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