Alicia + Andrew celebrated their Niagara-on-the-Lake nuptials with an outdoor wedding ceremony in the Miller House garden this past weekend. Later that evening, they invited their guests to a dinner reception just a hop and a skip up the road in Upper Canada Hall at Pillar and Post, one of Niagara-on-the-Lake's premier hotel and spa destinations!
Alicia's colour palette featured 'Breeze' in various shades of purple from pale and muted tones to medium with a hit of deep purple and a little bit of deep burgundy in the foliages. We added just the slightest touch of ivory as well. Classic and soft!
The flowers consisted of mainly purple and white hydrangeas and roses, spray roses, smokebush, deep purple vanda orchids and, yep, purple carnations! That's right ... you can call it a comeback!
Alicia's bouquet soft and romantic bouquet ...
These two were so cute! Flower girls just make you wanna smile!!!
Alicia and her dad making their way down the aisle ...
The well-treed and shaded Miller House garden is a great little gem of a place for an outdoor wedding ceremony right smack-dab in the middle of Niagara-on-the-Lake!
Back at Upper Canada Hall in Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake ... our centrepieces for Alicia + Andrew consisted of a mix of short full florals (flanked by a pair of glass and floating candlelit vessels) and tall florals with green grapes ... continuing on with the wine/vineyard theme!
It was a busy first 'official' weekend of the 2011 wedding season for us ... but so nice to get back into the groove after a long winter!
Sarah + Mike were married in Niagara-on-the-Lake at St. Vincent de Paul church in an afternoon ceremony and later they celebrated with an elegant dinner reception at Queen's Landing (just around the corner), one of the Vintage Hotels.
The palette for the day consisted of ivory/champagne, white, old world gold and featured a deep fig purple in the girls' bouquets. The star blooms were definitely the most delicate and elegant phalaenopsis orchids on the table tops ... actually, orchids in general, including cymbids, vandas and lady slippers, were all over the place!
We also brought loads of candles to imbue the ballroom with warmth and romance.
Sarah was so excited and grateful ... she gushed profusely every time we met up all day long ... she certainly knew how to make us feel appreciated! It was definitely our pleasure to design for this lovely couple ... Sarah + Mike, we wish you a blessed marriage journey!!
Sarah's bridal bouquet with stunning purple Vanda orchids ...
For the wedding ceremony, we designed four large floral arrangements and a dozen cute little pew posies with white hydrangea.
These absolutely breathtaking phalaenopsis orchids stole the show in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing ... an amazing combo that also featured our exclusive Perennial glassware collection. We sketched it out for Sarah + Mike ...
We created a 'Wishing Tree' in the Atrium that featured Manzanita branches, purple vanda orchids and lovely hanging glass lanterns.
Wedding Venue: Queen's Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio
It's always a special privilege designing flowers for a friend's wedding ... especially when you've known that person for 20 years and your moms were grade-school chums 50 years ago!!
Such is the case with Kim and Joel's wedding for whom we designed the flowers a few weeks ago! Although we're just getting to know Kim, we go way back to high school with Joel ... and we were so excited to be a part of their wedding celebration!
Perhaps entirely coincidentally, Kim's palette of purple (we like to call it 'Breeze') is royally a propos considering William + Kate's impending marriage this weekend! We used loads of amazing purple Vanda orchids, clematis, parrot tulips, freesia, hyacinth, roses, lisianthus and trachelium in Kim's delicious bridal bouquet!
We had a blast creating this nearly 20ft. tall twiggy tree from local pussy willow branches, purple Vanda orchids, origami paper cranes, hanging glass lanterns, moss and the cutest little purple campanula plants! We also debuted our giant twiggy lanterns hanging from the rafters ... they helped to lowered the enormous ceiling and bring some ambiance and charm to the space! Thanks to Vicki for the helping hands!!!
Our thanks to the talented Mr. Joel Hannigan for these fab photos ... you can find him at www.jfhanniganphoto.com!
Cheers and best wishes to Kim and Joel ... we're looking forward to hanging out for many years to come!!!
Every once in a while we have to take a step back and realize how lucky we are to live and work in Niagara ... it's easy to miss the beauty around you when you see it daily.
One of the beautiful places we get to work at often this time of year is the dizzyingly gorgeous Vineland Estates Winery! That's where Heather + Colin were married this weekend ... lucky ducks!
Heather's colour palette featured mulled purple, champagne and silver ... just like our 'Breeze' palette. Her dress was knock-you-out amazing ... check out the pics below!!!
Our best wishes go out to Heather + Colin ... cheers to love, life and wedded bliss!!!
Heather's bridal bouquet was a perfect match for her silver wedding dress ... don't you just love the dress! Brilliant.
... and the lovely little coordinating bridesmaids bouquet ... another perfect match!! Love it!!!
I know we've gone on and on about the general awesomeness of Vineland Estates ... here are some drool inducing pics to back up all our talk!
The Carriage House usually plays double duty ... wedding ceremony first, followed by a wine tour and tasting while staff quickly transform the space for the dinner reception when the guests return! It's quite a brilliant setup, really.
Wedding Venue: Vineland Estates Winery
Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor
Wedding Flowers: Vintage Design Co.
This past weekend, Kim + Les celebrated their Niagara winery wedding ceremony and reception at the famed Chateau des Charmes Winery in Niagara on the Lake. Outdoor weddings in Niagara are always fantastic … but getting married out among the winery vineyards in full view of the Niagara Escarpment is truly a memorable experience unique to Niagara's wine country!
Kim's colour palette was a little bit ‘Breeze’ with emphasis on shades of light purple. To accomplish the design for Kim and Les, we used hydrangeas, roses, peonies, lisianthus and calla lilies.
To complete the 'wine' theme, we included green globe grapes in the centerpieces and even designed the place cards to be displayed in wine corks!
The bride’s bouquet was hand-tied (as all our bouquets are!) in shades of purple, wrapped in saddle-stitched grosgrain ribbon and accented with our gold pin finish!
The matching bridesmaid's bouquets ... similar details in the finish!
The father of the bride (Kim's dad) models his boutonniere for us ...
Kim + Les were married outdoors (the rain held off!) steps from the vineyards behind Chateau des Charmes winery ... it was a perfect location for these lovebirds!
The reception space looked fabulous all decked out with gold chiavari chairs and white linen with gold stripe sheer overlay. It was a perfect marriage of elements ... flowers, linens, stationery and even the cute paper lanterns hanging from ceiling of the tent!
The gorgeous colour palette was carried through in all the little details of the place settings including the placecards, menus and cute little chopstick packages! Thanks to our design guy Mark for the stationery!
Best wishes to Kim + Les … thanks for inviting us to be a part of making your Niagara wedding celebration memorable!
Linens and Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Décor
Venue: Chateau des Charmes Winery in Niagara on the Lake
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio
Wedding Stationery: Mark Elliotson, Graphic Designer