I have a pretty serious love/hate relationship with fall. I used to love it -- back when I was a kid, fall was the time for packing school supplies into my new backpack and seeing all my friends again. But now that I work in the wedding industry...well, fall means that I basically missed summer. UGH.
But, when I get to work with people like Kristin, it's all okay. She didn't have a super long wish list of flowers that she wanted for her wedding at FortWhyte Alive, which was perfectly fine by me because what she DID want was going to be beautiful.
All of the luxurious tones and textures in Kristin's bridal bouquet were perfect for the fall day. We used a luxe palette of burgundy and plum, and I created a slightly looser shape without getting too wild. Bridal bouquet ingredients: dahlias, roses, garden roses, ranunculus, silver brunia, ninebark, and italian ruscus. The colours looked great with the burgundy bridesmaid dresses!
FortWhyte Alive has so many great photo spots! This beautiful lake was the setting for Kristin and Matt's outdoor ceremony. Rather than go too big with the flowers and detract from the great view, we decided to go a different route, clustering together smaller arrangements on several wooden stands. It brought together the colour palette, fit really well with the natural setting, and each of the floral pieces were easily moved inside after the wedding!
I had to share this one last photo -- I don't usually have photos taken of me when I deliver flowers, so I'm pretty sure that I was wearing a sports bra and had no makeup on, but it's still kind of fun to show you some of the behind the scenes action!