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How sweet, right? Kelsey and Colin are such a lovely couple, and they tied the knot on a stunning July day on the Saanich Peninsula. They embraced the incredible scenery we are so lucky to have on Vancouver Island and chose two very romantic and rustic locations: their ceremony was held at the beautiful Starling Lane Vineyard and their reception was at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse. Our job was incredibly fun—to work with the most beautiful backdrops imaginable and ensure they dripped with shades of blush, peach, creams and pops of coral.

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The unreal OBrien family performed and set the mood. Check them out in person sometime if you haven’t seen them perform yet; you won’t be disappointed: https://www.facebook.com/theobrienfamily.

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View More: http://ameris.pass.us/kelsey-colin-marriedKelsey, who was a dream to work with, had her hair styled by Conscious Hair, and makeup artistry was by Mel Baird. And she stunned in the beautiful Truvelle dress from The White Peony Bridal Boutique.

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Kelsey and Colin’s big day was planned and executed by the couple in collaboration with our friends at French Kiss Events. The details were extraordinary—every guest even had a personalized menu and tags on napkins—and the all paper goods and branding by Tuktu Paper Co. Specialty furniture was provided from Bash Specialty.

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These party animals didn’t stop until the last possible minute. It was like a high school reunion for many of the guests and they danced (thanks to DJ Ron Larson) and partied until we turned the lights on.View More: http://ameris.pass.us/kelsey-colin-married

 XO, Kelsey and Colin. Thank you for trusting us with your special day. We had a blast.


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Mina + Hal, Hal + Mina… They are in complete and utter love and just the sweetest people. After having a traditional Japanese wedding in Japan over Christmas, Mina and Hall had their Canadian celebration April 4 at Sea Cider Winery. This spring wedding was the perfect way to kick the 2015 wedding season off for me–a lovely couple and an abundance of flowers.

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For the flowers, the bride requested the feminine colour palette of blush, peach, apricot, champagnes and white. We brought in all the best flowers of spring, because it was one of the best weekends of the year to be selecting flowers–we had everything we could possible want to choose from. I had picked up some amazing tulips, anenomies and ranunculus from Earth Candy Farm on Saltspring. We used some bridal veil spirea (the dainty white flowers on the long branches). And the beauty of working closely with my wholesaler is that when Mt. Newton Floral brought in buckets of white lilac, I saw how perfect they were for this wedding, scooped it up and we used it everywhere.Mina+Hal-Web-173Mina+Hal-Web-131Mina+Hal-Web-135

 

The one-and-only Melanie Baird did the bride’s gorgeous makeup, and the incredible Elena of Conscious Hair did the beautiful up ‘do. The stunning dress and veil are from Blush Bridal Boutique.

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The day was captured by the talented Victoria photographer Blythe Leslie.

All our love, Mina and Hal. May you have a life together with many more days as joyous as this one.

Talk about a blissful wedding full of love. In a gorgeous setting at Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse, Faraley and Ange got hitched, and recited the best vows we’ve ever heard. Love, love, love… These beauties were surrounded by family, friends and delicate-but-lively flowers (including the most gorgeous Icelandic poppies) in a gorgeous palette. The Best Men captured the day so so so beautifully–here is a peek.

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Ange and I just wanted to thank you and your team for being AWESOME.  The flowers were amazing and all I heard all night was how gorgeous this wedding was and it was truly because of you. It was everything we could have hoped for, so THANK YOU! !

I hope any leftover flowers went to hospice and PLEASE let me know if the love ball is beyond repair and we will buy you a new one (I saw my bro with it and knew it was the end…).

A MILLION THANK YOUS!!!!

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I loved that Derek and Sarah chose to get married in the spring. It is, to me, one of the best times “florally” to get married because there are an abundance of quintessential wedding flowers in bloom: peonies, tulips, lily of the valley [*sigh*] …just gorgeous.

SD936The floral designs were organic, loose, romantic—the best of spring.

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SD1156SD1182 SD1253SD1300Congratulations to this sweet couple. Thank you for inviting us into your day—the pleasure was all ours.

Thank you to the amazing Ryan Mcdonald for the beautiful photography. The wedding took place at one of our favourite venues: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse.