Spring Flowers Are In the Air!

It’s been a busy winter for me and we are quickly approaching what will be another busy summer full of breath-taking wedding flowers!  I can’t wait for the events that are being planned, and that excitement is hard for me to contain.  I spent last Wednesday in Boston meeting with 2014 wedding clients and vendors. While there, I took a trip to the Boston Flower Market. The Boston Flower Market feels a little like my second home —— I have been going  there since I was 19 years old while I was a junior in college working for the flower shop at UNH. The spring months are my favorite (and yes, I say that for all the seasons ☺). I think it’s being surrounded by springs sweet fresh scent that comes from the daffodils, freesia, lily-of-the-valley, foxtail, sweet peas, peonies, and bleeding heart (do you even know how sweet they smell?). I just cannot get enough, so I wrote a blog post to share with you all!

I’m lucky enough to live one town over from the incredible Meg Hamilton of Rodeo & Co Photography. After market, I quickly texted her “…I just bought some really pretty flowers, can we get together and take pictures of them before I leave for the west coast on Sunday?” to which she replied “Yes!” We met up this past Friday and…TA DA… This is the result of our collaborations!

Additionally, I am experimenting with a few of the containers that will be featured in some of this summer’s events; stove pipe tins, rustic clay pots, and luxe gold tinted pedestal vases and compotes.  The flowers that I could not leave the market without included: mini daffodils (jonquils, narcissus, or “tete-a-tete”), ranunculus, viburnum, parrot tulips, spirea, pussy willow, white lilac, foxtail, hellebore, and pieris japonica (the last two of which grow in my mother’s yard in Washington state and I cannot wait to see it in full bloom in just a few days!)

I hope these images inspire you to enjoy life and have a Happy Spring!

Cheers!  Emily

 


Vintage 1940′s Wedding Inspiration Shoot for WellWed Magazine

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Back in early June of 2013 I had the pleasure of collaborating with the wonderful people at the Bishop Farm in Lisbon, NH along with Meg Hamilton of Rodeo & Co PhotographyEmily Rose Riggs BridalFresh Salon & Day SpaBe Our Guest and other amazing vendors to create an inspiration shoot for WellWed Magazine.  This is the 2nd time I have been featured in WellWed Magazine with the intention of inspiring new brides and wedding clients in Maine and NH. I am ecstatic to be part of such a lovely publication again, check it out here (pdf) or on the Press Features page

Working with other event professionals to create inspiration for my clients is part of what makes my career so exciting and rewarding!  There is nothing like seeing my work in print!  With flowers having such a short shelf life, magazine features allow my work to live and inspire long past the life of the flowers!

This shoot drew from vintage, 1940’s glam style, incorporating gold, navy blue, and emerald green with pale peach and nude tones (all very popular in 2013),  Being blueberry season and the farm setting, this helped us carry a subtle theme though out that did not over power.  Adding a subtle theme to your wedding décor can create continuity that creates a perfect balance and just enough detail to keep thing interesting!

I hope you enjoy and are inspired!

 


Farm Wedding Feature at The Inn at Mountain View Farms, VT

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Late last September Jamie and Chris were married at one of my favorite farm venues in Vermont at the Inn at Mountain View Farms.   There was no lack of detail with the many DIY touches that made the day so special!  It is always a treat when a wedding I design for is featured online or in print!  This feature from I Love Farm Weddings gives you just a peak at some of the fun we had designing for Jamie and Chris!  This one is even a little extra special to me as I was pushing 9 months pregnant and 10 days after this wedding my son Simon was born!

September is a great month for sunflowers, zinnias, dahlias, garden roses, and textural accents like rose hips, vines and berries, Jamie had us use them ALL!  Locally grown zinnias and sunflowers made this farm wedding even sweeter!  Burlap, vintage lace and galvanized tin (stovepipe) style containers complemented the formal but rustic setting perfectly!

I hope you enjoy this feature!  For more images from this wedding, take a look at the EH Floral website weddings & events page where the full gallery of images is available.