Category: grooms

Suits & Bouts: One for the guys

As a designer in the wedding industry I live in a world where the words “swoon” and “bride” are used every day. I usually avoid swooning, but I cannot escape the reality that my words are very much directed to the bride. This comes to light when talking to an engaged couple with a groom

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Vintage Milk Glass Wedding At Grand Isle Lake House

This year I’ve got 2 super cool milk glass fanatic couples and Nicole and Jay’s wedding at Grand Isle Lake House is the first I get to show off to you. I absolutely adore their vintage inspired feeling and the gardeny style of the bride’s bouquet.  You’ll find roses, ranunculus, rosemary, freesia, bunny grass, lavender

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Great Gift For Grooms

Grooms sometimes require input and assistance on proper wedding attire that both represents their personal style and stays in step with the overall feeling of the wedding.  A tux can be too formal and khakis can be too casual, so finding the right balance to let you feel like yourself is essential.  Adding a personal

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How To Wear A Boutonniere

I was looking through photos on a wedding blog the other day and noticed that the groom’s boutonniere was pinned to the wrong side of his suit! So….here’s a quickie for ya on how to wear a boutonniere… Most importantly the boutonniere gets pinned to the left side of the lapel of a man’s suit.

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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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What Marriage Means to Me

In a week where I’ve read the words fairytale wedding and princess more times than I can possibly count I started thinking about what being married really means. The other night I was dishing leftovers into a tupperware while my husband watched a basketball game and as I glanced over and noticed his eyelids were closed with the remote firmly in hand I

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A Note On Wedding Inspiration

Wedding magazines often refer to “brides who have been dreaming of their wedding day since they were a little girl”, but what about the brides (and grooms!) who have not spent 20+ years planning their wedding?  How are they going to pull together a wedding in 12 months or less when everyone else has had so much more time to

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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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Wedding Planning Tips for Brides & Grooms

It is “Wedding Wednesday” on the web so it’s a good time to revisit a few helpful planning tips from my blog for brides and grooms with upcoming Vermont weddings. I suggest you order boutonnieres and corsages for these VIPs. Here are 7 tips to keep in mind when meeting with floral designers. …And an opinion or two on

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Boutonnieres and Corsages–Who get’s them?

Most wedding flower decisions are pretty straight forward–a bouquet for the bride and her attendants, flowers for the ceremony, centerpieces on the tables, but personal flowers such as boutonnieres and corsages tend to be more of a personal choice. Every now and again I’ll come across a couple who opts to skip boutonnieres for the groom

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