Category: The Wedding Affair

Floral Artistry, Vermont wedding, Alison Ellis

Vermont Wedding with Summer Style in Grafton

I love Vermont weddings with a fun, beautiful palette, a few touches of peonies and poppies & a garden-like style. Joyce & Dan had their Vermont wedding at The Grafton Inn last weekend and I am so excited to share some of their flower designs with you today. You’ll see garden inspired designs that allow each flower

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Color Progression Or Ombre?

I love grouping colors together.  The idea of grouping “like colors” with each other and progressing along a spectrum has always appealed to my design sense.  I’ve yet to meet a couple who was inspired to have arrangements like this for their wedding so I made up this little diddy (aka centerpiece) for The Vermont

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Floral Artistry 2011 Year In Review

If you’re anything like me the end of the year may have snuck right up on you.  In 2011 we celebrated our 10th year in business and announced that we’re expecting a baby in the Spring, got a sweet little arbor pic in this article in The New York Times (page 2), made these super cute

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Fresh Flower Shoes By Alison Ellis

My busy wedding season is winding up next week and I’d been looking forward to stepping out of the normal bouquet box to design something fun and unique for The Vermont Wedding Affair last Saturday.  I was inspired to use fresh flowers and greens to create “floral artistry” that you won’t normally see at a

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Vermont Vows 2011 Fall-Winter Issue Is Here!

The new Vermont Vows Magazine is here!  It’s eco-friendly and it’s awesome…I rave about it here… Check out my behind the scenes feature on page 62!  Get your copy at and get inspired!  

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Featured Wedding in Vermont Vows Magazine

The release of the newest issue of Vermont Vows magazine is a semi-annual event up here.  When the newest issue comes out we all go a little ga-ga over the color palettes, feature weddings and details.  As wedding professionals we get to see what our fellow vendors have been up to and it’s always fantastic

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Vermont Wedding Affair at Shelburne Farms

On Saturday afternoon Vermont Vows Magazine presented the state’s most gorgeous wedding show at Shelburne Farms.  The carnival theme at the Vermont Wedding Affair was both fun and charming.  I presented the first seminar of the day on Budget Savvy and DIY Planning Tips along with Nancy of NJoy Events.  I think every good wedding has at least one DIY project, but I always caution brides against

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Vermont Wedding Affair

Newly engaged couples should be marking their calendars and ordering tickets for The Vermont Wedding Affair on November 6th at Shelburne Farms.  Vermont Vows Magazine creates this event so you know it will be incredibly beautiful and inspired.  Check out the seminars and plan to stay for the fashion show at 6:30pm.  Eat, drink, be merry and

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Real Wedding at Sleepy Hollow

Vermont Vows Magazine features Real Weddings on their website and thanks to a recent post by Kathleen Landwehrle I realized that one of my favorite couples, Matt and Yael, have a spotlight on the site.  I posted a few photos of the bouquets on my blog last December (back when I was a babe in the

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Vermont Wedding Flowers, Fall wedding flowers in Vermont

September Wedding at The Round Barn

Katherine and Evan were married at The Inn at the Round Barn Farm on Saturday.  It was a lovely autumn day in Vermont for their destination wedding with the fall foliage just starting to show its peak colors. The bride was very clear about wanting a fall inspired wedding that had a modern feeling with natural elements and “saturated

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