“The flowers will continue to live on brilliantly in people’s hearts long after the real flowers have faded.”
I heard these words spoken in an interview with Makoto Azuma and they really struck a chord. His words ring true for me as a wedding florist where the plans we make (sometimes for a year!) and the designs I create for days (and days!) are the culmination of a vision that’s intended for “just one day”.
Anyone who loves flowers (or loves weddings!) knows that “just one day” does not adequately describe the meaning and purpose of wedding flowers. Every single detail of a wedding is intended for “just one day”, however, the flowers do live on in the hearts of my clients, in the hearts of their families, in the hearts of their guests….and, of course, in pictures!
Flowers create the ambiance for your wedding day. Oftentimes flowers add the most personal stamp to the wedding-day decor. Flowers tie together the color palette; the varieties of the blooms chosen speak to whether the style is “romantic and gardeny” or “casual and wildflowery” or “modern and minimalist”; the flowers you choose can represent abundance or refinement; flowers are your perfect accessory (to your dress, your venue, your table linens, you name it!).
Whether we’re talking about flowers, or signature cocktails, or favors, or local, seasonal food prepared lovingly by your caterer….this “just one day” will live on brilliantly in peoples hearts; the people who love you and choose to stand by you on your wedding day.
I never take a beautiful wedding day for granted. It was a truly lovely day for this wedding at The Round Barn in Waitsfield, VT. Featured here are some of the most beautiful anemones. I rarely rely on anemones to come in “just so perfectly”, but lucky for me, they came in 2 weeks in
Labor Day weekend brought us one beautiful sunny Saturday for a wedding at The Mansfield Barn. This blush pink, peach, burgundy palette with touches of blue just seems meant to be. I love it. Included here are dahlias, ranunculus, delphinium, snapdragons, stock, roses, spray roses, callas, scabiosa, eucalyptus and summer sweet. The maid of honor’s
It was a beautiful (and warm!) June day for Hannah and Kofi’s wedding at Mad River Barn. This was my first time working at Mad River Barn and it is absolutely awesome. The setting is beautiful, the owner and staff were so friendly, and the venue is a fabulous balance of outdoor/indoor which is so
June weddings were packed full o’ peonies this year. I’ve got something pretty (and pink!) to share with you from a recent wedding at The Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms. If you love a soft, romanic palette of blush pinks, whites, champagnes and peach, this one’s for you! We added a few touches of a
2017 marks my sixteenth season in business! I must say that 16 feels pretty sweet. Each year in business is an adventure. I never take for granted the trust that my clients bestow upon me; being a part of a couple’s wedding day is a tremendous honor. Every season brings new opportunities to bloom and
It’s early April in Vermont and after some snow overnight on Friday, it has been BEAUTIFUL weather the past 2 days. So beautiful, in fact, that I could almost mistake it for spring! I loved this spring day! I hung laundry on the clothesline, raked leaves, scoped out the scene in the perennial beds to
June is often one of my busiest months as a floral designer, but last June might have also been my prettiest June yet! I shared this beautiful wedding that also took place at The Coach Barn last June and today I’m following that up with another Shelburne Farms wedding. A palette of blush pink and white with
A valentine is defined as “an artistic work, message or token expressing affection for something or someone.” I know Valentine’s Day can be divisive (and a lot of pressure!)….so in the true spirit of Valentine’s Day I’m sharing a homemade valentine to one of my favorite flowers, ranunculus. In 1923 my grandfather collected and pressed
June weddings are classic and a wedding at The Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms is not only classic, but it’s quintessential Vermont. I am so head-over-heels for this wedding and these flowers (and this couple….and the bride’s mom!…and the wedding planner…and the photographer who got the shot above with the cows!…and the caterer). Some of my