When you get a paper invitation in the mail you know it’s going to be a special event. From the minute The Flower Potluck invite hit my doorstep, I counted down the days to August 22. Having seen the talented hostesses, Lauren of Lauren Wells Events, Krissy of Boston Pollen, and Cambria of Cambria Grace Photography, in action before, I knew we’d be in for a treat. And ladies & gentlemen, this party did not disappoint.
The event was held at West Elm in Fenway. It was my first time in the new store and it was the coziest space for crafting, chatting, and cocktail sipping. After seeing the shop, I’m already planning a September trip back.
Each guest was asked to bring two dozens flowers (the “potluck” part of the event) to be shared. I brought a dozen bright pink roses and a dozen chartreuse mums. Seeing everyone’s flowers together was stunning. Unfortunately I snapped a picture of the flower bar early in the evening so you don’t get the full effect. P.S. How amazing are the dahlias (on the right) that Krissy got from a local farm?
The ladies recruited some other talented businesses to assist with the event. Andrew of Flask & Funnel worked mixology magic behind the bar. I had an Orchid Fizz which was a mix of rum, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup and Downeast Cider. Unreal.
The desserts were equally out of this world and, of course, perfectly on theme. Edible petals adorned the cookies and there was a tiny sprig of rosemary on every mini cupcake. All desserts were made by Jocelyn of Mayflour Confections out of Rockport. Not pictured: the milk/chocolate milk bar with glass milk bottles and stripey straws.
While mingling we were serenaded by GoodTime StringBand, a four person bluegrass group. I loved their vibe and would book them for a party in a heartbeat.
After a few cocktails it was time to get down to crafting. The guys worked on boutonnieres while the ladies carefully crafted flower crowns. With such beautiful flowers to pick from you really couldn’t go wrong. Sarah was a total floral crown pro. Here’s our finished products!
All in all it was a beautiful evening and I’m already looking forward to the next event.
Here’s a list of the talented people who contributed to the event:
Lauren Wells Events
Pollen Floral Design
Cambria Grace Photography
Anne Robin Calligraphy
Flask & Funnel
Mayflour Cake & Confection
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