Another Blush Dream

We can't stop swooning over last weeks bridal party bouquets! Kaylyn and Dave made our job rather easy, giving us a vision of blush and ivory with a wild organic feel. Kaylyn was one of our very first brides to book with us late last year. It has been a long road since then and we were so excited to finally be able to fulfill her vision after so much anticipation! We loved her concept and chosen color palette and the very organic nature of the selected florals and foliage.

Blush and ivory tends to be common for wedding colors but can present some challenges. Pinks have so many varieties of tone and can often come in a little to vibrant. I think we can all agree though that the Kaylyns blooms were completely spot on. The Ivory O’Haras brought that perfect soft cream color with a subtle hint of blush right in the centre, and oh how they opened up so flawlessly creating a beautiful focal point in the bridal bouquet. The delicate Ivory Scabiosa embodied that wild flower feel and its intricate petals resembled that of lace. Amongst all these blooms and wild greens were the ever so lovely champagne Quicksand Roses, the most subtle and full blush hydrangeas, blush stock, silver dollar eucalyptus and some home grown foraged greenery!

Thank you Kaylyn and Dave for believing in us from the start and taking a chance on us! We are so grateful for all the amazing support we have received since starting this journey and we wish you both all the sweetness & happiness in the world!!!

We couldn't have been more happy with how these florals came together and can’t wait to see more snaps of this beautiful wedding! Until then here are some beautiful shots Tasha took from our studio.

 

 

 

Making Magique

The wedding this past weekend was nothing short of magical. Lauren and I were given free reigns to design a multi colored, purely pastel, floral dream for Jessica & Drew. Made with rather simple ingredients; mason jars, babies breath, and the loveliest selection of pastel roses we were able to create decor and wedding party pieces that were consistent with Jessica's mint, lavender, blush, and peach vision.

Each of Jessica's Bridesmaids wore different colors, and we were lucky enough to receive the leftover raw fabric from the dress to create custom trailing ribbons for each bouquet. Jessica's bouquet was nothing short of breathtaking, we affectionately referred to it as the Unicorn Bouquet. A lot of brides tend to shy away from multi colored palettes, but when it's done right, it's oh so right! Check out Jessica's mint/purple/pink/peach bouquet in the photos below (we think you'll agree that this bouquet could do no wrong).

For the decor, we went with same color palette but slightly heavier in terms of tone. We can't wait to see some snaps from these bad boys in formation at the reception. For now you'll just have to imagine them on bright white tables with golden chargers. 

Quite magical indeed! Thank you Jessica & Drew for trusting us with your ideas, as always, it was so lovely working with you. We wish you all the very best <3

 

 

 

 

 

The Sweetest Love

Blush, mint, snap dragons and strands of blue eucalyptus, were just a few of the many beautiful ingredients that made up this weekends soft, sweet & and ever so elegant wedding. 

I began the week on my own surrounded by ivory garden roses and majolika spray roses while Lauren 7000km away, was enjoying some much deserved time off in similar but more slightly more exotic surroundings in the South of France. Throughout the week she sent me photos of never-ending lavender fields and wandering vines that swallowed country homes whole. I sent her back snaps of all the wedding creations as they slowly materialized into dreamy bouquets and full luxurious centerpieces.

For their centerpieces Deanna & Paul handcrafted and stained their own wooden containers. Using wood burning tools they inscribed "Deanna & Paul July 2nd 2016" on each and every one. A rustic and very sweet touch. Given quite a lot of freedom, I arranged giant hydrangeas, a plethora of roses, strands of eucalyptus and few snaps into each centerpiece. The result was a very fragrant and full design, that was traditional and gently wild.  

From the bouquets to the cake flowers, each and every floral detail for Deanna reflected a soft, feminine aesthetic with just a hint of rustic elegance. The reception was held at Fort Calgary and everything came together beautifully in the room. But there was one final touch left to create after everything was placed - at the last minute the wedding planners asked if I could assist them in dressing up the archway for the ceremony, with a few left over flowers I decided I could give it a go. I was without greens however, so I did my best to forage some fallen foliage and a few branches from the trees and shrubs near by. And voila! I did my best to create a quick impromptu archway design with everything I managed to gather. Check out the images at the end of this post :)

Every time we do a wedding I swear I say "oh this one is my favorite!",  turns out it's hard to have just one favorite as a flower lover. It's also hard not to get attached to each one, after we put so much care and work into it. None the less, I must say I adored the flowers for Deanna & Paul's wedding and it was such a pleasure creating everything for them.  As we continue to build our reputation and grow on our own as abusiness, we are so thankful for each client and can't wait to share this wedding season as it unfolds!
 

 

 

 

 

Life is a Flower of Which Love is the Honey

May is one of our favorite months, though the last few weeks have been a little wetter and grayer than we prefer, the rain provides delicate evidence of spring, and with it comes flowers.

For us May has been a cleansing month, full of preparation for the busy season ahead.  Under an introspective veil of planning and organizing, it feels like we are just teetering on the edge, peeking around the corner, waiting for the beautiful madness to begin. Soon we will be swallowed up by a blissful storm of projects and events. This past week we did our second wedding of the year. Signifying the very beginning of this seasons adventures, and we couldn't have been more ready to loose ourselves in a whirlwind of pretty petals. Florals featured in this wedding include: Delicate pink roses, hydrangea, ivory tea roses, white Peonies and mum's, eucalyptus, disbuds, stock, and a personal fav; lisianthus. 

Kayley and Leo's Wedding florals transformed our little studio into a fairy garden, with each bloom giving off it's own sweet fragrance, it also smelt incredible.  We carefully prepared each and every stem, after 24 hours of hydration we began to work on the plethora of lovely pieces Kayley and Leo dreamt up for their big day.

We have been so fortunate so far to work with such kind and sweet clients. They allow us the freedom to do what we do best - create! Kayley and Leo were no exception. They had a wondrous vision of romantic lush blooms, golden candelabras with subtle hints of gold, ivories and navy. We proudly brought their vision to life and couldn't have felt luckier to have been a small part of their big day.

After carefully crafting all the special pieces for Kayley and Leos wedding, we set out to deliver and set-up. With loads of time to spare we added the final touches on each Candelabra arrangements on location. The British room at Spruce Meadows was modestly but elegantly decorated, once the flowers were set the room took on an air of vintage romance and felt complete!

It was a really lovely start to the wedding season for us. It feels amazing to finally be doing flowers under our own name, under our own creative control, building our company as we work alongside kind-hearted and trusting clients. We are honored by every client who gives us the opportunity to create for them and simply cannot wait to see what the next few months have in store for us! Thank you Kayley and Leo and Congratulations!

Venue: Spruce Meadows
Wedding Coordination: Orysia Andryo

Bearspaw Bridal Fair

This Saturday we will be selling and displaying at the Bearspaw Bridal Fair, we will be creating a faux garden & floral archway for our booth and will have several fresh bridal bouquets on display.  Some of the goodies we will be selling include fresh florals, varieties available: Black Pearl roses, Peach Garden roses, and Quicksand Roses to name a few. Lauren will be selling hand dyed silk ribbon, Kimonos, table runners and napkin sets. I will have some fine art prints of our florals as well as cards. If you are a bride to be, or just a flower lover, please stop by and say hello, we would love to meet you!