I am always so interested in seeing how wedding vendors plan their OWN weddings. You would think that they would design these over-the-top, incredible affairs as they have access to the best of the best of the best. But most of the time, it’s the exact opposite. The designers that I’ve seen host small, intimate gatherings with an emphasis on great food, good wine, simple decor and their closest friends and family.

Which is exactly what my own florist and Little Black Book member, Sarah Matteson of Spruce Floral in Boston, did for her recent wedding. And it turned out to be total and complete perfection.

spruce floral

photographs by Brendan McLaughlin

From Sarah…

So while I am in the owner/creative director of Spruce Floral ( & so very picky…), it  really was otherwise a major DIY and we came in budget-wise at about $10k —a real feat these days in wedding production. We made our own invites, did our own flowers, cooked everything from scratch. Linens were washed and rumpled canvas painters tarps ( $18 ea!!! ) with burlap runners. I scoured ebay for vintage hankies to use as cocktail napkins.

spruce floral

photographs by Brendan McLaughlin

I found an AMAZING girl on Etsy, Tawny Holt at Armour sans Anguish, to make me a custom dress. She only uses recycled vintage fabrics so while the dress was totally one-of-a-kind, I love that somehow it was also infused with history.

So much more to come!


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