Millbrook, New York

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Back when fall wasn't a distant memory, we went to Millbrook to do a wedding. It was at a private hunting lodge and the bride was a really fantastic New York interior designer. It took 6 of us 2 days to do the set-up and in between we ate chinese and huddled by the fire at my grandfather's old house in Connecticut. Leaves swirled, fall happened (and I noticed.)
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At some point I will show you photos from the tent, but until then read this interview or make this wreath.

50 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning! I love the green garlands and the house! Wonderful.

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  2. ...Your photos make my heart swoon. Your floral arrangements triple that effect. Really. :o)

    ...What a lovely place to have to work. Thank you for sharing.

    ...Blessings

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful pictures !!!!!
    Have a nice weekend.
    Best from Lilleba on Rusk og Rask

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  4. These are probably my favorite pics yet! I love the warm and fuzzy feeling I get from your website. Its very comforting!

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  5. This is so beautiful! The little cottage on the lake is incredible..it looks so peaceful x

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  6. This is fantastic work. Your arrangements are truly gifts.

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  7. omg wow so amazing! i love this, so beautiful!!

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  8. I love events, but I think the greatest privilege is getting to decorate places. Getting to piece the magic together. This looks so dreamy! The lake, the leaves, the ribbon... perfect.

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  9. I love the earthiness/etherealness of your arrangements...they seem almost like they grew, not like they were made. So beautiful!

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  10. So beautiful. Weddings in the fall can be just gorgeous!

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  11. It's so beautiful, I died a little inside:) Can't wait to see the rest!

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  12. Love it all! You are so gifted, precious flowers.

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  13. Seriously so unspeakably gorgeous. I don't know what else to say!

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  14. good grief..these pics sure are magic ***** umm.. I really think you owe it to the world to put these in a book or something!!

    the moss and ferns.. and the one with the river behind the verandah!!!!

    gee whiz!!!!!!! LOVE

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  15. I never cease to feel better after perusing your posts. Such thoughtful beauty. Such a talent. And, such a gift for me each time. Thank you. :)

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  16. Oh wow, this post is up there in the Amy Merrick hall of fame. SO stunning. Especially that first photo.

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  17. Amy, these are breathtaking. (especially the bottom one with the cold light streaming in from the window).

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  18. Oh my this is amazing and romantic and so beautiful..

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  19. Aw, I was really, really hoping for a tutorial on the leaf garland! I've been wanting to make one just like that for ages now, but I don't know how to make a sturdy, long garland.

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  20. absolutely incredible....well done!

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  21. I can't even start explaining how much I love these pictures! So beautiful!

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  22. Enchanting, looks like it was a magical spot.

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  23. just beautiful. what a gorgeous setting. like storybook fairytale flowers. love the boutinnierres!

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  24. Oh this is just gorgeous! As a city girl through and through, I would love to photograph a wedding somewhere like this.

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  25. Once again, your styling and photography are spot-on. Love the lighting, colors, textures... truly gorgeous!

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  26. One of the best weddings I've been to was at Cream Hill Lake in CT in a very similar venue. The table centerpieces were all colored vegetable arrangements (peppers, eggplant etc), the bride/groom arrived in a canoe and we contra danced the night away - only difference between this location and the one I'm talking about is that I don't remember a railing and a few people went swimming by accident. Lovely - you do nice work and that Millbrook is very near my home town - brings me right back.

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  27. You know what I'm going to say don't you. So I don't need to say it.

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  28. wow, magic. It's so beautiful, I just want to be there! What an increadable job with those garlands!

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  29. What a dream place to marry.. straight out of a movie..right on the water.. Carla

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  30. OMG! OMG! OMG! is that dream place???

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  32. I've just found your blog, and it's so beautiful and inspiring. These photos are a dream, it's such a wonderful feeling when you can feel the seasons change and the rhythm of the earth. Can't wait to see the rest of the photos! x

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  33. I have just spent the last hour going through your website and your blog - and have fallen absolutely in love with your work. I love how natural and romantic your bouquets look and you have truly inspired me for my wedding! I'm getting married in Peru next year and I hope I can find someone as talented as you there! already looking forward to the next post!

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  34. I want to be there - right now! So beautiful and peaceful!

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  35. I want to visit that cabin so badly!

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  37. Oh, how I wish I could afford to hire you to make arrangements for my wedding... I'm planning to do it myself since we live on a farm. Your blog is so inspiring. You have such a talent for making live flowers look like antique velvet ones from tulle hats and such. So dreamy.

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  38. wow
    you are a true artist
    How I would love to have been at that party!

    well done
    best wishes
    Open^house blog, Norway

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  39. what a beautiful location for a wedding. Well, just beautiful really!

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  40. Outdoor locations seem more cost effective because separate payments do not need to be paid for venue in this case. The reception can be handled perfectly in the same location.
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