It’s no secret that over the years, I’ve become a little flower obsessed. Maybe it’s my increased appreciation and love for all things natural and beautiful. Or the way flowers add life to a room. Or simply, flowers make everything better! For weddings, I’ve become more attuned to how flowers set the stage for the overall vibe of the wedding day. Whether it’s a classic all white affair, or a bohemian backyard bonanza, flowers can bring your wedding to life! Understanding that full floral service can get expensive, I’m focusing on why I think you should invest in your wedding bouquet. Special thanks to my friend Katherine from Pollen Nation Floral Studios, one of the premier florists in the Ottawa area specializing in organic, garden-inspired florals, who is lending her expertise on this topic too. So lets dive right in!
Oh, the infamous first look.
Whenever we meet with a couple, we always ask if they have thought about having a private reveal or what is more popularly known as 'the first look'. If you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about, here’s the gist: The bride and groom get to see each other for the first time on their wedding day before the ceremony. They have a few minutes (or however long they want) alone together to enjoy the moment in privacy before spending the rest of the day with everyone else. Some choose to read their personal vows to one another while others opt to simply enjoy each other’s company before the rest of the day unfolds. I would say, 90% of our couples decide to have a first look, even those with a religious ceremony later in the day. There are a multitude of reasons why, so I’ve narrowed down 4 of the top mentions.
It’s official. We are moving back to Canada. As much as we loved this international lifestyle, we feel the urge to settle down close to family. It's a bitter sweet feeling, but my heart is calling for home in another place. So, we are trying to enjoy these last few months in Qatar, visiting all the sites and sounds that this country has to offer before we head back to the north pole, I mean, Ottawa.