Hello beautiful friends! This past August, Petals and Pearls was blessed to provide Decor, Floral and Day of Coordination for a dear friend Nazila and her handsome hubby Ali, at one of my favourite venues, The Liberty Grand in Toronto. Working with Nazila was easy, she has incredible taste and knew exactly what she wanted. We used a white and very soft light blush palette for her Decor and Floral. Her backdrop was inspired by the talented Rachel Clingen’s tufted panel and chandelier propped design coupled with a two tiered head table...

The Bridal Shower took place on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in June. Obsessed with Parisian culture, I have always been drawn to the elegance, romance, and sheer femininity that it exudes. I wanted to be sure to incorporate all the elements that I loved about the Parisian culture, rather than create the singular “Chanel” theme or gallery of pink and white Eiffel Towers.  My theme was “An Afternoon of Parisian Glam” using mint, purple and gold accents. As a passionate Laduree connoisseur, fashionista, and hopeless romantic, I was avid on...

Trending: Floral Crowns Everyone who knows me, knows how much I adore floral crowns! I love the many different looks you can achieve and in a world of “bling” and designer products, the idea of using raw, natural flowers to accessorize your bridal look feels so wholesome and right. I decided to do a very “bohemian chic” themed engagement shoot, and did a very sweet and effortless looking crown made of babys breath. There are so MANNYYYY variations of floral crowns out there, and with the comeback of babys breath, I felt...

Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting Amy and James. They were referred to me by Risa from Risa Gold and Associates, an inspiring and amazing wedding planner with over 24 years of experience (Thank you Risa!) Sometimes, you meet a bride and you just instantaneously “click”. This is exactly what happened with Amy and I. We shared the same taste and vision (which is an important factor when considering anyone for your wedding) She told me about her idea of having a soft, intimate and somewhat rustic feel to...

Wedding Season is upon us, and surprisingly, the most common question I get asked is: “What do I wear to a bridal shower” If you too are wondering what is appropriate- you are not alone. The most important factor in dressing for a bridal shower is to be chic and wear something that makes you feel pretty without taking attention from the bride. After all, the bridal shower is all about the bride! Traditionally, the bride-to-be will wear white, so stay away from white and even other neutral tones like cream. It...

This is LONG overdue but I finally got around to spending sometime on my blog. I have been dying to share my experience doing my “Whimsical Wonderland” themed style shoot for the prestigious Canadian Magazine, Elegant Wedding. With less than a week to prepare, I managed to get everything together, found incredible vendors to collaborate and PRESTO! We had ourselves an amazing team to pull this off. My vision behind the shoot was my longtime obsession with white weddings. Something about white weddings (when done right) screams elegance, luxury and beauty. I...

What a week!!! We recently got back from our week away in Washington DC taking part in the amazing Karen Tran Floral Masterclass. I am sure if you are a bride to be, or a floral fanatic, you already know who Karen in. Her work is truly extraordinary and her attention to detail is like no other. Naturally, when my curiosity and love for flowers grew, I came across Karen’s work and immediately fell in love. I never imagined that I would one day meet her, let alone learn from...

Petals & Pearls Booth from the Toronto Bridal Show, April 2013 With Canada’s Bridal Show just around the corner (January 3rd, 4th, and 5th) 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and wedding season just around the corner, it’s only fitting that I post this now. From my experience before becoming a vendor in the wedding industry and what I learned as an exhibitor once I joined the industry, these were the points I found to be most useful for the bride-to-be and her entourage. go to http://www.canadasbridalshow.com/ for more info! 1. Create...