Monday, July 28, 2014

Wedding Bells Ring Out In This Garden

Summers are for family reunions, holidays, and great events.  Last month, Tony and I traveled to Massachusetts to attend our niece Tina and Chris's wedding. What a beautiful sunny day, and a grand celebration for my husband's family as a generational wedding location.  But it was visiting the botanical 20 acre private estate for the first time such a delightful experience for this gardener. 

Independence Harbor was in all its glory with flowering annuals, bulbs, and perennials.  The venue provides a  vernal lawn for wedding guests who wait for the blushing bride's entrance through a blooming bridal path to the picturesque gazebo.  The patio reception area overlooks a multi-colored perennial garden with a view of grassy shorelines that curve to the peaceful Assonet River.  Shaded hammocks of trees etched in circles of hostas, daylilies, astilbes, and pansies lure wedding guests on a lovely stroll through more gardens. I was in heaven on earth.  I loved seeing the succinctly manicured landscape beds, the tall patriotic flag, and the serendiptity of horse wagons, bird houses, sun dials, and flowering pots, mixed into the perennials.

If you're in eastern Massachusetts and are looking for a wedding venue, Independence Harbor has received the coveted prestigious The Knot's Best of the Best Award.  The natural setting is available all year round and is just as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer.  What better gift to a bride and groom than the perfect wedding location? 


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