Karen and Scott's Intimate Fort Garry Hotel Wedding

Karen and Scott were married early this spring in an intimate wedding at the Fort Garry Hotel and it was basically a dream wedding for me to be involved in. The circumstances weren't the best, as Scott's mother in Winnipeg was ill and the couple (from Vancouver) decided to change their original plans from a West Coast wedding to a small Winnipeg celebration in just a few weeks. When we started emailing I think there were 4 weeks to their date, and still a number of details to be confirmed, but I'm proud to say that Winnipeg wedding vendors really came together for them. When I arrived on the morning of the wedding to deliver Karen's bouquet, she said how amazed she was that they were able to create such an incredible wedding in a short period of time and said it was all thanks to how great Winnipeggers are. Go us!

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So here's why I said that their wedding was a dream: despite the sad circumstances that caused the re-scheduling, Karen and Scott still wanted to throw a really fantastic party. They wanted it to be an incredible celebration, where their families could be spoiled and have an amazing time. They went all out with the floral decor, seated everyone at one long table, and chose an awesome menu. Because the wedding was in March and the hotel wasn't busy with other weddings, they were actually able to host the reception in the foyer between the two large ballrooms on the 7th floor - and let me tell you, there is no hallway more gorgeous, anywhere.

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Bridal bouquet ingredients: Spirea, peonies, ranunculus, anemones, quicksand roses, and jasmine vine.

My next favourite thing about their wedding was their attire. The couple said right off the bat that they like more modern, unique designs and then Karen showed me a pic of her INSANE red cocktail dress. Is this not incredible, or what? Scott wore a slick checked jacket with a subtle red stripe through it that my husband was literally salivating over.

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The ceremony took place in the fireplace loge on the 7th floor, where I have ALWAYS dreamed of having a wedding ceremony. It's a really narrow space so it would be challenging to do with a guest list of more than 20 or so people, but it was perfect for them!

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Isn't this hallway just THE most gorgeous setting? It's so luxurious and detailed. We decided to set the table fully, but simply with just two elements: repeated tall vases with organic arrangements, and clusters of tiny arrangements in cut glass stem vases. Most of the florals were white and green, but I also tucked in some soft, sandy pinks and beiges to warm it up and fit with the setting really well.

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Stephanie and Christian's Pastel Garden-Inspired Wedding

With one of my very favourite wedding colour palettes, Stephanie and Christian's pastel wedding was filled with garden-inspired florals and delicate touches. I truly, truly loved being a part of this day! There were a lot of beautiful floral details that were included, with some of my favourite flowers, making this one of my most memorable weddings of 2017. Scroll through for more details!

 Fort Garry Hotel ~ Rachwal Photography ~ Planned Perfectly ~ Sweet Impressions

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This is probably my favourite palette to work with for bridal bouquets: pastels! I love it because it accomplishes the soft, romantic feel that many couples are looking for, while being a lot more interesting than just white and blush. For Stephanie, I was thrilled to work in a lot of the light purple and lavender tones, with a hint of pale blue along with whites and pale pinks. 

Bridal bouquet ingredients: garden roses (some of my favourites, in fact!), sweet pea, delphinium, Ontario-grown spray roses, and Manitoba-grown lisianthus, anemones, ranunculus with a mixture of eucalyptus and nagi foliages.

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Let's take a moment to love on the gorgeous tones of these bridesmaids' dresses. Those dusty mocha and lilac tones are complete perfection. 

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I LOVE working with this palette in the Provencher Room at the Fort Garry Hotel. The soft ivories, golds and champagnes are gorgeous there, especially with gentle touches of pastels worked in through the flowers. The gold chivari chairs and these medallion overlays are actually one of my favourite linen/chair combos that Winnipeg has to offer so I was super excited to know that this would be the setting the stage for the rest of the decor!

You'll notice that we did several styles of centrepieces, as the floor plan was varied between round tables and long rectangular tables. We combined trios of tall, curved glass vases with greenery arrangements on the long tables, and alternated low floral arrangements in bronze urns with greenery wreaths encircling trios of candles on the round tables, while the head table was set apart simply with a long, oversized greenery garland lain down the centre of the table. This table design was completed with the re-purposing of the large gold urns from the ceremony and two greenery wreaths, tied onto the bride and groom's chairs.

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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! 

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Cassy and Matt's Jewel Tone Wedding at the Fort Garry Hotel

I can't believe that it's January and Cassy and Matt's fun jewel tone wedding at the Fort Garry Hotel was in July! It feels like it was just weeks ago. I loved the opportunity to work with so much colour for an otherwise fairly traditional wedding - Cassy wanted rich jewel tones, and I was more than happy to oblige! Rich pinks, peaches, vibrant greens, berries, and a hint of light blue made for a delicious palette. I also got to work with Amanda Douglas Events (I love working with wedding planners!), who did a great job of tying together different aspects of Cassy and Matt's individual styles and dreams for the wedding - for example, Matt really wanted his favourite colour (lime green) to play a role, and Cassy's love for Disney needed to find a place as well (which was incorporated into cute sketches on the guest table numbers).


Amanda Douglas Events ~ Luckygirl Photography ~ Planned Perfectly ~ Two Chicks and a Bag of Makeup ~ Niakwa Golf Course ~ Fort Garry Hotel ~ Platinum Productions ~ Buttercream by Alareen

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GUYS. I love love loved Cassy's bouquet, and making it. And holding it. And I may or may not have wanted to keep it! I loved this combination of jewel tones and textures, rich greens and unique touches. 

Bridal bouquet ingredients: garden roses (several varieties), standard roses, spray roses, delphinium, sweet pea, and dahlias with several types of greenery.

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The ceremony was held at Niakwa Country Club (which they normally only do when they have receptions at the club, so this worked out really well for Cassy and Matt!), and in the summertime, it is so vibrant and lush there that we didn't need to add any flowers. But, Cassy had this cute idea to add some light, airy floral garlands onto the sides of the wagon that the little kids were pulled down the aisle on. It was so cute and worked out so well!

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Amanda from Amanda Douglas Events came up with a really beautiful, unique floor plan in the Provencher Room at the Fort Garry Hotel (for the record, it's my favourite ballroom in the city!). She combined both wide, rectangular tables with round tables to create an elegant space that was also effective at directing guests around the room. They chose these gorgeous cross-back chairs and lace overlays from Planned Perfectly, which formed the right kind of neutral base for the space - especially since Cassy wanted me to go vibrant with the flowers! For the long tables, the floral centrepieces were in a long wood box, and for the round tables, I used a short stone urn.

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We re-purposed the floral garlands onto the sweets table and I love the way it turned out!

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Ashley and Bobby's Elegant Garden Wedding at the Fort Garry Hotel

Talk about a dream wedding. No, seriously. Ashley and Bobby's elegant garden wedding at the Fort Garry Hotel is one that I'd be happy to re-do every single weekend of the year. Ashley requested a refined design with classic style, and for roses to take centre stage. You know, there was a time in my life when I thought I didn't like roses. What on earth was I thinking?

PS Sorry in advance for a looooong post. The photos from Brittany Mahood are just WAY too good.

Brittany Mahood Photography ~ Melanie Parent Events ~ Sarah SevenPlanned Perfectly ~ Grace Hill Salon ~ Myuz Artistry ~ Rhyme and Rhythm ~ Charleston & Harlow Candle Co ~ High Tea Bakery

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The Provencher Room is my favourite formal ballroom setting in the city, because it has this incredible sense of elegance with a neutral palette. Some of the other ballrooms have a more distinct colour palette (other ballrooms at the Fort Garry feature navy or emerald drapery, for example), while the Provencher Room is more of a timeless setting, in my opinion

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And for a little something extra, Kayla from Rhyme and Rhythm did an amazing job with their video! 

Tiffany and Quinn's Classic Wedding at the Fort Garry Hotel

The classic touches that Tiffany and Quinn chose were perfect - a ceremony in a beautiful, old church, dapper bow ties for the gents, and a champagne tower to end the night!

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Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: O'Hara garden roses, ranunculus, lisianthus, carnations, delphinium, stock, lavender, silver dollar eucalyptus, and jasmine vine. For the bridesmaids, we chose a very simple, dainty clutch of garden roses. They smelled fantastic!

We came up with a great floor plan for them in the Provencher Room, combining both long and round tables, with the rectangular tables seating their closest family and friends, framing the dance floors. On the long tables, I created greenery garlands with touches of ivory and pink florals tucked in, and we used my copper bowls on the round tables, filled with lush floral arrangements featuring the MOST amazing locally grown pink lisianthus.

Tiffany had such beautiful ideas for how to pull their wedding decor together. She made her own silk table runners, as there aren't any available for rent in Winnipeg, and also cut silk ribbon streamers for all of her bouquets, along with creating copper holders for her gray taper candles. It all came together beautifully!