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Ringing in the New Year And My 15th Season In Business

Happy New Year! As I embark on my 15th wedding season in Vermont with my first wedding of the year this weekend it feels like 2016 is off to a busy start already. The end of 2015 was both busy and delightful with promises of a new year & new possibilities around the corner. I really

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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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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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Grand Isle Lake House Wedding, Floral Artistry, Vermont Wedding

How To Handle Stage Fright On Your Wedding Day

Walking down the aisle surrounded by your friends and family is such a happy occasion, but thinking about it can cause anxiety. I didn’t take much time to imagine about how I’d feel walking down the aisle.  I think I accepted early on that it was going to happen. But I can clearly recall feeling

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Vermont Wedding at Shelburne Farms

Planning a REAL Wedding: Focus on what matters

As you know when you embark on this journey that is planning a wedding there are A LOT of details and if you follow Pinterest or national wedding blogs it can seem like so, so many of these details are what “make” the wedding day beautiful. Beautiful invitations, hand-made favors, ornate wedding cakes, lush centerpieces,

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War of the Wedding Planners

Good Morning America has got the wedding florists, bakers and photographers of the world up in arms with their most recent piece with “tips to save money” on your wedding. There and plenty of reasons to point out how one particular planner is incorrect (for example simply adding a vase to a centerpiece does not

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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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Shelburne Farms Wedding Flowers

You Can Always Get What You Want

Planning your wedding is all about choices.  You have to choose.  Your florist, your photographer, your menu, your color palette, your dress, shoes, bridesmaids, guest list….just for starters. So many choices may make you feel like you have no clue what you want.  I would say that all these choices can create opportunities for you

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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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