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Wedding: Dora & Travis – St. Mary’s Church & FireRock Golf Club

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.

Bride's Bouquet


Church flowers



Orchid tree

Centerpiece and cake


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

Wedding Flowers

How cute is this little pup all decked out in his tux for the day!?

Dog in Tux




Bride & Groom

Bridal party

Reception details

Dance and cake

Bride & Groom with bouquet

Congratulations Dora and Travis, you’re a great couple and it was a real pleasure planning with you and designing your wedding flowers!

- Samirah

Wedding: Tatiana & Greg – Hellenic Center

I was honoured when a well known Toronto wedding planner (Helen: a division of Spectra Events) sought me out to help her plan and create the flowers for the wedding of her clients Tatiana and Greg!

Tatiana and Greg are a great couple who really wanted their wedding to be spectacular! The end result of lots of planning and work was truly an amazing event complete with gorgeous linens, florals, lighting and décor. The colour palette of purples, fuchsias, ivories and silvers created the lush, luxurious ambiance Tatiana and Greg were looking for. At the reception, Manzanita trees with hand wired dendrobium orchids were showstoppers, while on other guest tables, vases with cymbidium orchids and floating candles stole the show! (While I have larger versions of the Manzanita trees which I use for everything from ceremony arrangements to wish trees, if you’re looking to rent the smaller versions (perfect for a centerpiece) for your wedding, Tatiana and Greg actually decided to purchase 12 of them and have them available for rental- contact me for details if you’re interested).

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves, but check out all the amazing details including orchids on each guest napkin, mirrors lining the head table and the gorgeous cake!

Bride & Groom

Bridal Party with Bouquets

Bridal Party

Church flowers

Pew Cones


Bride & Groom

Bouquet with shoes

Manzanita & orchid centerpieces and cake flowers

Centerpiece and head table

Napkin flower

Head Table Decor

Centerpieces and bridesmaids bouquets

Orchid and Crystal tree

Head Table and Cake

Head Table Decor

Bouquet Toss

- Samirah

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


Ring with Bouquet


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.




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: Tamera & Simon – Bellamere Winery & Event Centre

This amazing August wedding was meticulously and beautifully planned by Tamera. She herself wants to get into wedding planning and definitely has more than enough talent to do it! (Once she gets her business up and running, I’ll pass on her contact information. She has absolutely amazingly creative ideas!!). Tamera came to me with a vision for her flowers and we “bounced” ideas off each other over months of planning to bring her vision to life. I don’t even know what to say about this wedding… The always fabulous Heather from HRM Photography captured every detail and the atmosphere so perfectly that I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves!  It was hard to choose just a few photos to show, so this will be a big post!

The adorable bride carried a bouquet of garden roses and callas in shades of pink, and cymbidium orchids in pinks and greens.

Bride's Bouquet

I’m loving this trend of vibrant shoes for the bride! (This can be a perfect way to infuse a bit of your wild side into an otherwise tame wedding dress).

Bride's Bouquet and Shoes

The bridesmaids carried similar bouquets to the bride but we added in green berries to add a bit more pop against their chocolate brown dresses.

Bridal Party Bouquets

Bridal Party

Bridal Party with parasols

The Groom wore a calla-orchid combo while the groomsmen wore a single green orchid with berries.

Boutonniers & Corsages

Some great shots from the ceremony! –

Tamera ordered a custom monogrammed runner.  We framed the ceremony by decorating the mantle with a garland, orchids and candles and setting two large coordinating pink and green floral arrangements on deep chocolate brown stands. The finishing touch is the chandelier dripping with crystals and green dendrobium orchids!

Ceremony Flowers

Chandelier with Orchids and Crystals

Ceremony Decor

In the corner tree, green orchids and candlelight “danced” above the gifts below!

Tree Decor

The reception flowers were a combination of low full floral arrangements and tall willow arrangements that really suited the rustic elegance of Bellamere.



We “dolled up” the centre chandelier with strands of crystals.


A single green dendrobium bloom accented each napkin.

Centerpiece and table setting

The cake is placed on a stand of single green cymbidium blooms in square vases. Pink and green cymbids adorn the cake along with a crystal monogram topper.

Cake Stand and Flowers

Love this photo! It almost makes you want to say “And they lived happily ever after!”

Happy Couple

- Samirah

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

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.


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!


Head table decor


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