3 June 2013
The weather in Niagara has been really windy and rainy of late ... great for the farms, but not so great for the weddings! Nevertheless, Felicia + Elliot managed to celebrate their nuptials outdoors in the vineyard at Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery this weekend as the clouds parted just long enough for them to say "I do".
We designed the florals for Felicia + Elliot to be in line with the romantic and pastoral setting in which they tied the knot! Blooms included peonies, tulips, garden roses, clematis and queen anne's lace. We also harvested some of the first cuttings from our studio's organic garden this weekend, including, mint, fern fronds, hosta leaves and more!
The colour palette featured light orange, salmon and pale blue against gold and white/cream/ivory accents.
If you've never experienced the absolute joy that is Ravine Vineyard, you must, must, MUST!!!
Felicia's bridal bouquet in hues of salmon, blush, ivory ...
It was super windy out ... Felicia was adamant to have her ceremony out in the vineyard and pressed on in spite!
The reception space featured 4 giant communal harvest tables and we designed a variety of florals including these super cute compotes featuring loads of textural foliages and flowers!
It was so much fun to be able to use all the exciting new glassware we collected over the winter ... crystal cut, rose, gold, footed and hurricanes in various sizes!
Floral Design: Mimosa Flower Studio / Wedding Venue: Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery
25 May 2013
Christina + George tied the knot in an afternoon wedding ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing in lovely downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake! Afterward, guests were invited for evening cocktails and to celebrate with them in the Imperial Ballroom over dinner!
Pale tones of blush and ivory with accents of pale peach, light creamy yellow and pale lavender were all in the colour palette for the day. A very modern vintage / English garden theme featuring lace, chargers, brown chiavari chairs, mercury and clear footed glass.
Blooms included peonies (of course!!!), roses, delphiniums, lilacs, ranunculus and ... wait for it ... baby's breath! Yup, it's baaack.
We had a ton of fun designing the ceremony in the Atrium ... the couple provided the oh-so-cute Hers & His night tables that we incorporated.
The centrepieces were a mix of short full floral compotes (flanked by our Dutz glass candlesticks with ivory pillar candles) and tall Venture glassware capped with a full floral underlaid with mercury glass votives.
Floral Design: Mimosa Flower Studio / Wedding Planner: Devoted to You Weddings / Linens, & Chargers: Decor with Grandeur / Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor / Wedding Venue: Queen's Landing Hotel (Vintage Hotels)
25 June 2011
Rebecca + Mark currently reside in Toronto and made Niagara-on-the-Lake their destination wedding location this past weekend!
After tying the knot at the gorgeous St. Mark's Anglican Church in lovely downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake, Rebecca + Mark invited their guests to celebrate with them in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing just around the corner! The two venues are so close, it's just a short walk in the shade of the beautiful overhead tree canopy!
For Rebecca + Mark's reception, we designed tall, elegant romantic centrepieces that were full and flowery featuring shades of rich red, raspberry, medium pink and burgundy in a combo of our Passion and Spirit palettes. The ballroom was loaded with peony blooms, garden and standard roses, hydrangeas, mokara orchids, callas and amaranthus.
Rebecca's gorgeous bride's bouquet … loving those garden roses so much!!!
The lovely ladies looking mighty fine!
St. Mark's is such a goregous old church ... a couple of wreaths on the doors is about all it needs outside!!
Rebecca is a stunning beauty ... what a gorgeous bride!
The reception centrepieces in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing were a mix of tall full floral pieces and some with curly willow and mokara orchids tied-in ...
Wedding Venue: Queen's Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Head Table Linens + Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor
Wedding Cupcakes: Vineyard Sweets
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio
20 June 2011
This past weekend, Lynn + Mike celebrated their Niagara winery wedding ceremony and reception at the always wonderful Chateau des Charmes Winery in Niagara on the Lake.
Outdoor weddings in Niagara are always fantastic … but getting married out among the winery vineyards in full view of the Niagara Escarpment is truly a memorable experience unique to Niagara's wine country!
Lynn's colour palette featured predominately yellows and golds with bold teal and peacock blue accents. To accomplish the floral design for Lynn + Mike, we used white hydrangeas, peonies, garden roses, orchids and some lady's mantle plucked right from our organic cutting gardens here at the studio.
This wedding was full of gorgeous eye-candy including the gold chiavari chairs and sheer overlays, the paper lanterns, custom chopstick wedding favours, stunning stationery and the fantabulous cake by Cake Opera Co.
Congrats and best wishes to Lynn + Mike ... we loved being a part of your wedding celebration!!!
Wedding Venue: Chateau des Charmes Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Linens and Napkins: Simply Beautiful Decor
Wedding Cake: Cake Opera Co.
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio
20 November 2010
We were back at the Vintage Hotels for another double header this weekend ... it's been a busy November!!
Heather + Greg came to us to design a natural, relaxed and clean floral palette for their wedding celebration. They were married at the incredible St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake with cocktails and an evening dinner reception following a short time later just around the corner in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing. This Georgian style mansion with it's imported hardwood, rich marble flooring and crystal chandeliers is simply perfection for the celebration of a wedding!
On top of a white base, we were working with a very bold palette of raspberry pink bordering on fucshia ... fully saturated and deeply intense. Much like our 'Spirit' palette! Orchids, garden and spray roses, gerbera and white hydrangea were the primary floral ingredients.
Heather + Greg ... it was a privilege to design the flowers for your wedding celebration ... we wish you much happiness in your marriage adventure! Bride Heather burst into tears of happiness when we delivered the bouquets to the bridal ready room at Queen's Landing ... she was overwhelmed! We were overwhelmed at her response!!
The bridesmaids carried a bouquet of intensely pink flowers with a contrasting black stem wrap ... an absolutely perfect match to their ensemble for the day!
It's been a long while since we've been able to work at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church ... it was under a bit of restoration outside ... beautiful inside with the boxed pews and history dating back to 1794. The current building was rebuilt in the 1830's after it was burned down by the Americans in the War of 1812.
Guests gathered for cocktails in the Atrium at Queen's Landing ... dinner followed inside the Grand Georgian Ballroom.
This ravishing cake (can you describe a cake as 'ravishing'?) was created by Ruth and Eda at Vineyard Sweets ...
Wedding Flowers : Vintage Design Co.
Wedding Venue: The Pillar and Post (Vintage Hotels), Niagara on the Lake
Chair Covers and Headtable: Simply Beautiful Décor
Wedding Cake: Vineyard Sweets