Moose Meadow Lodge

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Springtime has hit here in the Green Mountain State, officially last month, but not until the apple blossoms start blooming does that feel true. There are so many gnarly little trees that decide to bloom here and there, and these fragile fragrant blooms last for only a week or so until they get ravaged by wind and rain. This is just one of the signs Spring is here; the tree frogs peeping, geese nesting, snapping turtles laying eggs, and ramps and fiddleheads popping up are also all sure signals. The trees however, are such a great metaphor for the Vermont spring: fleeting and special.

I had the opportunity a few weeks ago to join a group of talented individuals for a photo shoot at one such location filled with more stately apple trees. Moose Meadow Lodge is one of the most adorable spots I have seen in Vermont. Its nestled in the hills of Duxbury, Vermont close to all kinds of fun Vermont-ey stuff; hiking and cross country trails, ice cream factories, syrup and cheese outlets, ski areas, and just general beauty.

The talented woman who wrangled all of us together for this fun and creative day is the genius behind DIY Wedding Mentor, Caitlin Frauton. I thankfully made contact with this great lady at a local marketing event, and she was the thoughtful  inspiration that made it happen, along with Somerby Jones Photography,  Snaffle Sweets,  Bridge Street Hair, and Fiori Bridal.

The theme of the shoot was a tree house elopement. Moose Meadow Lodge happens to have a perfect, little, thoughtfully constructed treehouse on their grounds that is a romantic spot for just such an elopement. I decided to bring with me my trusty juliet garden roses, blue thistle, hydrangea, bay laurel, silver eucalyptus,and hypericum berries, everything else was foraged on site, including those sweet sweet apple blossoms. The creative results were highly romantic, storybook, and lush, the palette was peachy pink, sage green, and light blue. We are hopefully using all the photos for business marketing, but I have a few to share with you readers as a sneak peek!

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 Caitlin and Somer are so smart and creative, and thankfully super open to my sense of style so it was such a blast to work with these folks. The  smaller boutonniere is tweedia and fern fronds wrapped with caramel color ribbon and string! We used a lot of materials that were just on hand, and crafting all the pieces became a really organic process. The couple was lovely, and these pics ended up being a part of their engagement photos.

 I haven't had a chance to catch up with my blog as much as I would like, but stay tuned for more general ramblings about my life. To be included: fiddlehead foraging with my Dad, farm barn happenings,and other randomness. I hope you all are having wonderful spring seasons, I will leave you with a few collections of pretty.

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