Category Archives: Colorful Floral Design
Ok, this blog is long overdue. Last September, we had the privilege of being a part of a wedding for one of the coolest couples EVER. Sara and Justin got married at Willowdale Estate on a beautiful summer day and it couldn’t have been more amazing. We loved the couple from the moment we met them. Sara is a nurse and Justin is a doctor. They both shared a love for Pike’s Place Market in Seattle (Justin’s from that area) and Sara’s wedding planning binder blew our minds! We talked floral design and learned about her love for all things anemones, ranunculus, burlap and pinterest. Justin was liking the idea of ferns for his pin-on, since ferns were the official green of his hometown. And his mom was a florist. We just adored them. Later in the summer, we took Sara and her mom (LOVE HER!) to the flower market in early August to pick flowers for the big day. It was so much fun, we wanted to hang out with them forever. And, they invited us to stay for their cocktail hour at the wedding – could this couple get any better? UM..actually.. YES they could..read on!
On the wedding day, Moira arranged the flowers. As soon as I walked into the studio, I screamed. I just knew in my heart Sara would love everything. Moira had wrapped our farm bottles in burlap and packed our burlap table runners for the big day. The flowers were bright shades of purples, greens and yellows.
When we got to the wedding, Sara was enjoying every minute of the big day and was overjoyed when she saw the flowers. And at the same time, we just LOVED seeing all the little details Sara did herself (check out the adorable burlap banners!) and her dress was phenomenal. We were thrilled to grab a bacon wrapped scallop or two and a hug from the couple before we headed home for the night. The next morning, we got a call from Sara – a long and loving message about how wonderful the flowers were. We couldn’t believe she went above and beyond to call us on the day after her wedding! So yes, this couple truly couldn’t get any better. Wait, they could. Now, even a year later, Sara is constantly supporting Whim and checking in. She stopped in and bought a centerpiece during our Thanksgiving flower sale & food drive, wrote a Yelp review that brought us to tears AND sent us a text to check in after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Justin + Sara – this blog may be long overdue, but what’s even more overdue? A dinner or drink together soon!! xoxoxo - Nat & Moira
Check out their amazing photos from Ned Jackson Photography
Missy and Matt are such a great couple. We met with them on a super snowy day back in March at a cozy restaurant in Cambridge to chat about their September wedding. Missy is charismatic and funny…Matt is one of those quiet guys who throws a one liner into the conversation that leaves everyone in stitches. We loved their energy immediately.
For the wedding decor, they liked the idea of bringing some color to the all white tent at the Westford Regency...and although Missy never fashioned herself a “pink” girl, she ended up adoring pink garden roses, pink hydrangea, pink dahlias and daisies! She wanted the space to be soft and romantic..but most of all.. they wanted their wedding to be laid back and FUN. and I can see why. In addition to their sweet candy bar, hilarious tattoos of themselves and a “Fish for a Favor” station (Matt’s an avid fisherman!), these two barely moved off the dance floor at their reception! And neither did their guests! We were lucky enough to do the floral design and day of coordination, so we stayed for all the fun!At one point, I remember looking over at Matt playing the air guitar and Missy jumping around, spinning her dress to the music…and I thought..this is love. <3
Congrats Missy + Matt. We love you! Check out these beautiful shots from Summer Street Photography:
Here are a few things that are beyond awesome about Kate and Trevor. First, the couple are both chefs in New England and spent the summer cooking on Nantucket. Secondly, they actually prepared all of the delicious food for their own wedding (as if they didn’t have enough to think about!) with local ingredients from their favorite local vendors . And thirdly, they had their yoga instructor marry them. Totally. freaking. cool. Oh and did we mention they got married at one of our favorite venues on the planet, the Overbrook House in Buzzards Bay? We can’t think of anything better than a gorgeous menu and a gorgeous venue! To quote their photographer, Geneve Rege, may this happy couple make many yummy meals together!
Moira is one of Kate’s best friends, so she was honored to do the floral design for Kate & Trevor’s big day..check it out..
We were beyond excited to get the news that Style Me Pretty Massachusetts (SMP) wanted to feature Whim’s very own Somerville wedding on their blog! And as many of you know, this wedding has a special place in our hearts…. that’s because it’s my own wedding! Yes, I’ve planned many wedding and events in my day, but honestly, nothing is quite as crazy as planning your own. There was no question in my mind that Moira was going to design my flowers. And in this case, I speak as a client and not as Whim, when I say, WOW. When we walked into our wedding venue and saw beautiful garden flowers all over the room, my husband and I were in awe. It was almost as if Moira had read my mind, got into my brain and handpicked every single flower I loved. She transformed this quirky bowling alley space into something brighter and more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I will never forget that. And I am thankful every single day for her awesomeness and intuitive sense of style and design at Whim.
Thank you to SMP, Katie Noble Photography (seriously amazing), my dear friend Jen O’Donnell at Cut Paste Love, Jen L. for your crafty sense and DOC, Flatbread, Cordis Confections and our family and friends who made our day unforgettable. We are enamored with you all!
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Love and hugs,
Looking at these photos, you would never guess that Jori and Sean’s colorful nuptials happened during the downpours of Hurricane Irene. But that didn’t stop this awesome couple and their guests from having a blast! The couple’s quirky and casual style made for a super fun and super relaxed day for everyone involved. Jori and Sean are all about keeping it local, so it made perfect sense for them to have their wedding reception at Bloc 11 in Somerville, steps from their Union Square home. And when we heard that Redbones BBQ was catering, we knew it was our kind of party! Moira arranged the flowers and I was the day of coordinator, and we were thrilled to be involved! We adored the DIY elements the bride’s mother created; from gingham table squares and tea lights, to personalized wine charm favors. The bride’s father married the couple, the groom’s sister sang a heartfelt song at the ceremony, and each family member blessed the rings with warm wishes for the couple. We don’t care what the weatherman said, it really was a beautiful day.
Photo credit: Kan Photography
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