Monday, April 30, 2012

Siobhan & Ryan – Married 4.28.2012

Siobhan & Ryan were married this past weekend at the Saint Anselm Abbey Church and later celebrated with family and friends at Fratello’s in Manchester.  Theirs was a bright and clean palette of white, blue and green.

Blue, white and green bridal bouquet Ideas in Bloom

Bridal Bouquet featuring white Hydrangea, blue Delphinium and green Bells of Ireland.

Green and white bridesmaids bouquet Ideas in Bloom Close look at the bridesmaids’ bouquets.  White Hydrangea, green Roses and green Bells of Ireland.



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Teaser – Heather & Andrew’s Pink and White Wedding at the Rivermill

Pink Wedding Bouquet Ideas in Bloom

Just a quick peek at Heather & Andrew’s pink and white wedding last weekend in Dover, NH!  A beautiful ceremony was held at the local Greek church and guests danced the night away at the Rivermill at Dover Landing.  Full post to come soon, so be on the lookout!

Ideas in Bloom delivery team


And a BIG thank you to our delivery crew…including month old Jolene!  Her first wedding…I’m so proud

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Vendor Spotlight – Alden Blair Events


Last spring we had the pleasure of working with Jessica Harris of Alden Blair Events on a styled shoot in snowy Vermont.  That collaboration has lead to many more and we are looking forward to working with Jess and her team on a few very special weddings this season.  Seriously, these are going to be show stoppers.  We can’t wait!

Alden Blair Events White and Blue WeddingLark Photography

We recently asked Jess to answer a few questions about herself and her business…

Areas served:   Boston, Cape Cod, and Martha’s Vineyard

How many years have you been in business?   Alden Blair is three years old, but I’ve been planning weddings for seven years across New England and the Mid Atlantic.

What makes you stand out from other planners?   My affinity for modern design infuses color and texture into classic elements, creating comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Think of it as Kate Spade meets Martha’s Vineyard. It is what I love most about my work and why I love finding the perfect detail elements for each of my couples.

What's your favorite part of the work?   Collaborating with exceptional wedding professionals is the best part of my business. Each client has a different need, so knowing the best vendors in New England allows me to create weddings as diverse as industrial chic and vintage glam.

What are the trends that you are seeing for 2012 weddings?   I’m seeing more vignettes, or scene-setting displays that set the tone and style of the wedding. In fact, one of my couples is working with Kristin and Pam to develop an elaborate escort card display that will be the first thing guests see as they enter the event space. I can’t wait to see the final product!

What's the single best piece of advice you can impart to a newly engaged couple (without giving away all your secrets):   Enjoy every moment of your engagement! When planning the wedding becomes a chore, get help – a wedding planner is a solid investment in your happiness.

Pricing Information:   Our service packages start at $1500, with fees based on the services booked. Many of our clients book our Partial Design and Coordination package, in which we consult on all aspects of the wedding and take over the reigns starting one month before the wedding. We’ve found this is a great way to create the style each couple is looking for.

If you have any spare time, how do you spend it? Or some other personal tid-bit you don't mind sharing.   In February I had a daughter, Cece, so she takes over the majority of my spare time. But when Cece and I aren’t out for a run, I love finding inspiration at the flower market or while window shopping.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Best of Bride 2012 Voting Open!

best of bride 2012 winner decal

The annual New Hampshire Magazine's Best of Bride poll is now open!  Vote for your favorite vendors in over 40 categories.  The ballot closes Thursday, May 31 so vote today!