Rise and shine, lovelies!  It’s Saturday morning, the sun is shining and we just couldn’t wait one.more.minute to introduce you to the brand new advertisers joining our SMP Family!  I’m talking drop dead gorgeous inspiration and some serious pretty coming your way, all courtesy of the fabulous Alicia Riley Photography and the amazing CurlyGirl Flowers - two of the greatest vendors you will ever have the privilege to meet.  So, prepare yourselves for a day of non-stop lovely and let’s get this party started, shall we?

First up is the oh-so-amazing Alicia Riley Photography.  This talented photog has us at hello with her uber-stunning images and serious talent at capturing every.single heartwarming moment.  Trust us, you’ll be swooning non-stop over her glorious portfolio – and her website is most definitely where you want to spend some time.  Yep… you’re going to LOVE her!

From Alicia Riley Photography… Fun & fabulous photography!  Natural, candid and un-posed – that’s what I have found works best with my couples. The more we laugh, the more natural the photos and the more enjoyable the experience. The wedding day goes by so quickly for couples, so my goal is to make sure they have fun and relish the experience while I capture the best moments of their BIG day.

I tailor my approach to each wedding day to be as unique as possible. However, if things don’t go as planned, we quickly switch gears and come up with a new idea that’s just as unique, original and fun. And most often these unanticipated changes provide delightful results.

Next, meet the uber-fabulous CurlyGirl Flowers, the amazing studio that will turn your floral dreams into an absolute reality.  Yep, from whimsical centerpieces to gorgeous boutonnières to downright glamorous bouquets, CurlyGirl Flowers has you totally covered in every.which.way.  And don’t just take my word for it – head on over to their website to soak in all of the pretty.  Believe me… it’s amazing.

From CurlyGirl Flowers… Have you ever been in a job you are good at, but deep down inside, you know you are meant to be doing something else? That used to be me. I was working as a Human Resources professional, but something was missing. It wasn’t until I read “Find Your Strongest Life”, by Marcus Buckingham (a must read by the way!), that I realized the missing piece. It was passion. Now I’m not talking about the kind of passion one has for chocolate (even though I can devour a box of Turtles in five seconds). I’m talking about passion that has you jumping out of bed every morning because that’s how much you love your work. Knowing this was missing for me, I took a trip down memory lane and discovered that passion had always been there…it was just in the form of a flower.

So I made the bold decision to leave my job, return to school and graduate from the Canadian Institute of Floral Design. I then worked for a number of floral shops to gain experience in the industry, and with the desire to manage my own business, CurlyGirl Flowers was born.

Our floral design team focuses on rich colours, unique textures and designing with style, heart and flare. Our attention to detail has shaped our reputation for quality and our fun and friendly customer service brings enthusiasm and joy to your floral planning experience.

We look forward to working with you.

Welcome to the family Alicia Riley Photography and CurlyGirl Flowers!  We are so happy to have you! xoxo

Photography: Alicia Riley Photography + Ashley Watson Images (For CurlyGirl Flowers)