Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Flowers of the Season

As we move into the Fall and Winter months, we often have Brides asking us what flowers are available for their weddings. Many of the Floral designers that we work with have access to any flowers at any time of year, but if the flower your desire is off season, it will usually cost more to get and they cannot guarentee the colour of them, seeing as they will be grown oversees in a greenhouse. Most bulb flowers ( i.e. Peonies) will be closed when they arrive if you try to get them in the winter for example.

So, if you are trying to keep within the possibilities locally for your fall or winter wedding, these are some of my personal favourites!

Fall Wedding Florals:

1. Mango Calla Lilies.

These rich mango coloured calla's are such a beautiful flower for the Autumn months.

2. Dahlias

I love the soft pink colour of this Dahlia and Rose bouquet! I'm also a big fan of any type of floral accent like these crystal centers! Looks like a brooch.

3. Zinnia

These are a traditional Chinese flower that come in a variety of colours. Stunningly vibrant!

4. Ranunculus

These little cuties are growing (pardon the pun) very popular! They also come in a variety of shades and are adorable! we have also seen many Brides getting their Cake Designers to mimic these flowers on their cakes!

Winter Wedding Flowers

1. Amaryllis

These are great because they have a large head. They fill a large space in a vase or bouquet and have maximum impact. These are beautiful!

2. Hanging Amaranthus

This is a great accent for any centerpiece or Aisle piece as seen below. It gives almost an enchanted forest feeling to any decor theme.

3. Sweet Peas

Most people have seen these in white, but I love the soft purple colour as well! Since purple seemed to be the on-trend wedding colour of 2011, I wanted to share this!

4. Anemones

These are simply incredible, no? The black centers are the perfect compliment to a wedding that has black in its colour scheme. Love them!

Hope these inspire you!

Kelly xoxo

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Brooklyn & Co.

LKWD has been growing year over year since it's creation. Laura and I are so thrilled to have worked on so many weddings and look forward to many many more. As we have grown, we have started to get involved with some other events as well, and we are very excited to announce that LKWD is expanding and will be launching a new sector to our business very soon called... LK Events! We are thrilled to be getting involved in Corporate and other Social events.

SO, on that note, We recently planned a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Inspired Baby Naming Ceremony for a very special baby girl ( very near and dear to our hearts ) and here are a few shots! We once again thank the amazingly talented Tia Kristina for capturing some great pics!

Party goers were in awe of the stunning dessert table filled with theme coloured sweets! As tasty as they were beautiful! and as every guest left the party that day, they each received a "Brooklyn & Co." blue bag with a small Blue Spruce seedling inside with a poem. The thought behind it was that each guest can plant this baby tree, and watch it grow along with sweet baby Brooklyn.

Kelly & Co.

Something Blue...

Came across this fabulous array of Blue Wedding Shoes on Aisle Candy while surfing the web tonight! Just had to share them with you all! Love Love Love the Gucci rhinestone peeptoes (bottom left!) We are seeing a big trend this season with blue wedding shoes, even if blue is not in the particular colour scheme. I personally love it and think it's really fun!

Row 1 (L to R) Christian Louboutin, Paris Hilton, Paris Hilton
Row 2 (L to R) Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Bradgley Mischka
Row 3 (L to R) Christian Louboutin, Ivanka Trump, Loriblu
Row 4 (L to R) Jessica Simpson, Manolo Blahnik, Gucci

Your LKWD Shoe Enthusiast,
Kelly xo