Samie & Luke's Parkdale Wedding

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When I first met Samie & Luke, I could tell right away that they were going to be a fun and loving couple to work with. Samie immediately began by telling me about their new puppy Pepper and laughed as she showed me pictures and told me about her latest puppy-antics.

I loved that Luke joined us for the consultation, as often grooms opt out of this part of wedding planning. He asked lots of questions about different flowers, and it was refreshing to see that they were taking on their floral decor together as a couple. Throughout the planning stages of their wedding, I was touched when I read an e-mail from Luke who reached out to me about a copper arbour he knew would make Samies wedding day complete. His efforts to make their day everything she had dreamed of was so very evident and heart warming to be part of. 

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For her bouquet, Samie knew she wanted to go with neutral colours but said she wanted to add one focal flower with a deeper colour to stand out. I knew the perfect rose for her would be the amnesia rose. I paired the mauve blooms with some champagne coloured sahara roses, white dahlias, white majolica spray roses, white veronica, some astrantia for some whimsical texture, and hanging hellebore for a touch of romance. 

When their wedding day arrived, I delivered Samies bouquets to her and her reaction was everything I could have asked for. Nothing in this line of work is better than a bride who falls in love with her bouquet at first sight! After a congratulatory hug, I was on my way to their venue in Parkdale.

The Only One Gallery is a beautiful urban venue which is unique because it is so versatile. You truly have the ability to create your own atmosphere in this industrial and exposed brick art gallery. Samie & Luke went with the modern minimalist style of the space. I designed their copper arbour with light Italian ruscus foliage and peekaboo lisianthus flowers. I draped a light mauve fabric over the structure to add a soft feminine romance to the installation.  

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Their table top decor was modern with lots of greenery. It included Italian ruscus garland runners, metallic geometric decor, golden candle votives, and bud vases with lisianthus and baby breath.

In the corner of the room against an exposed brick backdrop was their three tiered naked wedding cake designed by Tracy Gomes. Together Tracy and I added the fresh floral decor to the wedding cake. The flowers included the same amnesia, sahara and white majolica roses to match Samies bouquet. This cake was a showstopper!

 

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All together this wedding was one of my favourites of the season. Not only were Samie & Luke a pleasure to work with, but their entire day and urban chic wedding style came together seamlessly. They brought elegance and minimalism to Parkdale, and they did it down the graffiti alley just off Brock Avenue. The photographs by Bows & Lavender are hands down the most unique and authentic wedding portraits I have ever seen, and they perfectly capture the style and love shared by this lovely couple. 

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• Photography: Bows & Lavender • Venue: 5 Brock Events • Catering: Eatertainment • Cake Design: Tracey Gomes • Event Planning: GP Stylish Events • Make Up: All Dolled Up By C •Hair Styling: Tiffany Dasilva • Videography: Eksena Productions •

The 2017 Annual Open House at Cambium Farms | EventSource

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     When our favourite venue asked us to design the floral arrangements for their annual open house, we jumped at the chance to collaborate and make their event space a unique one! Cambium Farms is a breathtaking barn venue with a truly rustic interior. We opted for an eye-catching and playful bohemian theme with a colourful palette of coral and burgendy peonies, orange, berry & bright yellow roses combined with blue delphinium and lush garden greenery. The colourful and dainty glass vases were scattered across every other table alternating with garlands full of colourful blooms. We created two floral installations to display in the corner of the exposed wooden beams, they were almost tropical with floating green fern, bright fuchsia snapdragons, and those to die for coral peonies. We absolutely loved working on these flower arrangements and can't wait to return to Cambium Farms again soon!

I loved the alternating garland floral runners and small flower arrangements with statement florals.
— Tanya D'Angela, EventSource

Thanks to A Brit & A Blonde for providing the amazing photographs!

Check out the EventSource.ca blog HERE to read more about this event and other collaborating vendors...

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A Copper and Blush Styled Shoot with Modern Accents | WedLuxe Magazine

Back in April, we planned our first ever styled shoot with the help of our friends at Cambium Farms. We so much enjoyed dreaming up different ideas for this shoot, finally settling on a copper inspired theme with lots of soft blush colours and modern accents. We couldn't believe our eyes when we read that the photos taken by the amazing Holly from Hipnotik Photography would be featured on the WEDLUXE blog this July. Not only was it fun to plan out this styled shoot, but it was a fantastic experience working together with other wedding creatives. I truly could not have pulled this off without their talent and passion.

An oasis filled with metallic copper, dusty blush, and rose gold geometric accents comes to life at the elegant Cambium Farms in Caledon, Ontario. The antique setting, muted colour palette, and lush foliage juxtaposed with the modern tablescape ultimately makes for one eye-catching design statement.
— wedluxe.com

Click HERE to see the full article with more photos! 

 

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Participating Vendors

• Dress: Robert Bullock from Sash & Bustle Boutique • Stationary Design: Utility House • Make-Up: Lauryn Hopwood • Hair: Liz Sinopoli • Place Settings: Plate Occasions • Furniture: Marvelle Events • Cake Design: Bobbette & Belle • Lighting & Drapery: Cayuga Creative •