Another weekend, few more days closer to the big day for Cat and I. We feel like we capped off this productive week with a bang hanging out with our dear friends Billy Tam and Sharon Wong of Rhapsody Studio with our engagement session at Buntzen Lake, but that’s a story for another day. (when the photos are ready!)
Flowers is a big part of any wedding, from your centre pieces to pew markers, and right down to the bouquets for the bride. A good and knowledgeable florist can go a long way to make your wedding that much more special. That’s why we stopped by Brick & Mortar Living in New Westminster before we went for the engagement session, and visited Owner/Designer Michelle Hodgson of Blossom and Vine Floral Co. to discuss making floral arrangements for our wedding. It was a long awaited meeting with the lovely Michelle as we first dropped by Brick & Mortar Living during an impromptu visit to New Westminster, where we were instantly attracted by the use of colour in Michelle’s bouquets that were on sale in the shop. After we gone home, I immediately contacted Michelle, and we actually gone back and forth quite a bit between emails to see whether or not she would be available to us to for floral arrangements on our wedding day. Even without having actually meeting Michelle in person, you could just fell from her emails that she is passionate about what she does, and it is important that her customers are appreciated and cared fore.
I mentioned to Michelle in our emails that we would be heading to Buntzen Lake for our engagement session on the day of our meeting, and that we would love to have a bouquet as a prop for our shoot, which she was more than happy to accommodate, and actually have one specially made for us when we arrived. Her takes a no none-sense approach to the wedding floral business, to take away the worries from newly weds to-be so they can concentrate on all the OTHER stuffs…
Our consultation session lasted approximately 30 minutes, where we communicated with Michelle what exactly that we wanted, going over the list that she have prepared for her due diligence, and also having her giving us some very valuable inputs as to how she envisioned it to be. The conversation was very genuine and it felt like we were speaking to a friend more than anything. The experience was pleasantly simple, in which we felt another rock was lifted off our backs. The only regrets that we have coming away from the meeting was not having time to take any pictures at the shop for our blog… but thank God for the internet! If you would like to see or get to know about Michelle, you can visit their website or simply browse their Instagram and be blown away.
We brought the bouquet along with us for the photoshoot, and it was an important feature in some of our settings. Without giving up too much secret until our entire session is published, below is a sneak peak at one of our photos from the series.