Danica and Braden's Summer Wedding at Ashgrove Acres

Danica and Braden's summer wedding my first time being out at Ashgrove Acres (which is just outside of Niverville) and it was such a gorgeous day! The weather was perfect, the flowers were gorgeous, and the bride? Woah nelly. Talk about a knock-out.

Photos: Rachwal Photography | Venue: Ashgrove Acres | Rentals: D & M Rentals

Garden Inspired Wedding Flowers - Stone House Creative
Mauve and Blush Wedding Bouquet - Winnipeg Wedding Florist

Danica's bouquet gave me SUCH serious shivers. I couldn't handle my excitement when I was putting it together! It had just a few different varieties in different shades, and was just perfect.
Bridal bouquet ingredients: standard roses and garden roses, sweet pea, ranunculus, Queen Anne's Lace, laurel leaves, silver willow foliage, Italian ruscus, foraged smokebush, and foraged olive. 

Organic Bridal Bouquet - Wedding Flowers Winnipeg
Romantic Wedding Photos - Winnipeg Weddings
Summer Wedding at Ashgrove Acres - Wedding Florists in Winnipeg

I don't know where they took these photos, but could it be a more perfect location? Those tall purplish blooms are actually weeds, but man, they create such a dreamy atmosphere. The pale dove grey bridesmaids' dresses were a gorgeous compliment to the soft palette.

Romantic Winnipeg Wedding - Stone House Creative
Elegant Outdoor Wedding - Wedding Flowers Winnipeg
Blush and Plum Wedding Flowers - Stone House Creative
Flower Girl Greenery Crown - Winnipeg Wedding Florist

When the flower girl crown just looks that much better on Grandpa ;)

Ashgrove Acres Wedding - Wedding Florist in Winnipeg
Wedding Florist in Winnipeg - Stone House Creative
Organic Wedding Flower Ideas - Wedding Centrepieces

The venue at Ashgrove Acres is really quite beautiful. The sheer draping along the ceilings creates a really soft, delicate effect and this particular colour palette works really well there. When it came to the centrepieces, Danica loved the idea of long, trailing arrangements without the hindrance of a container. I designed these arrangements to sit low along the table, in this romantic palette using a few varieties of roses, locally grown lisianthus, and locally grown Queen Anne's Lace. Personally, I don't think it could have been prettier!

Blush and Burgundy Wedding Flowers - Wedding Centrepieces
Garden-Inspired Wedding Centrepieces - Romantic Wedding Flowers
Grey Bridesmaid Dresses - Winnipeg Wedding Florist
Romantic Wedding Photos - Winnipeg Weddings

Reflections on the Sinclair & Moore Workshop

I make it a goal to always be learning new techniques, meeting new flower friends from around the world, and expanding my floral knowledge so that I can always be serving my brides and grooms better. This past February, I headed down to Seattle to attend the workshop of a lifetime, with Sinclair & Moore. 

Dream Florist Studio - Sinclair & Moore Workshop

I had the most amazing time - not only was it already spring there (such a treat!), but alongside the very beneficial learning that we attendees got to do, we also got to be a part of an amazing wedding. Our workshop tuition went towards blessing this couple with the wedding of their dreams, and being a part of the team that got to put it all together was phenomenal for me. But, more will come on the wedding another day! 

In the meantime, here's a look at our classroom sessions and some of the pieces that I put together. Photos by Kate Price Photography.

We were greeted by the most stunning selection of blooms, all of which made their way into the wedding at the end of the week. Steve's studio is hands-down the most beautiful space I've ever worked in, and it gave me quite a few ideas to spruce up my own workspace! More to come on that soon :) 

Burgundy and Pink Wedding Flowers - Wedding Flowers Winnipeg
White and Pink Wedding Flowers - Stone House Creative
Wedding Welcome Gifts - Wedding Planning Ideas

Steve and his team had thoughtfully put together this beautiful gift box for us, welcoming us on our first morning. Monogrammed aprons, samples of silk ribbon from Tono & Co, and delicious French macarons were such a wonderful surprise. 

Perfect Wedding Florist Studio
Romantic Wedding Centerpiece - Stone House Creative
Wedding Florist Workshop - Sinclair & Moore Workshop
Winnipeg Wedding Florists - Lauren Wiebe
Wedding Florists in Winnipeg - Stone House Creative
Garden-Inspired Wedding Inspiration - Event Designer in Winnipeg

Above is the inspiration board for the wedding we worked on, and below is a rack filled with centrepieces that we created! We each worked on two different styles of arrangements, all in this delicious palette of dusty rose, mauve, mocha, cream, and burgundy. Delicate accents of terracotta toned sweet pea were the perfect finishing touches.

Burgundy Wedding Flowers - Winnipeg Florists

I'll be sharing more soon from the wedding itself - can't wait to show it all! We had quite an amazing time and designed some very breathtaking pieces.

By the way, i'm now booking for 2018 weddings! I love working with creative couples who want something different for their wedding than what their friends have had. I'd love to hear from you and find out more about your wedding plans! 

Whimsical Summer Wedding at Evergreen Village

I loved all of the whimsical touches and style that Cara and Harrison pulled into their wedding. It was basically like a beautiful unicorn wedding, if that's possible. Evergreen Village just outside of Niverville was a lovely setting, and for goodness' sake, look at the gorgeous tones of the mismatched bridesmaid dresses! So pretty! 

Photos by Kat Willson Photography

Evergreen Village Wedding - Stone House Creative
Olive Flower Crown - Garden Wedding Ideas

Cara's bouquet ended up being one of my favourite bouquets of 2016, but it didn't start out that way. I decided to try a different technique and I didn't feel like I was getting the hang of it at all. In the end, I loved it. I used very little greenery (all of which was foraged) and my favourite things about the bouquet were the gorgeous tones of the dahlias and all of the movement I was able to achieve with the bouquet's shape. 

Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: dahlias, roses, lisianthus, scabiosa, delphinium, smokebush, olive, and white poplar.

Blush and White Bridal Bouquet - Winnipeg Wedding Florists
Blue Wedding Suit - Wedding Florists in Winnipeg
Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses - Unicorn Wedding Ideas
Garden Wedding Flowers - Stone House Creative
Organic Bridal Bouquet - Wedding Florists in Winnipeg

Cara wanted a simple, light flower crown. I used an olive foliage base and tucked in white waxflower with white spray roses.

White Flower Crown - Wedding Florist in Winnipeg
Evergreen Village Wedding - Weddings in Winnipeg

The ceremony design was simple, but really pretty and lush. I started with a long greenery garland and then added in a TON of white hydrangea. It was like getting married under a cloud. 

Evergreen Village Wedding - Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
Blush Bridal Bouquet - Stone House Creative
Blush Dahlia Bouquet - Wedding Florists in Winnipeg
Winnipeg Wedding Florist - Wedding Planning in Winnipeg