A Mediterranean Inspired Love Story: Styled Shoot

I've been taking a bit of a break from styled shoots for the last little while, but when Sheila from Inspired Elegance Events and Casey Nolin Photography reached out with this fun colour palette and giving me total flexibility on the flowers earlier this spring, I could not say no!

I feel like I'm always talking about how much I love colour and this was no exception. Sheila told me that she wanted orange so I chose to expand that into an analogous palette of oranges, corals, and peaches. Fun, right? And it looked great with the slight additions of blue on the table. 

Even better: Our cute couple got engaged a few weeks later!

~ AS FEATURED ON THE PERFECT PALETTE ~

Photos: Casy Nolin Photography ~ Planner: Inspired Elegance Events ~ Florals: Stone House Creative ~ Tabletop Rentals: C&T Rentals ~ Table Runner: Simply Perfect Decor ~ Chair Rentals: Floral Fixx ~ Venue: Trappist Monastery ~ Invitations: Keeks Paper Co ~ Bridal Gown: Chic Nostalgia from Bliss Bridal Boutique ~ Makeup: Made Beauty Company ~ Hair Piece: Luna and Stone ~ Jewellery: Vandenberg's Fine Jewellery

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My floral order made everyone else at my wholesaler jealous that week :) I'm jealous just looking back at it!
Bridal bouquet ingredients: garden roses, ranunculus, poppies, godetia and THE MOST incredible tulips!

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I wanted to keep the ceremony space simple. The ruins at the Trappist Monastery are really something, and all of those old stone foundations create such an incredible ambiance. My goal here was to bring life back into the space, and what better way to do it than create a vine-like, overgrown-inspired focal piece.

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Sheila had a fairly specific vision to create this Mediterranean look. Rustic bread, olives, and olive oil at each place setting make for an inviting tablescape, and the Trappist Monastery ruins were a natural choice for the setting as here in Winnipeg there aren't many spaces with an abandoned villa feel. She pulled it all together from there!

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Looking for a wedding florist in Winnipeg?

Getting married in Manitoba? 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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Romantic Winter Wedding at Whitetail Meadow

So now that spring is on the horizon, shouldn't I finally post this winter wedding inspiration at Whitetail Meadow? ha!

I LOVE being a part of venue open houses - it gives me a chance to get creative and envision the space differently than it's been used for weddings so far. If you follow my work, you'll know that one thing that's really important to me in my designs is creating something that's different than what your friends have had for their weddings. However, when you're working at a brand new space, you're not hampered by anything! Such was the case for the open house I recently got to design for at Whitetail Meadow, a brand new venue open just outside of Niverville.

Esther Funk Photography ~ Amanda Douglas Events ~ Planned Perfectly ~ C & T Rentals ~ Jennifer Bianca Calligraphy ~ Bliss Bridal Boutique ~ Hairology ~ Ashley Tiopo Artistry

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If you are in search of a location for your wedding, make sure you put Whitetail Meadow on your list. The structure is a refurbished barn, so it can accommodate weddings at any time of year. They did a beautiful job on the renovation, with hardwood floors, a stone fireplace, and a loft space. Ceremonies can be held on the adjoining veranda, in the meadow out back, or near a small creek, so you can really have whatever kind of setting you'd like! I'd love to do a winter wedding  here with the ceremony taking place on the staircase landing, and just covering the staircase with greenery and flowers. I can dream!

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For the open house, we designed a romantic winter wedding setting, featuring a palette of pastel pink, purple, and copper hues. 

We borrowed this invitation suite from Jennifer Bianca Calligraphy. It was actually designed for a different couple's real wedding, but it worked so flawlessly with this design as well! I love the difference that a little colour makes. Those soft pink envelopes are just perfect.

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Tedi and Evan are a real-life couple, and they actually work in the wedding industry, too! They own The Picture & The Poet, a dual studio offering both photo and video. They're so much fun, so if you're looking for some goofy, hilarious people to spend your wedding day with, check out their work. Also, Tedi has THE DAINTIEST HANDS AND WRISTS I HAVE EVER SEEN. I feel like she needs to be hand-modelling professionally. 

Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: I wanted to keep this one really simple, so that's what I did. Lavender roses, lavender spray roses, soft pink roses, and Queen Anne's Lace mixed with a few types of greenery. Easy peasy pie. 

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If your venue has a focal point, such as this fireplace at Whitetail, then I HIGHLY recommend using it, and using it well. Allow it to truly be the spotlight that it was designed to be. Here, we've imagined a ceremony taking place in front of it, and then the head table placed in front of it during the reception. It's a great design, because the mantle is high enough for me to design statement-making florals on the mantle. 

Below are my initial sketches (super amazing, I know. My next career will be in art fo sho).

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We kept the guest tables in keeping with the rest of the overall design. While Whitetail has these beautiful wood tables, we decided to add this textured copper linen to create a more elegant base. It paired really nicely with the venue's mahogany chivari chairs as well as the gold flatware we got from C&T Rentals. All of the place setting details are from them!

One large floral centrepiece was set in the middle of the table, and we clustered candles and stem vases on either end of the tables. Something to note when you're using rectangular tables is to keep in mind the width of the tables - I went a little overboard with the size of the arrangement and would have preferred it to be a little more streamlined. 

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Seriously. Look at how delicate those beautiful little hands are. And that's Tedi's own engagement ring, which they found through Heidi Gibson in LA. 

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Looking for a wedding florist in Winnipeg?

Getting married in Manitoba? 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! 

Prairie Dusk Inspiration Shoot

I love being able to be a part of the Cielo's Garden Open Houses. Last year, I worked with Amanda Douglas Events on a fresh, simple reception design with a light blue, yellow, and terracotta palette. This year, I selected a dusky purple and dried wheat palette reminiscent of a late summer haze.

I'd been sitting on this idea of using dried materials for a few months, and on a walk early this spring, the idea hatched. I foraged plenty of dried grasses and used that wheat colour as the focal point, working in some mauves for a little dusky femininity. I wanted to keep the design on the minimal side, allowing our simple prairiescapes to inspire. 

I'm very excited that this shoot is featured today on my favourite local wedding blog, Host Winnipeg!

Photo: Victoria Anne Photography ~ Floral and Event Design: Stone House Creative ~ Planning: Amanda Douglas Events ~ Venue: Cielo's Garden ~ Dress: Bliss Bridal Boutique (Pronovias Atelier, "Niebla") ~ Hair: Bob & Page Salon ~ Makeup: 2 Chicks and a Bag of Makeup ~ Tabletop Rentals: Stone House Creative and C & T Event Rentals ~ Stationery: Jennifer Bianca Calligraphy ~ Linen Rentals: Planned Perfectly ~ Video: JAG Video Productions

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Bridal bouquet ingredients: roses, fritillaria, lilac, astrantia, spray roses, sunflowers (with their petals picked off - adding great texture!), and greenery.

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I LOVED the stationery suite that Jennifer Bianca Calligraphy designed. She incorporated sketches of dried prairie grass and wheat, along with an overall minimal design. It was a gorgeous combination of calligraphy, minimal type, and colour.

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I wanted to go simple in the ceremony space, hanging a single branch with individual bouquets of dried foliages and grasses. I loved how it came together! Just a light, simple backdrop for the exchange of vows.

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I also wanted to keep things a bit more minimal at the reception. The long wooden tables are so beautiful! I used sleek stem vases, gold-rimmed votive holders and glasses, marble coasters, and simple stems of dried grasses and plum astrantia.

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Many of my couples have been choosing to do something different with their floor plans, so I wanted to show a sweetheart table as an option for the open house guests. I wanted to create a light, airy installation above the newlyweds, so I created this exclusively out of dried grasses. The soft oatmeal tone of the linen went perfectly, and I added a bit of a larger floral centrepiece to offset the bridal bouquet.

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For a little glimpse at how your wedding day comes together, check out the little video below!

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Autumnal Magic

Earlier this fall, my friend Kat Willson (and amazing photographer!) asked if I would collaborate with her on a last minute, moody photo shoot. I loved how it all came together: there was a bit of rain in the sky, the perfect amount of yellow leaves were peaking through the trees, Natalie's hair and makeup was perfect and easy, and we found a gorgeous spot in the middle of Bird's Hill Park. We even saw a little family of deer when we pulled up!

Vendors: 
Kat Willson Photography ~ Jessica Kmiec Makeup ~ American Apparel ~ H&M ~ Brit Robson Hair ~ The Find Lab

As featured on Wedding Sparrow. This bridal bouquet was also chosen by Elle Decor as one of their 30 Best Wedding Bouquets!

Bridal Bouquet Ingredients: Dahlias, ranunculus, snowberry, pieris, celosia, amaranthus, and foraged foliage.

White and Copper Winter Wedding Flower Inspiration

Oookayyy. You know I love colour. A jewel or berry-toned wedding palette gives me heart palpitations. But this white and copper palette? It's amazing for a neutral-loving bride, totally luxurious, and perfect for a winter wedding.

As featured on Host Winnipeg.

Creative Direction & Styling: Host Winnipeg | Photos: Janine Kropla | Venue, Tabletop Items and Furniture: Hut K

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Floral Ingredients: Peonies, amaryllis, tulips, ginestra, magnolia leaves, copper beach, and israeli ruscus, and navy privet berries. I LOVED using this amaryllis - it's a winter flower, and creates an obvious focal point any time it's used thanks to the large, star-shaped blooms. Aren't they gorgeous?

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