Flower-Filled Lake of the Woods Wedding

I love Lake of the Woods weddings, and Kailee and Stephane’s was such a special one. Fair warning, this post is going to be a little photo heavy because 1) the photos are AWESOME and 2) Kailee told me right off the hop that she loves flowers and wanted lots of them - so I made that happen :)

Kailee and I never actually met in person, which is often the case for my out-of-town clients. They live and work in Kenora, so it just wasn’t really convenient for them to come into Winnipeg just to meet with me about flowers. We did everything over Facetime and email. I generally find that this process works really well for out-of-town couples, particularly when they trust me to do a great job for them. Kailee told me her favourite things (she really, really loves roses!) and her colour palette of blush, cream and black, and I took it from there. Originally she envisioned very classic, round floral designs but towards the end of the planning, she asked if we could loosen things up. The designs should still have a fairly formal feel, but with a looser shape that suited the outdoor wedding a little better.

Taliah Leigh Photography ~ Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club ~ Posh and Pixie Salon

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Ah, Kailee’s bouquet. I loved it! It was a huge, huge bouquet with a soft blush, peach, and cream palette.

Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: white o’Hara garden roses, quicksand roses, and mother of peal roses with white ranunculus and calcynia. I’m telling you the truth, this might be my favourite combination. The colour variation was subtle enough for a blush palette but thanks to the really delicate touches of peach, it was more interesting than the typical blush and cream. I had a really hard time letting this one go!

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Can you imagine this boat as your getting ready location?

I had already booked another wedding in Winnipeg for the same weekend, which meant that I wasn’t able to drive out to Kenora to deliver and set everything up for them. It’s always my preference to be able to do it myself, but sometimes with out of town weddings, that’s just not do-able! So, one of Kailee’s brothers pulled up to my place the day before the wedding. We arranged for him to bring a van, they lined up an air conditioned to keep the van cool over-night, and we packed that thing full to the top with flowers! I was actually quite anxious that there wouldn’t be enough space, as the original plan was for them to rent a cargo van but they ended up needing to use a mini-van. We played some serious Tetris that morning, and miraculously, it all fit in.

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I always love dock ceremonies at the Royal Yacht Club because that view is just incredible. In this case, the couple had this wooden arch made and I designed these large floral pieces to frame them in. I filled them with lots of roses, Kailee’s favourite, and they were like lush floral clouds for them to get married under.

I love that lake weddings mean you get an unconventional walk down the “aisle!”

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The Royal Yacht Club at Kenora has an indoor facility, but it’s not very large. Kailee and Steph erected a tent on one of the tennis courts instead, which allowed them to move from indoors to out really easily at different points throughout the evening. I designed a mix of low and tall arrangements, which were scattered on the tables and around the Yacht Club. I love the rose gold accents that Kailee brought in with the candleholders and flatware.

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If this last photo doesn’t do the perfect job of telling you why lake weddings are the very best, then I just don’t know how else I could say it. 💕

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Getting married in Winnipeg or the Lake of theWoods? 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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Krystyl and Keith's Outdoor Lake Wedding

I love lake weddings! This one I was unfortunately not able to get out to (they had everything picked up and brought it out to the lake themselves), but just being able to look at the photos and imagine the scent of the pines and beautiful, reflective quality of the water and it just feels so peaceful, doesn't it?

Photos: Kamp Photography ~ Venue: Camp Brereton ~ Day of Coordination: Amanda Douglas Events ~ Rentals: C&T Rentals

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Originally, Krystyl wanted to go with a white and green scheme, until she came across an inspiration image that warmed and deepened that colour palette up a bit - sandy blushes, warm neutrals, and burgundy plums. I am really fond of the way it all came together! 

Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: peonies, quicksand and sahara roses, brown lisianthus, scabiosa and ranunculus, with ninebark foliage, olive, rosemary, and silver dollar eucalyptus.

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The bridesmaids all wore different white dresses, which looks so crisp against the verdant greens and bright bluey greys of the water.  And I had to include one of the handsome guy below, my brother-in-law, Chad!

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They always hoped that they'd be able to have the ceremony outdoors, and I'm so glad that they were able to in the end. This is about as "beachy" as you get in the Whiteshell, and instead of sand, you get stone :) They built this gorgeous wood arbor for their ceremony and I loved Krystyl's idea of hanging a macrame wall hanging on it. We added an asymmetrical garland, along with some loose blooms in the burgundy, blush, and white palette. I have to thank my sister, Carmen (who is one of Krystyl's good friends) who set this all up for us! While working on it, she texted me: "you have the worst job." ha!

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The camp has long banquet tables, which worked great in the space. Krystyl chose to keep the tables more neutral, alternating greenery on some of them and florals with rattan table runners (which they made from Ikea mats!). The copper flatware made an ENORMOUS difference and just makes the overall room design feel so customized.

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Looking for a wedding florist in Winnipeg or Lake of the Woods?

Getting married in Manitoba or out at the cabin? 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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