Monthly Archives: May 2011

Wedding Anniversary Traditions

My 2010 couples have started to celebrate their first wedding anniversaries which got me thinking about a friend of mine who’s been married for over 30 years and has a pretty sweet anniversary tradition.  Each year she and her husband share a bottle of champagne, then they save the bottle and write a label describing

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Vermont Wedding at Stowehof

Kimmie and Corby were married last Saturday on a rainy (then sunny, then rainy, then sunny) day in Stowe.  When I first saw Kimmie walking up my porch last fall in her cowgirl boots and colorful skirt I thought to myself, “Oooh, I’m gonna like this girl.” At the end of our consultation as I

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Vermont Wedding Flowers by Season

Originally posted in December 2009 today’s tips have been freshened up a bit to help guide you through Vermont Wedding Flowers by Season. When it comes to wedding flowers I think working with the season is always a good idea.  It is often suggested that you select flowers that are “in season”, but what does that really

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5 Wedding Bouquet Handling Tips

Here are 5 simple tips for handling fresh wedding 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 before they start to wilt. An attendant should blot the stems with a towel before handing

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Pre-Wedding Day Pep Talk

For all my beautiful couples who are having some pre-wedding day stress here’s a pep talk for ya. &nbsp

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Alison’s Garden: Springtime in Vermont

As far as flowers go it’s still early spring in Vermont.  I’ve got a few daffodils holding their heads up high, but tulips are the main attraction lately.  I’ve never planted a single tulip bulb in the 7 years we’ve been in our house, but year after year they keep on blooming.  I consider myself

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Selling My Soul and Starting A Fire

I’m Selling My Soul this week and I am soooo looking forward to it.  Don’t worry, I haven’t gone off the deep end right before my busy wedding season kicks into high gear–I’m going to meet some sexy, sassy, business savvy-to-the-max women in NYC this week for Selling Your Soul.  Danielle LaPorte + Marie Forleo have me

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Floral Artistry Gets Around

I get around.  Depending on your generation you are either singing Beach Boys or Tupac right now, but seriously folks, Floral Artistry got around this week!  Here are a few places my work showed up on the web this week: Daria Bishop Photographers posted this gorgeous wedding on their blog that we did at Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake

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Wedding DIY: Milk bottles and Yarn

I dedicated an entire week on my blog to DIY wedding projects in March and today I’ve got an super cute, easy peasy project for you.  Check out these milk bottles wrapped with yarn created by on uber-awesome MOB (mother of the bride y’all!) for the rehearsal dinner.  Ya gotta love it. All you need is

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Most Watched Weddings

Just in case you forgot William and Kate tied the knot on Friday, April 29th and there are estimates that 2 billion people were watching at home.  This is far more than 750 million who viewed the wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981 which had previously been the most viewed wedding in the world. Do you know what

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