Spring Weddings....sigh

Peonies, of course, are superstars in spring weddings. Stock and Iris make them shine. Congratulations to Lis and Russell. Thanks for trusting me with your flowers on your special day at Fox Hill Inn.  I sure had fun putting them all together!

Photo Mike Evans of CT Photo Group

Photo Mike Evans of CT Photo Group

Loved the simple elegance of the bridal bouquet, with long string of pearls.  

Photo Mike Evans of CT Photo Group

Photo Mike Evans of CT Photo Group

 

 

 

Attendants carried posies individualized for the amazingly beautiful hues of each gown.

 

 

Photo Mike Evans of CT Photo Group

Photo Mike Evans of CT Photo Group

Two rows of shepherds hooks framed the ceremony. Soft pink peonies, lavender, cream, and pink stock, and lovely purple iris shined.

 

 

 

 

A very dear way to showcase the ceremony, which took place in front of Fox Hill Inn's dramatic fountain. Rose petals lined the outdoor aisle.

 

 

 

Photo Mike Evans of CT Photo Group

Photo Mike Evans of CT Photo Group

A wrought iron urn graced with peonies welcomed guest into the Inn. Feathery Astilbe added a dreamy softness.

 

Curly willow branches leant their artistic magic. Dusty rose petals and votives graced the mosaic table.

Dining tables also showcased the lovely spring palette of dusty rose, heavenly pink, irresistible lavender and soft creamy yellow.

 

Centerpieces in mercury glass pedestal vases were spectacular to create.

Centerpieces in mercury glass pedestal vases were spectacular to create.

Lily of the Valley offered a fragrant finishing touch.

 

 

Loved the wine bottles the bridal party used for numbering the tables.

All in all a very nice evening for a wonderful couple and their families and friends.

Thanks to Lis and Peggie, for sharing a lovely cup of tea together and making floral planning such a fun, exciting, and pleasant experience.  Thanks also to Patty Finnigan, General Manager of Fox Hill Inn and to Ewa Ojarovska, Event and Hospitality Consultant extraordinaire of Epicurean Worldwide. Love your photos, Mike Evans, of CT Photo Group.

Forcing bulbs

Amaryllis are commonly forced into bloom for the Christmas and winter holiday seasons.  I love Amaryllis in the spring!  The whites and peach colors are just perfect for this time of year.  Often people ask if these are lilies.  In fact, they are related.  Amaryllis are an excellent cut flower, lasting, in some cases, several weeks as they open one flower after another.

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Stunning amarillis

Stunning amarillis

Warmer weather means Spring!!!

While most of you have been inside, lamenting the cool weather, the early flowers have been doing what they do best!  Hellebores and andromeda make for dramatic early spring bouquets.

Softly arching hellebores and andromeda

Softly arching hellebores and andromeda

Can't beat this combination

Can't beat this combination

Ok, you just stay warm inside!

Ok, you just stay warm inside!

Daffodils come next!