Flower Picking at Sunnycrest Farm

This Saturday my friend Tara and I went flower picking at Sunnycrest Farm in Londonderry. I’ve lived in New Hampshire all my life and had no idea that flower picking farms existed until Tara introduced me! After eating a delicious breakfast at Cracker Barrel, we had lots of fun getting creative with our flower bunches and picking stems one by one.

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Sunnycrest has a cute little shop beside the parking lot where we received a pair of garden shears before visiting the flower patch. The picking happens on the honor system with the cost being determined at the end per bloom.

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I’m typically drawn to delicate light blooms and greenery so it was a fun challenge to work with the hearty bright wildflowers instead. I started with bright pinks and peaches, adding reds and yellows in afterward.

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There was an abundance of bees swarming the rows of sunflowers, so we got strategic with our sunflower clipping. Tara went first after we considered the best way to collect our flowers without bothering the bees. We found it easiest to scout out the desired flower, cut it at the base of the stem, and step back (or rather run from the scene) until they flew away and we could collect it unscathed.

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I am quite pleased with my finish product! I gifted my bouquet to my mom and it’s been adorning our kitchen table ever since.

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Weekly Wedding Favorites No. 8

Captured by O’Malley Photographers

How precious is the combination of pint-sized bow ties, Sperry’s, and the sweet little sheep?

Styled by Martha Hatfield Design, Stationery by Wildfield Paper Co. Captured by Loblee Photography via Magnolia Rouge

The lettering and floral details make this menu absolutely stunning. It really pops against the wooden table and is well-framed with gold flatware and lush greenery.

Dress by Monique Lhullier captured by Kristen Kilpatrick via Once Wed

The lace detailing on this gown is simply beautiful. I really like the way it is complemented by the bride’s classic ring and soft, natural beauty look.

Bouquet by Prairie Fair captured by Tiffany Bolk Photography

I really like the balance of the soft ranunculus blooms with the bold poppies and dahlias. The hues are framed with greenery and tied together with a long bouquet-wrap, one of my favorite features.

 

Signage by Anna Broussard captured by Spindle Photography via Southern Weddings

Foods are an excellent way to play off of a couple’s favorite things. The lovely signage on these treats makes them even more of a favorite.

Captured by Meghan Mehan via Magnolia Rouge

This tender pose from a styled engagement shoot really conveys the groom’s love for his bride.

If weddings warm your heart too, I encourage you to view the first seven of my weekly wedding favorites here: November 21, November 30, December 7, December 14, December 21, January 4, and January 11. Even more inspiration can be found here and here.

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Weekly Weddings Favorites No. 7

Florals by Lee Warth Floral Design, Photo by Jessica Stott Photography via Elizabeth Ann Designs

I really like the ethereal lighting of this photo, the soft blush color of the bridesmaids dresses, and the delicate neckline detail on the bride’s gown. The pops of cranberry in her bouquet are very pretty, too.

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Photo by Glass Jar Photography via Wedding Chicks

I’m smitten with this dapper groom’s plaid bowtie and Liberty London-esque suspenders.

Photo by Danielle Poff

I think the sea salt hue of these bridesmaids dresses is really light and dreamy. Other notable details include the pretty capsleeve on the bride’s gown and the soft blooms that make up the bouquets.

I think bouquet charms add a sentimental touch that can double as a keepsake and eventual family heirloom after the special day. This wedding also featured another favorite of mine:

Florals by Hey Gorgeous Events, Photo by Harrison Studio via Style Me Pretty

These ribbon escort cards were the focal point of my most recent inspiration board. I think they are quite charming and are a very fun reception detail.

 
Photos by Michael and Carina Photography via Southern Weddings

A pie bar is a fun way to include a variety of flavors and family recipes into treats served at a reception.


Photo by Brklyn View Photography via Style Me Pretty

This Australian couple opted for a wedding in Central Park. From the lace detail on the bride’s sleeve to the patterns on the groom’s tie and pocket square, they make quite the classy pair.

If weddings warm your heart too, I encourage you to view the first six of my weekly wedding favorites here: November 21, November 30, December 7, December 14, December 21, January 4. Even more inspiration can be found here and here.

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