18 February 2011
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!
For this outdoor scene, we first selected The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. as our location because we love it so much! Then we paired 'Bliss', (one of our all-time fave colour palettes!) with 'Twiggy' (one of our newest collections) and voila ... absolute perfection!
Twiggy inspired elements include our fabulous cork logs, the coca-cola coloured bubbled glass and funky wooden acacia balls. Florals include garden roses, orchids, dahlias, hydrangea, red skimmia and pink pepperberries.
We're so in love with the modern vintage flair of these pictures!
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: Anthropologie, About a Bride Hair & Makeup: ALLURE Hair and Makeup / Cinematography: Enns Visuals
Linens & Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor / Location: Good Earth Food and Wine Co.
Print Design: Mark Elliotson
4 September 2010
We were on the road again this weekend ... this time to mid-town Toronto for Jennifer + Robert's wedding ceremony at Immaculate Conception Church followed by their dinner reception at the massively massive Embassy Grand Convention Centre in north Brampton! We've certainly been logging lots of KMs this wedding season!
Jennifer's colour palette was based on 'Bliss' featuring warm pink, blush, coral, muted red and burgundy. Definitely one of our all-time faves around the studio!
Lots of floral goodness this week also ... dahlias, red and pink orchids, red hydrangeas, amaranthus, curly willow, celosia, burgundy cordeline, light pink nerines and the most absolutely delicious garden roses ... ever.
This closeup of Jennifer's bridal bouquet gives you a good idea of the colour palette we were working with ... soft and muted tones.
Each of the five bridesmaids bouquets carried through the colours, but were slightly different in texture and ingredients ...
For the wedding ceremony, we designed a couple of these oversized altar floral arrangements, some pew-posies and filled two of our 42" glass cylinders with curly willow and red mokara orchids.
In a big space (such as the Embassy Grand) everything has to be done oversized to bring back some scale to the room ... otherwise it's easy to get swallowed up by the enormity of the ceiling! To help achieve the balance of scale, we designed a number of large table centerpieces that were raised up off the tables ... above guest sightlines!! The raised head table, fabric backdrops, LED room lighting and pin-lighting of each guest table helped to contribute to the balance as well. In the end ... a vast space became more intimated and the party was spectacular!
Our best wishes to Jennifer + Robert ... cheers to love, life and wedded bliss!!!
14 August 2010
We absolutely love working in Niagara on the Lake ... this little town is so full of interest and charm that it naturally enhances anything we do here!
This weekend, for Kristin + Ryan's wedding, we were excited again to work at two of our favourite venues ... Queen's Landing and St. Mark's Anglican Church. Two amazing venues for an equally amazing couple!!
We were working some fantastic late summer blooms to pull off a sophisticated, yet romantic and classic feel. The white chair covers with stem green bows and matching stationery were a perfect backdrop for the flowers.
Kristin + Ryan are two beautiful, genuine souls ... truly meant for each other and it was a pleasure to be a part of their wedding celebration!
Kristin's gorgeous bride's bouquet …
The coordinating bridesmaid's bouquets ...
We simply adore St. Mark's Church ... this beautiful old-stone church dates back over 200 years ... a lot of history here. Not just a history of religion or love ... but of the founding of Canada!
We hope Ryan doesn't mind us posting this pic of him holding Kristin's bouquet ... he was busy assisting her into the car and walked off with her bouquet ... so cute!
We designed a mix of tall and short full-floral centerpieces for each of the guest tables in the Grand Georgian Ballroom ...
Kristin + Ryan's 'Sweet Heart' table ...
Our resident wedding stationery guy, Mark, created menus, place cards and seating plan for Kristin + Ryan ...
We're not sure who provided this scrumptious cupcake tree ... unfortunately (for us) we didn't get a sample ... but it sure looked amazing!
29 May 2010
Shannon + Kirk tied the knot this past weekend and celebrated in style at the lovely Pillar and Post (one of the Vintage Hotels) in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario! It was a perfect May Saturday afternoon to get married in Niagara's wine country.
Bliss was the colour palette for the day ... featuring muted tones of antique green, ivory, warm blush and light peach. To achieve this 'modern vintage' look, we chose flowers that have a particular rustic, heritage appeal ... garden and standard roses, dahlias, antique green hydrangea and peonies! We piled on the old-world charm by incorporating fern fronds, heuchera and even some oregano sprigs from our organic cutting gardens!
Shannon's bridal bouquet ... soft and romantic yet full of interest and texture!
This close-up of Shannon's bridal bouquet gives you a really clear visual of the Bliss colour palette.
We're crazy about the details ... we tied in this funky custom-made ceramic 'button' detail to Shannon's bouquet stem. Something borrowed, something blue ...
Shannon and Kirk's intimate wedding ceremony took place outside in the Rose Garden at the Pillar and Post ... a gorgeous, if not downright hot, afternoon to get married!
The cutest flowers girls ever ...
Our blushing bride Shannon making her entrance from the back of the Rose Garden ...
Shannon + Kirk's reception took place upstairs in The Gallery at the Pillar and Post
Best wishes to Shannon + Kirk ... we loved being a part of your wedding day!