This past spring, I had the honour of doing the flowers for one of my cousins weddings; Danae, the lovely bride, was such a joy to work with. The vision she had for her and Dallas’ big day was very exciting, and I am so blessed to have been able to play a part in their beautiful day!
Linda and Mitch had such an elegant day! I was so thankful to have had the opportunity to design the beautiful couple’s wedding flowers for their Spring wedding on May 12, 2018. Linda and Mitch were so relaxed and were simply excited to continue their lives together. I loved getting to know them more while we collaborated on their wedding flowers. Sophisticated Elegance was to be the wedding theme; a romantic blend of white textures with elegant mixed greens and sparkle to hint at a Great Gatsby style. I was so thankful for both Mitch and Linda’s loose style wedding planning! Thank you for trusting me – Thank you for allowing my floral design juices to fly with the wind! I believe you both brought your sophisticated wedding vision to life on your special day!
Sharelle and Dallas had an absolutely enchanting day! I was so lucky to have the opportunity of designing the stunning Gold couple’s wedding flowers for their Fall wedding on October 21st, 2017. Sharelle is such a sweet soul and I adored getting to know her more while we collaborated on her wedding flowers. I’ve been blessed with doing wedding flowers for several brides now – but Sharelle wins the prize of most relaxed bride ever! Together, we talked about her wedding flowers over the phone for a just over an hour and she let me run with her inspiration! Enchanting was to be the wedding theme; a romantic blend of modern burgundies and elegant blushes with mixed greens and a touch of sparkle to hint at a wonderful fairy Godmother. I was so thankful for both Dallas and Sharelle’s laid back and relaxed wedding style! Thank you for trusting me lady – Thank you for giving my floral design juices to flow freely! I believe you brought your graceful wedding vision to life on your special day!
• Special thanks to Age of Grace Photography for sharing the wedding photos •
Thank you again Sharelle and Dallas – I had so much fun designing your wedding flowers and getting the chance to play a small part in your day ♥
I am praying for you both that God would bless your new life together and that it will flourish into a marriage that becomes even more beautiful than this day was!
– Stay Satisfied
What a beautiful day! I had the honour of designing the beautiful Shaylee [now] Durston’s wedding flowers for her and Levi’s wedding in May 2017. Shaylee wanted an elegant blend of romantic, old character to compliment the celebration of their new, young life together! I believe she brought her vision to life on this special day:
It was important to Shaylee to have elements of her Grand mother in her bouquet
and I found her attention to these details to be absolutely perfect!
I was a huge fan of the vintage car Levi was able to track down as their “get-away” car for the day!
What a fun set of wheels!
Shaylee’s pallet was a focused on soft romance: vivid peaches with calming ice blue
wrapped together in white textures and hinted with navy.
The navy thistles and berries complimented the gentle men’s suits, the baby blue hydrangea accented the lady’s dresses while the mix of whites showed off Shaylee’s incredible dress. Peaches added a touch of colour and the baby’s breath + miniature roses continued the theme of old romance.
I am excited for you both as you start this new chapter of life together!
Thank you for letting me play a part in such a wonderful day!
Levi + Shaylee had contacted another couple I had done wedding flowers for, and purchased the floral arch I had made for them:
It was so special for me to see floral decorations reused in such a beautiful way for another wedding! Levi had built a new arch for the flowers to hang on and afterwards would be used outside in their new garden.
You two are so cute ❤
Praying for you both and your new life together – I had so much fun working with you both and your beautiful day!
Special thank you to LP Photography for letting me snag a couple photos of Levi + Shaylee’s special day!
Super Exciting: This past summer, I had the honour of doing the flowers for one of my friends weddings; Kenzie, the lovely bride, was such a joy to work with. Her vision for her and Austin’s big day was very exciting, and I am so blessed to have been able to play a part in their beautiful day!
Austin had gone into the forest and hand picked trees to chop down and build their own arch while Kenzie had me design flowers to go on top and add colour to their ceremony
Kenzie had every detail of her wedding planned and organized ❤ She wanted fresh flowers down the isle, on the arch, registry table, reception tables, on the backs of all her guests chairs…. oh my goodness… she was incredible to work with!
This couple was simply glowing all day!!
The peach and white flowers went beautifully with the ice blue dresses
I adored being a part of your day Austin and Kenzie – you were both so much fun to work with!
Praying for you lots in your new life together! God bless
The photos were all done by Laina Brown Photography – she did an incredible job capturing Kenzie + Austin’s Wedding Day!
Super Exciting! This past spring, I had the honour of doing the flowers for my cousins wedding. Brooke (The lovely bride) and I are only a couple months apart and grew up together! I was completely shocked when she asked me to do her wedding flowers but absolutely excited. You have no idea! I was so excited that I would be able to be a part of her big day! What’s even more exciting was that she told me to do something beautiful. “Well, these are the colours that I’m using through out the theme, as long as the flowers can tie in to that, I’ll be happy!” *Major Happy Dance* I can’t express to you my excitement for these flowers!!
I ended up going with a mix of several different flowers. I used white hydrangea as the large, main flower then used white mums to compliment it. For a pop of bright colour I added lime green button mums and to add a hint of fall we used burnt orange alstromaria and peach mini spray roses. I picked up the flowers a couple days in advance so they would have the chance to open just a bit before walking down the aisle. I also used some white freesia and large white garden roses to add texture to the bouquets. Personally, I find that the more texture a bouquet has the more interesting it is to look at. Texture adds interest. Interest is a good thing in photos. There are lots of photos taken at weddings.
It was a long day just before the wedding on Sunday, May 18th, 2014 when history would be made. Brooke was one of the most chill and laid back brides, I had ever met. No seriously. “What kind of flowers would you like to be in each of the bouquets?” I asked her months ago while planning the floral arrangements. “Meh, something that looks nice, adds a pop of colour?” I’ll pay the bride to answer like that and still do her flowers. I mean really. So far, Brooke had been planning on a feminine, shabby chic style wedding. Her dress was the Kate Middleton replica, her brides maids had all tracked down vintage lace dresses, her mother-in-law hand made pearl bead headbands, and their wedding reception was to be held in tents with crystal chandeliers, honestly you name it – Brooke had it. Her day was beautiful, Godly and perfect.
I know that flowers are one of the things that are on the bottom of the list for a wedding. I mean really, the venue, the dress, the people, food, cake GAH the list can go on and on before you see flowers on it. As soon as the lovely lady gave me the go ahead I special ordered all of her flowers in. I’ll fully admit that I will do enough nerding out over the flowers to make up for every one else that didn’t notice them. Scouts honour.
Thank you again Brooke, for allowing me to a part of your special and beautiful day. I cannot express to you how thankful I am to have shared that memory with you! Praying for you lots and your new adventures ahead with your hubby! Also, huge shout out to Ariana Tennyson; the photographer of Brookie’s special day – she captured it beautifully, no one could have done a more wonderful job.
– Stay Satisfied
Flowers are amazing; there is so much you can do with them, and they bring encouragement where ever they go! Petals by Payton is my personal floral design business. I do floral arrangements for nearly every occasion whether it’s just because or for a wedding! I started working with flowers when I was fifteen years old. It’s funny, because the whole reason I went into floral design was because I thought it would help me when I eventually went into interior design. You know, working with different colours, textures and design work – not to mention also dealing with clients and helping them get what they are imagining! Working in the flower shop gave me so much more knowledge than I expected! And I ended up enjoying it way more than I thought I would! A lot of people ask me what my favorite flower is and to be quite honest with you, I literally could never pick just one favorite flower. I know, that would super cliche and cheesy but it’s absolutely true. And to be honest, sometimes… and when I say ‘sometimes’ we both know that I actually mean most times….. I buy myself flowers because I love them so much. I confess. Some girls buy shoes, some women buy purses and still other females will treat themselves to a pedicure or whatever but I, on the other hand, am a hopeless romantic, that adores flowers. Flowers for me, to me? Sure! Don’t mind if I do! Now, I might as well continue being honest and add that not only do I enjoy buying myself flowers buuuuuut I also have this addiction of buying vases. YES. You may now give me the “Biggest Nerd to Walk on the Face of the Earth EVER” award. Ha! I’d wear that sucker with pride. Anyways, this is one of my favorite vases, and I kid you not, it took a skilled level of tracking to find! I really enjoy how it has that stained glass look to it. A customer had come into the flower shop and brought in a vase extremely similar to this one and I immediately fell in love with it. So naturally, I asked where and when she got it. To my luck she literally had just bought it at Winners, twenty minutes before coming to the shop. The minute after I got off work I booked it down to Winners and searched high and low for this vase. It was hand crafted and full of colour. I remember thinking about this vase and the white roses that I would put in it… this vase HAD to be mine. I actually remember praying while running around Winners like a mad woman trying to find it. “God, PLEASE, please, please let me have that vase!!!” Not a moment later, there it was. Sitting all by its lonesome on the shelf. Obviously waiting for me, no doubt.
When I first started working at the small, local flower shop I had no knowledge of fresh cut flowers and I could barely keep any plant alive. It was my Mom who had the green thumb… not me…. I had the killer thumb. Or just a bad memory and completely forgot that the plants needed care. Anyways, the lady I worked with was incredibly gracious and patient with me. She taught me everything from different types of flowers and pointed out why each one was unique and special in their own way to eventually showing me how to do floral arrangements. We started off slow, simply designing a dozen roses in a vase. After I had been doing that for a while ad gained my confidence, she began teaching me more.
God has completely blessed me with creativity to design and with opportunities to share His gift with others! After a while I began designing other pieces with several different flowers. Not gunna lie, my love for floral design grew and grew the more I learned and the longer I was at the flower shop! This here, was a bouquet that I whipped up for my Dad to give to my Mom ❤ He was celebrating the anniversary of their first date. Need I say more? Nope. Nada. My Mom had roses and stargazer lilies in her wedding bouquet so that’s exactly what I threw into the vase! Add a lil love and whadaya got? Bippety, boppety boo!
As I continued to learn more at the flower shop and design different things for different events, a friend of mine asked if I would do the bouquets for her wedding! I was extremely excited to help and be a small part in her wedding! The bridesmaids bouquets were made of pink and white carnations and roses which complemented each other beautifully and added the perfect texture to the ladies dresses.
I’m excited that God opened a door for me to grow and learn! I’ll be completely honest with you – I originally did not want to go into floral design because I didn’t think I would enjoy it, but now after doing it for a couple years I love it! I’d encourage you guys to try something you don’t think you’d like and to give it a chance – even if it seems ridiculous because who knows… you might end up changing your mind *wink*
– Stay Satisfied