Monday, January 30, 2012

Upcoming New Hampshire Bridal Show

Planning a New Hampshire wedding?  Country Bridals’ 10th Annual Bridal Fair is just around the corner!

February 19, 2012    
11:30am – 3:00pm
Hidden Hills Banquet Facility
Route 202, Rindge, NH

Check out many of our industry friends at this annual show.  Admission is FREE and one of the door prizes is a Maggie Sottero Bridal Gown!

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Up on Prepare To Wed


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I regret it has been some time since I posted to the blog!  These winter months are usually a great time to reengage and fall back into regular posting mode, but with an influx of wedding consultations, upcoming weddings, and of course planning for the arrival of Baby O, I have been less than diligent.

Prepare to Wed posted a look back at Nan & Jim’s fall wedding at the State Room in Boston last night and I thought I would share it here as well.  An oldie, but a goodie.  Enjoy!

Check it out HERE


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Venue Visit – The Rivermill at Dover Landing


Pam and I took a field trip out to Dover, NH this past weekend to meet with Michelle and Britt of the Rivermill at Dover Landing.  We usually make a habit of scheduling a site visit when working in new venue for the first time, and with Heather and Andrew’s April wedding fast approaching, it was the perfect time to head to the seacoast.


The Rivermill opened about a year ago and we’ve been hearing great reviews ever since.  It’s no wonder.  The space alone is a breathtaking blank palette, framed by exposed brick walls and windows upon windows with views of the adjacent river. 


The space is so versatile, offering a variety of layouts (some of which you can view directly on their website).  You can have your ceremony and reception in the same space.  Or, if you’d rather exchange vows offsite, the Rivermill offers a helpful listing of other downtown locations that might fit the bill.


If Michelle and Britt are any indication of how dedicated the rest of the Rivermill team is, you’d be hard-pressed to find another venue that offers such customer service and flexibility when it comes to your event.  These owners are committed to go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure your wedding day or event is the best it can be.  Pam and I left the meeting thinking that we had met kindred spirits!


We are looking forward to working with the Rivermill crew for Heather and Andrew’s upcoming wedding and now have so many ideas for those weddings to come!   Who wants to get hitched???


all photos courtesy of the Rivermill at Dover Landing website

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thank YOU


A big “thank you” to all the couples who provided us with such great feedback on Wedding Wire this year!

Hearing that you loved your wedding day flowers is the best part of the job

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wedding Revisited – Annette & Todd at the Seven Hills Inn

Ideas in Bloom Summer Wedding 1Annette & Todd chose the beautiful Seven Hills Inn in Lenox, MA for their summer nuptials.  The Victorian Inn has a wonderful neutral palette with touches of gold and rich wood accents.  A perfect compliment to their jewel-tone summer color scheme.

Ideas in Bloom Summer Wedding 2Looking to achieve a "just picked" look, we chose blooms that were seasonal, local (if possible), and of a variety of textures.  The bouquets featured Sunflowers, red Astilbe, purple Scabiosa, and Hosta leaves picked directly from our cutting garden.  Annette loves Gerber Daisies, so these were intermingled through all the designs as well.

Ideas in Bloom Summer Wedding 3The dining room was decked out with arrangements set in gold ceramic cubes with Curly Willow accents.  Small silver mint juleps cups made of mercury glass sat on cocktail tables in the music room where the bar and music kept guests celebrating into the night.  Todd grew up in Saratoga Springs, so these pieces were a clever nod to the town's racing heritage and were even filled with real mint!

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Thanks to Clark Photography & Hudson photo for the gorgeous shots!

Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year

Good morning and a good New Year to you!  It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone so quickly, though I suppose time passes much more quickly when you are wrapped up in the things you love.  2011 was an exciting year of growth for Ideas in Bloom… more weddings and special events than ever before, burgeoning friendships with new local vendors (don’t forget to check out some of our favorites in the sidebar!), and an incredible amount of support from our fan base.  Thank you!!!

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Photo by the talented Stacey Hedman – part of our wintery photo shoot with Prepare To Wed this past spring.  So much fun!

As we enter 2012 there is a lot to look forward to.  Our concentration has begun to shift more heavily to the floral aspects of our services and the calendar has started to reflect that.  It started to fill up with weddings and events even before the holidays hit!  We look forward to integrating our unique garden-inspired style into many of these events, often in the form of live plantings.  I can’t wait to see all of these special events come to life.

The next year will certainly bring us as much personal joy as professional.  I look forward to meeting with and getting to know those newly engaged in the coming months and designing for as long as my ever-growing belly will allow.  Our first wedding of the year is in late February and you bet I’ll still be in the studio, likely propped up in a chair!  Though come March you’ll likely see a bit less of me as Chris and I welcome our little one.  However, this doesn’t mean that operations come to a halt.  The studio will continue to run as usual, and a voice not often heard from will be coming forth on the social media front to fill in as I step away.  That’s right, Pam’s New Years’ resolution is to become more integrated into our online presence.  The blog, Facebook, and *gasp* maybe even Twitter!

We look forward to everything this coming year has to offer and the people we will meet along the way.  New clients, talented vendors, and inevitably, new friends.  All welcome additions to the Ideas in Bloom extended family.

So here is to the New Year.  A year of growth and joy for all!