15 August 2011
Sarah + Adam's Niagara wine country wedding was celebrated at the Cave Spring Vineyard, where they were married in an outdoor wedding ceremony at the base of the Niagara Escarpment. Cocktails and an evening dinner reception followed at the always lovely Inn on the Twenty on Main St. in quaint Jordan Village ... absolutely perfect this time of the year!
The colour palette for the big day featured 'Breeze' in deep purple with hits of fresh green. We used white macrophylla hydrangeas, purple vanda orchids, schwarzwalder calla and cymbidium orchids, as well as annabelle hydrangea and sedum freshly plucked from our studio's organic cutting gardens!
Hard not to love the deep purple throats of the calla's in Sara's bridal bouquet ...
The full floral centrepieces for the reception in the Windows Room showcased some amazingly intense purple Vanda orchids which were offset nicely by the bright green in the annabelle hydrangea and floating candles!
We wish Sarah + Adam much happiness at the start of their marriage journey ... thanks for letting us share in your big day!!
20 June 2011
This weekend Reanne + Dan were married in an afternoon outdoor wedding ceremony in the headlands of the beautiful Etherington Estate vineyards, one of the many Cave Spring Cellars vineyards on the Beamville Bench wine appellation of Niagara.
It was the most perfect wedding weekend of the spring so far this year ... a beautiful vineyard setting, sunny and breezy, and, of course, delicious flowers!
We designed in our 'Glow' palette featuring predominately yellow flowers with all the coordinating napkins and other elements (such as the fans, favours, bridesmaid's dresses, etc.) all in gorgeous eggplant purple!
Flowers consisted of garden and standard roses, gerberas, craspedia, orchids, snaps, callas, and gardeny bits such as heuchera leaves, japanese painted fern, mint and scented geranium from our own organic cutting gardens!
The very natural and organic look was completed by some awesome wooden slabs we sliced up from reclaimed local locust tree stumps and the cutest little white ceramic vessels!!
The bride's bouquet in yellow featuring lots of gardeny bits and a special pendant detailing on the stem ...
Reanne + Dan were married outdoors right in the Cave Spring Cellars Vineyard!
The happy couple ... just married!
Guests joined Reanne + Dan over at Inn on the Twenty on Main St. in Jordan for cocktails and evening dinner reception ...
Blessings and best wishes to Reanne + Dan at the start of their marriage journey ... it was a pleasure being a part of your special day!!
6 June 2011
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!!!
Above: Bride Erinn's bouquet. Below: The bridesmaid's each carried a unique bouquet!
How we love the cute raspberries tucked in this bridesmaid's 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.
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!
25 October 2010
Yeah, it rained a little bit this weekend, but it didn't damped spirits at all ... love was in the air!! Not to mention the gorgeous colours, smells and breezes of autumn in Niagara's wine country!
We only met Jo-Anne a few weeks ago ... but we totally 'clicked' right away! It was extremely fortunate that we had an opening in our schedule, because we so enjoyed designing the flowers for her marriage to Sean.
Jo-Anne + Sean sealed the deal in a late afternoon ceremony at the Cave Springs Vineyard Retreat and invited their guests to a dinner reception which followed at the lovely Windows Room upstairs at Inn on the Twenty on Main St. in Jordan.
The colour palette featured a very seasonal 'Fire' in mainly orange through yellow with hits of chocolate, burgundy, crimson and hues of bluey green. To accomplish the 'look and feel' we were after, we used florals such as orchids, BC hydrangeas, roses, dahlias, pink pepperberries and magnolia leaves. Definitely one of our favourite fall colour combinations!
Jo-Anne's bridal bouquet ... ahhhh. We ALL loved this one ... Fire is definitely a favourite!
The bridemaid's bouquet ... loving this one a lot also!
Jo-Anne + Sean were married in the Cave Spring Vineyard Retreat ... a cute little hideaway in the vineyards of the Beamsville Bench.
After the ceremony, guests were shuttle back to Jordan Village for a evening dinner reception at Inn on the Twenty ... upstairs in the Windows Room. The table centerpieces were a combination of a full floral piece flanked by twin glass candlesticks ... the mix of floral ingredients in each piece was similar, but each piece had it's own unique character. The hits of bluey-green really worked well in The Windows Room!
Our thanks to Mark for the 'day of' wedding stationery pieces!
Thanks so much Jo-Anne + Sean ... we really enjoyed doing 'our thing' for your big day!
16 October 2010
Sara + Helena were married in an intimate outdoor wedding ceremony by the pond at the foot of the Niagara Escarpement in the Cave Spring Vineyards ... it was a perfect October afternoon in Niagara's wine country!
After the ceremony, Sara, Helena and their guests enjoyed a sumptuous dinner in the Wine Library at Inn on the Twenty on Main St. in Jordan.
We were working with a very bold palette of jewel tones which naturally lent itself to bold and crisp florals such as Schwarzwalder callas lilies, orchids, gerberas, green mums, hydrangeas and the most stunning Vanda orchids ever!!! Gorgeous.
We couldn't help but fall in love with the texture of the flowers and the intensity of the colours in this palette ... this bridal bouquet was unbelievable!!!
We love, love, love outdoor ceremonies ... especially out in the vineyards in October!
You can just make out the Toronto skyline across the horizon of Lake Ontario ... some days it's so clear, you feel like you could walk right across the Lake to the city.
We created this lush and dazzling centerpiece for the intimate dinner reception in the Wine Library ... a lot of fun putting this one together!
Congratulations and best wishes to Sara + Helena!