March 21, 2018
If you’re like me, flowers are a bit of a mystery. I can barely tell a ranunculus from an anemone from a hydrangea (I had to look up the spelling for all three). So instead, I turned to Cool Green and Shady to shed some sunlight on the flower world.
Cool Green and Shady supplies beautiful blooms for dozens upon dozens of weddings each season in Toronto. Amber, their lead gal, knows it all.
I’ve seen their work many times, and trust them so much that I hired them to do my own wedding this fall. What I love most about Cool, Green and Shady is that they consider wedding flower trends each season, but always stay true to the timeless and classic – which as you know, I’m a big fan of.
But enough out of me, I’ll turn it over to Amber to explain everything bloom related.
“I’m seeing the large oversized bouquets from 2017 being scaled down in 2018 to textured medium sized bouquets that still have lots of variety of flowers and greenery, but aim not to hide the bride in her gorgeous dress.”
“Getting lots of requests for garlands of greens designed down long tables with oodles of candlelight. If long tables are not an option, brides still are loving the simple greenery wreaths to wrap around clusters of low hurricanes of candles.
Brides are also exploring hanging installs of greens and flowers as a focal for their receptions. This is a beautiful alternative to chandeliers.”
“It’s a daunting task to attempt to come up with decor or styles that are cutting edge. I feel the easiest way to think outside of the box for your wedding flowers is to ensure the wedding reflects you as a couple. Bring in elements that tell your story, and that will make your wedding unique and different from any others your guests have seen. It’s these collections of details that will make your wedding memorable.”
See more of Cool, Green and Shady’s work at this totally gorgeous summer wedding at the Royal Conservatory of Music.
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