Monthly Archives: November 2009

Alison’s Favorite Things (vol. 3)

One of the most talented Vermont artists we know is Jacob Albee and this week he will be hosting an open house in his new studio space at 41 Maple Street in Burlington on Friday, December 4th, from 5-9pm.  I am the proud owner of a couple of Jake’s pieces (thanks to my awesome husband on our 5 year anniversary) and

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wedding in stowe, VT

Holiday tabletop tips

I have always been in charge of setting our holiday table.  As a child I was taught how to properly place the dishes, silverware, glassware and such.  It is something that I take pride in now as I spend a lot of my time focusing on beautiful tabletop designs.  There are some do’s and dont’s for holiday

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Alison’s Favorite Things (vol. 2)

I am known as a bit of a sweet tooth and consider myself a connoisseur of cookies (and chocolates and cakes, too!).  This week I am sharing one of my absolute favorite things, Vermont Cookie Love.  They make the most delicious chocolate chip and mocha chocolate chip cookies and the rest of their flavors are pretty amazing as well.  These

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Planning Tips for Couples

Planning a wedding can be a big job.  For some it is just a matter of pulling together vendors to acheive a look that you’ve been dreaming of for years, but for others it can be a daunting task with endless options and questions.  Oftentimes the bride is in the driver’s seat in regards to planning and

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vermont wedding flowers at Edson Hill Manor

5 Bouquet Tips

Here are 5 quick day-of tips for fresh bouquets: Leave bouquets in water (in the florist’s box) when you are not using them for photographs prior to the ceremony.  Most flowers will last reliably for about 2 hours out of water. An attendant should blot the stems with a towel before handing bouquet to the bride to avoid

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Alison’s Favorite Things

While “raindrops on roses” would probably fall into this category they are not exactly what you want to see on your wedding day!  We have so many unique & inspired small businesses and artisans in VT that I think it’s only fair to share some of them with you.  You’ll probably see some of these items suggested as fantastic

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Bridal bouquets, Floral Artistry, Wedding Flowers in Vermont

Choosing your Color Palette

Aside from your location and your wedding dress your color palette will be one of the biggest decisions that defines the style of your wedding.  Once you choose your colors other details about your décor will start to fall into place.  Many brides know their color palette prior to their consultation with a florist, however it is not unusual to discuss color options

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Floral-Artistry, Vermont-Flowers

DIY Wedding Tips

Do-It-Yourself is almost a necessity when it comes to wedding planning these days.  Whether you do lots of handmade details or just choose 1 project to tackle it certainly can add a personal charm to your big day. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you decide to DIY: Stick with projects

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What a Weekend

We had a fantastic time at Shelburn Farms on Saturday and had the opportunity to meet some really great couples (and moms, too)!  The Coach Barn was buzzing with brides and vendors who were taking it all in.  As usual Krista Washburn and her fabulous team put together an event to remember for this year’s Wedding Affair.  The Marie Antoinette

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The Wedding Affair, Nov. 7th

The Wedding Affair at Shelburne Farms is tomorrow, November 7th and the brides who are attending will be blown away by the creative and truly AMAZING details that Krista Washburn and the Vermont Vows crew have in store.  Dave and I will have a booth so stop by and say hi if you are at the Coach

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