11 July 2011
Congratulations to Lucy + Paul who were wed this weekend in an afternoon outdoor wedding ceremony in Oakville. It was a blisteringly hot day out ... there was not a cloud in the sky! A perfect summer day in July.
We were excited to design the organic, texture-laden, earthy and informal flowers for the ceremony and reception. The colour palette followed shades of medium pink, silver/grey, white, deep taupe and blush.
We brought in so much texture by using Manzanita branches, curly willow, hydrangeas, garden roses, calla lilies, orchids, celosia, dusty miller, air plants, pink protea and Hens 'n Chicks (fresh picked from our studio cutting garden!!!).
Lucy's bridal bouquet ... pretty in pink ... love, love, love the Hens 'n Chicks in there!!!
The centrepieces were a mix of tall and short full-floral pieces with our signature glass candlesticks and ivory pillar candles.
Manzanita branch 'Wishing Tree' loaded with orchid blooms ...
16 October 2010
Every once in a while we have to take a step back and realize how lucky we are to live and work in Niagara ... it's easy to miss the beauty around you when you see it daily.
One of the beautiful places we get to work at often this time of year is the dizzyingly gorgeous Vineland Estates Winery! That's where Heather + Colin were married this weekend ... lucky ducks!
Heather's colour palette featured mulled purple, champagne and silver ... just like our 'Breeze' palette. Her dress was knock-you-out amazing ... check out the pics below!!!
Our best wishes go out to Heather + Colin ... cheers to love, life and wedded bliss!!!
Heather's bridal bouquet was a perfect match for her silver wedding dress ... don't you just love the dress! Brilliant.
... and the lovely little coordinating bridesmaids bouquet ... another perfect match!! Love it!!!
I know we've gone on and on about the general awesomeness of Vineland Estates ... here are some drool inducing pics to back up all our talk!
The Carriage House usually plays double duty ... wedding ceremony first, followed by a wine tour and tasting while staff quickly transform the space for the dinner reception when the guests return! It's quite a brilliant setup, really.
Wedding Venue: Vineland Estates Winery
Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor
Wedding Flowers: Vintage Design Co.
20 September 2009
We'd like to send our best wishes to Amanda + Adam who celebrated their wedding this past weekend at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort … it was a blast putting this together for you!
Amanda’s colour palette featured royal purple, including vibrant shades of purple, black, white and accents of burgundy … a modern ‘Old World’ feel. It all looked stunning against the silver/black linens that were chosen for the room!
To achieve Amanda’s look, we used a few of the more eclectic floral elements including orchids, callas, lady slipper orchids, roses, dahlias and white anemones with black centres. There was lots of shimmering glass and candlelight as well!
The bride's and bridesmaid's bouquets ... loving the ladyslipper orchids in Amanda's bouquet!
Amanda + Adam's wedding ceremony took place at the Casino also ... the scale of this room is absolutely enormous ... the pictures don't really do it justice! We really wanted to make the room feel smaller and more intimate ... so we created six of these twelve foot tall birch 'trees' that were dripping with orchids, glass jewels and candlelight.
Instead of the traditional 'Guest Book', there was this really cool 'typewriter' table where guests could leave their well wishes as a typed message to the bride and groom ... what a great idea!
The reception rooms ... again gianormous ... looked dramatic and stunning all decked out in silver and black with the royal purple hits coming from the flowers! I'm not even going to try to do it justice by using words ...
We were thrilled to be a part of Amanda + Adam’s wedding day and we wish them all the best in their life together ... Cheers!