Cannot believe that this happened yesterday! I've always been a huge fan of Green Wedding Shoes. Even before I was ever close to being engaged I spent hours perusing all the dreamy wedding inspiration. So it is such an honour to have my first feature on their site. Thanks again to the amazing team that worked on this shoot. This girl will be floating on a cloud for the next little while :)
p.s still in awe over the beautiful book arch!
Clickhereto see our Vintage Fall Wedding Inspiration Shoot.
Look at these stunning photos I received from White Photographie! They turned out so beautifully! Working on this inspiration shoot was the highlight of my summer. The whole process from start to finish confirmed to me that this is what I really want to do. As a team we decided to take our inspiration from Jayne and Michael's actual wedding, which Jayne would describe as "lacy, dainty, doily, blue, cream, rustic" wedding! Keeping with the blues, creams and lace, we wanted to add a few elements to make this shoot more of a late summer/transition to fall look. For this we used copper vessels, added a pop of peach and some cotton, and then substituted the traditional cake table for caramel apples and other fall themed treats. I also made a book page table runner to coordinate with the GORGEOUS book arch.
Last week Noah and I took a trip to the West coast to visit friends and family. My friend took me to the Los Angeles flower market and I thought I would have a heart attack. The variety and quantity available shocked me. I always feel starstruck when I see flowers in person that I love and have only ever seen online...might have cried a little when I first saw my beloved juliet garden rose.
I knew right away I wanted to create a hand tie bouquet. Since I tend to prefer more wild, natural, and "droopy" styled bouquets my heart was racing with excitement when I saw the amaranthus and japonica that I had tried and failed to get in my order a few weeks previous.
Building off of these more "droopy" elements, I wanted to add in smaller varieties to achieve a wild flower feel to the bouquet. For this I collected purple wax flower, bright pink rununculas, dark purple scabiosa and then toned it down with dark red dahlias and a burgundy foliage I'm dyeing to know the name of.
All this to say, I have the happiest heart when I'm arranging.
One year ago today I got married. I know everyone always says "where did the time go"?, but really, where did it go? I suppose if you really add up the numbers counting my husbands crazy work schedule (which has him on the other side of the country at least half of the time), this would really only be our half year anniversary.
Thinking back to the months before our wedding my favourite part of the planning process was of course, the flowers. I lived for those appointments with our florist to talk flowers and show her all the vases I had been collecting and the book gardens I had been creating. Actually, whenever someone would ask me what part of the wedding I was most excited about, I responded with, "The morning of the wedding, when the flowers arrive". Apparently that was the WRONG thing to say...what I meant to say was marrying Noah AND the flowers arriving. I just couldn't wait to see my bouquet and the floral hair pieces!
Our wedding brings back memories of frolicking in fields with my best friends, Noah's face when I walked down the aisle, crying happiness tears all day, dancing away the night in the barn, aaaand spending the night in the hospital with my new husband (something we will probably never live down).
Here are a few of my favourite photos from the day.
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to create the florals for an inspiration shoot with White Photographie. I fell in love with the whole process starting with the gathering of inspiration, ordering and arranging the blooms, (not sleeping a wink because I kept checking that my flowers were doing okay over night), and then seeing it all come together. And it really did all come together so well! This shoot was a wonderful learning experience for me. Already I can see areas where I could improve, but ultimately I am very pleased with how the florals turned out. Here are a few iphone photos. Cannot wait to post more once White Photographie works their magic on them.
One of my dearest friends had a garden tea party to celebrate her birthday. She made lavender flavoured water, cucumber sandwiches and candied rose petals for the occasion. Busy schedules and different cities make it difficult for us girls to get together, so when we do manage to all be in the same place at the same time my heart does happiness cartwheels!
I jumped at the chance to arrange a few wildflower inspired arrangements and hair pieces for the party. Unfortunately, the peonies weren't loving the heat of the day or their go-train trip out of the city filled with Blue Jay fans. I on the other hand was thrilled to have these beauty blooms to practice with.