Now Booking 2020 Weddings

Getting married in 2020? Now’s the time to check flowers off your list!

I’m back from having taken off the last few months with my newborn babe and am really excited to be starting to dig back into flowers and meetings and making things happen for all of you awesome couples. So, if you’re getting married in 2020 - I'm now booking weddings for the 2020 season!

Winnipeg Florist - Stone House Creative

If you were on my waitlist, you’ve likely been contacted already but I may have inadvertently missed someone. If I haven’t contacted you, feel free to reach out again.

I know it seems crazy to be booking your wedding flowers so far out, but we tend to have long engagements here in Winnipeg with couples that like to plan their weddings far in advance. But don’t worry - I don’t expect you to have the answers to every single question that I’m going to ask. In fact, I think that one of the best things you can do is leave your mind open for a while and not feel pressured to make every single decision right off the hop. My favourite weddings to design tend to be the ones that come together more organically, after having had time to really think on what you love and not just what happens to be popular on Pinterest at the time when you start planning!

If you're looking for a floral designer for your wedding in Winnipeg or the surrounding area, here’s what I do:

-Full floral design AND full event design, for a limited number of clients each year.
-Weddings in Winnipeg and area, including Steinbach, Stonewall, East St Paul, Oakbank, Selkirk, along with Kenora (and area), Clearlake, and Gimli! 
-I love working with couples who value creativity, great style, and want to work with professionals who will take excellent care of them. I love to create something unique for each of my couples, placing a high priority on creating a design that will be different from what your friends have had at their weddings. 


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Getting married in Manitoba? 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! 

Click below to check your date and set up your initial meeting!

Mother's Day Flower Class Registration Now Open

I’m super excited to announce my next round of flower classes, for Mother’s Day!

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I always have SO much fun teaching people how to arrange flowers and I think Mother’s Day is the perfect time to do just that. Bring your momma, your mom friends, your own kids, your grandma - whoever you want to treat this Mother’s Day! My goal is to create an engaging, comfortable atmosphere where you’ll have fun learning how to put together a beautiful spring floral arrangement.

WHEN: Saturday, May 11 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

WHERE: Prep Collective
WHAT'S INCLUDED: 
-flowers and vase for you to make an arrangement to take home
-supplies for you to use during the workshop
-instruction from Lauren of Stone House Creative
COST: $100 + tax per seat

It’s going to be such an awesome time. Seats are limited so grab yours today!

The Modern, Garden Style Cascading Bouquet

2018 was definitely the year of cascading bouquets for me! We’ve been seeing a bit of a resurgence of the cascade shape for a little while now, but with a looser, more garden style than the horrendous pointy triangle bouquets of the 80s and 90s. I thought I’d share a little about this style of bouquet in case it’s something that interests you!

1) To get the more organic, garden-inspired shape, these are handtied bouquets. In the past (and some older-school florists still do it this way), cascade bouquets were always designed in a bouquet holder. This is essentially a plastic handle that has a little cup at the end where a chunk of Oasis sits, for the flowers to be inserted into. I try to use Oasis/floral foam as little as humanly possible, as it’s terrible for the environment and is essentially plastic - and a carcinogenic! Yuck! I certainly don’t want you carrying around a bouquet that has the potential to make you sick. I also don’t think that the plastic holders are very comfortable to carry - they’ve always hurt my hands. I’d rather you hold onto the stems!

2) Because I don’t use a bouquet holder, it means that I need to use a LOT of stems to create the bouquet. So, not only is your bouquet going to be a little more expensive, it’s also likely to be pretty heavy. That might get a little annoying on the wedding day, but your biceps are going to look awesome in photos ;) Some florists will wire the flower heads to alleviate some of the weight, but with our super hot summers, I’m always a little worried that those flowers aren’t going to make it if they have no chance of being popped back into water throughout the day.

3) You’ll have to carry your bouquet slightly differently than you would with a traditional handtied bouquet. You can tell from some of these pictures that the bride’s hands are angled a little differently - the bouquet is in front of her like normal, but her hands are angled so the bouquet hangs down in front. I cut the stems as short as I can to allow for this to be as easy as possible for the bride, as you’ll want to hug the stems as close to your body as possible. This is really the one benefit of using a bouquet holder, as far as I’m concerned - the holder is designed to make it easy to design the bouquet’s shape, but the negatives outweigh that. So, angled hands you’ll have!

4) I have to be really specific about the flower and greenery types that I use. I like to use a few focal flowers, as I would normally, but then I’m also looking for stems that naturally have a vertical line or a curved line, to help create that cascade shape. And of course, vines and trailing greenery are a must to make the shape!


Looking for a Wedding Floral and Event Designer in Winnipeg?

My 2020 waitlist has already been started, and couples interested in full event and floral design will be contacted first about their dates. I offer a limited number of dates for event design each year, in order to allow me to work closely with each couple. Combining event and floral design is the perfect option for couples who live out of town, or couples who feel they need a little extra help in creating the visual plan for their wedding day. Click this link to learn more!

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

Lake of the Woods Wedding - Wedding Florist in Kenora
Garden Inspired Rose Bridal Bouquet - Blush and Cream Wedding Flowers
Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club Wedding - Kenora Wedding Florists

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!

Garden Inspired Wedding Flowers - Winnipeg Wedding Florists

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.

Lake of the Woods Weddings - High End Wedding Flowers in Kenora
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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!”

Lake Wedding Ideas - Luxury Wedding in Kenora
Weddings at the Lake of the Woods - Stone House Creative
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Garden Inspired Bridal Bouquet - Winnipeg's Best Wedding Florist
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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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Lake of the Woods Yacht Club Wedding - Wedding Venues in Kenora

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. 💕

Garden Inspired Wedding Flowers - Lake of the Woods Wedding by Stone House Creative

Looking for a Wedding Floral and Event Designer in Winnipeg?

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! 

I’ll be opening up appointments for 2020 wedding dates very soon - but be sure to get on the waitlist in the meantime!

Modern Greenery Wedding at Hut K

Kristin and Mike’s wedding was fairly simple as far as the florals go (in fact, I didn’t use a single flower throughout the entire wedding! Just greeneries!) but it was one of my favourites of 2018 nonetheless. Why? Because the clean, modern design perfectly reflected their cool style and in the end, their wedding was just exactly what they wanted: an intimate celebration of marriage with amazing food, good wine, and a phenomenal atmosphere.

Brittany Mahood Photography ~ Hut K ~ Amanda Douglas Events ~ Event Light ~ CHEW ~ Freshair ~ C&T Rentals

Modern Greenery Wedding in Winnipeg - Stone House Creative
Garden Inspired Wedding Flowers - Winnipeg Wedding Florists
Greenery Wedding Bouquet - Wedding Flowers Winnipeg

Like I said, this entire wedding didn’t contain a single flower. Everything I did was using foliages, and while I’m normally a flower devotee, I really loved how Kristin’s vision came together. Her bouquet was composed of olive, seeded eucalyptus, silver dollar eucalyptus, leather leaf fern, and plumosa fern. Her bridesmaids carried smaller versions, which brought a bit of freshness to their gorgeous dress palette of mixed pale pinks, taupes, and berry tones.

Textured Greenery Wedding Bouquet - Winnipeg Wedding Florists
Organic Wedding Flowers in Winnipeg - Stone House Creative
Modern Wedding in Winnipeg - Minimalist Bridal Makeup
Greenery Wedding Ceremony Backdrop - Weddings at Hut K

The ceremony and reception took place in the same space, and Hut K’s gallery isn’t a large space to begin with, so they had the majority of the guests seated at their dining tables, with a few family members up at the front (later, the head table would be placed in that space). We tossed around a few design ideas that I loved, and in the end Kristin chose to stick to her minimalist core, with a simple greenery wall installation to bring a bit of natural wildness into the modern, clean venue.

Modern Greenery Wedding at Hut K - Winnipeg Wedding Florists
Modern Wedding Winnipeg at Hut K - Stone House Creative

I love the way this reception is laid out, don’t you? I didn’t actually put anything on the tables as centrepieces! The couple knew all along that they wanted to have platter after platter of incredible food lining each of the tables, so they made the smart decision to keep them as empty as possible. There’s nothing more challenging at a wedding than trying to find space for platters of food served family-style when you’ve got a garland lining the table or flowers everywhere - and that is coming from a florist 😂All that to say, make decisions that actually make sense based on your wedding plans and what will make the best experience for your guests!

The one thing I did add to the tables was a sprig of locally grown organic rosemary at each place setting. The herb/greenery touch on plates is always popular, and I always suggest that we use a chemical-free sprig. I would hate to leave behind something that could potentially make someone ill - and the same goes for cake flowers!

Modern Greenery Wedding - Hut K Weddings in Winnipeg
Modern Greenery Wedding Designs - Winnipeg Wedding Florists
Wedding Planning in Winnipeg - Winnipeg's Best Wedding Florist

Looking for a Wedding Floral and Event Designer in Winnipeg?

I’m already booking appointments for 2020 wedding consultations! I offer a limited number of dates for event design each year, in order to allow me to work closely with each couple. Combining event and floral design is the perfect option for couples who live out of town, or couples who feel they need a little extra help in creating the visual plan for their wedding day. Click this link to learn more!