Modern and Organic Wedding at Cielo's Garden

Prepare yourselves to see a real-life Disney princess, folks. Chrystalle is one of THE most photogenic people I’ve ever seen and truly, in those gowns (that’s right, gowns - she had two) she honestly looks like a living, breathing Disney princess.

I love the way this wedding design contrasts modern and organic elements. From photos on a rooftop in the Exchange District to the natural beauty of Cielo’s Garden, and organic-inspired greenery arrangements lining the guest tables to the clean-lined glass vases I used, it all came together really beautifully. The planning process was quite simple, considering that Chrystalle did all of her planning from Vancouver (I love working with out of town couples!). We went back and forth on a few different centrepiece ideas, but always kept in mind her initial vision of a minimalist design with just black, white, and green with a touch of metallic accents.

Steph Schulz Photography ~ Cielo’s Garden ~ Alexandra Lillian Weddings & Events

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Chrystalle’s bouquet was actually the only piece I used actual flowers in! Her bouquet had an organic, freshly picked from the garden feel with all white blooms, including garden roses, snap dragons, lisianthus, and scabiosa mixed with ruscus, leather leaf fern, and seeded eucalyptus. The bridesmaids carried bouquets composed just of greenery.

Okay, I lied - Ray’s boutonniere had a flower in it ;)

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Ah, I love Cielo’s Garden! One of the best things about this space is that it’s very versatile, so lots of different design styles look fantastic here. You’re not competing with awful patterned carpet or busy wallpaper - as long as you respect the beauty of what’s beyond those clear tent walls, you’re good to go!

After debating a few options for centrepieces and ending up with a somewhat last minute seating plan change, we chose to mix together tall greenery arrangements with clustered, modern glass stem vases with single stems of greenery and lots of candles. They added clean-lined, modern stationery details and other than that, kept the reception space very simple and minimal!

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Maureen and Pat's All-White Autumn Wedding in Gimli

When the fall months strike, I usually feel two things simultaneously:
1) Incredible sadness that summer is on it's way out. 
2) Energized excitement for buying school supplies (a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils, anyone?) and warmth. 

I can dig a fall colour palette, when it's done well -- you know, mature tones of ochre, gold, and rust, and not Crayola oranges and yellows -- but when Maureen contacted me just a few short weeks before their fall wedding, with a request for simple, all-white blooms, I was excited! 

Their all-white autumn wedding was in Gimli, and they took care of all the decor themselves. It turns out so pretty, though, that I had to share some of this pics, too! Photos by Xandra Photography.

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Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: large-headed white roses, spray roses, mums, waxflower, statice, veronica, and seeded eucalyptus.

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Garden-Inspired Wedding at a Private Mansion

Stephanie and Corey's wedding literally couldn't have been more amazing. The florals were garden-inspired, the bride has unreal style, and the reception was set at a private mansion. Say what?! Yep. Straight up fantasy-turned-real-life. Take a look at these incredible photos from Luckygirl Photography to see some of their day!

Dress: Bliss Bridal Boutique | Suits: Eph Apparel | Catering: The Grove | Planning Consultation: Amanda Douglas Events | Makeup: Ashley Tiopo Artistry | Hair: Salon POP

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These bridesmaids are so chic! All in elegant navy gowns, and so not the typical "bridesmaid" dresses. I created petite posey style bouquets for them, using a small handful of white garden roses and the most amazing white stephanotis vine. Each of these bouquets only has one stem of vine in them! They were so heavy with blooms that I just wrapped the vine in and out of the bouquets. It added such a sweet scent! 

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I really loved Stephanie's bridal bouquet! All white and green, with a few hits of deep plum with some locally grown scabiosa touches. Her bouquet had all the best blooms: white roses, white garden roses, white dahlias, white ranunculus, and that gorgeous stephanotis vine!

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I can't even get over this incredible space! This is a private mansion in Winnipeg, featuring its own ballroom. It was initially built as a wedding gift by the bride's parents - isn't that amazing? Someone can build me a mansion any day now. I won't complain.

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Behind Corey, in the picture above, you can sort of see the greenery installation I created on the fireplace. Designing this piece was one of the happiest moments of my entire summer wedding season. It was so much fun to do something different than the usual!

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Lauren and Jordan's Greenery and White Wedding at Cielo's Garden

Alright. This post has been a long time coming and I've been waiting to share it with you, because it was one of my absolute favourite weddings of 2016. Lauren and Jordan are just plain amazing. Their characters are remarkable: they're both so kind, generous, and honest. Their love for each other is inspiring. It was truly a privilege to be a part of this wedding. 

Normally, I'm not so huge on the whole "Pantone Colour of the Year" thing...but given that they selected "Greenery" as the colour for 2017, I can get behind it! Looks like Lauren and Jordan were trendsetters :) 

Photos: Pantel Photography | Venue: Cielo's Garden | Videography: Prairie Film Co | Dress: Bliss Bridal Boutique | Makeup: Jessica Kmiec

Lauren had a very beautiful vision for her wedding. With a palette of navy, light blue, white, green, and gold, she told me what she liked and what she didn't like, and then let me run with the rest of it. The bouquets were loose and gardenesque, all in white and green with as many locally grown blooms as possible. I tied them all up with navy satin streamers.

Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: garden roses, scabiosa, sweet pea, lisianthus, campanula, veronica, waxflower, and several varieties of eucalyptus. 

The chapel at Cielo's Garden is one of my favourite places to design flowers in. Lauren's idea was to install this gorgeous greenery piece above the altar where they'd say their vows and I couldn't get enough of the idea. I tucked in a few white blooms here and there for some depth. Designing this piece was one of the happiest moments of my summer!

For this piece, I threaded in salal, plumosa, nagi, pittisporum, eucalyptus, ruscus, and stems of white campanula blooms to add in depth. Over at the reception, we chose long garlands of salal greenery with white campanula blooms to emphasize the long wooden tables. They had an incredible troop of friends and family members helping them out on the day of the wedding -- Lauren had wooden table number signs, individual escort cards for each place setting, and many candles. It was absolutely beautiful.

Lauren also asked me to design a flower crown for the reception, and man, does the girl ever wear it with style!

Sara and Jay's Tuscan-Themed Wedding at Terrace in the Park

Chatting with Sara about her wedding flowers was wonderful. Why? Because we were best friends when we were little girls. Sara and I grew up just down the road from each other and after our brothers stopped playing hockey together, we just didn't see each other much anymore. So, when she came to talk with me about her flowers, it was an absolute treat to find out where life has taken her these last 15 years. And where life has taken her is right to Jay, her new husband. 

With a honeymoon planned for Italy and a bride with great taste, their planning took a decidedly Tuscan turn. Inspired by beautiful vineyards, old-world charm, and their excitement for their honeymoon trip, we infused a bit of Tuscany into the wedding flowers. A neutral palette full of foliage and white blooms was chosen, which looked lovely against the bridesmaids' ombre purple dresses.

Photos by Cynthia Bettencourt Photography ~ Linens from Dream Day Decor ~ Venue: The Pavillion in the Park/Terrace 55

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