Blocking made Simple

I love simplicity. But even more so, I love shapes that come together in different ways that ‘create’ simplicity. Does that make sense? For example, I came across this innovative centerpiece which I absolutely knew I had to share with you.

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The centerpiece combines glowing white Lucite cubes (love!) and gorgeous Fuschia, purple and orange orchids. The florals are arranged in such a way that they’re individually present as blocks, filling in the space between the Lucite cubes. I absolutely LOVE this table arrangement.

Blocking made Simple - purple orange modern centerpiece fushiaI’m not too sure how I feel about the floating ‘clouds’ seen in the picture below, but for some reason, it adds such interest to space. The designers used sheets of cellophane and chromed lightbulbs to create these cloudlike chandeliers. I bet it looked amazing when the sun came down..imagine the glow!

These centerpieces can add glamour and glow to the wedding. Now let’s grab some ideas on french inspired centerpieces and other decorations for the wedding.

We all need some more pretty for the week, right? Anna Jones Photography teamed up with Charmed Events and some additional amazing Ottawa vendors to create a soft, romantic wedding photoshoot with lots of lovely details. I adore the ever-gorgeous cake, beautiful florals, and vintage-inspired stationery. vintage pink photoshoot wedding

vintage pink photoshoot wedding

vintage pink photoshoot wedding

vintage pink photoshoot wedding

vintage pink photoshoot wedding

vintage pink photoshoot wedding

vintage pink photoshoot wedding

vintage pink photoshoot wedding

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vintage pink photoshoot wedding

vintage pink photoshoot wedding

vintage pink photoshoot wedding

vintage pink photoshoot wedding

vintage pink photoshoot wedding

vintage pink photoshoot wedding

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vintage pink photoshoot wedding

From Anna of Anna Jones PhotographyInspired by the gorgeous golden hour lighting that takes place just before sunset, I set out with Anna, my gorgeous model and Amanda, Tiffany and Jen from Charmed Events to create a stylized summer wedding shoot with a soft, sun-kissed, romantic garden feel. The essence of this summer shoot was inspired by the blush of a bride, garden flowers, and a relaxed vintage and feminine style. The soul of these photos shows through the blush-toned wedding cake, with lace trim and beautiful handmade sugar roses, peonies, hydrangeas, and ranunculus were brilliantly crafted by Christie’s Cakes – the most talented cake artist in Ottawa! Beautiful, soft, and romantic – the bouquet, headpiece, and floral arrangements by Sophie from Sage Designs feature garden flowers in hues of pink and creams with green accents. The bride’s lovely loose curls, styled by Melaina Landriault, were accessorized with an ethereal flower crown matching the bouquet and adding a touch of softness and whimsical romance to the shoot. Sophie is so incredibly talented and her floral arrangements were just breath-taking and an intricate part of this stylized session. Mandi Hutchinson drew inspiration from the pink and pastel hues in the bouquets for the bride’s make-up palette creating a soft, lovely glow suited to the golden hour garden party. Charmed Events did an amazing job in staging each vignette to bring a natural and vintage feel to every shot. They assembled a garden party backdrop noting the importance of each personalized element. The addition of natural touches such as pinecones and lemon slices were chosen to suit the outdoor setting – these talented ladies added an air of modern-day nostalgia that followed the sun to sunset!

Wedding Coordinators: Charmed Events
Flowers/Centerpieces/Headpiece: Sophie from Sage Designs
Cake: Christie’s Cakes
Make-up: Mandi Hutchinson
Hair: Melaina Landriault
Wedding Dress: San Patrick
Photography: Anna Jones Photography

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