6 April 2011
Since we often design 'tablescapes' for our clients, we thought maybe we'd take a look at some we did last season!
First off, what is a tablescape, you ask?
Tablescapes are basically creatively designed table-top 'landscapes' that feature a specific floral or colour palette, collection or theme. So, rather than a singular self-contained centrepiece in the middle of the reception table, we create a stunning landscape from multiple satellite pieces.
Tablescapes tend to work best in harvest or mission-style seating situations and we have a ton of fun designing them!
(Above) Melissa + Dave celebrated their Niagara nuptials at Vineland Estates ... view the whole wedding.
(Below) Bronwen + Mark were married in the garden at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. ... view their wedding.
Dana + Anthony celebrated with their guests at The Granite Club in Toronto ... view their wedding.
Mary + Dan were married in the lovely old stone Carriage House at Vineland Estates Winery overlooking the vineyard with the Niagara Escarpment in the distance ... breathtakingly beautiful! Check out their wedding ...
In celebration of Niagara's historic peach harvest, we helped 'set' The Orchard's Longest Table for an event featuring special guest, Chef Ricardo of FoodNetwork fame!
We designed this wedding tablescape out in the vineyard right in the middle of harvest ... if you look close you can see some grapes still hanging. We had a riot with this one ... using our twiggy lanterns, cork logs, coca-cola coloured bubble glass vessels and acacia wood balls ... not to mention the awesome 'Bliss' colour palette. This is one of our favourites ... you can see more here.
21 March 2011
Every once in a while, it's good to trod down the path less taken ... just to see where it takes you! It's always a bit of a fun little surprise!
We always jump at the chance to flex our creative muscles and design up some funky, fresh, flower arrangements for things like book launch parties, corporate events, tours, fundraisers and the like ... especially when we're given carte blanche.
So ... where to start? Well, in Niagara, we go to the market, of course!!
We'll return to the studio with our mitts chock full of raw 'in season' ingredients like okra, spring onions, jalapeno peppers, swiss chard, potatoes and raddishes ... even eggplant, tomatoes, nectarines and cucumbers have made guest appearances! Then, we proceed to marry our 'foodie finds' with flowers ... as we're wont to do.
The results usually garner lots of attention and conversation over the dinner table ... we've received many, many comments on these particular designs:
We hope you enjoyed a look at the quirky side of things
Although most of these designs wouldn't 'work' in a wedding scenario, it's always possible to incorporate some different and unique elements into our floral designs ... not to much how much fun we have doing it and how much your guests will talk about them!
P.S. > Check out Helen + Steven's wedding at Queen's Landing for how we incorporated pomegranates in their centrepieces!