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Milton Academy and The MIT Endicott House 9-20-2014

12 Oct

written by Janet Harrold

Flower crowns have been a symbol of love, fertility and celebration throughout history and around the world, they have been around since ancient times. They have had their ups and downs in popularity over the years but  lately we are seeing more and more brides wearing them. A lush magenta flower crown looks so elegant on our beautiful bride and  especially cute on her flower girl!

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The kiss…my favorite image of all

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The centerpieces were designed with celosia, roses, pg hydrangea, dahlia  and dusty miller

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Just what is all the hype about ‘Evening of Inspiration”

18 Sep

written by Janet Harrold

An “Evening of Inspiration” is our most sought after and most creative event of the year. This year it will take place on October 27th, 28th and 29th

An evening that is full of demonstrations and entertainment by our talented staff. An evening that you will be talking about long after the night is over. An evening that is sure to knock your socks off! Each year is different, you never  know what to expect but the one thing you can always count on is that you will be WOWED. Come by yourself or come with a friend, most prefer to come as a group, either way it is guaranteed to be a night filled with laughter and inspiration.  Below are a few images of highlights from our past events.

Tajah’s “Book Club” centerpiece featured cranberries and glass cylinders covered in book pages and lit with battery operated candles…

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Red cabbage, kale, thistle, and an airplant are among the unusual components of Lisa’s fascinating arrangement.

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Richard’s “New Years Finale” was pure delight as he showed the crowd how to make an affordable all white tablescape, incorporating glassware from your cabinets at home and inexpensive and traditional flowers such as babies breath, carnations and tulips. He dressed up the vessels with a  band of bling and glitz and those expensive looking candles are actually styrofoam balls that he etched out and added tea lights for a wintery effect. Brilliant!


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Bob and John demonstrated  how to decorate a column with faux evergreens and pine cones. They also surprised and excited the crowd when they showed them how easy it was to transform their existing containers and window boxes from fall to winter.

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Sumptuous food from Gourmet Catering, intoxicating wine selections from Espri Du Vin  and devine demonstrations from our creative and talented staff is the perfect combination  for a truly inspirational evening!

R.S.V.P.  (617.825.8582 ) is necessary for this event.  See you there!


Alyssa and Meghan Red Lion Inn Cohassett, Ma. July 12, 2014

08 Sep

A beautiful day, two beautiful women and of course beautiful flowers made this day a complete dream.




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Alyssa’s Bridal Bouquet looked like choices from a soft summer sunset made up of pin cushion protea, godetia, hypericum berries, garden roses and dusty miller.  Meghan’s  sweet surprise to Alyssa was the perfect addition to her delicately wrapped stems. A photo of her grandfather who’s  memory she holds near and dear to her heart.



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Photos Once like a Spark

Flowers Cedar Grove Gardens

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Larz Anderson Auto Museum Joanne & Brian

22 Aug

I really love when I come a cross wedding photos of our flowers via another blog, this time we were featured on “once like a spark” they did a great job at capturing the ceremony and reception that took place on the  beautiful grounds of Larz Anderson park and the unique auto museum.  love the rustic look of our flower bouquets against the girls lace dresses…so elegant.  We are happy that we could play a small part in their very special day.


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In the Garden

18 Aug
Beautiful images from our  garden center as it is today. These photos were taken by photographer James Sultan who is a customer and a neighbor. His 3 boys all had  jobs here growing up. We are lucky and grateful to have these images. Be sure to click on the image to see it’s true beauty.
Gaillardia /ɡˈlɑrdiə/,[2] the blanket flowers,[3] is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family, Asteraceae, native to North and South America. It was named after an M. Gaillard de Charentonneau,[4][5] an 18th-century French magistrate who was a patron of botany. The common name may refer to the resemblance of the inflorescence to the brightly patterned blankets made by Native Americans, or to the ability of wild taxa to blanket the ground with colonies.[6] Many cultivars have been bred for ornamental use.

Taj goes to Oklahoma City

13 Aug

Since it’s inception,  Cedar Grove Gardens  has always taken a great  amount of pride in the quality of work that we put out and the gold standard that we strive to meet in all facets of our business. Whether it is something as simple as a wrapped bouquet or the care and handling of sympathy work,  we want to make sure that we exceed your expectations. A large part of our business is wedding and event work. We aspire to stay current with modern trends so that your dreams are delivered without sacrificing quality. That is why our Design Manager, Tajah Downey,   attended “The Art of the Party”  workshop in Oklahoma City. It was a 4 day hands on workshop that focuses primarily  on party and event work.  Taj, along with 25 other florists from all over the nation,  worked  alongside with Tom Simmons one of California’s leading floral design professionals and  a member of Teleflora’s prestigious team of Education Specialists.

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Monica and Mike Chinese American Wedding at The Royal Sonesta in Cambridge

06 Aug

Though it’s fun to create flowers for every wedding,  it’s always so nice when we get the chance to work with Brides and Grooms that may be from a different culture. When I came across these wedding photos from a Chinese American wedding that we did awhile ago, I thought it would be a fun wedding to share with you.  I just love the many pops of red color throughout that signify love, joy and prosperity in the Chinese wedding tradition .

The Ceremony took place over at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge….love the view!