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16 January 2012

At The Wedding Co. Show 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).  

The Wedding Co. Show 2012 - Mimosa Flower Studio - 1

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!

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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!!!

Custom made metal twiggy tree

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!

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The Wedding Co. Show 2012 - Mimosa Flower Studio - 5

Thanks to our book-maker friend Hannelore for the beautiful hand-bound guest book! (pictured above).

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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?!?!

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The Wedding Co. Show 2012 - Mimosa Flower Studio - 8

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!

Tags » Orchids, Twiggy, Orange, Communal Table, The Wedding Co., The Carlu, Tablescape, Metal Tree, Toronto Wedding Florist

30 July 2011

Chloe + Herbert at King Valley Golf Club

This weekend we gathered up the Mimosa Team and headed up the 400 to King City for Chloe + Herbert's wedding ceremony and reception at the lovely King Valley Golf Club.

Confessional moment: We'd never heard of King City before now ... but that's some gorgeous country up there!

We absolutely love colour and so does Chloe ... so we punched it up a notch and took full advantage of a palette featuring intense shades of cobalt blue, magenta, deep pink, deep purple and fucshia tones. 

Our chuppah canopy was just dripping with loads of vanda and mokara orchids, the venue was draped in silvery linens and the bridesmaids rocked it in pretty blue patterned dresses with black ruffled boleros! 

To accomplish this rich and romantic look, we used plenty of dazzling Yves Paiget garden roses, deep purple vanda orchids, hydrangea blooms in blue and purple as well as purple mokaras ... virtually no foliage anywhere!

Pink and Purple Brides Bouquet

Pink and Purple Wedding

Pink and Purple Bridesmaid's Bouquet 1

Pink and Purple Bridesmaid's Bouquet 2

Pink and Purple Bridesmaid's Bouquet 3

Our beautiful bride Chloe was accompanied down the aisle by her dad ... check out that dress!  Sigh.

Bride with her father at King Valley Golf Club Wedding

Curly Willow and Birch Wedding Chuppah at King Valley Golf Club

We layered orchid stems to create dripping panicles of blooms on our chuppah/canopy frame ... they almost look like wisteria!

King Valley Golf Club Wedding Ceremony Collage

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at King Valley Golf Club

King Valley Golf Club Wedding Ceremony - Bride and Groom

The centrepieces at the reception were a mix of short full florals (flanked with tall glass candlesticks and swirl glass vessels) and tall full florals perched a top a vase with submersed purple vanda orchids!

King Valley Golf Club - Wedding Reception Flowers in Pink and Purple

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King Valley Golf Club - Wedding Reception Flowers in Pink and Purple 6

The coolest idea ever .... hire a caricature artist to hang out with your wedding guests for a couple of hours during cocktails!!!

Caricature Artist at Wedding Reception

Caricature Artist at Wedding Reception 2

We wish Chloe + Herbert every blessing in their marriage journey ... it was such a pleasure to design the flowers for your wedding day!!!

Tags » Purple, Outdoor Wedding, Chuppah, Pink, Orchids, Canopy, Glass, King Valley Golf Club

16 May 2011

Sarah + Mike at Queen’s Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake

It was a busy first 'official' weekend of the 2011 wedding season for us ... but so nice to get back into the groove after a long winter!

Sarah + Mike were married in Niagara-on-the-Lake at St. Vincent de Paul church in an afternoon ceremony and later they celebrated with an elegant dinner reception at Queen's Landing (just around the corner), one of the Vintage Hotels.

The palette for the day consisted of ivory/champagne, white, old world gold and featured a deep fig purple in the girls' bouquets. The star blooms were definitely the most delicate and elegant phalaenopsis orchids on the table tops ... actually, orchids in general, including cymbids, vandas and lady slippers, were all over the place!

We also brought loads of candles to imbue the ballroom with warmth and romance.

Sarah was so excited and grateful ... she gushed profusely every time we met up all day long ... she certainly knew how to make us feel appreciated! It was definitely our pleasure to design for this lovely couple ... Sarah + Mike, we wish you a blessed marriage journey!!

Sarah's bridal bouquet with stunning purple Vanda orchids ... 

Purple and white Bridal Bouquet

Purple and white Bride's Bouquet - closeup

Orchid in Bridesmaid's Bouquet with Gold Ribbon

For the wedding ceremony, we designed four large floral arrangements and a dozen cute little pew posies with white hydrangea.

Wedding Ceremony and Altar Flowers

Wedding Ceremony and Altar Flowers 2

Wedding Ceremony and Altar Flowers 3

These absolutely breathtaking phalaenopsis orchids stole the show in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing ... an amazing combo that also featured our exclusive Perennial glassware collection. We sketched it out for Sarah + Mike ...

Sarah Savoie Sketch

White and Pink Phalaenopsis Orchid in Wedding Centerpiece 2

Glass CandleabraCurly Willow and Orchids in Glass at Wedding Reception

We created a 'Wishing Tree' in the Atrium that featured Manzanita branches, purple vanda orchids and lovely hanging glass lanterns.

Manzanita Branches Purple Vanda Orchids - Wishing Tree in Queen's Landing Atrium

Large Purple Floral Arrangement

Wedding Venue: Queen's Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio

Tags » Purple, Vintage Hotels, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Wishing Tree, Orchids, Manzanita Branches, Breeze, Niagara on the Lake Weddings, Perennial Glass Collection, Queen's Landing

17 February 2011

Passion at Stone Mill Inn

In September we spent three days producing a suite of five different 'scenes' to inspire and excite you about all the dreamy possibilities for your wedding ... we're over the moon to finally be able to share them with you!

This daringly romantic scene features our rich and dramatic 'Passion' colour palette paired elements from our 'Twiggy' collection.

We just love these custom wrought-iron twig trees loaded with red mokara orchids, hanging glass lanterns punctuated with black 'egg' vessels loaded with red garden roses!

The bride's bouquet features the-most-incredible lady slipper orchids which look mind-blowingly amazing against the black lacy details of her dress.

Passion at the Old Stone Mill - 1

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Passion at the Old Stone Mill - 3

Passion at the Old Stone Mill - 4

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Concept & Production: Jennifer Elliotson of Mimosa Flower Studio.
Floral Design & Installation: Jennifer Elliotson, Heidi Taylor, Helen Bang of Mimosa Flower Studio.

Photography & Models: Nataschia Wielink Photography / Bride’s Wardrobe: About a Bride
Groom’s Attire: RW & Co. / Hair & Makeup: ALLURE Hair and Makeup
Linens & Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor / Location: Stone Mill Inn
Cinematography: Enns Visuals / Print Design: Mark Elliotson

Tags » Passion, Orchids, Red, Black, Nataschia Wielink Photography, Stone Mill Inn, Chiavari Chairs, Bride's Bouquet

6 November 2010

Helen + Steven at Queen’s Landing in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Our little Helen finally married her Steven this weekend ... and we were absolutely delighted to be a part of their Big Day at Queen's Landing in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Helen came to us because she connected with our work ... she also quickly became a friend and confidant. A total kindred spirit! We love it when those magical little friendships blossom because it makes doing 'our thing' for the wedding extra special!

The oh-so-romantic shades of red, burgundy and cerise that comprise a palette we like to call Passion featured prominently in Helen + Steven's wedding day floral decor. Garden roses, orchids, pink/red hydrangeas, pink pepperberries and some off-beat elements such as pomegranates, chestnuts and curly willow appeared in spades.

We knew we had nailed it when Helen (still in her PJ's!) came running barefoot into the Ballroom giving us all exuberant hugs of appreciation ... and we hadn't even finished our floral installation yet!! Helen + Steven ... it was our great privilege to be a part of your wedding celebration ... we're sure it was some sort of divine appointment!

This was Helen's bridal bouquet ... loving those amazing orchids and gorgeous garden roses!!! A perfect match to the detailing her in dazzling wedding dress ...

Red Brides Bouquet

Red Brides Bouquet 2

Red Brides Bouquet 3

Helen's bridesmaids carried slightly smaller coordinating bouquets ... they really rocked against their black dresses!

Red Bridesmaids Bouquet

Helen + Steven's wedding ceremony took place in the beautiful glass encompassed Atrium at Queen's Landing.

Queen's Landing Hotel / Front Entrance with Pillars

Altar Flowers at Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing 3

Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing

Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing 2

Altar Flowers at Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing 3

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Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing 4

Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing 5

Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing 6

Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing 7

Guests later returned to the Atrium for cocktails followed by an evening dinner reception in the Grand Georgian Ballroom. Once the Ceremony had taken place, we created this large floral piece underneath the chandelier in the Atrium ...

Flowers in the Atrium at Queen's Landing

In the Grand Georgian Ballroom, we installed various elements of floral decor including table centrepieces and number of oversized 'branchy' pieces made of curly willow, orchids and our glass bell lanterns!

Orchids and glass room divider at Queen's Landing

Curly Willow, Orchids and Lanterns at Queen's Landing

Altar Wedding Flowers at Queen's Landing

Red Centerpieces with Pomegranates

Red Centerpieces with Pomegranates 2

Red Centerpieces with Pomegranates 3

We really appreciate Helen's quirky sense of humour ... case in point: her and Steven's fascination with Squirrels. Hilarious! They even went so far as to procure a boat-load of Squirrel Nut Zippers candy for their wedding ... apparently we missed out on these little delights as kids.

Squirrel wedding decor

Steven made this great photo booth vignette replete with pictures of their doggies ... we hear it was a hit with guests lined up to pose!

Photo booth at Queen's Landing wedding

Wedding Flowers: Vintage Design Co.
Wedding Venue: Queen's Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Linens: Simply Beautiful Décor
Photography: Boston Images
Cinematography: Still Motion

Tags » Vintage Hotels, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Passion, Niagara on the Lake Wedding, Orchids, Red, Curly Willow, Queen's Landing