Monday, 28 March 2016

Wild Wylie Wedding :: Chelsey & Peter

Their love was contagious and I fell for them immediately at our first meeting. It was a joy and privilege to work with them and create the floral designs for their classic romance-filled wedding.  So excited to share these gorgeous photos of Chelsey & Peter's jewel-tone inspired wedding.  The couple exchanged vows on the rooftop patio at the National Arts Centre on what was the perfect summer's day.

Bouquets overflowing with dutch peonies, roses, calla lilies, ranunculus and hydrangea with accents of bright summer green foliage!  Lovely and vibrant just like the newlyweds.  
The Dutch peonies definitely were the star floral attraction.  They hold a treasured place in Chelsey's heart and a way of having her mother close by on her wedding day.  I can't tell you how thrilled I was to source them for her.

A trio of charms held photos of Chelsey and her mom along with a special message. 

But Chelsey didn't shy away from showing off her playful side - check out those shoes!!!!

Peter with his wedding gift from Chelsey - and who doesn't love the Ghostbusters?!

The rooftop tent was decorated with lush florals, chandeliers, candelabras and shimmering tablecloths: it sure didn't feel like a tent!

Wreaths filled with garden flowers wrapped around the silver candelabras. 
Lush cream hydrangea, dahlias, garden roses and garnet-toned astilbe surround a floating candle.

 Decadent cakes and flowers.

Their first official kiss as Mr & Mrs framed with garden urns filled with awe-inspiring flowers set against the backdrop of the historic Chateau Laurier.  Perfection!!!

Congratulations to Chelsey and Peter - wishing you a life filled with love, laughter and many kind surprises!  Thank you to Photo + Films by Eduardo for these wonderful images!

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Maddi & Blake :: February 2016

Just a little over 5 years since creating the wedding flowers for her sister Kali,  Maddi married her groom, Blake in the historic Code's Mill in picturesque Perth, Ontario.  It's a sincere and heartfelt honour to be a part of a family's celebration and when it happens twice, of course, it's doubly meaningful.

Earlier in the week the Ottawa region experience a record-breaking snowfall covering the small town of Perth into an idyllic winter setting; perfect for these two lovers.

Working with a palette of navy, white and bling (lots of bling), Maddi's bouquet was created with callas, roses, delphinium and thistle all accented with rhinestones and blingy diamond ribbon. 

The Attendants were dressed in navy so we went with winter-elegant white roses and ranunculus all wrapped with silver ribbon.

Simple but with some sparkle and the Mother of the Bride, and Groom pearl wrist corsages were done!

The gentlemen's boutonnieres were classic calla lilies with minimal extras; just a simple wrap of ribbon and a sprig of parvifoglia.  Done!

Maddi, I wish you a fairy tale life with Blake filled with lots of sparkle and romance xxx

Monday, 15 February 2016

Winter Bride Photo Shoot

Photographer :: Melissa Toye Photography

Model :: Elissa Neveu

Floral Elements :: Dalia Bortolotti, HARMONY  wedding & event florals

A fun winter photo shoot in the dead of winter however both Melissa, the photographer and Elissa, our model,  were willing to brave the cold - thank you.

It's all fun and games until you get snow in your boots!!!

Valentines Forever and Happily Ever After

It was a year ago that we designed the floral elements for two wonderful couples married on Valentine's Day: can there be a more romantic wedding date?  I don't think so!

Kayla and Patrick were married in an intimate setting surrounded by an extended family, their two adorable children, and close friends.  They choose the elegant, slightly rustic setting of The Marshes Golf Club for their reception venue which they decorated in shades of blush, pink and ivory.  With the glow from the roaring fire in the stone fireplace, the room was warmly inviting with their personal touches and our fresh floral designs.

Kayla's romantic bouquet; garden roses, callas, and dutch hydrangea wrapped with satin ribbon and a charm with her father's photo
Flower Girl purse; sweetheart roses and waxflower

Attendant's bouquet; callas, roses and baby's breath

Boutonnieres for Pat and his attendants including his 18 mos-old son  

Table dressed with dutch hydrangea and baby's breath

Three garden roses all that was needed to adorn their cake's top tier

Signature drink station
Love is truly all you need         

Jenna and Rob were married in the presence of their families and friends in a romantic winter setting. Jenna choose ivory and white to complement the Tiffany-blue accents and colour of her attendants' dresses.  Her Grandmother's crystal broach added sparkle to her bouquet as well as providing a heartfelt reminder that she was always close by.

Love and happy 1st anniversary to Kayla and Patrick, and Jenna and Rob: I wish you a life long romantic adventure filled with many happy memories.