A Love of Purple and Orange

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Ryen tied the knot on a beautiful sunny day in June at the hotel Mont-Gabriel in St. Adele. Her colour scheme was orange and purple with the bridesmaids bouquets and centerpieces to be made up solely of orange gerberas, and the bridal bouquet and maid of honor bouquet to combine her color scheme to bring it all together.When designing centerpieces and bouquets, the element which is most important to me is texture. The smoothness of the hot chocolate calla’s and the whimsy of the agapanthus play in perfect harmony the romantic layered nature of the circus roses and the hydrangea. So even though a traditional bridal bouquet is round and tight, by combining the right elements, your eye can’t help but pick up on all the dimension and beauty that the flowers have to offer.

Another way to add special interest to a bridal bouquet is through the handle. Brides can chose to add sentimental pieces like family heirlooms, or just go crazy with any fabric they love that they wanted to use in their big day but were not sure how. Ryen chose to use leftover fabric from her wedding gown, along with the material from her bridesmaids gowns, braided together and joined by pearl accents. IMG_0250But everyone knows that nothing, is ever more beautiful then the Bride on her Wedding day.

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Cynthia and Kosta

Cynthia and Kosta were a wonderful couple to work with. They were married on a beautiful day in May, and held their reception at the Vieux Port Steakhouse in Old Montreal. With Large Windows framed in black, and exposed brick walls, the Bride and Groom wanted a rustic yet classical look. Keeping the colours in a pure white with accents of greens, and using mason jars instead of a classic glass vase, the flowers warmed up the room instantly when placed on the tables.

I have also included a few photos of Kosta’s special request for his Bride to be. Kosta phoned me and asked if i could create an arrangement for the Bridal Suite so that Cynthia would have  something wonderful in her room while getting ready. Colourful is all he requested, and here is what i came up with…

Nadia and Mike

With the leaves just beginning to change colour, and a cool breeze in the air October had finally arrived, and so had Nadia’s and Mike’s big day. Being personal friends the pressure was on to make the flowers everything they dreamed of and more! Being such an easy going bride Nadia instilled a lot of confidence in me, beautiful and purple was what she wanted and that is exactly what she would get. Working fiendishly t’ill the wee hours in the morning, managed to get maybe an hour or two of sleep, loaded up the car with the bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and countless number of centrepieces and headed off to the south shore. The look on Nadia’s face when she saw her bouquet is something that i will remember forever, she was so beautiful and so happy….. Thank you Nadia for allowing me to make your bouquet, those flowers were truly meant for you….