Weddings

Marsala Garden Style!

I wanted to share this gorgeous winter wedding.  Chelsey and Brendan were as chill as the day.  They lucked out with no rain and were able to take these wonderful shots by Clint Bargen Photography.

Marsala is one of the prettiest colour combinations and garden style shows it so well.  Wishing Chelsey & Brendan an amazing life together.

Stunning White September Wedding!

Kelly and Stu were amazing to work with.  They came from Toronto to marry in Vancouver.  They chose our textured bouquets and our 4″ cylinder vases for the tables.  They fit perfectly with Bridges Restaurant, a gorgeous Vancouver location.  Cliff Ma Photography captured these stunning shots.

Budget Minded Weddings

When I was prepping for the radio spot I wrote down these notes and I thought they might just help couples decide on dates/budget etc. Did you know that 80% of weddings happen between May and the end of September!

Here are some things to be budget minded about…

  1. What is a budget – a budget is what you can afford.  To me this also goes beyond money.  It’s about budgeting how your time will be spent leading up to your day as well as how much you will spend.

    1. Can you afford to be the person who cleans up after your wedding emotionally.

    2. Can you afford all the time it takes for those little details that will stop you enjoying all the little moments that count the most leading up to your day.  Is saving $10 per table center really worth weeks of your time collecting materials.  Sometimes it is but sometimes it isn’t.

Our radio spot on Sense of Place with Minelle Mahtani – 98.3 Roundhouse Radio

Last August I was lucky enough to be picked to talk on 98.3 Roundhouse Radio about our way!  About how we do things and offering a few tips.  It was so fun to talk to Minelle.  I was fairly nervous as it was the first time.

Here is the show.  Hope you enjoy as much as I did.

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How we work & why we are different!

It’s tough to order online when it’s a once in a life time day.  We get that.  The thing is that if we did consultations we would have to charge for that time somehow.  Margins on perishable products are not huge and we wanted to “be a good deal”.  To provide great flowers at our prices we had to cut out time.

When starting the business and working solo I realized that I would never have the time to meet and spend an hour (plus travel time, organization time), lets say 2.5 hours with each client.  I started to think that I always ordered online.

Going Green

We’re all still in love with classic floral blooms, but we’re also seeing a new floral wedding trend emerge. Maybe it’s because we’re based on the west coast, maybe it’s because many of our brides are interested in being a little different, and maybe it’s a cost saving measure? Whatever the reason, greenery-only bouquets are becoming a beautiful and distinctive option for weddings.

It’s not hard to see why. A mix of berries and foliage is perfect for a charming rustic wedding bouquet, but can also be arranged so it’s streamlined and modern. It’s a locally grown, environmentally-friendly choice, and it’s much less expensive (and hardier!) than some pricey, delicate blooms. Finally, it’s a little…unexpected. Dare we say cool?

Marsala Steps Into the Limelight…

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Well, it’s arrived. Pantone, the arbiter of all that is colour, announced that the official “It” colour of 2015 is Marsala, a soft brownish red named after the sweet Italian wine. A radical departure from Pantone’s more recent colour picks (2013 was Emerald, and 2014 was Radiant Orchid), Marsala is a softer, earthier tone that will be universally appealing, especially to brides, who may find its hue more flattering on them than hot purple. Already popping up in fashion shows and interior design, we’re starting to see it more in weddings as well.

Not that we’re surprised – Marsala partners beautifully with brightly coloured summer tones such as pink, yellow and orange, grounding them and making them more sophisticated, but can be the star of the show on its own with white or ivory. We especially love it set off by interesting greens like eucalyptus and dusty millar for a modern flair.

Some classic blooms that come in Marsala hues are gerberas, dahlias, peonies and calla lilies, and for those who want to take a more exotic , edgier approach there is kangaroo paw and orchids. It even comes in succulents! Oh, all right, not really, but they’re so cool that we wanted to include them anyway. All of these flowers are gorgeous, but if you’re keeping an eye on the bottom line then stick to gerberas, dahlias and kangaroo paw. They’re less expensive, but will still give you the look you’re going for.

What do you think of Marsala – is it grabbing you, or do you prefer brighter, more traditionally pretty colours for wedding flowers? We’d love to hear your thoughts…

Blogs we are featured in!!!

We love being featured – who doesn’t!!!  One of our lovely Brides was featured on Weddingful this week.  http://bit.ly/1wCyzwS

Weddingful is an incredibly hard working team who are there when you need them.  I wish they had been around when I was getting married.  So much information and so quick to respond.  5 star service.

Here are a few more blogs we’ve been lucky enough to be included in.

Style me pretty!

Tegan McMartin Photography!

Weddingwire Reviews!

Wedding by Color!  Something I wrote in 2007 that I still believe in today!

Hope you enjoyed.