We first met Becca at the Central Maine Wedding Show . While explaining what a Day of Coordinator was and how we draw inspiration from our couples for our floral designs she exclaimed “I need you in my life!”. A few short weeks later I was chatting with her on the phone to find out more about her and her fiancé, Jake. After a rather lengthy phone call filling me in on all of the plans they had already made for their Winterport, Maine wedding, it turned out that our style blended perfectly with Becca and Jake’s needs and the type of wedding they were planning!
Their ceremony was held on the bank of the river that ran adjacent to their house in Winterport. Cocktail hour took place in their barn and the reception was tented on their lawn.
Becca had chosen hunter green for her bridesmaids, and wanted the flowers to be bold in contrast. She also requested that her table arrangements look whimsical, like they had just been picked from a garden. We had a field day designing Becca and Jake’s 60 table arrangements, bouquets and boutonniers!
To maximize Becca and Jake’s budget they chose five core flowers that appeared in all of their arrangements in a varied theme.
The mixing of wildflowers such as Queen Anne’s Lace with more traditional flowers like carnations blended and contrasted quite beautifully.
When all of the arrangements were placed side by side it really did look like a garden of wildflowers! Naturally growing greenery such as oats and millet were used as fillers. We were also able to incorporate some kale and swiss chard from our garden into Becca and Jake’s arrangements!
Becca wanted her bouquet to be bold, beautiful and colorful. To make her bouquet we used orange and hot pink garden roses, mini green hydrangeas, yellow buttons and poms, burgundy carnations, bupleurum, millet, kale and lily grass.
One of our favorite parts of Becca and Jake’s big day was the phone call I received the morning of the wedding from Jake. He was calling to find out if we had a cake cutter. While we didn’t have one in our kit (we do now, thanks yard sale season!) I knew our mom had one. Becca and Jake ended up cutting their cake with the cake knife that our grandparents used at their 25th Wedding Anniversary Party in 1965. They are both no longer with us, but I am sure Grandma and Grandpa would be tickled to know that that knife came in handy!
Becca and Jake were such a fun and sweet couple to work with and we were so honored to be a part of their special day!
To read more about how Lindsay Jayne was a part of Becca and Jake’s big day click here!