Farmer’s Market Fresh Photoshoot

A little while back I had the pleasure of working with an absolutely stellar team of ladies on a styled photoshoot. The lovely Briar of Epic Events asked me to come on board to provide the florals for the shoot, and when I saw the mood boards she had put together with the team from Culinary Capers (the fantastic caterers that provided the location and the delicious food for the shoot) I couldn’t refuse. The vibe was fresh, garden-like, elegant yet relaxed. Basically all of my favourite things. The colour palette was simply whites and greens, which is always nice to work with, but otherwise I had quite a lot of creative freedom to create whatever I thought would work and compliment the rest of the decor. I must say it was refreshing to have that creative freedom, I have brides give me quite a bit as well from time to time, but I still always feel a bit of pressure, I mean it’s someone’s big day and I would never want them to be disappointed. Now of course I didn’t want to let this team down either, but just knowing that I was allowed to totally do my thing was magical, I really think it lead to great results! The bridal bouquet might be one of my favourites I’ve made to date! It looks lovely with the gorgeous dresses that were provided by Everly Fine Bridal, and the delicate jewelry by Keltie Leanne Designs. Some of the other vendors included vintage decor from Bespoke Decor and rentals from Pedersens, a beautiful stationary suite from Violet Grey Creative, and the team behind beautifying our model/bride was Save the Date Beauty. As I mentioned Culinary Capers provided a delectable spread included the cakes, and we shot at Waterview Special Event Space, which has amazing views of False Creek. And last but certainly not least, our wonderful photographer for the day was Jen Giles of Blush Sky Photography! She is one talented lady, the photos below speak for themselves!
I am also happy to say all our hard work paid off, this shoot was featured on the Real Wedding blog!
So without further ado, see the photos below!

Opening a Shop

Well I’ve done it. I have taken the leap and finally moved from working in a studio/warehouse space to an ACTUAL store front. It was quite the process. Finding a spot was half the battle but I managed to find a tiny little spot in the lovely neighbourhood of Kerrisdale that fit the bill but was in need of some serious TLC.
Now I have watched A LOT of home reno shows on tv, so I should have known that there were going to be some road blocks/hiccups/minor disasters when fixing up an old space. And I certainly had a few of those, but with the help and support of AMAZING family and friends and actual blood, sweat and tears (lots of tears) we managed to pull it together.
I had a vision of what I wanted the finished product to be, and I think I came pretty close to what I hoped for. With a limited budget and the constrains of the building it was a bit tricky, but I wanted charming, I wanted character, I wanted cozy, and I wanted it to feel like a place the neighbourhood would embrace. Somewhere I could fill with fresh flowers and feel inspired to keep creating. A place people could pop into an pick up blooms, and a place for brides to come and have a cup of tea and chat about their vision for their wedding florals. With the changing landscape of the city, and the move towards tearing down old buildings in favour of shiny new ones, it was difficult to find something that would be embedded in a neighbourhood and be a place that could fulfil that wish list of mine. However I think I managed to check all those boxes with my little shop around the corner.
I officially opened September 15, 2016 so come on by to pick up fresh blooms, or call in to place a special order, or just stop by to say hello! The address is 2018 West 45th Ave, I hope to see you soon!