A new wedding venue is opening up in Cedar Grove, not far from Spring Forth Farm. Iron Horse Events is a beautiful site for a farm wedding, with barns, a pond, and a lovely old farm house. Iron Horse Events had an opening Open House this week, and we were delighted to do the flowers.
We started by making examples of bridal bouquets.
Bridal Bouquet (by Jonathan).
Our seasonal flowers included a variety of table arrangements in mason jars and several bud vases for small tables.
Spring Forth Farm table arrangement.
Bud vase-photo Spring Forth Farm
And of course, the farmers had a good time. (We made the corsage and boutonniere, one of our favorite things to do when we go out on a date as well as for brides and grooms.)
Thank you to Heba Salama Photography for the photo. (Heba and her husband also own Fig & Honey and they did an amazing job with the food. We can’t wait to go to their new restaurant.)
We are really looking forward to future opportunities to provide flowers for this amazing venue. If you are interested in Spring Forth Farm flowers for your wedding or other event, please contact us to reserve your date.
Well, believe it or not, we have walls up and a second floor! Jonathan and I are working our tails off this August to get as much of our house framed out as possible before we both go back to work on September 2nd. We are tired, sun-burnt, humbled and thrilled with how far we have gotten so far. Over the last 3 Sunday workdays we have had over 10 volunteers show up each Sunday to help us lift heavy walls, put up floor joists and in general support us in this project with a huge moral booster! Our neighbors on Terry Rd leave us watermelons and show up in an instant’s notice to help us raise another wall. We couldn’t be where we are now without our friends and neighbors.
There are still two opportunities to come out and help us on the house. Sunday August 24th and Sunday August 31st. We work from 9-4pm. Come anytime and please RSVP so we can provide enough lunch for everyone. RSVP to Megan at 919-599-5531 or Jonathan at 919-667-4978
Enjoy the photo journey of our house taking shape. It is really exciting.
First walls going up, Sunday August 3, 2014.
Raising the first wall with family and friends
Holding the first wall!
More walls going up Sunday August 10, 2014
More walls going up
Thank you to our neighbors and volunteers
Most of the exterior walls
Eating lunch together
The home-owners and builders!
Our youngest volunteer
Getting the tall walls in place
Girders and Floor joists-Sunday August 17, 2014
Girder to hold the floor joists
cutting the floor joists
Brian and Jamie installing the floor joists
This week we are putting up the wall that sits under the ridge and we are raising the ridge on Saturday! Stay tuned!
Even though we’re working like crazy on our house, we’re still taking breaks to help people celebrate their weddings. August is a fun month to be a flower farmer, with the summer annuals in high production, and there is a bounty of colors and textures to choose from. When the bride wants a bright summer look it is just a joy to make the bouquets and arrangements. Here are photos of our most recent wedding.
We are already taking reservations for next year. If you want to talk to us about having Spring Forth Farm flowers for your wedding or other event, look at our Wedding FAQs and DIY Wedding FAQs and please contact us to find out more.