Saturday, 23 August 2014

Canada's Most Beautiful Bouquets for 2014

So proud and honoured to be in the company of some of Canada's top floral designers.  Wedding Bells magazine announced this week their 2014 picks and my bouquet was one of those selected.  This achievement is quite a thrill.  It's certainly refuelled my passion but not that I needed a top-up ;)

Photography courtesy of Melanie Rebane Photography

 From the florist: "For this bouquet I was inspired by vintage couture. This classic European-inspired arrangement features chic, white blossoms offering enticing texture and luscious aroma, with an accent of timeless pearls. This bouquet is suited for the romantic bride with her own distinguishing style."

 Flowers: White sweetheart roses, lily-of-the-valley, stephanotis, freesia, phalaenopsis orchids, hyacinth, and gypsophila all resting on a maple twig frame and wrapped with heirloom ribbons and whimsical eyelash trim.

The maple-twig 'nest' which supports all the flowers took almost 6 hours to construct.

The aroma from the lily-of-the-valley, freesia, hyacinth and stephanotis was intoxicating.   

You can see all the lovely bouquets here

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Blush love :: Tammy and Jeff's Wedding

Theirs is a love story shared with family and friends on a warm sunny June day.

Contagious affection captured in their engagement photo :: Union Eleven Photography

Tammy was a gorgeous bride...inside and out.  It was a privilege to be a [small] part of her fairy-tale dream.
photo: Union Eleven Photography

Rustic charm reflected in their choice for signage.
Welcoming guests at the Church
photo: Union Eleven Photography

photo:: Union Eleven Photography

Moms' and Dads' flowers

A special moment: Tammy placing the corsage on her mom's wrist...tears followed I'm sure.
photo: Union Eleven Photography

photo: Union Eleven Photography

Jeff [Prince Charming]

There's two Harmony brides in this photo!  Brenda, her new sister-in-law, was married June 2012.
Roses for the bouquets....and Bridesmaids' dresses
photo: Union Eleven Photography

Groomsmen's and Ring-Bearer boutonnieres

Fairy-tale dreams do come true if you just believe.  Tammy and Jeff certainly do.
Welcoming guests to the party at The Marshes, Kanata
photo: Union Eleven Photography

And then the party commenced.
photo: Union Eleven Photography

photo: Union Eleven Photography