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...
Wedding Trends for 2015

Wedding Trends for 2015

Today’s blog post is about wedding trends for 2015. I recently asked Women of Weddings member Anne Pollock of Party Mood to share some of her thoughts on this year’s trends. Party Mood creates swoon worthy weddings and events with unique ideas, styling expertise, experienced planning, and coordination on the day of the wedding or event.  They also offer a great source for interesting décor rentals which can be viewed on their site  at www.partymood.com. What colors and combinations are we seeing more of this year? We are seeing 3 color palettes – sherbets, carnival, and burgundy reds Sherbet colors include soft pastels, blush, pale blue, pale yellow, light greens Bright “Carnival” Colors are reds, oranges, yellows, pinks, green, and marsala (burgundy) Marsala is Pantone’s color of the year. It is a muted burgundy, classic, easy to mix with both the soft and the bright colors, plus neutrals. Can you tell us some new “experience” trends that brides and grooms can incorporate into their wedding day?   This year we will see the further emergence of -Wedding Piñatas -Kissing Menu Cards: singing, dancing, storytelling, answering questions, demonstrating a kiss, marriage advice, or a sentimental toast. -“Ring for a Kiss” using a cowbell -“Donate To a Cause” for a kiss -Selfie stations -Temporary tattoos -Go Pros, selfie sticks, drones -Flatbed trailers as a food zone As for décor and accent metals what new exciting things can we expect to see more of in the next couple of years? Copper is the biggest trend coming in right now, followed by muted bronze.  We’ll continue to see rose gold as brides love this...
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...
Simple Spring Flower Crown

Simple Spring Flower Crown

Here is a simple flower crown made from spring blossoms which I sewed together with just a thread and needle. I’ve always loved simplicity and am a strong believer in less is more. Photography: Deanna McCollum Photography Hair and Make up: Sharon Rai Hair and Makeup Artistry Dress: Tres Chic Bridal...
Flowers in Your Hair on Your Wedding Day

Flowers in Your Hair on Your Wedding Day

Flower crowns are still a very popular choice for brides and flowers girls. And they can add a serious wow factor to your overall wedding day style. If you feel like a flower crown just doesn’t fit your wedding day look, but still love the idea of flowers in your hair consider pinning a few simple blooms into your hair style. Sharon Rai from Sharon Rai Hair and Makeup Artistry pinned these individual hellebore blooms and camellia bloom in with bobby pins and the effect is very striking! (photo: Deanna McCollum Photography) What you need to consider: 1. How long will these blooms be in my hair? Do you have a different look for the ceremony and reception? If you plan on having the flowers in your hair the whole day and night your florist will need to provide you with very hardy flowers. Orchids, mums, lots of various greens, hypericum berries, small succulents or air plants would all be good options. If your hair stylist is with you for the whole day she can swap out any wilted flowers if using more delicate blooms. Just be sure to order extras from your florist to have on hand. 2. What time of year and how hot is it going to be on your wedding day? If you are getting married in the hottest month of the summer you need to be sure to stay away from delicate blooms. There is nothing worse than seeing wilted flowers in pictures! (photo: Deanna McCollum Photography) Creating a sort of floral “hair piece”  is perfect if using very hardy flowers like orchids. I...
How Not to Have Rain on Your Wedding Day

How Not to Have Rain on Your Wedding Day

Every bride and groom’s worst fear, rain on their wedding day! What if I told you there is a place where you could be married in a garden, and guaranteed not to be rained on? Would you believe me? Well believe it or not, here in Victoria, British Columbia, during some of the rainiest months of the year you can be married at Butchart Gardens. Planning an early spring wedding and have a love of gardens? This national historic site may be the place for you, between January 15th and March 31st Butchart Gardens is open as a wedding venue. The Spring Prelude indoor garden is a florists dream. Full of fragrance and spring blooms including hyacinths, tulips, magnolias and orchids it truly is a flower lovers paradise! Just think, no decor needed for the ceremony! The number of guests allowed is 60, so it’s perfect for an intimate wedding, or vow renewal.     Once the ceremony is over, the historic dining room of the original Butchart family home is a wonderful place for a dinner reception. For more information on wedding packages and pricing, email an inquiry to weddings@butchartgardens.com. Good luck in all your wedding planning! And a special thank you to Spark and Whimsy Photography for the beautiful...