Vanessa and Valerio’s wedding was such a fun one! A bold coral and peach palette and garden-inspired design out at Ashgrove Acres was the perfect start to my spring wedding season this year. I actually met Vanessa 2 years ago, when she answered a model call for a photo shoot I planned. It was such an honour that she kept my biz in mind for the eventual day that she’d get married - and actually, she booked with me before she was even officially engaged! Vanessa is a talented photographer herself, and I got to work with her on a few weddings and a shoot this year, and it was really cool to be able to get to know her in a different setting.
Vanessa had a pretty good idea of what she wanted: bold colour, peonies and carnations, and a garden-inspired design style. That was a-okay with me! We used a lot of good stuff to make this happen.
Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: coral peonies, ranunculus, tulips, carnations, garden roses, hypericum berries, eucalyptus and ruscus foliages.
Sadly, this was a pretty rainy day - but the half hour that the ceremony was scheduled for was the one clear part of the day! We really went for it with the florals here. The Ashgrove arch is really enormous, and Vanessa wanted to incorporate a few different ideas - the grey drapery, some larger floral pieces (featuring a few lilies to represent her grandmother), hanging strands of flowers, petals down the aisle, and a couple of floral and eucalyptus chair garlands to start the aisle.
Vanessa asked to keep the centrepieces on the simpler side, so we chose trios of cut glass stem vases with bright orange, coral, and peach flowers. They looked great added to the grey chiffon runners and mercury glass candleholders Vanessa had chosen. The ceremony flowers were re-purposed at the head table, with the strands of flowers hanging behind the head table and the larger pieces placed in front of the newlyweds. Sheila from Inspired Elegance Events, the month-of coordinator, took care of moving those pieces over for them, which is one of the many benefits there is to working with a coordinator!
Ah the cake! It was so cute. I always love when I get to add flowers to the wedding cake. This was no different! Fun flowers, great colours, sweet little touches. And obviously the cake smelled so good that I just wanted to dig my finger into it 😂 It’s a good thing for them that I have a gluten allergy!
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