Alli and Dan's Vibrant Wedding at the WAG

Here's the thing about when wedding planners get married themselves: they know what's actually important to them, what they actually like, and they just do it. And in Alli's case, she did it really, really well! 

Alli, today's bride, is the owner and planner of Alli Mae Fresh Events. She's this tiny little bundle of energy and creativity and I can't say how much I loved being a part of her wedding to Dan this spring! It was one of my first weddings of the spring, and I was so pumped to kick things off on such a colourful note. Alli wanted rich, vibrant colours (you absolutely don't need to be afraid of colour, friends!), everything took place at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (this space is my new favourite in the city, hands-down), and they had a totally relaxing, enjoyable, and fun day. She planned it perfectly!

Photos: Megan Steen Photography ~ Day of Coordination: Feast & Festivities ~ Catering: Storm Catering ~ Videography: Dean Rover Films ~ Chairs and Linens: Planned Perfectly ~ Draping and Bars: Creating a Scene ~ Lighting: Eventlight ~ Cupcakes: Cocoabeans ~ Cakes: Baked Expectations ~ Stationery and Calligraphy: VP Calligraphy & Design ~ Hair: Hair by Nadine ~ Makeup: Justine Barry Artistry ~ Dress: Essence of Australia from Bliss Bridal Boutique

Winnipeg Art Gallery Wedding - Stone House Creative
Coral and Peach Bridal Bouquet - Winnipeg Wedding Florist

Oooooh, Alli's bouquet. It felt so good to make this. She's a tiny person so while this bouquet looks pretty big on her, it was actually smaller than most of my other bridal bouquets. It was well-proportioned :) I just loved all the colour - we decided on mixed pinks, peaches and corals with a 10% hit of vibrant orange. You don't need to go all the way with colour to make a big statement! 

Bridal bouquet ingredients: coral peonies, peach roses, garden roses, viburnum, tulips, ranunculus, and hyacinth with mixed greeneries.

Vibrant Wedding Flowers - Winnipeg Art Gallery Wedding
Vertical Flower Garden Wedding Ceremony - Stone House Creative

Alright, this ceremony set up is my new favourite - of all time. Designing these vertical gardens was a challenge, but one that I loved. I spent weeks trying to figure out the best plan for the structure itself, sent my husband to Rona to get all my supplies, and when he walked back in the door I had figured out another plan that allowed me to use stands that I already have 🤦🏼‍♀️ And they worked great! Basically, I created these tall greenery pillars and then fed the flowers through them. The one of Dan's side was about 8 feet tall and the one on Alli's was about 6 feet tall, so they were a major visual focal point.

WAG Wedding Ceremony - Vibrant Wedding Flowers Winnipeg
Coral and Blue Wedding - Wedding Flowers Winnipeg
Blue and Coral Wedding - Winnipeg Wedding Florists

They planned for a more cocktail style reception, with mixed full size round and rectangular tables and cocktail size tables, all in the same space as the ceremony. They shifted the chairs over and pulled some tables out from the back when the ceremony was completed, adding space for a dance floor (highly necessary, considering they had Big City All Star Band!!), and created separate spaces with panels of drapery. It really looked SO good. And I LOVE those blue linens!

Coral Peony Wedding Centrepiece - Wedding Florist in Winnipeg

We did a mix of large centrepieces in gold vases with stem vases and smaller arrangements. It was all completely with eclectic candleholders, personalized napkins, and pretty signage!

Orange and Coral Wedding Centrepiece - Vibrant Wedding Flower Ideas
Stem Vase Wedding Decor - Budget Friendly Wedding Flowers
Floral Wedding Cake Table - Wedding Florists Winnipeg

I can't tell you how much I love that they used the ceremony backdrop as the backdrop for their cake and desserts. This table just feels so vibrant, fun, and fresh. I love it!

Coral and Blue Wedding Decor - Winnipeg Florists

Alli, thank you so much for trusting your wedding flowers with me! It means so, so much to me whenever a wedding vendor puts their trust in me for their celebrations and it was such an honour to be a part of this wedding.

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Bridal Bouquet Ingredients

I'm so thrilled and honoured that this bouquet was just selected by Weddingbells as one of their "Most Beautiful Bouquets of 2016!" You can see the full feature here.

I love breaking a bouquet down into it's ingredients - I'm not much of a cook (though I love to bake!), so this is my version of a recipe card. I designed this bouquet over the winter at our Flower Friend Day, and I worked with a few flowers that I don't normally get to use, along with some standards that will always be favourites. It was nice to try new things and see how they worked together! It was also great to use a colour palette that I don't typically work with. Here's hoping that my 2017 brides will want me to use more colour in their floral designs!

Photos: Victoria Anne Photography | Florals and Styling: Moi!

Colourful Orchid Bridal Bouquet - Modern Wedding Floral Design
Wedding Flower Ideas - Winnipeg Wedding Florists

Flower Ingredients: Ranunculus | Pieris | Daffodils | Orchids | Hellebores | Raspberries | Sterling Range | Huckleberry | Magnolia

Organic Bridal Bouquet - Stone House Creative
Organic Floral Design - Wedding Florist in Winnipeg