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28 February 2011

2011 Vintage Hotels Wedding Show

The 2011 Vintage Hotels Wedding Show was our first time out as Mimosa Flower Studio ... since recently changing our name and identity ... a coming out party, of sorts!

In truth, there were some nerves ... would colleagues and potential clients  'get it'? How would we be received as Mimosa Flower Studio? Would our hard work and creative efforts go unnoticed? Always there are questions ... we recognize that it's a big change.

And yet ... not so big a change.

In fact, this 'change' is really more of a metamorphosis ... a visual movement into the next natural state of being. We're still the same people behind the scenes ... it's really just the paint on the walls that's been updated.

At any rate, we were totally overwhelmed with the positive feedback and exciting comments of old and new colleagues and clients alike ... thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Here are a few photos of our booth at the show ... of course we used loads of Mimosa!!

2001 Vintage Hotels Wedding Show - Mimosa Flowers Booth Display

2001 Vintage Hotels Wedding Show - Mimosa Flowers Booth Display

2001 Vintage Hotels Wedding Show - Mimosa Flowers Booth Display

2001 Vintage Hotels Wedding Show - Mimosa Flowers Booth Display

Special thanks to Simply Beautiful Decor for the crazy awesome cobalt blue linens (we are so in love!) and white Chiavari chairs. Thanks also to Eda & Ruth at Vineyard Sweets for the yummy 'mimosa' cupcakes!

Tags » White, Birch, Vineyard Sweets, Glow, Simply Beautiful Decor, Vintage Hotels Wedding Show, Cobalt Blue

13 November 2010

Jennifer + Matthew ... married in Niagara!

Usually this late into the season, our weddings tend to be more intimate and close-knit affairs ... however, this month I think we're setting some sort of all-time 'guest attendance' record!

For instance, take Jennifer + Matthew who were married this past weekend, celebrating with their nearly 400 guests, packing both the church and reception venue to the gills! And we heard it was a great party ... going until nearly 3:00am with both a live Macedonian band and DJ keeping the dance floor packed into the wee hours.

We were working with a predominately white and ivory palette with splashes of fresh chartreuse coming from the foliage of the flowers. White hydrangeas, roses, garden roses, ivory lisianthus and some gorgeous white anemones (with black centres) commanded the monobotanical floral palette.

Structural design elements included birch logs, manzanita branches and an absolute ton of glass vessels and candlelight! Set against the guest tables covered in slate crinkle linen with dramatic black chair covers, it was all very modern, clean and formal, yet relaxed and tangible at the same time!

Jennifer's bridal bouquet ... a very soft and creamy delicate bouquet of garden roses, peonies and ranunculus was a perfect compliment to her absolutely stunning Oscar de la Renta dress ... we're soooo loving those ruffles!!

White and Ivory Brides Bouquet

White and Ivory Brides Bouquet

We fell for these amazing anemones ... beautiful in the bridesmaids bouquets!

Bridesmaids Bouquet in white with anemones

Bridesmaids Bouquet in white with anemones 2

We created four of these oversized florals for the ceremony. A traditional Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony is a thing of beauty ... so much cultural value and dripping with tradition. Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony altar flowers

Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony

Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony 2

Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony 3

Floral decor for the reception was split between two different table designs. The first consisted of a tablescape of pedestal glass in various heights filled with monobotanical flowers, birch logs and candles interspersed. The second design, on round tables, featured a single manzanita branch covered with moss and white orchids climbing up into the branches with rose petals, votive candles and hanging lanterns. Sometimes we'll do up a sketch of our planned tablescape to help our clients visualize the final design ... a background in visual art certainly comes in handy at times!!

Sketch of wedding reception flowers

White and green wedding reception flowers

White and green wedding reception flowers 2

Manzanita branch wedding reception flowers

Manzanita branch wedding reception flowers 2

Head Table flowers at wedding reception

Wedding cake by Con Gusto Artisan Bakery ... impeccable!

Con Gusto wedding cake with anemones

Our congratulations go out to Jennifer + Matthew ... cheers and best wishes to the start of your marriage adventure! 

 

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Niagara Wedding Flowers, White, Birch, Manzanita Branches, Green, Black, Ivory, Greek Orthodox

9 October 2010

Melissa + Keith: Niagara Winery Wedding at Vineland Estates

Melissa + Keith were married in an intimate Niagara wedding ceremony in the Carriage House at the stunningly gorgeous Vineland Estates Winery this past Thanksgiving weekend.

After the ceremony, their guests were treated to a winery tour and tasting followed by an exquisite five course dinner ... one of the best views of Niagara's vineyards (with Lake Ontario in the distance) can be had from this Niagara wedding venue!

Melissa's color palette focused on hues of white, light purple, lavender and green with some 'accidental' pink thrown in. For a deliberate and clean look with a touch of whimsy, we used white orchids, green cymbids, green hypericum berries, white mini callas, light purple lisianthus, purple mokaras, white hydrangeas, sterling roses, looped foliage and curly willow. There were also lots of 'gardeny' bits from our studio organic cutting garden ... such as raspberry foliage, catmint and toad lilies (which were in perfect bloom this week!!).

Cheers and best wishes to Melissa + Keith ... it was a pleasure to be part of your special day!

Niagara Wedding Florist // White Calla Lily Bridal Bouquet

Niagara Wedding Florist // White Calla Lily Bridesmaid Bouquet

Melissa and her attendants looked simply gorgeous ... so beautiful!

Niagara Wedding Florist // White Calla Lily Bridesmaid Bouquet 2

Niagara Wedding Florist // White Calla Lily Bridal Bouquet

Niagara Wedding Florist // Calla Lily Bridal Bouquet

We designed these two large altar arrangements to flank the ceremony space ... when the Carriage House was flipped for the reception, we reused them around the head table!

Niagara Winery Wedding // Wedding Ceremony Altar Flower Arrangments

We custom designed each centerpiece and wrapped the custom container in birch bark ...

Niagara Winery Wedding // Reception Centerpieces

Niagara Winery Wedding // Wedding Stationery // Menu

Niagara Winery Wedding // Reception Centerpieces

Niagara Winery Wedding // Wedding Ceremony Altar Flower Arrangments

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Purple, Niagara Wedding Flowers, White, Niagara Winery Wedding, Birch, Green, Vineland Estates Winery, Curly Willow, The Carriage House

26 June 2010

Bronwen + Mark: Niagara Winery Wedding at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

If you've never been to The Good Earth or met Nicolette Novak, it's an experience you must put on your 'to do' list when in Niagara!

The Good Earth is not merely a place to visit ... it is something to be experienced. A tranquil slice of heaven in the shade of the Beamsville Bench wine appellation of Niagara!

This weekend, Bronwen + Mark and their guests had a glorious chance to 'experience' the Good Earth for themselves! The couple were married amongst the vast gardens on the property and later celebrated in upscale garden party fashion with delicious delectables including wood-fired roasted pork and ... an oyster bar!

Side note ... Bronwen is the daughter of Rodney Clark of Toronto's famed Rodney's Oyster House.

Working with an organic and natural feeling green and white palette, we designed our pieces for Bronwen + Mark using flowers such as peonies, roses, hydrangea and viburnum. We 'garnished' our pieces with various cuttings from our organic gardens here at the Studio ... including lady's mantle, astilbe, fern fronds, mulberry springs and oregano.

Elements included birch logs, cork vessels, wrought iron Shepherd's Hooks and glass Mason jardinieres! There's nothing quite like an early summer outdoor winery wedding in Niagara ... you have to experience it for yourself!

Welcome to the Good Earth Food and Wine Company ...

Good Earth Food and Wine // Bridesmaid's Bouquet

Good Earth Food and Wine // Bride's Bouquet

Browen's bouquet … featuring peonies, pieris and japanese painted ferns and wrapped in a gorgeous silvery-blue-pewter satin ribbon.

Good Earth Food and Wine // Bride's Bouquet

Good Earth Food and Wine // Bride's Bouquet

Coordinating bridesmaid's bouquet ... slight more petite and with a darker ribbon.

Good Earth Food and Wine // Bridesmaid's Bouquet

Our custom-made Shepherd's Hooks have turned out to be quite a hit amongst our brides this year!

Good Earth Food and Wine // Shepherd's Hook

Good Earth Food and Wine // Shepherd's Hook 2

Isn't she angelic? I think I say this about every flower girl!

Good Earth Food and Wine // Flower Girl

Good Earth Food and Wine // Bridesmaids in Blue

Here comes the bride!

Good Earth Food and Wine // Bride walking down aisle

We created tablescapes of flowers for the 32 foot long mission-style seating arrangements ...

Good Earth Food and Wine // Outdoor Wedding Reception Centerpieces

Good Earth Food and Wine // Cork Wedding Reception Centerpieces

Good Earth Food and Wine // Outdoor Wedding Reception Centerpieces 2

Good Earth Food and Wine // Outdoor Wedding Reception Centerpieces 3

Good Earth Food and Wine // Cork Wedding Reception Centerpieces 2

Four of these little cloches marked the tables ... apples, grapes, pears and mulberries!

Good Earth Food and Wine // Table Markers

We cozied up one of the garden seating areas with these birch log lantern standards ...

Good Earth Food and Wine // Outdoor Lanterns

Good Earth Food and Wine // Outdoor Lanterns

Good Earth Food and Wine // Rodney's Oyster House

Wedding Venue: The Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Beamsville
Oyster Bar: Rodney's Oyster House, Toronto
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio, Jordan

Tags » Niagara Wedding Flowers, White, Niagara Winery Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Birch, Green, Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Cork, Forest

21 February 2010

Vintage Hotels Wedding Show 2010 Recap

This past weekend we participated in the Vintage Hotels Wedding Show once again ... it's the only show we're doing this year and it was a lot of fun! We design a lot of Niagara on the Lake weddings at the Vintage Hotels each season ... we love working with Stephanie, Jennifer, Savannah, Peggy, Karen and all the amazing staff at Queen's Landing, Pillar and Post and Prince of Wales Hotels!

Aside from meeting new clients at the show, an important part of the day for us is connecting with the many talented Niagara wedding professionals that gather annually at this show. We're so proud to be associated with such a talented pool of wedding vendors!

This year, our booth featured our 'Glow' colour palette under our canopy in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing. Glow is a sunny and mellow yellow, lemon and vanilla palette that our brides are loving!

Here's our booth ... one of the many incarnations of our Canopy / Mandap / Chuppah! We constructed our canopy with birch logs and fabric and then covered it with a thatched roof of wispy curly willow and ruscus foliage. Thanks to Simply Beautiful Décor for the linen covering our table!

Vintage Design Co. // Niagara Wedding Florist

Vintage Design Co. // Niagara Wedding Florist

We did samples of three different bride's bouquets in the 'Glow' palette ... I love the custom button detailing on these! Everybody wondered what the little yellow 'ball' flowers were ... they're mimosa!

Vintage Design Co. // Yellow Bride's Bouquet

Vintage Design Co. // Yellow Bride's Bouquet

Vintage Design Co. // Yellow Bride's Bouquet

Vintage Design Co. // Yellow Bride's Bouquet

Vintage Design Co. // Yellow Bride's Bouquet

We created these 'birch log candles' out of some left over pieces of birch log we had kicking around the studio ...

Vintage Design Co. // Birch Candles

We tucked a few of these cute little succulents and hens 'n chicks into the nooks and crannies ...

Vintage Design Co. // Succulents

We incorporated a couple of our custom Shepherd's Hooks at the corners ... these are a favourite for use as aisle décor at wedding ceremonies!

Vintage Design Co. // Yellow Bride's Bouquet

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Yellow, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Venues, Chuppah, Birch, Glow, Canopy, Vintage Hotels Wedding Show, Queen's Landing