Happy Thursday, all!
TGI almost-F, right?
Want to see some detail shots of Richelle and Matt’s wedding flowers from the other weekend?
I was pretty excited to tackle these calla and peacock feather designs after my first meeting with Richelle.
I’d been online-stalking bouquets with feathers all year, and their wedding venue, the Renaissance on Queen St, has the perfect art deco, Great Gatsby vibe to compliment the architectural flowers and tall feathers.
Richelle made peacock feather fans for her bridesmaids to carry in place of bouquets, and she also made peacock feather bouts and corsages for groomsmen and family members. I think she bought every photo frame, birdcage, and peacock feather in town to create her own centrepieces– most of the decor was already done before I came on the scene!
Richelle carried 7 callas with peacock feathers. I loved the green stripes in these flowers, and found ribbon to match!
I took care of the bride and flower girl’s bouquets, the groom’s boutonniere, corsages for mothers of the bride and groom, and venue decor.
The Renaissance was built in the 1800s and used to be a church- but the colour and materials remind me of the 30s.
We used a garland to frame the couple as they said their vows in front of the fireplace.
Garland and fireplace detail.
Garland close up- the father of the bride made gold letters to spell the word ‘always’
I was chatting with the venue manager Denis while setting up, and he says giant potted palms look great with all that crystal and marble, too. (He commented on the originality of our window urns and garland- I consider that a pretty big compliment from someone who sees two or three weddings per weekend!)
Urn inserts of curly willow, fern, eucalyptus, and ruscus
Everyone I met at the Renaissance was friendly and helpful, and I hear the whole day was amazing. Get yourself over there if you’re looking for a Kingston event venue with a bit of 30s sparkle.
Three cheers for the newlyweds- thanks again for letting me create the flowers for your big day!
Have a great weekend, everyone!