About Flowers on the Vineyard
Flowers on the Vineyard has over 30 years of experience growing and arranging flowers that flatter, charm, and inspire on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Louise Sweet, both owner and designer, knows the power and poetry of fresh flowers. She and her team strive to create a special ambiance for any occasion, in any season, making sure each and every event is uniquely styled and reflects each client's taste, aesthetic and circumstance - from barefoot on the beach, to farm & field casual, to gown & tux over the top elegance.
The Flower Barn
Our flowers come from Louise's own gardens or from local growers on the Vineyard and at the weekly Farmer's Markets, or are shipped in from larger farms and growers elsewhere. We prefer to work in season and in harmony with the Vineyard's natural beauty and find it endlessly inspirational! Our favorite blooms include island wild flowers, heirloom roses, hydrangeas, garden roses, peonies, dahlias, lilies, larkspurs, freesias, phlox, trellis roses, tulips, delphiniums, lisianthus, cosmos, herbs, grasses, clematis, seasonal berries, budding branches and just about anything else that can be gathered to add just the right texture and color to your own personal flower list, color pallet & style menu.
Please check out our Flower Menu below to browse some of our collection.
No one understands the mysterious allure of flowers better than Louise. She oversees every aspect of Flowers On The Vineyard from the styling studio in her home and the flower barn just a few steps away. Her beautiful property is situated in Lower Makonikey and is fully surrounded by gardens that she lovingly designs and tends. She meets with you and then conjures up and creates your vision with an attention to detail that moves beyond floral design and into crafting a look for each Vineyard setting or place. Louise is not, as she likes to put it, just a florist. She is a facilitator of style and ambiance in any given space. She lets your event reflect who you are and what you love most about this amazing & beautiful island.
Please check out our Photo Galleries below for a variety of examples.
The Styling Packet
Ask us about our styling package. We guide you through the myriad of choices involved in making your event flow seamlessly and be all you ever imagined. We are experts in design, making each and every event be a reflection of your individuality and taste. We coordinate your rental choices to make sure consecutive events relate to each other while also offering something fresh and new. We also love to suggest ways to repurpose some or all of your flowers for each event's cohesiveness. Some of the decisions include color palette & flowers, vases & containers, tables, tents, lighting, linens, glassware, china, and silverware. Once we have a layout of all the elements, Louise creates mock-ups for you to revise, ensuring that the end result will be flawless, fabulous & fun!
Brides and Bridesmaids
The Bride and bridal party flowers can include a range of bouquets, hair flowers, bracelets, and more.
Significant others include the groom, best man, groomsmen, ushers, Fathers & Mothers, and Grandfathers & Grandmothers. See examples of boutonnieres, pin-on corsages, and non-corsages below.
Flower Children are always a welcome addition! Boys usually carry a pillow to present the rings, and girls usually carry a small posy tied with streamers or a pretty flower basket (hers to keep!) with a ribboned handle filled with rose petals to scatter or toss. Add a crown of fresh greens & flowers and they might just steal the show!
For the Altar or other focal point, one or two pieces are created in our collected vessels or one-of-a-kind stands. The aisle or chair flowers are finished with fresh flowers tied with tulle, satin, burlap or other fabric. Ceremony Garden Arches as well as Chuppahs can be adorned with fresh greens & flowers or fabric. See some examples below
Tabletop treatments are created for the reception and can range from country stoneware to mercury glass to vintage silver, to contemporary glass, to tall elegant trumpet vases. Create your own individual look by choosing from among our many unique containers or vases. We fill each piece with fresh and luscious blossoms and the use of anything from our amazing collection is complementary!
We love creating atmosphere in tents! Whether it's chandeliers with fresh flowers & greens or other treatments accenting the outer frame, the tent is a great foundation for an installation to unite your overall vision. See below for examples of tent poles bedecked with floral treatments, lighting and more elaborate decoration at the entrance or the center poles. We help you decide what to do and how to do it!
Throughout the celebration flowers play a big part, both in real time and time remembered! Flowers at the ceremony & on the cocktail & reception tables, flowers placed on the cake; maybe draped across the Bride and Groom's chair backs; or an antique flower cart filled with an overflowing abundance of floral color; even flower accents for the cars. See some examples below.
Whites & Ivories
Pale & Deep Blues
Purples & Lavenders
Pale & Hot Pinks
Corals & Reds
Pale Butter & Deep Yellows
Light & Dark Greens & Greys