An Aspen Tradition turned into a Fairytale
Once upon a time way back in November 2017, a beautiful young woman named Paige stumbled across an ad for our online garden rose sale, little did we know then her love of garden roses would be the beginning of our beautiful friendship. A week after our sale Paige & her lovely Mom Cindy signed up for our first series of intimate holiday workshops where we combined an evening of girls night out with wine and stems in our studio lounge. Paige's DD (baby sister Brooke) was left out in the cold car waiting as the clock ticked by and we chatted away like we had known each other forever along with the Martin family. The next workshop Brooke joined in because she knew missed out on something special and before we knew it, new friendships & traditions were born. It became a Mother & Daughter tradition with the Martin girls and then it grew to include some of my other dearest friends/past clients in the years that followed.
The fairytale began in January 2019 when Paiges mom Cindy contacted me to say Paiges' boyfriend Shayne was planning a secret proposal and he wanted to order a bouquet of Paiges' favourite garden roses to hide the engagement ring in. I was overjoyed and delighted to be a part of it in a small way and even more elated to hear she said YES and wanted to book Aspen for her dream wedding at the magical Elora Mill & Spa last December.
The planning process was effortless, Paige was the most relaxed bride to be I had ever seen. She just trusted us completely and knew we would deliver everything she was looking for the in the most picturesque wedding setting we've ever had the honour of designing in. Her attention to detail was remarkable and she added the most beautiful compliments to the decor including her personalized tile place settings for each guest & Shayne’s copper work for the custom signage by Emma Allen Design Studio.
I could see why she was so happy from the minute I met Shayne, I was even captivated by his charm and endearing ways myself! He's one of those guys that just knows how to treat a lady if you kwim? He has a quality that is rare these days and he makes sure everyone around him feels appreciated and special...it's no wonder why Paiges family adore him so much, which was more than evident on the numerous occasions we've met; including the day we just bumped into one another at our favourite home decor store - Bella Fleur Boutique. Shayne was accompanying Cindy and Paige on a downtown shopping spree, also a rare quality wouldn't you agree? Men don't go shopping with their fiancees' and their moms voluntarily, at least not in my 30 years of experience lol!
Paige and Shayne tied the knot December 7th at The Elora Mill in Elora, Ontario just north of Guelph and there was pure magic in the air that crisp winter day. It felt like we were in a Hallmark Christmas film. The stores were decked out with boughs of evergreen and it just felt like the most picturesque setting we had ever stepped foot in. We fell in love the minute we laid eyes on it. When we arrived at the Hotel, we ran into our handsome groom and his crew outside and he immediately offered to help us girls unload, which we declined but appreciated so much.
We took the family flowers up to Shaynes family suite and then headed over to Paiges suite and found her there with the girls and her mom...just hanging out so relaxed and beautiful as ever in her bridal pjs! She teared up the instant she laid her eyes on her flowers and my heart overflowed...I had done my job..she loved them and I was overjoyed.
Her wedding blooms included some of mother nature’s finest from the soft and ruffled Keira David Austin Garden Roses to the sweet fragrance of the frilly White O'Hara Garden roses and luscious Italian Ruscus Garlands and swoon worth Smilax greenery.
Take a peek at some of the magic below captured beautifully in these stunning images by
Van Daele & Russell Photography
The Elora Mill
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
Our Signature Floral Boxes
Mom hugs are the best!
Pinning the boutonniere on our handsome groom...
Our stunning bride takes a minute to enjoy her flowers
The sweetest littles we ever did see...
I can't even...how adorable are these kiddos!!
Meet the Marlows....we finally met Paige & Brookes' Dad on the day of the wedding and he melted our hearts and made us laugh from start to finish as he led us on a tour around the hotel to find a fridge for the flowers. The Coolest Family Ever...I can see why the girls are so amazing with these two lovelies as parents!
A bridal suite with a view to die for and a dress that takes your breath away.
Love your tribe hard...they've got your back!
He's ready for you Paige...
After a quick cigar and shot of course on his terrace. These views are magical Elora Mill!!
Dads' little girl
Time to crown the little princesses'
Shayne made the frames & Emma Allen designed these beautful acrylic signs!
Both Mothers carried a Tussy Mussy instead of wearing a wrist corsage.
A little English nod we loved!
Paiges beautiful baby sister Brooke -
The way he looks at her...
The ceremony in "The Foundry"...
It's official... Congratulations Mr & Mrs Lewer!!
The Reception in "The Grand"...
The Head Table Details ...
Guest Table Details...
Give me all the Doughnuts!!!
Gorgeous Table Numbers by Emma Allen
May they live happily ever after....
Congratulations Paige and Shayne!!
We are truly honoured to be your family florist and we just adore the two of you and your wonderful family!
Venue: Elora Mill & Spa
Photography: Van Daele & Russell Wedding Photography
Floral Design: Aspen Florist
Wedding Gown: Kleinfelds Toronto
Hair & Makeup Artist: Amanda Zack
Wedding Stationary/ Signage & Memorial Water Colour Prints: Emma Allen Design Studio
DJ: 586 Event Group
Doughnuts: Savannah Grace Bakes
*Additional Gallery of Detail Shots for Aspen below by Petra King Photography
Baby Update!! These two lovelies just announced they're expecting and we couldn't be happier for them!! This little Lew is going to be one lucky little peanut!! Huge Congratulations to the Lewers and the Marlows!!! I know Grandma Cindy, Granda Bill and Auntie Brooke must be bursting with excitement too!! *Announcement Image by Jolene Barker Photography