Floral Inspirations

First of all, I’d love to start this post with a long overdue Hello!! This year has been a whirlwind of new adventures! With many more exciting projects in the works for the upcoming year! With an open heart, I’m really longing to embrace 2017, that is why I decided to start early with a blog. I hope through a commitment to blogging I can show my clients my passion for decor, flowers, fabrics, linen, lighting…all of the elements that make an event or wedding just perfect for you. So without further Adieu let’s get into this post I’d love to share with you.

Of course when you are a wedding/event decorator sometimes it seems like you are the last on your to-do list for seasonal or holiday decor. Well, not this year!!! I wanted to fill my dining room with a fresh holiday look. I love to use elements in non-traditional ways and just be alternative in my decor. When you are decorating for yourself this is the perfect opportunity.

As we live in this beautiful paradise on Vancouver Island that is so green year round I wanted to embrace this in my decor.

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I started the inspiration with some beautiful local blooms from Victoria, some white amaryllis, hydrangea, roses, and artichoke. Now…how to use these all in one arrangement while keeping the arrangement looking fresh as long as possible. In starting to construct this arrangement I built a container with oasis that included a vase in the center to house the amaryllis. The thick amaryllis stems don’t do well in oasis and I needed to create the mechanics to house a variety of Blooms, the small vase in the center is the best way to combine these blooms with different requirements, chicken wire then was used to hold the Oasis around the vase together and was also a great element to anchor the unique branches as I then was able to zap strap the branches to the chicken wire.

After the amaryllis blooms were placed in the center of the arrangement in the vase the rest of the arrangement followed the lines around the branches. I love how it turned out!! I could see these grand arrangements on either side of a wedding altar in Victoria either in a stunning church ceremony like St. Ann’s Academy beautifully located on 835 Humboldt, or alternatively an outside location such as Sea Cider Winery forest ceremony site located in Saanich.

Happy Holidays!! Stay warm and cherish the moments with your loved ones!!
En Vied Events

Modern Bride 2014

Congratulations to Charlene and Peter !!!!

February 8th, 2014

So now that the dust has settled…ummm yes this is literally speaking. En Vied was once again honored to decorate for the second annual Modern Bride Show, put on by the best team Lonnie and Jordan from Just Love Animals Society.modern bride (67 of 70)

This post is long overdue, especially since Modern Bride 2015 is currently in the works as we speak.  Nevertheless here is the live wedding hosted by Just Love Animals at The Bay Centre.  Yes right in the middle of the mall smack dab in centre court, a LIVE wedding.  And En Vied gets the privilege again for 2015 to create a Chapel for this years event!

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This is where a couple is chosen to have a free wedding…yes a wedding that is complete with a custom wedding dress by Lily Kennedy www.lilycustombridal.com, designer flowers by Karen at A Sea of Bloom Floral Designs www.aseaofbloom.com, decor by ourselves Tricia with assistant Essa  www.enviedevents.ca, videography by Evergreen Bound Films evergreenboundfilms.com and invitations beautifully designed by Aimee at www.open-invitation.ca

The concept for this wedding was started 9 months before…so this is my baby 🙂 I knew it had to be grand especially working in the centre court of a downtown mall. I envisioned large hangings to work with the height of the space but to also bring some definition and create a “ceiling” as the ceiling extends some 4 floors up.

This  is where I decided to give some visual interest to the ceiling portion of the chapel and undertook months of preparing these large 4′ faux capiz chandeliers. After thousands of hand cut circles, and stringing them together to make a 5 foot structure,  I was so exciting the day of to actually get them hung and see how they would look in the space.

The day arrived and has since past and I am currently making a new chandelier concept for this years show.  Here is a picture from last year, the challenge now is to change it up and keep topping what the decor was from the year before.

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I will leave this post with some lovely words by the bride, and please be sure to check in soon we have some exciting news about a space we will be using for advertising for the next wedding!!!! Really over the moon excited about this!!! And here is one of my favorite testimonials, I love when brides love their decor and even more when they appreciate the amount of hours involved in creating custom weddings and events.

“I can’t thank Tricia enough for the amazing job she did transforming a very difficult, busy place into a spectacular, beautiful, private space for us.  From the first meeting to the days leading up to the wedding Tricia was very calming and reassuring about everything.  I could got to her with any questions or feelings of nervousness that I may have had.  Tricia had complete creative control over the ceremony space and she managed to create a space more beautiful than the one I always dreamed of as a child, she was able to incorporate any requests I had into her design and make it look even more stunning then what I had pictured in my head.  I was so blessed to be able to work with Tricia and I won’t hesitate to contact her for any future events!”