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Wedding: Autumn Begins in New England

Julie

I cleaned up from that fun party and packed for another one. This time in New Hartford, CT. My best friend was getting MARRIED. Her name is Julie too or Julie 2 (I’m older by 5 months so I get the numero uno title). I like to travel light, so I didn’t want to check a bag. I hate fees. I wasn’t checking a bag. This meant that my, oh 4-5 pair of scissors couldn’t come along. I have ribbon scissors, flower scissors, multi-purpose scissors, clipper scissors for thick stemmed things, and another 2-3 pair of multipurpose ones in case I misplace a pair under the mound of floral debris. Occasionally, I break off stems and have even bitten off a stem or five, but that is only until I can locate my real scissors.

So scissors are important. (And don’t you ever use my ribbon scissors on flowers - you will be sorry.)

Flowers arrived on Thursday from an online wholesaler. I also made stops at the local Whole Foods, Fresh Market and Bloomington Wholesale Warehouse to supplement my supply.

Caramel, rust, crimson, beige, brown and a little green made up the palate.

Chocolate cosmos, ranunculus, scabiosa pods, roses, mums, seeded eucalyptus and fountain grass were my ingredients. Voila. Wedding. Happy. In Love.

Wedding: Jen and Kevin

Julie

BIG congratulations to Jen and Kevin Traynor on their recent wedding! I almost crashed the wedding reception…not really, but I did stalk their reception (at Wyche pavilion) from the bridge as well as from the terrace at The Lazy Goat across the river. What a beautifully candlelit site, live band sound, and incredible smell - Larkin’s can put out a nice spread, folks. Get the bacon wrapped scallops. Whoops, I’m getting side-tracked. How about this for crazy? I was running the Thursday before the wedding around 6:30am ,and Jen and I crossed paths on a park trail close to my house. How coincidental is that?! Jen is a fitness buff though, so I shouldn't have been surprised that she was working out 2 days before her big day.

Jen's vision for her day was all about the aesthetics - which means I got to use pretty pretty flowers. She wanted a southern, feminine look with a slight rustic edge. She offered to do the burlap and lace around the mason jars. Wasn't that a nice touch?  My favorite blooms were the Juliet (peach) garden roses - they were utter perfection. The dahlias, ranunculus, crepe myrtle, stock, lisianthus, ivy, and dusty miller get an honorable mention as well.

I'll post the full portfolio soon, but here's a sneak peek: