There is nothing quite like a creative shoot to really get my juices flowing & create for my own pleasure and to bring a vision to life! An early spring day filled with soft light and pretty details with Jennie from A Divine Affair bringing everything together so beautifully! The flowers captured the lovely details beautifully with a collection of blush & soft pink hues, ivories and interesting foliages & textures to really set the tone for the day especially along side the black & mixed metal detailing. Anemone, Italian Ranunulus, Garden Roses, Pieris, Azalea, Spray Roses, Hyacinth and others tucked in between along with Grape Leaf ivy used to drape & ramble around the details. Enjoy this spring goodness & all the fine details curated here captured by Gemini Photography!
So grateful to all of the other fine contributors!
Natalie & Jordan – what a beautiful couple inside & out! I had such a pleasure bringing their vision to life & seeing all of the fine details come together so perfectly. Right from the beginning we hit it off so well! Turned out that Natalie & Jordan lived in the home Jordan purchased from my aunt’s right around the corner from my studio! They met when Jordan went to go find some pieces to furnish his home, on recommendation from my aunt and turns out that was Natalie’s family’s business and the rest was history.
Natalie & Jordan wed under the natural beauty in front of Gracewood Estates at Kurtz Orchard’s and partied the night away in the marketplace! It was one of the first times Kurtz opened the doors of the market for a wedding and the results were gorgeous! They chosen a rustic, eclectic vibe for the details of the day using rich shades of marsala, wine, mustard & burnt orange using a collection of flowers like dahlia, veronica, garden roses, gomphrena, brunia berries, paniculata hydrangea, along with natural inspired foliages & textures, lanterns; both these venues captured this couple to a T!
Enjoy these images taken by Charity Swords who captured the details of their day so perfectly.
Today on the blog we have Jake & Michelle! This is bit of an oldie but such a beautiful day, I couldn’t resist sharing anyways! This couple has just recently had their first precious little bundle of joy and it is so evident they are as full of love as the day they proclaimed their love for one another in front of God & their closest family & friends. Please enjoy these images from behind the lense of Jeremy James Photography!Beautiful blooms in shades of pale purples & lavender to really capture the mixed styles of dresses these lovely maids wore! White Ohara garden roses, peegee hydrangea, olive, lavender, eucalyptus, clematis and other textural goodness filled these beauties and the soft trailing ribbons accented them perfectly!Love this ceremony space in the quaint little village of Wainfleet, Ontario! Vintage crates filled with coordinating blooms was the perfect way to dress up the front of the ceremony.
Once in a while a couple comes along with such a unique look & vision for their special day…you know the kind? The kind you burst with excitement over…. on the fine details… on the photographer ….the venue, gah the intricate details!! Katie & Kyle, thank you so much for entrusting me with the floral elements of your truly lovely day! I had such fun creating pieces to truly encompass your style and capture the natural beauty of Archeo in the Distillery District. Katie & Kyle had their closest family & friends share in their vows and intimate reception all held in the rich red bricked locale adding into the charm of the day. Thanks so much to Barb of Tara McMullen Photography for these gorgeous images. Enjoy!
This white & green foliage filled bouquet! Chalked full of locally grown nigella, succulents, air plants & ranunculus, anemone pods, berries and loads of mixed greens overflowed & graced the arms of this beautiful bride!Dapper boutonnieres all a little different added to the organic detailing of the day.
Let’s go back in time to a lovely wedding at Kurtz Orchard last summer! The whole ambiance of this wedding was absolutely stunning! Starting off with a gorgeous bride, who held a beautiful bouquet filled with a lovely collection of:
The gorgeous pops of rich jewel toned colours and accents of mint; with the vineyard and orchards as the backdrop made for a lovely mid-summer outdoor wedding day. Loved just how excited Ashley was to receive her bouquet & was so thrilled she was over the moon excited with how the blooms came together!
The ceremony took place under the large tree in front of Gracewood Estates, the florals included a lovely garland created to enfold and flank the bride and groom, a creative way to add texture and colour to the outdoor wedding space. This garland was then repurposed on the head table, which added a pop of colour and foliage to the crisp white linens under the tent. The reception, under the tent in the orchards, included a collection of simple bottles and low centrepieces filled with bold, bright blooms. All these beautiful blooms enhanced the simplistic outdoor wedding within the vineyards and orchards surrounding this dreamy location.
Thank you Dave & Ashley for allowing me to be apart of your special day!
Even a truly white winter wedding can bring some gorgeous inspiration….the romance and the way softly falling snow can warm the heart, this can only be achieved in those dead of winter February days. Matt & Naya were definitely no strangers to the white stuff either; Matt meeting Naya in her home land of Nunavut!! so cool and coming home(for Matt) to Niagara for a destination wedding that would never seem as cold as the frigid temperatures in the true North! Beautiful images captured by the lovely Nataschia of Nataschia Wielink Photo & CinemaNatural, rustic elements really set off the guys boutonnieres created with cotton, succulents, birch & twine for masculine flair and textural interest!A bridal bouquet chalked full of gorgeous texture, dimension and yet so romantic & feminine! Love the touches of cotton for a soft wintery detail!
This birch ceremony table was constructed with this wintery space & really creates a wintery, wonderland vibe even in this indoor, gallery in the upstairs at Pillar & Post! The brick backdrop adds to the rustic feel.Birch stumps carrying out the same winder wonderland feel, and perfect to line the aisle!The centrepieces also carried out the same rustic, birch elements and then softened with romantic blooms & candles for such a lovely warm ambiance in the Upper Canada Room at Pillar & Post.
These two though…Jamie & I met together a few times and I knew from the start this was going to be such a lovely, simple yet classic wedding day(and super detail oriented)! It’s amazing when you have on-point elements, things come together perfectly. Her dress, found on a trip to NYC, only needed blooms to enhance the already gorgeous details and so the open garden roses, ranunculus and lovely loads of muted effortless foliage set it off to a T! And then girl’s dresses in muted charcoal, their effortless bouquets & trailing ribbons adding to the effortless style seen throughout the wedding party! Surprisingly, the groom, Nick, also took a keen interest in the fine-tuned particulars of the day & came out to review our plans; I was pleasantly surprised with his eye for style & the overall aesthetic! What a truly fun couple, their love was so evident and is very plain to see in the images shared as well. They only had eyes for each other! We softened the reception space with garland style centrepieces for both the round & rectangular tables and repurposed the ceremony arbour garland on the head table for maximum usage and lovely views from the table of honour!
A lovely rainy day, filled with gorgeous peonies galore!
Corrine & Mark had a vivid vision of peonies, peonies, peonies! We completed this garden look using magenta pinks, raspberry & muted soft pinks, blush and white, with silvery accents. Corrine & Mark chose the month of June to be wed to incorporate these lovely flowers into the designs. The ceremony came together with a collection of garden roses, freesia, dahlia, orchids, anemones and of course – peonies! This also included a wow-factor birch arch on wine barrels perfectly suited to this local winery, which flanked the couple as they spoke their vows. The arch was adorned with soft trailing foliages including clematis, passion vine and others to soften, along with gorgeous full blown blooms to really welcome guests & capture the look of the day!
A specific detail we paid close attention to was the cake table where we had a special piece of acrylic made to fit the table and filled the surface full of beautifully blown open peonies.This quickly became a favourite piece for my team & I while working to bring the florals together for their day! It was magical and really set the cake apart as a special piece next to the head table!
Congratulations Corrine & Mark! Blessings as you start your lives together!
Milena & Rob’s wedding day was a serious favourite of mine!! The rich splash of colours against the robust vineyards full of grapes ready to be soon harvested was the perfect backdrop to really capture the warmth & love surrounding their day! From the minute we first spoke over the phone I could just see the riot of colours she wanted come to life! It is this kind of theme that really allows a creative spirit, like myself, to really shine – the seasonal combination of flowers & foliage shone in the bohemian look of the day! Flower combinations included many of my favourites including zinnia, dahlia, gomphrena, garden roses, clematis, high bush cranberries & more filled these bouquets and arrangements to the brim with loveliness!! Swoon! This wedding really shows how flower recipes & colour palettes really do set the stage for how the flowers can truly be the ‘icing on the cake’ so to speak and bring each element together, everything seamless to really capture the overall style that the couple was looking for! This included the flowers (many of which were sourced from local flower farms which is very important to me!), specific colours & little details like – hops! Hops were included in the bouquets & boutonnieres as the groom is a brewmaster; I searched high & low to find a fresh source to fill the grooms special request! It’s in the fine tuned elements like this that sets the stage & brings the day to life and this could certainly be seen throughout the day – Milena & Rob had exquisite taste! Hope you enjoy all of these fabulous images & flowers as much as I do! It was such a pleasure being part of this day and seeing how each detail came together to capture this masterpiece of a wedding!
The Ceremony was held in a nearby church and by bringing in the bright, bold coloured blooms placed on mismatched wooden crates it truly helped set the stage for the day & gave guests a really great taste of what was to come for the gorgeous views at Ravine Winery where their reception was held!
Such a beautiful, happy couple!
Blessings to you both Milena & Rob, you were a real treat to work with!
It’s a cold blustery day today, but don’t let that put a damper on dreaming of warm, sunny days, like this one, back in June! Take a look at this absolutely stunning bride! This was an extra special day for me, being able to design flowers for a dear friend. It has been an honour to have done all of the Elmer family weddings thus far and working alongside Dawn with all of the special fine details she had envisioned for her dream day was a treat. I got to know Dawn while being her youth leader at church & from seeing her running around the block regularly, as her family lives right around the corner from my studio! Dawn was very detail-oriented, so we met a few times to ensure everything came together perfectly!…Her family owns a local floral distributor, so I was able to go nuts with the flowers that we used, which was fabulous!
Dawn’s colour of choice was a gorgeous mint with accents of peach, coral & blush. The natural, yet casual elegance of the flowers, really enhanced the overall vision for the day. From the stunning rustic grapevine arbour, adorned with full blooming roses, peonies and mixed foliages, which flanked the couple as they exchanged their “I Do’s,” to the gorgeous bouquets (can you count all those girls?!). Dawn is one blessed girl to have so many friends standing by her side.
I used a collection of ranunculus, mixed sized roses, including the ever popular ‘juliet’ garden roses & coral charm peonies, scabiosa pods and mixed foliages, to complete this rustic style. And don’t forget the lovely, full aisle runner of rose petals with an ombre touch! All of these fine details came together perfectly to really capture the look of the day!
The reception, also held at Seguin Valley Golf Club, had a lovely romantic ambiance. The rustic, wooden boxes filled with lush blooms softened the tables and the overall space along with lanterns and votives.
Aside from all the lovely details, it was really special to see Dawn & Jackson keep Christ as the centre of their wedding day; this could be seen through the prayers spoken throughout the day, during the ceremony and in their speeches. May God bless you both richly as you share your journey here on this earth together. He has truly made you each for each other & it’s totally evident in the love you show each other.
Summertime is such a busy time of the year, especially when you’re in the wedding industry (and really I’m not complaining, I absolutely love every minute of it!) But it’s always nice when you get a bit of down time in the colder months to take a minute and look back at the beautiful weddings that happened months before and catch a glimpse at the magic that happened to create such a stunning day for a truly wonderful couple. Kristin & Simon are definitely one of those couples, two people who have been together since their university years and waited a long time to celebrate their “I Do’s” surrounded by friends & family, it was no surprise that their big day turned out incredible (even the weather cooperated which is always nice). At Fleurish, we are so blessed to work with so many different couples and it’s wonderful to see their personality shine through. For Kristin & Simon, their celebration was a reflection of their style which fit perfectly with the atmosphere at Inn on the Twenty, where their beautiful outdoor vineyard ceremony and classically beautiful reception took place, with rustic touches of course! From bouquets to centrepieces, and every creation in between, the couples florals were complimentary, the flowers shared the same variety of blooms (including some local specialities), but they were displayed in a variety of styles. Take a look at these gorgeous photographs from Nataschia Wielink and get inspired!
Kristin’s bouquet, as well as her bridesmaid bouquets, were filled to the brim with hydrangea, garden roses, sweet heart roses, dahlias and free flowing & foraged foliages in various greens. The brides bouquet was tied simply with twine and white fabric, and was completed with a special heart locket dear to the bride.
Kristin & Simon’s vineyard ceremony combined the natural beauty of the surrounding scenery with a natural inspired floral arch filled with an organic mix of blooms in soft tones of white & blush, with airy foliages. This spectacular piece hung suspended from birch poles that flanked the couple as they exchanged their vows.
Their reception continued on with the natural & rustic style that was created with the bouquets and ceremony florals. In the centre of each guest table, on top of elegant table linens from Gala Decor, sat birch chargers & finished with mounds of soft florals surrounded by floating candles and dainty tableware. Throughout the reception room, guests could find stylish touches that matched the couples theme like mixes of lanterns with loose bouquets in mason jars and near by candles.
Congratulations Kristin & Simon! So happy Fleurish could be a part of your special day!
The winter weather in Niagara (sort of like what we’re having now), would make it hard for any soon-to-be bride to imagine an outdoor wedding; but, Fleurish always has a little inspiration to share with you! Let’s take a peek at Amanda & Will’s gorgeous August wedding (beautiful weather included!), and get inspired by some lush blooms.
Amanda & Will were a great couple to work with, they really had a clear vision of what they wanted to achieve for their big day, they were hoping for a very specific look that incorporated a summery elegance with a rustic vibe, and we nailed it! Cave Springs Winery boasted a perfect backdrop for the couple’s outdoor ceremony, where lavish romantic florals in mint, soft peach & lavender, and ivories with summery foliages decorated the vineyard setting.
The bride’s bouquet was a lovely combination of hydrangea, dahlias, lisianthus, andzinnias mixed with free flowing greens and fillers to create the organic style. Her bridesmaids carried simple clutches with simple floral accents that complimented the summery bridal bouquet.
Amanda & Will’s centrepieces were something I couldn’t help but fall in love with (I mean come on, rustic meets garden charm, who could resist!). These stunning florals came together atop barn board slabs (a popular look in the studio these days) with white lanterns and boasted some of my absolutely favourite seasonal blooms including dahlias, zinnias, maiden hair fern and peewee hydrangea.
It’s always wonderful when all elements of a couples wedding come together to create one perfect day. The collaboration of thoughtful details, venue atmosphere, and decor touches truly create a day filled with magical moments. As a florist, it’s amazing to see these things come together and to see, after hours of hands on work, what important role the florals will play in such a magnificent setting. And although at times it does seem like things just magically happen, in reality we all know the hard work and organization it takes to create these elaborate events. Luckily for me, Laura was so organized, detailed, and focused on all of the special details which would bring her and Zach’s wedding day to life, she was able to guide me in a great direction to create florals that would compliment all the details already in motion for the big day.
Ravine Winery (as I’m sure you know is a Fleurish favourite!), was the perfect backdrop for the overall style and look of Laura & Zach’s day. Details like mismatched glass & coloured vases running down linen table runners, and colours of soft blush, mint & ivory with vintage nods and unique touches captured the romantic and eclectic aesthetic that the couple was hoping to achieve. This post is filled head to toe with amazing photographs by Olive Photography, so sit back, relax, and get inspired!
The bridesmaids held simple bouquets of baby’s breath gently tied with twine and linen which matched the boutonnieres for thegroomsmen. Laura held a gorgeous soft and romantic mix of sand & blush shade roses, mint shaded foliages, baby’s breath, nigella and other simple elegant touches. I absolutely love all of the sentimental touches of the bride & groom, like the little photos thoughtfully tied to the bouquet wrapping. Zach’s boutonniere matched Laura’s bouquet but with a masculine vibe which created the perfect his and her florals. The adorable flower girls carried precious flower wands, perfect for them to wave & be a special part of the day.
It was awesome being a part of Laura & Zach’s wedding day. Wishing you two all thebest in your adventures to come!
Even though the chilly winter weather is just around the corner, it’s never too late to think about those warmer days that (believe it or not) are still ahead. Ana & Carl’s June wedding full of gorgeous & bright florals is sure to help you forget about those moody winter blues. Ana & Carl’s big day began at the Miller House with an outdoor ceremony under an amazing pergola draped with sheer white fabric. Their ceremony florals were the epitome of ‘simple beauty’, with lush white hydrangea, coral peonies and fern foliage, resting on barn board pedestals flanking the couple as they said “I do”. The summery celebration continued just a short distance away at the Pillar & Post (a Fleurish favourite!). The rustic charm of the reception room was matched with fabulous centrepieces of peonies, freesia, roses, hydrangea and pops of bright green from a wonderful mix of foliage, all contained in clear table vases with accents of birch bark. Throughout the day and night, Ana and her bridesmaids boasted big, bright, and beautiful bouquets (words can not do them justice!), and for any soon-to-be brides crossing their fingers for a peony filled wedding day, these photographs are an absolute must see! Take some time to check out these lovely photographs by JFHannigan Photography, and dream of warmer days…perhaps even your own summer wedding day!
Yet another gorgeous wedding to share with everyone today! And the best part about this small, intimate wedding was that it was a surprise (and who doesn’t love a great surprise)! Karen & James celebrated their big day with their closest family and friends at Vineland Estates Winery. Their day boasted tons of rustic & vintage details, with simple white florals, canning jars, and charming wooden crates. Check out Karen & James’ beautiful wedding day as captured by Megan Strating Photography!
Bundles of baby’s breath and white roses were nestled in glass canning jars, and sat grouped on top of wooden creates with candle light lining the aisle. Gorgeous ceremony pieces joined the couple in the front of the beautiful large windows as they exchanged their vows. We wanted these all white creations to be lush & elegant, by combining orchids, hydrangea, mums, and white lisianthus we truly created luxurious florals that would be extravagant features of both the ceremony and reception.
Karen & James’ venue pulled double duty as the room went from intimate ceremony space to romantic night time reception room. The guest tables were decorated with tons of candle light and canning jars with baby’s breath, simple and so gorgeous!
With the hustle & bustle of Thanksgiving coming to an end, it’s the perfect time for a little wedding inspiration that boasts the best of fall designing! Chloe & Cedar’s eclectic yet elegant wedding took place at Vineland Estates, and was so unique and stylish that their guests will never forget it (and neither will we!). Chloe & Cedar’s big day was rustically lush filled with shades of muted vintage blues, ivories, blush & tarnished golds, with gorgeous floral pairings using blush & muted gold roses, creamy hydrangea, silver brunia berries, and loads of fresh greens & fall textures. And nothing says “fall wedding” like pumpkins, and this couple did pumpkins in style! These white, robin’s egg blue & gold favourites adorned each table with cut wood segments, brass candle holders with romantic candle light, gold vases, and of course seasonally chic florals. Chloe’s bridal bouquet was overflowing with roses, hydrangea, dahlias, and fabulous orchids, her favourite white anemones, and of course a little touch of the fall season with the addition of a few pinecones & acorns (I mean, what’s a wedding bouquet without a little Fleurish whimsy!). These amazing pictures taken by Toronto photographer, BKH Photography, are a must see for any soon-to-be-bride looking for her autumn wedding inspiration, or anyone just looking to get cozy, grab a warm drink and check out some gorgeous florals.
Living in the Niagara Region, it’s no surprise that vineyard weddings are very popular; with beautiful scenery, rustic charm, and gorgeous venues (and fingers crossed fantastic weather), who wouldn’t want a vineyard wedding! With so many wonderful options, Matt & Laura chose the very romantic Ravine Vineyard, which boasts some of the most charming vineyard features you could ever dream of, for their ceremony & reception . Amanada LaChapelle Photography was there to capture Matt & Laura’s big day, take a look at these jaw dropping photographs and be inspired!
Laura & Matt’s florals were classically beautiful, with tones of soft blush, sand, ivory, white and soft gray-green foliages. Pee Gee hydrangeas, olive foliage, Ohara garden roses, Mother of Pearl imported roses, and spray roses came together in vintage bottles, milk glass vases, and turquoise blue glass for the reception decor. Their decor was inspired by romantic vineyard charm, with gorgeous long harvest tables decorated with lace runners, and charger plates from Simply Beautiful Decor, and of course the lovely low vineyard inspired florals which completed the stylish look that the couple dreamed of.
Laura & Matt’s wedding was absolutely picturesque and I am so happy that I was apart of such a special day! Congratulations and all the best!
Todays wedding is a perfect reminder that soft & romantic blooms can still be bright & colourful. Meaghan & Matt’s Cave Spring Retreat ceremony and Inn on the Twenty reception, proved that pops of colour mixed with soft creams and rustic elegance can create that certain “je ne sais quoi”, while sticking to a playful colour pallet. Their August wedding included summertime blooms in vibrant peach & coral, accented with cream and gray tones. Meaghan & Matt are high school sweethearts and after their many years together, their family and friends got to celebrate their long awaited wedding day with pure love and excitement. Reed Photography captured the beginning of the next chapter for this couple, take a look at these stunning photographs from their big day!
The bridal bouquet was a beautiful collection of bright summer blooms and wispy greens, while the bridesmaids carried bouquets filled to the brim with white hydrangea and romantic flowing ribbons.
The reception at Inn on the Twenty featured the same rustic yet bright feeling of the ceremony. Tables were adorned with a mix of blooms in vintage glass bottles, milk glass vases, mercury glass containers, and a hint of candle light.
Congratulations to Meaghan & Matt! Wishing you all the happiness in your new adventure!
Today we shine the spotlight on a great, out of town, couple whose wedding florals really came together through many email & phone correspondences; a couple who really trusted us to work our Fleurish magic to help design their special day. Angelique & Al’s wedding combined two beautiful Vintage Hotel locations, with their ceremony taking place in the Rose Garden at the Pillar & Post, and their celebration continuing just a short distance away at Queen’s Landing for their reception. Angelique & Al’s big day boasted tons of rich colours, including mixed shades of purple & magenta combined with accents of white & soft green. For this classically elegant wedding, the flowers played an important role as the focal pieces at the reception, and these stunning elevated designs definitely fit the bill! Take a peek at Angelique & Al’s lovely wedding day through the lens of Amanda LaChappelle Photography.
Each table was adorned with lush, round mounds of colour which combined various flowers including orchids, a mix of hydrangea (including the always lovely Anna Bell), dahlia, and amaranthus, to create luxurious centrepieces. Angelique really dreamed of a gorgeous head table that would showcase the new Mr. & Mrs, as well as, all of the décor details, from the florals to the linens from Simply Beautiful Décor that the couple chose, and everything in between (I must say it turned out absolutely stunning!).
It was an absolute pleasure working with Angelique & Al. The Fleurish Design Studio team wishes you all the best in the years to come as husband & wife!
I’m in love with Liz & Steve’s intimate wedding at Vineland Estate Winery, a gorgeous Niagara venue. Liz & Steve’s big day was full of soft, romantic, marsala details, with gold accents, fabulous ‘Alice in Wonderland’ touches, and over the top florals! This wedding was a true wonderland, and the perfect inspiration for you soon-to-be’s looking for ways to create that warm, inviting atmosphere with all those special personal touches. Take a peek at these beautiful photographs.