We had the pleasure of working with this gorgeous and super nice couple on their Special Day! It was August 6, 2011 and it was one of the hottest days of the summer. So hot, my hair was sweating & my clothes were stuck to me like glue. Despite the soaring temps, the bride & groom were calm & cool as cucumbers!

The ceremony was held at a lovely little park in Oshawa- Children’s Arena. Not only a pretty spot for an outdoor ceremony, but a favorite photo shoot location for many Durham couples

The groom waiting to see his bride for the first time. You can see her behind him, as she makes her way down the winding aisle. It was quite the long walk….& wait for Bobby…lol!

Finally! Now…..the ”I Do’s”

What a stunning backdrop, filled with beautiful flowers & water falls

We lined the aisle with tall vases filled with river rock & white dendrobium orchids. It was a surprize for the B&G, as they did not expect to see that. I had some left over flowers & will always find a use for them. They also made their way back to the reception-Ajax Convention Centre, where they dressed up the bar & cocktail lounge

We made the couple a birchwood archway for the ceremony. The park had several restrictions on what kind of ceremony decor we could have. NOTHING could penetrate the ground! So we used urns for the base of the archway. I filled them with flowers such as: callas, orchids, wax flower, ruscus, ming fern, curly willow & peacock feathers

A great way to incorporate children & step children in the wedding….a Sand Ceremony! Such a sweet idea & a great keep sake for the family

I love this group shot!

Taking a moment out of my very busy schedule to pose with the happy couple! It was my pleasure!!

We really enjoyed working with this couple & their families! We wish them all the best & a lifetime of happiness & love!

Wedding Planning &Wedding Flowers by: First Comes Love Weddings & Floral Designs

Photography by: Your Captured Moments Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ve seen it in magazines, at another wedding, you may have even seen it in a friends garden……but what is it? I LOVE it & just have to have it in my bouquet. Does that flower come in pink, yellow,purple?

Now you know! Hope this helps….

 

One of the biggest questions I get as a floral designer, aside from “how much” is “what are my flower choices for my wedding date”

I have Fall brides wanting peonies and Spring brides looking to have Amaryllis. I have to be the bearer of bad news and tell them their beloved blooms are not available at that time of year. So what is available for your wedding? Let me break it down for youSpring: Peony, daffodils, lily of the valley, ranunculus, sweet pea, tulip, hyacinthus, muscari, anemone, forsythia, cherry blossoms

Fall:Dahlia, hydrangea, protea, star of bethlehem,tuberose, sun flower, delphinium, sedum, amaryllis, snowberry

Winter & All Year Round: carnations, rose, gerbera, anthurium, eustoma, dendrobium orchid, stephanotis, lily, cymbidium orchid, freesia, calla lily, chrysanthemum, gypsophila, daisy, hypericum

Summer: the posibilities are endless….No matter the season, you will have a great selection of blooms to choose from….

Happy Planning!

 

Writing blogs can be very time consuming at times. Deciding on a topic & then doing all the research……oh my! Every now and then someone decides to do the work for you…..or at the very least, re-visit an old blog post & bring it out of hiding

Thank you Mill Run Golf & Country Club for doing just that. Let’s re-visit “Choosing your wedding flowers” shall we…..

http://millrunweddingsandevents.wordpress/   Might I add that Mill Run is a stunning golf course & wedding venue, located in beautiful Uxbridge

Enjoy!

Jun 072012
 

PEONIES: the beloved peony, they are a brides favorite. Loved for their big, blousy blooms,  peonies are here & gone before you know it

They are available from May

to mid/late June

 

 

 

 

 

Peony flowers come in a range of colours including: yellow, coral, peach, and lavender, in addition to white, blush, pink, magenta & red

Most peonies have a scent classified as rose, lemon, honey or musk

It’s Peony Season…..for a limited time only

just a couple of weeks left…..

 

Choosing your wedding flowers can be a daunting task! How do you choose, when there are so many options? Going with your favorite flower(s), can  seem the way to go, but those gorgeous blooms can be very expensive! Here are some tips on how to choose your wedding flowers….without breaking the bank

First, set a realistic flower budget. You are kidding yourself, if you think a $500 floral budget is going to give you the look you saw in that bridal magazine. So what is a realistic budget for flowers? Consider approx. $1000-$1500 as a moderate budget. That should get you flowers for  the Bride & Groom, bridal party,  parents, ceremony, reception & centrepieces

Second, keep an open mind, when choosing your flowers. You should choose your colors, then look at all your options within that theme. If you have your heart set on orchids & calla lilly’s, you may want to bump up that budget.

Trust & allow your floral designer to  make suggestions on using other (gorgeous) flowers, to create that “look” you want. Think about using seasonal flowers, as they would be less expensive. If you do insist on a certin  bloom, use it sparingly. You can still create that lush bouquet, using less of the “feature” flower, by adding in “filler” flowers & greens.

Also, think about your flowers doing double duty. Use your ceremony flowers at your reception. Lining the aisle with floral designs, for that dramatic look, then using them as your centrepieces & the larger designs can be used to flank the head table.

And last…..have a consultation! Don’t ask your floral designer to give you a quote over the phone or via email. If you simply email them, asking for a quote on your flowers, giving them only basic information, you will not get an acurate quote, nor will you get suggestions on how to keep  within your budget. You are doing yourself a dis-service.

I want your Wedding Day to be as beautiful as your are going to be!

If you have a question or comment, please respond below….Happy Planning!

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