The Flower Potluck

the flower potluck
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 flower potluck
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.

the flower potluck
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?

event details
From the gilded carnations to the kraft paper place cards, to the customized cocktail stirrers, all of the details were impeccable.

Flask and Funnel
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.

Mayflour Confection desserts
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.

Goodtime Stringband
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.

creating floral crowns
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!

the flower potluck
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
West Elm
Smock Paper
Anne Robin Calligraphy
Goodtime Stringband
Flask & Funnel
Downeast Cider
Mayflour Cake & Confection
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8 thoughts on “The Flower Potluck

  1. wow, this looks so beautiful and amazing! i wish i could have attended, it’s right around the corner from my apartment 🙂 thanks for sharing the photos!

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