12 January 2012

The *Made with Love* Project

We're so excited to finally share the latest project we've just finished  ... we call it 'Made with Love' !!!

While we were dreaming this all up, we became focused on some specific words and phrases such as ... 'local', 'heirloom', 'hand-made', 'authentic', 'community', 'nature', 'living in the moment' ... we followed our heart and really let these words become our mantra to guide us through this project.

On most creative projects like this one, many, many hours are spent crafting a space to perfection so as to be pristinely captured for publication and then, quicker than it went up, it's all torn down and packed away and everyone runs back to their busy lives! There's something that just feels wrong about that ... so, this time around, we felt it was really important that those involved get to enjoy the fruits of our labour and share the joy of the moment!  So, at the end of day with all of our hard work behind us, we invited a few friends to join us as we sat down for dinner + drinks!

At it's heart, Made with Love is a story about beauty, friendship, connection and kindred spirits ... it's a story that is about more than just a theme or colour scheme ... it’s about more than a schedule of events or formalities and pretense. 

Certainly it's about engaging the senses and creating a setting full of discovery and beauty ... but it’s also about all of the little details that have a way of bringing people closer together to celebrate our togetherness!

Be sure to check out the Made with Love Project short film as well!

Made with Love - Vineland Estates Winery Carriage House

The Carriage House at Vineland Estates Winery was the absolute perfect space to spill our creative juices ... have we ever told you how much we love, love, love Vineland Estates Winery??

We've probably mentioned it ... 

Made with Love - Pillows, teacups, bird's nest

Orange and Modern Vintage Bridal Bouquet - Made with Love

Made with Love - Tablescape in The Carriage House at Vineland Estates Winery

Made with Love - Tablescape Details at Vineland Estates Winery

Made with Love - modern vintage details such as bird's nest, lace, pewter, salt shaker

Made with Love - modern vintage details such as chalkboard menu, heirloom tomatoes, salsa, preserves, canning jars

Made with Love - modern antique details such as lace doilies, hanging glass lanterns, candlelight

Chef Justin created the most delish menu for our dinner ... 

• Seared Lake Erie Pickerel, Sous Vide Peaches, Icewine & White Peach Puree
• Mini Cumbrae Sirloin Burger, Caramelized Onion, Grilled Peach, Double Smoked Bacon
• Roasted Peach Tart, Upper Canada Ricotta, Nectarine Sorbet, Niagara Peach Salsa

Vineland Estates Winery - Executive Chef Justin Downes

Meal prepared by Executive Chef Justin Downes of Vineland Estates Winery

Plated meal and wine at Vineland Estates Winery Carriage House

Orange and peach modern vintage bride's bouquet and sitting lounge at The Carriage House

The talented duo of ladies at Vineyard Sweets perfectly captured the 'Made with Love' essence ... all the intricated and delicate made-from-scratch details!

Made with Love 'Wedding Cake' by Vineyard Sweets at Vineland Estates Winery

Dinner with friends on an early autumn night in Niagara's wine country ... is there anything finer?

Made with Love - Outside the Carriage House at Vineland Estates Winery

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This story was Made with Love and the creative gifts of a few good friends ...

Special thanks to the oh-so-talented Nataschia Wielink for capturing the day ... thanks to Diane at Vineland Estates Winery for opening their doors to us and embracing our vison and to Chef Justin Downes for the amazing meal we shared with our friends ... Richard, Rebecca, Paul, Heidi, Mike, Jessica, Nataschia and Mike!

Flowers + Production Design: Mimosa Flower Studio / Photography: Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema / Cinematography: Enns VisualsLocation: Vineland Estates Winery, Executive Chef Justin Downes / Wedding Cake: Vineyard Sweets / Custom Pillows + Napkins: Sew Amused / Vintage Rentals: The Warehouse, Vintage Vignettes / Model's Hair + Makeup: Allure Hair and Makeup

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