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Thunderstruck! (weekend wedding report)

work in progress

Lilies are scary, the stuff of rookie nightmares:
They stain. They change shape and size throughout the day. They crush if you look at them the wrong way.
They are sooooo lovely, though. I never used to care for orange lilies, but that intense colour is growing on me. (Diffuse, rainy day light makes everything paler here than in reality)

Must must must tuck them away towards the centre of the bouquet next time, to better protect those fragile petals.


Lessons learned courtesy Brenda and Mike, who got hitched this Saturday.

I kept my eyes on the skies after delivering their order- fortunately, the sun stayed out just past their ceremony time. Then, the giant apocalyptic storm clouds rolled in to town. Hopefully everyone had time for photos before the monsoon-style rains, crashes and bangs.
Such weather dramarama! Suited the tropical-punch theme, it was steamy like a rainforest here in good old K town. A mutual friend did tell me they all said this wedding would be epic…

Ontario-grown Asiatic lilies, freesia, callas, delphinium, and alstroemeria rounded out with Ecuadorian roses, Colombian hypericum, and California greens. I fell in love with Brenda’s peach/coral/aqua/orange/white colour scheme the second she emailed me about her wedding. We planned this all by email and a couple phone calls, by the way- if you can’t meet in person, we can still get beautiful things done!

bridesmaid 2

wrist corsage

flower girl basket 2

I know a few rockstar, still-madly-in-love couples whose wedding days featured thunder and lightning and downpours. Bit of a nailbiter if you’re trying not to get rain on a giant white dress, but maybe a little stormy weather is lucky for love.

You’ll have to come up with your own metaphors here, my dears, I am WIPED.
Coffee time. Again.
Congratulations and many happy years to Brenda and Mike.
xo Happy Monday.

PS. Stuck in your head in 3….2….1…

You’re welcome.


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Light it up

I spent the weekend gardening in between daytime cloudbursts. (Holy Moly am I out of shape!)

The 100 mile bouquet: cherry blossoms and meadow rue from my yard/neighbourhood, birch leaves from Dad's farm.

The 100 mile bouquet: cherry blossoms and meadow rue from my yard/neighbourhood, birch leaves from Dad’s farm.

The King’s Town Players annual Beer Dinner and Season 4 Launch Friday, firepit/drinks/backyard fireworks show with friends Saturday, and Monday’s gazebo build/hot tub party with yet more friends rounded out the evenings pretty nicely. (Holy moly is it great to soak in a hot tub after gardening while out-of-shape…)

I should never take three days off in a row, it totally floors me and takes my head out of the game every time…

No fireworks photos for all y’all, but you could light this one up:


In fact, I did, at my own wedding 10 years ago. We had the florist fill this hurricane lamp reservoir up with white freesia, orchids, and assorted greens in honour of my Nana; freesia was her favourite flower.

My sister is getting married this summer, and I thought I would try out and photograph good old lampy, to see if she would like me to bring it over for her wedding ceremony. I did it up with locally foraged raspberry and cherry blossom, imported (Colombian?) dianthus-as-moss, and Ontario-grown freesia, chrystanthemum, and alstroemeria:

Photography by Kingston’s very own David L Slack- he came over to do some product shots as well as portraits in the studio. If you’re in the Kingston area and looking for a friendly, professional photographer and all-around good guy, get yourself over to Dave’s facebook page:

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Happy Tuesday!

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Kristy and Matt, August 31, 2012

These are some snaps by myself, my husband, and friends also in attendance. I will add more photos, better photos, once I have some official shots from the photographer.

Kristy and Matt’s sunflower wedding at the Station Touristique Duchesnay, Ste. Catherine de la Jacques Cartier, Quebec:

FACT: You can fit 110 sunflowers into a single queen hotel room.

Freesia bouttonieres for the gentlemen.  In future, I  would recommend freesia boutts in a cooler weather/fewer- grabby- babies situation; but the scent was to die for.

Beautiful view of the lake from the gazebo

The Bride’s bouquet

This wedding was such a joyful weekend to be part of, both as a florist and friend of the bride.  Congratulations to Kristy and Matt!

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