It was a beautiful late Summer’s day with Mother Nature giving us an extended summer season with temps in the mid twenties

Andrea & Daniel had their wedding at the Old Mill in Toronto

They exchanged vows in the venues chapel then had a wonderful celebration in the Guild Hall Room complete with a beautiful outdoor patio as the guests enjoyed the stellar weather & cocktails

We helped A&D plan their wedding from the early stages &we also provided them with all the florals & decor to make their special day beautiful

Here are a few pictures from their wedding day

Getting ready to walk down the aisle

Our Lead Coordinator, Andrea Macina fluffing the brides dress as she enters the chapel

Saying “I Do”

It’s Official

The B&G’s adorable son. I guess he wasn’t quite ready for this photo…..Smile, Jackson  :)

The brides bouquet was a mix of ivory & blush garden roses, ranunculus, dahlias, anemones, dusty miller & wax flower

Group shot

Cheers!!

It was a wonderful night full of love & happiness & we wish them a lifetime of it

Congratulations from FCL Weddings & Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your Special Day!

 

So, you know what First Comes Love Weddings & Floral Designs is all about?

We offer Wedding Planning, Wedding Day Management (aka: Day Of Coordination), Consultations, Wedding & Event flowers, everything from bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces, ceremony & reception flowers

We also offer full Wedding Decor such as backdrops, luxury linens, chair covers, chair & furniture rentals and so much more!

We are Certified by The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPICC), the Canadian Institute of Floral Design (CIFD) & we are Gay Certified, by 14 Stories Gay Wedding Institute

BUT……..who are we?

Let me introduce you to our amazing & talented team of wedding planners, floral designers & decorators

Andrea Macina ~ WPICC Lead/Assistant Wedding Coordinator

I first met Andrea when she volunteered to be an assistant coordinator for one of our weddings

The wedding was held at the stunning Royal Ambassador in Caledon

first time I layed eyes on Andrea was at the wedding rehearsal. She was a cute ‘lil thing with a squeaky, girly voice

I gave her a few instructions for the rehearsal & from there she owned it!

She was confident, took charge & never was afraid to voice her opinion!

The next day at the wedding she took control & impressed me with everything she did

When we finally sat down to dinner, that’s when I asked her if she would like to join my team on a regular basis & thankfully, she said yes!!

I trust her so much that I immediately made her a lead coordinator, knowing that she would represent FCL Weddings like it was her own company & she gives 110% at every wedding, whether it’s just delivering flowers, doing set-up or coordinating a clients wedding from start to finish

I am so proud & very lucky to have Andrea on the FCL Team!

Amy Stevenson ~ WPICC & Gay Certified Lead/Assistant Wedding Coordinator

I first met Amy when I was the WPIC Durham Region Representative. My responsibility as a Reg. Rep was to organize events & learning seminars for WPIC alumni

My first event was a boat cruise for WPIC’ers! It was a wonderful & fun evening. I had vendors that I was promoting, a DJ, food & a 1 hour cruise around lake Ontario with 40+ wedding planners

I needed some help with organizing the event & Amy volunteered her services. She helped with set-up, registration & organizing vendors

Of course she did an amazing job!

Amy was also the Event/Wedding Manager at Mill Run Golf Club located in Uxbridge. The venue is only 10 minutes away from me, so of course we stayed in touch, not to mention we carpooled alot (since we were neighbors) when we attended networking events

Amy left Mill Run to pursue a job offer with EventSource. Amy really enjoyed working for them but was missing planning weddings & events and I thought wouldn’t it be great to have another amazing wedding coordinator on the FCL Team, so I popped the question & she said yes!!

I am so looking forward to working with Amy this season as I know my company is in great hands with her on the team

Andrea Reid ~ WPICC Wedding Decorator & owner/operator of Style Statements Wedding Decor

Andrea is a very talented decorator. We met a few years ago when I assisted her at a bridal show. After spending the day with Andrea, we hit it off & I began referring her to my clients for their wedding decor

We worked with each other several times in the past so it was a no-brainer when I asked her if she would like to colaborate in business. I wanted to offer my clients not just wedding flowers but decor as well, as flowers & decor go hand-in-hand

Couples really appreciate when they can discuss their wedding flowers & decor in one meeting

I truly feel our talents compliment each other not to mention we work very well together

When meeting with clients, Andrea & I will meet clients at their venue (if desired) so we can all discuss the over all look of their wedding. Andrea & I will design everything from ceremony to reception

We are so happy that Andrea has joined the FCL family!

And finally……….Me! Tracy Nolan ~ WPICC, CIFD & Gay Certified

Owner, Lead Coordinator & Floral Designer

I honestly never thought I would own my own business but I do & I absolutely love it!

For many years I had a desire to become a wedding planner but never followed through. Then one day I lost my job as a restaurant/bar manager & the rest is history!

I finally decided that this was the time to follow my dream & it was now or never

So I signed up to take the WPIC Certification course but before I did that, I realized I wanted to persue floral design as well & that it would be another service I could offer

Well….it turns out that floral design is my true love!

Don’t get me wrong, I love wedding planning but my true happy place is in my workshop creating beautiful bouquets & centerpieces

I became certified as a floral designer in January 2011 then 2 weeks later took the WPIC course & was certified in February 2011

First Comes Love Weddings & Floral Designs was born & we have been going steady & strong ever since!

To date, we have worked with many incredible couples & have done over 70 weddings

Photo Gallery of some past weddings

We have over 30 client reviews on WeddingWire and you can find us on many Social Media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram just type in @fclweddings & follow us!

The 2015 Wedding Season has just begun & we are getting ready for another wonderful season, working with more amazing couples

Truly……the BEST job on earth!

Thank you & Happy Planning

“There is only 1 true happiness in life. To love & be loved” ~ George Sand

 

What a beautiful bride!

Ashley wanted her bouquet to be a soft pallet of blush pinks, ivory & silver. It had to be very pretty with a touch of rustic

We created her bouquet with gorgeous roses, freesias, astilbe, silver brunia & dusty miller

We added a ‘lil sparkle to her bouquet by placing diamond pins in some of the roses & a pretty broach to the handle which becomes a lovely “keepsake” after the bouquet fades

We wrapped the bouquet handle with burlap for a rustic twist & softened it with a touch of lace

Ashley & Liam had  perfect weather for their late summer wedding & a perfect venue that tied in with their rustic/garden theme ~

Bloomfield Gardens

OMGosh! How adorable! We made these two ‘lil cuties floral crowns to wear down the aisle

Pretty in Pink

Ashley & Liam provided all the watering cans & we filled them hydragea & roses for their guest table centerpieces that 1 lucky guest per table was able to take home

Photo Credit: Bloomfield Gardens

 

Lisa & Brandon’s wedding theme was “rustic” as they had their ceremony & reception in a barn

Lisa wanted her bouquet to look like she picked the blooms from the garden, she also wanted a bit of colour too and she requested to have her bouquet wrapped in lace

The bridesmaids bouquets were a mix of white/ivory flowers & succulents wrapped in burlap

One of Lisa’s biggest requests was to have “craspedia” aka: Billy Balls (yellow round flower balls) in her bouquet & all the groomsmen’s boutonniere’s

We also included silver brunia, coral snap dragons & spray roses, succulents, “quicksand” roses, vandela roses, veronica, aster & seeded eucalyptus

Lisa & Brandon had a beautiful video made of their special day!

Watch Video Here

Enjoy!

Photography provided by: Taylor Clark Photography

Video provided by: Matt Wiebe

Venue: South Pond Farms 

 

We were contacted by the owners of this amazing venue & we were invited to come out & tour the property

WOW! Is all I can say

The Carvers Cottage is going to be one of the most sought after outdoor wedding venues in Durham Region, mark my words!

Conveniently located in North Pickering on Con.9 & Lakeridge Rd. ~ 3400 9th Conession Rd. 905-649-8000

The owners, Luke & Sandy Andrews are super nice & talented as they are both chainsaw artists, which you will see their amazing work throughout the property

They are currently working on making The Carvers Cottage an all-in-one wedding venue

Tented weddings/events, full on-site catering & several of Durham’s top wedding vendors will all be included in their packages

including WPICC Wedding Planner~ Tracy Nolan, Photographers, DJ’s, Cakes & Sweets, Officiants, Florist and many more from our “Preferred Vendors List”

The rustic beauty of this venue with it’s mature trees & ponds complete with bow & covered bridges is the perfect setting & backdrop for all you nature lovers!

For more information on booking for 2015/2016 weddings/events, please contact Sandy or Luke Andrews at : luke@lukeandrews.com

Here are a few pics of the property (which is still under construction)

Currently a garage but will soon be converted into an indoor ceremony site complete with windows all around so you don’t miss out on the stunning nature in the event of rain

One of the ceremony sites. A covered bridge complete with rustic bench seating & carvings (that can be removed)

I see this space with lots of beautiful floral arrangements!

Handmade (by the owners, of course) signing table & benches

We are planning on doing a Styled Winter Photo shoot at this location in January 2015

Can’t wait to share those photos with you…..stay tuned!

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our past clients for an amazing 2014 Wedding Season!

We worked with so many fantastic brides, grooms, same-sex couples, families, vendors & venues

A big thank you to those who took the time to write us a review, sharing your experience working with FCL Weddings with others!

Reviews are very important for our business. To read our reviews, click here

Not only did we work with couples on their weddings, whether we provided wedding flowers and/or wedding planning/wedding day management, we also worked with great vendors, helping them with their events

We had the pleasure of providing floral decor & favours for a learning seminar put on by the talented, Jennifer Maxwell of The Wedding Coach

We also provided flowers for Mother’s Day for Mill Run Golf Club. guests treated mom to a delicious brunch & mom was able to keep the flower centerpiece!

Not to mention a couple of milestone events to happen to us personally

First, my son graduated from Grade 8 & we provided all the grade 8 grads with a boutonniere or corsage for photos

The graduation ceremony & after party was held at the lovely 4 Season’s Golf Club

My sister got married in June! Not only did I provide my sister with all her flowers (my wedding gift to her), I also helped her plan her wedding, which we planned in 12 weeks!

I had the honour of being my sister’s maid of honour, it was a very special day!

All wedding photos provided by: Lini Campbell Photography

My MOH speech…….I made both my sister & her husband cry!

Best speech of the night!

We were very busy with weddings in 2014 & we are so looking forward to 2015!

Over the next several weeks we will share a few weddings with you. Unfortunately we don’t have pictures form all of our past weddings but will share the photos we do have

That being said, we always appreciate when photographers and/or couples send us photos of our flowers and weddings we planned/coordinated as we don’t always have the time to take any of our own

To see more photos (professional & “not so” professional) of  past weddings, please visit our Facebook page & while you are there, give us a “like”

And Remember……

 

We had the great pleasure of being asked to participate at the Mill Run Golf Club Wedding Open House!

We are one of their preferred vendors for Wedding Flowers

We love working with their amazing staff  & wedding coordinators as they are passionate, friendly & very professional, not to mention they are also  certified by The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC)

Mill Run Golf Club is one of Durham Regions hidden gems

Located in rural Uxbridge, approx. 30-45 minutes from Ajax/Pickering /Whitby/Oshawa/Port Perry/Markham & Stouffville, Mill Run is set on a beautiful golf course with it’s stunning gardens & gorgeous gazebo, perfect for outdoor/garden style wedding ceremonies

Not to mention that when you book MR for your wedding, you may qualify to receive a FREE 1 year golf membership!!

If you’re not a golfer, the membership is transferable to anyone of your choice (what a great gift idea for your soon-to-be father-in-law ~ wink)

For more information on Mill Run Weddings, please contact Amy Stevenson~ WPICC ~ astevenson@golfmillrun.com

Here are some photos from the February Open House

Photography by: Brooklin Photography

Decor by: In-Style Weddings & Decor

Flowers by: First Comes Love Weddings & Floral Designs

 

Laura was referred to FCL Weddings by the Event Coordinator at Mill Run Golf Club

She said she  had no real idea of what she wanted for her flowers & that she was in need of suggestions

Laura stated her colours were black, white & red…….”what do you suggest”?

Do you like feathers? Why not have all white flowers & I can use black feathers as a coller. She loved the idea!

Here are a few pics from her wedding

“Tracy,

Thank you for doing an amazing job on the flowers & your suggestions”

Tom & Laura

We wish them a lifetime of joy & happiness!

 

We had the pleasure of working with Annie & Josh, providing them with their wedding flowers

The bride chose gorgeous ivory roses, gerberas & the beautiful natural blues of delphinium & hydrangea for her bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets & Josh’s boutonniere

The crafty bride added her personal touch by decorating the mason jars used for the centerpieces & ceremony flowers

The couple married at the stunning Trillium Trails, located in North Oshawa

With its natural beauty & rustic charm, it attracts many brides & grooms to this venue

See for yourself

Photography provided by the very talented Tara Graham Photography

 

 Did you (or someone you know) just recently get engaged, perhaps over the holidays? In need of a beautiful & affordable wedding venue for your ceremony & reception? I know…..it’s Superbowl Sunday but you have a wedding to plan!

Not to worry, the thoughtful staff at Mill Run has timed things perfectly! The Open House is scheduled from 11 am to 3 pm giving you plenty of time to pop by see the venue & what it has to offer, meet & chat with several of their “preferred vendors”  such as:

In-Style Wedding Decor, Your Captured Moments Photography, Mitchel’s Cakes, Step By Step DJ Services, Brooklin Photography , Mobile Productions & of course, yours truly……plus several more!

We will be showcasing 2 styles of guest table centerpieces, head table flowers, decor & a birch wood archways compliments of the Ice Storm of 2014!

Hey! Do you like to golf? If you book Mill Run for your 2014-15 wedding, you can earn a FREE 1 year golf membership ($2500 value)

Don’t golf, no problem! The membership is transferable to anyone of your choice  (maybe your soon-to-be father-in-law~ “wink”)

We know you’ll probably be heading to a Superbowl Party afterwards & you’ll be enjoying traditional game day fare but we will have some yummy samples for you to enjoy as well

All attendees will receive a gift bag that will include a copy of  Today’s Bride magazine, vendor information & 2 complimentary tickets to the Sass Bridal Show on Feb. 9th at the Oshawa Quality Hotel & Conference Centre~ 1011 Bloor St. East Oshawa L1H 7K6

For more info on the show &  participating vendors, contact Sass Events

We look forward to meeting you & answering all your Wedding Planning questions!

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