Monthly Archives: January 2010

WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Floral Artistry by Alison Bucholz-Ellis has been selected to receive the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Flowers & Décor! The annual Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from

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Another amazing issue from Vermont Vows

When I saw Daria Bishop’s post on facebook about how beautiful the new issue of Vermont Vows magazine looks I could not wait to get my hands on one!  After pouring over the Spring/Summer 2010 issue it is clear that Krista Washburn has outdone herself once again!  From the beautiful bouquets to the tabletops designs to the

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Tulips

Tulips have long been a favorite of many cultures.  They were very popular during the Ottoman Empire, but they exploded during Tulipomania in Europe in the 17th century.  Holland went particularly crazy for tulips and they were considered extremely valuable.  So valuable in fact that people traded the value of their homes or businesses for a single

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Flowers by color–hot pink

10 fantastic raspberry/hot pink wedding blooms for Vermont weddings are: Garden roses, peonies, callas, phlox, echinacea, nerine lilies, waxflower, sweet william, dahlias, & zinnias.  Pair these pinks with chocolate browns, shades of orange and peach or yellow, purple & green.

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Gild the Lily

When it comes to hosting your wedding guests it feels great to gild the lily whenever possible.  Of course it’s easier to gild if you’ve got a gold leaf budget, but here are seven simple ways: 1. Greet your guests with cocktails upon arrival at the ceremony site (if it’s not religious, or at 10am that is!).  If it’s a mid-afternoon

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Wait! I’m in the middle of nowhere!

For some of your guests travelling to Vermont may seem like a far away place.  Introduce your guests to the state you love so much by telling them why you chose Vermont for your wedding weekend (if it is not already obvious!) and give them a list of fun things to do.  Aside from a local

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Caitlin & Alex part 2

Details, details, details.  Beautiful weddings are all about the details and Caitlin & Alex had some pretty sweet ones at The Round Barn.  Clockwise from top left:  Each table was named after a different plant species (so up my alley!) and the menu was printed on the back, Curly willow in a birch basket was the centerpiece for the place card

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Vermont Wedding Flowers, Winter Wedding in Vermont

Caitlin & Alex

Caitlin and Alex were married on Sunday at The Round Barn in Waitsfield.  There was snow on the ground and a slight nip in the air, but not so chilly that the flowers were in danger of freezing!  I just love their style.  Nature-inspired designs with branches & pine cone details…SO Vermont!!  Their color palette was plum,

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Out-of-town Guests

Whether you are a destination couple or a hometown crew it is likely that you will have a portion of your guest list travelling to your Vermont wedding.  Planning from your guests’ perspective is the key to planning a great wedding weekend.  Consider these tips to be the ultimate host-and-hostess with the mostess: Host a welcome

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Love it/Hate it: receptions

Since I was on the topic of love & hate yesterday I thought I’d keep it up!  There are so many ways to make your reception special and really do it right.  Here are a few ideas… Love List Wine, champagne or signature cocktails served on passed trays immediately following the ceremony to help avoid a long line at

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