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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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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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How Wedding Flowers Tell Your Story

Part of what I love about working with my customers is helping them tell their story with flowers. Here are 10 ways to tell your wedding day story with flowers… #1. For a classic, romantic feeling you can trust in blooms such as garden roses, ranunculus and hydrangea.  A palette of white & green is

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Color Board Inspiration: Eggplant, White and Green

Whether you call it eggplant or aubergine, burgundy or purple, or you’re having a black and white wedding, this palette is both modern and elegant.  It transcends season to accompany a spring, summer, fall or winter affair.  It’s sophisticated, without feeling snobby.  If you love texture and you love deep purple or burgundy and you also

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Plan A Wedding That’s Uniquely Yours

I conducted a seminar last year at The Vermont Wedding Affair and a couple approached me afterwards who needed some advice on how to “claim” their wedding as their own.  The bride and groom wanted a Vermonty farm wedding and her parents did not think that was what a wedding should look like.  I could

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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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Easy DIY Wedding Project

It’s DIY week on my bloggity and while I’m not one to suggest DIY florals for your wedding (as evidenced in yesterday’s post) and I almost never use carnations, I do know that some people are brave and determined enough to give it a go so here are some tips for a super easy, cost effective tabletop design.  I think if

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Honeysuckle Pink Flowers for your Wedding

I made a guest-blog-appearance yesterday on Under The Moon, the official blog of Lasso’d Moon Designs, with a nod to Pantone’s Color of the Year, honeysuckle.  Honeysuckle is a medium-pink with undertones of red–some might choose to call it a reddish pink, but I’m on the true, medium-pink page with it myself. This is the inspiration board that appeared in yesterday’s

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Flowers by color–Purple and Lavender

My brides selected purple and lavender flowers in winter, spring, summer and fall last year so after a year of being the cool kids today I’m giving them a little shout out. 10 of my favorite purple and lavender wedding flowers include:  Sweet peas, tulips, hydrangea, lisianthus, thistle, freesia, fresh lavender, anemones, scabiosa and roses.  I’d like to make a special note about

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Beautiful Wedding Inspiration

Thanks to inspirational wedding blogs like Style Me Pretty, The Wedding Chicks, The Bride’s Cafe,  Wedding Bee and Snippet & Ink (just to name a few!) brides have amazing access to fabulous wedding ideas!  As a floral designer I think it’s so much fun when a bride comes to me with an inspiration board (or ten!) filled with swatches,

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