Bittersweet Gardens is a farm-to-vase wedding florist in Boston, Massachusetts, owned by floral designer Julie Raymond. Specializing in artful blooming displays, this florist has received nationwide recognition from several publications for its sweet and romantic designs. Julie is most inspired by the rich and dramatic colors that signify the changing seasons. From bright and fresh florals in Spring to the moody rust tones of Fall, each design exudes a fresh-from-the-garden aesthetic.
Bittersweet Gardens offers comprehensive floral packages for weddings and special occasions. Couples can commission bespoke bouquets, boutonnieres, and handcrafted flower crowns for their big day, all created in their chosen color schemes. Decor items are also available such as centerpieces, vases, and flower petals. Additional services include venue visits, delivery, setup, and cleanup.
15 Reviews for Bittersweet Gardens
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Amy B. · Married on 02/10/2021
Julie did our flowers for our wedding on Cape Cod last month and I was so happy with every piece and every detail. When I was introduced to Julie and saw her beautiful studio I was immediately impressed! She listened to every detailed request I had for types of flowers, centerpieces, colors and she worked with me to make it all a beautiful reality. I appreciated that she took the time to really help me see what my options were and talk through the kinds of flowers that would be available, what would work, etc. I am a big Grateful Dead fan, and she even helped me find scarlet begonias for my bouquet! So special and everything turned out just as we had planned together. Highly recommend Julie at Bittersweet Gardens!Sent on 11/06/2019
Ali P. · Married on 09/09/2020
Loved My Flowers & Working with Julie
I was blown away by the flowers for our wedding. I had no vision when I first spoke to Julie. She took my very non-descript color palette and loose idea of what I had wanted and created the most wonderful vision board. Our in person meeting in her studio was incredibly helpful to narrow down how we wanted each piece to look. The bouquets were stunning and the clusters of flowers at each table were understated in size but very vibrant in color which is what we wanted. The burgundy and wine color of the dahlia's played so nicely off of our very classic all white accessories. Others have mentioned an "organic feel" and I 100% agree - the flowers did not look like the cookie-cutter bouquets you typically see, but you can tell each flower was carefully chosen to create a unique look. Julie was great about working with our budget and the flower delivery on the day-of went off without a hitch. Even almost a month later, I am still dreaming of those flowers and how they completed the design details of the day. Thank you Julie & team for everything, it was wonderful working with you!Sent on 10/19/2019
Lindsey R. · Married on 07/19/2020
Julie was recommended by my wedding planner and I couldn't have been happier! We planned florals for a 150 person wedding, which quickly turned to 25 people amidst the pandemic. Julie was incredibly gracious and pivoted seamlessly, designing small but impactful pieces like two floral columns that were used for the ceremony and then repurposed for our sweetheart table. I am obsessed with my bouquet- it was exactly what I wanted, and Julie elevated my original idea to make it truly special. I am so glad we're working together again next year!Sent on 08/04/2020
Bittersweet Gardens's reply:Thank you so much Lindsey! You are too kind! I am so happy that you and Jody are officially hitched and excited to celebrate next year! Woot! Woot!