Friday, March 30, 2012

Introducing the Newest Member of Our Team!


Welcome Jolene Wilder

Little Jo arrived on March 18th and we have enjoyed every minute with her!


Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes we have received,

Kristin & Chris


…and thanks to the amazing Brooke McConnell of Hudson Photo for capturing sweet moments like this

Thursday, March 15, 2012

2012 Boston Flower & Garden Show

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Yesterday Pam and I spent the afternoon walking (well, with a week until my due date I was admittedly waddling) around the Boston Flower & Garden Show.

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As always, there were impressive displays.  Most kept it seasonal and didn’t force out-of-season plants to bloom in time for installation.  Newly-leafed trees, flowering branches and bulbs abounded.

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There were also impressive details like this planted chandelier.  Bird’s Nest Ferns were tucked into an iron showstopper, then surrounded with a ring of pillar candles.

Boston Flower & Garden Show Wall Gardens

Vertical wall planters

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Blooms like this Foxglove remind us of the beauty that spring brings.Boston Flower & Garden Show Displays

Vibrant accents and outdoor seating exemplified this year’s theme:

First Impressions - Adding WOW Factor to Outdoor Spaces


The ever-popular Hellebores was EVERYWHERE.

Boston Flower & Garden Show Floral Hats

Florists took on the challenge of creating high fashion headpieces for a special display.  Impressive, especially when you consider that these pieces need to weather 5 days under the hot tradeshow lights.

Boston Flower & Garden Show TulipsThe “it” color of 2012, Pantone’s Tangerine Tango has quite the presence as well.


Curb your spring fever and visit the show at the Seaport World Trade Center

March 14-18

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Now (formally) offering Unique Event Rentals for Weddings & Special Events

Vintage Scale Wedding Prop - Ideas in BloomWe’ve recently been meeting with a number of brides who will be taking advantage of our unique rental services in the coming year.  “What’s that?” you say?  Admittedly, we’ve not advertized this service like we have our others so it’s not a surprise if you are reading about this for the very first time.

Pam has always been an avid collector of eye-catching vintage and antique finds.  Originally she used many of these pieces as planters in the days when we set up our wares at the local farmers’ markets.  Our studio is brimming with interesting pieces that we’ve been incorporating into our wedding work more and more.  We used this scale on a dessert buffet for a stylized shoot last spring.

There is a lot to choose from, and if we don’t have it, we certainly have the means to get it for you!


Customizable Barn Wood Signs

Antique & Vintage Pieces

One-Of-A-Kind Containers

Architectural Features


Live Plants

... and MORE!

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This window, used as a seating display, is an example of one of our larger architectural pieces.  We also have doors, shutters, and more.

The beehive is one of our many “prop” items used to add that extra special touch to any event.  Trunks, suitcases and more make up our stash of other items like this. 

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We also offer customizable signs for weddings.  These particular ones are crafted from reclaimed barn wood.  Large, small, we do it all!

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Check out the new Event Rentals tab here on the blog!

Photos by the ever-talented Stacey Hedman

Friday, March 2, 2012

Ali & Brian Married February 25, 2012

White Wedding Flowers

Ali & Brian were married this past Saturday in a beautiful ceremony at Saint Mary of the Hills in Milton, MA, with a reception following at the Milton Hoosic Club.  As the last wedding I’ll be designing for before the arrival of Baby O, it was a little bittersweet creating the pieces for this celebration.

White Winter Wedding Ali had a very clear vision as to the overall look of their classic black & white winter wedding – understated New England elegance.  Her bridal bouquet of white hydrangea featured a swath of dark centered anemones, as well as a bowtie wrap and charm to honor the memory of a dear friend.  The guys sported black and white flannel pocket squares instead of floral boutonnieres.  Luckily I managed to whip out my camera in time to capture their first look as they took photos at Milton Academy’s Straus Library before the ceremony.  Always a sweet moment!

White Winter Wedding 2 Personal touches were everywhere you turned at the Hoosic Club.  Leather initials met guests in the foyer before they made their way to the escort card display.  There guests received a post card that corresponded with the table they would be seated at.  Each table was named for one of Boston’s popular neighborhoods.  Guests were encouraged to write a message to the happy couple on the postcard and return it to the mailbox on their way out.  A neat alternative to the traditional guest book.

White Winter Wedding 3 The dining tables were draped in white linens with a black overlay.  Silver chargers marked each place setting and were topped with carefully folded napkins containing a monogrammed menu card.  A single white mum pom was tucked into each, completing the setting.  White hydrangea heads in silver ceramic cylinders sat at the center of the tables surrounded by white votive candles.

Best wises to Ali & Brian!