Chris & Lauren’s Dreamy Estate Wedding


Chris and Lauren are both incredibly kind and sincere souls, they are without a doubt the perfect pair. We first met at a coffee shop in Parkdale, and I remember feeling so comfortable talking with them both, as if I was catching up with old friends.


With some help from Shaw Events, Lauren succeeded at planning a dreamy NOLT wedding at Gracewood Estates, Kurtz Orchard. Gracewood Estates is a hidden gem tucked away between a woodland estate and an apple orchard. The Victorian era home is surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens (with fountains!), and whimsical weeping willows.

I remember working on their ceremony floral decor early that fall day while listening to birds chirping, with no one else around. It was a magical feeling and there truly was something special in the air that day when Lauren & Chris got married.


Lauren’s STUNNING dress was a vintage inspired effortless yet elegant design by A La Robe Paris, purchased from Toronto’s Lovers Land Boutique. Her ceremony look included a floor length veil, and a delicate jewel hair piece.


Chris wore a bespoke Tiger of Sweden suit. He went for a classic look, but don’t think we missed that subtle leg stripe Chris!

Not only did he look stylish on his wedding day, but that custom suit jacket also stole the show when Chris stopped mid-ceremony to wrap his jacket around his (almost) wife on this brisk October day. This was the part of their wedding video where we started to shed a few tears <3.


The bridal bouquet was romantic and ethereal. The figure eight design included Dahlias, Lisianthus and Snap Dragon in neutral ivory tones, dusty blush Quicksand Roses and accents of vintage mauve Amnesia Roses. The blend of mixed foliages is what gave this bouquet it’s whimsical design.


Lauren’s maids wore assorted shades of nude and grey. They held small neutral posies with hints of vintage mauve and flowing ivory chiffon ribbon.


The reception was held inside the marquee tent overlooking the apple orchard. The decor included blush chiffon runners, loose Italian Ruscus foliage, and assorted sized bud vases with mauve, blush and neutral florals scattered throughout the family style harvest tables. Each setting had a single sprig of Italian Ruscus beside the hand written name cards.

Thank you to Lauren and Chris for having us as part of your amazing wedding vendor team. We LOVED everything about this day, and look forward to becoming even better friends in the future!

Lauren & Chris’s wedding was perfectly captured by Simply Lace Photography.

Laura & Oliver's Romantic Vintage Inspired Wedding


Sometimes all of the stars align for a group of creatives on an event and this perfect day was one of those times. When Laura first reached out to me, I was thrilled that she had chosen my little flower business to help bring her vision to life. Laura is an very talented photographer and one half of Rust and Bark Wedding Photography. Her creative photography style is symbolic of everything she wanted her wedding day to be - moody, romantic, and vintage inspired.


I was very eager to find out who Laura and Oliver had chosen to document their big day, and I think I might have jumped for joy when I found out it was going to be Jessy from Bows and Lavender. Jessy is an incredibly talented creative, whose work captures the emotions in the air at that very moment. Her photographs tell a love story full of warmth, joy and passion.


Laura’s dress was so incredibly unique and reminded me of 1920s vintage glamour. The trailing lace veil stole the show in almost every shot. Her bridesmaids wore eccentric floor length dresses in different colours and patterns. It all came together perfectly with the rich red, golden and blue tones of the florals in their whimsical bouquets.


Laura & Oliver held their ceremony and reception at The Storys Building, downtown Toronto. It has multiple levels to accommodate room re-design and the industrial and historical vibe was the perfect setting for this vintage inspired wedding. At the alter, they asked me for a hanging branch installation. I was so excited about it, I foraged it 6 months before their wedding date (before the spring bloom). It sat in the corner of my studio slowly drying out to create the perfect rustic and aged look for their August wedding date.


After their ceremony, we re-desgined the room with harvest tables for the reception with lush garden inspired floral arrangements in vintage compotes. August is the perfect time of the year for local florals, and these arrangement were bursting with local burnt orange dahlias, raspberry toned strawflower, periwinkle blue delphinium, and moody brown lisianthus. Of course, we also added in our favourite Quicksand roses and to die for red velvet Baccara roses. The compote arrangements were complimented with eucalyptus and ruscus foliage runners with pomegranates, pears and local raspberries on the vine.


The images from this day will forever be some of my favourite. If I could re-do this wedding every year I would do it exactly the same way, every time. Thank you Laura & OIiver for having us as part of your day <3.


Kaitlin & Drew's Rustic Barn Wedding at Cambium Farms


Kait & Drew are a fun-loving couple that I also have the pleasure of calling good friends! As a couple, their light-hearted nature and hilarious sense of humour is something you feel right away when spending time with them. When we got together for their floral consultation, Kait knew she wanted to incorporate some amazing boho inspired pieces into the floral decor. Her ideas were inspiring and I was instantly excited to be part of their big day. Drew had one thing and one thing only in mind - He wanted a floral chandelier!


Kait’s ivory & neutral bouquet was garden inspired with local peonies and garden roses as focal florals. We added lisianthus, spray roses and fresh local lilac as complimentary florals. It all came together with a textured blend of eucalyptus and ruscus foliages. Thanks to the fresh white lilac, this bouquet smelled as good as it looked!


Kait’s maid’s carried floral hoops down the aisle, a refreshing alternative to the traditional bridesmaid bouquet. Along with the floral hoops, their multi-coloured and mix-matched skirts created a boho inspired look for this countryside barn wedding.


The ceremony decor was natural, earthy and California inspired. The copper arbour was solely decorated with eucalyptus and white delphinium florals.


As a friend of the couple, I was able to take in their ceremony as a guest. The officiant told the tale of how they met, what they love most about each other, and their accomplishments as a couple (and fur-parents). I was laughing one second, and in tears the next. It was a touching ceremony for two people with a serendipitous love story.


Kait & Drew wanted to bring the outside in for their rustic barn reception. We excentuated this all-wooden space with lush foliage floating up the pillars of the barn. The long harvest tables were lined with hand laid mixed foliage runners. The show stopper was without a doubt the garden inspired floral chandelier above the dance floor. This was not your average floral chandelier! It included local peonies, English garden roses, and whimsical flowing foliage. I would be willing to bet that it was the second most beautiful thing Drew set his eyes on that day!


Behind the head table hung five copper hoops with mixed foliage and ivory floral decor, perfectly framed by the romantic drapery hung from beam to beam. A romantic touch that always softens the look of this rustic space.


This wedding was so inspiring and fun to bring together. I know my team and I enjoyed building the floral chandelier, just as much as Kait and Drew enjoyed dancing the night away under it. If you are asking yourself “Do I need a floral chandelier at my reception?”. The answer is - YES!


K + D, Thank you so much for having us as part of your day!

Photography by Livi Shaw

Sharon & Fayyaz Tie The Knot at Historic Hart House

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If you are looking for a romantic castle setting for your fairy-tale wedding, then Hart House is the venue for you! We couldn't resist getting lost in the historical stone hallways and marble staircases during set-up that afternoon. Hart House was without a doubt a bucket list venue for us, and we were thrilled when Sharon and Fayyaz asked us to be part of their wedding day! 

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We knew when we met Sharon that she was smart, graceful and very kind. When she told us she was looking for a soft and feminine look, we were envisioning lots of dusty blush, creamy ivory and subtle whites. The bridal bouquet we made for Sharon was a romantic garden inspired rose bouquet that will definitely steal your heart. 

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Sharon & Fayyaz's wedding included two ceremonies to honour both of their Religions. They had two lush garden style urn arrangements that they were able to re-purpose and enjoy for both ceremonies. We used an ivory linen to drape over the acrylic pedestals for an elegant look in the Hart House courtyard. 

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The Great Hall is a breathtaking space to host your wedding guests for a post-ceremony reception and dinner. Sharon and Fayyaz opted for harvest tables with simple yet elegant foliage and linen runners with minimal floral accents. 

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Our favourite piece from this unforgettable wedding was hands down the garden inspired head table centrepiece. Some of the best floral pieces are the ones designed on site, in the space they are intended for. I think it is evident that we found our surrounding inspiring when we created this floral magic! 

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Congratulations to this lovely couple! Thank you for having us as part of your day. It is one my team and I will remember for years to come! 

Thank You to Jeremie Dupont Photography for perfectly capturing this day, and for             providing us with the above images. 

Sandi & Mike's Timeless Garden Wedding at Evergreen Brickworks

Sandi and Mike threw a June wedding to remember! Their vision of simple and elegant decor perfectly complimented their industrial reception space and the surrounding natural gardens. 


The breezy June afternoon and lush gardens at Evergreen Brickworks provided the perfect backdrop for their romantic first look photos. 


Sandi's Pronovias wedding gown was a modern and feminine silhouette with vintage lace and button down details. She was a vision of natural beauty, and this dress perfectly captured the timeless and classic feel of her wedding day. 


The bridal bouquet was garden inspired, with lush foliage and a neutral ivory palette. The focal florals included local peonies, English garden roses, and premium white roses. The focal blooms were accented with white lilac, lisianthus, queen annes lace, stock flower and local orange blossom. 


Sandi's maids wore matching dusty blue off-the-shoulder dresses. Their garden inspired bouquets were neutral and ivory posies to match Sandi’s bouquet. 


Mike looked draper in a modern version of your classic black tuxedo. His white ranunculus boutonniere was a subtle symbol of the couples dutch ancestry. 


The ceremony was held on the pavilion overlooking the pond and extensive natural gardens. The industrial copper arch was decorated with foraged greens and minimal white florals in an asymmetrical design. It was the perfect focal piece to accent the natural surroundings. 


The tablescape included delicate glass bud vases with majolica spray roses, lisianthus, delphinium and queen annes lace. A trio of pillar candles was at the centre of these long harvest style tables, with a flowing runner of Italian ruscus to bring everything together. 


With a classic palette of ivory, glass, and natural greens this wedding was the perfect combination of effortless style with subtle hints of glamour. Congratulations Sandi & Mike - we are thrilled to have been part of your day, and will remember this wedding for years to come! 

Photography: Christine Lim Weddings | Venue: Evergreen Brickworks | Planning: August in Bloom | Dress: Pronovias | Make-Up: Bespoke Beauty

Samie & Luke's Parkdale Wedding


When I first met Samie & Luke, I could tell right away that they were going to be a fun-loving couple to work with. Samie began our consultation 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. I find that grooms often 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. 


For her bouquet, Samie knew she wanted to go with neutral colours, but said she wanted to add one focal flower with a bold hue to stand out. I knew the perfect rose 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.  



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!



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. 


• 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 •