Prairie Dusk Inspiration Shoot

I love being able to be a part of the Cielo's Garden Open Houses. Last year, I worked with Amanda Douglas Events on a fresh, simple reception design with a light blue, yellow, and terracotta palette. This year, I selected a dusky purple and dried wheat palette reminiscent of a late summer haze.

I'd been sitting on this idea of using dried materials for a few months, and on a walk early this spring, the idea hatched. I foraged plenty of dried grasses and used that wheat colour as the focal point, working in some mauves for a little dusky femininity. I wanted to keep the design on the minimal side, allowing our simple prairiescapes to inspire. 

I'm very excited that this shoot is featured today on my favourite local wedding blog, Host Winnipeg!

Photo: Victoria Anne Photography ~ Floral and Event Design: Stone House Creative ~ Planning: Amanda Douglas Events ~ Venue: Cielo's Garden ~ Dress: Bliss Bridal Boutique (Pronovias Atelier, "Niebla") ~ Hair: Bob & Page Salon ~ Makeup: 2 Chicks and a Bag of Makeup ~ Tabletop Rentals: Stone House Creative and C & T Event Rentals ~ Stationery: Jennifer Bianca Calligraphy ~ Linen Rentals: Planned Perfectly ~ Video: JAG Video Productions

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Bridal bouquet ingredients: roses, fritillaria, lilac, astrantia, spray roses, sunflowers (with their petals picked off - adding great texture!), and greenery.

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I LOVED the stationery suite that Jennifer Bianca Calligraphy designed. She incorporated sketches of dried prairie grass and wheat, along with an overall minimal design. It was a gorgeous combination of calligraphy, minimal type, and colour.

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I wanted to go simple in the ceremony space, hanging a single branch with individual bouquets of dried foliages and grasses. I loved how it came together! Just a light, simple backdrop for the exchange of vows.

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I also wanted to keep things a bit more minimal at the reception. The long wooden tables are so beautiful! I used sleek stem vases, gold-rimmed votive holders and glasses, marble coasters, and simple stems of dried grasses and plum astrantia.

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Many of my couples have been choosing to do something different with their floor plans, so I wanted to show a sweetheart table as an option for the open house guests. I wanted to create a light, airy installation above the newlyweds, so I created this exclusively out of dried grasses. The soft oatmeal tone of the linen went perfectly, and I added a bit of a larger floral centrepiece to offset the bridal bouquet.

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For a little glimpse at how your wedding day comes together, check out the little video below!

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Romantic and Feminine Wedding Flowers for Stephanie

Stephanie and Grant got married in early June, on one of the first gorgeous days of the summer. Stephanie had a romantic vision that I was so happy to oblige, and though she initially wanted to keep the flowers more neutral (whites, greens, touch of blush), I was super excited when we decided to add in more feminine tones of peachy pinks and mauves. I LOVED this bridal bouquet!

Photos by Vanheyst Photography | Coordination: Feast & Festivities | Makeup: Jessica Kmiec

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WOAH MOMMA. I love this bouquet! 

Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: roses and garden roses, locally grown ranunculus, spray roses, scabiosa, lisianthus, and several varieties of eucalyptus.

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I loved these big arrangements I did for the ceremony! They were set of these minimal gold stands I have, which can either blend really nicely and be barely visible in a venue, or they can stand out with a really unique style. 

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Brittany and Jordan's Springtime Wedding at St Charles Country Club

I LOVE when I get to work with couples who I already know! Brittany and Jordan work with my husband, Chad, and they're a lot of fun. Both are geeky in the sense that they love superhero movies and comic books...and so do we. We've had a lot of fun hanging out with them, dissecting every last move of a Marvel or DC hero. So when they finally got engaged and we started talking wedding flowers, I was pretty excited! 

Photos: Megan Steen Photography | Coordination: Alli Mae Fresh Events | Venue: St Charles Country Club

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Britt and Jordan's wedding was actually my first one of the busy 2017 spring wedding season, and it was SUCH a good way to start. The colour purple tends to get a lot of flack at weddings, probably because it was a little over popular a few years back and not always done in the nicest of ways. When Britt said she wanted to do shades of purples, I was all for it because I think purple can be done SO great. So forgive me for a little overly gratuitous posting of these bouquet pics courtesy of Megan Steen, because I LOVE THEM.

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I always say that springtime is the best time to get married if you're a flower lover, and woah nelly, is that ever the truth. 

Bridal bouquet ingredients: peonies (some of the most glorious peonies I've ever had!), shades of purple and lavender stock, sweet pea, gorgeous deep purple scabiosa, and white ranunculus. I took about 85 pictures of this bouquet and they're all still on my phone because I just can't get rid of them. I loved this bouquet!

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PS this is what it looks like when I deliver wedding flowers and the bride and I geek out about them ha!

And, Im just going to drop this GORG pic of Brittany right here. Total smoke show!

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The wedding ceremony was supposed to be held in the garden but thanks to some mid-afternoon rain on an otherwise gorgeous day, they moved it inside. St Charles has this gorgeous fireplace that made for a pretty lovely backup location, and the arrangements that I did up for the garden were just moved inside. Sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do!

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For the reception, we did up two styles of centrepieces that all brought in the purple. The mix of two styles helped with budget - style one was a low stone urn with a simple arrangement of purple hydrangea, and style two was a full, rich floral wreath with a lantern set in the centre. Brittany found all these different lanterns to use, which also brought in some variety and helped to make the room a little more interesting.

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I love how these lantern arrangements turned out. I used a great variety of different flower shapes and tones of purple, ranging from more pinks to deeper purples. I used roses, button mums, stock, trachellium, Queen Anne's Lace and a few different types of greenery.

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How To Pin a Boutonniere Tutorial

I came across this awesome little how-to video tutorial on Snippet & Ink the other day and loved it! Often on a wedding day, I don't actually see the guys, so it's not going to be me who is pinning the boutonnieres on. One of the steps that I think is the most important is the very first - deciding where to place that boutonniere. So often I see pictures of a wedding and laugh, "What on earth were they thinking?" It's those kind of hilarious photos that sort of make you feel badly for the guys, because they obviously didn't know what they were doing when they put that boutonniere on the absolute bottom of their lapel, or practically sitting on their shoulder. So for all of those guys out there (and you know there's definitely going to be at least 1 in every bridal party), make sure you save these steps!  

Maureen and Pat's All-White Autumn Wedding in Gimli

When the fall months strike, I usually feel two things simultaneously:
1) Incredible sadness that summer is on it's way out. 
2) Energized excitement for buying school supplies (a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils, anyone?) and warmth. 

I can dig a fall colour palette, when it's done well -- you know, mature tones of ochre, gold, and rust, and not Crayola oranges and yellows -- but when Maureen contacted me just a few short weeks before their fall wedding, with a request for simple, all-white blooms, I was excited! 

Their all-white autumn wedding was in Gimli, and they took care of all the decor themselves. It turns out so pretty, though, that I had to share some of this pics, too! Photos by Xandra Photography.

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Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: large-headed white roses, spray roses, mums, waxflower, statice, veronica, and seeded eucalyptus.

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