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18 January 2013

Our Wedding Co. Show 2013 ‘Enchanted Forest’ Display

It's fun to do wedding shows, but super exhausting!  The real thrill of it all is to see the final product 'live' in front of you when it's only been in your head for far too long!!!

For 2013, we'd been dreaming of doing something very different ... we purposely avoided the traditional 'table & chairs' setup.

What we dreamt up was a kind of "The-Hobbit-meets-Twilight-meets-The-Enchanted-Forest" theme ... we only had a 6ft x 10ft space to pull it off in!

Our bride's bouquet contained garden roses, anemones, viburnum berries, ranunculus, white vanda orchids and delicate narcisus blooms. We custom created the bouquet stem wrap from fabric found at The Workroom. (Thanks to Two Birds Bridesmaid for allowing us to 'steal' their model for this image!)

The Wedding Co. Show 2013 - Featuring Mimosa Flower Studio

The anchor elements in our display area included a pair of our giant 12ft tall 'twiggy' trees covered in cork bark, moss, ferns and more than 400 stems of white dendrobium orchids!

The Wedding Co. Show 2013 - White Orchid Display

The featured floral centrepiece was sitting atop our newest custom creation ... a gigantic metal 'stump' (yes, it's metal!!!) repleat with root veins, bark, tree rings and little knots and knobs ... we love it and we so excited to unveil it this weekend!

So, so, SO many potential uses for this stump ... cake stand, a statement piece with florals on it or thow on a plexi round and turn it into a Sweetheart Table or a candy bar. It also splits into two pieces and can be used at a ceremony/altar site with twin florals on it ... so many things to imagine!

The Wedding Co. Show - metal tree stump forest theme for wedding

Of course 'Emerald Green' (2013 Colour of the Year) had to make an appearance!

The Wedding Co. Show 2013 - emerald green for wedding at The Carlu

The Wedding Co. Show 2013 at The Carlu - rainforest themed wedding

In the wee minutes of the show, we threw together an impromptu photo shoot with our new 'stump and an awesome 'woodland' themed wedding cake from Sweetere!  Uber-awesome photog Nataschia Wielink (our show neighbour for the weekend!) captured a couple of shots!

The Wedding Co. Show 2013 - Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema, Sweetere and Mimosa Flower Studio

Tags » White, Orchids, Cork, Tree, The Wedding Co., The Carlu, Emerald Green

27 December 2012

Featured in Weddingbells Magazine (Spring/Summer 2013)

We're always excited to find our work in the pages of Weddingbells magazine!

This particularly bold and beautiful tablescape is featured in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Weddingbells - on newsstands now!

Photo by the inimitable Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema!

Mimosa Flower Studion in Weddingbells Magazine Spring/Summer 2013 Issue

Mimosa Flower Studio in Weddingbells Magazine Spring/Summer 2013 Issue - 2

Tags » Passion, Orchids, Red, Black, Twiggy, Nataschia Wielink Photography, Tree, Weddingbells, Merlot

29 September 2012

Lori + Roy at Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Bride and Groom, Lori + Roy, are creative, theatrical types ... we were hooked when she shared her ideas for a 'speakeasy' inspired affair that took cues from the prohibition era of the 1920's and early 1930's!

To garner inspiration, we dreamed about bird cages and nests, shoeshine boys, cigar & cigarettes, crooked gamblers, bobby cops and The Cotton Club!

We designed in bold colours (black, white, red) and florals that were feminine and textural (black and ivory lace in layers) ... garden roses, orchids, dahlias.

Pillar and Post Wedding Ceremony in the Rose Garden

Pillar and Post Wedding Ceremony in the Rose Garden, Bride's Bouquet

Complete with bird cage veil, fascinators, Marcel Wave and bob updos these flapper styled ladies looked amazing! So did the fellas ... all decked out in top hats and tails!

Pillar and Post Wedding Ceremony Bridesmaids in red with red bouquets

Pillar and Post Wedding Reception in Upper Canada Hall

Pillar and Post Wedding Reception with vintage elements from The Warehouse

Pillar and Post Wedding Reception with birdcages, bird's nests, black lanterns, candles, flowers and ferns

Pillar and Post Wedding Reception Floral Centerpiece

Cheers and best wishes to Lori + Roy ... we had a lot of fun designing for your Wedding Day!!

Wedding Flowers : Mimosa Flower Studio
Wedding Venue: Pillar and Post
Vintage Rentals: The Warehouse
Linens and Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor

Tags » Vintage Hotels, Passion, Orchids, Red, Modern Vintage, Pillar and Post, Garden Roses, Simply Beautiful Decor, Black, The Warehouse, Bird Cage, Speak Easy, Bird's Nest, 1920's

4 September 2012

Joyce + Jon at Stratus Vineyards

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.

Wedding Flowers at Stratus Winery Vineyard

Brides Bouquet at Stratus Winery Vineyard Wedding in Niagara on the Lake

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Stratus Winery Vineyard in Niagara on the Lake

10ft Tall Orchid Trees in the Press Gallery at Stratus Vineyard Winery in Niagara on the Lake

Press Gallery Wedding Reception at Stratus Winery Vineyard in Niagara on the Lake

Tags » Niagara Winery Wedding, White, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Venues, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Orchids, Twiggy, Gold, Niagara on the Lake Winery Wedding, Communal Table, Chiavari Chairs, Stratus Vineyards

29 February 2012

One tree done two ways ...

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.

Mimosa Flower Studio - Custom Metal Tree covered in Orange Mokara Orchids at The Carlu

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.

Mimosa Flower Studio - Custom Metal Tree covered with foliage and orange mokara orchids at Vintage Hotels Wedding Show 2012

Tags » Vintage Hotels, Birch, Orchids, Orange, Grey, The Wedding Co., Metal Tree, Tangerine