Lush in Blush at Pine Orchard Yacht Club

Joanna and Greg were so sweet to work with!  Another couple that used me for my Style Services as I worked closely with them on all the details such as bridesmaids dress color, linen choice and color, lace topper, colored lace detail on the seating cards, table numbers, etc etc   I remember walking into the Pine Orchard Yacht Club with the flowers and hearing a gasp from the staff…not only because these centerpieces but because it was an ‘Aha’ moment as they saw everything come together and make sense.  I will let the photos from the very talented Sean and Micheal from millimeter photo not only show you the details but the love and happiness that they captured from Joanna and Greg that day.   Joanna was prettied up even more than normal by the fabulous Maria Licari! PERFECTION!

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Hot Pink and Navy Preppy-ness

Kristen and Greg were SO involved with the decor and details since they wanted their wedding to stand out, be personal, and for their guests to feel like they were at an Elegant Party…and I think they did a wonderful job!!  I LOVE it when not only a bride but a groom really gets on board with a theme and runs with it!  It really makes for a better planning experience and even more excitement and anticipation for that special day to see how it all comes together.  I am a true believer of hiring the right vendors, ones that are on the same page and can relate to your vision because then you can totally trust in them to do what they were hired to do while you can really enjoy the process of it all and be less stressed. Thank you, Kristen and Greg, for choosing me!  I adored both of you ( and your awesome dog that came to every consultation) and appreciate the level of trust you had in me and let me say NO to a few too many ideas…I think we made the right choices :)  It’s couples like you that make me truly fall in love with my talent and career all over again!

Okay, so I don’t even know where to start as there were TOO many details to include photos or even talk about…but I’ll try to do my best….

HOT PINK and NAVY…STRIPES, STRIPES, STRIPES!!! This was their theme and you could see it everywhere you turned….Jr Bridesmaids and Jr Groomsmen walking down the aisle each holding a sign in Hot Pink hanging from Navy and white striped ribbon  “Here…Comes…The…Bride”, Hot Pink Peonies wrapped in specialty Navy and White striped Fabric, Custom Made Navy and White Striped Linens, Hot Pink Table Numbers,  Menus in the same pattern and colors…..THEN…some fun accents….Fans for each guest to use during the ceremony that doubled as programs, Streamers for guests to wave as they said “I do”, Bottled Water with their logo, Tri Colored Flip Flops, Popcorn Bar, Signature Drinks, A Photo Booth, and the night ended with star shaped chocolate chip cookies and milk!!!

The Dresses from A Little Something White  were more than perfect and the men in Blue Blazers/Khaki pants and Navy and Hot Pink Striped Ties made for the Preppiest wedding ever!!!

They couldn’t have chosen a more perfect town and venue as Madison Beach Hotel, being on the beach in Madison and all…(I may be biased as I am a preferred florist and just LOVE this place)

Of course, this wedding wouldn’t be what it is without Tim Nosenzo capturing not only all of the details but their love and special moments as well…Oh, and the VIEW!!!!

Without further delay…..see for yourself!!!















Enchanted Vineyard Wedding

I am so excited to talk about Lauren Haymond and Jeff Zimmerman’s Enchanted Vineyard Wedding at Saltwater Farm Vineyard! (of course they are now referred to as Mr and Mrs Zimmerman…or should I say President and First Lady – he he…you’ll see why)

First I have to thank SO many players…. Lauren’s mother, Sharyn Haymond, for seeking me out after meeting with MANY other wedding designers!  We had connected right away and had so much fun talking flowers, colors, styles, etc  She made me blush every time she referred to me as a “New York” florist!  I hear that a lot!  I think it’s due to my persistent creativity, unique designs, thinking outside the box, and of course, my funky style!  But, enough about me…I was giving thanks…..

Thanks to Lauren’s Father, John Haymond, for being great to work with!

Day of Coordinators,  Margaret and Ann from Fancy Pants.  They were so easy going and kept on point. They did a great job and worked with my team seamlessly …thank you!

Michael and Kerri from Coastal Gourmet Catering for always putting down the table linens FIRST!  We love them!

Merrily and Michael, the owners of Saltwater Farm.  They are always so great with me and my team!  They refer me often and Michael said that the “Vineyard has never looked so good”…he was very impressed!  We thank you and appreciate you both!

MY TEAM!!!!  Two Words… A-Mazing!  Sarah, my team leader, really stepped it up at this wedding since ALL of the centerpieces needs to be designed ON SITE!  There was a ton of decor…17 tables; a chuppah; cocktail; ceremony aisle….etc etc AND we had to get it all done in 2 hours! Yup! That meant everyone was in overdrive and I appreciate their hard work!

And last, but certainly NOT least…. Lauren and Jeff’s Photographer, John Galayda of Blackrock Photography.  This is the first time I have had the pleasure of working with him and let me tell you…he was SO nice, so thoughtful, and so easy to work with; before, during and after the wedding.  Not to mention his work is fantastic!

It’s so fantastic that I’m not going to bore you anymore with details of the wedding…you can see them ALL through John’s lens…….

New England Wedding

Purple and Green wedding

Vineyard wedding

Outdoor Jewish Ceremony

Decorated jewish chuppah

wedding guest book

Their “guest book”!  Such a cute idea!

enchanted forest weding

tree centerpiece

fall wedding


vineyard seating cards

lauren and jeff wedding kiss

I can’t stand it!  So, I have to include some AWESOME black and whites!  Told you John has a great eye and captured so many of the special moments!

groomsmen pocket squares

SWF Vineyard wedding


Natural wedding chuppah

This wedding chuppah is a rental item.  It is best used for outdoor where it can be decorated with flowering branches for that natural feel. Don’t let the picture fool you, it was taken with a fish eye lens by Danny Kash! You can see more photos from this wedding on our website in Tedessa and Jeff’s Gallery.

outdoor ceremony chuppah

Owenego Tennis and Racket Club, Branford, Ct