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100 LAYER CAKELET FEATURE | Flower Crown Sunset Maternity Shoot

November 26, 2015  |  blog, Press

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A whole lot of gorgeousness today as we share a beautiful Flower Crown Sunset Maternity feature from 100 Layer Cakelet. Our dear and beautiful friend Danielle of Shaw Events asked us to create  floral crowns for her and the sweet Miss E. for a maternity shoot to document her even more beautiful & growing family.  I knew they had wanted to capture the warm beautiful glow of a late summer sunset, so I had to capture those same splendid tones in the crowns. With luscious phalenopsis orchids, romantic ranunculus and beautiful multi petaled garden roses, textured amaranths in fantastic shades of peaches, corals, marsala with accents of silvery green eucalyptus … the crowns couldn’t have been any more perfect! We love the soft way in which uber talented photographer Sarah Martin  documented this beautiful Momma and the loves of her life.

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Thank you to 100 Layer Cakelet for sharing this beautiful maternity shoot.

Photographer ~ Sarah Martin Photography

Styling ~ Shaw Events



October 30, 2015  |  blog, Press

Well Hello Weekend!!! What a way to start the weekend….Thank you, thank you, thank you for nominating me as BEST FLORAL DESIGNER in the area!! Your love and support mean so much to me!!! It truly is a blessing to be able to spend my days working with my passion … gorgeous flowers, being inspired by them and by my clients. I love what I do and love creating fabulous florals to help our clients celebrate one of the most momentous days in their lives. It really is a great job!

Thank You to those I spend my life with, my family, the 3 true love’s of my life, for allowing me to do what I love so much. Thank you for your support, love and encouragement and for allowing me to sleep in on Sunday mornings after a very late night of work. Thank you for putting up with my crazy work schedule, for putting up with the flowers that sometime overflow into our home, for the long hours I spend away from you, for the loving smiles and hugs that you give me after a long day of work. You three are the most amazing people in my life!! Love you so!! Thank you to my best friends & family for knowing that I am unavailable to spend time with you at the craziest times of the year. Thank you to my team, my gals, my minions, my support staff who stand behind me and my name and put up with my constant demands and who make me laugh daily. Without you … I don’t know what I’d do!!! Thank you to my many friendors and venues…for recommending me to your clients, for working tirelessly with me to create some pretty awesome, gorgeous and amazing weddings! Most of all, thank you to my couples for entrusting me with such an important element of your wedding day, your wedding flowers! For without you I couldn’t do what I love to do the most…create beautiful wedding flowers!

Thank you I am so honoured and blessed! Oodles and Oodles of love, Sue xo

THE LOVELY KNOT FEATURE | Steampunk Creative

THE LOVELY KNOT FEATURE | Steampunk Creative

October 28, 2015  |  blog, Press, style shoots & Inspiration

Happy Wednesday! We’ve been anxiously waiting to share our inspiration creative shoot that we were so honoured to be apart of earlier this summer. Our photographer Ally Kristensen, was completely inspired by the victorian western era and wanted to bring to life a vision of traveling brides on route to meet their new grooms in the west. Sounds kinda crazy I know, but we all fell in love with this twist on victorian steam punk/victorian western and had so much fun bringing Ally’s vision to life. Its romantic, organic and full of wonderful details.

Our beautiful florals in shades of purples, lavenders and caramel yellows were a perfect contrast to the lush forest setting. Hydrangea, garden roses, lisianthus, peony, trailing vines and ferns added a slight elegance to this western traveling wedding caravan. Along with their gorgeous pieces of vintage furniture & unique vintage props, Warehouse 84 acreage property on the outskirts of Ancaster provided the perfect surroundings. Artwork for the stationary was hand created by Alicia’s Infinity. Gorgeous gowns were supplied by Best For Bride Hamilton. To complete our traveling ladies wardrobe, was the simply perfect custom hand made jewellery by Alicia’s Infinity. Hair & make up by the always lovely Aleeza Jawed. Confections by Maria of Sweet Avenue Cakery and of course the beautiful photography is by the uber talented Ally Kristensen.

Thank you to The Lovely Knot for featuring our beautiful labour of love.

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FLOWER BUDGET | How to budget your wedding flowers

October 21, 2015  |  blog

Spice-Factory-Styled-Shoot-0054Budget, Money…the essential thing we all need to talk about when planning a wedding. If you have never planned a wedding before, you maybe surprised on how expensive it can be. The gown, the venue, the food, the photographer, flowers, entertainment, travel, the minister, the favours, it all adds up! And it’s best to begin with a plan. Know who’s going to pay for what and how much of the budget they are going to contribute will help make the planning process easier and just a little less stressful.

When it comes to flowers, with so many options, it can be hard to know where to start. However, the possibilities are endless for any type of flower budget. With a realistic approach to your flower budget, we can assist you in selecting pieces that will bring your vision to fruition beautifully.

Normally we suggest that our clients spend 10% to 15% of their overall budget on their flowers and decor. It is important to us that we have an idea on what your flower budget is, so that we can guide you in the right direction and help you plan a fabulous atmosphere. Wedding flowers and floral services are expensive, so its important to be honest about your budget. It’s hard for us to help you find the perfect pieces when you don’t share your cost expectations with us. Be flexible too. You may have champagne tastes but with some flexibility on flower varieties and design styles, openness to repurposing, we can create a plan for you that is a little easier on the pocket book. Read More

Swoon Worthy | Jessica & Mike wed at the Waterfront Centre

Swoon Worthy | Jessica & Mike wed at the Waterfront Centre

We have such a swoon-worthy Elizabeth in Love documented wedding to get us through this week!  From the blue water coloured stationary to the accenting shells and drift wood, lanterns, white chivari chairs and navy linen to their gorgeous Sweet Celebrations Wedding Cake, the nautical influence is evident in every detail at Jessica & Mike’s summer wedding at the Waterfront Centre on the Hamilton harbour front. With gorgeous coral toned garden roses, ranunculus, popping white anemone and blue green accenting succulents, the fresh summer florals accented each part of their beautiful celebration.

Who better to document this celebration of their nuptials…the uber talented Elizabeth from Elizabeth in Love. Every image she captured of this momentous day for Jessica & Mike is absolutely exquisite! So…This is why we get giddy with excitement when we hear our SGD couples have hired Elizabeth to photography their wedding day.

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