Meredith and Rob

Meredith and Rob got married on what turned out to be a rainy day. I remember this wedding well because it was my birthday! I love this shot!
The flowers were all about the bold colours of chartreuse, purple, lilac and fuchsia. I used varying shade of dahlia and orchids. This is Rob's boutonniere.
The flowers are ready to be delivered!
Meredith and Rob were married at the Chief and Petty Officers Mess right on the ocean, as I was setting up this ship was just outside the window!
My son who was helping me set the wedding up swears he took this photo but I know better (hee!). I love this shot of the view through the windows of the venue.
All the photos labeled Bella Photography were taken by the professional photographer and we thank her for use of her images. The other photos were taken by myself. I left them unlabeled as to not confuse as the photographers business name closely resembles mine :)
Meredith and Rob had this cake topper made in their likeness. It really looked like them!
Cutting the cake. The cake was made by their friend who had never made a wedding cake before!! Amazing!
Here is a closeup detail I took of the cake flowers I placed on the cake.
Tied to the ends of the chairs bunches of colourful dahlia.
Each table at the reception was labeled with a song title. The bride had made blackberry jam as a wedding favour. Also, Rob is a dentist and Meredith is a dental hygienist so they provided their guests with toothbrushes!!
The night effect of the simple centerpieces I made with floating Dahlia, river rocks and floating candles.
The whole beautiful group.
Aaaah, love. Congratulations to Meredith and Rob, thank-you so much for letting me participate in your very special day!

Canadian Thanksgiving: I Almost Forgot!!!

Fall Wedding

Canadian Thanksgiving!! Eek! I almost forgot with everything else going on. How could I? Autumn is my favourite season and Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays....I mean food, feasting and flowers...hello!!
Now, I am going to have to scramble, run to the store, buy feasting items, bake kids will not be happy if I don't have those mini marzipan pumpkins...good thing I work well under pressure!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend with family and friends. I hope you eat well and enjoy all that life has to offer! xoxo ~Sarina~

Fall, Floral, Fabulous!

I love fall weddings for the beautiful rich colours and textures I am able to bring into the pieces I create. In this bouquet I wanted to create a visually pleasing textural masterpiece :) I included rich chocolate brown feathers and topaz crystals. I think it is an absolutely stunning bouquet and perfect for the vineyard wedding it was created for!
For the wristlets, I wanted to create something a little more young, modern and edgy...a bolder statement.I again incorporated feathers and bronzed skeletal leaves. The girls "heart" these wristlets :)

Again, texture, texture for the boys boutonnieres.The groom is an avid fly fisherman so I incorporated tiny brown feather fishing flys into all the boys pieces. You can just see it at the bottom of this image. I did not stick myself once with those hooks.....this is a good thing!
Thank-you to Ruby Joon Studios for allowing me to use some of their images of the day and the bride and groom for giving me permission to use some of the floral shots.
Fall weddings are fabulous!

I Love Fall Weddings

Time to get you thinking about Fall weddings. I love Autumn weddings. I love how it is still sunny but the air has a crisp,cool feel to it.I love how my apple trees bare so much fruit I have to knock on all my neighbor's doors begging them to take some. We eat a lot of apple crisp in the fall and my daughter makes apple sauce in old spaghetti sauce jars with handmade labels. The trees are dressed in their coats of many colors and every flower shop has bunches and bunches of dahlia. I always search for the largest showiest bloom to display. My birthday falls in Autumn and I always manage to draw out the celebrations for at least two weeks; all though, I always try to push it for a month. No one buys into it though. Sigh.Maybe this year!
I love the colors available to us in Autumn. The oranges, golds and burgundies. Just yummy.
Kim Kalyn Photography took the professional shots and yours truly took the floral detail shots.
For this wedding that took place last fall I made altar pieces in giant pumpkins. They were so heavy! There is nothing I love more than pumpkin patches! That's not entirely true. I love my kids, lavender fields,wildflower meadows, weddings, babies of all kinds, dancing barefoot, good music and certain kinds of cheesecake! But I do love pumpkin patches a lot! This is not a personal ad because I have not mentioned long walks on the beach!!!
Another thing I love about Autumn is the color hydrangea turns and all the different grasses and cat tails that become available to floral designers.
I love those almost black dahlia and black baccarra roses. So rich and deep.
Here's a box of all those apples I was talking about. Look at the fabulous physallis (Chinese lanterns) in this bouquet....another item I love that comes available in fall. If you are planning a fall wedding, book a complimentary consultation with us soon. We still have a few dates available for September and October but they are going, going, gone! If you book with us you'll probably get a wedding present of some gift wrapped apples! Please. Please take them.I'll even give you my top secret apple crisp recipe to impress your groom with! I love Fall weddings!