Andrea & Darren Free :: {Love with a Colourful Twist}

If you’ve been following Fleurish Design Studio, you know that I am a colour fanatic! And colour plays a huge role in what I do as a designer. When you’re trying to decide on a style or theme, the idea of colour can seem super overwhelming, especially when you are the soon-to-be bride and groom trying to organize every detail (big and small) for your special day! But, always remember, your wedding day is a reflection of you and your love- don’t be scared to have fun with colour and let it tell your guests who you are as a couple! Take a look at these amazing photographs of Andrea & Darren Free’s wedding taken by Stephen Franklin Photography. Andrea and Darren were a fun loving couple and their flowers added that perfect pop of colour to their big day!

Andrea & Darren knew that they wanted colour to play an important part in their wedding day, from the very top of their wedding cake to the vibrant shoes on their feet (that’s right…from top to bottom!).

The couple was inspired by the simple approach of modern elegance, combining contemporary elements like white glass and hints of white flowers with pops of brilliant purples, magenta pink and teal. They really wanted to use fabulous, bright tones to express their style; something fun, elegant and summery.

Andrea & Darren’s ceremony took place in Stoney Creek at Liuna Gardens, where guests enjoyed a lakeside ceremony surround by beautiful scenery accented with stunning aisle arrangements that gently hung on shepherd’s hooks and two striking floral arrangements that flanked the bride & groom as they exchanged vows in front of family and friends.

The bride and her bridesmaids carried a trendy mix of dahlias, hydrangea, anemone, freesia, roses, and of course the bride’s favorite, purple Vanda orchids, as well as, phalaenopsis orchids. The modern mixture of rich purples, whites and touches of magenta just added the perfect pop of colour to accent the bridal party’s teal dresses. Doesn’t it look stunning!?

The men of course had to sport just as much fashionable colour as the ladies, so their classic suits were accented with purple ties and phalenopsis orchid boutonnières.

The colourful celebration continued into the reception which took place at John Michael’s Banquet Hall, in Thorold. The classic look of the black & white décor was paired with the same stunningly bold tones of the ceremony. Guests entered a room where low, round, white glass bowls filled with a modern mix of blooms dressed their tables adding that exciting splash of colour Andrea & Darren wanted. The head table was surrounded by a dazzling ambiance of purple back lighting and touches of sparkle and shine perfect for such a fantastic couple.

Congratulations to Andrea & Darren, it was so wonderful to be a part of your special day!

Mandie & Brad :: {The things that dreams are made of…}

Working in the wedding industry constantly keeps your creative wheels turning, I’m always trying to think up new ways to design florals, or coming up with trendy colour palettes that really make a couple’s décor pop! But when you are someone who works in this business AND you’re getting married…the possibilities seem endless and the ideas are almost non-stop! So, as a photographer in the world of weddings, it was no surprise that Mandie (of ShutterBrugs Photography & friend of Fleurish Design Studio!) and husband Brad would have ambitious dreams about their wedding day. Their casual, vintage inspired wedding boasted charming invitations & paper details from Hip Ink, as well as, an eclectic mix of mason jars, antique bottles, milk glass vases and vintage cheese & wine boxes filled with lush, bright florals that really made their unique décor elements stand out.
Their ceremony took place at Flat Rock Cellars, where mounds of baby’s breath sat on top of wine barrels and flanked the grassy aisle. At the end of the aisle, a birch arch with flowing white fabric added the perfect touch of softness & elegance to the vibrancy of the outdoor space.
I wanted to pair bright and bold floral colours that would really make the unique and eclectic elements of Mandie & Brad’s wedding décor and attire pop! I used a mix of hot & soft pinks, hints of coral, soft yellows, and whites & greens to create a vibrant summer colour combination, and used a variety of more traditional (and not so traditional) flowers, including; garden roses, peonies, spray roses, ranunculus, ladies mantle, matricaria, astilbe, baby’s breath, and last but not least, succulents! (They are a great way to add a modern twist to your floral details!)
Details! Details! Details! I absolutely love these key details on the boutonnieres.
And this bride’s bouquet & bridesmaid bouquets just scream summer!
The guests gathered at a private residence where they enjoyed a trendy dinner served by El Gastrónomo Vagabundo in a tented reception space, which was filled with fabulous personal touches, bright centerpieces and an assortment of vintage props and details furnished by Hazlitt Vintage Rentals, and Key Event Styling & Vintage Rentals & chiavari chairs from Simply Beautiful Decor. As the sun went down, Mandie & Brad’s family and friends enjoyed a quaint outdoor bar area and danced the night away on an outdoor dance floor lit by vintage strung lights.
And I bet you are all wondering who helps take the photographs at a photographers wedding? Well, Mandie & Brad enlisted the help of Calvin Frank Photography, Daniel Ricci Photography, and Sarah Thomas Photography & all of the pictures look amazing don’t you think ?!
A big thanks to Mandie & Brad for letting me be a part of their dreamy wedding day! And remember, your wedding details should always be what you dreamed of (the dress, the location, the food & the flowers) it’s all possible!

Lisa & Geoff :: {Vintage Charm on a Winter’s Day}

It may technically be spring time, but the wonderful wintery charm of Lisa & Geoff’s vintage inspired wedding is something that must be shared! Photographed by ShutterBrugs Photography, this breath taking wedding included classically beautiful floral elements and fantastic vintage touches that really brought their romantic, vintage charm theme to life!
The couple’s wedding colours included a combination of soft blush, whites & ivories, with hints of pink and navy blue (a fantastic colour palette for a winter wedding!). Keeping with the bride & groom’s colour scheme and theme, I decided to create luxurious florals that included a soft colour combination and vintage inspired flowers, including; baby’s breath, hydrangea, open roses, freesias, French tulips, & of course peonies. Lisa’s only request was to have a fabulous bouquet filled with delicate peonies (and WOW! What a beauty it turned out to be!)
The bridesmaid bouquets featured a splash of pink which really complimented their navy blue dresses & the men wore a soft peony boutonniere.
Lisa and Geoff’s wedding took place at the Pillar & Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake, with the ceremony being held in the beautiful upstairs Gallery and the reception in the Upper Canada room. The Pillar & Post is a great venue when you’re really looking for that vintage charm with a touch of rustic character (It’s so cozy & welcoming, the Fleurish team just loves it there!). I really wanted to create florals that would complement the aged features of the venue; for the ceremony, buckets of baby’s breath & cylinder vases filled with water, floating candles & rose petals decorated the aisle, leading guests to their seats; while, mounds of florals placed on galvanized containers framed the loving couple as they exchanged their vows. The vintage mix of elegant blooms continued into the reception where gorgeous mounds of flowers rested on footed mercury glass bowls & added such a wonderful soft, vintage charm to the room that was adorned with gold chivari chairs, mason jars filled with candles and guest tables that were draped with lace table covers. The head table included matching chivari chairs and lace covers supplied by Simply Beautiful Décor, as well as, low matching foliages in hurricane mercury glass vases and large floral arrangements flanking the tables.
I just love this! Nothing says “winter wedding” better then a bride & her bridesmaids keeping their feet warm in their winter boots while taking photos!
Another great thing about being a part of Lisa & Geoff’s wedding, is that Lisa’s mother used to be a florist, so flowers are so near and dear to their hearts, and so getting rave reviews from the family was such an amazing compliment to me, and it’s one of those moments as a florist where you know that you’ve made a couple happy on such an important day of their life together, and that will always bring a smile to my face! Congratulations to Lisa & Geoff!

Lindsay & Jon :: {Simply in Love}

It seems that more, and more, brides & grooms are deciding to have small, intimate weddings. For intimate weddings, every detail, big or small, is such an important part in creating the perfect ambiance for a couple’s wedding & this planning process is a true testament to a couples time and devotion to not only one another, but also their guests. The elegance and beauty of an intimate wedding is found in the simple, romantic & personal décor choices (So every decision counts…especially the flowers!) Many brides have a very specific vision for their wedding day, so when it comes to floral décor, I really love creating dynamic arrangements that compliment & enhance a couple’s theme (This is why I love “one-on-one” consultations!). Lindsay and Jon’s wedding is a great example of an intimate wedding filled with personalized touches in a cozy setting. This couple was soft spoken and very down to earth and they really wanted to share their love for one another with their closest family and friends in a comfortable & relaxed setting. Take a look at these wonderful photographs captured by Shutterbrugs Photography!

Lindsay & Jon’s ceremony took place at the Pillar & Post in the old Library, a perfect spot to be surrounded by family and friends for such an intimate occasion. Their night continued at the Pillar & Post’s upstairs gallery, where their warm and inviting reception took place.

Lindsay was a bride who definitely had a particular vision. For their floral décor, the couple wanted a whimsical & charming elegance. I paired natural elements like birch and interesting foliage with whites and soft greens, and used a mix of dahlias, Queen Anne’s lace, veronica, ranunculus, fern, garden roses & stock to create organic arrangements, boutonnieres & bouquets that were trendy and simply elegant.

Look at this beautiful bridal bouquet with lace detail (I just love it!).

Congratulations Lindsay & Jon! Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day.

{Classic & Contemporary with a touch of Coral} :: Vintage Hotels Wedding Show 2013

Last weekend was such an exciting day for Fleurish Design Studio for two reasons; one, we had the privilege of participating in the always fantastic Vintage Hotels Wedding Show, and two, we unveiled Fleurish Design Studio’s gorgeous, brand new logo!

Planning every detail for your big day, whether your wedding is small and intimate or wonderfully elaborate, can be overwhelming to say the least (Trust me, I know exactly how you’re feeling!). That’s why I love being a part of events like the Vintage Hotels Wedding Show, its great being able to inspire soon-to-be-brides by showing them unique and exciting floral and décor combinations that really get those creative wheels turning. Including fresh floral touches in your wedding is a great way to instantly create that special ambiance that you want your guests to enjoy.

I might be a little obsessed with this year’s booth colour, coral…but, this colour continues to be a popular choice for wedding flowers and décor. Coral is great to pair with so many different colours; navy, shades of gray, and black among others! (Honestly, the list can go on and on). And it is a great way to add that punch of colour needed to brighten up your wedding décor. This year I really wanted my booth to offer a visually unique & interesting combination of flowers, colours, and décor that really illustrate the endless floral options.

The romantic hues of white, soft pinks and touches of coral add a simple touch of classic elegance to the table, while the more contemporary additions of bold black & white stripes and the increasingly popular mercury glass & mixed metal containers add a modern flair to the entire look. Isn’t it great how this classic meets contemporary design looks so seamless? Don’t be afraid to mix bold statement pieces with classic elements, it’s a great way to really add your personality into your wedding.

A huge thank you to the newly engaged couples who came to this event & visited the Fleurish booth!

And special credit to these always wonderful vendors:
Linens, draping fabric, plates and chiavari chairs :: Simply Beautiful Décor
Menus, place cards and table numbers :: Inviting Elegance
Gold candelabras :: Gala Décor
Location :: Pillar & Post, Vintage Hotels
Logo Creation :: Amanda Lachapelle of Amanda Lachapelle Photography

Anneliese & Frank :: {Classic Cascading Elegance}

Look at these amazing photographs of Anneliese & Frank’s wedding taken by JFHannigan photography! This charming couple really wanted that classic, elegant ambiance for their big day and they found so many great ways to incorporate that romantic feeling throughout their wedding! The wedding party looked amazing in their classic black and white attire with subtle hints of soft pink in the bouquets and boutonnieres.

The romantic colour combination of soft pink and classic white was brought into their reception space through decor touches by Simply Beautiful Decor as well as diffused back lighting.

Look at this fantastic bridal bouquet! Anneliese’s bouquet was a traditional cascading hand-tied style, this style of bouquet isn’t one that I get to create too often, but I really adore the elegant look of it. I loved being able to combine something classic with small unique elements that really highlighted Anneliese & Frank’s theme; like using a trendy flower combination of soft pink peonies, ranunculus, and cymbidium orchids, with classic floral elements of dusty miller and touches of eucalyptus & tiny pink accents to create an overall luxurious and elegant feeling. I also added a tied lace detail that just finished the entire bouquet off in such a romantic way.

The day turned out beautifully for Anneliese & Frank, and it was so wonderful to be a part of it.

Kelly & Dylan :: {The Romantics}

A couple’s wedding day is the most romantic day of their life, and it is so important that family and friends are included in all of the excitement. How does a couple make sure that their big day is romantic? Well, it’s achieved through all of the details- your thoughtfully chosen vows, the romantic ceremony venue, and of course, the decorative touches, especially the flowers! Ceremonies are filled with so many special and important moments, and many of these moments are subtle; like, the look on the groom’s face as his bride first enters the room, or, the quietness that falls upon the venue as the couple exchanges their loving vows; but, probably one of the most special moments of any ceremony is the moment when the, now, husband and wife share their first kiss and romance instantly fills the room. But, until that kiss happens, it’s up to me to create that romantic mood that all of the guests can enjoy, and it was such an honor to help bring Kelly and Dylan’s dream of an elegant, vintage ceremony to life.

Carolyn Bentum Photography
brilliantly captured the delicate details of Kelly and Dylan’s enchanting ceremony & reception, from the flickering candles suspended from the pews, to the soft shades of light & vintage pinks in all of the floral décor and bouquets…and that rain sure wasn’t going to put a damper on their day either! Love those boots!

Kelly’s exquisite bouquet included a mixture of soft pink peonies, ranunculus, and spray & imported roses (I just can’t get enough of this bouquet!). Her bridesmaids carried similar, elegant bouquets and wore classic black dresses in stylish variations.

The men wore timeless black suits adorned with complementing soft pink boutonnières.

It was so wonderful to be a small part of Kelly and Dylan’s wedding day, and to have the opportunity to simply enhance the romance that is so apparently a part of their relationship. Congratulations!

Stephanie & Jeremy :: {Something Blue}

As a florist, one of the best experiences is witnessing how the floral details transform a wedding into something personal and special. Typically I only get a glimpse of this transformation through brief occasions, like watching the bride’s expression change to excitement when I hand her the bridal bouquet. But, Stephanie and Jeremy’s wedding gave me the opportunity to enjoy this fabulous transformation from start to finish, because I was not only the florist for their special day, but also a guest and cousin.

It was so wonderful working with Steph and Jeremy; they were so gracious and energetic that it was simple to design floral accents that would suit their personalities and wedding wish-list beautifully. Their ceremony took place at the Central Gospel in St.Catharines, where the couple looked adoringly into each other’s eyes in front of family and close friends, and even though it was a super hot May day outside, their ceremony felt so serene as they stood lovingly in front of a vibrant blue backdrop. The couple’s choice of soft blush pinks, whites, and royal blue truly added the classic elegance they wanted. Steph and her bridesmaids carried beautiful bouquets that included soft blush pink and white roses and hydrangeas.

The elegant theme carried into the reception hall as the tables were adorned with tall tapered vases with mounding hydrangeas and pink accents resting on top. Their celebration took place at Queen’s Landing, a familiar wedding spot for the Fleurish team, where we typically just deliver, setup and head out; but, this time I was able to stay and enjoy the evening and all of its wonderful details (including the great food!) with family and friends.

It was so wonderful to be a part of Steph and Jeremy’s wedding day! And it was amazing to see every detail come together to truly make it a special day for the couple & hear all of their rave reviews about the florals throughout the day! Thanks so much for allowing us to share in your lovely day!

Heidi & Matt:: {Caught up in Country Charm}

Happy New Year to all of you! Here at Fleurish we have many exciting plans for the coming year…with so many unique & interesting wedding couples in our line up for 2013 , it only seems fitting to give you plenty of inspirations from what we’ve created over the past year. In the wedding business you come across many different types of brides, many have been pinning away for weeks, others give you carte blanche and in many cases they are brides who have pictured their wedding and all of its details the minute they said, “Yes!” And Heidi was definitely one of those excited and imaginative brides who had a particular vision when it came to her, and husband Matt’s, big day. So, for me, it was a cinch to design floral accents to complement the country vintage style of Heidi and Matt’s wedding day.

Heidi and Matt’s ceremony combined the rustic nature of the great outdoors with the delicate touches of soft peach, taupe and mocha found throughout their attire and décor. The bride and her bridesmaids carried elegant bouquets down the grassy aisle. We really wanted to create a charming countryside feel with the floral arrangements, so we blended spray and imported roses, baby’s breath, dahlias, pee gee hydrangeas and blushing bride (Yes! That is the name of the flower), with rustic accents of dusty miller, lavender and wheat. The men’s boutonnieres complemented the bouquets and included burlap and twine touches.

The back yard reception didn’t lack any charming details either! Carolyn Bentum Photography captured the couple’s vintage country theme beautifully, throughout the day and at their reception, where tables were draped with burlap and decorated with mason jar centrepieces. What a beautiful day full of unique country charm for such a wonderful couple.

Janine & Cameron :: {Charming Summer Devotion}

When delivering wedding flowers I come across all kinds of interesting happenings…on occasion it can be utter chaos with a scurry of bridesmaids & the bride getting ready; shoes flying along with paparazzi in the background snapping away and then there are the times when there are a gathering of dear family members & close friends; lovely ladies calmly getting ready, applying makeup and really enjoying the moment & a photographer capturing their memories along the way…this was Janine & Cam’s day. Cherished words shared with hand-written cards & a gift thoughtfully chosen by both; tears, laughter, a whole lot of love & even a memorable first glance of each other.

What a special day and what a privilege to have been a little part of it! Even the flowers had significance as the bride included blooms that were dear to loved ones in her family…she was thrilled to see freesia included with the bunch, a particular fav! The summery afternoon ceremony wedding took place at Paletta Mansion, right on the lake in Burlington with the reception directly following in the Mansion’s dining rooms; What a lovely spot! And our fab friend Mandie from Shutterbrug’s Photography captured all of their exquisite details.

Jaymie & Jeff :: {Summery White Elegance}

So many pictures, soo little time!
These lovely photos speak for themselves; a brilliant bride, bold blue skies, simple elegant white blooms and little black dresses!

They couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day or setting for their mid-summers wedding day! Burlington Golf & Country Club was a lovely backdrop & phillipa c photography are to thank for these fabulous pictures! Enjoy!

Erin & Ted :: {Say ‘I Do’ with Saturated Summery Blooms}

Peonies & Ranunculus have been hot, hot this summer!! For our lovely couple, Erin & Ted we pulled all the stops to bring these stunning flowers together…perfect, saturated blooms. Crisp white peonies, bright yellow freesia along with yellow & orange ranunculus! Check them out!

bold colour, not for the faint of heart!

a dash of colour for the groom

navy dresses, oh what a combination!

a great pop of colour, tied with tartan ribbon

simple decor for the aisle, used as the centrepieces afterwards

thanks to Christopher Porto for these photos!

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Julie & Glen :: {Sweet Summer Charm}

Oh the sweet bliss of a summer garden wedding! When delivering the flowers to Julie on the morning of her wedding day, I was in awe of all of fabulous details coming together for her & her groom Glen’s special day. Getting ready in the lovely Grand Victorian Mansion on the property of Reif Winery in Niagara on the Lake, it was the most perfect setting for their outdoor garden wedding. All of the details breathtaking and really capturing the romantic mood of the day!!
Soft & bold shades of yellow, soothing ivories and whites with touches of yellowy lime green added the perfect colour palette for their flowers, a pop of bright colour against the soft views of the day! Enjoy these lovely photographs taken by the talented Morgan Falk of Morgan Falk Photography.

Coral :: {A colour for everyone! Vintage Inns Wedding Show 2011}

Oh for the love of coral…yes okay, maybe I’m a little obsessed with it!! So when planning out the colours & flowers for my booth – shades of coral, soft peach, gray and white were definitely a no brainer!! Not only is coral a fabulous colour with so many lovely hues, it is one of those on trend shades in the fashion world and one of those colours that really looks good on anyone – therefore perfect for your bridesmaids or a shirt in your wardrobe!
Enjoy a few shots of my take of this feminine shade and my booth at the Vintage Inns Wedding Show this past weekend in Niagara on the Lake. I am so thrilled with the outcome and all of the excitement it created! And of course a special shout out to all of the newly engaged couples who came out to the show – what a great event!!

Special Vendor Love:
Table coverings, draping and chiavari chairs :: Simply Beautiful Decor
To die for Cupcakes & Macaroons :: Designer Delights
Location :: Pillar & Post Inn, Niagara on the Lake
Photo credit for my printed postcards :: Moments by Melissa Miller
Photography :: Crystal Dreyer

Nadia & Kevin :: {Colourful Vineyard Elegance}

Oh the sweet, sweet romantic love of a couple on their wedding day! Nadia & Kevin were just beaming in all of these fabulous photos from Shutterbrugs Photography and the gorgeous weather & locations only added to their beauty!
When originally chatting with Nadia about the flowers and the stylish looks for the big day, she definitely wanted to capture a classic elegance while punching it up with the flowers. And that is exactly what we did! The bridesmaids wore lovely black dresses and each chose what colour shoes they like to jazz up their looks with and here is what they came up with…

Using a simple combination of creamy white hydrangea, roses and orchids, each bouquet had a different flower to really showcase and compliment the shoes perfectly. For the bride herself, we went for a simple, elegant combination of the same creamy white hydrangea and white cymbidium orchids!

Enjoy a few more shots…the blue sky such a vivid contrast to the vineyards and wedding party!

Congratulations Nadia & Kevin!

Allison & Phillipe :: {Say ‘I Do’ on a Lovely Fall Day}

When Allison and I met for our floral consultation, she was a woman who knew exactly what she wanted!! Blooms & colours to evoke a wonderful fall elegance with a touch of natural elements & punches of wine shades to match the bridesmaids dresses. Together we came up with a palette of burnt oranges, wines, browns with punches of lime green, mustard yellow, hot pink and birch! With the Old Mill in Ancaster being the backdrop for their autumn nuptials, the flowers were definitely the splash of colour for their day!

Feast your eyes on these lovely bouquets – blooms include orange & wine toned ball dahlia, lime green spider mums & mini cymbidium orchids, hot pink coxcomb celosia, mustard billy balls & button mums, burgundy gerbera & beech leaves wrapped with flipped leaves, satin ribbon & twine for a rustic touch.

Oh and don’t forget the cute kissing ball for the little princess 🙂

Masculine fall inspired boutonnieres for the men…

Distinctive pew decor – these birch cones were a lovely woodsy touch against the bold blooms

Moving into the venue, birch wrapped tins & blooms added an exceptional warmth to the simply decorated room

Elissa & Brad :: {Modern Elegance}

November…a month which typically brings cool, windy and dreary weather…thankfully for our beautiful bride Elissa & her handsome groom Brad’s bold & funky wedding day brought nothing but warmth, love and some unique blooms! Working with Elissa leading up to their big day was a great! She works at a local floral distributor where I purchase a number of my flowers and so we would chat regularly about updates and specifics for the flowers of their big day….which exact shade & varieties of roses, what tone of callas, whether the anemones would be open perfectly for the big day…always another detail to discuss. In the final days leading up to the wedding, all the flowers came together beautifully and our hard work paid off!! Some of her favourites include calla lilies, anemones, freesia and roses all of which we included in the bouquets, boutonnieres and church pieces!! God’s Blessings & much love to both of you! Another fabulous photo credit goes out to Elma of Photography by Elma, thanks so much!

Don’t you just love that close up of the boutonniere?! It looked stunning against the black suit & red vest!!

Amanda & Carl :: {Vintage romance in Jordan}

This year, grey really has been one of my fav shades; it’s just fabulous for decorating in the home, a staple in any wardrobe and of course a hot colour for weddings! Though it’s not going to be found as a colour of a fresh flower; it’s all the rage for accents & coordinating details!! Amanda & her ladies chose a lovely pewter grey for their bridesmaid dresses and for the flowers we coordinated with a soft, romantic palette of pale pinks, ivories, whites & of course greys! We achieved this look by incorporating blown open garden roses, dahlia, ranunculus, imported roses, anemone with black centres for a pop along with the colour of the hour – grey!! – with dusty miller foliage, brunia berries & to tie everything together a charcoal ribbon wrap & matching pins! Stunning!!! peruse these gorgeous shots from Elma of Photography by Elma

Wedding Party Flowers:

Ceremony Flowers: Cave Springs Winery Retreat

Reception Flowers: The Windows Room – Inn on the Twenty, Jordan

Amrita & Darrel :: {Upscale Wedding, Garden Style}

Earlier this year Amrita & Darrel shared their vows over a stunning weekend with their close friends & family. Simple elegance would perfectly sum up the pure white bouquet created for their Indian ceremony & allowed Amrita in all of her finery shine through; the piece included white peonies, imported & spray roses and calla lilies tucked in perfectly to a delicate gold holder…these pictures are fabulous!

For their western ceremony, the bridal couple chose the Toronto Botanical Garden to capture their garden style day. This venue was just fabulous…the ceremony area was surrounded by the beauty of the gardens & the sounds of running water from the fountains but after setting up all of the details, the clouds opened and much to Amrita’s dismay started raining…I do have to share how stunning the floral pieces looked outside…

…so we moved into their indoor ceremony site which was equally beautiful featuring unique modern elements & a textured white wall – very cool!

The rain definitely didn’t damper their spirits or affect the stunning couple & wedding party

After the ceremony, the party continued at the Woodbine Banquet & Conference Centre where the place was decked out in warm shades of deep purple, silvers and hot pinks. The wedding party tables really showed off the romantic look, especially with the ambiance of all the cylinder vases filled with floating candles & rose petals lining the head table (these were used earlier to line the aisle of the ceremony for a unique aisle decor option).

For the guest tables, manzanita trees were rented for the evening and we soften the look by adding silver mint julep vases filled with white hydrangea & scattered rose petals around the tables as a finishing touch & pop of colour.

The overall affect – wow!! Congrats to both of you, I had such a pleasure working with you along with your lovely wedding planner extraordinaire, Mary Bratko of!