18 July 2011
Torontonians Hazel + Huy made Niagara-on-the-Lake their destination wedding location this past weekend!
After tying the knot in an afternoon wedding ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing in lovely downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake, Hazel + Huy invited their guests back for evening cocktails and to celebrate with them in the Grand Georgian Ballroom over dinner!
Muted tones of blush, butter, light purple, ivory and soft green were the colour palette for the big day ... a very Mid-Summer Night's Dream feel! Hazel was so excited about her bridal bouquet and gushed about how 'we must've read her mind' ... we love it when that happens!!! :))
We used soft and romantic blooms such as garden roses, antique green and white hydrangeas, blushing bride, pieres and even some seasonal mint foliage, japanese painted fern fronds and variegated hosta leaves from our organic cutting gardens!
Hazel's awesome and textural bridal bouquet ... one of our favourites!!!
Hazel's maid of honour carried this pretty bouquet ...
Hazel + Huy were married in an afternoon ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing ...
6 November 2010
Our little Helen finally married her Steven this weekend ... and we were absolutely delighted to be a part of their Big Day at Queen's Landing in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Helen came to us because she connected with our work ... she also quickly became a friend and confidant. A total kindred spirit! We love it when those magical little friendships blossom because it makes doing 'our thing' for the wedding extra special!
The oh-so-romantic shades of red, burgundy and cerise that comprise a palette we like to call Passion featured prominently in Helen + Steven's wedding day floral decor. Garden roses, orchids, pink/red hydrangeas, pink pepperberries and some off-beat elements such as pomegranates, chestnuts and curly willow appeared in spades.
We knew we had nailed it when Helen (still in her PJ's!) came running barefoot into the Ballroom giving us all exuberant hugs of appreciation ... and we hadn't even finished our floral installation yet!! Helen + Steven ... it was our great privilege to be a part of your wedding celebration ... we're sure it was some sort of divine appointment!
This was Helen's bridal bouquet ... loving those amazing orchids and gorgeous garden roses!!! A perfect match to the detailing her in dazzling wedding dress ...
Helen's bridesmaids carried slightly smaller coordinating bouquets ... they really rocked against their black dresses!
Helen + Steven's wedding ceremony took place in the beautiful glass encompassed Atrium at Queen's Landing.
Guests later returned to the Atrium for cocktails followed by an evening dinner reception in the Grand Georgian Ballroom. Once the Ceremony had taken place, we created this large floral piece underneath the chandelier in the Atrium ...
In the Grand Georgian Ballroom, we installed various elements of floral decor including table centrepieces and number of oversized 'branchy' pieces made of curly willow, orchids and our glass bell lanterns!
We really appreciate Helen's quirky sense of humour ... case in point: her and Steven's fascination with Squirrels. Hilarious! They even went so far as to procure a boat-load of Squirrel Nut Zippers candy for their wedding ... apparently we missed out on these little delights as kids.
Steven made this great photo booth vignette replete with pictures of their doggies ... we hear it was a hit with guests lined up to pose!
Wedding Flowers: Vintage Design Co.
Wedding Venue: Queen's Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Linens: Simply Beautiful Décor
Photography: Boston Images
Cinematography: Still Motion
9 October 2010
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!
Melissa and her attendants looked simply gorgeous ... so beautiful!
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!
We custom designed each centerpiece and wrapped the custom container in birch bark ...
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!