7 July 2012
It was so satisfying to finally bring all the deliciousness of Francesca + Ryan's wedding to life this weekend after working the better part of a year with the couple (who are soooo AWESOME) and Melissa from One Fine Day Event Planning to dream it up and give it legs!!!
One thing you need to know about Francesca + Ryan ... they put an incredible amount of creative energy into their big day ... this might actually be a bit of an understatment! From the custom wedding stationery (designed and printed by Ryan) to the wedding cake (designed and created by Francesca) they were beyond knee-deep in the details.
We crafted all the florals and provided design and theme consulting for things like the vintage details, outdoor lounge (kudos to The Warehouse) and room decor as well!
The end result was simply amazing ... and not just because of the details, but because these two love-birds finally said "I do" ... as they were meant too all along.
We custom sewed the linen for their sweetheart table!
Each reception centerpiece was unique ranging in palette from white to soft sand and light peach through to soft tangerine and apricot.
Francesca + Ryan are very serious about sweets! Francesca created her own amazing wedding cake ... and the home-baked goods abounded ... plentifully! (Confessional Moment: we sampled a few!)
Francesca + Ryan ... we wish you many blessings in your marriage journey ... we feel very priviledged to have been to help kick it off!!
30 July 2011
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!
Our beautiful bride Chloe was accompanied down the aisle by her dad ... check out that dress! Sigh.
We layered orchid stems to create dripping panicles of blooms on our chuppah/canopy frame ... they almost look like wisteria!
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!
The coolest idea ever .... hire a caricature artist to hang out with your wedding guests for a couple of hours during cocktails!!!
We wish Chloe + Herbert every blessing in their marriage journey ... it was such a pleasure to design the flowers for your wedding day!!!
29 August 2010
This weekend we gathered up the team and trotted up Highway 400 to Richmond Hill to design the flowers and Chuppah for Caley + Richard's nuptials at the lovely Richmond Hill Country Club! We love our home turf here in Niagara, but we also like to travel once in a while ... just to see how all the non-Niagaran's get by ... ya know?!?! :)
Caley + Richard's outdoor wedding ceremony took place in The Valley below the Country Club ... under one of our custom-made curly willow Chuppahs. It was a beautiful spot next to a babbling brook replete with an old wooden bridge you could only cross on foot ... picture perfect. Cocktails took place on one of the back patios immediately following the ceremony.
Later in the evening, Caley + Richard hosted a dinner for their nearly 200 guests in Ballroom upstairs.
The colour palette for today was a blend of 'Forest' and 'Spirit' .... the ceremony and wear and carry were all Forest themed and we add hits of bold pink to the reception flowers!
The bride and bridesmaid's bouquets ... these colours were a perfect choice as the Forest palette looked right at home in The Valley! How adorable does Caley look ... a picture of complete serenity!!
The dapper looking gents ... all lined up and ready to walk the mile down the aisle!
In case you were wondering (and we know that you were!) ... our Chuppah frame can be adapted to many styles ... fabric, birch log, curly willow. For Caley + Richard's wedding ceremony, we designed a curly willow Chuppah and hand-tied over 150 white orchid blooms onto the willow.
Here come the hits of bold pink ... these centerpieces looked absolutely stunning in the Ballroom with the textured linens and gold chiavari chairs.
Our best wishes are with Caley + Richard at the start of their new journey together ... Mazel tov!
9 August 2010
Another first for us ... in ten years of designing flowers for weddings, we've never done one on a Monday ... until today!!
Stephanie + Danny's Jewish wedding ceremony was supposed to take place under the custom-made birch log chuppah we created for them ... but just 10 minutes before the ceremony, the skies opened up and the rain fell. Ever the optimists, Stephanie + Danny simply moved the ceremony indoors to the Vineyard Retreat at Cave Springs.
Suffice it to say, we were a little sad for our bride and groom ... that they weren't able to be wed in the vineyard under the chuppah ... but love knows no boundaries and come rain or come shine, Stephanie + Danny's love certainly weathered this little hurdle. :)
Cheers guys! We wish the newly weds blessings in their marriage.
Bliss was the colour palette for this smashing brides' bouquet ... how lovely!
Our Chuppah looked absolutely amazing out among the graperows in the vineyards ... lovin' it!!
7 August 2010
What a weekend for love!!! The weather was near perfect, the venues and vendors we worked with were amazing and, if you don't mind us saying, the flowers were fantastic as well!! ;)
Calgarians Andrea + Jeff were married in the Rose Garden at Pillar and Post and later that evening hosted a celebratory dinner reception in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing in Niagara on the Lake ... two fine choices indeed!
Andrea's colour palette was a version of our Shade palette augmented with accents of grey/pewter and featuring hits of chocolate and deep purply burgundy ... cool, refreshing, upscale gardeny look with attitude! Thanks to Andrea + Jeff for indulging our passion for their wedding flowers ... best wishes!!!
Andrea's bouquet featured some cascading Amaranthus and we hand-tied in the lace detailing on the stem. The bouquet also featured raspberry, mint, lavender and fern fronds from our organic cutting gardens here at the studio!
The wedding ceremony in the Rose Garden at Pillar and Post featured our Grapevine Arbour, Shepherd's Hooks lining the aisle (with rose petals!) and twin oversized floral arrangements flanking the altar area.
Lately we're loving how Parasols are showing up at the wedding ceremony ... form and function!
The wedding party looked totally amazing ... tried our best to get some good photos, but had to dance around both the official photographer and the cinematographers!!
And finally our modelicious bride Andrea and her father ... about to escort her down the aisle!!
In the Grand Georgian Ballroom, we created a birch and willow canopy under which the head table was placed ... all lit up with soft glowing lantern and flood lights, it was ammmmmazing ... wish we coulda dined under there!
The guest tables featured our full floral centerpieces with Simply Beautiful Décor providing the crystal globe lanterns, chargers, linens and chiavari chairs.
In the Atrium (which was the cocktail area) under the giant chandelier we created this big conversation piece from cork, large slabs of walnut tree, willow and a plethora of flowers and candlelight!
These absolutely delicious cupcakes and wedding cake were designed by the talented team at Vineyard Sweets ... as beautiful to taste as they are to look at!
Ceremony Location: Pillar and Post, Niagara on the Lake
Wedding Venue: Queen's Landing, Niagara on the Lake
Wedding Cake: Vineyard Sweets
Linens, Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Décor
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio