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Totally smitten I am, smitten with two of the best people I have ever worked with. Bryn & Jeff, you had me at hello and I am still amaze we pulled it off given that all we did at our first meeting was laugh. Bryn is all heart and Jeff is all humour two of my top qualities, so this day was an expression of love and laughs from start to finish. It helped that me and everyone that is part of the Verbena team fell in fast love with these two and their families and friends as it made the preparations and creating all the more easy.
The palette was filled with greens, whites and touches of raspberry. Easy to do at this time of year, as the flowers are all in their prime right before the frosts of early fall start to turn them. The bouquets for Bryn and her lovely bridesmaid were a perfect combination of just that using some gorgeous rich red garden roses from the gardens of Starling Lane.
Bryn is a natural beauty, she shines and glows from within, and their is an absolute breathtaking quality to her that encompasses the essence of simplicity. So with that being the starting point, we filled the floral elements with an abundance of simple and lush blooms like hydrangeas, roses, pods, berries ferns and mosses. Gorgeous magnolia foliage with it’s rich hues of green and suede like brown were the base of all the arrangements.
Bryn made an entrance in her Dad’s red pick-up, one of the better ways to get to wedding I would say. A perfect glowing bride emerged from the truck with her beautiful friend Lisa and a beaming Trevor, ready to walk down the aisle. Such sweetness and love in these moments right before the ceremony. Bryn you couldn’t have been more beautiful!
Guests were treated to another feast from the amazing Dan & Micayla of the London Chef, they mingled in the beautiful garden’s of the Starling Lane Winery for cocktails prior the fabulous dinner reception at The Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa.
The reception was decorated with more of the same rustic beauty as the ceremony. We created large “trees” of oak leaves to surround the space, it was a gorgeous way to mark the space. The tables were laid with gorgeous linens centrepieces created in beautiful cedar boxes made by Bryn’s Dad. Candles were everywhere and they were the perfect compliment to the gorgeous space and the setting sun over Brentwood Bay.
The wedding was beautifully “branded” and coordinated by the talented Roxanne Cave from Celebrate Whistler Events. It was great to be able to collaborate with her and her team. Her touches made everything come together seamlessly.
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. French, thank you from the bottom of my heart for asking me and crew to be a small part of your fantastic day.
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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!
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Sometimes when I sit down to write a blog post I have a list of different vendors to include in the post with a link to their respective websites, however no need for that this time as the bride Andrea doesn’t have one. Andrea and her Pinterest boards were the driving force behind the million beautiful details for this wedding. What a FANTASTIC wedding to be a part of for the team at Verbena. This was glorious, from the ombre carnation curtain we created to the magnificent bridal bouquet. The day was awash in gorgeous shades of coral, peach, tangerine and pewter. All was pulled together with little sprinkles of gold.
The ceremony took place in the magical gardens of Starling Lane Winery. We hung the curtain under the tree that the bridal party stood under. We then placed little posies of flowers everywhere.
The squeal worthy details and beauty continued on in the dining room of the Fireside Grill, we covered it from top to bottom with shades of the wedding, using roses, roses and more roses along with fragarent stock and honeysuckle vine.
Here is the best part for me….Emmy and Aaron of E/A Photography were the photographers on this wedding. No one I know loves and shoots details more beautifully than these two. To say that I am excited to see what they saw is an understatement. So much so, look carefully at the image below and see who is there….
Andrea and Tim this was beyond my expectations! Thank you from the bottom of my creative heart for asking Verbena to be a part of this beautiful day.
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Lovely, sweet, smart, funny, sensitive, kind, endearing, thoughtful, easy going…some of the ways I use to describe this couple. Megan and Devin came to see me back in May and they “had me at yellow, white and grey” So many reasons to fall in love with these two, not the least of which was their choice of colour palette.
Megan asked that the bouquets for her girls be representative of their personalities, above was for her friend who was “80′s crossed with a bit of punk rock” and below for her other bridesmaid who is “romantic, soft and all pearls”
The bouts for the Devin and his groomsmen, were so much fun!
Sea Cider was the venue once again, we used a beautiful and rustic combination of yellows, whites and gorgeous little grey green succulents everywhere! One of the inspirations for the palette was Megan’s love of craspedia, those little yellow balls. They had a staring role in vintage bottles.
Last but certainly not least was THE most FANTASTIC guest book idea I have ever seen. Devin was the creative force behind this and how much fun! A clothes line of course! With little paper t-shirts and pants to write the wishes on. Genius I say, pure genius!
Thank you Megan and Devin for asking us to be a part of your day. It was with great pleasure and an absolute honour that we came together with you and your families today. Can’t wait to see the pictures from Lara Eichorn, they are going to be fantastic!