Paper Flower Wall

Paper Flower Wall with Amari Yu, Making Memories

Amari Yu and Debbie Siu from Making Memories are masters of the paper flower wall. They have been making these giant beauties for over three years now and they are always a huge conversation piece at weddings and events. Little do people know how many hours are spent making these floral perfections. Amari gives us a little insight into the process, what a beautiful statement piece for any event:

“It takes time!!  A lot of people aren’t aware of how much time it is to tackling this general, the large flowers (20”) take about 1 hour each to construct from scratch

You need the right thickness of paper to construct these flowers and it’s costly.  You don’t want to use computer paper or else the flower won’t hold its shape and it can get damaged easily.  We use 80+lb card-stock and each flower (of course depends on the size) needs 10-20 sheets of paper.

When making these, a hot glue gun is your best friend.  The industrial glue guns are the best.  Don’t use the dollar store types as the glue might not get hot enough to give a really good bond and your flower petals may fall apart.

To make these, the first step is to create the base, cut the card-stock into your petal shapes, then work from the outside in, sticking down each petal at a time.  Don’t get too caught up with how the petals look, the more asymmetrical each petal is, the more realistic and unique your flower will turn out. You will discover different variations just by changing the petal shape, the number of paper sheets and how densely you place your petals.

To transport these creations you make sure you have a large car!  Seems obvious but some people overlook this detail. Ours is a free standing 8 x 8 wall so you need the space to transport something that large. Our wall is cut into four 4 x 4 panels for easy assembly.”

The great news is that Amari offers paper flower workshop classes for those of you determined enough to tackle these giant beauties. Please contact her for more information: Making Memories

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floral wall, paper flowers, making memories, moda wedding professionals, vancouver wedding

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floral wall, paper flowers, making memories, moda wedding professionals, vancouver wedding

floral wall, paper flowers, making memories, moda wedding professionals, vancouver wedding

floral wall, paper flowers, making memories, moda wedding professionals, vancouver wedding

Contributed by Moda Member: Making Memories

Making Memories
Vancouver, BC

“We are here to help brides one-on-one, to create custom and unique stationery that reflects their wedding style.”

See more of their beautifully crafted work here: Website

Paper Flower Wall with Amari Yu, Making Memories


Bali Inspired Wedding

Bali Inspired Wedding

This Bali inspired wedding comes to us from CC Roa from ROA Floral and Event Design. Bali is a place filled with lush gardens and dripping with sunshine. When CC’s clients asked her to create for them a floral getaway in their own backyard, she did not disappoint. What’s better than Bali coming to Vancouver?

bali inspired wedding ROA floral and event design moda wedding professionals

bali inspired wedding ROA floral and event design moda wedding professionals

bali inspired wedding ROA floral and event design moda wedding professionals

Photos: Raymond Leung for Raymond and Jessie Leung Photography

Contributed by Moda Members:

ROA Floral and Event Design
Floral & Décor
Vancouver, BC

“We consistently work towards providing the highest degree of quality, creativity, and service to each and every client so we can exceed their expectations by adding our own creative interpretation and twist.”

See more of CC’s beautiful work here: Website

Bali Inspired Wedding

5 Easy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

5 Easy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

We’re getting ready for Mother’s Day, only 10 days away!! We’ve put together 5 easy and beautiful gift ideas from our talented Moda Members, for you to lavish on Mom this Mother’s Day.

1.Bucket ‘o’ Flowers from Niche Event Stylists

Flowers from our wonderful friend and Moda Member, Maria of Niche Event Stylists has these BEAUTIFUL bucket ‘o’ flowers available for order. They come in large or mini version, ranging in price from $25-$110. The one shown here is $75. Make sure to get your orders in early! What a beautiful and easy gift for mom. You can contact Maria at or to place your order and for more information: 604-818-1849

5 easy mother's day gift ideas bucket of flowers Niche Event Stylist


2.Valentina Chocolate Basket from Gusto Chocolates

Pretty and packed with delicious good things, the Valentina gift box is one of our most special and unique baskets. We make fresh chocolate dipped strawberries and add edible gold leaf to our truffles. Petit puf French vanilla cotton candy and our organic puffed quinoa and raspberry dark chocolate round it out beautifully. We can add fresh flowers and a personal quote in a beautiful frame along with wine or champagne, or simply add your own favorite tipple. For a special occasion we add jewelry! Starting at $175

Gusto chocolates valentina


3.Elsa Button Crystal Earring

An earring we love (and wear!) so much, we named it after ourselves! This is the perfect statement stud earring that looks equally appropriate for formal occasions as it does at brunch with the girls! $265.00

Buy 4, Get one Free! This is a great set at a great value for bridesmaids! Set includes five bracelets for the price of 4! $300

  • Regular Price $75 each
  • Clear Swarovski Crystal
  • Length is 6.5″ plus extender

Comes in Elsa Corsi box, with ribbon decoration

Swarovski Crystal Bridesmaids Bracelets, by Elsa Corsi


5. Mother’s Day Makeover with Jasmine Hoffman

mother's day makeover with Jasmine hoffman
Seasoned makeup artist, Jasmine Hoffman will teach you the right techniques and colours for your “Seasonal Look”
Create the perfect look for :
• Fall/Winter
• Spring/Summer
Lash lessons provided too.
*Additional fees apply if you want to achieve multiple looks.
$85-$100 per person

We hope you have a lovely day with Mom and tell her how much you love her!

5 Easy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Wedding Cakes: A.Elizabeth Cakes Launch


A.Elizabeth Cakes: Rebrand Launch


Wedding cakes and desserts are a true highlight to any event. We are so happy to announce that Moda member, Anna Wawzonek has just done a massive re-brand, A. Elizabeth Cakes and we LOVE IT!! Her look is as pretty as her cakes so join us in celebrating her new brand and check out some of her amazing masterpieces.

After graduating from pastry school in Vancouver, Anna traveled across the country to explore her love of the art and design of cake, honing her skills with two of Canada’s top cake artisans.

Upon returning to Vancouver, Anna opened A. Elizabeth Cakes in 2011 and has had tremendous response from clients and industry professionals alike. Anna’s keen eye for detail and unique design sense has garnered praise and features in both national and international publications.

Anna believes in handcrafting entirely edible custom wedding cakes, incorporating elements such as hand painting and life-like sugar flowers. Influenced by classic design principles and adding an artist’s touch, a cake from A. Elizabeth Cakes is the perfect combination of traditional elegance and modern flair.


a elizabeth website





“I adore cake design.  I went to pasty school,  so I definitely pride myself in making sure our cakes are as delicious as they look, but my true passion is really the decorative aspect of creating a wedding cake.  From sculpting to hand painting to creating sugar flowers that look like the real thing, cake is my art!  I love being able to sit down with a client to figure out how we can draw from their personalities and style to create a showpiece that ties all of the elements together.”

A. Elizabeth~



black and white striped cake

Photo: Hong Photography

cream and peach wedding cake

Photo: Vasia Photography

van gogh wedding cake

Photo: Vasia Photography

blush and gold wedding cake with flowers

Photo: Vasia Photography

white and gold wedding cake

Photo: Vasia Photography

blush and pink wedding cake

Photo: Vasia Photography

gold pink wedding cake 

Photo: Jonetsu Photography

Follow Anna to see more of her beautiful work here!

A. Elizabeth Cakes

119-3823 Henning Drive, Burnaby BC V5C 6P3


A.Elizabeth Cakes: Rebrand Launch

Floral Tuesday: Flowerz

Floral Tuesday: Evan Orion from Flowerz

It’s Floral Tuesday and we thought we’d give you an early week insta-inspiration break with the creative genius of Moda Member, Evan Orion from Flowerz. FLOWERZ believes that flowers make everyone smile. They are passionate floral designers who love what they do and want to share their joy for you to enjoy in your homes, offices, parties – wherever and whenever. If you’re looking for someone with an eye for the unique and distinct, you can trust this amazing team to deliver something show-stopping, every time! Enjoy! Follow on instagram @flowerzinc

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

After undergoing a full renovation and reopening in 2011 as Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the hotel has been returned to its former grandeur with the additional elegance of extensive amenities and the impeccable service of Rosewood. Over the years they have hosted such classic stars as Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne, the Rolling Stones and including such royalty as HRH Edward, Prince of Wales.

Hotel Georgia: The Golden Age Reborn

Two of the most important things when it comes to venues I’ve found, is the natural look of the structure and the food. We have been attending weddings at the newly renovated Rosewood Hotel Georgia since it’s re-birth in 2011 and have not been disappointed. After months of painstaking labour to return the structure to it’s former glory of the intricate decor from it’s first days open in the 1920’s, Rosewood Hotel Georgia has been awarded numerous times for it’s outstanding service and attention to detail.  It has been named on such prestigious lists from Condé Nast Traveler US, Travel + Leisure, US News & World Report and has also received the Forbes Five Star Award.

Nicole Folino, the Catering Sales Manager has worked with hundreds of clients over the last few years, building and hosting some of the city’s top weddings and events. In addition to the ornate crown jewel of the Spanish Ballroom, they also offer smaller function rooms, still keeping with the style of the hotel’s original décor.  One of our favourites is the Tudor Room as it offers unobstructed views of the Vancouver Art Gallery and allows for natural sunlight to pour in, filling the room with a beautiful glow. Other modern options are the Bowden Room with it’s mirrored details and floor to ceiling glass windows or the outdoor bar, Reflections.

With event options ranging from 35-350 persons, there is surely something to fit all occasions.

Wedding Design Studio display from Bling Wedding show

Penthouse Suite patio overlooking downtown Vancouver

Wedding Design Studio decor

Bling Wedding Show

In addition to the luxurious accommodations and event options, the hotel also boasts an extensive list of features and benefits for its guests and clients:

  • Les Clefs d’Or concierge
  • 24-hour in-room dining Menu
  • Sense, A Rosewood Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • 52′ indoor saltwater lap pool
  • 1927 lobby lounge
  • Reflections Outdoor Restaurant and Lounge (seasonal)
  • Business Centre
  • Complimentary WiFi with premium service also available
  • Valet parking via Howe Street entrance to porte cochere
  • Courtesy Bentley car service within five km of the downtown area, based on availability
  • 9,847 sq. ft. of private dining, banquet and meeting facilities
  • Two rooftop suites for corporate and social events for up to 50 guests with terraces featuring elegant teak furnishings, hot tub, fireplace and BBQ grill
  • Rose Buds for Children program

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia is Also home to Bling, the boutique bridal show which hosts some of the best talent in the wedding industry. All of the professionals are set up throughout the venue encouraging the wedding couples to explore and experience the old world charm of this grand venue.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia
801 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 1P7
T: +1 604 682 5566

After undergoing a full renovation and reopening in 2011 as Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the hotel has been returned to its former grandeur with the additional elegance of extensive amenities and the impeccable service of Rosewood.

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