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Apotheca Flowers – Vendor Spotlight

Tucked away in quaint Goffstown, New Hampshire you’ll find Apotheca Flowers; a floral studio/cafe hybrid where a team of talented souls create floral works of art and a cup of Joe that’ll tantalize your taste buds…

1. How did Apotheca Flowers come to be?

Apotheca Flowers was born of necessity and a desire to create a space that was uplifting and inspiring for people. I opened during a time in my life when I found myself at a crossroads with two young children and jumping in head first was my only option. Life is short, and it’s so important to quest for Eden while we are here. Beauty matters and an inspired object can bring so much joy into a space- and flowers are certainly one of life’s most powerful objects of beauty. They communicate beyond words and impact the human spirit in unparalleled ways.

2. Do you offer services beyond floral design? 

We offer plant installations, creative workshops, and a gorgeous gift gallery, as well as a rotating art gallery.  Our space is also home to a café.  Community involvement is a hugely important to us, and nothing nurtures community like an offering of fellowship over poured cups and filled plates.

3. What is currently trending in floral design?

Movement!! We can’t get enough of rambling imperfection and finding design balance in unexpected ways. Also, large installations and color juxtaposed with tones that ooze historical elegance.

4. What flowers are in season right now?

We buy locally as much as possible in late summer and early to mid-autumn….mixing local blooms with flowers from all over the world creates such rich, dynamic colors and textures to work with. Currently we are playing with dahlias, zinnias, grasses and all sorts of seed pods like scabiosa and milkweed and, of course, garden roses. New Zealand peonies are arriving now and in a few weeks Chilean, which we are so excited about!

5. How far are you willing to travel to provide your services?

We travel anywhere!  This year found us in Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, Nantucket, Boston, New York, Vermont, and our own beloved New Hampshire.  We are always up for adventure and unique story telling through color, texture, and design!

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Apotheca Flowers – Vendor Spotlight

Tucked away in quaint Goffstown, New Hampshire you’ll find Apotheca Flowers; a floral studio/cafe hybrid where a team of talented souls create floral works of art and a cup of Joe that’ll tantalize your taste buds… 1. How did Apotheca Flowers come to be? Apotheca Flowers was born of necessity and a desire to create […]

Jodi Raphael Events – Vendor Spotlight

For as long as she can remember, Jodi has loved to plan parties. She transformed that passion into a thriving career and business the Boston area has come to know as Jodi Raphael Events… 

How did Jodi Raphael Events come to be?

My career started back at WCVB-Chanel 5 News as a television producer until I took some time off to start my family. With two children, I found myself planning celebration after celebration. I was able to follow that passion and broaden my experience working for two event companies.  But my clients needed more; they needed my one-on-one attention when planning their special events. After putting the word out and connecting with contacts and vendors in the Boston area, Jodi Raphael Events was born.

What services do you provide?

Jodi Raphael Events is a full service event planning company. We specialize in planning special occasions for social or corporate clients. With each client, we take great pride in having our arms around the entire event. One never knows what may happen while in the process of planning; our experienced and creative team is ready for anything.

What is currently trending in wedding design?

We are starting to see a shift from the rustic wedding look to more a more bohemian feel. Something a bit more nature-driven with a larger amount of greenery and a deeper color palate. Jewel tones can now be found in the décor as well as the florals, quite the opposite of the very recently popular white and clear.

How far are you willing to travel to provide your services?

For our clients, we are always open to the possibly of extensive travel!  Note: How about — Destination weddings are very popular and a lot of fun to plan. For our clients, we are always open to travel as far as they need us to go!

What do you think will be a big event design trend in 2019?

In 2019 we see a big opportunity to showcase a bride’s personal style through mix and match place settings. This can include a variety of chair options, changing up the chargers and even different glassware. The options are endless and it can really make an event on-trend and so unique.

Emily Tebbetts Photography

Person + Killian Photography

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Jodi Raphael Events – Vendor Spotlight

For as long as she can remember, Jodi has loved to plan parties. She transformed that passion into a thriving career and business the Boston area has come to know as Jodi Raphael Events…  How did Jodi Raphael Events come to be? My career started back at WCVB-Chanel 5 News as a television producer until […]

Sweet Spot – Something Different Cake Couture

There’s cake couture, and there is Something Different Cake Couture. Maureen Girard is a master cake stylist that specializes in edible works of art stemming from her background in painting and sculpting.

1. How did Something Different Cake Couture come to be?

Somewhat by accident. I met a Chef from Johnson & Wales Culinary school and she took an interest in my new interest in cake decorating. I told her I had an Art background (painting and sculpturing) and she thought I would enjoy seeing what could be done with cake and fondant icing. One thing led to another and from there I took classes from some very talented people and my business grew.

2. Do you only offer cakes or other desserts as well?

Mainly I offer cakes for ALL  occasions, not just weddings.  I also offer cupcakes, and decorated sugar cookies.

3. What is trending in cake design/dessert tables?

I’ll be honest, it depends on the client, what may be trending they don’t always gravitate towards. Drip cakes, marble fondant designs, geode designs have been trending since 2017 and have continued through 2018. I’m also seeing a lot of black and gold and painted on cakes! I don’t do a large number of dessert tables, but I do wedding cakes along with cupcakes and cookie combinations.

4. Do you have any signature flavors? 

Pink Champagne is the favorite!

5. Fondant vs. Buttercream… which do you favor? 

I prefer fondant (with butter cream is underneath!) because it’s such a versatile medium to work with, so much that you can do with it , on it. etc.

Cake photo by: James Anthony Photography

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Sweet Spot – Something Different Cake Couture

There’s cake couture, and there is Something Different Cake Couture. Maureen Girard is a master cake stylist that specializes in edible works of art stemming from her background in painting and sculpting. 1. How did Something Different Cake Couture come to be? Somewhat by accident. I met a Chef from Johnson & Wales Culinary school […]

Boho Luxe – Style Page

Lush color combined with ethereal patterns and texture create a look of effortless luxury… We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite boho-luxe event details below! 

Dreamy floral printed gowns layered with chic solid gowns by Jenny Yoo create a look that is purposefully effortless. Available at The White Dress by the Shore. Photographed by This Modern Romance. 

A staple of boho style: the floral crown. Designed by Apotheca Flowers this crown pairs flawlessly with a bouquet rich with textural greens and dusty hued blooms. Photographed by Lindsay Hackney.

Keep the one you love forever near your heart with this art-deco inspired locket from Long’s Jewelers.

A naked farm table is dressed with sprawling greens and amber foliage with pop of creamy white buds surrounded by ocean blue tapers in antiquated gold candelabras. Designed by Jayson Munn Design and Etcetera Events. Photographed by Gabe Aceves.

Dark florals add intrigue to a white and beige invitation suite by Paper & Pearl.

This cranberry red bridesmaid gown by Amsale flows beautifully. Available at A Little Something White.

Fig and goat cheese tartlets drizzled with honey are a crispy little treat from Russell Morin’s Catering and Events. Photographed by Angelina Rose.

Like a siren of the sea, Flowers by Semia designed a bountiful bouquet rich with color, texture, and intrigue. Photographed by Allison Markova. 

Lush blooms mingle with autumn foliage and greenery to create a breathtaking arrangement that looks freshly forged by Greenlion Design. Photographed at Linden Place by Studio 1208 Photography.

 

 

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Boho Luxe – Style Page

Lush color combined with ethereal patterns and texture create a look of effortless luxury… We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite boho-luxe event details below!  Dreamy floral printed gowns layered with chic solid gowns by Jenny Yoo create a look that is purposefully effortless. Available at The White Dress by the Shore. Photographed by This Modern […]

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