These two were great clients to work with! Dora booked without having met me as she was living in Manitoba where her and her ‘husband to be’ were both working as RCMP officers. Even though she was planning from afar, this wedding was one of the smoothest and easiest to plan of the entire season. And I have to say, I just loved how it came together (so did the happy couple and their guests!)
When Dora first contacted me she wanted a “white wedding” with a bit of red. Travis planned on wearing his red serge RCMP uniform instead of a traditional suit, which left Dora struggling to balance the red of his uniform. A few months later, after seeing a wedding on my website, Dora changed her colour palette to pink and red. I’ve said it before but don’t be afraid to think outside the box! Pink and red can be best friends! Shades of pink can be a nice balance to strong reds and add a dimension in colour.
Dora chose her original favourite- a white rose bouquet. We dressed it up with a bit of sparkle. For the rest of the flowers we used the vibrant pink and red colour palette.
The next series of photos are from Abela photography. A special thanks to them for sending us all these! To see more of their work, visit them at www.abelaphotography.com
How cute is this little pup all decked out in his tux for the day!?
Congratulations Dora and Travis, you’re a great couple and it was a real pleasure planning with you and designing your wedding flowers!
This wedding was one of my favourites of the season! When Amie first emailed me, she wrote that she was looking for a “vintage/wildflower look that still pops” and that is exactly what we managed to achieve through a unique and eclectic mix of flowers including orchids, dahlias, waxflower, vibernum berries, thistle, roses, callas, seeded eucalyptus, leucadendron and hydrangea! Whew, quite a mix! I worked closely with Amie and her mom Janet (as Amie lives 6 hours away) to pull off this vintage, wildflower inspired wedding with lots of “POP”!
The wedding took place on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. Thanksgiving weekend can either be amazingly beautiful or can be dismally cold and rainy. Luckily for Amie and Andre, the weather was PERFECT! They were married just outside of London in a small rural church on farmland that used to be owned by their family (Amie’s parent’s live in the family farmhouse just one road over and still own farm land in the area). I have to say that delivering and setting up this wedding was a real treat. I certainly can’t complain! From delivering to the family farmhouse, to the rural church and then on to the beautiful Bellamere Winery, I enjoyed the gorgeous day- the country setting was more than idealic! I could have stayed forever enjoying the warm October sun and watching the breeze travel over the fields.
I just love the mix of blues, cranberries, ivories and plums! Love how they pop against the bridesmaid’s dresses!
Below are some shots at the charming Littlewood church.
At Bellamere, the centerpieces were a mix of low in galvanised silver buckets and tall on clear glass vases.
This wedding had lots of great personal touches. Check out the adorable owl cake topper that was made by Amie’s mom.
I apologize for the wait! Wedding season has officially begun and the blog took the back seat for a little while. I’m excited to share some of the amazing weddings that we’ve already completely this season, but want to try and wrap up 2009 weddings first!
Amy and Daryl were married at a beautiful church in St. Thomas and then had their reception at the Best Western Lamplighter in London. The fresh colour palette of whites and greens is always one of my favourites as it is timeless and classic yet very fresh at the same time. The bouquets really looked great against the black bridesmaids’ dresses!
The bouquets consist of hydrangea, peonies, hypercium berries, roses and cymbidium orchids.
Since the groom is a Firefighter a fire engine was ‘borrowed’for a few shots. I just LOVE the vibrant red! What a great backdrop!
The centerpieces were a combination of submerged green orchids with a floating candle low hydrangea arrangements.
Professional photos courtesy of Toogood Studios.
There is something very serene about the colour combination of this early May wedding. I did a couple blue, green and ivory coloured weddings last season, and I must say, I am very drawn to the colour palette. It is one of those rare combinations of colours that can be both fresh and fun and yet charmingly vintage at the same time!
Beth LOVES hydrangea (as do I!!) and wanted a bouquet of ONLY hydrangea, without it being too plain. The combination of ivory hydrangea, blue hydrangea and snowball vibernum is simple yet elegant and lush!
How gorgeous is this bride!? I love the vintage inspired accents, right down to the red lipstick of the bride and the pearl necklaces worn by all the lovely ladies!
The groom’s boutonniere was a simple cluster of green berries in a leaf wrap.
This April wedding was one of the first weddings of the 2009 season and what a great way to begin! Leeann and Kyle wanted something organic and earthy but also fun, fresh and unique! We combined a palette of fresh greens, whites and blacks to create just that!
The bouquets were composed of ornamental grasses, green berries, ivory hydrangea, green spider mums and (mini green hydrangea and ivory roses in the bride’s bouquet only).
For the ring bearer we created a moss pillow. The flowergirl carried a pomander made out of green Kermit mums!
A few quick “driveway shots” before we’re off on delivery!
A few shots captured by Salt and Pepper Studios:
The black, white and green colour palette was carried through into the reception with alternating black and white damask linens paired with solid black linens. On the tables we alternated very simple tall leafy arrangements with low white and green arrangements in grass. For a bit of height and to add that earthy element, willow is incorporated into all the arrangements.
In lieu of favours, Leann and Kyle made a donation to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society. They then offered their guests a table of pink M&M’s to snack on! A great splash of colour for a great cause!
And check out the great cake! I visited Melrose Bakery a few times to make a template in order to be able to surround the cake with grass. I love how it turned out!
Laura and Adam were married at his parent’s home just outside London. It is a spectacular property with sprawling lawns- perfect for an outdoor tent wedding! It was an incredibly hot July day (I must admit I was very tempted by their glistening blue pool), but the couple had planned for the heat and had two gigantic fans helping to keep the tent cool. From the looks of the photos, the heat didn’t bother anyone in the least! Congratulations Laura and Adam, I wish you all the best!
Laura’s bouquet was composed of dahlias, roses, orchids and celosia.
The bridesmaids carried similar bouquets except we also added in mini orange gerberas and green berries. Check out their neat dresses! (You may not be able to notice this detail in the photos, but the two-toned pink roses in the bouquets are the same two pinks found in the dresses!)
The men wore pink callas to compliment their ties.
The ceremony was held outdoors framed by an archway of gerberas and two large arrangements.
Inside the tent, we continued the bright and fun theme with square centerpieces of hydrangea, gerberas, roses and hypericum berries.
Always re-use! The ceremony arrangements served double duty when they became the backdrop. They held up really well too considering it was over 30 degrees!
I just love my job and that I get to play a part in such amazing events. Just look at the joy on this adorable bride’s face! Another fantastic and fun wedding!
Early August, Rema and Zhowan had their Friday ceremony at Windermere Manor and the next day they held their reception at Marconi Club. Friday was a beautiful and hot August day, perfect for an outdoor ceremony. Rema had thought in advance to provide all her guests with fans on their chairs in case it became a bit too hot for some. As I write this on a cold January day, I’d sure like some of that heat now!
Photos from the Friday ceremony at Windermere Manor.
The bride’s bouquet was made up of phaleanopsis orchids, cymbidium orchids, roses, and callas.
We dressed up the ribbon wrap by attaching Rema’s antique brooch. To compliment the bride’s bouquet, the groom wore a mini cymbid with a mini calla.
Orange was incorporated in the bridesmaids’ bouquets and the groomsmen boutonnieres. The Groomsmen wore orange callas while the bridesmaids carried bouquets consisting of roses, orchids, callas and berries.
I love the colours of this wedding. LOVE the richness of the bridesmaid’s dresses!
Some fantastic shots from the reception.
The cake was made by Razzle Dazzle. (They make such amazing cakes and cupcakes!) We decorated it with phaleanopsis and cymbidium orchids.