18 July 2011
We had the pleasure of designing the florals for Nicole + Jonathan's wedding this past weekend. Nicole worked for Mimosa for a few summers back in her high school days ... so it was fun twist to now be designing flowers for her big day!!!
Summer has hit Southern Ontario with a vengeance this year and it was a scorcher on Saturday with humidex temperatures climbing to nearly 40C (that's nearly 105F for our American friends!) ... and the sky hasn't produced a drop of rain in weeks and weeks!!! Perfect timing for this refreshing and cool yellow, grey, white and fresh green color palette!!
Nicole's flowers included white macrophylla hydrangea, yellow craspedia, yellow garden roses and grey foliages such as lamb's ear ... plus all kinds of seasonal pickin's from our organic cutting garden ... like mint, delicate cilantro blooms, variegated hosta leaves and the last of the lady's mantle blooms. We added loads of texture and interest by using lemons, funky succulents and poppy pods!
Above: Nicole's bridal bouquet in yellow and fresh green with a lacey grey detailing on the stem.
Below: The bridemaids each carried unique bouquets in the same palette ...
We love the texture in these centerpieces!!
Table centrepieces consisted of a mix of full florals and floral wreaths around a low glass pedestal with floating candles ...
16 February 2011
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!
This al fresco dining scene shot on location at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. features our wonderful 'Forest' colour palette teamed up with elements from our 'Earth' collection.
We focused on local, seasonal flowers including delphiniums, dahlias, astilbe, hydrangea, Queen Anne's lace, camomile and grasses displayed in some of our apothecary glassware.
We love, love, love our model's polka dot dress ... so fun and flirty!
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
13 November 2010
Usually this late into the season, our weddings tend to be more intimate and close-knit affairs ... however, this month I think we're setting some sort of all-time 'guest attendance' record!
For instance, take Jennifer + Matthew who were married this past weekend, celebrating with their nearly 400 guests, packing both the church and reception venue to the gills! And we heard it was a great party ... going until nearly 3:00am with both a live Macedonian band and DJ keeping the dance floor packed into the wee hours.
We were working with a predominately white and ivory palette with splashes of fresh chartreuse coming from the foliage of the flowers. White hydrangeas, roses, garden roses, ivory lisianthus and some gorgeous white anemones (with black centres) commanded the monobotanical floral palette.
Structural design elements included birch logs, manzanita branches and an absolute ton of glass vessels and candlelight! Set against the guest tables covered in slate crinkle linen with dramatic black chair covers, it was all very modern, clean and formal, yet relaxed and tangible at the same time!
Jennifer's bridal bouquet ... a very soft and creamy delicate bouquet of garden roses, peonies and ranunculus was a perfect compliment to her absolutely stunning Oscar de la Renta dress ... we're soooo loving those ruffles!!
We fell for these amazing anemones ... beautiful in the bridesmaids bouquets!
We created four of these oversized florals for the ceremony. A traditional Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony is a thing of beauty ... so much cultural value and dripping with tradition.
Floral decor for the reception was split between two different table designs. The first consisted of a tablescape of pedestal glass in various heights filled with monobotanical flowers, birch logs and candles interspersed. The second design, on round tables, featured a single manzanita branch covered with moss and white orchids climbing up into the branches with rose petals, votive candles and hanging lanterns. Sometimes we'll do up a sketch of our planned tablescape to help our clients visualize the final design ... a background in visual art certainly comes in handy at times!!
Wedding cake by Con Gusto Artisan Bakery ... impeccable!
Our congratulations go out to Jennifer + Matthew ... cheers and best wishes to the start of your marriage adventure!
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 ...
2 October 2010
Tuyet + Grant recently celebrated their nuptials in an intimate outdoor wedding ceremony at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. in Lincoln. If you're a regular reader of the blog, you already know how much we love The Good Earth ... a little slice of heaven on earth!
The floral colour palette was based on 'Spirit' featuring primarily fucshia and chartreuse. Floral ingredients included hydrangea, dahlias, pink heather, green pepperberries, orchids and spray roses.
Best wishes to Tuyet + Grant as they begin their marriage life together!