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)
4 September 2012
Joyce + Jon were married in an outdoor wedding ceremony on the edge of the vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake at Stratus ... which, if you've never been, is a MUST visit when in Niagara's wine country!
From the way it was built to the way it operates every day, Stratus Vineyards is one of the world’s most sustainable wineries and became the first fully LEED-certified winery in the world in 2005. From their four-storey gravity based tank elevator to their 1000 barrel above ground cellar, Stratus is truly a facilty that is a work of art, as much as the wine it produces!!!
We were excited to design the florals and the space in the Press Gallery at Stratus along one 75ft long communal table ... such a magnificent structural, raw and elemental modern space that would be juxtaposed against living elements that are natural, local and organic in look and feel.
Working with a palette that consisted of white, ivory, butter, natural green and muted gold, we designed the florals using roses, white mums, green apples, textural grasses (millet, flowey ditch grasses, roadsidia), dahlias, green/white hydrangeas and fun foliages from our cutting gardens including mint and raspberry foliage.
Each of the three enormously tall 'twiggy' trees was covered in over 2000 orchid blooms and were absolutely dripping with candlelight providing a soft glow to warm up the reception space after dark.
16 October 2010
Jennifer + Chris win this year's 'Longest Distance' award ... travelling to our little corner of the world all the way from Australia for their destination wedding!
Usually when we work with distance couples, there is generally some sort of family tie to the greater Niagara area, but in this case, Jennifer + Chris simply fell in love with the idea of getting married in Niagara on the Lake!! It turns out Jennifer's family had taken a recent trip to the area and when it came time for their wedding to be planned, Niagara on the Lake became the perfect destination wedding locale for this Ozzy couple!
Jennifer and Chris' wedding took place at St. Ilja Macedonia Orthodox Church in Mississauga with their dinner reception following in the Victoria and Albert Rooms at the lovely Prince of Wales Hotel in 'downtown' Niagara-on-the-Lake! It's been a while since we've worked at the 'Prince' ... what a gorgeous period property!
Today's colour palette was Charm featuring warm shades of mocha, ivory and white with soft touches of warm blush. A very modern vintage palette ... truly 'charming'!
Jennifer's bridal bouquet was very soft and romantic ... but we spiced it up a bit with some seasonally appropriate berries!
The co-ordinating bridemaid's bouquets ...
The wedding ceremony was traditional Macedonian Orthodox ... very symbolically and culturally rich!
The guest tables featured earth-friendly full floral centerpieces in glass ... along with some harvested tidbits from studio's late autumn garden!
Congrats and best wishes to our new Australian friends Jennifer + Chris ... thanks for letting us share in your big day!
21 August 2010
This weekend we were so excited to design the flowers for Kendra + Miles' destination wedding at Riverbend Inn & Vineyard in Niagara on the Lake!
Kendra and Miles have Canadian roots, but both now call London, UK home. We haven't had a chance to work at the Riverbend since last wedding season, but it is definitely one of our fave wedding venues in Niagara on the Lake. The views across the vineyards are simply spectacular ... as is the gorgeous Inn itself!
We were also loving the crisp and clean pale blue, deep eggplant and lavender colour palette ... it was simply delicious and suited the environs to absolute perfection! There's just something so special about an outdoor wedding in Niagara's wine country ... you can't put words to it ... you just have to experience it for yourself.
Our congratulations to Kendra + Miles ... we wish you many blessings in your married life!
The bride’s bouquet was hand-tied (as all our bouquets are!) and featured some of the most beautiful dahlias we've experienced in a long, long time!
Kendra + Miles' outdoor wedding ceremony took place on the back lawn at The Rivebend Inn, just in front of their white-washed gazebo. The views to the north, across the vineyards, are simply spectacular!!
The tented outdoor wedding reception consisted of multiple 16ft long tablescapes. We created our table top design using clusters of dahlias and potted lavender plants in cute white ceramic vessels (affectionately known as 'eggs' around the studio) interspersed with plenty of candlelight in some gorgeous new hand-blown glass containers. So many lovely little details to share ... it's all in the details!!!
Wedding Coordinator: Crystal Adair-Benning, Distinct Occasions
Wedding Venue: Riverbend Inn & Vineyard, Niagara on the Lake
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio