May was a busy wedding month at Spring Forth Farm. Clients are taking advantage of our DIY bucket of flowers we offer as well as the “a la carte” option for a mixture of DIY buckets with Spring Forth Farm making the bouquets and boutonnieres. Jonathan and I put together a wedding with a “wildflower theme” for Saturday May 31, 2014. Here are some photos of that process. Enjoy the beauty of the flowers.
The handiwork for making boutonnieres and bouquets takes a lot of focus and organization. We like to lay out the flowers as we work so that we aren’t scrambling to find what we need and to strip leaves off of the stems. A year ago I spent a month at Harvest Moon Flower Farm where I first learned to build bouquets from experienced flower farmer, Linda Chapman. We also used Fresh From the Field Wedding Flowers by Erin Benzakein and Lynn Byczynski, a wonderful book to help us continue to learn how to build bouquets and wire flowers for boutonnieres. Spring Forth Farm wouldn’t be where we are now without these resources.
We cut the final few bunches of flowers for the DIY section of the order Saturday morning of the wedding before the flowers were picked up. We love providing the freshest possible flowers to our customers.
The wedding flower pickup by the groom’s step-father on the morning of May 31, 2014.
Congratulations to the happy couple! We loved doing this wedding and love the opportunity to continue to improve our arranging skills. We look forward to our next couple of weddings in June 2014.
Time is getting away from me. Here is a short photo essay of happenings on Spring Forth Farm over the past few weeks! Stay tuned to find out where you can get your next Spring Forth Farm bouquet.
Frolic Life: living without electricity has proven to be easier than we thought and quite relaxing.
Market Bouquets and Wholesale Accounts: as we continue to figure out how we will market this summer, we are blessed to be able to set up a small flower stand at the school I teach at, Orchard Hill Children’s School.
Finally we’re ready to move onto our land! We spent the last three months completely renovating a 1969 Frolic pull-behind camper. It is just under 80 square feet of home, and we’ll be living in it for the next couple years while we build our house. We spent last weekend “camping out” on the land taking care of some prep work before we move out there forever next week. It was a wonderful and exciting experience to see the sun set, worry about the wind blowing too strongly, and laugh at Mr. Bingley lounging in the sun. The Frolic was our first building project together, and we transformed it completely. Here is a brief chronicle of what we did and of our new home. Enjoy the slideshow.
One of the projects we’ve been working on this winter is updating our website with information about our wedding flower services and incorporating our logo into the website. We love how the logo looks juxtaposed with the colorful flower images.
Please take a look at the wedding services Spring Forth Farm offers and look at the General and DIY wedding FAQ pages to answer any questions you have. We really appreciate your sharing our farm website with any friends or family planning a wedding or event in this area.
Our friend Thomas Fisher approached us a couple weeks ago about taking pictures of us starting Spring Forth Farm for a portfolio project he’s working on. Tom is a talented photographer and we are honored that he asked us and excited to see the moments he captures. A couple days ago, we had to take care of some things on the new land, so we invited him out to see the property. Here are a few photos from his first visit.