2017 Reflections

I feel like I say this everything year, but I really can’t believe how fast this wedding season flew by. Reflecting back on the year, I am feeling darn proud of the weddings we planned (it also helps that we had the sweetest couples who truly trusted our guidance and vision). We were able to return to some of favourite spaces this year including The Burroughes, 99 Sudbury, and Ravine Winery, as well as help plan weddings at venues we had been yearning to get our hands on like Airship 37Brickworks, Storys, Royal Conservatory of Music, King Edward Hotel and Cambium Farms

 image by  Purple Tree

image by Purple Tree

We have some big changes coming up in 2018/2019. Our team has shifted and we are super excited to have Lauren and Sasha join the B + B crew. My goals for Blush + Bowties have also grown and evolved after such an exciting year. We are moving towards being a more full production company (hello dream of having a studio space!!) and changing up the dynamics of how we plan, moving towards a more team based approach. But more on that next year! 

 image by  TJ Tindale

image by TJ Tindale

There are too many amazing memories from the last 6 months to delve into, but our season started out with long time friends of mine Cass and Chris tying the knot at a big beautiful camp up north. It was a weekend full of tiny bunk beds and getting super comfy real fast with our new team recruits (sharing a cabin for 2 nights with no shower will do that to you)! 2017 also brought about one of my favourite floral designs to date for Jaclyn and Jon’s wedding at The Royal Conservatory (soon to be featured on Wedding Bells)! Carrie from Roadside Florist just completely knocked it out of the park; the flowers were unique, colourful, and totally joyful.

 image by  LV Imagery

image by LV Imagery

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 images by  Christine Lim

One highlight from my summer had to have been Mardi and Neil’s cottage wedding. I had been planning with the couple for almost 2 years so it was so fulfilling to see it all come together. I have never lost so much sleep over the damn weather but it turned out to be one the most perfect days this summer and spending a weekend on the water helping the couple’s dream wedding come to life was just the best darn feeling I can imagine. 

 image by  Assaf Friedman

I was also able to take on some new and exiting projects this past year including The Blush Creative workshop (which will be returning 2018!!!) and also styling Graces Loves Lace pop up shop at The Great Hall. I also completed an interior design course and plan to continue exploring new designing and styling avenues with the company. 

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 images by  Scarlet O'Neill

images by Scarlet O'Neill

2018 for us is already booking like mad and I want to extend all the gratitude in the world for my team and the newlyweds who invited us into such a momentous moment in their lives.