Monday, 8 October 2012

Autumn's amazing colours!

As the deep dish apple pie bakes I thought I'd take time to catch up with what we've been up to at Harmony this week.  We've been a part of many thanksgiving celebrations, a few 50th wedding anniversary parties, several birthdays, anniversaries, wedding vow renewal and one I'm sorry occasions.  Everyday brings new designs, inspirations and wonderful clients.  Thank you.

Red maple leaves....before they fall

Gold, orange and red....absolutely amazing

Sunflowers, chrysanthemums, mini carns, heather and wheat

Chrysanthemums, berries, safflowers

Thistle, berries, pods, statice and chrysanthemums

Antique hydrangea

Green and white - elegant

Roses, sunflowers, eucalyptus berries, leucodendron

Brie scouting for chipmunks by the river's edge

Canada Geese heading south

Green flowers

Hens 'n chicks
 Autumn brings in the most brilliant colours...and smells. Happy Thanksgiving.

Autumn leaves reflected in the Carp River

Mushrooms - for display only!

Autumn-kissed peony leaves

Red-brown cymbidium orchids

Silver foliage

Tree 'mushroom's - looking like little steps

Bouquet and boutonniere for renewing their vows

Whatcha looking at?

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Did you say centrepiece?

Sometimes it's just about making a statement.

Monday, 13 August 2012

It was all lavender....and it was lovely

Lavender ruled this weekend at the Officers' Mess. 
Lavender: roses, lisianthus, sweetheart roses, waxflowers; white: dahlias, roses, lisianthus and calla lilies.

The car needed flowers - and ribbons.  Wonder how the flowers survived the multiple trips on the highway!?!

My favourite - the ceremony structure.

The table arrangements were kept simple.  The large sterling silver candelabras were the real table centrepieces!

The Groom's boutonniere.

And we couldn't forget the Ring Bearer.

Thursday, 9 August 2012


Summer is here - for a little while longer.

Handtied bouquet with dahlias, carthemus, sedum and sunflowers

Handtied bouquet with lilies, gerberas, roses, flowering kale, protea and sunflowers

Arrangement of roses, lilies, sedum, flowering kale, sunflowers and berries

Vase of sunflowers and 'circus' roses

Monday, 30 July 2012

Be a [Wedding] Star

Chili pepper-theme bouquets
You just tied the knot.  Congratulations.  The last of the 'Thank You' notes have been sent out and you find yourself wanting to share your fairytale wedding with everyone you meet from the coffee barista to the co-op student in the office.    You want to experience the rush of adrenalin you felt on that magical day.   Your reception was such a hit that months later it's still trending on all the social media sites.  Was your wedding trendy & hip, modern & edgy, eco-chic, intimate & romantic, multi-cultural, themed, or DIY - perhaps you had an unexpected but touching surprise on your day?  So why not submit your wedding to one of the dozens of reputable wedding magazines or blogs?  They're always looking to feature real couples in particular those with a photo-story which will  inspire their readers.
Every wedding magazine and blog has their own submission criteria so I advise you to check with their websites for guidelines.

From Style Me Pretty here are their initial requirements:

Desert plants as centrepieces
If you'd like to submit a real wedding, engagement session, rehearsal dinner or any other event for consideration, we'd love to hear from you!  Please include the following:

1. Your Information: Your name / Your fiancĂ©’s name / Date and Location of the Event

2. Your Images: 60-150 professional images that you feel best highlight your big day. We need individual images at least 600 pixels wide to accommodate our blog width.

3. Your Description: We love to hear about your vision, the unique details that you infused, any DIY projects that you did, etc. The more info that we have to get to know you by, the better.

4. Your Vendors: Please list all applicable vendors. We must have a photography credit to consider your wedding for publication.

Habanero pepper boutonniere

A very important note: We do not publish content that has already been published on other blogs or magazines, as we like to offer our readers something fresh and new. If you have submitted this for publication elsewhere, please let us know. (Style Me Pretty)
Lone Star Ranch Ottawa

Good luck and let me know when you're published!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Summer Weddings.....continue

Saturday was an early day as our wedding couple, Jennifer and Cory, exchanged vows in the morning followed by what I'm sure was a fabulous luncheon at the Courtyard Restaurant in the historic Byward Market.  Flowers were roses, calla lilies, lisianthus and dahlias in an ivory, white and cheery yellow palette which quickly is becoming one of our favourites this summer.

Bride's bouquet

The Flower Girl carried a small pomander/kissing ball with tiny butterflies

Bride, Maid-of-honour and flower girl pomander

Boxed and ready for delivery

Best wishes Jennifer and Cory.  Thank you for including us on your special day; we were honoured.

Summer Weddings continued.....

A glorious day Friday at Strathmere Inn for a summer wedding.   The bride selected a violet, white and green palette for her special day.  We captured this with roses, freesia, stock, hydrangea, lisianthus, ornithigalum and lilies.  The scents were magnificant and the colours spectacular.

The arbour was decorated with a fresh floral display and tissue paper pom poms in shades of violet and lavender.  With the gentle breeze blowing on Friday it was a whimsical display.

The wedding cake artifully decorated by Abaco catering

We were honoured to be a part of making her vision come true. Best wishes to Sarah,  Ray and their families.