Katrina Kuzminer Photography – Local Weddings

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

 

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Krystal and Jonathon

 

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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.

Styled Shoot by Sarah Kierstead at Hazelbrook Homestead

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I recently had the pleasure to work with an amazing group of female entrepreneurs on this end of summer styled shoot. It was all planned in a very short time frame (about one week!) and yet everything just fell into place so perfectly.

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It all took place at one of my top favourite wedding venues – Hazelbrook Homestead, an intimate venue full of old world class and charm. It also has a small lake of it’s very own, multiple barns and a huge white fountain that makes me dream of the fairytales from my youth.

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The photographer, Sarah Kierstead, has such a candid and unique style. Each photo evokes a feeling of both warmth and mystery, drawing you in for a closer look. Not to mention I am so in love with all of these deep, rich and earthy tones!

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Katrina Tuttle – who knew at the age of only six that she wanted to be a fashion designer – created this gorgeous dress by hand. All of her bridal gowns are custom designed specifically for each bride, no tailoring or alterations needed!

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The gorgeous model, Meredith Langille, was adorned with a beautiful handmade hair comb by one of my favourite Etsy vendors Oh Dina! and make-up by  Savannah Belsher-Maclean. Savannah also happens to be the owner of Hazelbrook Homestead and Swoon Creations where she creates elegant handmade jewellery and accessories.

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A big thanks to all of you for letting me take part! Your creativity and passion for what you do is evident in each and every photo! xox

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Photographer: Sarah Kierstead   Venue: Hazelbrook Homestead
Gown: Katrina Tuttle Bridal
Makeup: Savannah Belsher-Maclean   Hair comb: Oh Dina!   Model: Meredith Langille

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Romance – Emily and Andrew

This gorgeous winter wedding was all class and romance.

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Emily shared the same variety of ivory roses that her sister Jenny had in her June wedding, but with a romantic warm winter feel. For Emily’s bouquet, arranged in a bed of crimson culrly willow branches, I used a mix of cream roses, champagne roses and and scented ivory roses. Big cranberry red hypericum berries and winter foliage like pine and cedar served as this bouquets accents.

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The bridesmaids bouquets blended her cranberry red and champagne colour pallette with the addition of deep red roses, all wrapped with ivory lace ribbon.

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For the Grooms boutonniere, a large scented ivory rose was showcased with various winter greens and berries. It was then wrapped with cranberry ribbon and thin copper wire that was reminiscent of the willow branches in the bouquets.

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The groomsmen boutonnieres used deep red roses to match the bridesmaids and were slightly smaller versions of the grooms boutonniere.

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An ivory white 1950’s vintage car awaited the newly-weds and escorted them to their photo shoot at Province House before heading to their reception.

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At their reception, The Haviland Club enhanced the warm romantic feel of this wedding with it’s crackling lit fireplaces, tall ceilings with heritage decorative mouldings and hardwood floors.

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As a special gift for Emily and Andrew, I created a floral tapestry with some extra stems from her wedding bouquets to hang on the wall of the dining area.

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Don’t forget to check out Brady McCloskey’s website here, or check out his blog for fun ideas for your engagement photo-shoot and some great tips on preparing for a rainy day.

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May Flowers – Heather and Luke

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Heather contacted me just last week about flowers for her wedding. She told me she loves tulips and that her wedding colours were ivory, deep green and grey.

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For her bouquet I used white tulips with a mix of ivory candy scented roses and created a mock-cascade with trailing asparagus plumosa foliage.

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Using white tulips, she asked me to create something simplistic for her centrepieces. I decided to create asymmetrical arrangements by layering tulips, which created a little more movement and flow in the centrepieces.

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As a little thank-you, I found a large rectangle vase in my studio, and with some remaining white tulips and foliage, I made a larger scale version of the centrepieces.

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I usually always try to do a little something extra for weddings when I can. After all, it’s a celebration that happens once in a lifetime. Why not do what you can to make this day extra special for the bride and groom?

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Marsala wedding decor

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!

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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.

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Following a vintage theme, I re-purposed a second hand vintage inspired teacup set to create cute yet romantic wedding table centrepieces.

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A copper pitcher full of flowers is accented with ‘Crimson’ curly willow branches to add height, interest, and a slightly whimsical and natural feel.

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Loosely hand tied with trailing ribbons of various colours, this large wedding bouquet will certainly make an impact!

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This wedding bouquet uses more pink hues from the marsala pallet and includes cymbidium orchids, spray roses, chrysanthemums, and hydrangea.

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A boutonniere arranged in a miniature pin-on vase featuring burgundy ranunculus, twine and foliage.

Vase Boutonnieres

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As an artist, I’m always trying to come up with new and interesting ideas. Whether that’s expanding on what I already know, coming up with new solutions, incorporating new ideas, or reinventing old ones.

For quite some time I have noticed some inefficiencies in the usual wired and taped boutonniere. Mainly, this method leaves flowers and other fresh products without a water source, which is essential in keeping flowers fresh and looking their best. The other problem that the traditional method poses is that they can sometimes be difficult to pin on, especially if you haven’t tried to pin on a boutonniere in the past.

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I became inspired by some of the terrarium necklaces I had come across online and on Etsy in particular. It’s funny, my professors at NSCAD always preached that art is a conversation. Artists will often come up with ideas sparked by another artists’ work, which will then often spark new inspiration for many other artists in the future, and so the global conversation continues.

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After admiring how cute and rustic those little terrarium inspirations of nature were, I thought, this could be something I could incorporate into wedding flowers. Finally a solution to the traditional style boutonnieres: miniature vase boutonnieres! Simple, efficient, unique and quite pretty, these super cool boutonnieres can be made to match any wedding style, and are easy to attach to any lapel since they do not use traditional boutonniere pins.

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Follow the Hearts to WIN! at The Island Wedding Showcase

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From cascades to orchids, lets make the wedding bouquet of your dreams come true! This Sunday, February 22 at The Delta Convention Center, Sakurah’s Flower Studio with be giving away a free wedding bouquet to the value of $250. Each handmade Heart magnet at our wedding flower booth holds a ticket to win your wedding day bouquet to the value of $250, designed by Sakurah’s Flower Studio! This epic give-away will only be available at the Island Wedding Showcase 2015. If you have wedding bells in your future, Follow the Hearts to Win! and don’t miss out on this amazing wedding event featuring a fashion show and wedding professionals of all kinds. From dresses to flowers, reception rentals and DJ’s, this show has all you need!

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Vintage Garden Inspired Wedding Bouquets

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I just received some gorgeous photos by Brady McCloskey Photography from a wedding I had the pleasure of creating the wedding flower bouquets! If you’re planning a wedding visit my Contact Page to book your free consultation. Read all about this Victorian inspired wedding here on my blog and be sure to check out Brady’s website to book your wedding, engagement or family photo session.

Time to start pinning up a storm!

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Wedding bouquets 2 Weddding bouquets 1 Grooms Boutonniere

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A June Wedding: Jenny and Alistair

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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.

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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.

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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.

Check out Brady’s photos of this wedding on Facebook!

Rustic and Vintage Wedding Flowers

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I met with the bride’s Mom, Dawn a few days ago to discuss flowers for her daughter Alyson’s wedding next year. Dawn had handmade some silk flowers in different pretty coloured ribbon and wanted me to incorporate them in her daughter’s bouquet. I thought this idea was adorable!

We decided on permanent flowers for the bouquets. Not only did the idea of permanent flowers seem to best match Dawn’s handmade flowers, it also allowed her daughter to see her bouquets while she was home visiting her mother for Thanksgiving.

I set up a mutual Pinterest board that the three of us, Dawn, Alyson and I could use to exchange wedding bouquet ideas.The guidelines for me to work within included incorporating both a rustic and vintage feel, use fall colours with out the typical yellows and oranges, incorporate burlap, Dawn’s flowers and other decorative items she provided.

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Three days later I was at their door on Thanksgiving delivering the finished flower arrangements. Alyson was absolutely delighted with her wedding bouquet and also loved the added flowers that her Mother had made!

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