Category: Inspiration Boards

flowers by Alison Ellis of Floral Artistry

September Wedding at Mansfield Barn

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

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Best of the best: How I make your wedding vision a reality

If you’re planning a wedding in 2015 there is a good chance you have a Pinterest board to keep track of all of your ideas and strokes of inspiration. If you have a Pinterest board you may fall into one of two categories: either you have a collection of images that are all very similar

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vermont wedding flowers at Edson Hill Manor

How Wedding Flowers Tell Your Story

Part of what I love about working with my customers is helping them tell their story with flowers. Here are 10 ways to tell your wedding day story with flowers… #1. For a classic, romantic feeling you can trust in blooms such as garden roses, ranunculus and hydrangea.  A palette of white & green is

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Color Board Inspiration: Eggplant, White and Green

Whether you call it eggplant or aubergine, burgundy or purple, or you’re having a black and white wedding, this palette is both modern and elegant.  It transcends season to accompany a spring, summer, fall or winter affair.  It’s sophisticated, without feeling snobby.  If you love texture and you love deep purple or burgundy and you also

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Honeysuckle Pink Flowers for your Wedding

I made a guest-blog-appearance yesterday on Under The Moon, the official blog of Lasso’d Moon Designs, with a nod to Pantone’s Color of the Year, honeysuckle.  Honeysuckle is a medium-pink with undertones of red–some might choose to call it a reddish pink, but I’m on the true, medium-pink page with it myself. This is the inspiration board that appeared in yesterday’s

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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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Flowers by color–orange

Vermonters have been pretty spring-focused lately, but since I have been talking with a lot of my October brides lately it feels like a good time to share some orange inspiration photos.  Although this color board is clearly autumn inspired, orange is not just for fall!  Mix it with pinks, purples, yellows and greens in

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Flowers by color–yellows

If you’ve been paying attention you know that gray is the color this year.  It’s a great shade that has both a classic and a modern feeling for your wedding (think bridesmaids’ dresses, linens, or invitations) and if you are really paying attention you’ve seen gorgeous yellow tones  popping off of gray, white & black palettes for a

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Green, nature-inspired wedding flowers

Whether you are planning an environmentally friendly green wedding or are moved by nature-inspired designs there are many shades of green you can consider for your wedding. I tend to be drawn toward designs that feel natural and, even though my spellcheck doesn’t recognize it as a word, Vermonty. Consider doing at least one eco-friendly element for your wedding–if not

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Flowers by color–blues

Blue can be beautiful.  From sky blue to navy to what we often call “Tiffany”, blue can be a great starting point or accent to your wedding palette.  In terms of flowers when we say blue we are usually talking about purple because there are very few flowers that come in a true blue color.  Purple iris are often considered blue as

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