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Alison Ellis of Floral Artistry

Wedding at Barn At Boyden Farm

There are many hidden gems in Vermont and when it comes to beautiful historic barns, The Barn at Boyden Farm, just up Rte. 15–not too far from my home in Jericho–is not only an authentic Vermont wedding barn, it’s also a working farm and winery. The flowers for this wedding were inspired by a casual, country-inspired feeling

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Vermont Wedding Flowers, Wedding at The Lang Barn, Essex, VT

August Wedding Flowers At The Lang Barn

A big thanks to Amy Bennett for sharing these beautiful photos of Kelsey and Anthony’s destination wedding at The Lang Barn Farm in Essex, VT. The inspiration for this wedding was a natural, romantic vibe with lots of greenery and a palette of whites, pinks and touches of lilac. A fresh table runner on the

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Pantone’s Color of the Year

Each year Pantone selects a “color of the year” and in truth, I don’t find that it often has much of an impact on the floral choices I see in Vermont weddings, however, Pantone’s color of the year for 2018 is “Ultra Violet”, which I must say does not come as a surprise to me!

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Floral jewelry

I learned about floral couture when I attended my first Chapel Designer Workshop where Francoise Weeks was teaching. She was so patient and strategic about her work. It was truly inspiring. A few years ago when I decided to make a concerted effort to “perfect” my corsage and boutonniere work, I drew upon what I

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Vermont Wedding Flowers, Roses, Peonies, clematis, wedding at The Round Barn

Long after the real flowers have faded

“The flowers will continue to live on brilliantly in people’s hearts long after the real flowers have faded.” -Makoto Azuma I heard these words spoken in an interview with Makoto Azuma and they really struck a chord. His words ring true for me as a wedding florist where the plans we make (sometimes for a year!)

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Wedding at Mad River Barn, Flowers by Alison Ellis of Floral Artistry

June Wedding at Mad River Barn

It was a beautiful (and warm!) June day for Hannah and Kofi’s wedding at Mad River Barn. This was my first time working at Mad River Barn and it is absolutely awesome. The setting is beautiful, the owner and staff were so friendly, and the venue is a fabulous balance of outdoor/indoor which is so

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Wedding Flowers At The Coach Barn

June weddings were packed full o’ peonies this year. I’ve got something pretty (and pink!) to share with you from a recent wedding at The Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms. If you love a soft, romanic palette of blush pinks, whites, champagnes and peach, this one’s for you! We added a few touches of a

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Floral Artistry’s 16th Season!

2017 marks my sixteenth season in business! I must say that 16 feels pretty sweet. Each year in business is an adventure. I never take for granted the trust that my clients bestow upon me; being a part of a couple’s wedding day is a tremendous honor. Every season brings new opportunities to bloom and

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Blush Pink And White Wedding At The Coach Barn

June is often one of my busiest months as a floral designer, but last June might have also been my prettiest June yet! I shared this beautiful wedding that also took place at The Coach Barn last June and today I’m following that up with another Shelburne Farms wedding. A palette of blush pink and white with

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Photoshoot at UVM Alumni House

One stand out moment from my 15th year in business was working for my alma mater, The University of Vermont, this season. I designed the arrangements for a very special dinner at The Fleming Museum as well as some accent pieces for the newly renovated Alumni House which was officially unveiled in time for Alumni Weekend.

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