Category: Musings

My Amazing Week in NYC: Chapel Designers NYC 2016 Conference

I’m so excited to share today’s post with you. I recently returned from what was easily the most inspiring week of my life. In fact, it was so good that it’s hard to put into words. The creativity, generosity, friendship, camaraderie, mutual admiration, jaw dropping awe and sheer beauty I took part in was once-in-a-lifetime

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You’re engaged! It’s exciting. (And a lot of work.)

You’re getting married! Congratulations. Now, it’s time to get to work! Newly engaged couples experience a unique combination of pressure + excitement + overwhelm when the logistics of planning a once-in-a-lifetime event start to sink in. Couples are confronted with “suggestions” from friends and loved ones on a daily basis. The same people who wish you

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Floral Artistry

A Florist In The Making

One of the perks of being a florist is leftovers! The cream of the crop are always used for a wedding, of course, but from time to time the leftover blooms can be quite lovely. I posted some photos from my first wedding of 2016 and when my not-quite-4-year old son saw some leftovers he asked

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On Independence

We raised our glasses & grilled a small feast over the weekend to celebrate our nation’s independence. The pursuit of happiness, life and liberty. I witness independence as I watch my son grow, as our parents retire, as I see a volunteer sunflower in my field, and as I talk with couples who will leave independence

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Planting a garden

When planting a garden it’s easy to get to the point where you won’t be able to walk through the rows once the plants are mature. If you find yourself in this situation I suggest you plant a few more plants…just squeeze ’em right in there…and then stop. Happy planting! Check out the most recent

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When Spring Comes To Vermont

When Vermonters are ready for spring we are believers. We believe in warmer weather. We have to believe because a 65 degree day in March or April can easily be followed by a foot of snow…just to keep us humble. When spring finally comes to Vermont, you know it. How? Easy. People wear shorts &

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photo by Ashley Largesse

My Week With Weeks: Françoise Weeks in VT

I do flowers. I don’t know what you do for work (or pleasure), but I do flowers (for both work & pleasure). I’ve enjoyed this work for so long it’s hard to remember a time before I had my hands dirty. Most professions have education & advanced training, but in the flower world these opportunities

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Feel Smarter & Stress Less: How to Fix Your Wedding Timeline

Trend alert! Couples are booking their vendors later…and later…and it’s going to be a problem. There’s a misconception found in the “timelines” that national mags and blogs recommend. 6 months before your wedding is not “ample time” to book a florist, photographer or caterer. There’s a lot to keep track of when planning a destination

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What Am I Doing Here? A Creation Story.

Last spring I started creating videos to educate & encourage floral designers. They are published on FlirtyFleurs.com, a blog about flowers and floral designers who make them into art. It’s been a lot of fun to create content and then hear from other business owners & designers. It’s nice to be a part of a

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Vermont Wedding Flowers, Vermont Wedding Florist

The Truth About Expensive Wedding Flowers

I’ve been in the flower game for 21 years. I can talk shop with any old-school florist and we speak the same language. We remember rose varieties that you never see anymore. We marvel at how much the art of floristry has developed. Sometimes we share our design techniques. One thing that’s remained the same is

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