Austin and Mike's Romantic Ballroom Wedding

I consider it one of the most incredible honours whenever a fellow wedding vendor reaches out to ask me to be a part of their wedding. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of being a part of several this year (this one was a major highlight!) and have a few more next year, as well. Today’s bride, Austin (the lady behind the camera at Austin Kylie Photography), is a little more special than other wedding vendors because I’ve also known her for most of her life! Her sister and my sister are best friends (you can see her gorgeous winter wedding here!) and it’s been really cool to watch her develop this talent with photography and have the chance to work with her on several weddings.

Anyways, Austin’s wedding was such a delight to be a part of! She has a fairly romantic, feminine style and right away she selected blush and gold tones. I suggested that we add in some berry tones to add depth, and it all came together really beautifully.

Brittany Mahood Photography ~ Canadian Museum for Human Rights ~ Planned Perfectly ~ Jessica Kmiec Artistry (another wedding vendor whose wedding I’ll be doing next year!) ~ Bliss Bridal Boutique

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Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: Peonies (the MOST gorgeous peonies of the year!!), quicksand and amnesia roses, white bleeding heart (from my garden and the perfect little touch!), tulips, scabiosa, fragrant sweet pea, with ninebark and eucalyptus foliages. We finished the stems with trailing Stella Wolfe hand-died silk ribbon.

The bridesmaids carried petite versions of Austin’s bouquet with a simpler shape, which complimented their range of dresses really nicely. Sometimes when you’ve got a mix of different styles, textures, and fabrics like these bridesmaids did, it’s better to go a little simpler on the other elements!

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Austin had her two Oma’s acting as flower girl, which is probably THE sweetest thing I’ve seen. Just look at these ladies! How adorable!

For decor at the church, we started with an arch with a floral garland hung asymmetrically across it, and added on two large altar arrangements on thin gold stands. It created a lovely focal point in an otherwise fairly plain church, and were all pieces that could be re-used at the reception as well.

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The Human Rights Museum is pretty dark, which can make taking photos challenging but it also creates a fun ambiance. Austin selected to upgrade to gold chivari chairs and champagne toned linens, with a few sequinned gold linens for the family and bridal party tables. We chose three different centrepiece styles - a trio of stem vases with petite arrangements, the second a collection of candles with a rose petal base, and finally, a fuller floral arrangement with gorgeous berry pink peonies in a low gold vase (obviously these were my faves!).

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Getting married in Manitoba? Whether it's a whimsical garden party inspired celebration or a formal ballroom fete, I think flowers are the best way to make a statement at your wedding. Maybe you already have a specific vision or you might want me to dream up something custom just for you - either way, 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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Emily and Adam's Romantic Pineridge Hollow Wedding

Emily made such a beautiful bride, and has such great style - as evidenced in the romantic wedding at Pineridge Hollow she planned for herself and Adam! One of my favourite things about their wedding was the palette I got to work with: light but still moody, elegant, and somewhat dramatic. Neutral but still interesting! And I LOVE that Emily chose a soft, dove grey wedding gown!

Kamp Photography ~ Pineridge Hollow ~ Buttercream by Alareen

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Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: Earl Grey rose (such a lovely, delicately tinged rose that's almost white but is slightly grey/lavender), plum ranunculus and scabiosa, locally grown anemones, iris and foxglove, yarrow, stock, and sweet pea along with mixed foliages including foxglove and Israeli ruscus.

The freckles on the foxglove worked as the perfect transition between the softer tones and the plum, and the addition of the peachy pink yarrow and the stock just added some more femininity. The locally grown iris was a last-minute find at my wholesaler that I'm sure I'll never be able to get again, and technically I hadn't budgeted for it but I just had to include it! It was the perfect shade of softest blue that tinged more towards the grey and was perfect with her dress. I finished the bouquet with trailing grey ribbons, in silk and pleated satin. I loved this bouquet!

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Emily also asked for a floral crown for herself. I made it with soft pink and white spray roses and yarrow, and it looked really lovely on her. It just added to the feminine, romantic vibe she was going for.

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The reception was at Pineridge Hollow. Emily chose long tables (if this is the way you go, just keep in mind that their tables are very narrow!) and collected a variety of mismatched antique china teacups for centrepieces. I loved the petite arrangements that I got to do in them - soft pinks and lavender tones, with mostly locally grown flowers. A bonus to this day was that I ran into my sister and her daughters while setting up, and my little nieces so desperately wanted to help me set up the wedding! It was the cutest thing - my 4 year old niece Penny went straight to my flower box and started pulling out centrepieces and carrying them over to tables. Not to be outdone, 9 year old Lily very quickly came to my aid as well!

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Buttercream by Alareen provided the cutting cake, and I had so much fun adding the fresh flowers to it. This picture below is a little sideways - the flowers cascaded down the front, with ivy trailing with them. Every baker has different preferences about whether or not they want to add the flowers themselves to the wedding cakes, but I'm perfectly happy to do it. I'm totally comfortable making the stems foodsafe and I'm a bit paranoid when it comes down to it - I don't want any flower "juices" making their way into your delicious cake, let alone any chemicals that might on the blooms themselves.

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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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Romantic Winter Wedding at Whitetail Meadow

So now that spring is on the horizon, shouldn't I finally post this winter wedding inspiration at Whitetail Meadow? ha!

I LOVE being a part of venue open houses - it gives me a chance to get creative and envision the space differently than it's been used for weddings so far. If you follow my work, you'll know that one thing that's really important to me in my designs is creating something that's different than what your friends have had for their weddings. However, when you're working at a brand new space, you're not hampered by anything! Such was the case for the open house I recently got to design for at Whitetail Meadow, a brand new venue open just outside of Niverville.

Esther Funk Photography ~ Amanda Douglas Events ~ Planned Perfectly ~ C & T Rentals ~ Jennifer Bianca Calligraphy ~ Bliss Bridal Boutique ~ Hairology ~ Ashley Tiopo Artistry

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If you are in search of a location for your wedding, make sure you put Whitetail Meadow on your list. The structure is a refurbished barn, so it can accommodate weddings at any time of year. They did a beautiful job on the renovation, with hardwood floors, a stone fireplace, and a loft space. Ceremonies can be held on the adjoining veranda, in the meadow out back, or near a small creek, so you can really have whatever kind of setting you'd like! I'd love to do a winter wedding  here with the ceremony taking place on the staircase landing, and just covering the staircase with greenery and flowers. I can dream!

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For the open house, we designed a romantic winter wedding setting, featuring a palette of pastel pink, purple, and copper hues. 

We borrowed this invitation suite from Jennifer Bianca Calligraphy. It was actually designed for a different couple's real wedding, but it worked so flawlessly with this design as well! I love the difference that a little colour makes. Those soft pink envelopes are just perfect.

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Tedi and Evan are a real-life couple, and they actually work in the wedding industry, too! They own The Picture & The Poet, a dual studio offering both photo and video. They're so much fun, so if you're looking for some goofy, hilarious people to spend your wedding day with, check out their work. Also, Tedi has THE DAINTIEST HANDS AND WRISTS I HAVE EVER SEEN. I feel like she needs to be hand-modelling professionally. 

Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: I wanted to keep this one really simple, so that's what I did. Lavender roses, lavender spray roses, soft pink roses, and Queen Anne's Lace mixed with a few types of greenery. Easy peasy pie. 

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If your venue has a focal point, such as this fireplace at Whitetail, then I HIGHLY recommend using it, and using it well. Allow it to truly be the spotlight that it was designed to be. Here, we've imagined a ceremony taking place in front of it, and then the head table placed in front of it during the reception. It's a great design, because the mantle is high enough for me to design statement-making florals on the mantle. 

Below are my initial sketches (super amazing, I know. My next career will be in art fo sho).

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We kept the guest tables in keeping with the rest of the overall design. While Whitetail has these beautiful wood tables, we decided to add this textured copper linen to create a more elegant base. It paired really nicely with the venue's mahogany chivari chairs as well as the gold flatware we got from C&T Rentals. All of the place setting details are from them!

One large floral centrepiece was set in the middle of the table, and we clustered candles and stem vases on either end of the tables. Something to note when you're using rectangular tables is to keep in mind the width of the tables - I went a little overboard with the size of the arrangement and would have preferred it to be a little more streamlined. 

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Seriously. Look at how delicate those beautiful little hands are. And that's Tedi's own engagement ring, which they found through Heidi Gibson in LA. 

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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! 

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

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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. 

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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.

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

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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!

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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. 

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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 :) 

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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. 

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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.

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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!