Copper Wedding Inspiration

Copper Wedding Inspiration

The following is my first wedding shoot here in Victoria where I personally hand picked all the talented vendors to help bring my vision to life. My inspiration was copper, as we have all seen hundreds of weddings with silver and gold and I was craving something different. Copper will work beautifully for any fall or winter wedding. But let’s not underestimate it for spring, after all this shoot took place in the spring, hence all the beautiful ranunculus!! Enjoy. Photographer –  Kelly Brown Flowers and art direction – Tara McHugh Flora Venue –  Victoria Golf Club Models – Coultish Agency Stationary – Tuktu Paper Co. Cake – Ruth and Dean Bride’s dress – Blush Bridal Boutique Groom’s attire – Hughes Clothing Makeup  – Melanie Baird Makeup Artistry Hair – Conscious Hair Rings – Emma Glover...
Garden Tea Party Wedding at Villa Marco Polo Inn

Garden Tea Party Wedding at Villa Marco Polo Inn

Jody Nay of Wallpaper Photography had a great vision for her garden tea party wedding at Victoria’s Villa Marco Polo Inn last summer. I had never met Jody before and soon after our first meeting I knew she would be a fun bride to work with. I love meeting people who have an equal passion for weddings, and all things beautiful. She knew she wanted air plants, succulents, wrist corsages, flower crowns and a garland for the aisle. She originally wanted to wear a wrist corsage herself, but in the end I convinced her to let me make her a small bouquet using a protea. And I am so glad she went for it because it looked amazing with her soft pink Vera Wang dress. Photography – Georgie Wilson Photography (view link for more amazing photos of this wedding) Venue – Villa Marco Polo Inn Flowers – Tara McHugh Flora China rental – Victoria Vintage China...
Flower Friday – Ranunculus

Flower Friday – Ranunculus

Do you feel like you have been seeing a lot more ranunculus these days? They are giving garden roses a run for their money if you ask me. The size of some of the ranunculus we are seeing from Japan and Italy are incredible! They come in a whole rainbow of beautiful colors. When buying a bunch of ranunculus the exciting thing to me, is that sometimes there is a lot of color variation within the one bunch. And this is what makes a floral arrangement more interesting. So many other flowers come as a solid color, and it is much more restricting design wise. They have a very long vase life and actually get more beautiful as they age. They just keep opening and their ruffled petals are like the finest tissue paper. They are a costly flower compared to more standard grocery store flowers many people are used to seeing. But so worth every dollar!! (all photos by Spark and Whimsy Photography) I haven’t experimented much with growing them yet but this may be my year! If you have any tips about growing ranunculus in your backyard please share in the comments below. We would all love to learn...
Flower Friday – Muscari

Flower Friday – Muscari

Muscari, also commonly known as grape hyacinth is one of my favorite spring flowers in the garden. Like most spring flowering bulbs, the planting time for muscari is fall. Choose a site with avarage soil that drains well. Grape hyacinth bulbs will rot if planted in a site that remains wet. Like most small flowering bulbs they look best if planted in large quantities. (Spark and Whimsy Photography) Unlike many spring blooming bulbs muscari bulbs produce foliage late in the summer, and this foliage stays evergreen until the plants finish blooming in the spring. You must leave this foliage in place to nourish the plant; only during the onset of summer dormancy is it OK to remove muscari leaves. (Tara McHugh Flora) They work best in small arrangements due to their short stem length. And they are just perfect on their own in the tiniest vase you can find! (Tara McHugh...
Bridal Bouquet Trends – Trailing Ribbon

Bridal Bouquet Trends – Trailing Ribbon

 (above photo shared from Once Wed) The bridal bouquet is the most important part of any bridal package in my opinion. It captures the overall essence and feel of the wedding. Over the last couple years we have really started to see more brides using trailing ribbon. There are various companies who take pride in hand dying techniques and using plant based materials which makes for a really beautiful product. I have shared some pictures below which I hope inspire you to express yourself with ribbon!! (Silk and Willow) (Style Me Pretty) (Style Me Pretty) (Flourish Design Studio) To view and order some beautiful silk ribbon go to Silk and Willow and Frou Frou Chic, you won’t be...