I really love when other friends who work in our wedding community ask me to create something beautiful for their day. I met Kelsie for the first time back at Bliss the Bridal Event last year. Kelsie is an incredibly talented Make Up Artist and back in the summer we had so much fun collaborating on a styled shoot at my parents house on the river (Check it out!). Not only does Kelsie have a gift with make up - she can also plan one gorgeous wedding!
Ian + Kelsie tied the knot at Merseys River Chalet & Nature Retreat back in October. I think these gorgeous photos taken by Sydney MacLennan Photography do the perfect job of capturing what a special place this really is. Kelsie's flowers were a soft and wild mix of dried lavender, caspea, wax flower, babies breath and mixed foliage.
Congratulations Kelsie + Ian!
Whew. What a whirlwind. As I sit here on January 6th, in a brand new year, I've quietly had some time to think and reflect on all the amazing opportunities I've had in 2016; and since starting this tiny little business really. I've had a love for floristry since my very first part time job in a retail shop at the age of 16. Right from then I knew, in some capacity, this would always be what I'd do. I had found my 'thing'.
I can remember being pregnant with Bella. 2 weeks over due... In July. Sitting with a scribbler, jotting down ideas, plans, dreams. Wondering how I would continue to learn and grow in a career that I love so much, while still being the mom I wanted to be. If only I knew then what I know now! With my first seasons under my belt and over 50 weddings booked for 2017, I know in just the blink of an eye the next season and all the flurry of activities that it brings along will be knocking on my door. So it's got me thinking, what's next?
2017 will see some big changes for us! For the first 2 years, I've run the show from a small unfinished room in my home, co-occupied with my pups Chole & Lady! As business continues to grow and contracts become larger we've out grown the home studio; which is exciting to say. When I made the decision to start looking for a new home for my Studio I have to say it was a little intimidating. I had a pretty specific vision of what I wanted it to look like. Close to the water, tons of natural light, lots of storage, space to host workshops, the prefect area to meet with clients, display rentals. After all, If I am going to be giving up the comforts of home, it's going to be for a place that I love! Over the next month we'll start the process of moving, painting, decorating, building, set ups and of course creating beautiful weddings! I am so excited to share this with you all as things start to come together!
In addition to the studio which will remain by 'appointment only', we'll also be adding two new members to the Twig & Twine team - which is mega exciting! Make sure to follow along with us on this crazy little flower journey. I'll be posting new blogs and Instagram stories throughout the process to keep you guys in the loop - because really the work is just starting!
Thank you so much for all the love + support. Here goes nothing!
This past season has been such an incredible and exciting blur. Throughout the month of December I took some time to digest all the magic that’s happened in 2016 and dream up some really, really exciting things to come in 2017. I’ve got a few blog posts to come on just exactly what I mean there.
In the mean time, I am really excited to share these incredible images captured by mega talented Chantal Routhier Photography of Emma + Sam’s Wedding back in November.
Sam and I went to Jr. High + High School together and In the very short time I’ve known Emma, I can say that she is the absolute perfect compliment to him. Sam’s family were also my very first customer’s when I decided to open the doors to Twig & Twine - needless to say I’ve got endless love for them!
Emma’s flower choices were soft & delicate. Light blue delphiniums, soft pink ranunculus, crisp white lisianthus, commercial mums and spray roses mixed with some seeded eucalyptus to keep things airy and light.
Sending tons of love + congratulations your way Mr. & Mrs. Edmonds!
This past season I have been so lucky to work with so many incredible couples and vendors. With the 2016 wedding season coming to an end I am already fully immersed in the planning for my 2017 couples. In the mean time I can't wait to share some images with you guys of the weddings from this past summer - so many pretty things to come!
Robyn & Matt were married at The Saraguay House back in August. I loved every last detail they put together for their special day. The eclectic mix of vessels and vintage candle sticks for the centerpieces, the colour pallete, not to mention... Robyn's dress! Talk about a show stopper. Chelle Wooten Photograhy did an incredble job of capturing every single moment.
Over the past few weeks I've been sharing snippets of this photoshoot and I am so excited to share the full collection with you guys today! These photos were taken at my families home on the river. I've spent countless afternoons drawing inspiration from this very place. It's also were you can find me any given weekend foraging for greenery and flowers while Bella and James search for frogs in the water.
SLR Images Photography by Shannon Lee Reid could not have captured the day any more perfectly. Both sets of incredible, hand crafted jewelry were compliments of the oh-so-talented Miss Foxine Couture. Stationery including Invitations, Save the Dates, RSVP's, Program, Menu, Place Cards and Table Numbers were crafted by Owner and design wizard Andrea of Lupin Design Studio. Our model Melissa (Also one of my bestest friends of 20+years!) looked so so breathtaking. Our glam squad was completed by Cassia MacDonald who styled Melissa's gorgeous locks and Kelsie Clark knocked it out of the park with Melissa's make up. Seriously - THAT LIPSTICK! I've been in awe of Valerie's from Something Borrowed Vintage Rentals collection for years. She has an amazing supply of unique items that I've never seen anywhere else. Amy of Cake Babes made a beautiful naked cake which not only looked gorgeous dressed up with a few of my blooms, but also tasted incredible. I know this, because we dove into it before the shoot was even over. A girls gotta eat! I am so thankful for such an awesome group of creative friends to collaborate with. I hope you guys enjoy looking as much as we enjoyed creating!