Vintage Teacup Inspired Wedding

Ash & Luc’s July Wedding was a vintage dream!  Their ceremony was held at the beautiful Benvoulin Heritage Church in Kelowna, BC and their  reception was held at The Hotel Eldorado.   I loved creating the soft pastel flowers in shades of peach, cream &  white with hints of grey greenery.    The arrangements consisted of Garden Roses, Spray Roses, Hydrangea, Hypericum, Stellata Pods, Stocks, Queen Anne’s Lace and Dusty Millar greens and were arranged in assorted sized vintage milk glass vases.  Vintage teacups from Vintage Origami’s collection were such a sweet addition to the décor.

Thank you so much to Barnett Photography for sharing these images from their day!

The beautiful backdrop at Benvoulin Heritage Church!

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The Brides stunning bouquet, arranged with my favorite garden rose!

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The Groom’s Boutonniere was understated with Hypericum, Spray Rose Blooms &  Dusty Millar.

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Mother’s Corsage of Garden Rose & Spray Roses.

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Reception Centerpiece on the table at the Hotel Eldorado.

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Wedding Planner  –  Laura Lebbon – English Rose Weddings

Décor Rentals & Stylization – Yuriko Larson – Vintage Origami

Spring Boathouse Wedding Styled Shoot

This boathouse styled shoot was lovely to be a part of and was beautifully captured by Janelle at Janelle Photography. It was the perfect start to my busy wedding season, in a beautiful palette of blush, pink, cream, peach & white.  I used Blush Standard Roses, Peach Garden Roses, Pink Ranunculus, White Anemone’s, Cream Spray Roses & Dusty Millar Greens to create the beautiful soft bouquet, groom’s boutonniere & table centerpieces.

Here are some of my favorites from the shoot which was recently featured here on the Pretty Blog!

Enjoy!

– Christina

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Décor & Stylization :  Vintage Origami

Boathouse :  The Lake Lounge

Make-up:  Jenny McKinney

Macaroons:  Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate

Nautical Romance- Kelowna Styled Shoot

I love getting the chance to do something a little bit different from my usual soft pastel and pretty flowers for weddings – and when Nicole of Created Lovely Events & Weddings suggested a Nautical Theme I knew exactly what I was going to do.    I love anything nautical – crisp white fabrics, linen, stripes (I probably have numerous blue and white striped shirts and dresses), anchors, cute white boat shoes for summer.. etc.   I love how dressing with nautical inspiration instantly makes you feel classy and put together.

For the flowers I decided on a simple colour  palette of different shades of red, with a hint of variegated monkey grass (greyish green & white striped greenery).  I used a simple mix of Garden Roses, Standard Roses, Spray Roses & Tulips –  I had also ordered Anemone’s and Ranunculus but unfortunately was not able to get them :(.   The result was a classic & pretty take on the simple rose bouquet.    I don’t think I will ever do just one variety of roses in a bridal bouquet again!   The 3 different rose varieties added a bit of extra texture and interest in the arrangements.

Royce of Royce Sihlis Photography took these photos of our hard work.  Stationary was created by Laura of Dandelion Willows,  Cupcakes & Cake Pops by Anna at Sweet on You, Custom anchor cookies by Sarah of Sarah’s Sweets (just perfect),   Makeup by the incredible Melissa Craven,   Décor & Props from Yuriko at Vintage Origami, Dress provided by Shilo of Ashbury Boutique & the images were taken at the beautiful Lindon House.  Here’s our take on the Classic Nautical theme for your inspiration!   Enjoy!

Christina

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Photography: Royce Sihlis Photography

Hair & Make-Up: Melissa Craven 

Flowers: Classic Creations Floral Design

Cake & Cupcakes: Sweet On You Designer Cups & Cakes

Custom Cookies: Sarah’s Sweets

Vintage Rentals: Vintage Origami

Stationary: Dandelion Willows

Venue: Lindon House

Wedding Dresses: Ashbury Bridal

Event Styling: Created Lovely Events

Poplar Grove – Okanagan Winery Wedding

From the moment I met Jenn to discuss the floral arrangements for her Fall wedding at Poplar Grove Winery, I knew that it was going to be a gorgeous event. I was even more excited that I would be working alongside my dear friend Yuriko Larson owner of Vintage Origami – who stylized the entire wedding and provided all of the fabulous furniture pieces, props & décor. Thank you to Brooke & Michele from White Linen Photography for providing me with these gorgeous photos to share. I hope you enjoy this little bit of eye candy as much as I loved being a part of it.

My favorite part of every wedding is creating the bridal bouquet, and this one was to die for! Jenn’s vintage inspired bouquet consisted of Roses, Dahlias, Hypericum, Queen Anne’s Lace, Succulents, Scabiosa Pods & Seeded Eucalyptus.

The ceremony was on a grassy area just below Poplar Grove Winery, overlooking Lake Okanagan. The view was breathtaking! Such a perfect location for a ceremony.

Vintage Origami’s white doors marked the entrance to the aisle, and turquoise blue mason jars were filled with white hydrangea stems. So simple, yet so elegant.

Our rustic wooden boxes looked beautiful with large arrangements on top in pastel shades.

These pretty little arrangements in Vintage Origami’s milk glass were placed at the entrance to the aisle.

Jenn – the bride, and her stunning dress and bouquet.

The bridesmaids bouquet was just a pretty as the brides!

Arrangements in milk glass vases on the signing table, inside of the winery.

The long picnic tables had multiple little arrangements, created in teacups and creamers.

An example of a few of the many small arrangements on the picnic tables, each one was different. Look at that gorgeous garden rose!

Smaller centerpieces in milk glass vases, sat on top of the highboy’s inside the winery.

The large ceremony arrangements were brought inside the winery, to add more décor into the reception area.

Yuriko displayed the candy bar in her beautiful Apothecary Jars. I created a few smaller arrangements to put in-between the jars.

Close up of the small floral arrangements. Loved these ones created in pink depression glass creamers.

I had to include one of the happy couple. It’s photo’s like these that make me appreciate the beauty that we live in. Congratulations again to Jenn & Matt, I wish you and your little family all the happiness in the world. Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!

Classic Creations Promo Video

I have been so excited to be able to share this project with everyone. I have always wanted to get a promo video created for Classic Creations, to show potential clients who I am and what I do. As most of you may already know I share my downtown Kelowna studio space with the Freestone Spirit Photography Gallery & Studio, and when owner Mark Coffey let me know about his new videography service I was so excited! It’s not the easiest getting in front of the camera (I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone), but Mark made me laugh, was extremely patient and made the process very easy and comfortable. I think he did such an incredible job putting it all together, exactly what I had hoped for and more, which became evident to him when I teared up after he showed me the final version! If you are looking for an amazing photographer or videographer for your Okanagan wedding, contact Freestone Spirit Photography.

Let me know what you think of the video!

Christina

Vintage Elegance

This past weekend we participated in a Bridal Expo in Kelowna. I met so many wonderful brides, and loved hearing all about their wedding plans, details and ideas. Thanks to all of you who stopped by the Classic Creations booth and said hi! There was an overwhelming number of entries into the draw for $100.00 off of a floral package, so we have decided to draw three lucky names instead of one. I will be doing the draw in the next few days, and will be in contact with the winners soon. Goodluck to you all!

After months of narrowing down ideas, creating sketches, measuring out the space, re-designing the booth (a few times might I add) and finding the perfect pieces to put into the space, my booth came together exactly how I had envisioned it. It really was a labour of love, and am so happy with the final result. I wanted to create something that was soft, romantic and fresh – keeping with a vintage elegant theme. I ordered flowers in different shades of peaches, pinks, greens and whites. Beautiful peach Juliet garden roses and a few select pink peonies (Yes, Peonies! Totally worth the price tag for this event out of season) were the highlight of the arrangements. The bright green of the mini green hydrangea & hanging amaranthus were beautiful in contrast to the pink, while the white hydrangea gave the beautiful ruffly base to all of the arrangements.

The AMAZING white fireplace became the perfect backdrop to our little wedding vignette and a perfect base to display our arrangements. We chose to cover it with some beautiful Apothecary jars and Classic Creations beautiful new Hobnail Jar Collection which are available for rental – they are a pretty twist on plain mason jars. The apothecary jars are often used to display colourful candy, but I’ve always wanted to use them as the container for a floral arrangement – a terrarium of sorts. I filled each with different arrangements consisting of garden roses, lisianthus, spray roses, ornithogalum, succulents, and nestled these arrangments in a bed of Spanish moss and bright green reindeer moss. Loved how pretty they turned out. I also created simple arrangements for each hobnail vase, the perfect size for a simple wedding table arrangement. The mantle was illuminated by Classic Creations cute new hobnail votive holders which are also available for rental.

 

One of my favorite pieces is the Rustic Wooden Boxes that were custom made by my wonderful husband Jon, based on a simple sketch I made last spring. They have been such amazing and versatile pieces in Classic Creations rental inventory, and have already been used in multiple weddings and events in 2012. I have plans in the very near future to create similar rustic boxes for table centerpiece purposes (rather get Jon to build me some, so helpful having such a handy husband!). I filled these arrangements with beautiful large white hydrangea, mini green hydrangea, La Perla roses & of course the beautiful Juliet garden roses. White painted twigs were added for movement & height and I love the contrast between the soft pretty flowers and the rustic grey wood.

I also created a perfect table centerpiece, complete with two beautiful little arrangments in the small and medium sized hobnail glass jars. The beautiful vintage chairs and the incredibly gorgeous tablecloth set these arrangements off beautifully.

What is a wedding show without bridal bouquets? I created three different options keeping within the booth’s overall theme and colour scheme.

In case you are wondering what the “white stuff” is in the last bouquet. It’s actually cotton pods! Love all of the texture in this bouquet.

HUGE thank you goes out to my husband Jon for all of his help with setup, Yuriko (and her husband Erik) of Vintage Origami Wedding Rentals for all of the beautiful decor pieces, helping with set up & all of the positive support in the planning process, Lauren Krausher of Perspective Event Design for the beautiful white draping, Kevin Trowbridge Photography for our gorgeous canvases and lastly, thanks to Melanie Feeny of Shimmer + Gloss for the beautiful vintage inspired makeup that completed my look.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the photos as much as I enjoyed creating all the beautiful flowers & putting together Classic Creations booth display. It was such a wonderful day and I hope these images have given you some inspiration for your own wedding or special event!

Christina

Here is a full gallery of all the images from our booth!

 

Happy New Year!

We just wanted to wish all of our clients, family and friends a happy and healthy New Year!

We had such a wonderful 2012 season at Classic Creations. We moved into our first studio downtown Kelowna, a shared space with Freestone Spirit Photography Gallery & Studio with Owner Mark Coffey. If you are looking for a photographer to capture the natural beauty of your wedding day, look no further! It has been so wonderful sharing the space with Mark, as I get to see all the beautiful images he captures on a daily basis (and he even captures some of OUR work when we are too busy to do it ourselves). The space has been awesome for Classic Creations as it has allowed us to work on many more events and weddings with the larger space.

Tess and Darcy’s Summerhill Pyramid Winery Wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty and was just filled with so many gorgeous details. Tess & Darcy had chosen such a wonderful team of Okanagan Vendors such as Vintage Origami, Cupcasions, Limelight Studios and of course Rachel Peters Photography (from PEI) who captured the day perfectly.

We were also a part of a gorgeous Winter Bridal Styled Shoot which was featured in The Perfect Wedding Magazine‘s Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Edition. Thanks to Suzanne at Eyes of Le Stage Photography for creating the theme behind the shoot, capturing the gorgeous frost and getting the shoot in the magazine! To see more images from this shoot, check out the album on our facebook page or click on the picture below.

We also got to be a part of a Midsummer’s Night Dream Engagement Shoot with Kevin & Katherine of Kevin Trowbridge Photography. We were so excited to be able to create the whimsical and over-the-top headpiece for the lovely Bride-to-be. The image below is one of our favorites from the session.

We had a LOT of beautiful & gorgeous weddings and events, but have to say that the most special one was Dan & Mandy’s Vancouver Wedding. I was so excited to be a part of this one, not only because Dan is my brother but also because they asked me to be a part of their bridal party. It was such an honour to be up there with them as they said “I Do” , and was such an incredible day.

We loved creating all of the pretty flowers for this past year, and we are really looking forward to what our 2013 season will bring.

First thing in our 2013 agenda – the 2nd Annual Okanagan Bridal Expo at Prospera Place on January 6th. Looking forward to meeting all of the lovely new bride’s-to-be! Please stop by to say hi, we’d love to meet you!

All the best in the New Year!

Christina

Welcome to Classic Creations Blog!

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This is my first blog post and to be honest the anticipation of my words and thoughts being out there is both nerve-racking and exciting! Nerve-racking to be venturing out and trying something new, a similar feeling to when I started my company over 3 years ago. I was nervous, optimistic and excited all at the same time. I was excited to finally be able to share my passion of floral design with others, which kept me focused and pushed me through the unknown. Fast forward 3 years; over 50 weddings & events under my belt, many new friends and contacts in the Okanagan, SO MANY amazing clients, and a 2013 season looking to be our busiest yet! I am excited to be able to use this blog to share all the details of the beautiful weddings and events that I get to create and be a part of. Looking forward to being able to share images, to give credit to the incredible Okanagan vendors we get the pleasure of working with, and most importantly to provide you with inspiration for your own wedding or event! Please feel free to ask questions & post comments. If you would like us to do a post on a specific topic that interests you, that is relevant to the floral & wedding industry we’d love to hear from you. Looking forward to sharing our adventures in floral design!

Christina