Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In the Studio

Ugh, the winter blahs!!! I am so tired of shoveling snow, traipsing through slush, putting on and taking off boots, hats, mittens, scarves, jackets, sweaters. I swear it's like mobilizing an army each time the kids and I have to go somewhere.

Luckily, this week I had to make some trial arrangements for Meaghan and Matt's June wedding. Working with their flowers made me remember that winter doesn't last forever, and here in New England it's always followed by glorious summer days. And though right now I feel like those beautiful warm nights can't come soon enough, at some point when I'm sweating through a 100 degree August day I'll be longing for a bit of a cool breeze and winter, once again, won't seem so bad. Anyway, I thought I'd share the pics I took of the trial flowers and provide a little glimpse of behind the scenes at Bella!

half the tables will have low, lush arrangements featuring roses, peonies, hydrangea, spray roses, amaranthus and lots of textured summer greens

a view from the top

the other half of the tables will be decorated with tall pedastal vases topped with the same flower mix. All table flowers will be accented with stemmed glass votive holders

Can't wait until June!!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Lush Habitat

Admittedly, I'm a bit behind in my posts. A busy end of 2010, an extended trip to visit family in France (with no Internet- gahhh!) and the fact that I spent every spare moment shoveling during a snow filled January contributed to my lack of motivation for updating my blog.. but of course those are just excuses! I do have some lovely weddings to share and some ideas I'd like to feature, so I'm back and ready to go! First up, Cori and Todd's beautiful wedding at Habitat in Belmont. If you're still searching for venue, check this place out.. it is just georgous. Lush grounds, beautiful gardens and a quaint manor house provide for the most romantic of settings! The couple chose a fall themed color scheme for their intimate gathering and peppered it with personal touches- like the ice cream truck that pulled up at the end of the night! And one of our favorite planners, Jenny from Trends and Tradions Events was on site to make sure everything ran smoothly. Thanks to her for most of the photos!

Bride's bouquet of roses, dahlias, calla lilies and orchids

Vows in the garden, photo by Rob Vassegh

ceremony decor

Dinner in the mansion

table arrangement

end of the evening, photo by Rob Vassegh