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18 January 2013

Our Wedding Co. Show 2013 ‘Enchanted Forest’ Display

It's fun to do wedding shows, but super exhausting!  The real thrill of it all is to see the final product 'live' in front of you when it's only been in your head for far too long!!!

For 2013, we'd been dreaming of doing something very different ... we purposely avoided the traditional 'table & chairs' setup.

What we dreamt up was a kind of "The-Hobbit-meets-Twilight-meets-The-Enchanted-Forest" theme ... we only had a 6ft x 10ft space to pull it off in!

Our bride's bouquet contained garden roses, anemones, viburnum berries, ranunculus, white vanda orchids and delicate narcisus blooms. We custom created the bouquet stem wrap from fabric found at The Workroom. (Thanks to Two Birds Bridesmaid for allowing us to 'steal' their model for this image!)

The Wedding Co. Show 2013 - Featuring Mimosa Flower Studio

The anchor elements in our display area included a pair of our giant 12ft tall 'twiggy' trees covered in cork bark, moss, ferns and more than 400 stems of white dendrobium orchids!

The Wedding Co. Show 2013 - White Orchid Display

The featured floral centrepiece was sitting atop our newest custom creation ... a gigantic metal 'stump' (yes, it's metal!!!) repleat with root veins, bark, tree rings and little knots and knobs ... we love it and we so excited to unveil it this weekend!

So, so, SO many potential uses for this stump ... cake stand, a statement piece with florals on it or thow on a plexi round and turn it into a Sweetheart Table or a candy bar. It also splits into two pieces and can be used at a ceremony/altar site with twin florals on it ... so many things to imagine!

The Wedding Co. Show - metal tree stump forest theme for wedding

Of course 'Emerald Green' (2013 Colour of the Year) had to make an appearance!

The Wedding Co. Show 2013 - emerald green for wedding at The Carlu

The Wedding Co. Show 2013 at The Carlu - rainforest themed wedding

In the wee minutes of the show, we threw together an impromptu photo shoot with our new 'stump and an awesome 'woodland' themed wedding cake from Sweetere!  Uber-awesome photog Nataschia Wielink (our show neighbour for the weekend!) captured a couple of shots!

The Wedding Co. Show 2013 - Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema, Sweetere and Mimosa Flower Studio

Tags » White, Orchids, Cork, Tree, The Wedding Co., The Carlu, Emerald Green

1 December 2012

Raewyn + Charlie’s Private Blue Mountain Wedding (featured in Wedluxe)

This wedding was featured in WedLuxe magazine!

Raewyn + Charlie's wedding was held on her family's private horse farm at the base of the Blue Mountains on a perfect early summer day in June!

We had soooo much fun working with Crystal (Distinct Occasions) and Paras (Design 2 Decor) to put together this elegant and organic feeling landscape-inspired gem!!!

This wedding was chock full of pale pastels ... lavender, blush, butter, ivory, soft green ... and seaonal florals including peonies, garden roses, delphiniums, lavender, herb and fern plants, moss, lily of the valley, succulents, lisianthus, clematis vine and other tidbits of gardeny goodness!

All the lovely rough luxe details worked to tie the 'look and feel' together ... cork bark, natural wood tables, crystal stemware, custom floral chandelier, co-ordinated oatmeal linens and tent draping and even the custom carpeted flooring and dance floor!

Here are some of our own photos of the day ... enjoy!

Outdoor Wedding at the foot of the Blue Mountains near Collingwood

Outdoor wedding ceremony on a horse farm in Blue Mountain

We created a couple of enormous 'twiggy trees' (15 ft high) which not only looked fab, they also served to help increase the intimacy of the space by making the ceiling feel a little lower!

Private Wedding Reception at Blue Mountain - Tall Trees

We designed a few types of centrepieces ... the first was a a low and lush, landscape-inspired floral for the round tables. There was no visible vessel and they featured ferns, moss, succulents and garden blooms married with cork bark.

The second style of centrepiece was for the long communal tables and featured a continuous landscape of florals and ferns interspersed with candles, succulents and moss stretching along the full length of the tablescape.

 

Private Wedding Reception at Blue Mountain - Table Top Floral Decor

Private Wedding at Blue Mountain - Wedding Reception Flowers

Blue Mountain private wedding - floral decor

Blue Mountain private wedding floral decor

Hanging in the centre of the space, the 6ft x 5ft metal and wood base for this jaw-dropping floral chandelier was custom-made by Design 2 Decor and then we infused it with a ton of floral goodness!

Floral chandelier in tented wedding at Blue Mountain private residence

Floral chandelier in tented wedding at Blue Mountain private residence - 2

Floral Design: Mimosa Flower Studio / Wedding Planner: Distinct Occasions / Event Design: Design 2 Decor / Wedding Cake: The Caketress  / Wedding Venue: Private Residence in Blue Moutain, Ontario

Tags » Outdoor Wedding, Twiggy, Cork, Succulents, Tree, Chandelier, Ferns, Design 2 Decor, Distinct Occasions, Collingwood Wedding, Blue Mountain Wedding, Private Wedding, Gardeny, The Caketress

6 October 2012

Sarah + Greg at The Observatory (Spencers at the Waterfront)

We had a lot of fun dreaming up, designing and installing the florals and elements for Sarah + Greg's wedding in The Observatory at Spencer's at the Waterfront in Burlington on the north shore of Lake Ontario!

The Observatory is a relatively new venue with gianormous floor to ceiling glass windows (nearly 20ft high) overlooking Lake Ontario, right on Burlington's revitalized waterfront ... the space and view are magnificent!

Sarah's floral colour palette showcased shades of green, grey, stone, ivory and white in a very natural and organic fashion.

Elements and flowers included birch branches and birch bark, cork, flagstone, moss, succulents, jute, pods, ferns, anemones, antique hydrangea, ranunculus, dusty miller and host of other textural bits and pieces!

Wedding at Spencers at the Waterfront, Burlington

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Spencers at the Waterfront, Burlington in the Observatory

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Spencers at the Waterfront in Burlington

Wedding flowers in The Observatory at Spencers at the Waterfront - 1

Wedding flowers in The Observatory at Spencers at the Waterfront - 2

Wedding flowers in The Observatory at Spencers at the Waterfront - 3

The ceiling in The Observatory is amazing, but very, very high ... so we created and installed a couple of nearly 20ft tall 'birch' trees that were covered in moss, succulents and dripping with warm candlelight!

Wedding reception in The Observatory at Spencers at the Waterfront in Burlington - 1

Wedding reception in The Observatory at Spencers at the Waterfront in Burlington - 2

Wedding reception in The Observatory at Spencers at the Waterfront in Burlington - 3

Tags » Outdoor Wedding, Birch, Twiggy, Cork, Tree, Ferns, The Observatory, Spencer's at the Waterfront

15 September 2012

Lindsay + Will at Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club

This weekend we travelled up the 400 to the little town of Port Carling in Muskoka Lakes to work with Anne Anderson Events on Lindsay + Will's wedding at Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club! 

Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club opened 90 years ago in 1922 and today members can reserve the waterfront Clubhouse for private parties and weddings ... needless to say, the view was spectacular! (The Clubhouse is built right out over the water and is totally surrounded by glass!)

The look and feel for the day was what you might call 'Upscale Muskoka' ... cottage resort glamour with varied organic and natural elements such as jute, cork, willow, barnboard/wood and glass.

The colour palette for the reception space was ivory, pale blush, deep olive green, slate grey and medium pink. We had a separate colour palette for the outdoor signature drink bar area which featured green, white and pale yellow.

Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club Wedding with Anne Anderson Events

The bride and bridesmaid's bouquets ...

White, Pink and Taupe Bride's Bouquet

The gorgeous Windermere United Church ... Lindsay + Will tied the knot here!

Muskoka Wedding Ceremony - Windermere United Church

Muskoka Wedding Reception - Collage

This rockin' Signature Drink Bar was custom made from barnboard by the fine folks at Hazlitt Vintage Rentals!

Muskoka Wedding Reception - Signature Drink Bar

Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club Wedding Reception 2

We created and installed a couple of massive 12ft tall trees spanning the space where the wedding cake would later sit and helping to divide the lounge area from the dance floor/band space.

Muskoka Wedding Reception - Giant Trees and Vintage Theme

Blooms included garden roses, lisianthus, hydrangea, dahlias, lamb's ear, ranunculus and absolute ton of our 'gardeny bits' including raspberry foliage, mint, geranium and bloomed-out clematis vine. Moss and succulents also made an appearance!

Muskoka Wedding Reception Flowers - Modern Vintage Theme

Textural elements and containers included cork, mint julep, glass, mason jars and green glass bottles.

Muskoka Wedding Reception - Head Table Floral Arrangment

Muskoka Wedding Reception Flowers 2

Congratulations again Lindsay + Will ... it was a pleasure to design the flowers for your beautiful wedding!!

Wedding Planner: Anne Anderson Events
Wedding Flowers : Mimosa Flower Studio
Vintage Rentals: Hazlitt Vintage Rentals
Vintage China: Vintage Vignettes
Ceremony + Reception Location: Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club
Stationery: Paper & Poste

Tags » Modern Vintage, Modern Antique, Cork, Anne Anderson Events, Vintage Vignettes, Hazlitt Vintage Rentals, Muskoka Wedding Florist, Muskoka Wedding, Paper & Poste, Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club

23 June 2012

Raewyn + Charlie’s Private Blue Mountain Horse Farm Wedding (Film)

This wedding was featured in WedLuxe magazine!

Also, check out the photos and the full blog entry.

Raewyn + Charlie's wedding was held on her family's private horse farm at the base of the Blue Mountains on a perfect early summer day in June!

We had soooo much fun working with Crystal (Distinct Occasions) and Paras (Design 2 Decor) to put together this elegant and organic feeling landscape-inspired gem!!!

If pictures are worth a thousand words, than film must be worth milllions ... check out this cinematic work of art by James Frodyma Wedding Films!

Floral Design: Mimosa Flower Studio / Wedding Planner: Distinct Occasions / Event Design: Design 2 Decor / Wedding Cake: The Caketress / Wedding Cinematography: James Frodyma Wedding Films / Wedding Venue: Private Residence in Blue Moutain, Ontario

Tags » Outdoor Wedding, Twiggy, Cork, Succulents, Tree, Chandelier, Ferns, Design 2 Decor, Distinct Occasions, Collingwood Wedding, Blue Mountain Wedding, Private Wedding, Gardeny, The Caketress, James Frodyma Wedding Films