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Wedding: Angie & Jimmy – Windermere Manor

I get so excited about all the weddings I do and I love all the special couples I get to plan with! I put my heart and soul into every wedding, but this wedding was especially special and lots of fun to plan.  Angie brought her dad to our first consultation and I could really see what a great relationship they had-  her dad beamed with pride and love for his daughter. He really wanted the day to be so special for her and Jimmy. I later found out that he’d come to the consultation on no sleep after working all night. What a great dad! (As a side note, he also picked out the wedding dress than Angie ended up choosing!)

Angie wanted her flowers to really be different and unique. She is definitely not a “white wedding” kind of gal. Her and Jimmy are fun and funky and we wanted their wedding flowers to reflect that, but we still wanted to make sure they were elegant. “Funky elegant!” It can be done!  Since the bridesmaids wore black, we had free range in terms of colours.  Angie had complete trust in me and my vision (thanks Angie!) and was completely on board when I showed her examples using the colour palette of plums, magentas, deep purples, blues, fuchsia with a hit of green! We ended up with stunning, lush flowers that certainly didn’t fade into the background!

The Bouquets were composed of Coolwater roses, hydrangea, local dahlias, callas, phaleanopsis, cymbidium and dendrobium orchids. I really love how they turned out!

Wedding bouquets

We kept the boutonnieres and corsages fairly simple by using callas and orchids for all.

Boutonnieres

In keeping with the unique, vibrant and lush floral theme, the centerpieces were a combination of amazing large green callas for the tall and a mix similar to the bouquets for the low.

Centerpieces

Aisle & Reception Flowers

The next series of photos were sent to us from HRM Photography. The very talented Heather did an amazing job capturing the day!  You can take a look at her blog for more photos and details about the day.  On HRM’s blog, Angie lists the flowers as her favourite detail! That always makes my day!

Bride's Bouquet

Bride's Bouquet

Wedding details

Bride with Bouquet

Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony Flowers

Angie’s dad surprised her by renting a horse and carriage for the day!

Wedding Carriage

Just Married

I love the contrast of the bouquets against the black bridesmaids dresses.

Bride & Bridesmaids with bouquets

Bride with bouquet

Couple with Bride's bouquet

I’m always so impressed by the photos from HRM but check out this one, so incredible! And just to bring this back to the flowers- doesn’t her bouquet just look awesome against that stunning blue sky?

Rooftop

- Samirah

Professional photos courtesy of HRM Photography.  More photos from this wedding can be seen on their blog here.


Wedding: Liz & Keith – One Restaurant & Lounge

Liz and Keith’s intimate wedding took place at the charming One Restaurant and Lounge.  I really love how this wedding turned out.  The orange flowers complimented the stunning emerald green bridesmaids’ dresses to create rich jewel tones for this early October affair!

The Bridesmaids carried bouquets of Orange roses and Mokara orchids. We added gorgeous local dahlias to the Bride’s bouquet!

Bouquets

Bridal Party Bouquets

Bride with bouquet

Bouquets with wedding party

Flowers for the Bride and Groom

Ceremony Flowers

Reception Flowers

-Samirah

Photos courtesy of David Irvine Photography.


Wedding: Amie & Andre – Bellamere Winery & Event Centre

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.

The bouquets-

Bouquets

Bride and groom with bouquets

I just love the mix of blues, cranberries, ivories and plums! Love how they pop against the bridesmaid’s dresses!

Bridesmaids Bouquets

Bridal party with Bouquets

Below are some shots at the charming Littlewood church.

Ceremony at Church

Ceremony Flowers

At Bellamere, the centerpieces were a mix of low in galvanised silver buckets and tall on clear glass vases.

Centerpieces at Bellamere

Large arrangements at Bellamere

Centerpiece

This wedding had lots of great personal touches. Check out the adorable owl cake topper that was made by Amie’s mom.

Cake toppers

Tossing bouquet on cake table

- Samirah

Professional photos courtesy of Jenn Stark Photographers.  More photos are from this wedding are available on their website here.


Quick Pics: Spring & Summer Bouquets

There’s not much time for blogging during the busy wedding season, but I’ll take a moment to share some beautiful spring/summer bouquets!!

- Samirah

London Ontario Florist - Designs in Bloom - Bouquet photo

London Florist - Designs in Bloom - Bouquet photo

London Ontario Florist - Designs in Bloom - Bouquets

Florist - Designs in Bloom - Bouquet photo

London Florist - Designs in Bloom - Bouquets

Designs in Bloom Bouquets

London Wedding Flowers - Summer Bouquets

Bouquets - London Ontario

Bouquets - by Designs In Bloom - London

Bride's Bouquet by London wedding florists Designs In Bloom

Bouquets by Designs In Bloom

Bouquets by Designs In Bloom - London Wedding Flowers

Bouquets

Wedding Bouquets by Designs In Bloom

Bright Orange!

Sparkly Bouquets!

Bouquets

Bouquets by London florists Designs In Bloom

Bouquets by Designs In Bloom


Wedding: Michelle & Justin – The Old Court House

Look out, there are new rules in town!  Well, not so new really.  Whoever said that you can’t mix pink and red, or brown and black?  This wedding shows just how awesome pinks and reds can look together! For this September wedding at The Old Court House, we paired gorgeous pink and red flowers with rich chocolate browns, and light mocha browns to create a dramatic effect!

The bridesmaids’ bouquets consisted of hot pink roses, vibrant red roses and pink cymbidium orchids.

bouquets

bridesmaids with bouquets

To soften things up a bit for the bride, soft pink roses were incorporated in her bouquet.

bride's bouquet with rings

The sweet flower girls carried mini pink and red bouquets.

mini flower girl bouquets

Two large vibrant arrangements framed the outdoor ceremony.

Ceremony arrangements

A couple of the groomsmen looking good in their coordinating pink callas!

Groomsmen's boutonnierres

Inside The Old Court House, the centerpieces were a combination of short and tall. See if you can spot the red dahlias, they’re locally grown in all sorts of glorious colours and my favourite for late summer!

centerpieces

Head table decor

centerpieces

An impressive “blooming” tree of pink and red orchids greeted the guests upon their entrance.

Orchid tree

- Samirah

Professional photos courtesy of Photography by Yvonne


Wedding: Laura & Adam

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.

Bride's Bouquet

Bride with bouquet

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!)

Bridal party

Bridal party

The men wore pink callas to compliment their ties.

Groom & Groomsmen

Wedding party

The ceremony was held outdoors framed by an archway of gerberas and two large arrangements.

Ceremony

Inside the tent, we continued the bright and fun theme with square centerpieces of hydrangea, gerberas, roses and hypericum berries.

Centerpieces

Inside the tent

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!

Head table with ceremony arrangements

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!

Bouquet toss

- Samiarh

Professional photos courtesy of Last Forty Percent Photography. See more photos from this wedding on their blog here.