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A Summer Garden Wedding in British Columbia Part 2

I thought I’d share some additional photos from the garden wedding I recently attended at a private farm outside of Vancouver, British Columbia. Enjoy!


I’ve always loved Blue Hydrangea and they had plenty of the best examples I’ve seen anywhere. The flowers get their colour from the pH in the soil. By adjusting the pH, you can turn pink flowers into blue (or blue flowers into pink).

A Summer Garden Wedding in British Columbia

I have attended some impressive weddings over the years, but this was my first garden wedding and it was simply spectacular! A memorable day at a private farm outside of Vancouver, BC. With the history of rainfall this summer out west it was nothing shy of a miracle how perfect the day’s weather was and as a result everything was lush and green.


Anna Wintour’s Wild Garden

I came across a feature article by Page Dickey on this wonderful garden by landscape designer Miranda Brooks, featured in T Magazine (The New York Times Style Magazine). Such a spectacular country garden – I just had to share it with you.

Read the article.

A Fussy Garden

Our first summer with garden complete at Forsythe. Enjoying the beauty of our hard work and nature’s reward.



When planning a new garden architectural feature, I always start with Pinterest or Instagram to help inspire and vision cast. I found this wonderful little chart on Pinterest – “The World’s Greatest Catalogue of Ideas”, which provides a great quick reference on details for rafter tail profiles. Whether you’re planning a new detail on your home exterior, arbor, pergola, gate or fence detail, it’s always good to consider how that choice complements your existing home finishes.