Hi again! I’m ready to continue last week’s post on the hottest wedding trends for 2018! Why should you care? You don’t have to care; if you know exactly how you want your wedding day to look and feel, and you’re not influenced by what everyone else is doing, then you have a strong sense … Continue Reading

(A 2-part post) In an unscientific study of 2018 wedding trends, I went to a lot of popular wedding websites and looked at their hottest wedding trends for 2018. There were some common threads, a few outliers, and at least one where the experts contradicted each other! Before I get to the top 5 trends … Continue Reading

Wedding blogs and magazines are full of articles about how to save money on your wedding flowers. Some of these have useful information, but some of it is inaccurate or incomplete. The best advice I can give brides today is that your greatest ally in keeping your flower budget under control is us, at the … Continue Reading

When Jennie and Paul first became engaged, they planned to be married on the family farm with tons of rustic touches. As it became apparent that preparing the farm for a wedding was too daunting a task, the couple chose to move the festivities to Firestone Country Club, where they are members. The world renowned … Continue Reading

We are totally smitten with Pantone’s color of the year, Greenery, and with this lovely barn wedding featuring  . . . Greenery! Bride Jenna added some white to her greenery and the result sparkled in the rustic interior of the barn at Rivercrest Farm, in Dover, Ohio. We adore the subtle khaki green of the … Continue Reading

It’s truly a pleasure for us to work with a bride and her family who LOVE flowers! It is particularly poignant that their love of flowers was fostered and shared by a loving husband and father. In his memory, the bride carried a single tiny sunflower, his favorite,  in her bouquet. Carissa chose an awesome … Continue Reading

This lovely celebration took place under an expansive white tent on the family farm. Baskets of baby’s breath led the way from the parking field along a lane, past the chicken coop, and under a swoon-worthy arbor. Mason jars filled with blush and white flowers graced the tables. A hay-wagon piled with sweets and beverages … Continue Reading

Home-grown Dahlias Dazzle Water’s Edge Vineyard, in Louisville Ohio, is a gorgeous venue that has it all.  From the charming gazebo where the ceremony was held, to cocktails on the pergola-covered deck, to dinner and dancing in the “glamorous barn,” a colorful mix of home-grown flowers was used to create a vintage feel with a bit … Continue Reading

Is it possible to grow your own flowers for your wedding? YES! And you don’t even have to be that experienced in gardening. Home grown wedding flowers are great for barn and outdoor weddings, vintage or rustic weddings, or DIY weddings. Locally grown flowers are also well suited to a garden or tea-party theme. Some … Continue Reading

You’ll love seeing these gorgeous images from Magic Memory Works Photography of the Garden by the Gate’s first big event. Leeka was amazing and captured every lush detail. She was so great to work with and her photos show all the love that goes into them and the emotions of everyone throughout the day. We think … Continue Reading