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7-18-20 Brookside Farm- Our Adventures Continue

Alexa and Chad, Our star – crossed wedding couple, had a confusing journey to their wedding day on 7-18-20.

They were first scheduled to get married in North Carolina. Covid-19 squashed those plans and a Pittsburgh, Pa wedding was  then quickly arranged. On 7-3-20,  Allegheny County imposed more new “rules”- and our wedding  couple had had enough at that point.  They quickly  sought an out of state location for their wedding. In less then 2 weeks, the Brookside Farm Barn in Louisville, Ohio was secured, Vendors switched gears, a new caterer and baker was secured and we were having a wedding in Ohio!!

You first enter Brookside Farm thru a covered bridge (cool – right?), arriving at a fully renovated and air conditioned Barn. Across the parking lot is another building that serves as the chapel.  Beautiful grounds all around the barn and farm will make for awesome pictures.

Alexa and her 8 bridesmaids all wore white dresses and carried all white roses bouquets.  The gentlemen wore shirts, bow ties and leather suspenders!  (Very cool).

Simple floating candles centerpieces decorated half of the guest tables while tall tropical centerpieces decorated the alternating tables.  (The candles were battery operated, in compliance with the Farms rules).  Mercury glass candleholders  also adorned the guest tables, with seating approximately 6 people per table.  Our Pittsburgh Cookie Table made its way to Ohio also.  Cookies were pre-boxed & placed at each guest plate on the table.

On the way up and back we saw lots of fields of corn, beans and tomatoes…… and healthy looking horses. Social distancing was practiced and masks were worn. In spite of this these “rules” a great time was had by all!

Congratulations Alexa and Chad! May your ensuing years together  be less stressful than these past 4 weeks have been.   Thank you for allowing Parkway Florist to be part of your special day!

Rustic Road Trip!

We often travel far and wide to service weddings, and this past weekend was no exception.We sent a team to Saxonburg, Pennsylvania to set up a wedding that was set to take place at Armstrong Farms Westminster Preserve.  armstrong-farms-jessa-rob-2016-10-08Once on property, we followed the signs that directed us to their beautiful, rustic red roofed barn. The grounds left us surrounded by natural beauty, the perfect setting for a wedding.

armstrong-farms-wedding-barn-exteriorOnce inside the barn, it is obvious why this is a sought after wedding venue for many. The natural barn wood makes for a perfectly romantic ambiance. Paired with string lights and personalized decorations, the barn allows for endless possibilities.


Pictured below is the guest book table which included a handmade card box crafted out of a log, how creative! We supplied several yellow chrysanthemum plants that were used to decorate the ceremony and reception sites.


The centerpieces for the guest tables consisted of fresh locally grown flowers arranged in mason jars. These were placed on top of burlap runners and accented by tea light candles to add more ambiance.


Unfortunately, there was a fairly high chance of rain that day, so we weren’t completely sure where the ceremony was going to take place. Plan A was to set up down by the lake in front of the gazebo. You can see why all of our fingers were crossed. Check out those gorgeous views!


What better to go with this rustic venue than sunflowers? We had no shortage of them, there were plenty to go around for the entire bridal party. The boutonnieres and corsages were made out of little Viking pomps which look just like baby sunflowers.



The bride, Jessa, and all of her bridesmaids carried big beautiful sunflower bouquets pictured below:


We have to say, Jessa did a great job of keeping a unified, cohesive theme throughout her wedding. And we were glad to help! Lastly we brought a bouquet for the bouquet toss. This too was made of the little Viking pomps and it looked just like the real thing.


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Congratulations Jessa & Rob, we wish you many years of happiness together and we were thrilled to be a part of your big day!