Throwback to a hot summer day in July 2016 when we created a dream floralscape for the sweetest bride and groom at the lovely Carvers Cottage in North Pickering. Alyson and Matt envisioned their fairy tale wedding in Napa California featuring hints of their Paris engagement. We were honoured to turn their floral dreams into their reality right here in Pickering ON. Alyson was every florists dream to work with, she wanted to see florals everywhere she turned and believe me no detail was overlooked. Her maids wore beautiful dresses in shades of greys and purple while Alyson wore a stunning Vogue Sposa Gown in soft taupe with a champagne overlay. The florals represented all of Alys' favourites from the softest of peonies and Juliet David Austin garden roses to ranunculus, clematis and dahlias, southern Texas Smilax and lush floral garlands, this french garden - napa valley inspired wedding encapsulated beauty at every turn. Although this is our first time blogging about this gem, you may have seen highlights throughout our website, social media, wedding vendor partner sites or on the beautiful feature on Artfully Wed.Blog.
Aly has a natural gift when it comes to styling and planning. She desperately wanted her reception under the trees and lights, however we all know Ontarios weather can be quite unpredictable in July so a tent was a must have to ensure the comfort of her guests. With a little help from our friends at a tent company south of the border and some CD ingenuity we brought the trees inside and turned her beautiful sail tent poles into a gorgeous outdoor setting with 15 ft high birch trees soaring above the dance floor. Guest were left speechless with the stunning reception details, beautiful harvest tables and cross back chairs, lush garden style centrepieces and bud vases, vintage dinnerware, sweet stands, tubs crates, chalkbaords, furniture and so much more. This wedding had it all and at the source behind it who handled every planning decision alongside Aly was her incredibly loving and talented mother Joanie! Not only has this bride become a dear friend, we're excited to announce she will be working with us in 2019 as a styling specialist for our clients! Take a look for yourselves at the jaw dropping beauty this wedding had to offer and drop us a line if you'd like to find out more about what services we have to offer, we love hearing from you!
(Love Note from Alyson..."When we made the decision to choose Lisa as our florist for our wedding we knew we had made a fantastic choice but we didn't know how much she would surpass our expectations!! She was a dream maker!! I had big plans for my wedding and I didn't know if anyone would be able to pull it off and she did so much more! Lisa listened and met me and my family many times to make sure everyone was on the same page. She made me feel comfortable and prepared so I was able to let go and trust my ideas were in good hands. But then the day came and I was floored with how wonderfully beautiful everything turned out. She made my trees come to life out of the poles of my wedding tent. She brought the bouquets out of my head and made them more amazing to walk down the aisle. She added in every way to every aspect and every detail with the most amazing arrangements. She understood the vision and was able to make our day such a dream! Thank you Lisa for being the dream maker that you are!!!! Xoxox If you choose Aspen Florist for your wedding you will walk away with such a beautiful day that will surpass your expectations in every way!!")
Photographer: Rosenlee Photography
Floral Designer: Aspen Florist
Bakery: Birch & Baker
Caterer: Blair's Catering
Event Venue: Carvers Cottage
Musicians: Hartshorn-Walton Music
Decor Rentals: Marvelle Events & Token of Love Weddings
Crossback Chairs: Chairman Mills
Wedding Planning: Rebecca Chan Weddings & Events
Invitation Designer: Minted
Makeup Artist: Nicole Richards & Co
Second Shooter: Plum Rose Photography
DJ: Pump It DJ
Design and Decor: Southern Charm Vintage Rental
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Tuxedo Royale
Dress Store: Vogue Sposa Bridal Boutique
Tent, Rentals & Lighting: Guelph Tent and Event Rentals
Event Stylist/ Props: She's Over the Moon
Update:: Like so many of our lovely aspen couples this sweet duo is now a trio!
Congratulations again Alyson & Matt on the birth of your adorable first born son this past fall xo
It melts my heart and fills me with up with so much love watching our Aspen families grow!!