Monthly Archives: June 2010

Becca & Blain’s Wedding in Stowe, Vermont

Becca & Blain are a VT couple whose style I love!  They love wine & they love their dogs and both were represented beautifully in their June wedding at Stowehof.  Their easy-going, leave-it-to-the-professionals approach made my job so much fun…And a color palette of coppery oranges and lemon yellows with pops of peach is just what the drizzly day called for.  Their adorable

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Alison’s Garden–Peonies part deux

As June is coming to a close and the last of my peonies have bloomed it’s time to bid a fond farewell to these beauties that have graced my gardens these past few weeks.  I will miss them!  In my first peony post one month ago (right here) I declared my perennial love of the peony, but

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Alison’s Garden–Butterfly flutters by

I spent some time on my front porch watching this yellow swallowtail butterfly drink lots o’ pollen the other morning.  It was so big and beautiful and it hung around for quite a while before moving on to the next garden.  It was difficult to capture the butterfly while it wasn’t fluttering, but here are a few of

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Wonderland Inspired Party Details

One of the most frequent compliments I’ve received about my work lately from friends, brides and colleagues have been on my work with paper flowers when I helped the lovely & talented Daria Bishop with an Alice In Wonderland inspired “Mad Hatter Tea Party” for her daughter’s 12th birthday party in May.  Of all things, paper flowers!!  As you can see from

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Beautiful Day at Burlington Farmer’s Market

After we took a flower delivery to a beautiful private home at Shelburne Farms on Saturday, where Kate Hays of Dish Catering was no doubt about to cook up a storm!, Dave & I headed over to the Burlington Farmers’ Market to find ourselves a bite to eat.  It was a perfect day for the market and City Hall Park was booming.  It was fun to

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Alison’s favorite things (vol. 16)

When I was in college a friend said to me, “You say faaavorite a lot.”  After he said it I had to agree!  “I guess I do”, I said.  “It’s cool”, he said, “I just don’t have that many favorites.” This particular habit is amplified when we are talking about flowers because I truly have a lot of favorites

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My sweet new lanterns

I am always on the hunt for fun and interesting wedding props & vessels.  I tend to keep one eye open wherever I go so I don’t miss something good.  My recent find–these wooden lanterns!–are so cute I can’t wait to use them!  I think they are a perfect Vermont wedding accessory.  I added some moss

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Alexa & Michael’s June Wedding

Alexa and Michael tied the knot on Saturday at her parents’ home in Burlington.  They have an amazing view of the waterfront so it was easy to see why they wanted to invite 75 of their closest friends to join them there!  Alexa’s floral style ranged from classic peony and rose bouquets to funky green

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Finishing Touches for your Tabletop

Savvy online shoppers know that Etsy has so many great finds!  I absolutely adore these place cards by Timeless Paper that one of my brides will be using for her wedding this July.  The table number card below would be a great addition to almost any tabletop!  There are several unique designs to choose from….leaves, pumpkins, peacocks, planes…whatever suits your fancy! 

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Kerith & Charles’ Wedding at The Old Lantern

Kerith and Charles were wed on Saturday at The Old Lantern in Charlotte, VT.  Kerith is one of those brides who took DIY to another level when she carved her guests’ names into river rocks to serve as place cards and even took a wood-burning class in order to make her own table numbers!  She

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