Category: Trends

Pantone’s Color of the Year

Each year Pantone selects a “color of the year” and in truth, I don’t find that it often has much of an impact on the floral choices I see in Vermont weddings, however, Pantone’s color of the year for 2018 is “Ultra Violet”, which I must say does not come as a surprise to me!

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Floral jewelry

I learned about floral couture when I attended my first Chapel Designer Workshop where Francoise Weeks was teaching. She was so patient and strategic about her work. It was truly inspiring. A few years ago when I decided to make a concerted effort to “perfect” my corsage and boutonniere work, I drew upon what I

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Vermont Wedding Flowers, Roses, Peonies, clematis, wedding at The Round Barn

Long after the real flowers have faded

“The flowers will continue to live on brilliantly in people’s hearts long after the real flowers have faded.” -Makoto Azuma 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!)

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Wedding at Mad River Barn, Flowers by Alison Ellis of Floral Artistry

June Wedding at Mad River Barn

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

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Floral Artistry, Alison Ellis, Vermont Wedding Flowers, UVM Alumni House

Photoshoot at UVM Alumni House

One stand out moment from my 15th year in business was working for my alma mater, The University of Vermont, this season. I designed the arrangements for a very special dinner at The Fleming Museum as well as some accent pieces for the newly renovated Alumni House which was officially unveiled in time for Alumni Weekend.

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hydrangea wreath

August Wedding in Vermont at The Ponds

By now it may be obvious that I L-O-V-E a white, pink, peach and burgundy palette. I mean love it. The addition of deep plum/burgundy takes a classic wedding palette and just adds a touch of contrast and depth. Susanna and Andreas were married this August in Burlington, VT and then headed up to The

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ranunculus, astilbe, freesia, clematis, Floral Artistry, Vermont Wedding Flowers

Romantic, Unkempt Style At The Round Barn

I don’t often get the chance to design in a peach, white, pink and lavender palette, but when I do, I always love it. There’s something about a soft lavender that really works when added to the more traditional wedding palette of white, blush and peach. Lauren & Kevin’s July wedding was filled with thoughtful details

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Vermont Wedding Flowers, Sophisticated palette

Sophisticated Elegance: Vermont Wedding Flowers

I LOVE this wedding. When the bride presented this color palette to me almost a year ago, I was tickled. I could not wait to design the flowers for Trista and Mike’s destination wedding at The Mountaintop Inn. This couple is simply too cool. Their flowers reflect a sophisticated elegance that’s both romantic, yet non-traditional.

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Blush pink and white wedding flowers, Vermont Wedding Flowers, Floral Artistry

Beautiful Blush. Pink And White Flowers for Vermont Wedding.

Blush. Pink. These have been the two most popular words in weddings for years now and when you see how soft and sweet today’s wedding is….well, it’s easy to understand why. Since we’re talking about what’s popular I’ll also point out some of the more beloved blooms of modern day weddings which are featured here…

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Burgundy, Peach And White Wedding Flowers

There is something about the peach, burgundy and white color palette that makes my heart smile. I love it. And I L-O-V-E this flower combo from a small wedding I did a few weeks ago. It was a rainy day so the bouquets had their photo-op on my workbench. The bride’s bouquet included burgundy dahlias, callas,

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