A September Wedding – Photographed by Maria Hillier

This wedding took place at The Bungalow in Bowring Park on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in September. The ceremony took place outdoors with a cocktail reception immediately following inside. This is just one example of how to use bolder colours in a soft and pretty way.


Don’t you love the ladder they built for the ceremony backdrop? It looks so sweet accented with the fresh floral we provided. Thanks so much to Maria Hillier for sharing these beautiful images with us!

If you are a local photographer or a former client and would like to be featured on our blog, please leave us a comment here and we will be in touch.

Have a great weekend!

 

 

Lana & Jon’s Wedding at YellowBelly

We loved every little thing about this August wedding at YellowBelly Brewery, let’s skip right to the pictures!

First we have some gorgeous photos captured by the talented team at Wild & Heart Photography…

Next we’re delighted to share the beautiful desserts created by Petite Sweet for Lana & Jon. We were especially smitten with the shortbreads that Maria hand-decorated based on the custom dessert cards and other paper products we designed for this reception. Absolutely stunning work by Maria & Genny, as always.

Here are a few other photos we snapped quickly of the room decor and floral after we finished setting up…

We welcome submissions from our clients, if you would like to connect us with your photographer and be featured here on our blog or website gallery. Our focus is primarily on the weddings where we have provided full service decor & floral 🙂

Also, if you’re a local newlywed you should check out Styled in Lace, an east coast wedding blog that features weddings in the Atlantic provinces! Ask your photographer for permission to submit your un-watermarked photos and you just might get featured.

Christal & Will’s October Wedding at Clovelly – Featuring Reide Photography

We set up two very different but equally beautiful weddings at Clovelly this weekend past. Today we are featuring Christal & Will’s Friday wedding, which had a soft romantic feel (stay tuned for another blog post featuring the fun Saturday wedding.)

Reide Photography did a spectacular job with this wedding and we’re so excited to share their photographs with you today (thank you Elsie Reid!) – let’s get right to it…

 

Below we’ve also posted a few snaps that we took of the custom details created for Christal & Will (please note: we are not photographers and have the utmost respect for the pros who make it look so easy ~ it’s NOT easy!) We encourage any and all photographers to get in touch if we have clients in common – we LOVE seeing our décor & floral through the lens of a professional. 🙂

Thanks to Christal & Will for trusting us with the little details on your big day!

Ainsley & Jon’s August 1st Wedding

We first met Ainsley & Jon just a few days before their wedding after communicating through email. During the last six months we’ve discussed their vision for the wedding and ironed out all the details. Admiral’s Green is always a bright and airy venue to decorate and we loved the colour scheme of navy & pink. Here are a few pictures we snapped…

Ainsley & Jon emailed us a picture of their invitation and we drew inspiration from that for all of the reception stationery, repeating the tandem bicycle throughout the event.

Many of our clients live on the mainland (some even in England!) and it’s not uncommon for us to take bookings without even meeting officially until the week of the wedding. We absolutely encourage couples near and far to reach out to us. In this day and age, so much of the planning process can be communicated easily through email with specific questions, answers and images. We would love to be of assistance, wherever you may be! Zach Wheeler Photography did a great job of capturing Jon & Ainsley’s big day: http://zachwheeler.ca/jon-ainsley-a-pippy-park-wedding/

We are working on a line of greeting cards to sell here in the shop, and our stationery designer was inspired to make this sweet wedding card (stay tuned for more cards, coming soon)…

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Hope you are all enjoying the last day of August, but don’t forget: Fall doesn’t officially end until September 23rd so enjoy three more weeks of Summer! 🙂

Jeanna & Jon – by Sandra-Lee Photography

Today we have some gorgeous images to share from Sandra-Lee Photography. Jeanna & Jon’s wedding was last year in July at the Sheraton, and it was a true pleasure to work on the floral & décor for their big day.

Jeanna was kind enough to leave us this review on our Facebook page recently:

“By Sharpe Design went above and beyond to successfully achieve our visions for our wedding ceremony and reception. Their professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail are second to none. Overall, an absolute pleasure to work with! Highly recommend!”

Thanks to Jeanna & Jon for taking the time to share their wedding day photos with us. Huge thanks also to Sandra-Lee Photography for the impeccable attention to detail when capturing every element of the wedding day! We are very grateful and happy to share these images.

Rustic Wedding at Murray’s Pond

Today we have a quick picture post to share one of the gorgeous weddings we set-up this weekend at Murray’s Pond – the atmosphere and all the natural light make this such a beautiful venue to work with.

 

I’ve been working with Sue for the last five years creating custom paper products for the weddings and events we decorate. Every table number, place card, seating chart, etc. are made in house and are created to best reflect the overall look and feel of the event. The kraft place cards and seating chart were individually hand-stamped and embossed, and the sweet table number tags were tied on to bottles of flowers.

The ‘chalkboard’ signs on the dessert table were actually printed to mimic the real hand-lettered chalkboard we created for the ceremony. Such a pretty and clean way to get the chalkboard look without the dust and mess of real chalk.

We had a busy weekend setting up and taking down weddings, which is the norm during the summer months here in Newfoundland. Monday & Tuesday are always about clean-up and preparing for the next weekend of weddings.

Just a reminder that we will be closed on Wednesday for Regatta Day (weather permitting) or on whichever day the Regatta goes ahead. Hope you’re all enjoying the sunshine, we’ve got the door open here at the Gift Shop in Churchill Square if you’d like to pop by.

~Meghan

A Lovely June Wedding at Clovelly

This weekend we had the pleasure of setting up a soft and pretty wedding at Clovelly ~ the light and airy atmosphere definitely makes it one of our favourite venues to decorate. As always, Petite Sweet did an amazing job with the dessert table and all of the elements of the décor came together beautifully. Here are a few pictures we snapped after setting up…

 

We created all of the wedding signage, seating chart and table numbers to coordinate with the rest of the decor. It’s a great idea to include a sign on or near the dessert table (we went with both!) if you prefer that guests wait until after supper to dive in.

All of Jessica’s floral designs were absolutely stunning but sadly we didn’t get a chance to photograph the bridal bouquets ~ we look forward to seeing a few photos from Nate Gates!

If you are interested in getting in touch with us about our event decorating services please fill out our contact form. Wedding season is in full swing as we head into the busiest time of year ~ we will get back to all inquiries as soon as possible.

The Tely Online Auction

This week we are participating in the Telegram’s Online Auction where you can bid on a ton of great products, services and gift certificates from many local businesses.

We have three listings in the auction…

{ Bid on $100 Gift Certificates for By Sharpe Design Gift Shop here }

{ Bid on $200 Gift Certificates for By Sharpe Design Gift Shop here }

{ Bid on $300 Gift Certificates for By Sharpe Design Gift Shop here }

This is a unique opportunity to purchase a gift certificate for a great deal, and the best part is that they come in smaller denominations so if you win the bid on a $300 gift certificate you will be issued a variety of $25’s and $50’s to make up the $300. Not only can you use these to pick up some beautiful home decor for yourself, but you can even give a few gift certificates to friends and family as gifts. *Please not that these can only be redeemed for product in the gift shop, not for fresh floral or event decor services.

Here is a sampling of what we have to offer here in the shop at 43 Churchill Square

Our drip-free/smoke-free candles are popular in a variety of colors. In addition to home decor, we also offer a few items for party and event decor…

There are many more pretty little things – see our Gift Shop section and our Facebook albums for more pictures!

It may be a little early to start talking about Christmas, but we love to decorate the shop for the holidays – take a look at some of the things we offer during the winter season…

We are open Saturday from 10am-5pm, if you’re out and about feel free to drop by. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wedding Boutonnieres

Boutonnieres are the perfect finishing touch on a great suit whether it’s for the groom, grandfather of the bride, ring bearer, or whomever else is a part of your special day.

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Here are a few sweet options created by our floral designer, Jessica….

Boutonnieres look great in group photos with the coordinating bouquets…

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Dresses – Ever After | Groom’s Suit – The Model Shop | Groomsmen Suits – Moores | Floral – By Sharpe Design

Grey suits, black suits, tan suits… we can make boutonnieres to suit them all! To inquire about our floral services, please visit our contact page. Minimum order required for all floral requests.

Welcome to Our Blog!

What would a brand new website be without a blog? Here we plan to post articles, sneak peeks of events, the latest news in the gift shop, and other fun updates!

Spring is in the air lately, despite a few snow flurries here and there. If you are in the neighbourhood we would love to see you pop by the shop in Churchill Square. We are always adding new products and we invite you to come discover a treasure or two!

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You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and we’d love to see your posts too! Hashtag #bysharpedesign if you’d like to show off an item you bought at our gift shop or a picture from a wedding we helped out with.

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!