Kristen and Ryan's Perfect Summer Wedding at Cielo's Garden

Kristen and Ryan’s summer wedding at Cielo’s Garden was, in a word, PERFECT. It was perfect! And I had so, so much fun planning, dreaming up, and designing these flowers. Kristen always wanted a rich, vibrant summer colour palette but a few months before the wedding, she changed it up a bit to make it even moreso - and let’s talk about how excited I was! This woman obviously has great style and it wasn’t hard at all to see her vision. It was an honour to bring it to life!

Photos: Rachwal Photography ~ Month of Coordination: Alexandra Lillian Weddings & Events ~ Venue: Cielo’s Garden ~ Catering: Urban Prairie Cuisine ~ Dress: Chic Nostalgia from Bliss Bridal Boutique

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This bouquet. Oh, this bouquet! I just LOVED putting it together. Each and every stem was just perfect. Shades of coral, peach, mixed berry pinks, orange, and a hint of yellow with rich, jewel toned greenery came together as the perfect colour combination for this vibrant, summer wedding - and looked phenomenal with the guys’ blue suits and the girls’ forest green gowns. Even better, most of these flowers were locally grown!

Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: garden roses, zinnias, lisianthus, scabiosa, strawflower, sweet pea, asters, and phlox with italian ruscus, nagi, and jasmine vine.

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The Cube has never looked so good :)

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When Kristen changed her colour palette, she also changed the plan for the ceremony design. I can’t even remember what the original plan was…this was just THAT MUCH BETTER. She had an inspiration picture that was built off an arch structure, so I had some serious figuring to do in terms of the mechanics and how to make this big beast work - it’s actually several different pieces designed together. We kept the vibrant colour palette going here to make a major statement in the otherwise very neutral chapel: orange, coral, peach, berry pinks, and TONS OF GREENERY. Doesn’t it look so good? (PS this was a SUPER hot day and making this baby resulted in a lot of sweat. I actually sweat through my entire bra that day 😂)

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Seeing this much colour in the tent at Cielo’s Garden brought a LOT of happiness into my life. I feel like we normally see a lot of soft, feminine tones or rustic wood tones here and while those both look really good here, one of the things I love the most about Cielo’s is that it’s so easily adaptable to any colour palette and almost any style. Kristen ordered these dusty rose table runners online and they added a really nice layer of texture to the tables.

We focused the florals on one large arrangement per table, designed in my favourite copper bowls. Aside from the greenery, these arrangements were actually 100% locally grown - woohoo! That always makes me SO happy - I love that I can be supporting a local farmer, while minimizing our environmental impact. Not needing to ship flowers in means not needing a large amount of fuels to trek those flowers across the world. Plus, local flowers are just more special!

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Kristen, thank you so much for choosing me to carry out your vision! It was such a thrill to be a part of your wedding day.

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Looking for a wedding florist in Winnipeg?

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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Holly and Sam's Berry Toned Wedding at Cielo's Garden

When Holly first inquired with me, I was so excited. Not only were she and Sam getting married at Cielo's Garden, but anytime a bride wants berry toned florals, I'm a happy gal! We decided to really go for it with the palette, tucking florals in everywhere along with tons of greenery. And also, Holly's dress. Can we please take a moment to acknowledge how gorgeous that sleek, simple dress is? I had to cram in a lot of photos into this post because of how beautiful they all are! 

Photos: COJO Photo ~ Planner: Alli Mae Fresh Events ~ Venue: Cielo's Garden ~ Videography: Prairie Film Co ~ Tabletop Rentals: Planned Perfectly

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Holly's bridal bouquet was one I was looking forward to for months. Rarely do I get to work with a palette that is more "me," and that weekend I actually got to do two! (the other wedding was also coincidentally at Cielo's Garden! You can see it here!) Along with those rich berry pinks, we used some softer blush tones, deeper plums, and lavenders along with rich, dark foliage. 

Bridal bouquet ingredients: garden roses and standard roses, locally grown zinnias, cosmos, sweet pea and scabiosa, along with white and navy anemones. 

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I talk about it all the time: you all know that I love working at Cielo's Garden! This little stone chapel in the woods is the perfect place for the dreamiest wedding ceremonies. Holly was open to my ideas and loved the idea of something hanging from the ceiling to create a one-of-a-kind altar for their vows to be said under. This asymmetrical design was something I've had in my mind for a while and was excited to bring it to life! I used a lot of greenery and then tucked in plenty of berry-toned blooms with touches of light pink to bring some depth.

You'll notice a picture of a bouquet set on a chair. Holly wanted to honour her mother, who passed away a few years ago. She asked me to design a bouquet just for her mom, who loved purple. I thought it was a beautiful gesture and the perfect reminder that when someone passes, it doesn't mean that they're not with us.

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I love this picture of Sam. It's just a totally happy, best day of my life kind of goofiness. 

For the reception, Holly fell in love with the idea of long greenery garlands spanning the length of the tables, like these ones, with florals tucked throughout for a pop of colour. We finished the design with plenty of candlelight thanks to assortment of different height pillar candles. The couple added in clear glass charger plates, mixed metal votive holders, personalized matchbox favours, and quirky stationery (including napkins printed with hilarious sayings).

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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! 

(PS I'm now booking appointments for 2019 wedding dates!)

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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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!

Carolyn and Nick's Summer Lake of the Woods Wedding

One misty summer day last year, I headed up to Kenora to the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club for Carolyn and Nick's wedding. Aside from the touches of rain that sprinkled down throughout the afternoon, it was a beautiful day for the wedding! Nick is from New Zealand, so Carolyn came up with the idea to include plenty of ferns in all of the flower arrangements. I guess ferns grow all over the place over there, though I wouldn't know, having never been! 

We met Carolyn's dad at her aunt's cabin, and he boated across the lake to meet the bridal party, and then across the lake again to get to the Yacht Club! It's always an adventure setting up for weddings there, as you never know quite how long it's going to take to get there and how bumpy the ride is going to be. We loaded all the flowers into the back of the boat, and covered it all up so the rain couldn't get to them.

I love the photos of the newlyweds with the the sun setting over the lake in the background!

Photos: Josh Dookhie Photography

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Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: hydrangea, faith roses, ranunculus, sweet pea, zinnias, blushing bride protea, stock, Queen Anne's Lace, scabiosa, fern, ivy. The zinnias, sweet pea and scabiosa were all locally grown, which was such a treat. My studio was beautiful that week!

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Carolyn wanted to keep things soft and feminine, so we used a lot of soft pink and white in the flowers. The blue of the bridesmaids' dresses picked up the hues of the lake really beautifully. 

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