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Our Wedding Co. Show 2013 ‘Enchanted Forest’ Display

It's fun to do wedding shows, but super exhausting!  The real thrill of it all is to see the final product 'live' in front of you when it's only been in your head for far too long!!!

For 2013, we'd been dreaming of doing something very different ... we purposely avoided the traditional 'table & chairs' setup.

What we dreamt up was a kind of "The-Hobbit-meets-Twilight-meets-The-Enchanted-Forest" theme ... we only had a 6ft x 10ft space to pull it off in!

Our bride's bouquet contained garden roses, anemones, viburnum berries, ranunculus, white vanda orchids and delicate narcisus blooms. We custom created the bouquet stem wrap from fabric found at The Workroom. (Thanks to Two Birds Bridesmaid for allowing us to 'steal' their model for this image!)

The Wedding Co. Show 2013 - Featuring Mimosa Flower Studio

The anchor elements in our display area included a pair of our giant 12ft tall 'twiggy' trees covered in cork bark, moss, ferns and more than 400 stems of white dendrobium orchids!

The Wedding Co. Show 2013 - White Orchid Display

The featured floral centrepiece was sitting atop our newest custom creation ... a gigantic metal 'stump' (yes, it's metal!!!) repleat with root veins, bark, tree rings and little knots and knobs ... we love it and we so excited to unveil it this weekend!

So, so, SO many potential uses for this stump ... cake stand, a statement piece with florals on it or thow on a plexi round and turn it into a Sweetheart Table or a candy bar. It also splits into two pieces and can be used at a ceremony/altar site with twin florals on it ... so many things to imagine!

The Wedding Co. Show - metal tree stump forest theme for wedding

Of course 'Emerald Green' (2013 Colour of the Year) had to make an appearance!

The Wedding Co. Show 2013 - emerald green for wedding at The Carlu

The Wedding Co. Show 2013 at The Carlu - rainforest themed wedding

In the wee minutes of the show, we threw together an impromptu photo shoot with our new 'stump and an awesome 'woodland' themed wedding cake from Sweetere!  Uber-awesome photog Nataschia Wielink (our show neighbour for the weekend!) captured a couple of shots!

The Wedding Co. Show 2013 - Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema, Sweetere and Mimosa Flower Studio

Tags » White, Orchids, Cork, Tree, The Wedding Co., The Carlu, Emerald Green

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Sarah + Greg at The Observatory (Spencers at the Waterfront)

We had a lot of fun dreaming up, designing and installing the florals and elements for Sarah + Greg's wedding in The Observatory at Spencer's at the Waterfront in Burlington on the north shore of Lake Ontario!

The Observatory is a relatively new venue with gianormous floor to ceiling glass windows (nearly 20ft high) overlooking Lake Ontario, right on Burlington's revitalized waterfront ... the space and view are magnificent!

Sarah's floral colour palette showcased shades of green, grey, stone, ivory and white in a very natural and organic fashion.

Elements and flowers included birch branches and birch bark, cork, flagstone, moss, succulents, jute, pods, ferns, anemones, antique hydrangea, ranunculus, dusty miller and host of other textural bits and pieces!

Wedding at Spencers at the Waterfront, Burlington

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Spencers at the Waterfront, Burlington in the Observatory

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Spencers at the Waterfront in Burlington

Wedding flowers in The Observatory at Spencers at the Waterfront - 1

Wedding flowers in The Observatory at Spencers at the Waterfront - 2

Wedding flowers in The Observatory at Spencers at the Waterfront - 3

The ceiling in The Observatory is amazing, but very, very high ... so we created and installed a couple of nearly 20ft tall 'birch' trees that were covered in moss, succulents and dripping with warm candlelight!

Wedding reception in The Observatory at Spencers at the Waterfront in Burlington - 1

Wedding reception in The Observatory at Spencers at the Waterfront in Burlington - 2

Wedding reception in The Observatory at Spencers at the Waterfront in Burlington - 3

Tags » Outdoor Wedding, Birch, Twiggy, Cork, Tree, Ferns, The Observatory, Spencer's at the Waterfront

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Joyce + Jon at Stratus Vineyards

Joyce + Jon were married in an outdoor wedding ceremony on the edge of the vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake at Stratus ... which, if you've never been, is a MUST visit when in Niagara's wine country!

From the way it was built to the way it operates every day, Stratus Vineyards is one of the world’s most sustainable wineries and became the first fully LEED-certified winery in the world in 2005. From their four-storey gravity based tank elevator to their 1000 barrel above ground cellar, Stratus is truly a facilty that is a work of art, as much as the wine it produces!!!

We were excited to design the florals and the space in the Press Gallery at Stratus along one 75ft long communal table ... such a magnificent structural, raw and elemental modern space that would be juxtaposed against living elements that are natural, local and organic in look and feel.

Working with a palette that consisted of white, ivory, butter, natural green and muted gold, we designed the florals using roses, white mums, green apples, textural grasses (millet, flowey ditch grasses, roadsidia), dahlias, green/white hydrangeas and fun foliages from our cutting gardens including mint and raspberry foliage.

Each of the three enormously tall 'twiggy' trees was covered in over 2000 orchid blooms and were absolutely dripping with candlelight providing a soft glow to warm up the reception space after dark.

Wedding Flowers at Stratus Winery Vineyard

Brides Bouquet at Stratus Winery Vineyard Wedding in Niagara on the Lake

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Stratus Winery Vineyard in Niagara on the Lake

10ft Tall Orchid Trees in the Press Gallery at Stratus Vineyard Winery in Niagara on the Lake

Press Gallery Wedding Reception at Stratus Winery Vineyard in Niagara on the Lake

Tags » White, Niagara Winery Wedding, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Venues, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Orchids, Twiggy, Gold, Niagara on the Lake Winery Wedding, Communal Table, Chiavari Chairs, Stratus Vineyards

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Kathryn + Jeremy at Vineland Estates Winery

As you know, we're quite fond of design weddings at Vineland Estates Winery ... it's just one of those gorgeous, intimate Niagara winery properties that we simply cannot get enough of!!!

This weekend, Kathryn + Jeremy were married on the north deck at Vineland Estates and broke bread with their guests afterward, dining together over a superb multi-course dinner in The Carriage House prepared by Executive Chef Justin Downes. 

We were pretty excited to design the rough-luxe centrepieces for their reception! (see below for a complete description!)

It poured rain all morning, but cleared up beautifully just in time for Kathryn + Jeremy to tie the knot ... we're so happy to have been part of their Big Day!!

Vineland Estates Winery Wedding at The Carriage House

Vineland Estates Winery Wedding - Bride's Bouquet

Vineland Estates Winery - Outdoor Wedding Ceremony on the Deck overlooking the vineyards

To achieve the 'rough-luxe' look for these centrepieces, we started with a piece of flagstone (yes, a rock!) and built up around the trinity of glass and floating candles using cream and natural coloured florals, miniature ferns, moss and cuttings (from our Studio's organic cutting gardens) such Japanese painted fern, herbs (mint and oregano), Lady's Mantle and scented geranium!

Vineland Estates Winery - Wedding Reception in the Carriage House

Vineland Estates Winery Wedding Reception Flowers in The Carriage House

Blessings to Kathryn + Jeremy as they begin their marriage journey ... they certainly kicked it off in style!!

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, White, Niagara Winery Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Niagara Wine Country Wedding, Vineland Estates Winery, Vintage, Rough Luxe

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Erinn + Matthew at Inn on the Twenty in Jordan

All week long, we had beautiful weather in Niagara's wine country ... finally!!! And then, suddenly, the weather gods were again displeased for some reason and sent us rain on wedding Saturday!!!  In some ways, rain is good ... it certainly makes for a better party because the guests seem to stick closer together, as if bound by nature!

In spite of the weather ups and downs, Erinn + Matt's wedding marched on and it was a wonderful affair!  After celebrating their marriage ceremony at the Cave Spring Vineyard Retreat, guests were invited back to The Windows Room at Inn on the Twenty on Main Street in Jordan Village to wine and dine the night away.

Erinn's color palette was 'Forest' featuring shots of caramel and butter with accidental indigo, deep pink and mango tones and loads of texture. 

To accomplish the 'look and feel', we designed with green mums, garden roses, viburnum, hydrangea, cobra lilies and gardeny bits (from our Studio's organic cutting gardens!) including mint, heuchera and japanese painted fern.

Congratulations and best wishes to Erinn + Matt ... we loved being part of your wedding day!!!

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Bride's Bouquet

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Bride's Bouquet 2

Above: Bride Erinn's bouquet.  Below: The bridesmaid's each carried a unique bouquet!

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Bridesmaid's Bouquet

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Bridesmaid's Bouquet 2

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Ceremony Altar Flowers with Birch

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Bridesmaids

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Bridesmaids in Black Dresses

How we love the cute raspberries tucked in this bridesmaid's bouquet!

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Bridesmaids holding Bouquet

Inn on the Twenty - Bride holding bouquet

Erinn + Matt ... after just having tied the knot, exit the Vineyard Retreat and the sun comes out ... on cue!! Matt's expression says it all.

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Ceremony Vineyard Retreat

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Bride and Groom in Car

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Reception Centerpieces

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Reception Centerpieces 2

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Reception Centerpieces 3

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Reception Centerpieces 4

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Reception Centerpieces 5

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Reception Centerpieces 6

Erinn + Matt did such a great job on their stationery, we just had to show it to you!  It's the attention to the details (like stationery) that can really tie the whole day together!

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Stationery

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Stationery 2

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Stationery 3

Inn on the Twenty - Wedding Stationery 4

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Yellow, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Niagara Winery Wedding, Birch, Inn on the Twenty, Cave Spring Vineyard, Forest, Vineyard Retreat, Jordan Village

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