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!
Photography: Nataschia Wielink Photography / Design & Styling: Amanda Cowley Sweet Events / Floral Design: Fleurish Design Studio / Stationary & Paper Goods: Defining Moments Stationary / Hair & Makeup: Allure Hair & Makeup / Venue: Niagara Parks School of Horticulture