Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Wedding Event at the Gardens at Elm Bank


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Our friends at Laurel Events asked us to create a few pieces to be showcased in their booth at The Wedding Event at the Gardens at Elm Bank – which is TODAY (Sunday, September 25 2011, 12:00pm - 3:00pm)!       

The Elm Bank is playing host to The Wedding Event, a collection of more than 30 vendors who offer every kind of wedding-related service.  It’s co-hosted by the Mass Horticulture Society and Mass New England Bridal Affair


Check out the vendors and the beautiful grounds this afternoon!


092511110308 2A white & pink centerpiece compliments the mock table-scape and a small bouquet (not pictured) is on hand for brides to hold.  We used pink Roses, white Hydrangea, white Stock, green Belles of Ireland, Seeded Eucalyptus, and white Snowberries.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Baby O!

Many of you have noticed (and more than a few of you have pointed out) that the blog posts have been a bit few and far between in the recent past. While I assure you that we ladies have been keeping quite busy behind the scenes, your discontent has been heard and noted. Apologies to all, and now some news to reward you for your patience…

Chris and I are beyond pleased to announce that a new addition will be joining the Ideas in Bloom family this coming Spring. No, it’s not another furry shop dog, but an honest-to-goodness baby! Our little sprout will make his or her entrance right on time, just as all the other seedlings start to transform the New England landscape in late March.

“Grammy” Pam is of course thrilled and will be taking the reins for a short time while we settle in as a family. But, as those of you who know me well can guess, I’ll likely have to be kicked out of the shop on my due date and will be back and designing with the little one in tow just as soon as possible. Luckily our booked spring events will in no way be impacted by the arrival. This tot has impeccable timing already :)

We are currently busy gearing up for a slew of beautiful fall weddings that are quickly approaching so there is plenty of on the job training planned for our budding apprentice. Baby O should be ready to jump right in for the 2012 Spring/Summer wedding season!

lwarecki Here’s our first baby splurge – a piece by the talented Miss Laura Warecki.  You should check out her Etsy shop Paper Taxi!

Friday, September 2, 2011

A little R&R

Well it’s that time of year again – the once-a-year Ideas in Bloom vacation week.  We’ll be out of the office Sept 4-11th, rejuvenating our creative souls in preparation for the busy fall wedding season.

IMG_3742We hope you all enjoy the long weekend in happy and safe revelry, and good luck to all those vendor friends with 9.10.11 weddings!

Knowing the country will view Sunday, September 11th in solemn reverence, we also wanted to pass along information about an inaugural bridal show to be held at Pat’s Peak.  Many of you know that we are preferred florists at the banquet facilities, but will be regretfully unable to attend this event, the first of it’s kind.  We encourage all those engaged couples looking for a beautiful rustic retreat to take in the show.  There will be a slew of vendors, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, fashions and thousands in door prizes (including a $500 cash grand prize).  See below for details…


Sunday, September 11, 2011

12:00pm - 3:00pm

$500 CASH Grand Prize!

"Discover The Other Season of Pats Peak"...
Pats Peak is the perfect location to host a wedding ceremony and reception. Vendors from all over NH will be at the Bridal Show to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

$5 admission. Purchase tickets and pre-register at

Also listed at


See you soon!