A wedding filled with vintage and beach theme elements. We added a bit of fun to the reception by tying the sashes diagonally — not so typical! Check out the photos below.
I am delighted to be the decorator for Florence and Jerry’s wedding. The couple has chosen the Estates of Sunnybrook to host their wedding. The Estates of Sunnybrook is one of my favourite places; it has a lot of character and charm, by fusing traditional architecture with modern interior design.
Peggy is an talented makeup artist. Like always, I saw her working the magic on Florence, but then again the bride already has a beautiful canvas to work with. Eric is another fabulous person to work with. His photos always capture the precious moments of the wedding day, not to mention his work is always consistently beautiful.
Check out the photos of Florence and Jerry’s wedding. Some photos are courtesy of Eric Choi. Enjoy!
Congratulations Kema and Lawrence! You two look wonderful together. May your love for each other continue to grow each day.
Kema is a red girl, which means she must have red in her wedding. The groom prefers to have some black and white element in the wedding to keep it formal. When the couple told me that their wedding colour is red, black, and white, the word “Gothic” immediately just crossed my mind. However, having a totally Gothic wedding may be too taboo for the couple’s family. Also, Kema would like to have a fairytale wedding, just like how many girls dream to have one for their wedding day.
Who would imagine that a fairytale wedding can be combined with a Gothic-coloured theme? Well, we sure pull this one off. We have used red and black as accent colours, to make these bold colours more stealth. To achieve a fairytale look, we have used twinkle lights everywhere — backdrop, tables, and the arch. We have also added a ceiling drape to soften the atmosphere.
Below are some of the photos taken from hall, note that this hall has been decorated for dual usage (ceremony and reception). The arch is removed after the ceremony, the ceremony chairs are re-used for the guest tables, and the ceremony table is used as the cake table after the ceremony.
Congratulations Leila and Johnny! May your love bloom brighter and your companionship grow sweeter with each passing year.
Leila is definitely an unique bride. On our first meeting, she already told me that she wouldn’t settle for any wedding flower that looks ordinary. She then told me that the only interesting bouquet she has ever seen is a bouquet with circular patterns. Immediately, I knew she was referring to the biedermeier bouquet. With the biedermeier bouquet, its blooms are tightly-structured and carefully-arranged in defined circular patterns of different coloured flowers, each ring containing one type of flower.
During the rest of our consultation, I discussed with Leila some other elements which can make bouquets more special, such as building them in heart-shape, adding bouquet jewellery, etc. Immediately, she adored those ideas and wanted to combine them with the biedermeire bouquet.
Traditionally, a well-structured heart-shaped bouquet requires using many blooms to form a balanced heart shape. Using too little flowers would give the bouquet a diamond-shaped look (like the Superman logo!). This implies that the heart-shaped biedermeier would require a lot of flowers, since we would need many blooms to give the inner-heart a nice heart shape, and even more flowers to form the outter-heart. However, this would not be an option because the bride has requested not to build her bouquet too big.
Building this bridal bouquet is sure a challenge! In order to create a well-defined heart-shape, we would need to position each flower precisely at the right location and at the exact angle. Below, it is a heart-shaped biedermeier bouquet built by another florist, which is not as attractive, looks flat, and resembles a diamond more than a heart.
Now, compare what we have made for our bride (photos below) with the heart-shaped biedermeier bouquet built by the other florist (photo above). Our bouquet is more round and retains its heart-shape. We did not use a lot of flowers as the bride has requested so. We have also spiced up the bouquet by adding Swarvoski jewel picks and crystals to the bouquet handle.
New arrival … spiral crystal chandelier. The perfect glamourous alternative to large arrangement behind the head table.
We are happy to receive our new arrival items today! In addition to our famous photo-realistic roses and real-touch roses, we are now carrying the soft-touch roses for our artificial flower collection. These soft-touch roses are the best in the market. I cannot believe they are not real!!!
Susanna is getting married in Punta Cana, but before she flies to the south for her destination wedding, she is having her civil ceremony in Toronto. To keep things simple, Susanna ordered a purple bridal bouquet for herself only.
There are not that many types of purple seasonal flower around during the winter months, but iris is one of the few available ones. Although the shape of the flower is very pretty and unique, iris is not an easy flower to work with. Iris has a very short vase life, and it is extremely sensitive to humidity changes. To ensure the iris would not open up too quickly, we have wired each iris individually to control its bloom size. We have also conditioned them thoroughly to ensure their petals retain its moisture and would not wrinkle-up.
Here are some photo of the happy couple and the bouquet. Enjoy!
We are glad that Susanna loves her bridal bouquet. Below is a thank-you letter from the bride.
Congrats to Tina and Shawn! You two look lovely together~~!!
Tina is a romantic girl, and she adores the purple colour a lot. I remember each time during our meeting, I would see her in some sort of purple. Without a doubt, we have designed her wedding flowers in purple and white.
Tina likes things to look more casual, so she prefers her bouquet to look like fresh garden picks (i.e. a loose-tie bouquet). Even though we have created her bridal bouquet like a loose-tie, we have ensured her flowers stay fresh by concealing an internal water source within her bouquet. Also, we have used annabelle hydrangea in her bouquet, which is a white garden species to make her flowers more garden-like.
As a romantic girl, Tina wants to keep her bouquet as keepsake, but she knows the tradition is to toss it away. So, we have embellished her bouquet with a Swarvoski crystal brooch, which is removed and is kept by the bride before tossing away her bridal bouquet.
For the rest of the bridal party, the couples has chosen to use the artificial calla lilies to keep the cost low. Who said a single bloom cannot be a complete bouquet? Check out the bridesmaid bouquets, they are made from a single calla lily. It is simple, modern, and chic!