Holiday Notice

Hello flower loving friend! 

If you're waiting to hear from me, please know that I'm currently on vacation, celebrating my sister's wedding in the tropics and soaking up some relaxation time. I can't wait to come back to meeting with 2018 couples, filled up with great new ideas to share with you. 

I'll be back at my desk answering your emails on October 23. Talk to you soon!

Jessica + Jason's Sweet Wedding at Bridges Golf Course

Jason and I went to elementary and junior high together, and he has a pretty unique last name, so when Jessica sent me an inquiry and mentioned his name, I thought: there's no way there can be two of these guys that I don't know about. I was right! Jason was always fun and goofy, and it was so nice to then meet Jessica and find out that Jason was marrying a delightful, charming, kind and lovely woman. They are the sweetest! 

Photos by Kamp Photography

Winnipeg Wedding Florist - Spring Wedding in Winnipeg

Jessica and Jason had a sweet wedding at Bridges Golf Course, and I worked with a light, airy palette of blush, white, and pale blue. Jessica was pretty open to what flowers I used, and seeing as they got married in May, I chose to use peonies (obviously), locally grown double tulips, sweet William, delphinium, spray roses, campanula, and per Jessica's request, baby's breath! 

Peony Bridal Bouquet - Stone House Creative
Spring Wedding Flowers - Wedding Florist Winnipeg
Blush Bridesmaid Dresses - Wedding Florists in Winnipeg
Peony Wedding Bouquet - Wedding Flowers Winnipeg
Winnipeg Weddings - Wedding Planning in Winnipeg
Riverwood Church Wedding - Indoor Wedding Ceremony Winnipeg

The wedding ceremony was in the mezzanine area at Riverwood Church - isn't is gorgeous? The couple built this arch and I added this floral piece to the corner. It just needed this one piece and all the attention was drawn to them!

Then we headed over to Bridges Golf Course! Their reception space is always beautiful. It's on the rustic side, with lots of natural light, and it looks great with a soft or neutral colour palette. When we were talking about centrepieces, we needed to strike a balance between lovely and fresh, and cost-effective. I love floating flowers and their striking simplicity, so I thought, let's do peonies. We floated a single blush peony in a glass vase, with a trio of gold-rimmed votives around. It looked lovely!

Floating Peony Centrepiece - Winnipeg Wedding Flowers
Buttercream Cake with Flowers - Wedding Florist Winnipeg

Rarely do I get to do the flowers on the wedding cake, and so this one was a TON of fun for me! A friend of Jessica's made the cake, and I added a few clusters of floral and greenery (all were made food-safe, don't worry! I'm super cautious about naked floral stems going into a cake. I don't want any flower juices oozing into your wedding cake!). 

Garden Inspired Wedding Flowers - Stone House Creative
Winnipeg Wedding Photos - Wedding Florists in Winnipeg

Elena and Jeremy's Romantic Spring Wedding at the WAG

If you like fluffy, ruffled flowers (like peonies, ranunculus, and stock), then springtime is totally when you should get married. That made May the ideal month for Elena and Jeremy's romantic spring wedding at the WAG. Seriously. Take a look at the fluffy dream cloud that was Elena's bridal bouquet (and by the way, if you love peonies, then check out this gorgeous springtime inspiration shoot I did at Cielo's Garden!).

Austin Kylie Photography ~ Winnipeg Art Gallery ~ Storm Catering ~ Jessica Kmiec Makeup Artistry ~ Planned Perfectly

Peony Bridal Bouquet - Spring Wedding Flowers
St Boniface Basilica Wedding Photos - Winnipeg Wedding Florist
Peony and Anemone Bouquet - Stone House Creative

Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: peonies, anemones and ranunculus (both locally grown!), and roses with touches of eucalyptus foliage.

White ranunculus boutonniere - Wedding Florist in Winnipeg

Elena actually booked her wedding date around my availability - talk about an honour! Their entire day came together so beautifully. The couple has two sweet little kids and it was so lovely to receive these photos from Austin Kylie Photography and see their beautiful family. Even cooler? Elena grew up with my younger sister! We all went to school together when we were kids and I remember sleepovers in our bunk beds and tons of time playing together when we were little. 

I did a simple hair piece for the bride to wear, and white ranunculus boutonnieres for the men. It was all simple, classic, and beautiful!

Blush and White Wedding Flowers - Wedding Florist in Winnipeg
Baby's Breath Wedding Hair Piece - Wedding Flowers Winnipeg

And now we get to the decor! Sometimes, we have to go with the backup plan. Plan A for the outdoor ceremony (on the rooftop at the WAG!) was to have a 4 post chuppah with a lush floral garland added to the entire top. Unfortunately, the chuppah that was made didn't come close to supporting the weight of all the flowers that we had planned for.

SO, what did we do? After calling a few vendor friends to see if we could get an alternative arch that morning (sadly, that option didn't pan out but we tried!), we decided to forgo the floral on the top and instead attached two bouquets to the sides of the arch. We took all those flowers intended for the top of the chuppah, and moved those over to the head table. Can't wait to show you that beauty!

WAG Rooftop Wedding - Winnipeg Wedding Florists
Outdoor Wedding in Winnipeg - Stone House Creative


Winnipeg Art Gallery Wedding - Lush Floral Garland
Floral Garland for Wedding Head Table - Stone House Creative

We did a combination of tall and short centrepieces in the reception space, which filled out the venue really nicely. Both of them features peonies, roses, and stock in whites,, blush and peach.Gold chivari chairs, gold-rimmed glass charger plates, and ivory linens from Planned Perfectly finished the design off beautifully.

Tall Blush Wedding Centrepiece - Winnipeg Art Gallery Wedding
Short Floral Centrepiece - Blush Wedding ideas
White and Pink Wedding Centrepiece - Winnipeg Wedding Florist
Winnipeg Art Gallery Wedding - Stone House Creative

I'm going to be designing flowers for a few more weddings at the Winnipeg Art Gallery this year and I'm excited for all of them! Each is going to be so different. 

If you love what you see and you're looking for a floral designer for your 2018 wedding, click the button below and get in touch!

Natalie and Mark's Marsala Fall Wedding at Qualico Family Centre

Fall Wedding in Winnipeg - Winnipeg Wedding Florist

I met Natalie just a few months before her wedding. Sometimes, a short timeline like that stresses me out, but definitely not in this case. Natalie had such a clear, lovely vision for their fall wedding at the Qualico Family Centre in Assiniboine Park. The primary colour in their palette was a rich marsala, and we worked in champagne, gold, ivory, and soft pink. Natalie even handmade tons of paper flowers to use at the reception! More on that later :)

Aren't these photos by Ariana Tennyson just gorgeous?

Marsala and Blush Bridal Bouquet - Stone House Creative

Bridal Bouquet ingredients: Hearts roses, quicksand roses, faith roses, white football mums, burgundy spray roses, dusty miller, podocarpus, and heuchera. 

Burgundy Wedding Ideas - Winnipeg Wedding Florist
Fall Wedding Ideas - Stone House Creative
Burgundy Bridal Bouquet - Winnipeg Wedding Florists
Hearts Rose Bridal Bouquet - Wedding Flowers Winnipeg

I always like setting up wedding receptions at the Qualico Family Centre in Assiniboine Park. The space is really lovely - all of the floor to ceiling windows allow in so much natural light (and a gorgeous view, especially in the fall with all the leaves!), the stone fireplace is gorgeous, and the overall colouring of the space creates a nice soft, warm setting.

For the centrepieces, I used a combination of fresh flowers along with the paper flowers the bride made by hand - they were so beautiful and so fun to use! I also got to add a few floral touches throughout the room, including to the donut display.

Chivari Chairs: Planned Perfectly | Donuts: Oh, Doughnuts

Qualico Family Centre Wedding - Fall Wedding in Winnipeg
Burgundy Wedding Centrepieces - Stone House Creative
Marsala Fall Wedding Flowers - Winnipeg Wedding Florists
Winnipeg Wedding Photographer - Wedding Planning in Winnipeg

Kristin and Matt's Fall Wedding at FortWhyte Alive

I have a pretty serious love/hate relationship with fall. I used to love it -- back when I was a kid, fall was the time for packing school supplies into my new backpack and seeing all my friends again. But now that I work in the wedding industry...well, fall means that I basically missed summer. UGH. 

But, when I get to work with people like Kristin, it's all okay. She didn't have a super long wish list of flowers that she wanted for her wedding at FortWhyte Alive, which was perfectly fine by me because what she DID want was going to be beautiful. 

Black & Gold Photography was great to work with on this wedding, as was Peachy Green Events with some cute decor rentals. Makeup by 2 Chicks and a Bag of Makeup.

Purple and Burgundy Wedding Bouquet - Stone House Creative
Plum Dahlia Bridal Bouquet - Winnipeg Wedding Florists

All of the luxurious tones and textures in Kristin's bridal bouquet were perfect for the fall day. We used a luxe palette of burgundy and plum, and I created a slightly looser shape without getting too wild. Bridal bouquet ingredients: dahlias, roses, garden roses, ranunculus, silver brunia, ninebark, and italian ruscus. The colours looked great with the burgundy bridesmaid dresses!

Burgundy Bridesmaid Dress - Winnipeg Wedding Flowers
Fall Wedding Flowers - Wedding Florists in Winnipeg
Fort Whyte Alive Wedding - Winnipeg Wedding Venue

FortWhyte Alive has so many great photo spots! This beautiful lake was the setting for Kristin and Matt's outdoor ceremony. Rather than go too big with the flowers and detract from the great view, we decided to go a different route, clustering together smaller arrangements on several wooden stands. It brought together the colour palette, fit really well with the natural setting, and each of the floral pieces were easily moved inside after the wedding!

FortWhyte Alive Wedding - Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Ideas
Stone House Creative - Winnipeg Wedding Florist

I had to share this one last photo -- I don't usually have photos taken of me when I deliver flowers, so I'm pretty sure that I was wearing a sports bra and had no makeup on, but it's still kind of fun to show you some of the behind the scenes action!