Jennifer Eaton is the owner and creative design force behind award-winning Copper Penny Flowers.
A long-time Concord resident and master gardener, Jennifer has decades of floral design experience. She began the business years ago in her Concord home, excited to drive into the Boston Flower Market at 4 AM to forage for the most beautiful and engaging flower and plant materials available that day, that season. Fifteen years later, that passion and personal touch is still part of every day. She continues to go above and beyond to understand the vision of every client, and find the right florals that will make that vision come true.
Jennifer’s high standards and artistry are shared by her creative team. The Copper Penny Flowers family of designers brings decades of unique experience and a passion for every new project.
Extraordinary designs for each and every event.
The hallmark of Copper Penny Flowers art is creating unique and engaging floral designs with natural seasonal materials. Exciting and dramatic flower and plant materials and natural containers materials like stone, wood and metal. We embrace designing with the seasons—lush peonies and flowering branches, irresistible hydrangea and romantic garden roses, bold dahlias and meadow grasses, stunning amaryllis and fragrant evergreen. Whatever the current season, that’s our favorite!
Copper Penny Flowers floral boutique is a local woman-owned and operated business in a community that supports passion and artistry. We proudly support nonprofit community, educational, and health organizations. We donate subscriptions, flower arrangements, and professional design for many area fundraising events. After events, we can be found taking floral arrangements to the hospital, senior centers, and community kitchens. We are proud to be a member of our vibrant community.
Preserving the environment that produces our gorgeous product is a passion at Copper Penny Flowers, and engrained in our operational practices. Our green waste is composted. We buy from local growers whenever possible, and recycle the cardboard boxes that protect our shipped flower and supplies deliveries. We are continually evolving our paper goods supplies to focus on green and recycled. And we offer regular incentives to our community to return and recycle vases.
*Deliveries of three pieces or more to one location will be charged a 15% delivery fee.
Minimum merchandise total for delivery is $45.
*We are happy to arrange for long-distance deliveries through our exclusive network of florists for a fee of $10.
Frequently Asked Questions
I saw a photo of something that I liked. Can you create it?
Absolutely! Floral designers are artists at heart, who love to get creative and think outside of the box. We love a challenge and are happy to hear your ideas!
Can I provide Copper Penny Flowers with the vases for my event?
On occasion and outside of peak event season, we have utilized vases provided by the customer. A sample vase must be provided to CPF in advance to ensure that the quote to fill the container has been accurately assessed. Vases must also be delivered to CPF four weeks in advance of the event and must be “design ready” which means washed, free from excessive packaging, and free of stickers or retail tags. Vases must be adequately packed for transport and we must be provided with at least two additional vases in case of breakage.
Can I take the flowers and containers home after the event? Or can I rent vases from Copper Penny Flowers?
Simple centerpiece containers (for example, clear glass cubes or cylinders) are typically included with arrangement costs. They are yours to take home or give to guests at the end of the event. What customers would save in costs by renting these items is minimal in comparison with the added responsibilities. You would need to make sure none of your guests leave with a table centerpiece and you would also need to collect and return each item within 48 hours of the event. Or you would need to pay CPF to return and collect the rental items after the event.
Typical rental items are more elaborate, like higher-end specialty glassware, lanterns, pedestals, oversized vases, LED lights, votives, candle holders or table numbers. You can be responsible for returning these items after the event or you can contract to have Copper Penny Flowers pick these items up at the event’s conclusion. Note: downtown Boston hotels often require that all items be removed from the property within an hour of the event’s conclusion.
Can I see a sample of my floral centerpiece?
We reserve centerpiece samples for event packages which total $1,500 or more. Most samples are done 3-6 weeks prior to an event because of the seasonality of most flowers. We want to assemble a centerpiece as in-season and accurately as possible. For brides who are planning their weddings at a distance, we will work around travel schedules to the area as much as much as possible for sample appointments.
Do you have a minimum package price?
Copper Penny Flowers is equipped to handle events of all sizes, from bouquets only to large and elaborate events in downtown Boston event spaces. We do consider minimums for delivering to events more than 40 miles from Concord due to the time commitment from our staff. For weddings more than 40 miles from Concord that include delivery and set up by CPF, the minimum package price is $3500.
For events within 40 miles of Concord we request a minimum package price of $1,500. Exceptions may be made if the venue is within 10 miles of Concord.
Note: For wedding packages of $1000 or less in May, June, August, and September, we do offer in-studio pick on the morning of your wedding.
How do I prepare for the consultation?
We recommend that you bring any photographs, ideas, color swatches, invitations, or any other inspiration to the consultation. Bring any item that helps you convey what you’d like to achieve with florals at your wedding. You are also more than welcome to bring your partner, trusted or artsy friends, or mothers. We do, however, often find brides or grooms can be overwhelmed by too many opinions! So bringing one extra person is typically best.
I have never purchased event flowers; what should I expect to spend on my wedding or event flowers?
A good estimate is 6-15% of the total wedding or event budget budgeted for florals. Brides and grooms should expect to spend a similar amounts for florals as they do for photography. Some brides place a huge priority on flowers and will be at the higher end of that scale, while others know that they need flowers but that this is not a top priority.
Weddings with large numbers of invited guests, large wedding parties, or specific requests for florals should expect to pay more. Arbors, chuppahs, large specialty planters, flower walls, and other specialty items will raise your costs to a new level. A simple arbor with florals will cost you $500 or more. To keep costs lower, avoid trending wedding colors. The cost of flowers in the “blush” tones of pale pink and peach currently popular with brides push the demand and the cost sky high. Also expect to pay a premium if your wedding falls on or around a major floral holiday or if you are getting married during wedding “high season” which is generally May through September.
I would love pricing for my wedding flowers; can you give me an estimate on line?
Yes, and no. Asking a florist to price out your flowers on line is like asking a chef to accurately quote you the cost for meals for your wedding without ever discussing what will be served. There is a wide variety of flowers and design styles, and vase options come in many different price points. You should meet or have an in-depth telephone consultation with a florist to discuss your vision, ideas, and budget for your day. Don’t be afraid to share your budget with your potential florist but also remember you need to be realistic and listen when they tell you what you can reasonably expect.
Today’s access to information on line is a blessing and a curse. Websites, bridal magazines, and blogs rarely accurately include pricing for arrangements and bouquets featured in their stories. Don’t expect arrangements done in northern California are going to look or cost the same out-of-season in New England. Floral work is extremely labor intensive and florists work with a perishable product. You are paying not only for flowers, greens, and hard goods but for your florist’s expert opinion, industry relationships, skills, and time. You should look for a florist who understands your vision and your budget and offers solutions on how to achieve the look you want while sticking to your budget.
What additional services does Copper Penny Flowers provide?
CPF is a full-service flower shop. We are happy to provide advice and consultation on all decorative elements related to an event. We own and rent arbors, chuppas, table numbers, lanterns, pedestals, and decorative and specialty vases and containers for florals and votive candles. We offer design services for creating different tablescapes or incorporating themes for an event. If your needs are beyond the scope of what we offer, we offer referrals to trusted party planners.
What goes into determining the cost for wedding florals?
When pricing out wedding flowers, florists look at cut flower prices, greens, hard good materials, transportation, consultation time, and labor fees to arrange, set up, and deliver your wedding or event. Floral work is very labor intensive and flowers are a perishable item.
Due to the perishable nature of flowers, there is only so much work that can be done in advance. The bulk of the design work is done in the 48-72 hour leading up to the event. Florists can only take on so many weddings in a weekend and you will pay a premium for Saturdays in peak wedding months of May, June, August, and September.
Seasonality also impacts pricing; in New England peonies in May are a much different price than peonies being shipped in December. Additionally, even the style of a design can impact the price. For instance, we often receive requests for natural looking, just-cut-from-the-garden arrangements that are anything but effortless to arrange. These designs can take some hours to achieve, both in ordering product and in creating them, making them more expensive to do than simple traditional arrangements in standard vases.