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Melissa’s Sneak Peek

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Almost every wedding I do becomes “my favourite”! This one was especially fun and beautiful! Another snowy November day and the perfect bouquet to match!

Silver and grey tones were brought out in the succulents, seeded eucalyptus and berzilia berries.

White roses and mini callas were include and the bouquet was tied with a satin purple ribbon to complement the bridesmaids dresses.

Lindsay’s Sneak Peek

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One of my best friends from school got married this November. It was a perfect snowy winter day and I was so happy to do her flowers! She chose a gorgeous classic bouquet of red roses to carry on her wedding day. Here’s a sneak peek of her bouquet…

I used three varieties of red roses in order to create a little extra texture and interest to the traditional rose posie.

It was the perfect choice to complement her hollywood glam gown and her beautiful smile.

It was also fun to work with Kyle Thomas as the photographer. I got a sneak peek of some of the photos from the wedding day and I can’t wait to share them!

The bridesmaids carried matching posies and the girls all wore red satin shoes to match!

Art

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I had the opportunity to work on a fun project with a friend of mine, Chandra Kremski. She is an artist who paints contemporary abstract pieces. She had her first solo show in Winnipeg a few weeks ago and asked me to make an arrangement for the opening night.

That is her sweet adorable daughter.

Check out her work here, or visit the exhibit at Flatlanders Studio in Winnipeg.

She also writes a column for Spareparts blog, The Rooster, which I also worked with her on last spring!

I took inspiration from some of my favourite paintings made by Chandra and created this arrangement with delphiniums.

Happy Birthday Mommer!

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This weekend we celebrated my grandma’s 90th birthday. We call her Mommer. I’m not sure what she was called before we called her Mommer but she was “named” when I was little enough to be learning how to talk. I would hear my mom calling her “mother”, and when I tried, it came out “Mommer”. So it stuck.

We had a big birthday party for her with her favourite people and things. My brother and his girlfriend flew in from Victoria and my uncle and aunt flew in from California. We had desserts and flowers and indulged in both!

My grandma loves flowers and desserts. She has an award winning garden that’s been featured in magazines and is the one who gave me my love for flowers. However, as much as she loves flowers she loves dessert even more. When she retired from her job as a legal secretary she was given a clock by her co-workers engraved with the saying, “Life is short, eat your dessert first!”. She definitely lives by that as a rule!

The arrangements I made for her party also tied into the Thanksgiving weekend. I used fall foliage from the yard, rose hips from the field, and the most gorgeous pink garden roses that literally filled the room with their scent.

Mommer’s favourite flower is the lily and her favourite colour is pink, so there was no way the arrangements could go with out pink stargazers.

Unfortunately once the guests began to arrive I was too busy shaking hands and receiving hugs that my camera sat lonely on the desk the entire time… So although there are few pictures of those that matter most, we all still wish Mommer a very happy birthday with lots and lots of love!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Debbie’s Sneak Peek

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Such a fabulous wedding! Exotic, whimsical and classic. Deep orange calla lilies, hypericum berries, dendrobium orchids, green cymbidium orchids,hydrangea, bouvardia, and ferns made up this gorgeous bride’s bouquet.

The bridesmaids carried similar bouquets of cymbidium orchids, hypericum berries, bouvardia, hydrangea, and ferns.

Jessica’s Sneak Peek

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Last weekend’s wedding was gorgeous! It was lush and wild and felt like a summer meadow! Perfect for a rustic outdoor wedding.

The bride’s bouquet was made of beautiful white lisianthus, hydrangea, queen anne’s lace, green hypericum berries and variegated pitsporum.

(I’m also loving the mason jar trend!)

The bridesmaid’s bouquets were full and lush and green!

Variegated pitsporum, queen anne’s lace, blupleurum, dewkist, and lisianthus gathered with champagne ribbon and jute twine.