“With your love as vast as the sea, your engagement was just meant to be”…

Little boutonnieres make a big statement

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A jacket lapel is the perfect place for a cool boutonniere. After all the hooplah over wedding bouquets,  the guys deserve flowers that make a statement and follow theme. A vest or even suspenders can be dressed up with the right size and style of  boutonniere. Don’t let the guy’s flowers be an afterthought… request something stylin’ and complimentary to the bouquets. That being said, I am just not a fan of “accommodating a boutonniere”; ie. pinning a flower to a shirt front, creating an awkward pucker. If there is not a proper place for a “buttonhole”, my advice shifts to “forget it and save the cash”  for a little something extra,...

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So you’re planning a wedding/civil union?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in General | 0 comments

So you’re planning a wedding/civil union?

Of all events in the course of our human life, a wedding commitment may be the richest… it is certainly monumental. Huge dreams are extended and big funds expended! It is curious to think that the ceremony can last as little as a few quick minutes and almost always less than an hour , with the reception typically scheduled between one and six hours, and yet the preparation consumes months, if not years, of planning and sometimes frantic time.  The careful selection of the gown, dresses, tuxedos vs. suits, special shoes, items borrowed and blue starts the process of  the choreography of events… guest lists, venue, officiant, flowers, cakes, music, photography, videography, food, bar options, transportation… honeymoon destination…! What remains at the end of the glorious but short day is memories. Memories, so strong and well preserved with emotion that some 25 years later, the scent of that favorite flower or “that song” will evoke the full-blown scene. Some of you are getting ready to walk down the aisle and will have advise to share. Others are just starting the planning for a big day in 2014. Keeping the fun in the planning can be part of that memory too. Keep it loving, real and plan it for the planet!  Congratulations and the very best wishes to each of you for a fabulous day with wonderful memories with love everlasting. Best,...

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Whispers of Spring Wedding Show

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in General, News | 0 comments

Wedding expo today in Longmont; it’s free and there are lots of little give-a-ways and big prizes! EllenCara Boulder won’t be displaying but there will be dozens of local wedding professionals showcasing. Caterers, bakers, photographers, make up artists…  fashion shows, balloon drops and food and beverages to keep the guests entertained and strolling through. So if you’re still shopping for wedding vendors, this is a manageable show with easy parking and well organized and managed once you get inside. It’s one that you could probably drag your partner to with the enticement of “free...

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Spring teases

Posted by on Feb 16, 2013 in General | 0 comments

Daydreaming about Springtime flowers and cheerful, fresh colors for upcoming events.

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St. Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in General | 0 comments

St. Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013

Valentine’s Day is so commercialized that has become pretty cheesy. But still, any holiday that is based on love is all in all a good day to celebrate. Cute plush animals, decadent “forget the diet” chocolate, a perfect flower presented with a kiss, candle lit dinner of take out or even mac-n-cheese, all combine to make this coming Thursday “the” day of the week. And, if someone pops the big question, well it’s definately a day to forever remember. One consumer survey I read predicted that approximately 6 million Americans will get engaged this Valentine’s Day! If you are to be one of them – “congratulations! and all best wishes”. “I love thee – I love thee, ‘Tis all that I can say. It is my vision in the night, my dreaming in the day.” – Thomas Hood  ...

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New Year’s Morn-

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in General | 0 comments

“only a night from old to new; only a sleep from night to morn. The new is but the old come true; Each sunrise sees a new year born.” Helen Hunt Jackson 1892 I don’t often quote poetry but have loved the reminder from the New Year’s Morn- (google to see full version). My design studio is in a wonderful old school house (circa 1899) and I feel a special connection with those from that era as I sit and work on wedding corsages or boutonnieres in the wee hours. As we turn the page of the calender, forward to a new year, I take such pleasure in remembering the happiest of times, the greatest of smiles (and grins) that accompany the many wedding days of the passing year. Thank you, dear clients that have become friends, for the memories. Best, Ellen...

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All the best in 2013

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Featured Articles, News | 0 comments

“I have the simplest of tastes; I am always satisfied with the best.” Oscar Wilde, Irish Playwright As we look ahead and make plans for the new year, I am looking for the “best”. The best planners and coordinators, the best venues, the best caterers, the best photographers, the best bands and DJs, the best bartenders, the best bakers… the best, the very best!  I have been fortunate to work among and along side of the best. Bringing the “A Team” is a type of event insurance. When friendly familiarity and great energy combines, a seamless event unfolds. There is a benefit to having “been there and done that” – not to repeat or provide a cookie cutter version of the same, but rather to take it to another level, with a twist and turn to keep it forever fresh and exciting. While I have made countless bouquets featuring the classic and timeless beauty of roses, I’ve never designed two identical. Each owed  it’s individual uniqueness and breath-taking beauty. And, there shall not be another wedding like yours… do your research and choose your vendors from the top shelf. This is a situation where you can expect to get what you pay for. Happy planning! Keeping it light & bright, fun & fabulous in the new year- Cheers! Best, Ellen P.S. “Best of brides” please step forward!  Some dates still available for wedding season...

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Recalling joyful moments …

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Featured Articles, News | 0 comments

Recalling joyful moments …

The winding down of another great year prompts reflection of special people and the joyful moments we’ve shared. It’s no wonder that I have a full heart; under the umbrella of my “job”, is such passion, love, laughter and heartfelt sentiment…  Big shout out of thanks to each and every one of you that I’ve had the pleasure to meet and get acquainted as we tailored your wedding flower vision to perfection. Here are just a scant few of those moments. Good cheer and best love to you ALL in the new...

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Merry Christmas Cheer

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Featured Articles, General | 0 comments

Feelings of HOPE FAITH PEACE LOVE COMPASSION May this wonderful time warm our hearts today and through the...

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First Day of Winter & December Brides

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Featured Articles, General | 0 comments

It’s hard to believe that winter has arrived. There are stubborn roses still clinging to their branches just because they can. Winter whites continue to be my favorite palette in December. It’s clean elegance fills me with calm and hopes of peace. I’ve especially enjoyed collaborating with my December brides and am so very pleased with the beautiful designs created while staying true to our earth-friendly values. Never was there a compromise in style while incorporating (sometimes substituting) an eco-conscious element. (Thanks for trusting me! 🙂 To upcoming brides and my industry peers, I am always a phone call (text or email) away if you want to brainstorm ways to green up your event. I love to share ideas and “plan it for the planet”!  I am very thankful for this year of opportunity and friendships. May the spirit of this special and wonderful season linger in our hearts… Best love shout out to all! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Best, Ellen Cara...

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