15 September 2012
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.
The bride and bridesmaid's bouquets ...
The gorgeous Windermere United Church ... Lindsay + Will tied the knot here!
This rockin' Signature Drink Bar was custom made from barnboard by the fine folks at Hazlitt Vintage Rentals!
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.
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!
Textural elements and containers included cork, mint julep, glass, mason jars and green glass bottles.
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
18 June 2012
This wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty Canada!
This weekend, we travelled up to the little hamblet of Alton, Ontario to design the florals and some decor elements for Megan + Cameron's wedding at the super awesome Alton Mill Arts Centre!
We were really excited to work with Kate from The Little White Dress and a bunch of friends we've met in last year ... like Selena from Hazlitt Vintage Rentals and Ida from Cake Museum!
To achieve a "Spring Harvest" vibe, we employed a variety of in-season and some locally grown flowers like peonies, dahlias, zinnias, clematis vine, safflower, gloriosa, purple hydrangeas and various garden fare (from our Studio's own organic cutting garden, of course!) such as lavender and mint foliages.
We'd describe it as relaxed, fresh, springy, heirloom, vintage and artsy!
We were working with a very bold colour palette ... tangerine, light orange, red, purple, butter and mellow yellow with light stone grey/lavender as a base and accidental green foliages. As you can see, against the printed wedding stationery, it really was a stunning match!
The outdoor reception space was set up in communal-style guest tables and our centrepieces featured a variety of full floral pieces in cement vessels, single blooms in vintage glass jars and a variety of 'fernscapes' (betcha never heard that one before!!!) intermingled with hundreds of candle-lit antique Mason jars.
The atmosphere was simply sublime!
Central to the space, we created a magnificent 12ft tall 'twiggy tree' absolutely dripping with curly willow, foliages and flowers! The trimming on the tree came in the form of hanging glass candle-lit lanterns and dozens of Monarch butterflies (to help complete the Spring Harvest theme!). The finished tree looked like it had been growing and blooming there for years and years!!!
There were loads of interesting textural elements as well ... cork, mason jars with votives, moss, ferns, rocks and branches ...
Various vintage details worked so well with the space and theme (we affectionately refer to the outdoor reception space as The Ruins!).
Congratulations again Megan + Cameron ... it was a pleasure to design the flowers for your beautiful wedding!!
Ceremony + Reception Location: Alton Mill Arts Centre
Wedding Flowers + Tree: Mimosa Flower Studio
Vintage Rentals: Hazlitt Vintage Rentals
Wedding Planner: The Little White Dress
Wedding Cake: Cake Museum