white calla bouquet with burgundy accent blooms

July Wedding At Vermont National Country Club

Katie and Dan tied the knot on one of the hottest days of the summer, but their color palette and overall style was extremely cool.

I first met the groom when I was conducting a seminar at The Vermont Vows Wedding Affair at Shelburne Farms last November and if I had an award for “most involved groom” it might go to Dan because he attended to many details…including following up on floral details with me!  I get a genuine feel-good vibe from couples who share the planning tasks.  The bride and groom brought a true taste of Vermont to their guests at their reception at Vermont National Country Club and their style was right up my alley.

Katie chose a coordinated, but not overly matchy palette of white, black, green and grey for a modern, yet classic feeling.  The bride’s bouquet included white mini callas, ranunculus, roses & dahlias with burgundy scabiosa (our nod to “black”), dusty miller, sedum and lemon leaf.

Here’s another look at the bride’s bouquet along with a couple of centerpieces in green depression glass pedestal vases which the bride and her mother collected.  I LOVE THEM!  They added a perfect touch of vintage charm.

The bridesmaids wore grey dresses in various styles so a grey dupioni band of ribbon with pearl pins finished each bouquet.  The girls’ bouquets also included green ‘Jade’ roses and trachellium to set apart from the bride.

 Like, seriously, don’t you love these pedestal vases?!

 There were a several different styles represented for an eclectic look.

 Lemon leaf garland and julep cups adorned the cake table and keeping with their color palette were these super fun striped straws in classic dispensers!

 Lounge furniture from Vermont Tent Co. created a comfortable space for guests to relax & enjoy the view of the dance floor.

 Their menu featured Vermont ingredients for a local, seasonal flair.  Chalkboards (with green chalk of course!) directed guests to the cocktail reception on the lawn and the oyster bar!

 Julep cups with vintage appeal adorned the cocktail tables on the lawn and highboy tables at the reception.

Congratulations to Katie and Dan who pulled together a lot of details and created an elegant, yet comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.  The setting of Vermont National Country Club (which is beautiful both outside and inside!) created a fantastic backdrop for a truly unique Vermont-inspired event!


  • Marcia

    July 26, 2011 at 11:04pm ·

    WOW, it’s hard to pick a favorite, all of your work is soooo beautiful! But I do LOVE this!!

  • daria bishop

    July 28, 2011 at 10:38pm ·

    soooo elegant Alison!! you are amazing!! xo

  • alison

    July 29, 2011 at 10:01am ·

    Thanks, ladies! I definitely dig this style, too!

  • Katie

    August 9, 2011 at 3:46pm ·

    We loved the flowers Alison! You did a fabulous job and we couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out. Thanks so much!

  • alison

    August 9, 2011 at 4:21pm ·

    Thanks, Katie!! You were so great to work with and I’m so happy that you were pleased with your flowers! I can’t wait to see pics of you two!

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