Fleurish design studio has deep roots in the Niagara region, a passion that started in the family green house as a child - it has grown into something more. Providing sophisticated floral arrangements and stylings that feature organic pairings of soft and gorgeous blooms, Fleurish has become known for arrangements that surprise and delight Brides. Fleurish is located in Niagara serving; Fonthill, Welland, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Jordan, Niagara on the Lake, and is also available out of area for weddings in Hamilton, Mississauga, Oakville, Toronto and beyond - contact me for weddings outside these areas.
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!
It was on a frigid February day when something wonderfully magical happened- another amazing photo shoot! However, this wasn’t just an opportunity for us vendors to show off our talents; rather, it was a way to celebrate the one year anniversary of the most charming couple, and give them something they didn’t have at their small Ancaster wedding last year, a collection of special photographs that would capture their love forever! Jennie & Bastian met in France under not-so-traditional circumstances, and fell head over heals for one another (you know the kind of story that ends with, “and the rest is history”), well that was definitely their kind of love story, and just by working with this couple you can see that they were meant to be. In February 2013 Jennie & Bastian said ‘I Do’ surround by immediate family and closest friends in a small intimate wedding. This past February Fleurish Design Studio joined together with several other vendors, including the wonderful Nataschia of Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema (who asked Fleurish to be a part of this amazing project, Thanks!) and Amanda of Amanda Cowley Sweet Events, to recapture the beauty and love of that very day, with our exciting little Parisian editions of course! Take a look a these amazing photographs captured by Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema.
I really wanted to take a natural, yet romantic, approach to the floral designs for this shoot, relying on simple details to reflect the sentiment of Jennie & Bastian who truly are about the simple things in life like their love for family, friends, and one another. Rustic elements and textural additions like privet, viburnum berries, magnolia leaves, podocarpus, Peruvian bean pods, and thistles added interest to the designs without being overpowering (after all we didn’t want to overshadow the soft & sweet romance of Jennie & Bastian!). With the presence of the never ending winter during the photo shoot, I thought it would be nice to include a mix of spring florals, not only were they a great reminder to everyone that warmer weather was on its way, but it also signified the blossoming of another romantic year as husband & wife for Jennie & Bastian. I included a beautiful mix of French tulips, narcissus, ranunculus, helleborus, muscari, and hyacinth in various shades of white, muted orange, and blues. The colours in the floral designs really captured the surrounding nature at the Niagara Park Commission as the last of the remaining leaves that survived over the winter months swayed in the wintery winds, serving as the perfect backdrop for our styled shoot (now that is romance at its best!).
A huge ‘thank you’ to Jennie & Bastian for allowing us to capture your love in our Parisian inspired photo shoot, the Fleurish Design Studio team wish you years upon years of happiness. And another huge ‘thank you’ to Nataschia Wielink & Amanda Cowley for asking me to be a part of such a special day!
Spring is on its way…or dare I say here?! Why not start the season with some beautiful wedding inspiration!
I love collaborative style shoots, where so many talented minds come together and create one amazing project! It’s a great way to connect with other wedding professionals, share your design interests and concepts, and truly inspire those looking for wonderfully unique wedding ideas. Take a look at these amazing photographs of the late spring vintage wedding, with a dreamy modern twist style shoot taken by Carolyn Bentum Photography, and a huge ‘thank you’ for letting me a part of the day!