A tight timeline can sometimes be exhilarating for us, and this was one of those times. This wedding was pulled together in two weeks (with the busiest floral day of the year, Mother’s Day, the day after the wedding!), but we couldn’t resist this charming bride and her vision. The designs were natural and whimsical–the tables adorned with candles, pewter tea caddies filled with beautiful ferns, and crystal compote dishes overflowing with lily of the valley (one of our favourite looks).

430_079 430_176The flowers were shades of pink–from the palest blush for the six flower girl bouquets (above) to the saturated deep pinks of the bride’s bouquet (below).

430_395430_268The bride, who, may we say, was STUNning, said the flowers were the most beautiful she had ever seen—nothing makes us happier than hearing that! Our best wishes to Tanya and Ian.

Photography: Helene Cyr
Catering: Truffles Catering
Makeup: Mel Baird
Hair: Conscious Hair by Elena Roberts
Event coordination: Christine Smart of Smart Events

 

 

Erin is an artist. Can you tell? I mean just look at all these details, they are everywhere. It was easy to follow her lead on this wedding, I was thrilled when I saw her colour palette, deep, rich, black reds. Minty sage green. Creamy whites. What a treat to be able to work on this wedding with all the options at this time of year. Succulents took the centre stage, and we highlighted them with beautiful peonies, roses, lily of the valley to name a few.

 

 

 

The black parrot tulips made the whole look even more sophisticated, and they weren’t even on the original plan, we just happened to get them at the last minute. I have been coveting them for years and never was able to get my hands on them, so this was a real treat!

The tables were designed to include a combination of full arrangements, little silver pots filled with a gorgeous selection of succulents, and some etched glass bottles with white and soft grey blooms and foliage. The perfect compliment to all the details the Erin arranged.

 

 

 

 

 

Erin was simply beautiful, in her gorgeous lace dress, she was a so incredibly beautiful and this whole wedding was an amazing way to start the wedding season off with a bang. Thank you Sean and Erin for trusting me with your vision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes we get to be a part of something really magical. It’s magical because everywhere you turn every element blends seamlessly into the next and what is left is something so breathtakingly beautiful, there are no words. Now, it always adds to the ease of it all when you get to start with a gorgeous venue, Starling Lane Winery has no shortage of charm and character. We have been lucky enough to be able to work there a number of times this year and my goodness this venue never fails when it comes to scenic beauty abound!

The palette was a perfect combination of muted blush pinks, whites and soft silvery greys. The bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids were a filled with all of those shades and they were a brilliant compliment to the monogram created for the wedding of grey and pink.

The ceremony took place under a tree beside the heritage water tower and we marked the spot with 4 large arrangements, 2 in shades of pinks and 2 in shades of white all of them in weathered grey urn style planters.

The bride has impeccable taste and it was evident at every turn, her touches made our job easy as the starting point was already spectacular. This wedding took “shabby chic” to another level. The undeniable “piece de resistance” was the stunning bar for the cocktail tent, that was lovingly made by the groom’s father. Stunning, absolutely stunning.

 

Dinner was served under a beautiful lined and draped tent in the back hayfield next to the grape vines. Black & White Party Rentals provided the beautiful tent for both the dinner and the cocktail area. You just can’t deny the beauty of perfectly draped tent. It was the perfect venue for a fantastic meal catered by Truffles Catering. They always make an event memorable and this was no exception, no detail was overlooked.  The centrepieces were arranged in rustic white washed boxes custom made by Modern Bodger, and were flanked by small posies of muted roses in mercury glass vases, all was awash in the soft glow of candle light.

 

The entire wedding from start, almost 2 years ago till finish was guided under the watchful and impeacable eye and attention to detail by Christine of Smart Events, and the pictures speak for themselves. This wedding is one for the record books. Simply put stunning! Congratulations B & S, it was an honour!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe it is because the following weddings palette brings together the best of nature’s colours. Blue like the sky and the ocean, green like the trees and the grass and white like the clouds, whatever the reason this palette re-kindles my love for the spectacular hydrangeas. Frankie and Ryan’s wedding has done just that. What a beautiful day it was, not only was the weather perfect but the hydrangeas were in a word exquisite!

We used them everywhere from the bouquets and hair flowers, to the large arrangements for the church and the centrepieces. The bouquets were a beautiful combination classic whites and greens with Frankie’s bouquet incorporating more beautiful blues and purples

 

 

This couple was a breeze to work with, I loved Frankie’s style and quick descsion making, it made this wedding a pleasure to work on.

We used masses of blue, white and green hydrangeas along with hints of vibrant purple agapanthus, and veronica in two large arrangements that flanked the altar in the church. The ceremony was held in the lovely and quaint heritage church, Holy Trinity in North Saanich. This church sits right on the water overlooking the beautiful Patricia Bay.

Watching the bridal party and all of their family and friends gather in the yard of this lovely little church, was a picture right out of the english country side.

The reception got under way under the marquee out at the beautiful Sea Cider, guests were treated to a fantastic spread from Truffles Catering and all was documented by the brilliant photography of Helene Cyr. 

 

Congratulations Frankie & Ryan, it was a fantastic expirience putting this wedding together with you, from start to finish!