Monthly Archives: January 2011

Featured Wedding in Vermont Vows Magazine

The release of the newest issue of Vermont Vows magazine is a semi-annual event up here.  When the newest issue comes out we all go a little ga-ga over the color palettes, feature weddings and details.  As wedding professionals we get to see what our fellow vendors have been up to and it’s always fantastic

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How to order flowers for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is 2 weeks away and it’s the perfect time to order flowers.  If you’ve never ordered flowers before or are not sure what it is exactly that you “should” order I’ve got a few tips for ordering Valentine’s Day flowers. Before you call:  Make sure you have the name, delivery address (we’re talking

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Alison’s favorite things (vol. 24)

I love lavender.  Love it.  I love to pick it fresh from my garden; I love a lavender soap; I love the lavender-black pepper crusted ahi tuna on the menu at Sonoma Station in Richmond, VT; and I seriously love the Lavender & Vanilla Bean Sugar from Savory Spice Shop. I add it to baked goods,

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State of the Wedding Address

The President spoke last night on the State of the Union, but what’s the state of your union?  Do you feel organized and on-top of your to-do list?  Have you booked your vendors?  Selected your color palette?  Found an officiant?  Finalized your menu?  Decided on table linens?      Whatever the state of your planning may be–don’t fret.  Set some goals for the

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Your relationship with your wedding vendors

The relationships you build with your vendors can be incredibly important.  These are the people who will help guide you through your pre-wedding stress and woes; help you avoid simple mistakes; mediate family “issues” (aka opinions!); help you stay on budget; refer other wedding professionals; be your advocate and hold your hand (via e-mail or phone,

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What’s your personal wedding bouquet style?

Each couple has their own style and each bride has her own bouquet style based on the types of flowers she’s drawn to, the overall style of the wedding, the look of her dress and her “vision” of a perfect bridal bouquet. You may have no idea what your vision is, and to this all I

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Everything I need to know I learned from my CSA Share

Most Vermonters have heard about how the newly renovated barn at Pete’s Greens burned to the ground last Wednesday.  I started drafting a post about how much I value my CSA share a few weeks ago (my third post boasting about our share), but after hearing about the fire it made my appreciation for these local foods even greater. We

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Flowers by color–Purple and Lavender

My brides selected purple and lavender flowers in winter, spring, summer and fall last year so after a year of being the cool kids today I’m giving them a little shout out. 10 of my favorite purple and lavender wedding flowers include:  Sweet peas, tulips, hydrangea, lisianthus, thistle, freesia, fresh lavender, anemones, scabiosa and roses.  I’d like to make a special note about

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Floral thoughts for Flirty Fleurs

In my humble opinion…OK, so I have never actually referred to my own point of view as “humble”, but I did write an article on how Supermarkets killed the local flower shop for FlirtyFleurs.com for their In My Humble Opinion series.  {click here for link} I Love to share the blog love!…and give props to your local

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Cocktail recipe: Root beer float with spirits

We don’t make a lot of mixed drinks in our house–perhaps an occasional organic lemonade with blueberries, fresh mint and vodka in the summertime–but when I was introduced to ROOT by Art in the Age by my sister, a food blogger in Boulder, CO whose birthday it is today by the way (Happy birthday, Megan!) and whose post

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