Monday, March 19, 2012

Keyla and James: January 28, 2012

Keyla and James came to me a few months before their chilly January nuptials at Inn On The Twenty.  They wanted a winter wonderland look to accompany the snowy twenty mile creek Valley beyond the Windows.  Thank goodness we created winter inside as there was not one snowflake in the valley!
Keyla wanted a mix of grey and white in her bouquet and we acheived that using white hydrangea, fringed tulips, spray roses, and anemone.  The grey accents of brunnia and dusty miller foliage popped in the bouquet. 
  The groomsmen wore boutonnieres of brunnia and dusty miller while the grooms boutonniere added an accent of hydrangea

The bridesmaids carried bouquet of hydrangea and dusty miller
The centerpieces were simple masses of baby's breath: very reminicent of snow flakes!

A special thanks to Chad Milbrandt for all of the images not marked Lush Florals!

Michelle and Craig October 22, 2011

I love it when a groom gets involved in the floral planning process.  Craig was at every meeting we had and always had valuable input.  You could tell that he wanted to create the most perfect day for Michelle. 

When I arrived at Michelle's home to  deliver her flowers I was surprised to see that the church she was getting married in was right around the corner from her home.  Michelle had the services of a limo that day, but she wanted to walk to her wedding, I give these girls credit in those heels!!
Michelle chose a pink and purple colour scheme for her wedding and reception florals.  For her decadent bouquet we used Valentina phalaenopsis orchids, dark pink dendrobium orchids, purple roses and dark purple calla lilies
  Her 8 bridesmaids carried posies of purple roses

For the ceremony purple hydrangea were tied to the pews with cascading seeded eucalyptus and eggplant ribbon.  We also attatched dark pink dendrobium orchids to our Manzanita trees and massed purple hydrangea and roses at the base.
The reception was held at John Michaels Banquet and Conference Centre were we placed submerged orchid centerpieces on every table.
The manzanita tree's from the ceremony were transfered to the reception and added dramatic effect to the head table
The final touch was a cascade of phalaenopsis orchids down the beautiful cake done by Vineyard Sweets
All photography by: AMV Advantage music and Vision

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ashley and Brad: September 10, 2011

With St. Patricks Day yesterday I think I was inspired to post this very Irish looking wedding for you all!
White and green was on the menu for Ashley and Brads lovely and sunny Montabello park wedding ceremony.  These colours meshed perfectly with her black bridesmaids dresses and reception decor.

I was super excited to be working with my friend Eva Derrick of Eva Derrick Photography on this wedding.  I am especially excited to now be working with Eva to create her perfect wedding flowers this June!  Have a look at all of Eva's beautiful pictures of the day.

Ashley fell in love with the organic/funky look of green trick dianthus (it's the mossy looking one) and green berzillia berries.  We combined them with classic blooms like roses, dahlia, hydrangea and freesia to soften the bouquet.  A modern touch was added with the green spider mums.

A green criss-cross accent layered over black ribbon was added to the bouquet handles to tie in with the colour theme.
The groom opted for a simple boutonniere of green trick dianthus and foliage

Garland of white and green hydrangea along with seeded eucalyptus and salal was added to the railings of the pergola.  These were later re-used along the head table.

Ceremony arrangements of curly willow with white spider mums pinned in the branches stood beside the couple.

Photo by Lush
We had so much fun creating your "Lucky" wedding blooms Ashley and Brad!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Melanie and Kris: August 6, 2011

Not only do Melanie and I share a fantastic namesake but we also share a love for bold colour in florals.  Melanie's jade/aqua bridesmaids dresses were the stepping stone to a plethera of jewel toned hues with pops of yellow. 

Melanie and Kris were married at St. Kevin's church in Welland followed by an elegant reception at John Michaels  The images were captured by their friend, the very talented Brian Caporicci.
Melanie's bridal bouquet consisted of Dahlia, trachelium, lisianthus, brain celosia, green hydrangea and yellow billy balls.  The groom wore a dahlia boutonniere in a co-ordinating hot pink 
For the ceremony tall cylinder vases were topped with bold coloured blooms mixed with white and curly willow
The centerpieces consisted of purple kale, pink roses, curly willow, green and white hydrangea, purple carnations and green spider mums.

Thanks Mel and Kris!  You were a joy to work with and we here at Lush wish you all the best!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Janelle and Chris Dec 10, 2011

Janelle and Chris during their Korean Ceremony

When I first met Janelle and Chris I was impressed by what a clear vision Janelle had for her day.  Tons of inspirational pictures and endless descriptions.  When she first told me that she wanted roses and babies breath I had a bad flashback image (circa 1980), but it's all about how you use these flowers.  So we took a modern twist on the classics.  For their ceremony and reception at Queens Landing we used a neutral pallette of white and soft pink.  Janelle chose a mix of regular and spray roses for her bouquet which was finished with a massed ring of babies breath.

For her groom a simple rose and baby's breath massing
The bridesmaids carried a bouquet of baby's breath and the groomsmen wore a mound of the same.

A huge thanks to Bard of Living Face Photography for all of the wedding party pictures above.

We also worked hand in hand with one of our fav's on this wedding:  Gala Decor We LOVED the head table backdrop and the gold guest table linens made the centerpieces pop.

 Baby's breath is the perfect representation of snow for a winter wedding.  So we went all out!  It was in the ceremony arrangements along with white branches and hanging candles
As well as in the centerpieces:

The head table was decked out in mounded arrangements of baby's breath, hydrangea and spray roses as well as white branches for accent.
The receiving table was accented with an arrangement of branches and hanging crystals

Huge thanks and Congrats to Janelle and Chris!  We had such an amazing time creatng your winter wonderland.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Anna and Kevin October 8, 2011

I got to know Anna very quickly when she contacted me shortly before her wedding and asked me to be her florist.  She had a hard time narrowing down her colour scheme but in the end she went back to what she had loved from the start: a black, white and grey colour scheme.  Anna loved the moonvista carnations I used in many bouquets because "they look black" she told me.  Along with the carnations I added very dark burgundy dahlia, grey dusty miller and echiveria and finally white spray roses.
Thanks to Christopher Porto for capturing the day!

For the maid of honor we used smaller versions of the echiveria used in Anna's bouquet

For the groom Anna wanted to use the carnations again along with silver berzillia berries and dusty miller
For the Flower girl (and Anna's beautiful daughter) we used a massing of moonvista carnations and dusty miller foliage
The ceremony arrangements were a massing and mounding of commercial (football) mums, spray roses, dahlia, carnations, berzillia berries, rhamnas berries, dusty miller and diablo ninebark foliage

Thanks for allowing Lush to be a part of your special day Anna and Kevin!

Jess and Rob July 31, 2011

The first time I met Rob Tyndall he was expertly sliding down a curling sheet...I think that's what they call it....
I however was looking anything but graceful as I clumsily slid down the sheet (of ice) on my knees. 
I was a student at the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture and he was my Entomology teachers son.  You can imagine how old I felt when a few years later little Rob Tyndal met me at the bridal show with his lovely fiance Jessica Button.
Jess and Rob are huge foodies and decided to host their reception at the Benchmark Restaurant on the Niagara College campus.  The grounds of the school provided a great space for an outdoor ceremony as well.  All images taken by Joshua Kraemer .

The colour scheme for the wedding was black, white, lime green and hot pink  for the bride we used white calla lilies, green fuji mums, green hypericum berries, white hydrangea, clematis seed heads, brain celosia and diablo ninebark foliage (for the touch of black)
Crisp and clean calla lily with hypericum, foliage and a ribbon wrap

The beautiful flower girl and her celosia and hypericum fairy wand

The centerpieces were kept very minimal but striking and complimented the burst of pink in the napkins perfectly.  A black band of ribbon was added to each vase to bring the final wedding colour in.

Lush does not do cakes but I had to include these pictures as I think this is one of the most amazing cake flowers I have ever like the real fuji mums in Jess's bouquets!  It was created by the talent at Benchmark Restaurant as well!