Laidback Elegance at Cielo's Garden

When I first started talking with Stephanie and Kurt about their wedding flowers, it was actually at an open house for Cielo's Garden! I was struck by the way they interacted with each other. Kurt was just SO sweet in the way that he deferred to Stephanie, allowing her to explain their vision and how they wanted their wedding day to look and feel.

That laidback attitude was going to be a large part of the wedding day - the couple really wanted to have a simple, comfortable wedding. The colour palette of deep plum, watery grey/blue, nude, blush and gold brought an elegant feel to the overall design, and was really fitting for the setting.

Kaboha Photography ~ Amanda Douglas Events ~ C&T Rentals ~ Cocoabeans Bakeshop ~ Cielo's Garden

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Any time I have a chance to play with berry tones I am a happy lady! This was a very feminine take on a berry tone palette. 

Bridal bouquet ingredients: roses, dahlias, ranunculus, cosmos, anemones, succulents, Queen Anne's Lace, silver dollar eucalyptus and agonis foliage.

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And here we are, back at one of my favourite places for couples to get married at! The chapel at Cielo's Garden is an incredible building. With open sides and stone walls, complete with a bell to ring post-ceremony, it's basically perfect on its own but I think it's even better with something at the front to frame the altar. Planner Amanda Douglas shared this awesome sketch with me when we started planning, and I love that the design turned out just right: 

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First off, Amanda helped Stephanie and Kurt to choose this two-toned drapery to create a dreamy focal point at the front of the chapel. We then added in all of the floral-accented lanterns that were being used as the centrepieces. Some of them were placed down the aisle on crates, and some were hung from the open rafters at the front. And of course, that colour palette is gorgeous for an elegant, fall feel - sage greens, burgundy, berry pinks, light pinks, and cream. Dy-na-mite.

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So, this was a different guest book table than I'm typically used to. Ha! When Stephanie first told me that she wanted to me to floralize a skull for the guest book table, I'll be honest: I had a really hard time envisioning how this could be nice. And while it felt super weird while I was doing the designing, I have to say that I love how it turned out. It's sort of like this deer gets to have a beautiful floral halo. 

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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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Loriann and Keith's Whimsical Woodsy Wedding at Pineridge Hollow

Happy Valentine's Day! This year, I'm not doing much in the way of flowers for lovers BUT I'm heading off to Seattle in a few days to take a workshop with Sinclair & Moore, one of my absolute floral and event design idols. I can't wait! 

Designing Loriann's wedding flowers was so peaceful. She wanted a whimsical style for her woodsy wedding at Pineridge Hollow, and had such a calm, peaceful palette of soft purples and greens. Loriann's bouquet was light and airy to hold, filled with textured greens, and a few touches of pale lavender, mauve, and blush.  The colours and textures were so beautiful with the dusty pink bridesmaid dresses!

Take a look at these beautiful photos from Sugar & Soul Photography!

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Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: 
Amnesia roses, scabiosa, limoneum, snap dragons, astilbe, and eryngium with acacia, feather eucalyptus, and seeded eucalyptus.

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Can we talk about how cute these little flower girls are? So adorable. I made these sweet and light flower halos of light purple limoneum for each of them!

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Pineridge Hollow has a beautiful birch arbor for their outdoor garden ceremonies, and I love adding flowers to it. For this wedding, I started with a garland of silver willow and other greenery, tied the ends back with limoneum ties, and added in that large, asymmetrical floral piece using hydrangea, stock, snap dragons and eryngium.

Inside the tent reception, Pineridge Hollow's gorgeous metal lanterns were placed down the tables, and I simply added in touches of greenery to complete the whimsical, woodsy feel.

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Kaeleigh and Craig's Berry Toned Wedding at Bridges Golf Course

GUYS. Any time you tell me that you want berry tones, or any kind of rich and vibrant colour palette, I'm going to get seriously excited. When we started planning Kaeleigh's flowers, she pulled out a stack of paint colour swatches to show me the vibrancy and pigmentation that she wanted. I LOVED it. Magenta, plum, raspberry, lilac, fuchsia, and a delicate touch of blush combined to create just the most perfect colour palette for a summertime wedding (and worked beautifully with her soft blush gown!).

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SERIOUSLY. Am I right, or am I right? I looked forward to designing this bouquet for a long time :) Kaeleigh's bridal bouquet featured stock, anemones, locally grown ranunculus, spray roses, several varieties of standard roses, and my favourite - delicious, rich foxglove. The reception was held at Bridges Golf Course, where I added colour to the tables with wreaths and lanterns. 

Special thank you to Izabela from Rachwal Photography - she's awesome! If you're looking for a wedding photographer, look her up!

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Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: Faith roses, Morisca Roses, Blueberry roses, stock, foxglove, ranunculus, anemones, spray roses, Italian Ruscus, and silver dollar eucalyptus.

Laurie and Joël's Summer Tent Wedding

One very wet and rainy Saturday in August, Laurie and Joël got hitched! This was an incredibly awesome wedding for me to be a part of. Not only did I design the florals for them, but I also coordinated the wedding. I don't normally do that, but when Laurie asked, I couldn't say no -- she's just SO sweet. She's the kind of person who makes you feel like she's known you forever and has a way of making you feel special. Their ceremony was one of the best ceremonies I've ever seen. A reading from The Princess Bride, shots of whiskey, and the most gorgeous vows I've heard were all part of it. So despite the mucky grass and a windstorm that knocked the whole tent down (don't worry, it was well after all the guests had left!), their day was just amazing.
Photos by Melissa Cahill Photography, with more credits at the end of the post!

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Some of my favourite parts of this wedding: 
-The flower girl. She was just the sweetest and so excited to be a fairy princess flower girl wearing a crown :) 
-Growing some of the ingredients for Laurie's bouquet in my own garden! Sweet touches of basil and rosemary were awesome. 

Photography: Melissa Cahill Photography
Videography: JP Media Works
Silk Ribbon: Silk & Willow
Catering: Urban Prairie Cuisine (SO GOOD!)