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Rose & Sheila's Wedding

Rose is one of my favorite people in the entire world and one of my best friends. Her partner (and now wife!), Sheila, is the perfect counter-balance to Rose and a delightful person. I am so happy they found each other and delighted they let me be a part of their love-filled celebration. 

Rose and Sheila love the outdoors and hiking with their dog, Brady. They had initially looked at doing an outdoor wedding but decided against it in the end. We still wanted to bring as much of a wild, local vibe to the design as possible, however, so I focused on bringing that element into the flower arrangements. I foraged for the material used on the ceremony arch, as well as for the blossoms used in the two large pieces in the lobby. I mixed in a local shrub (I couldn't find anyone to identify it, sorry) into the centerpieces to give them an interesting texture. They were also ahead of the trend when they chose violet as their focus color as Pantone announced Ultra-Violet as their 2018 Color of the Year! We wanted to balance out the various tones of purple with deep greens and touches of cream to keep the palette seasonally relevant. 

Since there were two brides, I wanted to make sure their bouquets had two distinct personalities. Rose's bouquet was larger and a little more wild, while Sheila's was petite and sophisticated. I had their bridesmaid's bouquets mirror their bride's style to help keep everything visually consistent. Rose and her father built the copper arch used in the ceremony. 

They had a super hip photographer who captured some incredible shots in their unique venue. Here are some photos from their celebration from this past October in New Milford. I'm so excited to share these with you! 

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Here's us with Rosie!

Here's us with Rosie!

 

VENDORS: Wedding Venue: 19 Main / Photography:  Parenthesis Photography / Catering: David Alan Catering / Floral & Event Design: First Blush Event and Floral Design / Wedding Planner: Slainte Event Planning / Wedding Dresses: David's Bridal / Hair & Makeup:  Paras Style / Invitations: AV Costa

Foraged Foliage and Farm-picked Dahlias

These pieces were out together for Rosh Hashanah Services at Temple Or'Shalom. They were my New Year mitzvah! Stems of cream stock, deep blue monkshood, fluffy, fluffy ranunculus, some really interesting greens, as well as some foliage foraged from the woods in Vermont were the frame holding this piece together. 

The main lady on this stage however was freshly picked dahlias from the farm where we get our CSA: River Crest Farm. They're amazing over there and let me come walk around in their fields and pick all the pretty blossoms I wanted. I kept my gluttony to a minimum, however, and just sprinkled them throughout the two final pieces.

I think my arrangements were a little wilder than the ladies at the Temple expected, but I like that they look like they could be growing right beneath an amazing fall maple. My stark but luxurious pieces for Yom Kippur were much more up their alley.