29 September 2012
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.
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!
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
31 October 2011
We just had to share some pics from an intimate wedding we designed for Cailee + Douglas ... we love the deep red, crimson and merlot colours layered on top of black lace and saphire blue of the girl's dresses way too much!!
The wedding ceremony took place in the afternoon at the Rose Garden at Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Guests gathered later in the Old Library to celebrate with Cailee + Douglas over drinks and a dinner reception!
The flowers we designed with consisted of garden roses, orchids and dahlias ... that's it! What a luscious, bold and textural palette ... so much fun!
Here's Cailee's mesmerizing bridal bouquet ... definitely one of our favourites from this year!
Love, love, love Cailee's *red* wedding dress!!!
The bridesmaids wore lovely sapphire blue dresses ...
For the intimate dinner reception, our wrought iron twiggy trees were all covered in red mokara orchids and basked in the candlelit glow of hanging glass lanterns!
8 August 2011
Alicia + Andrew celebrated their Niagara-on-the-Lake nuptials with an outdoor wedding ceremony in the Miller House garden this past weekend. Later that evening, they invited their guests to a dinner reception just a hop and a skip up the road in Upper Canada Hall at Pillar and Post, one of Niagara-on-the-Lake's premier hotel and spa destinations!
Alicia's colour palette featured 'Breeze' in various shades of purple from pale and muted tones to medium with a hit of deep purple and a little bit of deep burgundy in the foliages. We added just the slightest touch of ivory as well. Classic and soft!
The flowers consisted of mainly purple and white hydrangeas and roses, spray roses, smokebush, deep purple vanda orchids and, yep, purple carnations! That's right ... you can call it a comeback!
Alicia's bouquet soft and romantic bouquet ...
These two were so cute! Flower girls just make you wanna smile!!!
Alicia and her dad making their way down the aisle ...
The well-treed and shaded Miller House garden is a great little gem of a place for an outdoor wedding ceremony right smack-dab in the middle of Niagara-on-the-Lake!
Back at Upper Canada Hall in Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake ... our centrepieces for Alicia + Andrew consisted of a mix of short full florals (flanked by a pair of glass and floating candlelit vessels) and tall florals with green grapes ... continuing on with the wine/vineyard theme!
1 February 2011
We're back from the sunny south and happy to be sharing the next installment in our 'Best Wedding Bouquets of 2010 blog series!
We hope that you're enjoying this recap as much as we are ... it's fun for us to look back and have a little surprise memory of a beautiful wedding that we were lucky to be a part of.
We're feverishly booking for 2011 and still have enough room left for you!
So, drop us an email ... we'd just love to hear from you!
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 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!
Melissa + Matt's Niagara nuptials took place among the beautiful vineyards of the Beamsville Bench in the Cave Spring Vineyard Retreat ... the always lovely 'Glow' was the colour palette du jour! This closeup of the bride's bouquet gives you a good idea of the colour palette we were working with ... soft and mellow yellows, ivory and champagne!
The girls looked amazing in their pewter dresses and cobalt blue shoes!
Sarah + Sumit celebrated their nuptials outdoors in Niagara's wine country at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. in Lincoln. If you're a regular reader of the blog, you already know how much we love The Good Earth ... a little slice of heaven on earth! The colour palette ... rich reds, deep burgundies, passionate pinks ... lovin' it!
The matching bridesmaid's bouquet ... also very yummy!
Carolyn + Mike's Niagara on the Lake wedding celebration was held at the Pillar and Post, with the wedding ceremony taking place upstairs in The Gallery room followed by cocktails and a lovely dinner reception downstairs in the Upper Canada room. We love the rustic charm of this warm and inviting property nestled right in the heart the village, just a couple of steps off the beaten path The purple Vanda orchids and Schwarzwalder callas in Carolyn's bouquet were unbelievable!
We designed a few different bouquets for the bridesmaids ...
20 November 2010
We were back at the Vintage Hotels for another double header this weekend ... it's been a busy November!!
Carolyn + Mike's Niagara on the Lake wedding celebration was held at the Pillar and Post, with the wedding ceremony taking place upstairs in The Gallery room followed by cocktails and a lovely dinner reception downstairs in the Upper Canada room. We love the rustic charm of this warm and inviting property nestled right in the heart the village, just a couple of steps off the beaten path.
The long harvest style tables at the reception in The Upper Canada room featured tablescapes we designed in eggplant and olive/fresh green with deep and intense tones. A modern and eclectic yet natural feel incorporating such varied florals and elements as orchids, mums, succulents, Manzanita branches, moss and an absolute ton of candlelight and glass!
Congrats and best wishes to Carolyn + Mike ... thanks for letting us share in your big day! The purple Vanda orchids and Schwarzwalder callas in Carolyn's bouquet were unbelievable!
We designed a few different bouquets for the bridesmaids ...
Groom Mike hamming it up for the camera ... nice boutonniere Mike!
The ceremony featured a backdrop of Mazanita branches with those gorgeous Vanda orchid blooms and some cute little hanging glass lanterns! Our custom wrought iron Shepherd's Hooks and loads of rose petals lined the aisle ...
The long harvest style tables featured tablescapes we designed in eggplant and olive/fresh green with deep and intense tones incorporating such varied florals and elements as orchids, mums, succulents, Manzanita branches, moss and an absolute ton of candlelight and glass!
Loving this incredible cake by Wedding Cakes by Design ... we tucked in a giant slab of walnut tree underneath and designed a complimentary posy of succulents, moss and orchids ... a forest of goodness!
Wedding Flowers : Vintage Design Co.
Wedding Venue: The Pillar and Post (Vintage Hotels), Niagara on the Lake
Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Décor