Recently some great friends of mine got together at The White Peony Bridal Boutique, a gorgeous new bridal dress boutique in Victoria BC, to shoot this lovely editorial on flowers as accessories.  We got together with some of the best wedding hair and make up stylists here in Victoria. The incredibly talented Mel Baird of Melanie Baird Make Up and Elena Roberts of Conscious Hair by Elena led the charge in hair and make up while the sweet girls Christine and Jessica of Mille Fiori Spa took care of manicures and pedicures. The brilliant eyes of Jenna & Tristan | Photographers spent the day shooting all the gorgeous models in their beautiful gowns adorned with a selection of flowers as various forms of accessories.

Each model was dressed in gorgeous dresses and accessories from The White Peony. Verbena styled each model and setting, the result was an afternoon of beautiful brides one after the other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An excersise in soft, lovely and romantic. This wedding was bathed in it from top to bottom. Jamie and Dan were married today on a mountain top and it was spectacular. A perfect sunny west coast summer day. The rugged Westin Bear Mountain was the venue and it was perfect. We filled the ballroom with mounds of gorgeous white hydrangeas and tons of beautiful garden roses in all shades of pale pink, cream and hints of peach.

We used tall and short glass cubes with a beautiful satin ribbon detail tied with a diamond buckle. They were placed on rough, live edged cedar platters, that the grooms father had made.

 

Outside the ballroom we scattered little vases wrapped in rustic twine, filled with more beautiful garden roses.

The head table was flanked with STUNNING arrangements filled with more gorgeous blooms of hydrangeas, roses and beautiful white lilies.

Jamie’s bouquet was gorgeous combination of roses, stocks and lisianthus. I even had the chance to sneak a few beautiful soft peach blooms from my own garden into it. It was the perfect bouquet for Jamie. In her words “if I was a bouquet, this is what I would be” Couldn’t have said it better myself!

Congratulations Jamie & Dan, you were a pleasure to work with and a gorgeous couple!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week we had the distinct pleasure of travelling up island to Genoa Bay to create the flowers for a wedding at the SPECTACULAR Bird’s Eye Cove Farm. I couldn’t resist asking one of my favourite photographers to come along with us to document from start to finish. Emmy of E/A Photography, the following images are a little behind the scenes peek into a travelling floral designer…..

The transformation begins, the tables are set with a “scape” of potted herbs, large mounds of fluffy white hydranges, soft lisianthus with a nest of herbs like sage, mint, and rosemary. Candles are everywhere and menus and napkins tied with a blue ribbon and placed at every place.

The bouquets are finished and delivered, smiles and tears are shared…

Large arrangements are built in the ceremony site which sits beside a rolling pasture where Zach lives with all his family. If we could have fit him in our van and brought him home we would have. Just one of the many reason this place captured our hearts.

And the team that keeps me laughing till it hurts, smiling my face in half, and constantly amazing me with the fountain of generosity, love and talent. I am the luckiest girl in the world, because I get to do what I love surrounded by some of the best human beings ever.

 

 

 

 

 

The roses were shaped like hearts. And so it was, our inspiration point for this gorgeous spring wedding. Red was the colour of the day, so no need venture far from one of the most spectacular red flowers I know of. The Red Charm Peony a stunning flower and the perfect compliment to our overall palette and those gorgeous heart shaped roses.

The day starts dropping the bouquets off to Hilary and her bridesmaids, who were being masterfully made up with the help of the uber talented Mel Baird and Jen Clarke. God those girls are good at what they do!

Then it was off the incredible Hatley Castle to add some fleurish to the quarter deck ballroom. This place really is one of the most beautiful venues on Vancouver Island. Teaming up with Truffles Catering, we set up the ballroom and result was perfect!

Endless details…..