We knew we were going to love Danielle & Mike's wedding from the moment we started discussing Danielle's vision with her. She wanted soft tones, lots of whites and greys, paired with stunning greens to pop against the clean white walls of the gallery.
Paired with the soft tones would be lots of glass and a ton of candles. Yes. Yes. YES!!!
Oh... and to top it all off, Danielle was obsessed with the idea of hanging greenery over the head table and VIP tables... I was equally obsessed. The effect was stunning. The hanging greenery served as floating centrepieces, lowering the ceiling and making the entire space feel more warm and intimate.
The day was captured beautifully by Joelle at Martin Photography.
The Wedding Team
Photographer: Martin Photography
Venue: Ottawa Art Gallery, OAG
Flowers & Decor: Sage Designs
Day-Of Coordination: Toast Events
Since Twenty Two opened in late 2018 we've had the pleasure of designing several weddings in this stunning space and I can say that it's one of the most incredible spaces in the entire city of Ottawa.
For Hiliary and Matt's wedding we wanted to work with the natural light in the space as well as pull some of the warm tones from the room so we went with a palette of golds, silvers, and lots of lush flowers in primarily greens & whites.
We brought in one of our fave photographers to capture the details for us: Emma from Branding by Emma did an amazing job. Thank you Emma!!!
THE WEDDING TEAM
Venue: The Westin, TwentyTwo
Flowers & Decor: Sage Designs
Last weekend we had the pleasure of producing one of the absolutely prettiest weddings ever. AND we were very fortunate to be working with the INCREDIBLE Amy Pinder Photography who can process photos and send over a gallery in under a week!!! AMAZING!!!!!! We're SO SO SO in love with how all of this came together.
When Bryanne and I originally met she had dreams of a simple wedding design with lots of greenery with touches of soft white, cream, and blush blooms. Everything changed a few months later when she sent me a few photos of a super neutral palette with all of the same tones but with no greenery - using only bleached and pale dyed foliage instead. I said, YES PLEASE!!!!! And that was it. We set off in a whole new direction, updated all of our designs, and ran with this new plan; and I'm so glad we did!
Check out these insanely gorgeous photos captured by Amy :D
SHOUT OUT TO THESE INCREDIBLE CREATIVES!:PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY PINDER PHOTOGRAPHY
CEREMONY VENUE: LE BELVEDERE
BRIDE PREP LOCATION & ACCOMODATION: BELLE DE NUIT
DECORATOR + FLORIST: SAGE EVENTS
WEDDING INVITES + SIGNAGE: LA FABERE
HAIR: PORTRAIT SALON
MAKEUP: MAY ZAWOO
DJ: EXTREME ENTERTAINMENT
DONUTS: MAVERICK’S DONUTS
JEWELLERY: DAVIE & CHIYO
WEDDING DRESS STORE: WITH LOVE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
BRIDESMAIDS DRESS STORE: WITH LOVE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
SUIT STORE: TIP TOP TAILORS
FAVOURS: LITTLE VICTORIES COFFEE
Liz & Emmet were married in February at Ottawa's gorgeous Horticulture building. We had the pleasure of teaming up with Kennedy Event Planning to bring their beautiful decor vision to life!
Liz wanted to incorporate winter greens into the arrangements so there's lots of pine and cedar mixed in with soft traditional greens. The majority of the florals for this wedding were kept soft and simple... lots of whites and greens with gold accents.... but for their head table, Liz & Emmet wanted lots of colour! It really makes their table stand out in the space.
I love how this wedding came together!
We really don't do many wedding shows these days... we may do one every other year just to play around with some fun ideas but mostly to spend a weekend chatting and catching up with vendor friends and discussing flowers & decor with couples who excited about their upcoming wedding.
This year we participated in the Ottawa Wedding Show and we had a blast. Ian and his team put on a great, smooth-running, show and he really cares about his vendors. We had a great time and were super lucky to have had our friends from Grey Loft Studio shoot the video above of our booth installation and Photography by Emma shoot the images below. Creatively talented friends are THE BEST!!!
Thanks you guys!!!
We were super excited to play with bold colours for this show so we sort of went all out with the rich, vibrant hues.
Stacy and Alex celebrated their wedding in the fall of 2018 at the lovely Ramada Inn in Cornwall, Ontario.
Stacy wanted so deep burgundy tones in her florals with pops of blush and lots of texture. We had SO MUCH fun with this design and I'm obsessed with how her bouquet turned out.
Also... can we talk about the Flower Girl, Emma, for a minute? How freakin' cute is she with her adorable crown and her little bouquet?!?!?!
I love when people come to us with a theme and carte blanche on the design interpretation of that theme. Shannon's only instructions for this design were:
"Tuscan Lemon Grove"
"Oh, and also... I LOVE your trees!"
So that was it! And away we went planning the perfect design for Shannon and Pat... a beautiful space to celebrate their engagement with all of their favourite people.
You couldn't ask for a more stunning venue. Le Belvedere is one of our favourite place to work in. I love blank spaces but Belvedere goes beyond "blank space" because the design elements are subtle and neutral enough that they feel like a blank space but they actually serve to elevate everything you bring in.
The wood furniture and wood posts framing the edge of each wall makes it easier to show off the stained barrel and crates we brought into the space. Not to mention the tree trunks of our various cherry blossoms trees.
The large windows show off a spectacular view of the tree-filled mountains and so every piece of greenery we place in the room pulls the outside in and makes the inside feel more like part of the landscape.
Le Belvedere's white chiavari chairs, French country furniture, and warm white lanterns helped us pull everything together seamlessly. Toss in a few fresh lemons... et voila!
This was such a fun event to design... massive thank you to Kim Ing Photography for capturing it!
Angela & Jordan's wedding was one of the most interesting weddings I've ever worked on!
To start, the couple decided to host their ceremony smack dab in the middle of the very bustling Sparks Street - they were the first to do so! It made for a really cool vibe.
The installation was hilarious; I've never had so many passers-by stop and ask what I was setting up for!! HAHA! And I can't even remember how many people stopped and asked to take photos with the client's floral wall once we'd set it up. After I said yes to one person a line began to form and I had to shut it down before our client's ceremony space turned into a tourist attraction.
After the ceremony, Angela & Jordan, along with their guests, enjoyed a beautiful evening of food, and drink, and dancing hosted in the stunning Riviera Restaurant.
Planning & Coordination: The Personal Bridesmaid
Photography: Union Eleven
Flowers, Rentals, Draping, & Decor: Sage Designs
I've never liked using balloons to decorate. In fact, as soon as a client mentioned the word "balloons" I immediately knew that this wasn't a Sage client. I always pictured tightly-bound balloon arches or clusters of helium balloons as a centrepiece... cute for a baby shower but not something I would ever do for a wedding.
Fast-forward a few years and the rise of modern balloon art has exploded. And I won't lie... I'm digging it. I learned the technique and starting playing around. I even got a few of our team members hooked! HaHa!
Here's a design we did for a 30th Birthday Party and we have more designs in the works for Proms and Baby Showers this year!!! I'm super stoked about it.
Would I do this for a wedding? You know what, in the right space, with the right palette, it could work!
How do you feel about the emerging balloon trend?
Photos by Jessi Lauren Photography
Desserts by Sweet Me Desserts
Balloons, Platters, and Decor by Sage Designs
In early 2017 we teamed up with Shannon Kennedy from Kennedy Event Planning to design a booth for Tie the Knot: the Urban Wedding Show. We wanted to do something a little over the top with tons of gorgeous details.
The conversation for what we wanted to accomplish went something like this:
"Let's do chandeliers."
:Ooooh... yes! And let's do tall centrepieces."
"Oh Oh!! And let's do short centrepieces."
"Uh huh.... and lots of candles...."
"Fire hazard amounts of candles."
"Yes! And let's do gold chargers".
"And glass chargers?"
"YES! AND GLASS CHARGERS... Should we also bring in our 12ft Cherry Blossom Tree?"
"Ummmm... is that actually a question?"
Haha! We wanted to do it all... and so we sort of did!
When we approached Krista at Wishtree to see if she wanted to add in some fun stationery she blew us away with her creative ideas... menus curved to look like a scroll and place cards attached to wine glasses!!!
We were super lucky that two amazing photographers took some time to shoot our booth (because our iPhone photos did not do the installation any justice, haha!!!). Thanks so much to Grey Loft Studio and Photography by Emma for these gorgeous images.
It's pretty cool to see how two photographers can shoot the same space with such unique styles!