gibbet hill, a love of lavender

groton, massachusetts
october 2011

not every client's idea for their wedding day involves roses dripping from tall crystal candelabras or even traditional floral centerpieces.  for each couple it's the details that help to makes their wedding day, a day all their own.  for many of us (vendors), we work out of similar venue's over time and never do they look the same.  each couple brings such a sense of style and personality with them on their wedding day, that we as designer's help implement into their dream wedding day decor.  wedding planners and coordinators are an amazing source of inspiration and help couples with the direction they visualize.  we enjoy couples with a less conventional idea of their wedding flowers, it challenges us and keeps us on our toes.  

our late october couple you'll see below wed at the barn at gibbet hill in groton, massachusttes and was not looking for a traditional centerpieces... or use of flowers for that matter.  a simple, but very pretty mix of dried french lavender and wheat were used to make sheath's and accent in bouquets and boutonniere's.  enjoy! 

dried lavender sheath's tied in the couples accent silver were used
out on the deck as an accent on hors oeuvre's tables


inside the barn during the reception guests were greeted by brown iron lanterns accented
by a wreath of dried wheat, lavender and dusty miller on each table.
carrying the couples accents throughout the venue




vendela roses, dried lavender, dried wheat, dusty miller

what else but lavender, wheat and dusty miller for the dashing groom's boutonniere


to create the wreaths around the lantern's, julie (one of our talented team members) spent hours carefully combining the dried elements. hand gathering them into bunches and wiring them into wreaths she made...  and let me just say there wasn't a small number of them.  this was one of the messiest centerpiece creations ever, well worth it in the end as our couple was over the moon for everything... let's just say it was "a labor of lavender love" :o)




... until next time

xo, kerianne & the fleurette's