Elysia + Ryan

It’s not often that I have the luxury to tag along to a styled shoot. I had the opportunity to collaborate with so many talented individuals – and spend the entire day hanging out on a mountain. When I was asked to be part of the on site team I was ecstatic.

From the makeup and models, to staging and styling the day was perfect. I love having the time to get behind the scenes and get to know the faces and talent behind the names. So nice to spend the day with you Nadia, Robyn, Jody, Elysia and Ryan!

Here are my favourite moments from the afternoon.

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Photography + Art Direction: Nadia Hung Photography – nadiahungphotography.com
Event Design and Styling: Blue Violet Events – bluevioletevents.com
Floral: Botany & Co. – botanyand.co
Bridal Dress: Karen Willis Holmes – karenwillisholmes.com
Hair Stylist: Carol Hung Makeup Artistry – carolhungmakeup.com
Makeup: Tori Blush – toriblush.com
Tablescape decor/soft goods: Heather Ross Natural Eclectic – heatherrossnaturaleclectic.com
Ribbons: Stella Wolfe – stellawolfe.com
Calligraphy: Fox and Flourish – foxandflourish.com
Gift Box: Old Joy Giftboxes – oldjoygiftboxes.com
Jewelry: Wolf Circus – wolfcircus.com
Head Pieces: Olivia – oliviaheadpieces.com
Ceremony Venue: Sea to Sky Gondola – seatoskygondola.com
Wardrobe Stylist: Robyn Savage

 

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DIY Mother’s Day Bouquets with Martha Stewart

I’ve recently been picked up as a resident expert with Martha Stewart. They’ve asked Botany and Co to participate and submit tried and true content for their readers. You can see my profile here .

When the gals at Martha Stewart asked me for some inspiration for their readers this month, my mind jumped to Mother’s Day. What better way to show her you care than to make something with your own two hands?

In this beginner’s DIY tutorial I’ve used a palate of soft pink and peaches, whites, and creams offset with celadon green foliage. My favourite part about this is the containers – I’ve used vintage Fire King mugs in that irresistible jadeite green.

I worked with amazing visionary and professional wedding photographer Nadia, of Nadia Hung Photography to create this casually elegant set of photos. I adore the soft colouring, and honesty in the photographs of the process.

Visit the link to the full article on Martha Stewart for more! Thanks for reading.

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Think Pink Valentines Day Brunch

It was an absolute pleasure to work with these talented ladies and create this article featured by one of my favourite bloggers Camille Styles. Visit camillestyles.com for the full story!

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Design by Gillian Segal

Menu by Sophie Collins of Sip Savour Share

Cookies by Cookie Vonster

Apparel by Party Skirts

Photography by Christie Graham

Flowers by Lauren Sabo of Special Moments Flowers and Gifts

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Lollipop Cactus

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Wanted to share my favourite plant at the moment. Lollipop Cactus (or Gymnocalycium mihanovichii friedrichii) is my favourite living specimen at the moment.

The colorful bulbs on the top vary from yellow, orange, coral, pink to red! They are wonderful to design with and add a super tropical feel to any container garden.

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Lollipop cactus are very easy to care for and require filtered sunlight, watering once every 2 months, and keep their fluorescent bulbs all year round. They can easily be cared for in a container garden.

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