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12 January 2012

The *Made with Love* Project Short Film

We're so excited to finally share the latest film project we've just finished  ... we call it 'Made with Love' !!!

While we were dreaming this all up, we became focused on some specific words and phrases such as ... 'local', 'heirloom', 'hand-made', 'authentic', 'community', 'nature', 'living in the moment' ... we followed our heart and really let these words become our mantra to guide us through this project.

Be sure to check out the Made with Love Project photos as well.

On most creative projects like this one, many, many hours are spent crafting a space to perfection so as to be pristinely captured for publication and then, quicker than it went up, it's all torn down and packed away and everyone runs back to their busy lives! There's something that just feels wrong about that ... so, this time around, we felt it was really important that those involved get to enjoy the fruits of our labour and share the joy of the moment!  So, at the end of day with all of our hard work behind us, we invited a few friends to join us as we sat down for dinner + drinks!

At it's heart, Made with Love is a story about beauty, friendship, connection and kindred spirits ... it's a story that is about more than just a theme or colour scheme ... it’s about more than a schedule of events or formalities and pretense.

Certainly it's about engaging the senses and creating a setting full of discovery and beauty ... but it’s also about all of the little details that have a way of bringing people closer together to celebrate our togetherness!

This story was Made with Love and the creative gifts of a few good friends ...

 

PROJECT CREDITS

Special thanks to 'always-willing-to-travel-down-any-fork-in-the-road' Mike Enns of Enns Visuals for capturing the day ... thanks to Diane at Vineland Estates Winery for opening their doors to us and embracing our vison and to Chef Justin Downes for the amazing meal we shared with our friends ... Richard, Rebecca, Paul, Heidi, Mike, Jessica, Nataschia and Mike!

Flowers + Production Design: Mimosa Flower Studio / Photography: Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema / Cinematography: Enns VisualsLocation: Vineland Estates Winery, Executive Chef Justin Downes / Wedding Cake: Vineyard Sweets / Custom Pillows + Napkins: Sew Amused / Vintage Rentals: The Warehouse, Vintage Vignettes / Model's Hair + Makeup: Allure Hair and Makeup

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Niagara Winery Wedding, Niagara Wine Country Wedding, Vineyard Sweets, Bliss, Modern Vintage, Modern Antique, Vineland Estates Winery, Niagara Wedding Venues, Enns Visuals, The Carriage House, The Warehouse, Vintage Vignettes

11 November 2011

Ariel + Andrew’s Anthropologie inspired wedding at Inn on the Twenty

This wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty Canada!

Okay, we've got a bit of a different post for you this time ... all you wedding purists might want to hang on to your seats! ;)

When we first met with our bride, Ariel, she told us that she didn’t want her wedding to *feel* like a wedding. She said she loved the store Anthropologie! We're big Anthropologie fans and we decided to get involved a little bit more with the staging aspect of her wedding ... the fabrics, pillows and the antiques ... all the lovely, lovely details! 

It turns out that we've got this old yellow couch (it generally resides on our deck at home) that was sort of one of the main things that started the whole ball rolling ... that’s really where the idea for all the antiques and vintage details started to come into play. We used a lot of custom pillows and hand-sewn birds in the curly willow trees we created ... complete with actual bird's nests that we rescued from the garden this spring. We also designed a flag garland that uses the same fabric as the napkins (which we had commissioned specifically for the wedding). We also had a local potter create some of the mini white vessels for the flowers.  And, of course, canning jars were everywhere with flowers and candles in them!

The flowers were mainly all yellow ... we used garden roses, local dahlias, a lot of herbs from the garden, lavender, lavender foliage, camomile and yarrow ... a lot of very local things that were coming up out of the ground at that time of the year.

We were really excited about designing this wedding because it’s really different than what you’d normally see or expect at a wedding. It was the ‘un-wedding’! The bride and groom were very focused on just creating a comfortable atmosphere for their guests and we're all about that!

Most of these photos were captured by the imaginative team at Nataschia Wielink Photography ... we're so excited to share them with you!

Purple Bride's Bouquet with Dahlias

Inn on the Twenty Vineyard Wedding Ceremony 1

Purple Bride's Bouquet at Vineyard Wedding Ceremony

Fabric Bird in Bird's Nest at Inn on the Twenty Wedding

Inn on the Twenty Vintage Wedding

Inn on the Twenty Wedding Reception Flowers

Vintage Wedding at Inn on the Twenty

Motor Rythm at Inn on the Twenty

Inn on the Twenty Vintage Wedding Reception 1

Inn on the Twenty Wedding Flowers on the Credenza

Inn on the Twenty Anthropologie inspired wedding reception

A special shout out to Vineyard Sweets in Niagara-on-the-Lake for this spectacular, spectacular, spectacular 'stack of books' wedding cake! Uh. May. Zing.

Vineyard Sweets Wedding Cake at Inn on the Twenty

We can't finish this post without paying homage to the infamous yellow couch that started it all. It's kinda funny how the inspiration for a whole wedding can come from a singular yellow couch. It's amusing.

Mimosa Flower Studio Yellow Couch at Inn on the Twenty

Ever wonder how all those lovely details from your favourite weddings get put together?  

We worked with the super creative Mike Enns of Enns Visuals to put together a short film giving you a little 'behind the scenes' view on how Ariel + Andrew's Anthropologie 'un-wedding' wedding was created! Mike bascially followed us around, filming our every move, documenting a day in the life of Mimosa Flower Studio.

And to think ... it all started with a yellow couch!

Giving credit, where credit is due ... 

Flowers + Event Design: Mimosa Flower Studio / Wedding Photography: Nataschia Wielink Photography / Ceremony Location: Cave Spring Cellars Vineyard Retreat / Reception Location: Inn on the Twenty / Hair + Make-up: Bridal Beauty-Mobile Artistry Group / ‘Stack of Books’ Wedding Cake: Vineyard Sweets / Custom Pillows, Napkins + Table Runner: Sew Amused / Bride’s Shoes: Badgely Mischka / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew + Nordstrom / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Invitations: Etsy / Save-the-Date: Minted / Moustaches: Etsy / Ketubah: Etsy / Cookies: Sweetie Pies Cookies / String Quartet: Diana Sachs Music / Wedding Cinematography: Enns Visuals / Day of Wedding Coordinator: Blue Print Events Inc.

Tags » Yellow, Inn on the Twenty, Vineyard Sweets, Vineyard Wedding, Glow, Modern Vintage, Modern Antique, Nataschia Wielink Photography, Enns Visuals, Anthropologie

11 November 2011

The making of an Anthropologie inspired wedding ... Feature Film

Ever wonder how all those lovely details from your favourite weddings get put together?  

We worked with the super creative Mike Enns of Enns Visuals to put together a short film giving you a little 'behind the scenes' view on how Ariel + Andrew's Anthropologie 'un-wedding' wedding was created! Mike bascially followed us around, filming our every move, documenting a day in the life of Mimosa Flower Studio.

And to think ... it all started with a yellow couch!

Tags » Glow, Enns Visuals, Anthropologie, Video

7 March 2011

The Back Story: Shooting our ‘Scenes’ with Nataschia Wielink and Enns Visuals

We've had the privilege of participating in a number of photo and video shoots and having backstage access at a production is pretty darn cool!  Over the years, we've been fortunate enough to work with such magazines as WedLuxe, Wedding Bells and the LCBO's Food & Drink as well as the TV Show 'I Do, Let's Eat'.

We're always amazed at what goes on behind the scenes to produce those magnificent images that we all like to drool over!  Frankly, It's a heck of a lot of hard work and organization!!!

No doubt, having had the opportunity to participate in a shoot is a blast ... but, we've had the itch to produce our own images for some time now. So, this past fall we finally threw ourselves headlong into designing and producing our very own suite of exclusive images!!!

Aside from the actual production design, the most mission critical choices we made concerned our choice of production partners. We are blessed to know and work with some amazing artists in Niagara ... three of which worked closely with us on this project and deserve an extra special 'Thanks'!

Big props go to ...

Jessica and Teresa of ALLURE Hair and Makeup ... the dynamic duo behind the Niagara Region's best wedding and event mobile hair and makeup services. These girls took good care of our models and made them even more 'modelicious'. Jess even came back early from Fashion Week in NYC to personally be on set for two days!

The crazy creative genius that is Mike Enns (of Enns Visuals) who brought cinematic vision to our static scenes! Although his business is young, Mike has been making creative video shorts for years and years ... we were excited to be one of his first projects under his new banner. Mike is a very flexible guy and brings so much passion to what he does ... you can literally feel it in his work

Last, but definitely not least, we couldn't have pulled this off without the uber talented Nataschia Wielink (Niagara wedding photographer extraordinaire!), who collaborated closely with us and even ran a little model search on her blog to get our fresh faces for the shoot! We've been extolling Nataschia's photographic virtues for years ... and one look at her amazing images will tell you why! Nataschia's gift is evident in her ability to capture the emotions and feelings of a moment ... perfectly.

It's so great to be good friends with colleagues in our industry ... we're thankful for this bunch of creative daredevils that we get to work with!

Thanks also to Angelica Sala of Simply Beautiful Decor (linens and chiavari chairs), Ellen Steen of About a Bride (bridal gowns), Nicolette Novak of The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. (Day 1 location) and Nino Donatelli of the Stone Mill Inn (Day 2 location).

Here are a few 'behind the scenes' pictures and stay tuned for more goodness to come later this year!

Mimosa Flower Studio :: Behind the Scenes Part 1

Check out Nataschia's amazing photos of each of our 5 'scenes' ... Bliss at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Passion at Stone Mill Inn, At First Blush, High Tea at Stone Mill Inn and Al Fresco at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

Mimosa Flower Studio :: Behind the Scenes Part 2

You can watch the final cut of Mike's video on our blog ... here.

Mimosa Flower Studio :: Behind the Scenes Part 3

Stay tuned for more goodness to come!

 

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Concept & Production: Jennifer Elliotson of Mimosa Flower Studio.
Floral Design & Installation: Jennifer Elliotson, Heidi Taylor, Helen Bang of Mimosa Flower Studio.

Photography & Models: Nataschia Wielink Photography / Bride’s Wardrobe: Anthropologie, About a Bride
Groom’s Attire: RW & Co. / Hair & Makeup: ALLURE Hair and Makeup
Linens & Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor / Location: Stone Mill Inn, The Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Cave Spring Cellars Vineyard
Cinematography: Enns Visuals / Print Design: Mark Elliotson

Tags » Simply Beautiful Decor, Nataschia Wielink Photography, Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Enns Visuals, Stone Mill Inn, About a Bride, Allure Hair and Makeup

21 February 2011

Inspiration in spades ... at long last!

We spent three days producing a suite of five different 'scenes' to inspire and excite you about all the dreamy possibilities for your wedding ... we're over the moon to be able to share them with you!

Let us know what you think!

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Concept & Production: Jennifer Elliotson of Mimosa Flower Studio.
Floral Design & Installation: Jennifer Elliotson, Heidi Taylor, Helen Bang of Mimosa Flower Studio.

Photography & Models: Nataschia Wielink Photography / Bride’s Wardrobe: Anthropologie, About a Bride
Groom’s Attire: RW & Co. / Hair & Makeup: ALLURE Hair and Makeup
Linens & Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor / Location: Stone Mill Inn
Cinematography: Enns Visuals / Print Design: Mark Elliotson
Macarons: Bobbette & Belle Artisanal Pastries

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Niagara Winery Wedding, Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Enns Visuals, Stone Mill Inn, Video