I love when I get to meet new couples through good friends. There is almost more of an instant connection, a type of bonding that happens. This was most definitely the case with the bride to be Tanya. She was organized and had a very good sense of what she wanted for her day. She reminded me a lot of myself when I got married, hyper organized, sensible with regards to reality, and nervous knowing that some things are not in your control but always in good spirits.The hydrangea that week happened to be amazing, they were the largest I had seen in a while, and the sweet avalanche roses added had deliciously pink variances running through them that was amazing. It was a great wedding, a great couple and a great experience. All the best to the new Mr. & Mrs.
Here is a picture of my car on the way to delivery, good thing i didn’t have to bring the baby not sure where I would have put him.
and here is a photo of the completed mounted centerpiece at the reception there were 11 total to do:
The following photos are courtesy of the bride herself and were taken by the team over at Marrone video. (www.marronevideo.com)
Over St.Jean Baptiste weekend here in Quebec, my good friend Gwylan tied the knot to her high school sweetheart Michael. Gwylan is a photographer and owner of Gwylan Goddard Photography here in Montreal, so it is not surprising that she had a vision when it came to her big day. The very talented and amazing Chelsea Gray (photographer and owner of blushing bride studio in Montreal ) captured the day in all of its glory. You can see her amazing work by following the link below:
All the hand made details is what made this event truly spectacular. From the ceremony backdrop to the the wedding tent, Gwylan,Mike, family and friends spent a little over a year preparing for the big day. You can read all about the event in the making on Gwylan’s blog:
Now the flowers….the glorious glorious flowers…Eco friendly,nature inspired and to be kept within the colour palette of peach,white, pink, green and the rest was up to me. I had fun working on Gwylan’s wedding. I was trudging through forests in Ontario finding flowers and greens, trimming my own personal garden all to keep it as homegrown as possible. The guest tables were lined with bud vases surrounded by a garland of eucalyptus and lisianthus around each one, boutonnieres filled with detail, and of course, if i do say so myself an absolutely jaw dropping bridal bouquet. It came together perfectly even better than I had imagined it, which is exactly what I wanted for such a good friend.
The following photos were taken by Chelsea Gray of Blushing Bride Studio. Thank you Chelsea for capturing the incredible beauty of the flowers.
In my line of work, more often than not, people often will buy flowers for a special occasion. Whether it be for a wedding, an anniversary or for a holiday such as valentine’s day. Every now and again an order will sneak in that does not fall into one of these categories, and these are what i refer to as the just because bouquet. I love just because bouquets. They sole purpose is often just to cheer someone up, or to let someone know that you are thinking of them. These random acts of kindness really make my day, and I often find myself spoiling family and friends with secret deliveries of bouquets, just because….
Well I hate to admit it but i don’t think that I will ever be able to top my latest creation. He came into our lives a little earlier than expected but he is absolute perfection, and i just don’t know how you can top perfection…I look forward to a life of creative floral design with my son now apart of my life. I think he will help both inspire me and push me to levels in my creativity that i never thought possible. I will want to do better, be more unique and push farther, after all little eyes are watching and I need to set a good example.
If you are celebrating Easter tomorrow here is to hoping that the Easter Bunny will be extra generous with his treats, but for now perhaps a little eye candy to tide you over.
Yes I am a floral designer and yes my logo does have a fox on it. This may seem strange, but there is a lot more to that little fox than meets the eye. It represents love, affection, my childhood and now hopefully my exciting future in my new business adventures. The Fox, also known as Mon Petit Rouge, was a character in a show that my best friend Simon and I used to watch as children. Rouge is now officially what I have been called for as long as I can remember, so it seemed only natural to incorporate it into the name of my company, as well as the logo design. The flower that is represented on the logo is a dahlia which just so happens to be my favorite flower. The wide range of textures, size and colour creates a very deep appreciation for just how wonderful flowers are, well at least I think so.
A special thank you must be given to my very talented friend, Ashley West for all her hard work helping me with the design, without her this would never have been possible. She is an amazing graphic artist and illustrator. Here is a link to some of her work in case some you readers out there are interested.
Today is just wanted to share a few pictures of some of the spring inspired arrangements and bouquets i have been working on lately. Helps remind us that Spring is not far away!