First Wedding of the New Year
The new year for Honeysuckle House began with a sweet and simple wedding at the Flower Farm Inn in Loomis. Since my girls were still out of school for winter break, they were my pint-sized assistants, helping out with delivering the bridal flowers and installing greenery on the ceremony arch. We were in for a treat when the farm's resident flock of Polish silkies met us on the lawn in front of the red barn. We wanted to herd them into the car and take them home with us!
It was a pleasure working with this easy-going bride who choose seasonally available flowers in shades of wine and cream. The highlight of the bridal bouquet for me was the stunning garnet-colored carnations I used together with deep red roses to create a beautiful burgundy color. And for the boutonnieres, I raided my own garden for navy blue viburnum berries that I worked in with dusty miller, eucalyptus, and wax flower to create a "manly" floral accent. Honeysuckle House also installed a lush assortment of greenery to cover the arch for the ceremony, and we accented the bride and groom's sweetheart cake with some pretty blooms. Oh, and let's not forget the dessert bar we created from wine barrels and an antique redwood door.
The best part of the day, was getting to celebrate our first wedding of 2018 with my two best helpers over lunch at the Flower Farm Inn's cafe. Yum!