5 Underdog Flowers You Should Get to Know

Get to know these 5 hidden gems, each with their own personality and style. Show them some love and let them help brighten up your day!

 

1) The Toad Lily- These delightful beauties are the underdogs of the lily family. They might not have the most gorgeous name but one look at them and they will make you a believer! And toads are kind of cute if you ask me.
Season: Early Fall

Colors: Pink, Purple, White, Red

 

 

2) The Passion Flower aka: Maypop- If you live in the Southeast United States these show-stopping flowers might not be considered an underdog to you but here in the Northeast they still have plenty of spotlight potential. They grow on a vine and there is no other flower like the Passion Flower. I know you are probably curious as to why the Passion flower is also know as the name “Maypop”. Well, believe it or not it is because they tend to pop up in the month of May. Clever, I know. Also, if you were wondering if it is associated with Passion Fruit well by golly gosh, your right! Beautiful and then delicious?! Take the stage Passion Flower, front and center, baby.
Season: Early Spring to Mid Fall

Colors: Pink, Blue, Purple

 

 

3) Gloriosa- Their name “Gloriosa” is derived from the word gloriosus, which means handsome and that is exactly what I would call these flame-looking flowers, handsome fellas. I beg of you, look up pictures of this flower used in bouquets. You won’t be sorry.
Color- Red to Bright Yellow

Season- March to November

 

 

4) Snake’s Head- This amazing bell-shaped flower is an underdog due to its extremely unique checkered coloring making them resemble, you got it, a snake’s skin. Though in my personal opinion, they remind me of checkered Vans and maybe thats why I (or my inner high-school self) totally dig them.  Regardless, both reasonings are good for me.

Color- Pink/Purple and White Checkered

Season- Late Winter to Mid Spring

 

 

5) Beehive (or any) Ginger- You read correctly, it says Ginger. In my opinion I don’t think that people take enough advantage of this root. Ginger comes in many different beautiful forms but Beehive just so happens to be my favorite. It’s warm colors and wax-looking texture makes any arrangement or bouquet an instant conversation piece.
Color- Yellowish-Green to Bright Red

Season- July through November

Watch out for these underdogs and help their cause! They’re all too gorgeous and underrated to remain in the shadows of mums and roses (though mums and roses are a loved favorite to all). Start the trend, take the plunge, pick a flower you normally wouldn’t dare to. I promise you won’t regret it!

Their fellow underdog,
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Whim Events Named Boston’s Best 2014!

Every once in a while, something magical happens… this week was one of those times.

We are completely humbled and totally in awe to announce that we have been named “Best Wedding Planner” in The Improper Bostonian’s Best of Boston issue! We honestly could not have done it without our incredibly gifted and hardworking team. Their dedication and support is incomparable. We also want to thank the insanely talented team of colleagues that we have the pleasure of working with. They inspire us and motivate us every single day.

Last, but certainly not least, we want to thank each and every bride and groom for allowing us to live our dream, while making their’s come true. We are so fortunate to be able to be a part of your special moments.

Be sure to check out the special issue and follow us on Facebook  and Instagram @WhimEvents for more exciting #WhimEvents news!

PS. We’ll be pinching ourselves for weeks to come!

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Whim’s Vendor Spotlight: Hartford Prints!

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Any company that has an exclamation point in their name automatically gets our vote for being awesome. But seriously,  the talented sisters of Hartford Prints! are just that – full of life, love and a whole lot of energy and creativity. We have the pleasure of working with them to create beautiful and custom letterpress invitations for our wedding clients & photo shoots. Their creativity is beyond belief, their design work is impeccable, their love for local is apparent and quite frankly, their personal style is like walking into an Anthropology catalogue. If you are looking for a dynamic team to create magic in your paper, the ladies of Hartford Prints! are your go to gals.

 

When did you start Hartford Prints! & how did you get into the paper business? 

Hartford Prints! is a Connecticut letterpress shop and studio, run by us Gale sisters, Addy, Callie, and Rory. Founded in 2009 with the help of a grant from the City of Hartford, Addy opened our studio as a non-profit educational space, employing local high school students as printmaking apprentices. When the terms of the grant expired in 2012, we decided to combine our creative forces and we launched Hartford Prints! as a custom stationery company. Since then, we have opened a retail location in downtown Hartford and brought on our “youngest sister” Kait Lennon, who mans our press with a lot of expertise and a lot of love.

 

What is your business philosophy?

At Hartford Prints!, we strive to create paper that is modern, fun, offbeat, and unique. Our process is more personal than ordering invitations from a stationer or online because we are a letterpress company and everything we design is custom. Letterpress is an old-fashioned form of relief printing all done by hand, so our work is truly a labor of love. We also work closely with our clients to understand their styles, the look and feel of the wedding or event, and what makes them unique as a couple. We listen to “how we met” stories, look at old pictures, build a Pinterest board (of course!), and then create an invitation suite that speaks to all of those things! The result is a timeless, one-of-a-kind piece that they hopefully treasure.

 

What is your favorite thing about being in the letterpress biz?

Our favorite thing about being in the letterpress business is the response our clients and customers have when interacting with our product and technique. The weight of the paper, the texture of the embossment, the variations of color, and the physical printing process all conjure up romantic and nostalgic feelings in this digital age. Letterpress stationery communicates a thoughtful, purposeful approach to the recipient, which is exactly how we approach our business! We also love how collaborative our industry can be, from working with other printers, to local artists, to like-minded business owners, we are constantly in awe by the people we get to work and collaborate with!

 

What type of client do you love working with?

We love all of our clients! Some are really talented artists themselves and are heavily involved in the process from start to finish, while others just really appreciate good design and want to sit back and let us do our thing! Regardless of styles, tastes, and backgrounds, our clients all share a love of letterpress and a passion for supporting small businesses, which makes our job pretty easy. We always strive to be flexible, respectful, and dedicated, and love it when clients share those qualities too.

 

What is your best advice for a couple when it comes to wedding paper?

Our advice to anyone starting the wedding paper process is to shop around! There are so many options out there for different tastes and budgets, from letterpress to offset printing, from ordering online to ordering custom, from a simple invitation to a multi-piece suite. Know what you are looking for, know what you’re willing to spend, and then go out and search for what works best for you. Because when you find the perfect stationer, it really is a match made in paper heaven!

Recent Hartford Prints! features:


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How to contact Hartford Prints!

Email us at contact@hartfordprints.com

Call us at (860) 578-8447

Or stop by our shop! 42 1/2 Pratt Street, Hartford CT 06103.

**Photo credit from top down: Carla Ten Eyck, Deborah Zoe Photography, Carla Ten Eyck, Eric Foley Photography

 

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Whim’s Vendor Spotlight: Brighter Lights Media

Eric + Rachel // a Wedding Feature from Brighter Lights Media on Vimeo.

 

By now, you’ve watched the video above and know why today’s spotlight is who it is. The first time we met the Brighter Lights Media team, they were interviewing us for a photo shoot / film we were making last spring. We loved them! They were super funny and bright dudes.  And then, when we saw the video they made from that interview, well we about fell over in our desk chairs. Not only were these guys funny and bright, but WAY talented! They actually made us cry! (in the best way). If you want every awesome, heartwarming & hilarious detail of your wedding captured on film, BLM is your crew. Find out how they got their start (completely by accident!) and check out their sweet tips for hiring the right videography team.
When did you start in the business & how did you get into wedding videography?
We got started in September of 2011 completely by accident. Chris and I had recently left our jobs in the corporate video world when we decided to try and start our own production company. A friend of a friend had overheard us talking about this, and she had a wedding coming up (in 2 weeks!) and asked us to film it. We jumped on it, she loved what we created, and has been spreading our name around ever since!

 

What is your philosophy?
Our philosophy is completely centered around getting to know our clients. A wedding has so many moving parts and so many unique personal elements weaved into one day, we spend so much time when it comes to planning, storytelling, and personalizing our work to produce a truly custom one of a kind film.

 

What is your favorite thing about being a wedding videographer?
Being able to stir up an emotional reaction while watching our films. A typical job you sort of just do your work, you go home at the end of the day, rinse and repeat, so I think it’s pretty incredible to be able to create a product for someone, and then see and hear from them just how much they love and appreciate what we’ve done. It’s very rewarding, we’re so lucky and fortunate to have that opportunity.

 

What type of client do you love working with?
There are a few traits that the majority of our clientele have that we tend to look for when interviewing couples. For starters, they get excited when talking about their fiancé and love to repeat their story of how they met. We like to see people who are truly in love and are more into the idea of marriage than just throwing an awesome party. A lot of our couples also have been together for between 5-10 years. We also enjoy working with people who have a sense of curiosity and have an adventurous side to their personality.

 

What is your best advice for a couple when it comes to wedding videography?
Every website you visit you will surely see some short 3-5 minute highlight clips of that videographer’s recent work. It’s very easy to make 5 minutes look amazing from an entire day’s worth of footage, so my recommendation would be to ask to see a recent feature or finished final product to make sure that the quality is sustained and consistent with what you saw in the shorter films.

 

A recent highlight filmhttps://vimeo.com/82024961
Our preferred contact method:
2014 is already completely booked for us, but for 2015 there’s no such thing as too early!

 

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Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Kristin Chalmers Photography

We’re introducing our first ever Whim Vendor Spotlight…and our first guest of honor is one of Boston’s best, most artful wedding photographers. Wedding photographer Kristin Chalmers is the SHIIZZZZ and we know it. And we figured, so should you. Check out our latest interview with Kristin. From her years as an LA film producer to how she’s got your back by using a safe word if you’re overwhelmed on the big day, this lady is inspiring, artful & full of great photography tips.

 

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When did you start in the business & how did you get into wedding photography?
I went to Emerson College and studied film. I was able to take photography classes there, learning the basics of film and the darkroom. I started shooting seriously when I was living in Los Angeles working as a TV producer.  When my shows went dark, I would rent tons of gear and teach myself everything about film, photography and even a little bit of lighting.  Shooting in LA is easy because there are hundreds of beautiful people and all of them want their photos taken. I was lucky enough to break into a little editorial work, as well as shooting a bunch of album covers for an international record label based in San Francisco.  After my husband and I had our first child, we decided it was time to leave Los Angeles and head back east, where we are both from. I started photographing families and food. While I loved it, I needed something more. My husband was turning 40 and I really wanted to do something HUGE for his birthday.  I was never going to be able to pull off what I wanted for him solely on my family photography income. I had many people tell me I should do weddings, but I was really scared to do it.  Wedding photography was not something I thought I could do well, but when my friend insisted I shoot his wedding, I gave in and gave it a shot (so to speak). I had the absolute best time and I was able to capture their day the way I wanted to.  I wanted to keep it light and fun and definitely not traditional.  I thought to myself, I love this and if I could just book two weddings this year, I would be able to surprise my husband with an amazing party and maybe a small trip away somewhere.  Well, that year I booked 15 weddings and I have never looked back. Not only was I able to throw a surprise party for him but I took him to Mexico too. But the best part was I found a niche market in wedding photography. I love my job and adore my clients.

 

What is your favorite thing about being a wedding photographer?
What’s not to love about a wedding photographer!  I love spending time with my couples really getting to know them. I find that it’s super important that they feel comfortable with me no matter what. I think being a TV producer for 8 years really helps me to think on my toes and put fires out without panicking.  Weddings are full of unpredictable moments, chaos, emotion and many different personalities, and I thrive on being able to help my couples navigate through all of that. I tell my couples that they are priority number one and it’s my job to protect them at all costs from anything that may stress them out.  I have safe words with some of my couples, so if things arise that they don’t want to handle, they can say the safe word and I swoop in and take over.  I love working with great vendors. I get a thrill in knowing that I’m helping my couples document their history as it unfolds on their big day. I believe weddings can really bring out the best in people. What an honor it is to witness that with my camera and bring it to fruition through a visual medium!

 

What type of client do you love working with?
I live for the clients that really let me IN!  I love when they are not afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeve because that makes for amazing images. My couples know that when comes down to it, it’s about a marriage and the wedding is just a big fun party. Couple that don’t take themselves too seriously are the best.

 

What is your best advice for a couple when it comes to wedding photography?
The phrase “You get what you paid for” rings true when it comes to many things on your wedding day, especially photography. Anyone can buy a $5000 DSLR camera and call themselves a photographer. But that doesn’t mean they are. I can’t tell you how many people I know say they wished they would have made more of an investment in their photography, instead of things like expensive favors that nobody keeps. Other tips:

 

    • Make sure your photographer shows you  they can shoot a wedding from beginning to end. Websites only showcase a fraction of what is shot on a wedding day. Ask to see albums, or better yet ask them if you can have access to a couple galleries of weddings they have shot.
    • Make sure your photographer is insured, has back up equipment and knows how handle all types of lighting situations.
    • Seriously consider getting an album made of your images and print your photos too!  I wrote this blog post about all of this when one of my grooms passed away suddenly. I went to the memorial service armed with a box of prints from their wedding. When I handed the box over to his wife, she told me that she had her digital files from me for over six months but had yet to print a single one of them. My heart broke for her. It really explains what I do and what is important to me as a wedding photographer.

 

I think the most important thing besides the above, is that you really like your wedding photographer. I tell my clients, “Can you imagine me at the birth of your baby? How about a funeral of a loved one?” If the answer is yes, then I’m your girl.  Because other than having a baby, your wedding day is the most vulnerable time of your life and you need to feel safe with your photographer. Remember, you only get to take three things away from your wedding day: Your dress, the photographs and each other. Don’t you think that is worth the investment?  I know I do.

Check out more of Kristin’s published work:
Angie & Brian’s Art Deco wedding featured on Rock & Roll Bride

 

How to contact Kristin:
Email: info@kristinchalmersphoto.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kristinchalmersphotography
Website: http://www.kristinchalmersphoto.com/

 

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Alden Castle Wedding: Ali & Dennis

Well, lovebirds, we hope you are having a happy, sappy, love-filled Valentine’s day! And honestly, it doesn’t get more love-filled than today’s blog! We loved doing the florals for Ali & Dennis’s wedding day at Alden Castle.  We just adored meeting Ali. We even got to take 3 generations of her family to the flower market to pick out her blooms! So when we found out Ali & Dennis had been to over 40 weddings TOGETHER, we immediately hit her up for tips on planning her own big day. Enjoy these stunning pictures from Sweet Jane Photography and then check out Ali’s wedding tips below..from inspiration to budget tips, this lovely lady is a pro at planning wedding perfection and enjoying every moment! xoxoxoxo and congrats to Ali & Dennis!

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From the bride:

What was your favorite part of the wedding day?
Ah! It’s so hard to choose! I had three “first looks” which was so amazing! I saw my dad for the first time after getting into my dress and it was so emotional and amazing.. it was a moment that most daughters dream of! Then, I had my first look with Dennis which was obviously my MOST favorite moment of the day. It was truly perfect.. more special than I could have ever imagined! He was so sweet and it was so fun and special for us to have that moment to ourselves before all of the partying began! Then, we had a “first look” with our bridal party. This was awesome! It wasn’t planned, but because we were running late, it worked out that Dennis and I saw each other before seeing the bridal party once we were all dressed up.  It was so exciting to walk into the room and see everyone’s faces.. the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and our parents. Each face was so memorable for me… so priceless! That is what it’s all about — your favorite people all in one place, celebrating you two as a couple.  It was really special.

What was most important to you when planning your wedding?
Dennis and I have been to a LOT of weddings, so when it was our turn to plan, we had it almost all figured out :) Decision making came easy to us for the most part. It was really important to us to have an event that everyone would enjoy as much as we would. The most important thing for us was to always remember to enjoy all of the little moments along the way, because it would be well worth it.  It is easy to get stressed with all of the to-do lists floating around, so remember to remind yourselves and each other to take it all in. Have fun with it! After all, when else can you plan an amazing party that’s really all about YOU!?

What inspired you?
We had a big wedding, so our venue options were fairly limited around this area.  We only saw two other places before seeing Alden Castle… and once we saw our venue, we realized it was perfect! Alden Castle had so much character and it felt so elegant and romantic!  After deciding to get married there, everything sort of fell into place.  The room itself inspired us to keep the rest of the decor elegant and fun, but simple and personal to us all at the same time. Everything was perfect.


What was the most challenging part of the planning process and how did you deal with it?
The hardest part of the planning process was making sure that our style and ideas worked well with hosting a formal event.  We wanted to have a personal and memorable ceremony as well as a classy reception. Sometimes it got tricky planning for a variety of people and age groups.  As much as the wedding is about the couple, your guests are looking for a great night out as well. It was important to us for all of our guests to enjoy the night.
 
What advice do you have for brides tying the knot this year?
Relax!!… and remember to enjoy the WHOLE process … from engagement parties, to bridal showers, dress shopping, family and friend celebrations, and whatever else you have along the way.  All of these special moments will become just a memory before you know it.. make sure you live in the moment! It will be well worth it once it’s all over to be able to look back and realize that you had not only had an amazing wedding, but also an incredible planning process! Also, take TONS of pictures .. you’ll be happy you did once it’s all over!

Any tips and tricks for the budget conscious bride?

Tackle the absolute must-haves for your wedding first! Then make a list and budget for extra things that you may want and REALLY try to stay within that budget.  Ask around and search websites for easy ways to save money… there are some great ideas out there! You’ll come up with ways that will best fit your wedding day.  Also, don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you have family or friends that want to help out, take them up on the offer! One way that we stayed within our budget was by using the bridesmaids’ bouquets as centerpieces for some of the tables.  Since we did a first look before the ceremony and took all of our pictures prior to the reception, the girls didn’t need their flowers after the ceremony.. we saved a ton of money by doing this and we were so pleased with how gorgeous the room looked! Of course Whim helped with making it so perfect for us :)

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Whim’s Year in Review: 2013 A Year of Emotion & Gratitude

{From the bottom of our hearts}

Every year is like a new beginning for us.  Although our mission will never change (see our 2012 year in review), we are constantly blessed with new opportunities to see why weddings are such a labor of love. This year, one of our clients said to us, “A wedding is like an ecosystem of people; all who had some part in bringing us together.” This hit us in a profound way, because it is so true. (Thanks, Phil!).  A marriage is a new ecosystem of connection, community and shared love. And we are so lucky to be a part of these special moments. We get to see the true reasons why people feel warm and fuzzy inside, the small kisses that couples sneak when they don’t think others are looking, a bride just before she walks in to meet her groom, the feeling you get when you walk into a room filled with joy for others. In other professions, we are told emotions do not belong in the workplace. But in the love business, we are surrounded by it, engulfed in it. We embrace it and hug it and squeeze it tight.  So at each wedding this year, we tried to remain conscious of that ecosystem of love that exists.  And although the little styling details and floral design are our skill, we know they are nothing if we do not create them for each couples’ specific love and the ecosystem that surrounds it. So this blog is an enormous resounding, and grateful thank you to our clients, for letting us be a part of that wonderful environment that makes your marriage so precious.

And, speaking of ecosystems, we had the privilege of building our team this year. Never have we ever seen a group of women so brilliantly passionate about making our clients’ wedding days so special.  And a group so willing to hustle, while having a little fun! (Whim personal training on the job? or NECR/Whim cross fit?!) And when I had a baby in late November, the planning team took my place at each wedding as if it wast their own.  Moira had her own team of girls working hard to make something beautiful, teaching our whimterns and flower gals how to nurture the flowers. So after three years of building Whim as solely Moira and I, it brings tears to our eyes to see thank you notes come in addressed to these girls.

And lastly, a huge thank you to the ecosystem of creatives we get to work with at each celebration. You may know them as “vendors” but we hate that word because they are much more.  They are magic makers. It is this community of photographers, venues, caterers, planners, stylists, artists, designers and stationers with the same passion for love that make these weddings much more than just an event. In fact in 2014, we are so moved and humbled to be planning Jenn & Erick’s wedding with the generous Boston wedding community  - to make a wedding wish come true and provide hope in the midst of heart breaking news.  We are also grateful for our mentors –  who help us grow and people who believe in us. (Special to thank you Zak Kraft and C10!).

So without further ado, here is our 2013 year in review – a small glimpse of the shared & treasured moments and the ecosystems that make love so infinitely endearing and beautiful.

xoxo, Nat, Moira and the Whim Crew.

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{Photographers seen above}

Deborah Zoe Photography, Summer Street Photography, Lisa Rigby Photography, Avenna Studios, Olivia Gerd Photography, Hitched Studios, Kristin Chalmers Photography, Melissa NiCastro Photography, Channing Johnson Photography, Shannon Grant Photography, Sweet Jane Photography, Julie Ann Woodford Photography, Katie Noble Photo, Hello Love Photo, Hinkley Photography, Amanda Marie Studios, Carla Ten Eyck Photography, Amie Fedora Photography

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Dana & Phil’s Wedding | Tower Hill Botanical Garden

There’s nothing like a botanical greenhouse wedding to make you remember that winter does come to an end! Dana and Phil’s wedding was held on a glorious day in August at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.  This place has become one of our favorite venues, so we can see why Dana and Phil wanted to celebrate here! Dana and Phil reached out to us for Day of Coordination, floral design and a bit ‘o event styling  We loved how refreshing and outdoorsy they were, spending their time together biking and hiking with their black lab. Their mix of natural practicality, simplicity + party! made for an awesome wedding. For design, they did not want anything over the top, just something that felt like a getaway where everyone could let loose and have a blast.  They loved the idea of simple & natural flowers, so our Classic Garden package was perfect for them.  We worked with them to add special touches to their event, including a bicycle themed program, song lyric table numbers and a classic & charming menu from Roseville designs, and directional signs from Strawberry Small Works Studio. The table scape featured bright yellow blooms for an added pop of organic cheer. The couple had a blast on their wedding day, dancing the night away until midnight! Congrats to you, Dana & Phil!

Thank you Hitched Studios  for such the lovely photos!

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Kelsey’s Holiday How-To: DIY Gift Tags

So..you’ve purchased all of your gifts for family and friends, now what? A great way to personalize any gift is with a great gift tag! These gift tags are super easy & quick. Turn on your favorite holiday movie, grab some hot cocoa and craft away!
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There are so many different ways you can personalize your gift tags. Think stamps, stickers, and buttons galore! Be creative and give them your own special touch.  Here are the materials I used. All can be found at any craft store.
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{Materials}: 
  • 1 package of brown or white gift tags (comes with 25 tags)
  • Holiday stamps
  • Stamp pads of your choice
  • Scotch double sided tape squares
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • 1 Thick & 1 thin Sharpie
  • Holiday Stickers
  • Colored Pens
  • Small buttons
  • Circle Punch
  • Glitter tape
I made a bunch of these cute gift tags in different ways, here are some of my favorites!
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{frosty}:
  • 3 small red buttons, which already had glue on the back from the package, placed them one on top of the other.
  • Thin sharpie for drawing a hat and arms
  • 1 small piece of craft paper for the “snow
  • Double sided tape to secure it to the tag
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{button tree}:
  • 6 green small buttons
  • Scissors to cut out two small squares of scrapbook paper
  • Double sided tape to attach them to the gift tag
  • One small star sticker on top of the christmas tree
  • Thin sharpie to add on the bows for the presents
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{tree + trimmings}:
  • 1 Holiday tree sticker
  • Scissors to cut out a small square of scrapbook paper
  • Double sided tape to attach to gift tag
  • Colored gold pen to draw ribbons
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{santa + sparkle}:
  • 1 small red stamp pad
  • Small Santa stamp
  • Thin sharpie for writing message
  • White & Gold glitter tape
  • Scissors to cut the tape
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Finished product! All of these gift tags are super easy and fun to make. Happy Crafting from the elves at Whim!
xoxo, Kelsy

 

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Mara & Adam’s Wedding: The Commander’s Mansion

It was just about this time last year when we sat down with Mara to chat about flowers for her September nuptials. Mara and Adam were planning a small and intimate affair at the Commander’s Mansion in Watertown. We instantly related to Mara – her sense of style was simple, elegant yet practical. She explained that they wanted a wedding small enough to connect with every person there over good food and good conversation. We loved that they were focused on the most important people in their lives on their special day.  Then we got to talking about flowers. The color scheme was purple, grey, green and white. She loved simple vintage vases, Downton Abbey and a look that didn’t appear fussy of overdone.  And her favorite flower when we took her to the market? Deep purple clematis – which Moira made sure to use in her bouquet, the chuppah and more.  Mara often emailed us throughout the year for our opinions on decor & vendors, which we loved because it helped us picture the whole day. And she also rented our chuppah, candles and wedding signage to add to the day. We felt very connected to her wedding and admired the ease of which she went about planning it. We loved everything from her paper by Wicked Bride Stationary to her food from Season to Taste, and the fact that they stayed true to their intent of an intimate party. And, can we talk about how gorgeous she looked on the wedding day?! Cheers to Mara and Adam –  to a lifetime of small and special moments!

Photos by Channing Johnson Photography

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