Spring Flowers in West Hartford, CT

I stepped into a field of Spring Flowers in West Hartford, CT at the Elizabeth Park Greenhouse Flower show in March.  I was overcome and intoxicated by the scent, the colors and the beauty.  This is what I saw.  Enjoy. The intention behind these photographs of Spring Flowers, were to capture images that reflected the feeling I had upon entering the Elizabeth Park Greenhouse in West Hartford a couple of weeks ago in March.  I guess it was a long winter.  Viewing the wash of color and intense aroma of these tulips took my breath away.  I just stood there breathing in and looking at the array of colors and the variety in size and shape.   Once I returned to earth, I decided a macro lens would give me the ‘feeling’ of dreamy, intoxication that I experienced being in the presence of these gorgeous blooms. Therefore, I used a very shallow field of focus, that is, a large aperture on the camera settings like f2-f4.  I wanted a wisp of focus, no details needed, but just enough to be drawn in my the lure of these beauties.   If you love spring flowers, make sure you put it in […]

Spring Flowers!

Spring flowers are finally blooming in NE Connecticut.  The sun is shining today, even though the temperature is still pretty cold.  This is a rare free Saturday for me and I just wanted to post a photo of these ‘Happy Daffies’ in my front yard before I go out and enjoy the sunshine.  Daffodils are my favorite spring flowering bulbs – such variety and so upbeat I can’t help but smile when I see them.  What is your favorite spring flower?  Leave a comment below 🙂   Quick tip for my fellow gardeners – I now order my seeds exclusively from  Johnny’s Seeds – great variety, organic choices and always get great results from them.  I just got my packet of seeds (quick shipping, too!) and hope to get the cool weather crops planted this weekend.  Bok Choi, snap peas, lettuce to name a few.  Enjoy your day and thank you for visiting my blog.  Please leave a comment so I know you were here.  

Spring in Connecticut is bursting out all over!

Here is a look at what is happening in my garden.  Bleeding hearts in full bloom.

I thought you’d like some sun today!

Here is a sunny bouquet to brighten your spirits today! These Bridal Flowers were created by the mother of the groom at this Connecticut Wedding at Amarante’s Seacliff, in New Haven, CT.

Looking for Your Wedding Vendors?

Getting married in 2012? 2013?  Research is key to finding the wedding professionals who will help you create the wedding day of your dreams.  There are many websites and blogs that will list vendors in your area with reviews and images of their work.  To name a few, WeddingWire, Wedding Reports, GetMarried, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings and the list goes on.  Depending on the style of wedding you are planning it is helpful to look for vendors that have that ‘ feel’ you are going for. Now is the time to make a short list of vendors for 2012 weddings, and get out there and meet face to face.  Meet ups are more than just exchanging information as you can get a feel for the person who you will be communicating with AND spending hours with on your wedding day.  My recommendation: find the people you are comfortable with and actually like.  Usually the rest will fall into place. Check back as I will be posting about some of my favorite wedding vendor colleagues that I love working with and that you might consider for your wedding.  🙂 This beautiful centerpiece above was created by Melissa at Stylish Blooms […]

Memorable Wedding at the Riverview!

Regan and Jason were married at the Riverview in Simsbury last Friday. Everything went beautifully!  She wore a gorgeous gown – a Tara Keely design from Mariella’s Attic in Rocky Hill, CT; Invitations were done by Harvest Moon Ink; and the flowers were designed by Stylish Blooms .  Congratulations to this terrific couple! Here are a few highlights from the day.