News and Updates from Petalena



  • Classic Navy and Fun Fuschia

    November 10, 2012 | Posted By: | Summer · Weddings |

    What a powerful combination of color!  A classy and bright palette really elevated the “wow factor” for this wedding at the Peabody Essex Museum.  The bride’s draped and shirred dress beautifully complemented the delicate ruffly peonies and bright blush garden roses in her bouquet.  Some sweet peas and a little ‘something blue’ was tied with [...]

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    Willowdale in Summer

    November 4, 2012 | Posted By: | Summer · Weddings |

    Jacqui and Josh were married this July at the Willowdale Estate.  What is always surprising about the Willowdale, is their variety of spaces; no two weddings are alike.  The lush gardens and beautiful flagstone pavilion lets the celebration take the stage and provides that beautiful, natural background we love.  Soft and lush definitely describes the [...]

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    An MIT Chapel and Commander’s Mansion Wedding

    October 29, 2012 | Posted By: | Summer · Weddings |

    Vintage and handmade definitely describe this wedding.  We think our romantic arrangements fit in beautifully with the bride and groom’s vision of their perfect wedding, complete with barbeque and cowboy boots!  Lisa Rigby Photography captured every detail with her trusty lens.  To see all the images from this wedding, see them on her blog here. [...]

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  • Lush Habitat Wedding in Belmont

    October 16, 2012 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    What an incredible affair–a small wedding at the Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont, Massachusetts.  The setting perfectly framed the garden-style feeling for the couple’s nuptials.  From the handmade wreath of flowers on the iron gate to the aisle lined with wildflowers leading to a grapevine floral arched arbor (plus some tiny but lovely details) made [...]

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    Autumn is in the air…

    October 5, 2012 | Posted By: | Autumn · Weddings |

    We thought we’d take a look back to one of our October weddings from last year to keep our creativity going and to really enjoy the beauty of autumn.  This wedding took place at the Commander’s Mansion in Watertown, Massachusetts.  This historic home, built just after the Civil War, was the perfect setting for a [...]

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    When it rains…

    August 14, 2012 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    Bring the party indoors!  Natalie and Andy didn’t let the weather rain on their parade wedding.  After some unforeseen meteorological events, they kept their celebration going under a tent and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. The bride’s bouquet was filled with dusty rose and peach tones mixed with some bright greens and delicate white peonies. The [...]

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  • Petalena in Print

    July 20, 2012 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    Petalena’s in print!  We will soon be launching a new page on our site featuring Petalena editorials, interviews, and articles.  Print media is slowly (sadly) disappearing, so we will digitize those glossies for posterity!  Emily and Carson’s wedding is an editorial feature in the July/August 2012 issue of You & Your Wedding magazine, a UK-based [...]

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    WellWed, Indeed

    July 10, 2012 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    Now that it’s officially hot for summer, we thought we’d share one of our beach-related Petalena in Print items.  We’ve been featured in WellWed Magazine–this is for all you Cape Codders, Nantucketers, and Vineyarders!  Petalena loves nothing more than a warm, breezy day on the ocean (well, maybe except for a peony…or three!).  Seeing this [...]

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    A peek at the Fairmont Copley ballroom…

    May 30, 2012 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    We had the great opportunity to design the florals for a lovely couple celebrating their nuptials at the Fairmont Copley ballroom.  The beautiful details of the venue–intricate carved cornice ceiling, mirrored arched doorways, lush drapery from floor to ceiling–set off the equally lush florals and exquisite table settings. The rich plum, magenta, and lilac colors [...]

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  • Boston Public Library: The Still Photos

    May 8, 2012 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    Thanks to Corinna Raznikov, we have some beautiful still photography to share from Cathy and Ty’s BPL wedding.  The bride’s bouquet combined soft whites with the beautiful fluttery texture of sweetpea and parrot tulips. The bride and groom walked hand-in-hand to the library’s historic front entrance opposite Copley Square in the heart of Back Bay.  [...]

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    Boston Public Library Wedding: A Film Short

    April 28, 2012 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    This March, Petalena had the great privilege and pleasure to work with a couple  getting married at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square.    The floral arched arbor seen during the ceremony highlighted the classical architecture of the Library and couldn’t have been more beautiful. Cathy and Ty’s wedding was captured by videographer Jeff Brouillet [...]

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    Blushing Blooms

    March 31, 2012 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    Soft corals, blush pinks, and butter yellows were the theme of the day for Emily and Carson’s wedding.  White beautyberry and tea roses added texture that made the florals stunning. The vintage lace incorporated into the handgrip added a uniqueness that set off the soft hues of the bouquet.  For the Maid of Honor, large [...]

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  • Exotic Style in Magentas and Oranges

    January 9, 2012 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    Photos from one of our most lovely and exotic styled weddings with photography by Li Ward of Fat Orange Cat Studio. Our clients Jana and Bryan were a dream to work with. They had a strong sense of the style and the ‘feel’ that they wanted for their event but happy to hand the design [...]

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    Purple and White at the Taj

    January 3, 2012 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    Photos of one of our most fun brides of 2011 and her beautiful wedding at the Taj Boston! Clark + Walker did a fantastic job artistically documenting the entire day with photography and film and our color palette of purple and white for the Taj’s formal and lovely spaces. Allison was such a fun client. She [...]

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    Soft Ivories on the Cape

    December 26, 2011 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    Some lovely photos by Li Ward of Fat Orange Cat Studio of a Cape wedding we worked on together this year. We just love Li’s eye for detail and beautiful use of natural light – it makes people and flowers look beautiful! Bouquets were tonal range of warm ivories and blush with touches of brown. Just [...]

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  • Peach, Yellow, and Ivories at Willowdale

    December 18, 2011 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    This is a fave color palette of ours – soft peaches blended with yellows and ivories. Pops of green to keep everything looking crisp, fresh, and organic. Thanks to our lovely bride Allison for sharing these images from Avenna Studios Some of our favorite flowers are here: yellow tree peonies and double white clematis. Working [...]

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    Organic Fall Style at Smith Barn

    December 11, 2011 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    Textural oranges, reds, yellows, and peaches made up the color palette for this fall wedding we did at Smith Barn in Peabody. Thanks to the lovely photographer Mara Brod for sharing them! We loved working with the couple on this event – while our flowers did add a lovely touch (of course!), the couple really [...]

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    Hello Autumn!

    September 6, 2011 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    We’re a little sad to see summer pass, but looking forward to all the lovely fall weddings we will be working on this year. Lots and lots in September and October – some jewel toned, some orange and browns, some local-sourced, some exotic-inspired. But, let’s kick off the new season with a lovely photo from [...]

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  • Local Flowers and Potted Herbs

    September 1, 2011 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    August has been an amazing month for flowers and we’ve had a few great clients who requested locally sourced flowers right from the beginning of the design process. It’s wonderful to see this kind of change in how people want to eat (more local) transfer to the wedding area as well. As someone who has [...]

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    Garden Style at Gibbet Hill

    August 7, 2011 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    Darlings, this wedding season is whizzing by and we’ve been remiss in not posting so many lovely weddings from the past two months. So, we’re playing a bit of catchup! We’re really pleased to share these gorgeous photos by Lexi Photography of a wedding we worked on together in June. This was our first wedding at the Barn [...]

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    Lovely, lovely at the Boston Public Library

    July 28, 2011 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    We wanted to share some of the beautiful photographs of photographer Kelly Dillon of a wedding we did together in May at the Boston Public Library. My favorite color palette so far this season – what can I say? I am spring girl at heart! Centerpieces for this lovely wedding were in a color palette of soft apricot [...]

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  • Photos from Petalena Flower Class

    March 1, 2011 | Posted By: | Weddings |

    We have some spring pretty to share… Photo by Ashleigh Stanczak. We had a pretty fabulous Flower Class focused on anemones and ranunculus on February 26th. And to top it all off, there are lovely photos to share too as we were joined by Ashleigh Stanczak, a wonderful documentary photographer! Explaining the different kinds of [...]

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