written by Janet Harrold
As many of you already know one of Cedar Grove Gardens very own floral designer’s got married over the fall. Tajah, who came to us from a florist in Seattle quickly nestled into the important role of design manager here at the shop. I’d say the pressure to capture and create the vision of such a seasoned floral designer on the biggest day of her life was on, but of course the staff here just looked upon it as an opportunity to shine, and shine they did as they transformed this city girl’s dream into a breathe of beautiful farm air. With Tajah calling Seattle her home and Rachel serving time in the Navy, for many of their family and friends The Mount Hope Farm in Bristol Rhode Island was the perfect destination wedding!
The day began with Tajah’s first look at her uniquely designed bridal bouquet, the celosia, sahara roses, magnolia leaves, gerbera daisy, gumphrina and the whimsy and elegance of the hanging amaranthus was enough to bring tears to her eyes.
another look at her stunning bouquet after she was dressed
Placed here on the field stone wall ali rosa photography captured it just perfectly. The wall runs the length of the farmhouse to a cabin that overlooks Mount Hope Bridge
So happy and thrilled to have all of their family and friends in one location, their bridal party and guests came together to show their love and support for this special union. A couple of Rachel’s bridesmaids were dear friends from the Navy. Family and friends reunited from California, Seattle, Texas, and Ohio, while other guests visited from Florida, Tennessee, Massachusetts and Wisconsin.
The rustic farmhouse tables were absolutely gorgeous, boasting with a textural greenery and fruit garland filled with delicious pomegranates, grapes, apples, seeded eucalyptus, variegated pittsoforum and p.g. hydrangea. The ambiance that the footed candlesticks provided added just the right amount of romantic glow and warm lighting to dazzle the room for such a formal affair.
Unfortunately Rachel’s mother is no longer with us, so we embraced the idea of adding her mom’s favorite flower (gerbera daisy’s) to the gift table as a personal touch to the day so that her presence could be felt through the flowers as well.
That magic moment…they closed the evening with a toast and a thank you to their guests for making their day so memorable. A great time was had by all who attended and continued even after the wedding day as they enjoyed their quality time with family before heading off to beautiful Puerto Rico for their honeymoon…Oh and did you catch a glance at those beautiful burlap and metal urns filled with a plethora of natural curly willow branches!