Passion with Cream Floral Details

I apologize for not keeping up on my blogging recently. I have been a very busy girl with weddings and trying to shop for a new studio!
Here is a sneak peek of a few of the floral details I did for a recent August wedding.
The bride's bouquet was a simple stunner with red calla lilies and roses. The red looked fabulous with the green leaf backdrop.

The groom's boutonniere to echo the bouquet. I love it.
The flower girls carried these custom purses.
The bridesmaids bouquets. Cream roses and freesia. The bride loved the smell of freesia. I do too!
The groomsmen. Simple and elegant.
Large pomanders in red and cream roses hung from shepherd hooks to frame the area.
The ceremony took place in the groom's parents backyard right on the ocean. A fabulous piece of property!
I can't wait to see the professional photos from this wedding. I know they will be just fabulous!

Sneak Peek: Floral Details July 25,2009

From the moment I met my bride Diana I knew the girl had style! I call Diana's style simple, modern, elegance. This style suits premium flowers and single flower bouquets. This is her phaelenopsis orchid bouquet.

Her Groom's boutonniere.
Their two beautiful daughters were the flower girls. They carried these freesia bouquets.Diana's Mom's favorite flower.Diana's Mom is in Romania and was unable to attend the wedding.

The bridesmaids carried different flower bouquets. The flowers alternated white and lavender.
The groomsmen boutonnieres matched the bridesmaids they were partnered with.
An over the arm bouquet created visual interest.No matchy, matchy here!

The maid of honour carried this beautiful orchid bouquet .

These roses were so beautiful.

The altar flowers were placed on stands at the ceremony and then brought to the reception.
These were placed on the mantle in two different sizes.
The candles were lit once it got dark casting a magical glow.
Everything was simple and elegant.

Diana was smart to have a little girl table at the reception with sticker books and crayons.
The cake I decorated with three types of orchids.
Congratulations Diana and Victor! You are a beautiful couple and have a beautiful family! I can't wait to see the photos from your wedding! I know Diana totally rocked her dress. It had a thigh high slit. Ooh La La!!

Real Wedding Sneak Peek: The Shoes that Started it All

Charlene the bride, contacted me less than a month before her wedding. She was cool, calm and collected. I, on the other hand, knowing my wedding schedule and limited time available was direct and to the point.Only one month to figure out her style, likes, dislikes etc. I better get on this!
Charlene is from Calgary and I prayed she was one of those bride's that answered her emails promptly. Thank goodness she was :) Charlene told me her wedding was all about the shoes and emailed me the above photo. AAH, I thought to myself hot pink satin shoes...ideas started to form.
Charlene wanted to use hydrangea for sentimental reasons. She likes simple, monochromatic bouquets.
The bridesmaids wore lilac and purple knee length dresses .
The flower girl was not even two so she carried this little hydrangea posy. It was so tiny and sweet that every time I looked at it I said, "Aww".
The Groom's boutonniere.
The wristlet was made on a seed pearl bracelet and unfortunately the image I took of it in the studio was blurry. I am no photgrapher. Sigh.

Two different kinds of centerpieces short and tall. In the studio.
One of the altar pieces in the studio. Lace table cloths are great to hide all the floral debris!
The tall centerpieces. I am now seriously considering taking a photography course this fall.First, I must get a decent Camera, one that has not been dropped and is held together with tape!
Altar flowers. Outdoor ceremony by the ocean.
Centerpieces in the venue.
Each table was named after a different cocktail. The children' s table was called "Shirley Temple" and they did not get a centerpiece but instead got toys on their table.Good idea to keep them entertained during the reception.
I am looking forward to seeing the professional photos for this wedding. I think they will be beautiful. Congratulations to Charlene and Darrell married on this day of July 4, 2009.Thank-you for letting me be a part of your special day and thank-you Charlene for sending me that photo of the shoes. The shoes that started it all!

May Long Weekend Floral Details: Sneak Peek

Here are some of the floral details of the wedding I did this May long weekend. They had beautiful weather and the bride was beautiful inside and out. I can't wait to see the professional photos, but in the meantime you will just have to make due with mine!
I met with the bride, her mom and sister last May they wanted a real fresh spring like wedding. The bride really liked the pairing of white and chartreuse green with garden like elements and a loose bouquet style. The Mother of the Bride loves lily of the valley and wanted to incorporate some into the floral details.
This is the bride's bouquet. I used parrot tulips with a ruffly edge for added texture and added a little bling into the stephanotis to pick up some sparkle in the bride's dress.
This is the groom's boutonniere. I like to use flowers from the bride's bouquet for the groom but feared the tulips would not withstand the beating boutonnieres can take, so I substituted the chartreuse button mums.
These are the groomsmen boutonnieres.I made sixteen total boutonnieres and corsages for this wedding in an hour! Hmm...a world record me thinks. I was seeing a little cross eyed by the last one but I think they turned out simply beautiful and elegant with just a touch of whimsy; just like my beautiful bride!
The Corsages.
This one just for the Mother of the Bride because of her love for lily of the valley.The studio smelled fabulous with the mix of lily of the valley and stephanotis. Floral aromatherapy heaven!
Simple centerpieces with bear grass swirls, parrot tulips and chartreuse spider mums.
I also did centerpieces in tall fluted vases with just the tulips to provide visual interest in the room. The venue has a very high ceiling and open glass windows to the ocean; very bright and airy. I think the room called for some height with the centerpieces.
The bride brought to the initial consultation a tear out from a bridal magazine which contained candelabras covered in grass and hanging amaranthus. She loved the organic green quality of them and wanted to know if I could recreate them? What did I say? But of course!
The altar flowers. Sometimes you don't need big flashy altar pieces; in this case I think these fit the bride's style beautifully.
I hope the bride and groom have a wonderful honeymoon in Maui. I'm so jealous with all the awful rain we have had today...I was so loving the sunshine on their wedding day....come back sun....pretty please.

Spring Weddings 2009

Here are a few floral details I did for a recent wedding in March. I love the fresh, romantic colours of chartreuse and pink.This wedding was all about orchids! I can't wait to see the real photos when the couple gets back from their honeymoon. Enjoy!
I have a feeling this bouquet is going to be one of my favourites this season. It is so romantic and feminine.
The Bride's Maids carried these bouquets in cream and chartreuse.
The Fathers and Grandfathers wore these simple and elegant boutonnieres . The Groom lost his Grandfather the day before the wedding. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family.
The Flower Girls were very young so I suggested they carry their special teddies down the aisle.Not before we dressed them up!

I just fell in love with the creamy texture and pink throat of these orchids. My studio was full of the heavenly scent of orchids.What florist could ask for anything more ! Stay tuned for our Mother's Day Giveaway Contest posted this week. See older posts.