Our fabulous Pop-Up Christmas Shop will be taking place at Fleurish Design Studio, 907 Foss Road, Fenwick ON, L0S 1C0
It’s always such a surprise when a long distance bride contacts me with an interest in discussing wedding flowers. The process is pretty much the same; initial e-mails back and forth, a consultation with the bride & groom, and of course the creation and delivery of the beautiful florals, but it’s all done online (except for the creation and delivery part of course!). I’m not a stranger when it comes to connecting with a bride and her vision via the internet (thank goodness technology has come so far!) and so when Jessica & David contacted me from their Florida home about their Niagara-on-the-lake wedding I was thrilled to be a part of it. The couple and I shared all of our correspondences over Skype & e-mail and even then it was obvious how love-struck they were by one another.
The goal for Jessica & David’s wedding was to create an atmosphere that truly captured their love and shared it with all of their family near and far. They wanted a classic & elegant wedding day that embodied a romantic ambiance; their colours included crisp whites, blush & soft pinks, and touches of navy. Jessica & David’s ceremony took place in the Gallery at the Pillar and Post where the aisles where adorned with light pink & white rose petals, cylinder vases with floating candles, and a white runner that guided the bridal party and loving couple to their places at the front of the room. The couple exchanged their vows surrounded by two gorgeous arrangements resting on top of hurricane vases and pedestals. The bride and her bridesmaids carried elegant bouquets that included a delicate mix of white hydrangeas, lisianthus, ball Dahlia and soft pink & white roses, and each bouquet was finished with a touch of navy blue as we tied a silk ribbon around the stems of bouquets.
The excitement of the day continued at Queen’s Landing, where the newlyweds enjoyed the celebration with their guests in colourful style! Flowing white fabric draped stylishly behind the head table and the entire room was filled with an eye catching pink hue. The guest tables where decorated with centerpieces that combined a mix of low, elegant florals & bud vases with simple, open blooms. Both style of centerpieces included a combination of hydrangea, sweetheart roses, and mums with a touch of bright pink, soft flickering candlelight & mercury glass vases.
It was such a pleasure working with Jessica & David, even if it was a long distance relationship between us! Congratulations on your new journey together! Check out these amazing photographs captured by Margaret Diotalevi of Avenue Photo.
Of course the fall reminds us of those cold wintery days soon to come, but let’s not forget all the beauty that the autumn season brings as well. It’s always a magically time of the year as the leaves change to brilliant shades of fall colours , the sun sets earlier, and the weather gets cooler (which is perfect for getting cozy and spending much needed time with your loved ones). Autumn is also a wonderful time of the year for weddings, it’s the perfect time to embellish with rustic elements and incorporate those great, saturated fall tones like deep reds, vibrant oranges and mustardy yellow. Kristen & Joel’s wedding was the perfect combination of rustic fall elegance and a contemporary twist. The wedding party’s florals combined a mix of gorgeous burgundy dahlias, soft vintage pink roses, orange calla lilies and tropical proteas (a little bit of a modern touch!) for the perfect fall look. The ceremony arrangements rested on fantastic golden pumpkins and featured beautiful autumn inspired florals which included some of the same flowers found in the wedding party’s floral details, and also some of my fall favorites like stems of kale. Get comfy, grab your favorite warm drink, and take a peek at these wonderful photographs by Jeremy James Photography!
As peach season is winding down I had to share a few pictures a dear friend Amanda, from Amanda Lachapelle Photography, captured for me one afternoon in the orchard! Living in Niagara we are so fortunate to
have many greenhouses, nurseries, cutting gardens and orchards at our disposal and sometimes they can be so easily overlooked…I have been really trying to make a point to stop; to stop & actually smell the roses, pause a few minutes and take in the beauty & bounty God has blessed us with and enjoy the nature all around! I had a few blooms left over in the studio, so I took the time to enjoy arranging just for the fun of it and incorporate my favourite seasonal fruit…peaches!! I’ll let these gorgeous pictures speak for themselves…they turned out lovely! Enjoy <3
…if you are feeling inspired & would like some lovely florals for your Thanksgiving table, be sure to sign up for the Centrepiece Workshop with details in the previous blog post.
Thanks! ~ Jess
Excited to announce Fleurish’s very first workshop! Just in time for Thanksgiving I will be offering 2 hands-on floral workshops! Please check out the dates, share with others and let me know if you are interested! Looking forward to share my talents & knowledge to get our hands deep into local fall flowers, fruits, veg and other interesting foliage!