Category: DIY

How To Pick Perfect Sunflowers

Sunflowers are one of the most summery flowers. You know it’s August when you drive past a huge sunflower field in Vermont or cruise through a farmers’ market to find hundreds of happy yellow flowers in beautiful 5 stem bunches. There are some tricks to picking the very best sunflowers so here’s the scoop: The

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Ode to Chives

Summer in the garden is my happy place. Carrots, beets, peas, brussels sprouts, arugula, spinach, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes and onions are all working their way to maturity. It’s a short growing season up here so it’ll be several weeks before some of these tender plants really produce their fruits & veggies. If I had to

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Wedding at Grand Isle Lake House, VT

Your Totally Unoriginal Copy Cat Wedding

Your wedding will never be original.  It’s all been done before.  You’ve got to reinvent the wheel if you want to stand out.  Sounds like a lot of pressure, doesn’t it? I often hear clients say, “I love hydrangea, but my best friend had them at her wedding so I don’t want to use them.”

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Wedding Trends vs. Traditions (And Trends That Are Traditions, Oh, and Vice Versa!)

In the wonderful world of weddings we see trends and traditions that ebb and flow as they cycle in and out of style over the years. Some traditions are timeless like lush white bouquets and champagne toasts and others come and go such as large head tables (which are totally IN right now!), floral crowns

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Vermont Wedding Flowers-Orchard Cove Photography

3 Ways Money Can Buy Love

Every Beatles fan and their mother (’cause let’s face it our moms were Beatles fans waaay before we were!) knows that money can’t buy you love, however it can definitely help you celebrate your love and leave your loved-ones head-over-heels for you, their thoughtful host. The key to a fantastic wedding is to treat your

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A Surefire Way To Ruin Your Wedding

Micromanaging is the biggest saboteur of wedding day bliss. When a couple is “in charge” of too many details (or people to check up on) the joy starts to get sucked out of the whole experience. If there is one piece of advice I can offer it’s this: You have to enjoy your wedding day! Sound

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Wedding Planning Tips: Your Vermont Wedding

Whether you’re planning a destination wedding in Vermont or you’re a local couple getting hitched close to home there are many details to address and I think a few short-cuts through the process wouldn’t hurt anybody!   Today I’ve put together a collection of some of my personal planning tips to help you cross your

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How To Keep Your Flower Budget In Check

Everyone knows that the costs of planning your wedding add up quickly.  If flowers are a priority for your wedding, but you still want to keep things “in check” here are a few tips to help keep you on track: 1.  The biggest portion of your flower budget is usually dedicated to centerpieces.  If you

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DIY Christmas + Burlap

Lots of people get super crafty around Christmas time, but not everyone has time to pull out all the stops.  If you have tons of time and space it’s easy to deck the halls, but if you have limited space or multiple holidays to celebrate (like me!) here are a few tips to get you

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Plan Your Wedding On Pinterest

Pinterest is an amazing tool for putting together inspiration boards for your wedding decor.  If you’re planning a wedding and aren’t on Pinterest yet you should request an invite today. See a bouquet you like on a wedding website?….just “pin it”, create a “bouquet board” and voila, you now have an organized inspiration board.  Not

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