Thursday, June 3, 2010

Touches of autumn

Personally, my favorite season is probably the fall.  I think of harvest and blessings that surround us.  Our company is BIG on using locally grown products (flowers and fruit) as much as possible.  We feel strongly about doing our part to support local farmer's and doing things to better our environment (like recycling everything we can, gardening organically and saving energy)

For this wedding we used mini apples from Belltown Hill Orchards.  At the bottom of each "tree" centerpiece we added more depth with lady gala apples.  It was the perfect touch of color and texture.  You can find little gourds, pumpkins, hay and other great additions for your fall wedding at many local farms such as Belltown Hill Orchards. 
For the added feel of New England harvest, try farm made jams, native honey or goat milk soaps for favors or in addition to your out of town guest bags.  For a great local addition the ladies room essentials basket I generally try and add Goatboy Soaps hand lotion, her soap and lip balms.  If it's an outdoor wedding we always try and include sunblock and bug spray.  Some of my absolute favorite scents of Goatboy Soaps are blueberry pumice, blackberry sage, heavenly and tea tree.  Her lotion is fabulous!  For the fall, try maple candies or maple syrup in fancy glass (so you can see the incredible color of the syrup) as wedding favors.  Lamothe's Sugar House offers a wonderful selection of custom favors and naturally made products.

My vision of a gorgeous fall wedding would be:  Farmhouse style wooden reception tables with chocolate/bronze color crinkle fabric runners.  Pillar candles (beeswax) of varying heights clustered down the table along with small arrangements on footed amber glass cake dishes of antique purple hydrangea and orange roses.  The more detail the better!  Now, all of this would be stunning in a barn setting with a mix of fabulous chandeliers from Ryan Designs.  If I could do cocktails outside of the barn, I'd add some lounge furniture from Ryan Designs as well.  The perfect mix of romantic, sophistication and pure New England charm!

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