Wednesday, January 26, 2011

We’re in New Hampshire Wedding Magazine!

Pretty exciting news, blog followers!  Two of our 2010 bouquets were included in the January publication of New Hampshire Wedding Magazine!  We are the first two photos in the NH Bridal Bouquets feature on page 24.


To note, photo #1 (mango callas) was taken by the talented Jo Cush, and photo #2 (peonies and roses) was taken by our friends at Aurora Photography, Nora & Troy.  Unfortunately that info got a little mixed up when it went to print :)


The magazine is a great place to find other talented New Hampshire vendors and this issue contains Real NH Weddings, Music that Moves You, as well as Memorable Reception Ideas.  Visit their website for more:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hot off the Press! (the “E” Press that is…)

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful…

 IMG_4471I, like many of you, woke up this morning to below freezing temperatures.  I like to think of myself as a relatively hardy New Englander, but -5° F (which, according to feels like -22°) is downright frigid!

While you all are bundling up in layer upon layer to protect yourselves from the biting cold this morning, I’m thinking about how to best protect our weekly flower pick-up from these cutting conditions.  Flowers, like people, are susceptible to polar-like freezes.  They, as well as indoor plants, contain moisture and can get frostbitten much more readily than you or me.


Here are a few tips for protecting blooms during the coldest days of our New England winters:

  • Bundle up! If you need a coat and gloves, chances are your flowers need extra protection too.  Box or wrap them in heavy plastic before transporting outside if temperatures are anywhere near freezing.
  • Speed is of the essence.  Don’t expose them for longer than you have to.  Quickly transport bouquets between warm buildings or vehicles.  Never leave them in a freezing cold car!
  • Drafty windows?  Keep your arrangement safely away from those chilly panes.
  • Winter brides, weigh your options.  Do you really want your bouquet in that must-have photo of you and your new husband under a romantically snow-tipped tree?  You can get the shot, but be prepared for your posy to droop once you are back inside.

Stay warm today!

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Hampshire Magazine December 2010

In case you missed it (like we did!) here’s a snap shot of our designs from the 2009 Nashua Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Holiday House Tour.  For a closer look check out our Press tab above.

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Thanks to Susan Howley and Joni Haley for their hard copies!

Friday, January 7, 2011

NEW Monthly Drawing!



In an attempt to carry over some of that holiday cheer into the New Year, we are now offering a FREE (yes, free!) monthly drawing.

Check it out under the “NEW Monthly Drawing” tab, or click here!

Happy 2011 :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

An Ode to 2010

Another year come and gone.  I’m sure you all are resting up after raucous New Year’s Eve celebrations so I’ll keep this introspective short, sweet, and full of pictures.

2010 was memorable for many reasons, but our June wedding is at the top of my personal list.  It was a beautiful, albeit rainy day, full of love and celebration.  I may have bitten off more than I could comfortably chew doing all the flowers, but I was lucky enough to have loads of helping hands along the way.  For all those DIYers out there, craft and create your hearts out in the months leading up to the wedding, but for goodness sake, take the day off the “day of!” I was so glad to have my army of wedding warriors (lead by the fearless Pam Condon, otherwise known as “Mom”) to set the stage for a wonderful evening.


We met so many amazing brides throughout the year and were honored to play a role in their weddings.  From the tip of Vermont, to the quiet corners of New Hampshire, and down into the heart of Boston, each event was different and a perfect reflection of the couples.  Variety is certainly the spice of our lives!  Check out a few selective pictures below.

2010finalpost2 A big thank you to some of the talented photographers we met along the way! Featured above (in order of appearance): Joanna Puza, my little point-and-shoot, Aurora Photography , Harper Point, and Jo Cush.

Cheers to you all, and here’s to a wonderful 2011.  We look forward to making it an amazing year, one beautiful garden or stunning wedding at a time!