Tom and Katie’s Vermont Destination Wedding

This wedding was such a blast! Tom and Katie cleverly chose the Alerin Barn in St. Johnsbury, Vermont for their destination wedding as it is smack dab between their respective home towns. Tom hails from England, while Katie is a California native (though she was living in Sweden leading up to the wedding). Despite the long distance, Katie proved to be an amazing planner, creating all the charming DIY paper decorations herself. Her hand-made seating chart was strung up with little pink clothes pins above the reception table, and guests threw petals from paper cones in assorted colors and patterns.

Check out more photos of the real wedding on our site.

Photos by Meg Hamilton of Rodeo & Co Photography

Flowers Used for this Vermont Wedding:
Garden roses, Anemones, locally grown Astilbee, locally grown Dahlias, locally grown Peonies, Scabiosa, Hypericum Berry, Jasmine Vine, Clematis Vine, Dusty Miller, Scabiosa Pods, Scabiosa Flower, Sweet Peas, Ranunculus, Tweedia

Fall Flower Inspiration

It’s a fun (and busy!) time of year, with some of my biggest weddings of the season going on right now.   Autumn is such a romantic time of year in New Hampshire, with the leaves at their colorful peak, and the warm golden sunlight that somehow feels both nostalgic and new at the same time.

Last week gave me an opportunity to play with some autumn flower arrangements (like the one pictured above) for a stylized inspiration shoot with Meg Hamilton of Rodeo & Co Photography.  The shoot took place outside at the Carlisle Place Day Spa, and included several exceptional vendors and participants.

Check out Meg’s gallery  for more images from the shoot, and a big dose of Fall Wedding Inspiration.

On top of all the the weddings and photo shoots, some days it seems my inbox and voice mail are overflowing (in a good way!)  Lots of inquiries are coming in from eager brides and their planners for 2015 weddings. It’s just one more reason I love this time of year- all the excitement and possibility of the early wedding planning stage is like a big blank floral canvas, just waiting for me to create something new and undiscovered.  I do get so much inspiration from the lovely brides and other people I get to work with.

Have a fantastic weekend, and don’t forget to take a peek at Meg’s gallery for some Fall Wedding Style inspiration!

Autumn Wedding on Lake Winnipesaukee

As fall approaches, we are reminded of past autumn weddings. Early October in New Hampshire may not be as obvious of a an outdoor-wedding location as some.  But with the leaves turning and the temperatures cooling off from the heat of summer, it really is a lovely setting.

If you’re planning an autumn wedding, keep in mind that you can still enjoy a wide range of colors for your fall wedding flowers.  The color scheme for this autumn wedding was full of warm pinks, bright blues, and warm neutral whites. (Speaking of blue, check out the amazing bridesmaid’s dresses!)

Trish and Ryan were married at the First Congregational Church in Meredith, NH, followed by both outdoor and indoor festivities at Church Landing on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Many thanks to Katie and Max over at Dreamlove Photography for sharing these images!

outdoor wedding

Real Wedding: Sarah and Eric at the Castle in the Clouds

Just a few short weeks ago (June 28 to be exact), Sarah and Eric were wed at The Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, NH.  I had the pleasure of meeting up with Sarah and Eric for a planning session at Sonsie – one of my favorite Boston lunch spots- where we got to know each other and bond over our shared love of beer.

Planning each wedding is as unique as the couple themselves, and in this case the bride and groom had a few personal style contributions of their own. Sarah added lots of handmade details to the table settings- like custom votive holders, antiqued watering cans, and the sweetest little bird houses. Eric brought his passion for brewing beer to the party with hop buds that we tucked into his boutonniere. It’s so much fun working these personalized touches into the weddings I do.

My weekly trips to the Boston Flower Exchange give me a chance to make the most of the day by meeting with clients like Sarah and Eric – whether it’s over a meal, visiting the Be Our Guest Showroom, or a stroll through the Boston Flower Market. Since I offer event styling with my wedding services, working one-on-one like this helps me get the perfect linens and other rental pieces for each wedding.

Photographer Lindsey Ocker captured the day for Sarah and Eric – and she did an amazing job.  It is with great pleasure that I share these images that Sarah so kindly forwarded my way!


Flowers used in this wedding:

Single Peonies, Sarah Bernard Peonies, & Hostas – Sourced from Reggie Tarr of Tarrnation Farm, Franconia, NH
Double White Peonies – Sourced from EH Floral’s own gardens, Littleton, NH
“Caramel Antique”  Garden Rose
Garden Spray Roses

Featured in Smitten Magazine’s “Bright + Bohemian” Issue

Smitten Magazine, the real-wedding inspiration and how-to resource, has included our work in their Latest Issue.

Julie and Paul Denby’s vintage-inspired wedding reception took place at the charming Franconia Inn last summer. As always, it was a pleasure to work with J Harper Photography in one of our most favorite New Hampshire venues.

In keeping with the easy-going romance of mismatched vintage vases and bowls, antique store finds, and rustic textures, we accented the neutral backdrop with big bold statement flowers like lush peonies and red poppies. We think their wedding design was both natural and elegant!