Here is a dedicated blog to the gorgeous florals she created to go with the awesomely fun and Wintery-sweet design by Lisa of WE CONNECT weddings + events.
We asked Janie to share with us about her design process and inspiration to provide you a little behind-the-scenes insight about the floral designs featured throughout our session with Shyla & Serge:
Background: We chose the flower varieties and designed the fresh floral pieces for the S’more Love engagement session based on a cool winter colour palette of purples, greens and blues. We chose a natural colour palette for both the out door photos and to compliment the interior space of the Wild Orchid Bistro which had a green patterned wall as the backdrop for the romantic candlelit dinner.
We used the same colour palette of deep purples, greens and blues throughout the indoor and outdoor design concepts adding in flowers with lots of fun textures and shapes like ornamental kale & green trick which looks like moss but really is a dianthus (carnation). Since moss grows naturally in the mountains we wanted to bring a similar look into the bouquet since it would be getting photographed amongst the natural mountain landscapes and trees of the Rockies.
The Bouquet: For the bouquet we chose ornamental kale, purple lisianthus, green trick, eryngium (aka: sea holly), privet berries, purple trachelium and green mini hydrangea. We used curly willow to create a caging effect through the bouquet, also tying in an element of wood and a neutral colour into the bouquet.
The Tablescape: We used the same flower varieties for the indoor cascading tablescape but included purple mokara orchids to draw in the oriental theme of the Wild Orchid Bistro into the flowers. We used Italian Ruscus, myrtle and seeded eucalyptus to create the cascading, waterfall arrangement style.
Being in Canmore and the Rockies it was very important for us to use a variety of foliage, flowers and textures that resonate with the natural landscape. We included Red Osier Dogwood branches at the restaurant as well as birch bark containers to combine the oriental with the western Rockies.
For an extra special touch, we include artichokes to hold the name cards at the tables as they were a fun touch. The Wild Orchid Bistro is known for its culinary skills so using artichokes and kale, which can also be used in cooking, were perfect for the indoor table scape.
We had so much fun planning and designing the S’more Love engagement session along with our friends Lisa at WE CONNECT weddings + events and Meg & Raf of One Edition Photography. It was truly a pleasure! ~ Janie & Oscar
Our S’more Love Winter Engagement Session featured the services and talents of the following:
Design: WE CONNECT Weddings + Events
Flowers: Flowers by Janie
Photography: One Edition Photography
Stationary: Creative Finch by Ali Finch
Hair: Cassidy Andrew at Ca Va Bien Hair Studio
Make-up: Caro Makeup Artistry
Jewelry: Jackie Bouchard, Stella & Dot Independent Stylist
Sweet Treats: Cakes with Attitude
Accommodations: Silver Creek Lodge
Food: Wild Orchid Bistro
Linens: Great Event Rentals