Category: Tips

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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How To Negotiate With Your Wedding Florist

There’s no shortage of advice out there for newly engaged couples and one tip I read often is that you should negotiate with your wedding vendors. Here’s my insider advice on negotiating with your floral designer.

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How To Pick Perfect Sunflowers

Sunflowers are one of the most summery flowers. You know it’s August when you drive past a huge sunflower field in Vermont or cruise through a farmers’ market to find hundreds of happy yellow flowers in beautiful 5 stem bunches. There are some tricks to picking the very best sunflowers so here’s the scoop: The

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An expert’s guide to your Vermont wedding

I specialize in Vermont weddings. I planned a Vermont wedding in 2003…before Google, Pinterest and Instagram. (It wasn’t exactly the “dark ages”, but we did have to cut pictures out of magazines to put together an inspiration board in those days!) Nowadays (ya know, with Google and electricity!), there’s no shortage of wedding inspiration and

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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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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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Flowers for wedding at Grand Isle Lake House

How To Add Color To Your Wedding Day

Flowers create the ambiance for your wedding and the colors you choose can do more than simply reflect the season. Color can enhance a reception space and infuse some of your own personal style into the day. (Photographers love to work with color, too!) Today I’m talking about reasons that you should not be afraid of

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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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Wedding flowers, Bridal bouquet, pale pink flowers

Why You Think You Hate Roses, But They’re Actually Perfect For Your Wedding

First, Why you think you hate roses… Grocery stores have ruined the rose’s image. The rose has a major PR problem thanks to how poorly they’ve been represented (or misrepresented!) by folks who have no business in the flower business! The roses you’re seeing are NOT the types of roses I’m talking about.  $20/dozen roses

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Looks Can Be Deceiving: Simple Isn’t Cheap

Simple can be beautiful. One very simple look that’s featured a lot lately is the sap bucket (or galvanized pail) filled with baby’s breath. You’ll find them lining aisles for outdoor weddings on every wedding blog (mine included). It’s represented (or inferred) that they’re a “cost effective way” to decorate a ceremony space which is

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