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6 June 2011

Flowers + Veggies = Quirky Centrepieces

 

This past weekend, one of our favourite Niagara-on-the-Lake winery venues, Chateau des Charmes, welcomed the heads of all the provincial liquor boards from across Canada for their annual get-together! As we understand it, this is a bi-coastal event that switches from the Okanagan in B.C. to Niagara on alternate years ... this year belongs to Niagara!

Once of the things Chateau des Charmes wanted to highlight is the incredible bounty that Niagara has to offer. 

Where to start? Well, in Niagara, we go to the market, of course!!

We returned to the studio with our mitts chock full of raw 'veggie' ingredients like new potatoes, radishes, cucumbers, leeks, asparagus, turnips, carrots, beets, celery and artichokes which all make guest appearances in these centrepieces! Then, we proceed to marry our 'foodie finds' with flowers!

The results always seem to garner lots of attention and conversation over the dinner table ... fun and beautiful!

Chateau des Charmes - Flower and Veggie Centerpieces 1

Chateau des Charmes - Flower and Veggie Centerpieces 2

Chateau des Charmes - Flower and Veggie Centerpieces 3

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Chateau des Charmes - Flower and Veggie Centerpieces 13

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Veggie Centerpieces, Centerpieces, Quirky

21 March 2011

A little off the beaten path

Every once in a while, it's good to trod down the path less taken ... just to see where it takes you! It's always a bit of a fun little surprise!

We always jump at the chance to flex our creative muscles and design up some funky, fresh, flower arrangements for things like book launch parties, corporate events, tours, fundraisers and the like ... especially when we're given carte blanche.

So ... where to start? Well, in Niagara, we go to the market, of course!!

We'll return to the studio with our mitts chock full of raw 'in season' ingredients like okra, spring onions, jalapeno peppers, swiss chard, potatoes and raddishes ... even eggplant, tomatoes, nectarines and cucumbers have made guest appearances! Then, we proceed to marry our 'foodie finds' with flowers ... as we're wont to do.

The results usually garner lots of attention and conversation over the dinner table ... we've received many, many comments on these particular designs:

Quirky Centrepieces with fruits and vegetables

Quirky Centrepieces with fruits and vegetables 2

Quirky Centrepieces with fruits and vegetables 3

Quirky Centrepieces with fruits and vegetables 4

Quirky Centrepieces with fruits and vegetables 5

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Quirky Centrepieces with fruits and vegetables 7

Quirky Centrepieces with fruits and vegetables 8

Quirky Centrepieces with fruits and vegetables 9

Quirky Centrepieces with fruits and vegetables 10

Quirky Centrepieces with fruits and vegetables 11

Quirky Centrepieces with fruits and vegetables 12

Quirky Centrepieces with fruits and vegetables 13

Quirky Centrepieces with fruits and vegetables 14

We hope you enjoyed a look at the quirky side of things

Although most of these designs wouldn't 'work' in a wedding scenario, it's always possible to incorporate some different and unique elements into our floral designs ... not to much how much fun we have doing it and how much your guests will talk about them!

P.S. > Check out Helen + Steven's wedding at Queen's Landing for how we incorporated pomegranates in their centrepieces!

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Veggie Centerpieces, Centerpieces, Quirky

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