Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Inspired Harbor Wedding!

Right from the start I was enchanted with the ideas that Jeannine and Derek had for their wedding and I could not wait to put it all together. For one thing, they are beautiful people- Jeannine used to work with my husband and when my daughter would visit the office she always took the time to entertain her and give her lots of attention! So much so that she still talks about her, years later. And, also I just loved, loved, loved all the elements they were planning on incorporating. I think the flowers we used were beyond romantic- succulents, and veronica and green hydrangea to name a few- but they also fit in with the modern feel of the Exchange Conference Center that overlooks the harbor in Boston. It really was a perfect blend of classic romance and modern chic and Ashley O'Dell did an unbelivable job of caputuring it all in images from the day. Just check out these georgous pictures, and if you're looking for a wedding photographer- call her!!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Need a chuppah?

Bella nows has a chuppah to offer for rent! The photos below show it decorated for a fall wedding we did last weekend, but it can be modified to fit any season or style. Email ( or call (781-686-1520) for details.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Vibrant Summer Soiree

I love the autumn in New England. The cool crisp air, the smell of burning leaves, the distant sound of a football game from the local high school, the trees exploding with brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow. But a tiny part of me longs for the dog days of summer, when you don't need to bundle up in three layers (or fight with your kids to wear their jackets!), when everything is lush and green. Well, as a nod to the not so long ago days of this summer I'm posting pics from Ross and Miriam's July wedding at The Pierce House in Lincoln. I loved the way the flowers turned out for this wedding- a bold color combination and surprising textures allowed for memorable arrangements and personal flowers. But I won't say any more - I think it's best to let these georgous images from Glen Cooper (shot by Janice Johnson) speak for the day- it really was absolutely lovely and my words just wouldn't do it justice!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Elegance and a city view!

She was georgous, she was chic, she was glowing.. but no word could better describe Rebecca on her wedding day than elegant.. and that set the theme for the rest of the day. She and Michael were married at a beautiful old church in Milton, and followed that with an elegantly appointed reception at Granite Links in Quincy. On a clear day the view from the Ballroom at Granite Links is unrivaled. The entire city of Boston is laid out at your feet. And inside the room is grand and spacious and just right for celebrating a beautiful event.

We used classic flowers to compliment the traditional space- lots of blue hydrangea, calla lilies, orchids 3and roses. Rebecca had found a photo of a tall arrangement that used all these flowers in a slightly more modern way- grouping them on top of a tall cylinder vase for some dramatic effect, and we were able to recreate that to pair with the low arrangements that featured the same flowers. The end result was lovely!

Edson Dias from Dias Photography was there to capture all the memories and fine details that made their day special. He was also kind enough to put together this slide show for my blog- many thanks Edson!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Enchanting Ipswich Wedding

The weather was absolutely perfect for a seaside wedding. And you couldn't find a more lovely spot than the back lawn of the Crane Estate in Ipswich to be married on a clear, sunlit day. The bride and groom's navy, hot pink and lime green color scheme added a whimsical yet elegant feel to the setting. And all the personal touches and hard work that was put into every last detail made for a simply inspired wedding. There were pinwheel placecards, colorful fabric table overlays, a cookie buffet complete with custom labeled jars, fun fabric message boards, a beautiful handmade chuppah banner....and it was all georgous. To compliment all that, we used lime green and hot pink flowers- lots of hydrangea, with some garden roses, spray roses, amaranthus celiosa and hypericum berries for added texture and depth.

Below are some images by Heather Parker Photography. Her work is georgous- you can check out more of it here: and you can also see her original blog post and more images of this wedding here: