Event Florist Victoria BC , Events in Victoria , Floral Design Victoria BC , Garden Wedding Victoria BC , Mel Baird Make Up , Passion for Cakes , photographers Victoria BC , Sarah Murray Photography , Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse , Seaside Wedding , Summer Wedding , Vancouver Island Cider House , Victoria BC , Victoria Vintage Rentals , Vintage Florals and Decor , Wedding Floral Design , Wedding Floral Design Victoria BC , Wedding Flowers Victoria BC , Weddings , Weddings Vancouver Island , Weddings Victoria BC
If I had to be working on my birthday, then there could not be a better couple too work for then Kim and Matt, owners of Still Life Boutique. What a beautiful crowd of beautiful people in a beautiful spot surrounded by beautiful flowers and beautiful vintage details, and beautiful wooden accents created by Matt himself.
Hand carved walnut table numbers surrounded by more vintage loveliness. The fantastic vintage finery was rented from the lovely Josephine at Victoria Vintage Rentals. There is a treasure trove of vintage goodness there and we are so lucky to have her here on the Island.
Beautiful and bountiful peonies and hydrangeas spill out of an old suitcase…
Sweet, sentimental details everywhere and the masterpiece, piece de resistance, the INCREDIBLE cake from the amazingly talented Corrina Ludwig of Passion for Cakes.
And to finish this post some beautiful shots of the bouquets, that were filled with all manner of soft, romantic and fluffy blooms. Peonies, garden roses, sweet peas, and lisianthus. Heaven!
Still Life and Still Love…..
Event Florist Victoria BC , Floral Design Victoria BC , Seaside Wedding , Tofino Weddings , Uncategorized , Wedding Floral Design , Wedding Flowers Victoria BC , Weddings on the water , Weddings Vancouver Island , Weddings Victoria BC
We have to dedicate two posts to this particular couple because the story just can’t fit into one! In our business we get to see many couples and we think Anais and Andrew are the perfect couple for a number of reasons. She does all the talking and he mostly smiles and looks at her lovingly. She is hilarious and he laughs at her and appreciates her. She loves him and his quiet ways. The only time he reigned her in during the entire planning process was to say no to the silver votive candles we proposed and so we all agreed, that because he was so undemanding, we would grant him this one wish.
We have known Anais for about 4 years, she used to work part time for us and so we knew she would appreciate us bringing our humour with us to our very first official consultation for her wedding. We dressed up in wedding gowns and made her wear a veil. That pretty much set the tone for the rest of the planning stages.
Anais and Andrew decided to get married on their favorite beach and have their reception at her uncle’s stunning condo in Tofino on Vancouver Island. While all that was a great idea, the logistics for us were mind boggling, to say the least. We had to figure out how to safely deliver hundreds of stems of white phaeleonopsis orchids, a few hundred roses, hydrangeas and more not only to Tofino, but also how we were going to traipse the orchids and vases down to the beach. Our first order of business and one of our better decisions was to rent a cargo van to drive and house all the flowers and supplies. I’m not sure about the pink bow, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.
OK, I can’t believe I just posted that picture of myself. Taking one for the team.
We spent the rest of Friday afternoon settling in to our VERY luxurious accommodations at Anais’s uncles condo development. His name is Walker McKinley of McKinley Dang Burkart and he is the very charming and very talented architect of The Shores. Friday night was spent wiring orchids, making bouquets, centrepieces, bouts and getting ready for the ceremony on Saturday.
This is the deck before we worked our magic. Stay tuned for the transformation. I know, it is fabulous like it is now but wait until you see it!
This beautiful wedding of a beautiful couple took place over labour day weekend. This wedding was one we had looked forward to all year, because everytime autumn rolls around we are both reminded at how much we love this time of year with all it’s faboulous colours and textures. The entire wedding was a warm and wonderful affair filled with family and friends. We set up our little work station in the bride’s parent’s garage and spent the day before building the arrangements on site. We relished in the opportunity to witness the couple and their family and friends working towards creating this day. Our flower choices were easy, with sunflowers being the star attraction. We created table centrepices using small arrangements designed in mason jars and filled them with combinations of dahlias, calla lily’s, solidago an buplereum. The 2 large arrangements that flanked the pergola (a gift from the grooms parents) where the ceremony took place were filled with limelight hydrangea’s, sunflowers, fiber optic grass, and dahlia’s. The brides grandmother had a collection of old Roger’s sugar buckets that we filled with the same mix of flowers. The bridal bouquet was a perfect mix of burnt oranges, yellows, and greens using a mix of calla’s, roses, dahlia’s, freesia, hypericum, and buplereum, all wrapped up in a satin green ribbon. We just adored this couple and are thrilled they asked us to be a part of their day and to stay for the ceremony. This post is a record of the creation and set up photographed by our good friend, Jenna. For a view of the finished product and pictures of the couple check out Karen McNeil and her blog post.