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Wedding: Karen & David – Bellamere Winery & Event Centre

Another fabulous wedding at Bellamere!  Fall weddings are some of my favourite.  On this warm October day, you could almost feel the fruit ripening and the colours depending.  For Karen and David’s afternoon wedding, we combined rich berry tones to create bouquets perfectly suited for a winery wedding!  The always amazing HRM Photography captured this picture perfect day.

As each wedding by Designs in Bloom is custom designed, it can often be hard to envision what the end combination of flowers will be. For Karen, we wanted lush berry shades that drew inspiration from the rich grapes and wines found at a vineyard.  Often I will create an outline for my clients that can help them to picture the overall design and medley of colours.

Here is the “storyboard” or outline of flowers picked to achieve the “vineyard rich look” this bride wanted. We incorporated deep tones of burgundy, merlot and plum along with rich pinks.

Flowers Storyboard

And here is the outcome!

Bride with her Bouquet

We couldn’t let go of the fresh summer greens yet! – For the two bridesmaid bouquets we incorporated a bit of summery green by bringing in the green berries and cymbidium orchids.

Bridal party bouquets

Rings

Ring with Bouquet

Bouquets

I always love when personal details can be incorporated into the bouquets. Here we used lace from Karen’s mom’s wedding dress. Karen also purchased crystal monogrammed letters that were attached to all the bouquets. Here is Karen’s:

Lace and monogram on bouquet wrap

The rings were carried down the aisle in a wooden box that had special meaning to the couple. We filled with moss and pinned the rings in!

Ring box and boutonniere

Combination centerpieces have become very popular. Why pick one centerpiece when you can have two? For this wedding we had an earthy wooden box of moss, floating candles and orchids on half the tables and a full floral centerpiece arrangement on the other half.

Centerpieces

Centerpieces

Centerpieces

Vintage family wedding photos were hung in the Manzanita tree along with crystals and orchid bloom.

Manzanita photo tree

Another amazingly delicious cupcake display by Razzle Dazzle.  All that was needed were a few orchids to top it off.

Cupcakes and Candy Bouquet

If you love candy, you’ll love these custom made candy bouquets. (I think I’ve admitted in a previous post to snacking just a wee bit when making them!) Looks like the guests at this wedding love candy as much as I do!

Candy Bouquet Toss

- Samirah

Professional photographs courtesy of HRM Photography.  See more photos from this wedding on their blog here.


Wedding: Leeann & Kyle – Delta London Armouries

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).

Bride's Bouquet

Bride's Bouquet

Bridesmaid's Bouquets

For the ring bearer we created a moss pillow. The flowergirl carried a pomander made out of green Kermit mums!

Ring Pillow of Moss and Flower Ball

A few quick “driveway shots” before we’re off on delivery!

All boxed up

A few shots captured by Salt and Pepper Studios:

Salt and Pepper Photography photos

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.

Centerpieces

Reception

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!

M&M's and Cake with Grass

- Samirah


Wedding: Michelle & Jeff – Ancaster Old Mill

Michelle was one of those brides that has a real talent for planning! (She has informed me that she is seriously contemplating wedding planning as a career, because she enjoyed the process so much! And she’d be good at it!) The wedding was in Hamilton at the Ancaster Old Mill (beautiful, romantic venue!), but we planned and created her flowers here in London. Michelle came to me with a specific colour scheme and all the details in place, except for her flowers which she needed a bit of help with. We worked with her colour palette of lively oranges, pinks and browns to create fresh and fun flowers that really popped against the October leaves!

The beautiful bride and her vibrant bouquet composed of garden roses, standard roses and pink hydrangea!

Bride with bouquet

Bride & Groom

Bridal Party

The couple was married in front of the beautiful stone fireplace. On the chairs were cones of flowers.

Ceremony & Chair Flowers

I just love the intimate setting and feel of the reception!

Reception

Candlelit mantle

So I mentioned this bride is an exceptional planner…Check out how perfectly coordinated the reception table details are! The hot pink candles and orange packaged favours are a perfect compliment to the flowers. The centerpieces are created in a brown metal container with coordinating orange and pink ribbon detailing. By the way, the favours are lottery tickets!!   I wonder if any guests left the wedding richer than they came!?

Centerpieces

Candy & Favour

Bouquet Closeup

- Samirah

Photos courtesy of Taylor Jackson Photography


Wedding: Cassandra & Justin – FireRock Golf Club

Cassandra and Justin were married on a beautiful early-October Saturday. Their reception took place at the FireRock Golf Club, one of my favourite venues – especially if you’re looking for a modern feel.

It was a privilege to work with Cassandra, who is a very sweet but hardworking perfectionist.  This was one of those weddings that took a while to plan. Over months of planning, we ended up with completely different arrangements, flowers and colours from where we started. What we ended up with perfectly complemented this couple’s style as well as FireRock!

The bouquets consisted of roses, mokara and cymbidium orchids, callas and Photinia foliage.

Bride's Bouquet

Bouquet with shoes

Bride & Groom

The Groom and one of his groomsmen having fun with the bouquets!

fun with bouquets

Looks like their little pooch was enjoying the day too! (Check out the pearls!)

The centerpieces were a combination of tall and low. The tall were a simple, yet stunning, monochromatic centerpiece of red mokara, with just a hint of black feathers around the base!

Centerpieces

Fire Rock

An orchid on each napkin and a mass of petals (orchid and rose petals) completed the head table.

Table details

I’ve done a few of these Candy bouquets and love them every time! They are a great addition to a candy buffet.  Each time it’s fun to shop for candy that works with specific floral “colour schemes”. (But it is hard not to snack when creating them! YUM!)

Candy bouquet

- Samirah

Professional photos courtesy of Photography by Yvonne