Jocelyn’s wedding colours were cool neutrals, champagne and black. She was thinking about white or neutral colours for her bridemaid’s bouquets as well, until her Mom found Dutch Mill Flower Shop. “Mom stumbled across her website and since she and my Oma are Dutch, it was only natural that she set up a meeting with Janice for her ideas. Janice was great. The bridesmaids’ dresses were champagne with a black lace overlay; based on that Janice suggested and solidified the idea of a colour pop. The deep red roses are classic – they were really sharp and really popped. And so simple, six roses per bouquet.”
The classic red roses were echoed with the boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen.
Jocelyn’s stunning bridal bouquet flowed from her love of all things vintage. “ A friend in Waterloo coordinated and had everyone we knew collecting broaches within their families. My Maid of Honour’s Mom is very crafty and she gave me a chance to design it to see if I would like it. A month later I saw the photos and was blown away at how perfect it was. It’s a forever keepsake for me now.”
Jocelyn’s Dad is Jamaican, so tropical flowers were on his want list. It was agreed that these were to be stand out pieces. Jocelyn didn’t even see the arrangements until she got to the church and was getting married.
“We used two huge tropical displays at the front of the church—Janice pulled them all together in the red and burgundy flowers. I told Janice that I trusted her and gave her free reign and it paid off. After the service we brought the tropical arrangements to the reception venue and placed one at the entryway with the guest book and the other inside by the head table and podium, repurposed. We’re Dutch, so I appreciate things like that!”
“My theme was Vintage Rustic so we included old windows, three old ladders, mason jar candles, old black and white photos of our family’s weddings for a classic old vintage feel. We did a lot of the decor ourselves. The overall feeling was warm and inviting. There were interesting elements for the guests to connect with. There was a lot of thought put into it also by my parents and my husband’s parents. The finishing touches were long stem red roses throughout.”
“It was the best day ever; we woke up and it was the perfect fall day. We got engaged in November and were married in October, so the planning was just under a year.” The reception was at St. George’s Hall in Waterloo. The photographer was Megan Kreller.