#AltarnativeBrides

 

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Each and every wedding we work on here at Strawberry Fields is a unique opportunity to develop a relationship with our clients. We are able to understand their personality, style and help create the wedding of their dreams that reflect their individual aesthetic. Every so often a couple we know well comes into the shop to sit down and talk flowers for their big day, which is usually centered around a lot of laughing and catching up. When my best friend announced her engagement this past fall I immediately started bombarding her with flower questions, I was excited to help create something beautiful for two people who are like family to me. Knowing their individual style and color palate made the flower selection very easy and the planning process a lot of fun. Both Elizabeth and Jaime are extremely creative and active in curating their beautiful, mid century home, so I thought it would be really special to invite them to the shop to help construct the wedding flowers.

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Jaime showed up with coffee in hand, for me of course (they really do know me well), and we got to work creating Elizabeth’s bridal bouquet. We played off the ivory lace from Elizabeth’s dress and used a mix of pastel colored flowers to create a simple, flowing bouquet. The trailing jasmine with its soft pink blooms gave the bouquet an organic and natural shape.

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The following day Elizabeth joined me to make Jaime’s boutonniere. She wanted something simple, but still with a lot of impact. Using a peach ranunculus bloom, locally grown gomphrenea and a deep green galax leaf, Elizabeth was able to craft a stunning boutonniere.

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Gather, the venue for the wedding, was the perfect intimate spot to showcase the couples love of antiques and vintage finds. The eclectic vibe of Gather inspired me to use vintage silver containers and natural greenery to accent their farm tables. Soft lighting, lots of books and tons of friends and family made for the perfect setting for this wonderful couple. Elizabeth and Jaime have a love for books, both old and new, and used a collection of varied titles as place card holders and wedding favors.

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The sparkler send off at the end of the evening was the perfect way to end the night and a beautiful start to their life together.

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Venue: Gather

Photography: A Lovely Photo

Officiant: EQ Events

Caterer: Laine Meyers

Florist: Strawberry Fields Flowers and Finds

 

 

Welcome!

July 18, 2015

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 We wanted to welcome you to our wonderful new website, our creative new branding and share with you our continued passion to serve the Richmond community. Over the last year we have been carefully crafting all of the details that make up our website and our natural aesthetic for our new business cards, logo, shopping bags and so much more. We have had the pleasure of working with talented, local designers to help curate a vision that will carry Strawberry Fields into the next 10 years and beyond. Being a fixture in the Richmond community has allowed us to evolve and grow into the creative and thriving business that so many of our loyal customers have made possible. As you browse our website you will see our fresh logo as designed by Sue Corral and a simple, clean layout by Midlothian Web Solutions. Our artful photos come to us from local photographers that include Jason Collins Photography, Jessica Madia Photography and Brenna Coady Photography. All of our floral arrangements are crafted in our shop with fresh flowers that are sourced locally when available. Our team of designers strive to create arrangements that reflect our individual style and deliver to our clients an arrangement that exceeds their creative expectations.

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Stopping by the shop you will find an eclectic mix of locally made goods that have been sourced and hand picked by the owner, Deanna, to curate a shop that reflects a proud, artist city. A mix of vintage and industrial pieces are used by Casey as he styles our shop and maintains window displays that bring in curious customers passing by. Terrariums in found vessels are loving planted by Brenna who also keeps us informed with her beautiful chalk art updating passerby’s on upcoming workshops, holidays and seasonal happenings. Our website, our shop and our staff reflect this creative community that has been so generous, supportive and committed to our passion. It’s a commitment we have seen from the couples who married 10 years ago and continue to seek us out for their floral and gift needs, a commitment from local publications that source out creative arrangements to use in their editorial pieces and a commitment from all the local folks that discover us on their lunch break and then bring their friends by too. We hope that as you explore our new website you feel inspired and that when you visit our shop you feel at home.

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