Stowel Lake Farm Wedding Styled Shoot – Salt Spring Island

Stowel Lake Farm Wedding Styled Shoot – Salt Spring Island

I’m very excited to finally share a blog post featuring this “sophisticated farm wedding” styled shoot I was apart of last spring. We were very lucky to have it published in the September issue of Today’s Bride Magazine this past summer. It took place at Stowel Lake Farm which is a magical organic farm, retreat center, and wedding venue on the south end of Salt Spring Island. This venue is for couples looking to have their dream farm wedding all in one location, enjoying the land and eating incredible seasonal organic food prepared onsite by their own in house caterer Haidee Hart. They have accommodations for friends and family, a big beautiful wooden barn with gorgeous high ceilings for the reception and dancing, along with lovely perennial gardens and forests to wonder through.   Spring is such and incredible time for flowers and one of my favorite seasons. I sourced many of the blooms for this shoot from local farms on the island, they include the ranunculus, the various daffodils, tulips, Icelandic poppies and the anemones. The palette of peachy/oranges with touches of yellow and navy is so refreshing and vibrant and really pops against the natural backgrounds.     So many talented vendors contributed to this shoot and I would like to thank them all! Photography – Kari Burgess Eternal Reflections Photography Venue – Stowel Lake Farm Floral Design – Tara McHugh Flora Concept, planning + coordination – Angie Allen Weddings + Events Styling + Decor Design – Bezaire Event Design Cake – Cobble Hill Cake Co. Stationary – Tickle Tree Stationary and Design Hair: Samantha Harron of Hemp House Hair...
Affinity Guesthouse – Vancouver Island Wedding

Affinity Guesthouse – Vancouver Island Wedding

Last summer I was honoured to create flowers for a very lovely and beautiful couple from Victoria, British Columbia, who chose to have their wedding day at the Affinity Guesthouse in the picturesque Cowichan Valley. Vancouver Island is filled with so many incredible wedding venues and that is definitely one of the things I love about my job, getting to explore these beautiful places. With charming buildings nestled amongst large willow trees, never ending green lawns perfect for that big white party tent, and playing games, the Affinity Guesthouse seems the perfect spot to celebrate your wedding day with your closest friends and family. The florals for this wedding were soft and romantic. A palette of blush and white, full lush centerpieces filled with white hydrangea, sweet peas, roses, kalancho and fern. The brides bouquet was filled with a mixture of roses (Quicksand and O’Hara rose), bouvardia, and locally grown flowers including astrancia, creme brulee phlox, and white nigella. The bridesmaids all carried a simple fragrant white O’Hara rose with mixed greenery which they later placed along the head table to add to the greenery garland which was also dotted with roses. Photos: Brent Calis Photography            ...
Spring flowers in Victoria

Spring flowers in Victoria

What happened when KGOODPHOTO asked me to do a last minute photo shoot a few weeks ago? I was thrilled! Any chance to use beautiful spring ranunculus, tulips, roses and blossoms is enough to make anyone giddy! And luckily my best friend was spontaneous too, because we also needed a model who had her own wedding dress.  Beacon Hill park with late day sun was pretty darn perfect! Enjoy the...
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...