I spent some time foraging for unique elements this week. We had two small weddings booked for the weekend and I wanted to incorporate some extra special stems in the mix. Walking the property I was able to gather some awesome foliage, a few springs of a pink spray rose, river oats, and blueberry branches with fruit to include in a bridal bouquet. I love, love, love selecting special details for bridal work! They give such a sense of connection to the season and place where the wedding took place.
I really enjoyed including some of our spring veggies into centerpieces for a local chef friend getting married this weekend. Both receptions we're held at The Wooly downtown which has been an awesome venue to work with.
A post for this week would not be complete without recognition of my dear friend Amber who will be moving on, along with Ryan, her partner in crime, to pursue other agricultural endeavors next week. She started at Swallowtail 3 seasons ago when we were all just babies (ok we're still babies) and has been a constant source of goodness, encouragement, understanding, and support throughout the seasons. It's strange to think of what the farm will be like without her presence. Over the coming weeks as the season continues to wind down, other apprentices from this season will be moving on as well. It can be bitter sweet this time of year to say farewell to a group of people with whom such strong bonds have been built. But, I know they are all bada$$ and are going to do amazing things!!!