I know someone (to remain nameless) who grew up on the plains of Saskatchewan . He grew up eating pie every day. His Grandmother would make ten pies every morning to feed the farm hands! This person can eat a whole pie in one sitting....if you let him! This person married someone who for the life of her can not make a decent pie crust to save her life! She does make good crisps however. When the excellent crisp maker saw these pie lolipops on Luxirare's Blog. She thought fantastic, I can make these! I can cheat and buy premade pie dough and impress said pie loving man with my ingenuity . It may stop him eating a whole pie in one sitting as he can just pop one of these in his mouth and trick his mind into believing it was huge. Then the excellent crisp maker had another idea. These would make fabulous wedding favors for a chic country wedding! " Oh, yes," she thought,"Tres Original!" because everything sounds better in French and Italian. The bride could premake her favorite fillings and store them in cute jars with lables....or cheat and buy premade pie fillings. Although, the excellent crisp maker would NEVER condone cheating. Just gather up your favorite pie ingredients. Blackberries. Yum! Cut out your pie dough with cookie cutters. Place a teaspoon of your favorite pie filling. Add lolipop stick Press the edges down fancy like. "Tres Bella!" combining two foreign languages together makes one sound even more cosmopolitan! The trick apparently for a really nice flaky crust is lots, LOTS of egg wash.
Pumkin pie lolipop! Blackberry! Personal favorite. Apple for the purist. Lovely. Yummy. So cutely wrapped and sealed. I would just add ribbon and a personalized tag for a wedding favor. Your guests could choose the pie flavour they prefer. They freeze and refrigerate well so can be made in advance of your wedding. Luxirare carries them around in her purse when she wants a little something sweet! Excellent crisp maker LOVES them and is making them for her kids lunches in the fall but shhh may cheat! So excellent for a wedding favor idea. Don't you think?
I'm loving Dave Mathews these days. He has a great voice. Not to mention, I've always had a weakness for boys with guitars. Actually, any instrument really but that's a different story! I love this song for the recessional. After you are married and you are walking back up the aisle. It is so celebratory! Don't you just love it? What music are you planning to use in your wedding? Share it with us via email. We'd love to hear it!
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!!
I love this song by Dave Mathews. In My humble opinion, his voice is swoon worthy. In my wedding vision the Groom plays this on his acoustic guitar, singing to his bride as she walks down the aisle. I know. I'm a complete romantic sap which is why I'm a floral designer! Hope you like it.
I love jewelry without a doubt. I love renaissance people without out a doubt. Those people who are so creative they can't contain themselves to one art form; they have to dabble in many creative pursuits because if they did not they would risk implosion! So, when I came across Tory over at Tissage... I recognized a kindred spirit. I loved her jewelry instantly; a little bit bohemian , a little bit vintage a whole lot of glam chic! I've put these earrings on my birthday wish list. Hello! They are purple! I thought they would be so beautiful for the bride. Also, so perfect for bridesmaids gifts. I love this bracelet! Are you bold? Or dainty? Not only does Tory make jewelry she makes hats too! So perfect for the vintage bride. Perhaps, with these earrings... ...or this necklace. I love the style of these earrings so perfect for a beach wedding. Ooh la la! I just love Tissage! So perfect for brides, bridesmaids, weddings and just about anything. Affordable too. Tissage is based out of Seattle. Tory loves custom work so don't be afraid to contact her with your request. Check out her shop there are so many beautiful pieces there. I personally can't wait for my birthday and those purple earrings!
My bride and groom got married this Saturday in a lovely garden wedding. The weather was beautiful and sunny. I can hardly wait for the professional photos as I am sure they will be stunning. So check back in a month or so when I post the real wedding. A close up of the Bridal bouquet. The Bride is an absolute sweetheart. She is so lovely and petite that I have a hard time not hugging her to pieces every time I see her...poor thing....getting squished up by her floral designer wasn't exactly written in the contract! When I created her bouquet I didn't want to create something so large that it would overwhelm her natural beauty. This bouquet was just the right size for her. A close up shot of the Bridesmaids bouquet. I took some of the flowers used in the Bride's bouquet for her girls. I am a firm believer that the Bride should have the most beautiful bouquet regardless of her budget.
That goes for the Groom's boutonniere as well. The Groomsmen wore these. The Fathers and Grandfathers had a lovely, simple but elegant rose boutonniere . Pearl and orchid wristlets for the Moms. Grandmothers and other honored female guests had an orchid corsage. The reception venue and centerpieces. Once again, I do not have a great shot of these due to the lighting in the venue and am hoping the professional photographers got some good shots of them for me. The centerpieces looked lovely and were made from hydrangea, curly willow and orchid florets. The centerpieces also had submersible lights that illuminated the centerpieces up from the inside and I am sure looked fabulously magical once it got dark. I loved these centerpieces and wish I had gotten a good shot of them. Sigh. They were elegant, modern and slightly whimsical. The servers who were setting up the tables were "Oohing and Awing"over them which always makes a floral designer happy. It is always nice to get positive feedback :) My dear bride is also a wedding photographer and will be photographing a wedding of mine in two weeks so I hope she is enjoying a lovely honeymoon with her groom. All the best to Kim and Darren and HUGS all around!
Feels Like Fall: Fashion Shoot with Red Leaf Studios
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Something about today made me feel like Fall. Maybe it was the sweater I had to put on because of the clouds and light drizzle. Maybe it was how I was craving hot chocolate all day even though it is only July. Perhaps, it felt like Fall because when I went into my local craft store to buy more ribbon for my wedding this weekend, they had the Halloween ribbon on display with skulls, crossbones, ghouls and witches. So here I am drinking hot chocolate thinking about Autumn weddings...... Then I came across this fashion shoot by Red Leaf Studios based out of Regina. I love their photography! I thought it had decidedly an Autumn air about it. Also, it featured a vintage typewriter.Hello! I love props in photography! I also thought the model's attire suited a Vintage,Goth, Rocker Chic kind of Autumn wedding.You know, the kind of wedding featuring skeletons in bridal attire as cake toppers! The Corpse Bride! I've never met a bride who wanted to wear black but I'm sure they are out there. I must say, I love the heavy handed black eye liner and hair fascinator. I have been known to rock this look back in the day! I love birch trees. Trees in general used in wedding photography creates such interesting texture. I also love vintage suitcases. Do you think she's planning to run away? From "The Corpse Bride" to "The Runaway Bride"!! We still have a few spots available for Fall weddings so give us a call to set up a complimentary consultation. We won't turn you away if you want to wear black. Thank-you to Red Leaf Studios for their photography inspiration for the day....now back to my hot chocolate.
Real Wedding Sneak Peek: The Shoes that Started it All
Saturday, July 4, 2009
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. Corsages. 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!
Canada Rocks! Rockin' the Red and White Floral Details
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I'm proud to be Canadian. Technically, I am not supposed to be working today, but I received an eye opening call this morning. A client from California phoned to place a custom order( thinking it was my bride for this weekend) I picked up. I was trying to explain to this client that it was Canada Day and that I would not be doing any deliveries today. When she said,"I'm sorry, I don't know what that is." I had to pause. "Well, it's a National holiday much like your 4th of July." I replied. Ever the professional, I took her order and thanked her and told her I would be able to deliver tomorrow. She was fine with that. I was, however, considerably surprised that she did not know what Canada Day was and hence, I am posting this blog of red and white floral details to show our true colours! We love our American friends and just wanted to inform you about Canada Day where just as many firework displays take place as the 4th of July! Where Canadian brides love red and white floral details.
The men do too....and they also like Canadian Beer and hockey on Saturday nights. Canada we Love you!! Please enjoy this musical interlude while reading our blog. I love Canada so much I posted the musical interlude twice! OOPS!