the crane estate presents, appleton farms

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photo by sarah bastille

appleton farms

our dear friends at the crane estate in ipswich, ma asked us to help with a new function venue and we just jumped at the chance!

the trustees of reservation cares for nearly 100 spaces all around massachusetts.  they are a truly special group of more than 100,000 people who love the land and help protect it's true beauty!
to read more on the trustees of reservation please click the link

for over 100 years the trustees have shared a love and message of sustainability that is offered to all of us through their nearly 25,000 acres they tend to all over our fine state.

the crane estate is one of their many beautiful estate's we have been so lucky to spend so much time at.  les fleurs has been a preferred wedding vendor on their list for many years now and we look forward to every chance to design wedding flowers for our client at the crane estate.  when the lovely ladies at crane's asked for some florals for a NEW venue we were right on board!

photo by sarah bastille

the beautiful drive up to the carriage barn is lined with trees, so new england!

photo by sarah bastille


a few miles down the road from the crane estate is appleton farms,  "the oldest continuously operating farm in the country, Appleton was established and cared for by nine generations of the Appleton family, and was donated to The Trustees by Colonel Francis R. Appleton, Jr., and his wife Joan."
please visit appleton farms website by clicking this link

we wanted to share the beauty of the carriage barn and grounds as a PREFECT wedding venue for an intimate group!

photo by sarah bastille

photo by sarah bastille

as you enter the carriage barn you are met by the original cobblestone floor surrounded by rich woods and chic barn features.  (with out all the hay & dirt, hehe)  it's the barn's stables that truly make the space for me!!  keep looking below to see what i mean :o)

photo by sarah bastille
flowers by kerianne steele, les fleurs


flowers by kerianne steele, les fleurs
organic fall mix of blooms complemented the barns rustic style
the moss filled mason jars added ambient lighting in addition to votives on the tables
succulents were added to the table scape


the horse stables towards the carriage houses rear is a splendid location for the bar or cocktail tables.  i love the old wood and hardware on the stable doors!  the light that shines through the windows in the stable is magical


photo by sarah bastille

photo by sarah bastille



for information and available dates for the carriage barn at 
appleton farms please see their website
you may also contact the private event department, 978.356.4351 x. 8814


the barns simplicity allows for room layouts specific to each client's taste.  below the amazing sarah bastille has take a photo of an additional cocktail space layout, accommodating high and low tables with the bar in the far left corner (bar set-up not seen in this photo below)

photo by sarah bastille
flowers by kerianne steele, les fleurs



photo by sarah bastille
flowers by kerianne steele, les fleurs

here are a few additional photo's of the barn.  i love the space and look forward to creating floral's for clients at appleton farms.  we wish the trustees so much luck with their new space and we recommend the venue highly!  good luck!! 


photo by sarah bastille
flowers by kerianne steele, les fleurs



photo by sarah bastille
flowers by kerianne steele, les fleurs
to contact sarah bastille photography visit her website, click here


we can't wait to see you at appleton farms!

xo, kerianne & the fleurette's







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