Tropical Greens at Cielo's Garden's Open House

I always love being a part of the Cielo's Garden Open House each year, for a number of reasons (you can see more from last year's by clicking here!).

First, the people there are wonderful. Carla and Diego (and their adorable daughter and cat) are truly great people, and I always enjoy spending time with them. The facility that they dreamed up and created is incredible. Each spring, when I arrive there for the first time of the year, I fall in love with the place all over again. The way the trees arch over the path in the woods, the sweet stone chapel, even the smell of the air out there - it's magical. The open house is also a great opportunity for me to meet up with some of my couples getting married there, walking through their wedding flower plans in the space in which they'll be, which helps the couple to visualize it so much better. 

And finally, the open house is also a chance for me to stretch my creative muscle and do something interesting. Carla recommends me as one of her preferred vendors, and to me, this gives me a responsibility to always be coming up with fresh design ideas so that each couples really feels like they're getting a unique wedding just for them. 

So for this year's open house design, I decided to feature my personal favourite colour: emerald green. I didn't want to just do the same old green that has been done time and time again, though - I felt the urge to play with a tropical vibe, which I've never done before, and chose to tie in some of my copper wedding rentals, which paired beautifully with the green and black accents. I was pleasantly surprised at all of the positive response I received on Instagram from the design, so I thought I'd share it here on the blog! The photos were all just taken on my phone, so forgive me for them not be stellar :) 

Venue: Cielo's Garden | Florals and Design: Stone House Creative | Place Setting Rentals: C&T Rentals | Silk Table Runner: Tono & Co

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Announcing the First Flower Therapy Class!

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I totally get it. Winter is taking forever. And every winter, I reach a breaking point: I just need colour, lightness, and something to take me out of my every day dull.
So, I invite you to join my in my first Flower Therapy Class! 

I want to share with you where this idea came from. Last winter, January and February were particularly stressful for me. There was something going on with my business that was out of my control (in fact, it was in the fairly pathetic control of Canada Post) and while it seemed like it should be a small thing, it was wreaking havoc on my business, and more importantly, my mental health. A very expensive parcel was lost in the mail, and the person to whom I was returning it was threatening to sue me for it. She is a small business owner as well, so I completely understood where her panic was coming from - she really needed that package. But aside from calling Canada Post every single day, sometimes several times a day, there was literally nothing I could do. 

I needed a mental health day. In a month that was nothing but dreary outside and the constant stress of this person's threats on my mind, I needed to escape my life for a little while. And for me, that came in the shape of a day playing with flowers. I paid a visit to my wholesaler, where I picked up whatever I wanted. I chose a light, fresh, springy colour palette and flowers that I simply gravitated towards. My time that day was passed with slow movements, acknowledging the entrancing details of each stem, gently placing them into arrangements that I made for no one but myself.

I know that I'm not the only one out there for whom winter is intolerable. I know that I'm not the only one who needs a mental health day now and again. And I know I'm not the only one who craves colour in the midst of these dreary months. So I'm hosting this Flower Therapy Class and welcome anyone who fits into those categories above, or any other category that you fit into. Come and join me, play with flowers, and leave with a lovely arrangement that will inspire you and fill your home with cheer.

Registration is open now - I hope you'll join us! Seating is limited as our space is pretty small so if you're interested, make sure to head over to the registration page HERE as soon as you can!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at info@stonehouseweddings.com!

Elegant Wedding Anniversary Photo Session in Winnipeg

If you've been following along with my work for a while, you might recognize this sweet couple, Tiffany and Quinn. They got married last August in a classic wedding at the Fort Garry Hotel, and it was such an amazing wedding to be a part of. Tiffany has a beautiful vision for things, which makes sense seeing as she's a designer! So when time rolled by and they came to their first anniversary, I definitely wanted to be involved! Even better, Tiffany had come across one of my favourite photographers, Esther Funk, on my Instagram feed and hired her to shoot their anniversary photos. They planned a two-part session, starting with a lifestyle photo session in their beautifully renovated home, and ending with elegant portraits among some of Winnipeg's most beautiful architecture. 

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All Tiffany needed from me was a bouquet. Not as large as a bridal bouquet, but she did want to retain some similar flowers to what we used in her bridal bouquet. For that nod, I tucked in locally grown delphinium and lisianthus, which we had on her wedding day! The star of the anniversary bouquet was the quicksand roses, and particularly, this ONE AMAZING ROSE. It caught my eye when I was processing the flowers and I kept paying attention to it throughout the week. It opened up like a dream. 

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I worked in some other pastel tones, all of which were locally grown - sweet pea (my personal fave!), scabiosa, and plenty of that taupe lisianthus, which was totally perfect. The overall palette was such a nice compliment to her elegant, simple dress and the bouquet was also incredibly lightweight, which is always a bonus!

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Well, there you have it! I love catching up with my former couples, so if you are in need of some lovely floral touches for your anniversary photos, decor for the holidays or a party, or maybe a replication of your bouquet for an anniversary gift, just shoot me an email! I'll be happy to oblige :)

Treat Yo Momma

Guess what's coming up in a couple of short weeks? That's right. Mother's Day. Arguably the most important day of the year...or not, but it's still the perfect time to show your mom or mom-figure some appreciation and love! 

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I'm really excited to be offering Mother's Day flowers again this year, to help you show your mom how special she is.

Here's what we're offering:

$25 Standard Bouquet, each a mix of fresh, springy colours!
$75 Premium Bouquet, each a mix of fresh, springy colours!

Where can you find our flowers?

FRIDAY, MAY 12: Pick-up of pre-ordered bouquets available from our North Kildonan studio, between 12-7 pm.
SATURDAY,  MAY 13: Jenna Rae Cakes Pop Up! You can pre-order through Jenna Rae Cakes OR pick up a pre-made bouquet will quantities last! 12-5 pm
SATURDAY, MAY 13: Fools & Horses Pop Up! Swing by for a pre-made bouquet, pick up a pre-ordered bouquet, or try out our fun Build-Your-Own-Bouquet bar! 11am - sell-out.

 

ALL MOTHER'S DAY ORDERS NEED TO BE PRE-PAID AND PLACED BY FRIDAY, MAY 5.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS EACH BOUQUET WILL BE MADE FRESH, THEY MAY NOT BE EXACTLY AS PICTURED. 

Jenna Rae Cakes: 580 Academy Road, Winnipeg
Fools & Horses: 379 Broadway, Winnipeg

Beach Engagement Session with Full Floral Crown

Not every girl can pull off a big, full flower crown. Jessica certainly can! I made this lush crown for her for her beach engagement session with Andrei, and it was sort of a trial run for her wedding day, to make sure that she liked the way the flower crown looked and felt on her.

A large flower crown like this can be challenging - I'm always worried that it's going to cast a shadow on the bride's face, and take all the attention in a photo. I want to see a bride's face in her photos! But, these images from Kampphotography of Jessica and Andrei were just beautiful!

By the way, I just love engagement or wedding photos at the beach! For Jessica and Andrei it was the perfect spot, as they love to spend time at the lake. But no matter where you vacation, beaches are a beautiful backdrop for photos. The calming colour palette of watery blues, stone greys, and sand, the endless shoreline...it's photo gold!

More from their wedding day coming soon :) 

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