Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy New Year 2010

Whew!…2010 already?  2009 felt like a very good year for us and I hope it was for you, too.  Best wishes to all of my newlywed couples!  Some traveled from afar for their big day and others married closer to home, but in either case Vermont will always be a special place for you.  I hope you have

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Community Supported Agriculture. Local, organic, yummy.

As 2009 comes to a close and I think of the things I am thankful for I have to include our CSA share.  We eat a lot of fresh veggies from our garden in the summer months, but once winter comes around I feel less inspired by the selection of produce at the market and the price

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DIY Favor-Chive blossom vinegar

When it comes to details I think that personalization is key.  When you’re planning DIY projects for your wedding I think simplicity is essential.  For our Vermont wedding in August of 2003 (which was highly DIY!) I made a sunlight infused chive blossom vinegar for our favors and I think it is a great, easy way to personalize something for

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Flowers by color-purples

10 beautiful wedding blooms in the purple palette are: Hydrangea, larkspur, delphinium, lisianthus, lilac, hyacinth, fresh lavender, anemone, veronica & campanula.  Consider mixing purple with green & white tones that are as bright or subdued as you like or make a bold statement with orange, yellow & red accents for a combination that represent mid-summer’s splendor.  Tip:  If your attendants are wearing a shade of purple have them carry bouquets in a contrasting color

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Merry Christmas

After Thanksgiving in New Jersey and a wonderful Hannukah celebration last week with family we are looking forward to celebrating Christmas in Vermont with more of our family!  I hope your holiday is merry and bright.    

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Flowers by color-reds

10 of my favorite flowers for a red color palette are: Asiatic lilies, roses, anemones, bee balm, zinnias, gerbera daisies, safari sunset, gladiolus, tulips, & amaryllis.  Mix these with shades of oranges, greens and yellows for an autumnal palette or take it in another direction with purple & pink tones.

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Alison’s favorite things (vol. 4)

Lunaroma has been the creator of some of my favorite things for many years now!  Described as “aromatic apothecary” they not only have the best smelling products, but they work really well and a little goes a long way.  I often give their products as gifts and tend to keep their Rose-Geranium perfume balm, Bergamot-Lime body butter and a bottle of Rose Water on

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Molly & Ryan

On Molly & Ryan’s wedding day in June there was nothing but rain in the forecast, however the clouds happily parted in time for a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Boyden Valley Winery in Cambridge.  I really love the relaxed, yet coordinated style of this couple.  Dish & Fluid Bar Service catered the food & drink.  Photographs were provided by Shem Roose. Congratulations

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Grooms Do

As the groom it can sometimes be hard to figure out how to fit in to the whole planning gig.  Some grooms are more interested than others of course, so I don’t want to generalize, but it is commonly assumed that the bride will be taking the lead in planning.  I think finding ways to express

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6 Tips For A Happy Wedding Party

Unlike the days when puffy sleeves and pastels were all the rage, it is totally fashionable to have a fabulous wedding party! Six Tips for a Happy Wedding Party Consider having your bridemaids wear different colors or styles of dresses (just in case everyone doesn’t feel she can pull off the color and strapless cut you may have in mind).  Mismatching

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