Frances' wedding

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On the first of October one of my dearest friends got married. The night before the girls got together and ate nachos and drank more than we should have but less than we could have. The next morning I woke up bleary eyed at 7am to pack all of the flowers I made the day before. Things got hectic (even the smallest of weddings do) and I ended up changing into my party dress in an ally right before we delivered the ceremony flowers. Eyeliner was applied at stoplights. I rolled a wheely cart with two massive arrangements into the park and my 4" heels splashed with spilled vase water.

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IMG_2435IMG_2344IMG_2373Untitled-3IMG_2385Untitled-2IMG_2583IMG_2587IMG_2605IMG_2501Untitled-4IMG_2578The wedding had the makings of a movie- a 45 minute late start because of a lost set of parents, a teary eyed officiant, a hot-stuff love connection between guests and an impromptu first dance to Helpless by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Pitchers of german beer and platefuls of bratwurst. The bride wore navy Manolos while eating a personalized Carvel ice cream cake. She married her man and I couldn't be happier.

43 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! Looks like it was a good time indeed...Congrats to the Happy Newlyweds!

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  2. So gorgeous! Your flowers are perfect.

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  3. I feel so peaceful and inspired after I view your blog. You have a beautiful life.

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  4. the bouquet and the floral hair piece - WOW! looks so beautiful, Amy - love that song so much. beautiful dress, and navy shoes - talk about style! i love that image of her with her cigarette - the best!

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  5. Your flower arrangements are - seriously - jaw droppingly beautiful. Wow! Beautiful wedding.

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  6. ...LOVE the photo of the bride with the cig'. Something about it is so poignant, maybe it's the beauty of the dress, the bride, the flowers against the harshness of the cigarette in her delicate fingers...I dunno. *shrug*

    ...Your arrangements are simply breathtaking! I sigh deeply whenever I view them. :o)

    ...Congratulations to the happy couple! And remember:
    "Love is - when the happiness of the other is essential to your own". Amen. ;o)

    ...Blessings

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  7. what a groovy fashionable wedding.

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  8. Really, the most perfect, romantic, stunning, whimsical floral arrangement. Exactly what I would've wanted on my wedding day.

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  9. That sounds incredibly fun! I love everything about the bride's look--the hair, makeup, dress, and shoes are perfection. Those flowers are my dream flowers, if only I could marry Joe again....
    : )

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  10. She also wore the best wedding dress I have ever seen! And I love the flowers in her hair - I wish I was friends with a genius florist who could throw me together a little ensemble like that for my big day :)

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  11. Seriously, you take the most incredible photos. Even if you never picked up another flower, you could have a career in photography. (although the world is a better place because of your flower addiction!)

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  12. Hello. I just love the flowers in her hair; just so pretty. And the bouquet is a dream. Sometimes weddings are better when they are not too 'done'. Lou x

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  13. these flowers are gorgeous! the floral hair piece is awe inducing. tell me please: is her dress vintage?! please please say yes. i have no idea where these gorgeous brides get their gorgeous dresses but i would love to know.

    beautiful all around.

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  14. Beautiful. The flowers are amazing.
    I love the brides dress and that navy one with the pleats up the back.
    If I were to marry again (ha ha) or travel back in time I would wear heidi braids and red lipstick.

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  15. *bookmarks for own yet-to-be-asked wedding inspiration*

    This all looks awesomes. I do like a bride who smokes.

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  16. I found your blog this evening and it has been the most enjoyable reading with the amazing flowers, stories of your lovely family and your good sense of combining aesthetics and witty language. Thank you! :-)

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  17. It looks like you guys had a wonderful time. What a beautiful wedding - and beautiful flowers! :)

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  18. You're killing me - this is STUNNING!

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  19. I can't get grape hyacinths at this time of year, so jealous! New York must have great flowers markets! Curious what the gorgeous blue berry is? It was in the hair piece. I am a new reader to your blog and love it!!

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  20. Those flowers are just AMAZING!

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  21. Beautiful photos. Love the bride having a ciggie! She looks genuinely stunning.

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  22. I love her simple and sweet wedding hair!

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  23. My God that bouquet is lovely. I've never seen a better one.

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  24. you all look amazing! looks like such a perfect day, her dress and shoes and AMAZING flowers and headdress are all just perfect. thank you for sharing :)
    xox

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  25. Wow, great wedding. That Crosby Stills Nash and Young song is amazing, one of the best "first dance" songs I've heard. Gave me chills. Love them.

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  26. found your flickr tonight and love everything about your flowers and your photos! etc etc. i rambled about you on my blog :\ hope that's ok!

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  27. Amy, those flowers make me weak in the knees.
    Beautiful!

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  28. What a lovely wedding! I LOVE the flowers in the bride's hair...perfection!

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  29. Just wanted to drop you a line to say hello. You see, I saw your website a while ago and then I lost the link! I've been searching and racking my brain trying to figure out where you went to. Just now I saw your tweet and photo of the gorgeous cuttings from Frances' garden. Hallelujah! Just one more click and I am home!
    I know I'm being awfully dramatic here but I'm sure you know the feeling when you find a place as special as this, you want to enjoy & visit often.
    I'll thank Frances today for reminding me the way. She's pretty special too isn't she?
    Have a great weekend.
    Lisa
    The Lisa Porter Collection

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  30. Love the photos, and that bouquet is so beautiful! Looks like it was such an amazing day!

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  31. What a gorgeous wedding! Your arrangements really made it over the top lovely. What a beautiful day!~

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  32. all so beautiful!! can you tell us about the dress?? :)

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  33. Her dress is vintage from the 50s!

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  34. So stunning Amy. Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous celebration.

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  35. That hairpiece is stunning! I also love your Dutch still life in Garden Design. The tulips are so perfectly blown open and positioned!

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  36. oh the flowers are so pretty! you sure are talented. I adore the brides style, by any chance, do you know where her dress from?

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  37. The flowers, the bride, your photos - I am in awe!

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  38. love frances's wedding and her fabulous original hair-do.. wonderful images.. CArla

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  39. I JUST FOUND YOUR BLOG TONIGHT FROM SOMEONE'S LINK TO IT. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW BEAUTIFUL YOUR ARRANGEMENTS ARE!!! I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING SO BEAUTIFUL. REALLY. I GO FROM ONE POST TO ANOTHER, AND EACH WEDDING BOUQUET, ECT... IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THEN THE ONE BEFORE. IF IT WERE POSSIBLE. YOU WRITE FROM THE HEART, AND IT IS REFRESHING AND SWEET. WHAT A TALENT YOU HAVE. FLOWER ART, (ARRANGING), PHOTOGRAPHY, WRITING... YOUR PARENTS MUST BE SO VERY PROUD.

    HUGS FROM MY HEART

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