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
29 February 2012
Ever since we debuted our new custom-fabricated artisan metal trees at The Wedding Co. Show in January, we've had an amazing response!
Just imagine exchanging your wedding vows under a couple of these jaw-dropping trees ... indoors or out ... they'd be absolutely magnificent!!! Or how about we use it to create a statement piece in the lobby, atrium, bar or lounge area of your event space ... they could be simply bare or absolutely loaded with foliage, branches or flowers of any colour ... it's also height adjustable!
For The Wedding Co. Show, we loaded this tree with nearly 300 stems of tangerine mokara orchids, hanging glass candle-lit lanterns and delicate handcrafted glass butterflies.
At the recent Vintage Hotels Wedding Show, we wanted to show a different way to use our trees ... so, we layered birch branches, camillia foliage and tangering mokara orchids to create an intimate canopy over a sweet-heart table for two!
Simple. Beautiful. Lovely.
16 January 2012
We kicked off 2012 at The Wedding Co. Show in the historic Carlu ... one of Toronto's finest examples of art moderne architecture designed by Jacques Carlu in 1930 ... such a unique event space!!
Aside from meeting new clients at the show, a really important part of the weekend for us is connecting with the many talented wedding professionals that gather annually at this show. We're so proud to be associated with such a talented pool of wedding vendors and we're excited to work with a bunch of them in the coming months and years!!
For this show, we debuted our long-awaited latest addition ... a one-of-a-kind 10ft tall custom made metal tree we commissioned this past fall! We loaded the tree with nearly 300 stems of tangerine mokara orchids, hanging glass candle-lit lanterns and delicate handcrafted glass butterflies (custom made for us by our glass artisan friend, Connie Paul).
Just imagine exchanging your wedding vows under a couple of these jaw-dropping trees ... indoors or out ... they'd be absolutely magnificent!!!
We designed our *tree* to be extremely versatile ... in addition to a wedding ceremony, we can also use it to create a statement piece in the lobby, atrium, bar or lounge area of your event space ... it can be bare or loaded with foliage, branches or flowers of any colour ... it's also height adjustable!
The tree effectively lowers the ceiling and helps to creates a more intimate space ... much like in nature!
We had been dreaming about our *tree* for quite a while ... we sketched up our idea, brought it to a metal artist friend of ours and he made our vision into reality!
We're so happy with this first one, that we're going to get a few more made ... the possibiities for use are endless!!!
We started designing our space for this show back in September ... before we fully realized just how big the tangerine orange and grey combo would become this year!
We gathered and assembled our ideas ... custom grey felt flower vessel sleeves with inset butterfly detailing, fabric votive sleeves, butterfly tea cups from Anthropologie, antique silverware (found at Paris Market in Savannah, GA), grey-washed barnboard communal table (from The Warehouse in Niagara-on-the-Lake), pinwheel crystal stemware ... it all came together nicely!
Thanks to our book-maker friend Hannelore for the beautiful hand-bound guest book! (pictured above).
Back in the late fall, Catherine Lash of The Wedding Co. sent photographer Geneviève Caron over to the studio to catch Jennifer in her element ... for an article for the premier of The Wedding Co. magazine.
When we showed up at The Carlu to install our display, weren't we surprised to find Jennifer had become the poster-girl for the "Meet the Makers" feature ... is it a little hot in here?!?!
All-in-all, it was a wonderful way to kick off the 2012 wedding season ... we're really looking forward to how this year will unfold!
25 October 2010
Yeah, it rained a little bit this weekend, but it didn't damped spirits at all ... love was in the air!! Not to mention the gorgeous colours, smells and breezes of autumn in Niagara's wine country!
We only met Jo-Anne a few weeks ago ... but we totally 'clicked' right away! It was extremely fortunate that we had an opening in our schedule, because we so enjoyed designing the flowers for her marriage to Sean.
Jo-Anne + Sean sealed the deal in a late afternoon ceremony at the Cave Springs Vineyard Retreat and invited their guests to a dinner reception which followed at the lovely Windows Room upstairs at Inn on the Twenty on Main St. in Jordan.
The colour palette featured a very seasonal 'Fire' in mainly orange through yellow with hits of chocolate, burgundy, crimson and hues of bluey green. To accomplish the 'look and feel' we were after, we used florals such as orchids, BC hydrangeas, roses, dahlias, pink pepperberries and magnolia leaves. Definitely one of our favourite fall colour combinations!
Jo-Anne's bridal bouquet ... ahhhh. We ALL loved this one ... Fire is definitely a favourite!
The bridemaid's bouquet ... loving this one a lot also!
Jo-Anne + Sean were married in the Cave Spring Vineyard Retreat ... a cute little hideaway in the vineyards of the Beamsville Bench.
After the ceremony, guests were shuttle back to Jordan Village for a evening dinner reception at Inn on the Twenty ... upstairs in the Windows Room. The table centerpieces were a combination of a full floral piece flanked by twin glass candlesticks ... the mix of floral ingredients in each piece was similar, but each piece had it's own unique character. The hits of bluey-green really worked well in The Windows Room!
Our thanks to Mark for the 'day of' wedding stationery pieces!
Thanks so much Jo-Anne + Sean ... we really enjoyed doing 'our thing' for your big day!
27 September 2009
We absolutely love, love, love Niagara winery weddings … especially this time of year!
This weekend, Holly + Rodolfo were wed at Cave Spring Winery’s ‘Vineyard Retreat’ among the grape rows in the vineyard where some of Niagara’s best vintages begin! After their wedding ceremony, Holly + Rodolfo invited their guests to an evening dinner reception in the Vintner’s Cellar at the nearby Inn on the Twenty on Main St. in Jordan Village.
The colour palette for the day was ‘Fire’ featuring shades of cherry, rust, pumpkin, chocolate and saffron. To achieve Holly’s look, we designed with dahlias, roses, hydrangeas, orchids and mango callas.
The bride’s bouquet …
The bridesmaid's bouquet ...
The wedding ceremony was supposed to be in the vineyard, but was changed to the Retreat at the last minute because the weather was not cooperating!
We loved these Fire centerpieces!
There's this creepy / cool grotto in the Vintner's Cellar ... I think it used to be a cistern for the original winery back in the 1800's.
We designed a Wishing Tree out of Manzanita branches in glass.
Mark designed the stationery on the tables ...
It was wonderful to be a part of Holly + Rodolfo’s wedding celebration … cheers!