For a while it seemed like I would find Katrina photographing almost every wedding that I was decorating! Needless to say, I soon got to know Katrina very quickly and had the pleasure of creating the bouquets for her own wedding this past summer.
Katrina’s talent and passion for her work stands out in every photo. I just love how she captures such a bright and airy feeling in each shot! Browse below to find more photos by Katrina Kuzminer Photography.
Aimee and Kristopher
Lindsay and Matthew
Blake and Alex
Melanie and Walter
Krystal and Jonathon
Vanessa and Alex
Amy and Ryan
Along with wedding photography, Katrina also loves doing portraits, family photos and other lifestyle photography. To check availability or see more photos by Katrina, visit her on Facebook.
Marsala is a famous wine and gets its name from the city where it originates on the island of Sicily in Italy. It is believed to have been around since the time of the Romans and has been exported from that region for hundreds of years. The Rubino Marsala in particular has such a warm and romantic burgundy pink color, no wonder Pantone decided to name it their colour of the year for 2015!
Originally sparked by Pantone, I have certainly been inspired by this rich colour pallet and history. This was my decor theme for my booth at the Dazzle Me wedding show on March 29th, what a great colour for wedding decor!
This Italian inspired floral arrangement has been created in a detailed gold vintage container and would be perfect as a wedding decor accent on your welcome table, gift table, or sweetheart table.
Following a vintage theme, I re-purposed a second hand vintage inspired teacup set to create cute yet romantic wedding table centrepieces.
A copper pitcher full of flowers is accented with ‘Crimson’ curly willow branches to add height, interest, and a slightly whimsical and natural feel.
Loosely hand tied with trailing ribbons of various colours, this large wedding bouquet will certainly make an impact!
This wedding bouquet uses more pink hues from the marsala pallet and includes cymbidium orchids, spray roses, chrysanthemums, and hydrangea.
A boutonniere arranged in a miniature pin-on vase featuring burgundy ranunculus, twine and foliage.
In my initial consultation with Jenny she chose classic, traditional and antique to best describe her wedding style. Soft pinks and Ivory were her two main wedding colours complemented by navy blue bridesmaids dresses and decor accents.
Together we decided on flowers that really spoke to her classic style. Photographed by Brady McCloskey Photography, Hydrangea, Vendela Roses and both pale pink and blush pink Spray Roses set the mood for this couples day. Variegated New Zealand Pittosporum and lace accented her hand-tied bouquets by emphasizing an antique look, while Gunni Eucalyptus worked to integrate that feeling of navy blue into the floral bouquets.
Vintage teacups were placed at each table setting to add an extra antique touch to the reception space, along with a vintage teacup that her Grandmother had given her to use as a cake top.
The table centrepieces consisted of a string of pearls with miniature, loosely hand-tied bouquets of Hydrangea and Spray Roses, arranged in low vases with pearlized glass rocks.
The summer may be drawing to a close, but there is still so much in bloom all around the house. I had to go out side and collect some of the last summer blooms before the fall is in full swing.
Study #2 – Early Fall Flowers and Foliage
Most of these wild flowers, rose hips and berries were hiding in the hedge rows between the fields around the house. I have a good feeling about the arrival of fall this year, don’t you? It’s so pretty here in Brackley Beach!
If you’re planning to have blue flowers for your wedding, this list will come in handy!
True blue is actually a very rare colour for flowers. Due to the process of pollination, flowers simply naturally select red and yellow pigments over blue, because those colours attract more insects and birds. In more than 280,000 flowering plant species around the world, less than 10% produce blue flowers. In floral design, purple is usually used as a substitute for blue. But, there are a few varieties that we florists are able to get our hands on! Below is a list that I have compiled of different blue flora, however short it may be!
Blue spring bulb flowers are common flowers that florists use and include: Muscari– rather small in size, these flowers are also called grape hyacinth. Hyacinth – these flowers are also known for their wonderful scent. Iris– probably the most popular blue bulb flower and also come in shades of purple and white.
Very common blue mass flowers: Agapanthus – native to South Africa, these bulb flowers are available most of the year. Hydrangea – a popular wedding flower, available in light blue as well as white, green and other colours.
Other common blue flowers that florists will carry: Delphinium – this is a very blue line flower, meaning that it’s blooms grow vertically up the stem. Blue Eryngium – this flower looks more like a greenery and is available most of the year.
Less common blue flowers that florists may carry: Bachelor’s Buttons – found north of the equator and is available in late summer. Echinops – can be cultivated in Canada for the late summer. Blue Strelitzia Reginae – or Blue Birds of Paradise, are white and blue tropical flowers. These flowers are extremely rare. Blue Viburnum Berries – sometimes available in late summer or early fall.
Blue Foliage: True blue foliage is extremely rare, probably even more so than blue flowers. Below I have compiled a short list of foliage that has cool tones, although none of these are true blue. But these greeneries will often give you the feeling of blue, especially when mixed with brightly coloured flowers like yellows, oranges and hot pinks.
Succulents– these plants are actually considered a flower, but for our purposes I have placed them with foliage. They come in many varieties including ‘hen and chicks’. Eucalyptus – available all year round and come in many different varieties including: Sprial, Seeded, Silver Dollar, Gunni and Parvifolia. Dusty Miller – more silver than blue, this velvety foliage is also available year round. Lambs Ear – quite velvety, similar to Dusty Miller.