Photos from “The Wedding”

The Amherst Garden Club’s February meeting featured Jody Gage of Fortin Gage Flowers & Gifts with a highly entertaining demonstration focused on bridal bouquets from past to present.

After Jody’s demonstration, the finished bouquets were awarded to a few lucky attendees, and then a faux wedding reception began complete with tea sandwiches, cookies, silver service coffee, and even wedding cake! Live wedding music made it complete.

Members and guests came dressed for the occasion and enjoyed sharing memories, photos, and outfits from weddings gone by.

Thank you, Doffie Farrar, for being the inspiration and main planner for this unforgettable morning and afternoon. And thank you to everyone else who had a hand in making the event what it was. There are too many to list, but you know who you are.

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A Love Poem to the AGC

written by Doffie Farrar

Nine tables were set
Where our ladies all met
Each dressed to the nines
In wedding attire refined

Vintage veils and some hats
Satin dresses and flats
Bouquets with white roses
Hydrangeas and posies

The coffee and tea
Served from silver shiny
Gave the morning some jazz
Elegance and pizzazz

Sandies, chips and pink punch
Made for a fabulous lunch
Clever cookies imbibed
Grew our waist lines so wide

Two cakes on display
Sliced with skill all the way
Care and love filled the day
As friends cheered, “hip hip Hooray!”


Bridal Bouquets: From Past to Present — Thu., Feb 6

Jody Gage

Jody Gage of Fortin Gage

“Love is in the air” this February as the Amherst Garden Club welcomes Jody Gage of Fortin Gage Flowers & Gifts for a floral demonstration featuring Bridal Bouquets: From Past to Present.” Join us on Thursday, February 6 at 10:30 AM @ the Messiah Lutheran Church for this special program and you will be a guest at a faux wedding! Free and open to the public with refreshments.

A Begonia for Any Season — Thu., Jan 9

The Amherst Garden Club invites you to join us on Thursday, January 9 at 10:30 AM @ the Messiah Lutheran Church for a presentation by Betsy Szymczak entitled A Begonia for Any Season. Betsy is an American Begonia Society certified judge, and she will tell us how we can grow these beautiful plants both inside and out, season by season. Free and open to the public. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Photos of Centerpiece and Tablescape

At our daytime meeting on Thursday, Barbara Williams snapped these shots of Marie Nickerson’s whimsical bunny centerpiece and the demonstration tablescape for the Creative Tablescape Competition that will be held at our June luncheon, as announced by Marti Warren.

Creative Tablescape Competition — from the April Grapevine:

“A special feature of this year’s luncheon will be a Creative Tablescape Competition, similar to what is on display at the Boston Flower Show. Participants will be invited to create a tablescape – “Tea for Two.” There will be specific directions for set up and each will select their own theme for the tea. Everyone attending the luncheon will have the chance to vote for a favorite, and there will be a special prize for the winner. Specific details will be explained at the April AGC Meeting and posted in the May Grapevine, but you can be sure that the requirements will include a teapot and floral display! We hope this will be fun for everyone and that we have a great display!”