the tangled grapevine

We've got another vendor spotlight for our Pottery Barn/ Parsimony Vintage event, Night at the Registry! We sat down with the owner of The Tangled Grapevine for some insight into her process and her company.

Hi! My name is Stacey Rackliffe from the Tangled Grapevine and I am a special occasion florist for the central New England area. I offer my clients something truly unique and special. I get completely involved in every couples' vision of what their special day will feel like through flowers. When possible we like to include the unexpected into our pieces and use our homegrown flowers, herbs and fruit when seasonally.

Where do you get your inspiration?

I get my inspiration from everything around me such as nature, books, Internet and flea markets.  I also take in a lot when I am meeting with the couple.  I get a feel for who they are and what they like.  I will take time to feel what their vision is and also add my own personality into it. By the event itself, the couple is left with something truly beautiful and unique that could never be replicated.

What's the newest trend in wedding flowers that you are loving right now?

The newest trend that I am LOVING is the natural undone look. I feel like every single flower or pod or branch in a piece has its own beauty and I love letting them tell me how they should fit in to the piece. It's just so inspiring and I love that someone could look at the piece a couple times and perhaps find something new every time!

What advice do you have for couple's that want to bring in their season's feel?

If a couple wants to incorporate the season into their look, my advice is to close their eyes and envision what the season means to them personally and to not be afraid of what others might think. Put your whole self into your wedding day and your guests will truly feel it.

Come see Stacey at Night at the Registry, make a floral crown at her table, and enter to win a sweetheart table centerpiece!

Fresh and Vibrant Bouquet Inspiration

Our Parsimony Vintage floral lab is back with another beautiful creation! We have been inspired by the warming days and budding trees. Spring fever in full force. When we think spring we think purples, pinks and greens! 

When you arrange your bouquet with such vibrant colors, you don't need to add too many flower types to make an impact. 

For this bouquet we kept the base of the arrangement simple with flower staples; tulips and roses. We added in beautiful ranunculus to add an element of fun to the bundle and we softened using a few different types of greenery.

Greenery is a great tool to use to add movement to your creation! 


Spray Roses





Leather Leaf 

Asparagus Sprenger

Ruscus Italian 


Bouquet Obsession

It's that time again! Ready to obsess over this next floral creation? Yes, we are too! At our Parsimony Vintage floral lab we have been playing with mixing different colors to revoke a rich and vibrant palettes. So we have tossed our color wheel and our first color combo was red, pinks and yellows, Definitely not a color combination that you would think to put together.  

Color theory is overwhelming so creating your own color scheme can be intimidating. Custom color schemes aren't based on any preset rules. When you mix tones, shades, and tints you allow your design the possibility to have an infinite number of colors combinations and that is exciting. Follow your instinct, your eye knows before you do if two colors complement each other. Remember so colors help make other colors pop. 

Rose Blush

Rose Vendela

Freedom flower


Solidago Golden Glory


Spray Roses

Hypericum Cool Romance


Rose Tiffany

Greens Asparagus Sprenger

Leather leaf

Greens Salal

Ruscus Italian