. Photos by Clayton Austin, 2010.

Vintage inspired table numbers with flowers. Photo by Clayton Austin, 2010.

Our special thanks to Corinne and Lisa asking us to help make their day beautiful!
Wedding planner extraordinaire Jennifer Cox of Esq. Events saw to it that no detail was overlooked.
And of course none of the photos in this post would be possible if not for the gorgeous eye of Clayton Austin!

Flowers by Petalena