Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Floral Fixx and the Winnipeg Jets
We wanted to show you the floral decor we did a few weeks ago for the Jets event we did. I think the flowers were understated and special and it was awesome incorporating the Jets colours in our flower choices.
mini callas and roses in a blue square cube
What a cute cookie!
Friday, November 25, 2011
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Ivy: Old-fashioned or Modern?
Even though we tend to stay away from it, ivy actually used to be very traditionally used in wedding bouquets. Ivy actually means fidelity and many brides traditionally put an ivy plant in their bouquet and then later, transferred it into a pot and let it continue to grow as a symbol of the marriage and how it grows and flourishes (just remember to water!).
I'd like to share some photos of a great way to use ivy in wedding flowers without being old-fashioned or gaudy. These were from a wedding we did back in March and
This is the groom's bout and I absolutely love the dendrobium orchid (right in the front). The subtle pink details are beautiful.
This is the bride's bouquet with the ivy incorporated. The glads are also a beautiful colour.
This is a bridesmaid bouquet. It shows that even though ivy is used traditionally in cascade bouquets, it will work in other bouquets as well.
Beautiful trailing ivy in a larger arrangement.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Ashley and Allessandro
Ashley was a pleasure to work with and her plum, black and lime green theme was modern and beautiful. We loved working with Madeline's Weddings & Events and thank them for sharing these photos taken by Curtis Moore.
A mini carn and mini calla boutonniere was the perfect combonation of elegance while incorporating the colour scheme.
Ashely ordered 25 of these hydrangea pew bows that we were able to reuse for her reception decoration.
We love the scattered pin look on the handle of her bouquet. We were able to take a simple white satin wrap and add a little interest with purple pins.
This is a beautiful shot of all of the bouquest which were made with cymbid orchids, roses and daisies.
An example of what we did with the hydrangea pew bows at the reception.
Beautiful, simple table centres with an orchid underwater and floating candles.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Have fun with the little things
Very cute for a summer, country-style wedding. You could fill these jars with little goodies your guests could take home after.
This is so cute! I absolutely love this creative idea for table numbers. It's such a personalized way to make the table numbers a fun, conversation piece.
This would be a very simple, very inexpensive (pretty close to free, in fact) of numbering your tables. Even though it's simple though, it's different and people appreciate when couples mix it up a little.
Why not make the table number something "useful"? Putting the number on the wine bottle is an interesting way to utilize something that's already on the table.
This would take a little bit of time to do (being that you'd have to organize a photoshoot before the wedding) but you could always use the engagement photoshoot for this. Those frames are probably fairly inexpensive and again, an excellent example of personalizing the table numbers. So cute!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Table set-up example
Friday, November 11, 2011
I'm sitting here listening to Christmas songs (It's a little early, I know but I don't care, I love this time of year) and just picturing how beautiful a Christmas wedding could be. And it doesn't have to be your traditional colours either. Just look at this one:
Imagine a Christmas ornament favour? Amazing and what a great keepsake!
Love the ammarylis in this one (the red flower). Wouldn't this be a fantastic table centre?
Or this one?
Have you guys ever been to a Christmas wedding? What did you think of it?
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
The Everlasting Engagement Ring
And with a proposal, comes a ring of course. An engagement ring should be modern but also classically timeless. After all, you’ll have that ring for the rest of your life! Here are a few engagement rings that are different but would still stand the test of time in my opinion. (photos from www.weddingbells.ca)
Did someone say Kate Middleton? by Linda Penwarden Jewellery ($4,200)
Rose cut diamond ring by Kim Drosdick of Flux + Form ($2,200)
This is a quartz ring by Carelle at Birks ($2,150) It's hard to tell in the photo but it has a slightly greenish hue to it.
This one's beautiful but on the pricier side. It's a sapphire and diamond ring by Mark Lash ($16,800)
I love the rose-gold setting in this Tacori ring. ($2,080)
This ring costs more than most people make in a year but a girl can dream, right? It's a yellow diamond ring from Cartier ($80,300)
This is actually a pale green amethyst by Erin Tracy. ($1,520)
This is very princess-ey to me. It's by SAV & Co. Design ($2,800)
This is probably my favourite of the bunch. It's by Jean Schlumberger at Tiffany & Co. ($29,900)
What do you think of them?
What do you think about picking out your own ring? Would you rather have your fiancé pick it out or would you like to be involved in the process? Personally I would like to be involved. I completely trust my boyfriend’s taste but I want to be absolutely in love with my ring and I would never want to settle for something that’s just ok. Again, I can’t stress this enough, you’ll have it forever! You better love it.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Winter is Near, Have no Fear!
Of course, I’m just one flower shop so this is just my opinion but I’d like to share with you some favourite winter wedding trends and tips.
Winter makes me crave comfort food – something that warms you up from the inside out. You know, chilli, soup, mac n’ cheese or anything that feels great in the belly. Now, these foods may not be appropriate for a wedding but for your winter wedding menu, why not take some inspiration from the season? I love the idea of taking a comfort food and classing it up for a wedding. Check out these little finger foods.
(Photo from www.weddingbells.ca)
Don’t be too obvious or cliché
Maybe instead of your typical snowflake, use something a little more abstract for accent in your décor.
Love the subtle pinecones in this one.
(photo from www.bride.ca)
Make sure you’re prepared for the weather.
Take it from someone who’s a little “cold blooded” herself, there’s nothing worse than feeling cold ALL DAY. No need to wear a North Face parka over your wedding dress but make sure you’re going to be warm! AND maybe even MORE importantly (not really but hey, I’m a florist) please make sure you take proper care of your flowers the day of. DO NOT let them hit the cold unless they’re covered in some way. They will freeze and turn brown and look ugly. Trust me.
Winter equals glamour.
If you’re planning a winter wedding, think beyond red or royal blue. You could have the classiest wedding if you keep the colours white and silver with some sparkle thrown in. Winter comes with some of the best colours of the rainbow. Jewel tones? Yes, please!
(photo from www.getmarried.com_
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Wedding tips - Dos and Don'ts from The Floral Fixx
Let a professional handle anything perishable.
Ok, I know what you’re thinking, “Of course she’s going to say that, she’s a florist.” This is true and I recognize my bias. However, you will have enough things to worry about the day of. Florists know how to take care of flowers so that they don’t turn brown in the cold or so that they don’t shrivel up in the heat. Perishables are tricky and it’s not worth the risk!
Go to some wedding shows.
Wedding shows have A LOT to offer brides. They not only get you familiar with all the wedding vendors out there, but they can inspire you or give you a decorating idea.
Consider options based on your budget.
What I mean by this is, you don’t have to do a traditional wedding reception with a full, served dinner and an open bar. If you are on a limited budget, consider a later evening reception and serve appies and finger food, or a Sunday brunch wedding. People won’t see it as cheap, they’ll appreciate the variety and think of your wedding as something creative and different.
Don’t get your heart set on one venue.
Nowadays, venues are booked 1.5-2 years in advance of a wedding date! Lots of venues that something valuable and beautiful to offer and it’s best to keep an open mind and not let yourself get stuck on your one perfect venue. Remember how much you can decorate! When you go to see a space, think about what you could add to make it your special place.
No need to specify how your guests should dress.
This may be less of a tip than a pet peeve of mine but it deserves a mention nonetheless. If you’re going to write “formal” on your invitations, know that means black tuxedos and long dresses. This means “black tie”. If you want suits and cocktail dresses, this is referred to as “semi-formal”. With all that said however, you probably can trust that if you’re getting married at The Fort Garry Hotel, your guests will know they can’t wear jeans to your reception. No need to specify.
And probably the most important –
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
All you have to do is keep two things in mind and never deviate from them – you can’t please everyone and this is your day. If you’re always able to live by these words, you will be just fine. You’re getting married! Be happy and don’t let anyone or anything ruin that for you.