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Kate’s Beautiful Bouquet

As expected, in royal tradition, Kate came out with not only a stunning gown, but a wonderful small bouquet filled with white and green florals–myrtle included!

Heart-Throbbing Colour

{All photography courtesy Michael Moore Photography}  Hues, tones, textures… they can say so much. When my long time childhood friend, talent artist, graphic designer, and in my humble opinion colour expert, asked me to do her flowers, I admit I

Day 99: A Royal Bouquet Must

Just like the dress, Kate Middleton’s bridal bouquet is a closely guarded secret. Will she choose roses? Peonies? Hydrangeas? Hand-tied? Cascading? At this point it’s anyone’s guess, but we do know that her bouquet will most definitely contain the herb

Wedding Belle: Beachside Beauty

Bride: Victoria Scotton Wedding Date: September 25, 2009 Wedding Location: Zurich, Ontariro Wedding Style: Wearing a stunning strapless dress with cascading ruffles from her waist down accompanied with a wrapped long beige ribbon, Victoria looked beautiful on her beachside big

Jenna Von Oy’s Florist

If you want beautiful floral inspiration, try Just for Your Floral Design. With their romantic and gorgeous array of wedding arrangements, it’s no wonder that Jenna Von Oy (most notably remembered as Six on Blossom) chose them to create her

My Hydrangea Addiction

I totally love hydrangea! I think I may have mentioned this before, but its lush, full, spectacular blooms put a huge smile on my face. I love to design with it in every aspect of a wedding, right down to

Black Is So Sexy

Bridesmaids in black dresses, a black sash on a stunning white wedding gown, black vases, black napkins, and even a black calla lily bouquet—no colour just black & white—timeless, stunning, and yes… sexy. Classic Graydon Hall was the back drop

Summer Sedum

Sedum is an amazing flower that changes colour as the season progresses. It starts to become available in early August in a fresh green colour.  As the season progress it changes to a soft pink, then a rosy pink, and

Looking forward to tulip season!

I just had these amazing pictures sent to me by photographer Kevin Lam, from a wedding we did together at the Carlu in the spring. They made me miss tulips! I have been meeting with plenty of spring 2011 brides

A Casual Affair

When longtime customer, turned friend, emailed me late July to say that he and his girlfriend had decided to get married August 21st, it was a welcomed surprise!  We had a little over three weeks to transform their beautiful beach

Oh so pretty!

I have never been one to update my computer background, but I had this picture on my phone background within 10 minutes of getting it off my camera. It is just such a darn pretty bouquet!

The Perfect Rose

In my humble opinion, fat open roses that squish together with no space in-between, creating a perfect sphere of flawless petals is magnificent. These are circus roses. It’s OK, you can stare.

The Teardrop

Want a little more drama added to your dress, without overdoing it? The classic, yet bold teardrop bouquet may be the perfect fit. Absolutely stunning with all roses, the bouquet will make the most impact by using a single colour.

The CG&S McDreamy

As I’m sure you all know by now, I love, love, love whites and creams. I would even say this event could easily be our CG&S Signature wedding. White hydrangea, lisianthus and creamy Vandella roses in a low, lush mounded

cascading bouquet–yes or no?

Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/WireImage/Getty Images If you’re not up-to-date with your royal news–last week Princess Victoria of Sweden tied the knot to her former personal trainer, Daniel Westling in an opulent ceremony at Stockholm cathedral. Aside from her gorgeous custom-made

I’ve got butterflies…

{clockwise from top left: thank-you tag via Polka Dot Design, cupcake wrapper via Estilo Weddings, butterfly bouquet via Icyjewelry’s Shop, cake via The Butterfly Effect} I was inspired by Jenn Sibranti’s (from Hostess with the Mostess) latest collaboration with Polka

Playing with Mother Nature

I love the true natural beauty that all flowers have to offer. I am not a huge fan of stem died product or paints. But I also love a consistent theme to a wedding. Colours that coordinate the linens, the

Wedding Season is Back!

There is no better way to kick off the beginning of wedding season, than doing flowers for a friend. Lindsay, from HRM Photography, was married on April 17th. What made this so fun, is a couple of years ago when

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

…unless it’s a fake rose, that is! For the most part, I am avoiding fake things on my wedding day—no fake nails or fake hair or anything like that. I am, however, going to be “faking it” with the flowers—all

Wow! Wooden Flowers

I was recently inspired by Cynthia Martyn’s latest blog inspiration on wooden flowers. At first glance these gorgeous blooms look like your ordinary elegant bouquet. But, once up close, you can definitely see all the pretty and little intricate details.

Heavenly Hydrangeas

I love hydrangeas and currently have the most beautiful blue ones at home, an Easter gift from Mom and Dad. Looking at it immediately takes me back to when I was choosing flowers for my wedding last February—I wanted an

Carnations Have Feelings Too

Yesterday I had the oddest conversation with a florist. She had mentioned that, and I quote, “I would NEVER put a carnation in a wedding bouquet.” Immediately taken back, I thought to myself, hmm, now what’s wrong with carnations? Sure

Pretty, PRETTY, Flowers

I just discovered Rose’s, Flowers & Gifts, this really hip and creative flower shop located in Vancouver. Can I just say? LOVE their arrangements. Everything looks so pretty (as noted in my title above) and really fresh. Here’s a few

The Famous Calla Lily

A stately flower that makes a huge impact all on it’s own—in a stunning brides bouquet, a tall magnificent centrepiece, a single bloom boutonnière. Callas are grown here in Canada, as well as overseas. There can be a significant difference

Hmm, bouquets or cupcakes? You decide.

I’m sure most of you can relate to me when I say that there’s nothing more stressful than coming back to work on a Tuesday morning (after the long weekend!) to endless amounts of e-mails. BUT, I was super-glad to