featured film ...

The *Made with Love* Project Short Film

We're so excited to finally share the latest film 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.

Be sure to check out the Made with Love Project photos as well.

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!

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

 

PROJECT CREDITS

Special thanks to 'always-willing-to-travel-down-any-fork-in-the-road' Mike Enns of Enns Visuals 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

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Niagara Winery Wedding, Niagara Wine Country Wedding, Vineyard Sweets, Bliss, Modern Vintage, Modern Antique, Vineland Estates Winery, Niagara Wedding Venues, Enns Visuals, The Carriage House, The Warehouse, Vintage Vignettes

featured project ...

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

Made with Love title tag

 

PROJECT CREDITS

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

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Niagara Winery Wedding, Niagara Wine Country Wedding, Vineyard Sweets, Bliss, Modern Vintage, Modern Antique, Vineland Estates Winery, Nataschia Wielink Photography, Niagara Wedding Venues, The Carriage House, The Warehouse, Vintage Vignettes

featured press ...

WedLuxe Winter/Spring 2012 Feature

It's been a while since we were involved in a creative for a magazine ... but when one of Canada’s most respected event planning professionals Cynthia Martyn Events contacted us back in July, how could we say no?!?!

Actually, at first we did say no, haha, ... but fortunately we were able to massage our schedules to make it work ... and we're so happy we did!! Check out the results in the recently released Winter/Spring 2012 issue of WedLuxe Magazine ... pages 68 - 70.

Basically, the idea behind the photoshoot was to gleen inspiration from a favoured designer (Cynthia chose famed housewares and accessories designer Jonathan Adler as her muse) and then translate it into a wedding day design!

Producer: Cynthia Martyn Events Inc. / Photography: Alex Albojer, Lifeimages / Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio / Location: Airship 37 / Stationery: Laura K Design / Cake and Sweets: Cake Museum

WedLuxe Winter/Spring 2012 Cover - Feature

WedLuxe Winter/Spring 2012 - Feature 1

WedLuxe Winter/Spring 2012 - Feature 1

WedLuxe Winter/Spring 2012 - Feature 3

Tags » WedLuxe Magazine, Cynthia Martyn Events

featured wedding ...

Chloe + Herbert at King Valley Golf Club

This weekend we gathered up the Mimosa Team and headed up the 400 to King City for Chloe + Herbert's wedding ceremony and reception at the lovely King Valley Golf Club.

Confessional moment: We'd never heard of King City before now ... but that's some gorgeous country up there!

We absolutely love colour and so does Chloe ... so we punched it up a notch and took full advantage of a palette featuring intense shades of cobalt blue, magenta, deep pink, deep purple and fucshia tones. 

Our chuppah canopy was just dripping with loads of vanda and mokara orchids, the venue was draped in silvery linens and the bridesmaids rocked it in pretty blue patterned dresses with black ruffled boleros! 

To accomplish this rich and romantic look, we used plenty of dazzling Yves Paiget garden roses, deep purple vanda orchids, hydrangea blooms in blue and purple as well as purple mokaras ... virtually no foliage anywhere!

Pink and Purple Brides Bouquet

Pink and Purple Wedding

Pink and Purple Bridesmaid's Bouquet 1

Pink and Purple Bridesmaid's Bouquet 2

Pink and Purple Bridesmaid's Bouquet 3

Our beautiful bride Chloe was accompanied down the aisle by her dad ... check out that dress!  Sigh.

Bride with her father at King Valley Golf Club Wedding

Curly Willow and Birch Wedding Chuppah at King Valley Golf Club

We layered orchid stems to create dripping panicles of blooms on our chuppah/canopy frame ... they almost look like wisteria!

King Valley Golf Club Wedding Ceremony Collage

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at King Valley Golf Club

King Valley Golf Club Wedding Ceremony - Bride and Groom

The centrepieces at the reception were a mix of short full florals (flanked with tall glass candlesticks and swirl glass vessels) and tall full florals perched a top a vase with submersed purple vanda orchids!

King Valley Golf Club - Wedding Reception Flowers in Pink and Purple

King Valley Golf Club - Wedding Reception Flowers in Pink and Purple 2

King Valley Golf Club - Wedding Reception Flowers in Pink and Purple 4

King Valley Golf Club - Wedding Reception Flowers in Pink and Purple 3

King Valley Golf Club - Wedding Reception Flowers in Pink and Purple 5

King Valley Golf Club - Wedding Reception Flowers in Pink and Purple 6

The coolest idea ever .... hire a caricature artist to hang out with your wedding guests for a couple of hours during cocktails!!!

Caricature Artist at Wedding Reception

Caricature Artist at Wedding Reception 2

We wish Chloe + Herbert every blessing in their marriage journey ... it was such a pleasure to design the flowers for your wedding day!!!

Tags » Purple, Chuppah, Outdoor Wedding, Pink, Orchids, Canopy, Glass, King Valley Golf Club

featured wedding ...

Alyssa + Jay at Inn on the Twenty in Jordan

This wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty Canada!

Alyssa + Jay were wed this past weekend and celebrated their Niagara wedding ceremony at the Cave Spring Cellars Vineyard Retreat on the Niagara Escarpment. After the ceremony, Alyssa + Jay hosted an evening dinner reception for their guests in the Windows Room at the nearby Inn on the Twenty on Main Street in quaint Jordan Village.

This wedding was jam packed with luscious and intense colour ... bright and bold tones of deep pink, red and burgundy ... the girls wore stunning peacock blue dresses! A feast for the eyes.

The floral colours borrowed heavily from our ‘Spirit’ palette and featured oodles and oodles of peonies, garden roses, orchids and pink hydrangea ... mmmmm.

Alyssa's bridal bouquet was one of our favourites coming out of the studio this weekend ...

Pink Red Fuchsia Bridal Bouquet

Pink Red Fuchsia Bridal Bouquet 2

Pink Red Fuchsia Bridesmaid's Bouquet

The bridesmaids bouquets looked absolutely delicious against their peacock blue dresses!

Pink Red Fuchsia Bridesmaid's Bouquet 3

Inn on the Twenty Vineyard Wedding

The scrambling roses on the Vineyard Retreat were in full bloom ... just perfect!

Inn on the Twenty Vineyard Retreat Wedding

Inn on the Twenty Vineyard Wedding 2

Inn on the Twenty Vineyard Retreat Wedding Altar Flowers

One of our custom-made wrought iron twiggy trees decked out in mokara orchids and hanging glass lanterns ...

Inn on the Twenty Wrought Iron Twiggy Orchid Tree

Inn on the Twenty Silver Vase Pink Red Wedding Flowers

We had so much fun designing these reception centrepieces ... the silver vessels reflected the hues from the linens, the blooms and the twinkling candlelight!  Each centrepiece was packed full of heavenly blooms of peonies, garden roses and orchids ... the Windows Room was dazzling!

Inn on the Twenty Pink Wedding Reception Flowers

Inn on the Twenty Pink Wedding Reception Flowers 4

Inn on the Twenty Pink Wedding Reception Flowers 2

Inn on the Twenty Pink Wedding Reception Menu

Inn on the Twenty Pink Wedding Reception Flowers 3

Inn on the Twenty Pink Wedding Reception Flowers 5

Inn on the Twenty Pink Wedding Cake

Inn on the Twenty Pink Wedding Reception Flowers 8

Inn on the Twenty Pink Glass Wedding Reception Flowers

Inn on the Twenty Pink Wedding Reception Flowers 7

Wedding Venue: Inn on the Twenty, Jordan, Ontario
Event Planner: Cynthia Martyn Events
Linens: Susan Murray International
Wedding Cake: Cakeaholic
Wedding Stationery: Laura K Design
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio

Tags » Inn on the Twenty, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Niagara Winery Wedding, Pink, Red, Spirit, Winery Wedding, Vineyard Retreat, Susan Murray International, Cynthia Martyn Events