New England wedding planner and wedding florist
This past August we had the pleasure of planning and designing an intimate wedding for around 80 guests up at The Barn at Moody Mountain Farm in Wolfeboro NH. The bride and groom were a pretty relaxed couple, giving us full reign on the overall design of the wedding. Other than purple being a favored color of both Betsy and Jim, we ran with a Summer palate of purple, magenta, coral, and green with a base color of grey. Betsy did ask that we try to a "California-styled" reception which in New England means no tent for the outdoor reception. Yikes. Always a fear and something we don't recommend unless you have a structure on the property to house the guests if it decides to rain. Luckily we had a beautiful barn that could have help everyone inside safely and it DOWN POURED all day on Friday, leaving Saturday to be just a spectacular day full of sun and warmth.
We used a variety of flowers including: hydrangea, mini green hydrangea, David Austin garden roses, lisianthus, celosia, dahlias, seeded eucalyptus and bay leaves. The reception tables were long garlands of bay leaves and seeded eucalyptus. We created 3" glass and 3" corrugated metal containers of flowers as well as individual blossoms in water picks and placed them down the garland. Pillar candles of varying heights added some ambiance and drama to the overall floral design. Napkins were a deep purple dupioni- which I normally do not like having- and they were wrapped in a matte charcoal grey fabric to hold down beautiful menus by Gus & Ruby Letterpress that served as a place card with each guest's name calligraphed on the top by Janis Snell Calligraphy.
We custom built the grey stained farm tables for Betsy and Jim and also provided the clear acrylic chiavari chairs. We wanted to balance a farm rustic wedding venue with modern and clean lines.
The barn served as our dancing, dessert and after party space- something that's not traditionally done at a barn venue. People usually want to get married in the barn or have their dinner reception in such a pretty space, however, Betsy and Jim loved the venue and its view and wanted to use the barn as a rain back up and for dancing since you can't have amplified music at Moody Mountain in the evening. It was the perfect spot to see guests learning how to contra dance as well as to relax in an intimate setting and enjoy a cup of coffee or some dessert.
Lastly, because guests were able to walk through an amazing field of grass to get to the ceremony and reception, in Wolfeboro NH at night it's pretty darn dark out so we helped guide guests to their cars with lanterns on shepherd hooks that held colored ribbons during the day to act as a design element as well as a safety and guidance element.
The final result was understated yet vibrant and we are so grateful for the opportunity to work with such a lovely couple.
Photography: Kendal J. Bush
Caterer: The Farmers Dinner
Planning, Floral Design, Lighting Design, Wedding Rentals: Malloy Weddings
Stationery: Gus & Ruby Letterpress
Calligraphy: Janis Snell Calligraphy
Music: High Range Band
Bartending: In the Mix
Transportation: Lakes Region Airport Shuttle