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10 September 2012

Janine + Roberto at Good Earth Food and Wine Co. (featured on Style Me Pretty)

This wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty!

"Fortunato in amore, fortunato nella vita. Siamo molto benedetti."  (Translates to "fortunate in love, fortunate in life … we are very blessed!")

When the summer heat hits its peak, wise Italians escape the city and head to the country to join their loved ones for the mid-summer festival of Ferragosto on August 15. This was the inspiration for Janine + Roberto's Ferragosto wedding among the vineyards at Good Earth Food and Wine Co. in Niagara’s wine country.

The wedding ceremony was held in a verdant meadow under century old willow and sugar maple trees. Our nieces and nephews helped out in the religious service with a rousing responsorial psalm and handmade alleluia signs. The groom’s papa led the guests in reciting an Italian version of the Our Father – Il Padre Nostro. The ceremony ended with a prosecco toast: viva gli sposi! and we were deluged with handfuls of rice thrown from every direction. 

As the sun was setting behind the orchard, guests strolled toward the winery bistro alongside the vineyard. The communal dinner table was waiting under the pergola, softly lit by sparkling crystal chandeliers and votives in a combination of mercury glass and custom hand-sewn vintage fabric sleeves in tones of muted mauve, pale lavender and mulled grape. 

The last word goes to Janine + Roberto's five-year old nephew who whispered into the groom's ear: “Zio, can I tell you something?” “Yes, Ryan, what is it?” “This is the best wedding I’ve ever been to. It’s only the first wedding I’ve ever been to, but it’s the best!” 

This wedding was perfectly captured by our good friend and uber-talented wedding photographer Nataschia Wielink!

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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Vineyards at Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

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Crystal Chandelier Wedding Reception Communal Table Outdoor

Outdoor Wedding Reception in Vineyard under Pergola

Outdoor wedding reception under pergola at Good Earth Winery

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Bride and Groom Dancing Outdoors at Niagara Winery Wedding

Good Earth Food and Wine Co. Silhouette at Night

Event Photography: Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema / Private Photography: K Black and Co. / Wedding Venue: Good Earth Food and Wine Co. in Niagara, Ontario / Floral + Event Design: Mimosa Flower Studio / Menus + Programs: Laura Hooper Calligraphy / Place Cards: DIY / Wedding Cake: Good Earth Food and Wine Co. / Music: Claudio Santaluce / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham via White Toronto / Bride’s Veil: Antique Belgian Lace / Bride’s Shoes: Sigerson Morrison / Bride’s Earrings: Laurent Gandini / Hair + Makeup: Jessica Jean Myers / Groom’s Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna via Holt Renfrew / Groom’s + Pageboys’ Ties: Pomp & Ceremony / Flower Girls’ Dresses: David’s Bridal / Pageboys’ Suits: J.Crew Crewcuts

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, White, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Niagara Winery Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Niagara Wine Country Wedding, Modern Vintage, Nataschia Wielink Photography, Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Communal Table, Chandelier, Rough Luxe

25 August 2012

Kania + Michael at Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

Kania + Michael were married in an outdoor garden ceremony at one of Niagara's winery gems ... The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.!

The look and feel for the day was soft, local, romantic with mason jars, cork logs and slices of birch and walnut slabs ... sort of a Northern California meets Niagara feel!

Irina Photography captured the day and shared some pics with us!!!

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Bride in white Rolls Royce for wedding

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Bridal Gown: Vera Wang
Venue: The Good Earth Food and Wine Co
Officiant: Rev. Andrew Smith, Two Become One
Wedding Flowers: Jennifer Elliotson, Mimosa Flower Studio

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Niagara Winery Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

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

18 February 2011

Bliss at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

In September 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 finally be able to share them with you!

For this outdoor scene, we first selected The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. as our location because we love it so much! Then we paired 'Bliss', (one of our all-time fave colour palettes!) with 'Twiggy' (one of our newest collections) and voila ... absolute perfection!

Twiggy inspired elements include our fabulous cork logs, the coca-cola coloured bubbled glass and funky wooden acacia balls.  Florals include garden roses, orchids, dahlias, hydrangea, red skimmia and pink pepperberries.

We're so in love with the modern vintage flair of these pictures!

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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 Hair & Makeup: ALLURE Hair and Makeup / Cinematography: Enns Visuals
Linens & Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor / Location: Good Earth Food and Wine Co.
Print Design: Mark Elliotson

Tags » Niagara Winery Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Pink, Bliss, Nataschia Wielink Photography, Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Peach, Harvest Table, Bride's Bouquet