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.
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
13 November 2010
This morning we received a nice little surprise on our Facebook page ... from acclaimed Toronto wedding photographer Mimmo Galati of Mimmo + Naz.
Mimmo captured some gorgeous images at one of our weddings from earlier this year and his work was recently featured on The Wedding Chicks blog! He not only captured the spirit of Kendra + Miles' wedding day, but also the essence of a wedding in Niagara's wine country!
Our thanks again to Mimmo for sharing his fine work and to Crystal at Distinct Occasions for bringing us on board originally!
Photography: MIMMO & NAZ
Fresh Floral Design: Mimosa Flower Studio
Wedding Planner: Distinct Occasions Weddings
Venue: Riverbend Inn & Vineyard
DJ: Prodigy Entertainment
Event Child Care: Little Party Goers
Singer/Songwriter – Peter Katz
Pies – The Pie Plate