2019 Wedding Season Availability Update

It never fails to amaze me how I look forward to each wedding for what feels like SO long (and often, that's 9-16 months before the wedding, so it IS a long time!) and then wham, that wedding has come and gone. Somehow I'm already more than halfway through my 2018 wedding season, and that is blowing my mind! 

With that comes an update on my 2019 wedding season availability! My wedding availability has a tendency to book up really far in advance, and 2019 is no different. I was astonished to realize this weekend that I only have about 4 remaining wedding dates for the summer 2019 months! (I do have a lot of flexibility still in October through December of 2019).

Photos by Ariana Tennyson Photography

So here's the deal: if you want to work with me for your wedding flowers, reach out - like, now. If I'm available, I want to hear as much as possible about your wedding plans and get excited along with you! If I'm not available, I will happily refer you to my network of amazing colleagues whose work I admire!

Here's what I'm looking for and hoping to work on in 2019: 
-Interesting colour palettes with depth, vibrancy, and cheerfulness.
-Ceremony spaces dripping with flowers to create a one-of-a-kind ambiance.
-Spotlight moments throughout your reception, whether that be an incredible guest book table or a sweetheart table that makes an enormous statement.
-Unique combinations! I'm feeling a bit of a tropical vibe lately and would love to explore that with someone cool.
-A rich, amazing FALL wedding  (hellllooo October couples! It's the perfect time for this!). A lot of fall weddings are Crayola coloured...I'd love to do something that takes fall in a more luscious, dramatic direction.
-Coloured table linens. Ha! This might sound a bit weird because it's not a floral wish at all, but I LOVE it when a couple chooses the perfect table linen. Different venues and different styles lend themselves well to different linens - I'm dreaming of rich greens, velvety textures, soft corals...something different than what everyone else is doing. Your table linens take up SO much visual real estate in a room and are worth investing in if you want to make a decor statement!
-Generally, I really love working with couples who are creative and stylish, but who are also comfortable putting their trust in me to pull off their vision and make it even more than what they imagined.

Photos by Kamp Photography

Please note that during my busiest season (June through September), I accept only full weddings with a minimum $2000 investment. "Full" weddings means that I don't take orders that are only for bridal party flowers, but prefer to design for weddings where I can work on ceremony and/or reception decor as well. This is for several reasons:
1) as a studio florist, I have to place bulk flower orders and it doesn't usually make financial sense for me to have to place a large bulk order only to use some of those stems and not have a retail location where I can sell off the rest of the flowers, and
2) I really love being able to design a complete space to really make wedding day a totally amazing experience. Weddings where I get to play a larger role make me really excited and I leave feeling so fulfilled!


Here's a few testimonials from 2018 clients:

Garden-Inspired Wedding Ceremony Flowers - Winnipeg Wedding Florists
Just want to start this off by saying: you - are - amazing! Seriously, your creativity, passion, and dedication is so evident in your work and it was an amazing experience to be one of your brides.When Dan and I got engaged, it was going to be YOU without hesitation and our guests were IN LOVE with the florals. And that ARCH! Wahoo! It turned out so beautifully! Thank you, Lauren! You deserve all the success in the world!
— Alli and Dan
Thank you so much for the stunning floral designs...!! They were INCREDIBLE and exactly how I imagined they would be. I can’t tell you how important the florals were to me and my day would have been nothing without them. I talked about the flowers all night and received so many compliments on them!!
— Meredith and Dylan
Hanging Flowers over Head Table - Wedding Florists in Winnipeg
Vibrant Bridal Bouquet - Wedding Flowers Winnipeg
I would absolutely recommend Lauren to anyone. She created the most beautiful arrangements. I gave her minimal direction and really wanted her to just work her magic, and wow, did she ever! Everyone was blown away by her work, and I couldn’t have asked for more.
— Jessica and Liam

So, engaged couples getting married in 2019: I would LOVE to hear from you! Simply click the button below, fill out my contact form (the more detail, the better!) and I will be in touch!

A Mediterranean Inspired Love Story: Styled Shoot

I've been taking a bit of a break from styled shoots for the last little while, but when Sheila from Inspired Elegance Events and Casey Nolin Photography reached out with this fun colour palette and giving me total flexibility on the flowers earlier this spring, I could not say no!

I feel like I'm always talking about how much I love colour and this was no exception. Sheila told me that she wanted orange so I chose to expand that into an analogous palette of oranges, corals, and peaches. Fun, right? And it looked great with the slight additions of blue on the table. 

Even better: Our cute couple got engaged a few weeks later!

~ AS FEATURED ON THE PERFECT PALETTE ~

Photos: Casy Nolin Photography ~ Planner: Inspired Elegance Events ~ Florals: Stone House Creative ~ Tabletop Rentals: C&T Rentals ~ Table Runner: Simply Perfect Decor ~ Chair Rentals: Floral Fixx ~ Venue: Trappist Monastery ~ Invitations: Keeks Paper Co ~ Bridal Gown: Chic Nostalgia from Bliss Bridal Boutique ~ Makeup: Made Beauty Company ~ Hair Piece: Luna and Stone ~ Jewellery: Vandenberg's Fine Jewellery

Mediterranean Inspired Wedding - Winnipeg Wedding Florist
Coral and Orange Wedding Flowers - Wedding Flowers Winnipeg

My floral order made everyone else at my wholesaler jealous that week :) I'm jealous just looking back at it!
Bridal bouquet ingredients: garden roses, ranunculus, poppies, godetia and THE MOST incredible tulips!

Winnipeg Wedding Photographers - Weddings in Winnipeg
Vine Wall Wedding Ceremony - Winnipeg Wedding Flowers

I wanted to keep the ceremony space simple. The ruins at the Trappist Monastery are really something, and all of those old stone foundations create such an incredible ambiance. My goal here was to bring life back into the space, and what better way to do it than create a vine-like, overgrown-inspired focal piece.

Colourful Garden Inspired Wedding Bouquet - Wedding Flowers Winnipeg
Mediterranean Wedding Inspiration - Coral and Blue Wedding Reception

Sheila had a fairly specific vision to create this Mediterranean look. Rustic bread, olives, and olive oil at each place setting make for an inviting tablescape, and the Trappist Monastery ruins were a natural choice for the setting as here in Winnipeg there aren't many spaces with an abandoned villa feel. She pulled it all together from there!

Vibrant Mediterranean Wedding - Winnipeg Wedding Florists
Winnipeg Wedding Florist - Stone House Creative
Wedding Photographers in Winnipeg - Wedding Florists in Winnipeg

Looking for a wedding florist in Winnipeg?

Getting married in Manitoba? I might be biased, but flowers are the best way to make a statement at your wedding. Whether you already have a specific vision or want me to dream up something custom just for you, reach out to Stone House Creative for stunning bridal bouquets, truly unique ceremony backdrops, and beautiful floral centrepieces to create the perfect ambiance for your wedding! 

Limited summer 2019 wedding dates remain available. Click below to check your date!

Krystyl and Keith's Outdoor Lake Wedding

I love lake weddings! This one I was unfortunately not able to get out to (they had everything picked up and brought it out to the lake themselves), but just being able to look at the photos and imagine the scent of the pines and beautiful, reflective quality of the water and it just feels so peaceful, doesn't it?

Photos: Kamp Photography ~ Venue: Camp Brereton ~ Day of Coordination: Amanda Douglas Events ~ Rentals: C&T Rentals

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Wedding FlowersWinnipeg - Blush and Burgundy Bridal Bouquet

Originally, Krystyl wanted to go with a white and green scheme, until she came across an inspiration image that warmed and deepened that colour palette up a bit - sandy blushes, warm neutrals, and burgundy plums. I am really fond of the way it all came together! 

Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: peonies, quicksand and sahara roses, brown lisianthus, scabiosa and ranunculus, with ninebark foliage, olive, rosemary, and silver dollar eucalyptus.

Garden Inspired Wedding Bouquet - Wedding Flowers Winnipeg
Lake of the Woods Wedding Flowers - Outdoor Lake Wedding Inspiration

The bridesmaids all wore different white dresses, which looks so crisp against the verdant greens and bright bluey greys of the water.  And I had to include one of the handsome guy below, my brother-in-law, Chad!

Garden Inspired Wedding Bouquet - Winnipeg Wedding Florists
Weddings in Kenora- Lake of the Woods Wedding Florist
Lakefront Wedding Ceremony - LOTW Weddings

They always hoped that they'd be able to have the ceremony outdoors, and I'm so glad that they were able to in the end. This is about as "beachy" as you get in the Whiteshell, and instead of sand, you get stone :) They built this gorgeous wood arbor for their ceremony and I loved Krystyl's idea of hanging a macrame wall hanging on it. We added an asymmetrical garland, along with some loose blooms in the burgundy, blush, and white palette. I have to thank my sister, Carmen (who is one of Krystyl's good friends) who set this all up for us! While working on it, she texted me: "you have the worst job." ha!

Copper Wedding Inspiration - Blush and Copper Wedding

The camp has long banquet tables, which worked great in the space. Krystyl chose to keep the tables more neutral, alternating greenery on some of them and florals with rattan table runners (which they made from Ikea mats!). The copper flatware made an ENORMOUS difference and just makes the overall room design feel so customized.

Outdoor Lake Wedding - Kenora Wedding Florist
Lake of the Woods Wedding - Wedding Florists in Kenora

Looking for a wedding florist in Winnipeg or Lake of the Woods?

Getting married in Manitoba or out at the cabin? I might be biased, but flowers are the best way to make a statement at your wedding. Whether you already have a specific vision or want me to dream up something custom just for you, reach out to Stone House Creative for stunning bridal bouquets, truly unique ceremony backdrops, and beautiful floral centrepieces to create the perfect ambiance for your wedding! 

Limited summer 2019 wedding dates remain available. Click below to check your date!

Stephanie and Andrew's Stylish, Organic Wedding at Cielo's Garden

Stephanie and Andrew were married mid-June in an incredibly stylish, organic wedding at Cielo's Garden. They live in Toronto, and it was clear to me from our first email exchanges that Steph has a gorgeous personal aesthetic so I was really excited to work with them. I think the biggest challenge was deciding on the colour palette - we started off with Steph telling me that she only wears black and gray, but wanting a bit more colour at the wedding. We thought about lots of terracotta accents (which were eventually removed from the plan), and ended up tucking in a bit of mauves to the loose palette of peaches, plum, apricot, dusty greens, and earth tones.

I worked on their event design along with their floral design, though we ended up doing a bit of a hybrid design package as a result of the features of the venue as it is. You don't need to bring in a lot to make Cielo's gorgeous!

Photos: Ariana Tennyson ~ Floral and Event Design: Stone House Creative ~ Venue: Cielo's Garden ~ Day of Coordination: Melanie Parent Events ~ Catering: Chef Ben Kramer ~ Stationery: Everly True ~ Hair: Mallory at Prep Hair ~ Makeup: Tina at Myuz Makeup ~ Officiant: Colleen Olafson

Stylish, Organic Wedding Flowers - Winnipeg Wedding Florist

Head's up: there are a LOT of really good flower photos from this wedding, and I'm just going to share them all. Sorrynotsorry.

Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: cappucino roses, amnesia roses, ranunculus, scabiosa, iris, flowering ninebark, freesia, magnolia, boxwood, and ruscus. I finished it with a touch of mocha toned  silk ribbon from Tono & Co.

Earth Toned Wedding Flowers - Stone House creative
Cappucino Rose wedding bouquet - Wedding Flowers winnipeg
Blush and Mocha Wedding - Stylish Wedding Flowers

The girls chose their bridesmaid dresses sort of at the last minute. The one thing Stephanie said at the beginning was that she didn't want them to wear blush 😂I absolutely love their choices - both dresses complemented Steph's so well and I love that they're obviously not "bridesmaid" dresses. They just look stylish.

Below is Stephanie's second dress of the night - see what great style she has?

Cielo's Garden Weddings - Wedding Photographers in Winnipeg
Cielo's Garden Wedding - Stone House Creative

They loved the hanging greenery pieces that I've done for other weddings, but asked that I sort of mimic the shape of the window. I really love how this one came together - we used several different types of greenery so it was really textured, and almost looked more like a living plant wall.

Cielo's Garden Weddings - Stem Vase Wedding Decor

Because of the features of the venue itself, Steph wanted to really load up the tables and make them look full, but also keep them really in keeping with the natural environment. With the clear walls and ceiling giving you 100% views of the woods around the tent, I think it's really important to suit the views with the design. Steph's personal preference was for nothing to look perfect, so I used several different types and cuts of glass vases (keeping them all in clear glass maintained the overall design integrity while bringing visual interest), and a mix of fuller arrangements, individual floral or greenery stems, and greenery arrangements.

Stephanie and Andrew dropped by the studio a couple days before the wedding and she saw my scraps jar, and really liked that - which I thought was hilarious. So, I made sure to add in lots of texture and dried "weedy" bits into the floral arrangements, and almost went a little haphazard with the greenery arrangements to keep them messy.

Winnipeg Event Designer - Stone House Creative
Garden Inspired Wedding Centrepieces - Wedding Florist in Winnipeg
Peach and Mauve Wedding Bouquet - Stone House Creative
Stylish Wedding at Cielo's Garden - Cielo's Garden Weddings

Looking for a wedding florist in Winnipeg?

Getting married in Manitoba? I might be biased, but flowers are the best way to make a statement at your wedding. Whether you already have a specific vision or want me to dream up something custom just for you, reach out to Stone House Creative for stunning bridal bouquets, truly unique ceremony backdrops, and beautiful floral centrepieces to create the perfect ambiance for your wedding! 

Limited summer 2019 wedding dates remain available. Click below to check your date!

Jessica and Liam's Jewel Tone Summer Wedding

Jessica and Liam are possibly the sweetest couple I've ever met. They're just adorable - and it doesn't hurt that Liam has the BEST Irish accent. It was so much fun to be a part of their wedding (and you might recognize them from this styled shoot last year that they modelled for!), specifically because Jess LOVES colour and really wanted to go for it - which, as you all know, makes my heart sing. Their wedding planner, Amanda Douglas, did a great job of guiding them to choose a vibrant and beautiful combination of jewel tones that worked beautifully together.

Wedding Planner: Amanda Douglas Events ~ Photography: Sugar & Soul Photography ~ Venue: Rustic Wedding Barn ~ Linens: Planned Perfectly ~ Cake: Buttercream by Alareen

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Bridal bouquet ingredients: peach Juliet roses, light and dark purple stock, coral ranunculus, magenta snapdragons with italian ruscus and sprengeri fern.

We wanted to go with rich jewel tones, while adding in a touch of vibrancy to bring more life to it. I can't tell you how totally perfect those garden roses were!

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Can't quite deal with how awesome these textures and colours were!!

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It's been a few years since I've been out at the Rustic Wedding Barn so the ceremony space was new to me. They have done a really great job in there! For the ceremony flowers, Jessica wanted to go a little more subtle so we toned down the colour.

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The reception was full of flowers, from the large piece we did on their head table to the colourful centrepieces on each guest table. The champagne linens were a great, subtle base for the rest of the colour. And in a space like this, I would always recommend keeping those centrepieces low to the table - with it being a longer, narrower space, I think that tall arrangements would feel too hectic in there.

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Looking for a wedding florist in Winnipeg?

Getting married in Manitoba? I might be biased, but flowers are the best way to make a statement at your wedding. Whether you already have a specific vision or want me to dream up something custom just for you, reach out to Stone House Creative for stunning bridal bouquets, truly unique ceremony backdrops, and beautiful floral centrepieces to create the perfect ambiance for your wedding! 

2019 dates are booking very quickly. Click below to check your date!