Garden by the Gate is closely monitoring developments related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region. As the number of confirmed cases in Ohio continues to rise, including in Stark, Summit, and Cuyahoga Counties, we are taking all necessary steps to help keep our clients, co-workers, suppliers, and the larger community at a low risk level.
With that in mind, we are following the recommendation for social distancing from the Ohio Department of Health and Governor Mike DeWine. As of today, March 17, 2020, all consultations will be held via phone or teleconferencing. If you have an in-person consultation scheduled, we’ll be in touch personally to confirm the phone consultation. If you are already a client of Garden by the Gate, we’ll also be in touch to let you know whether there is any effect at this time on your flower order. Our first priority is the safety of our clients and all those involved in making the magic happen!
We pray that this health emergency will soon abate, that these measures will help save lives, and that we will soon return to celebrating joyous events in the company of family and friends. Stay well and God bless!
Dana and Andrew planned an intimate ceremony in the Conservatory at Gervasi Vineyard followed by a wedding dinner in the wine cellar at the Gervasi Bistro. Dana planned her whole wedding long-distance so she trusted Garden by the Gate to understand her vision. When we finally met on her wedding day I felt like I’d always known her! Dana wanted to feel surrounded by flowers so I added delicate flowers to the hanging baskets of ferns that were already in the conservatory. She wanted the ceremony to be the focal point so we put a large arrangement of garden flowers at the front of the room. The colors were soft and neutral, lots of cream, blush, and sage green. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect and the sun shone through the glass walls and ceiling of the conservatory, lighting the way for the beautiful bride and her groom.
Afterward, everyone went over to the Gervasi Bistro for a cozy dinner in the wine cellar. A lush runner of flowers decorated the long table. An amazing cake by LaLa Custom Cakes of Lakewood featured Dana and Andrew’s initials carved into the icing. Check out the gorgeous blush roses accenting the cake! These are Quicksand roses and are absolutely gorgeous when coaxed into full, open bloom like these.
The Unveiled show at Glenmoor Country Club was the best event of this type that I have ever seen. Glenmoor Weddings coordinator Abbey Sampson is a dream to work with and she nailed every detail of this event. The Garden by the Gate floral design was thrilled to present our wedding flowers in the gothic architecture of the Great Hall. Brides attending each received an awesome swag bag and there were fabulous passed hor’s de oeuvres, a magnificent cheese and fruit display, and the bar was open!
In planning our wedding flower display, we tried to come up with something that would draw the eye and showcase some of the newest trends in wedding floral design. We based our table with a champagne-sequined table runner then we ran crystal candle holders with pink tapers down the center. A large centerpiece in a gold compote dominated the center of the table. The compote vase is extremely popular for weddings right now. It has some advantages of a tall arrangement but doesn’t tower over the guests or interrupt sightlines. Flowers used were the White O’Hara garden rose, which has a touch of blush, Pink O’Hara garden roses, white Blizzard roses, white hydrangeas, pink and burgundy ranunculus, blush anemone, and silver dollar eucalyptus.
We showed two bridal bouquets, a large bouquet in blush and pink, using the flowers above and a bouquet that included all the flowers above and hot pink Topaz roses. We also brought a bridesmaid’s bouquet of white Blizzard roses and purple Berry Scoop Scabiosa.
Visitors to our booth each received a flower-shaped lollipop to remind them of us. We had a great time meeting all the brides, moms, aunts, fiances, and friends and learning all about their upcoming weddings. We also enjoyed some valuable networking with the other vendors and picking up a few tips as well. When wedding vendors work together and support each other we all benefit, and so do our clients through better service. Amazing photos of our booth were sent over from Sabrina Hall Photography, thank you so much!
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