Carley & Clay, bride and groom, are both world travelers, wilderness adventures and educators. Not only was Carley looking for vibrant and bold colours for her bridal flowers and reception floral design, – she needed a bridal bouquet that could with stand a helicopter ride and mountain hike for her wedding vows atop Flatiron Mountain near Hope BC.
Sunflowers were the perfect fit as they were reaching their peak in our fields at the time of the mountain top ceremony and wedding reception in early August. The bridal bouquets consisted of blue bachelor buttons, small yellow sunflowers, orange dahlias, echinacia and sedum. The groomsmen wore a simple boutonniere of hemlock twig and budding pinecones and special feathers. The day after the intimate mountain top ceremony friends and family gathered to celebrate at the bride’s parents home in Webster’s Corners, Maple Ridge. Large sunflowers and burgundy amaranth adorned the outdoor celebration on the small farm. Edible snapdragon and borage petals garnished the lovely white buttercream cake.
We feel very privileged to be able to provide our local, organically grown flowers for this happy couples special day.
Since the farm is located on a busy farm road in Pitt Meadows next to the equally popular dykes of the Pitt River we decided to try selling at the farm gate. Luckily the farm husband was more than on board with the plan. I went out for an evening and arrived home to see the following scene on my driveway:
From scrap wood the beginning of the farm gate was being built. By the next day it looked like this:
Neighbours and passersby’s were definitely slowing down to take a closer look.
We’ve recently added a sign to the stand to let people know who we are.
Walking to the end of the driveway and finding an arrangement or two sold is still exciting. Hopefully as more locals become familiar with our stand and flowers we will experience more sales.
Sometimes supply at the farm gate stand may vary, so if you are in need of a special arrangement please contact us.
For many it is the distinctive perfume of sweet pees that tap directly into fond memories of grandmother’s garden. For others, this flower may be a new discovery as you simply won’t find it at your average grocery store floral department.
At Blooming Meadows we are bursting to announce that we have sweet peas ready to order. You will see pictured below lovely “April in Paris” which is a highly scented creamy white with a pale purple edge combined with a true white variety. You can see in the Mason Jar arrangement we’ve added a full purple bloom that adds a splash of colour to the bouquet.
Please contact us to order a vase full for yourself or plan to order enough to make your next event very special. As always, orders will be cut fresh and flowers will arrive at their peak of perfection. We can provide free delivery within 5 km of Pitt Meadows.
sweet pee April in Paris
Sweet pee in jar
sweet pea smell
In celebration of my 40th birthday Shannon and I adorned my fireplace mantle with a abundant mass of pink Peonies, Weeping Birch, Salmon berry twigs and a few feathery Cosmos. Making this large arrangement felt like we were bringing all the best of a spring garden inside to enjoy.
I certainly prefer this versus an “Over the hill banner”.