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
20 October 2011
Michelle + Shawn tied the knot in an afternoon wedding ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing in lovely downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake! Later on, guests were invited back for evening cocktails and to celebrate with them in the Imperial Ballroom over dinner!
Deep purple, rose, champagne, burgundy and muted magenta were all in the colour palette for the day. A very modern vintage theme featuring classic glassware and pewter accents such as our hammered-rim votive holders, pewter linens and silver chiavari chairs.
Blooms included purple vandas, dazzling dahilias, roses, picasso callas, white and antique green hydrangeas, curly willow and toad lily plucked straight from our studio's organic cutting gardens!
Michelle's textural bridal bouquet with it's modern vintage vibe ...
Michelle + Shawn's afternoon wedding ceremony took place in the Atrium at Queen's Landing ...
The centrepieces at the reception in the Imperial Ballroom featured our classic glassware with a full floral arrangement at the top. Soft and romantic ... with few purple vanda orchids submersed in water and pewter rimmed votive candles at the base of each. Pewter linens and chiavari chairs by Simply Beautiful Décor.
A half-dozen of our twiggy lanterns were positioned around the Imperial Ballroom to add to the vintage charm ...
Wedding cake by Vineyard Sweets!
7 March 2011
We've had the privilege of participating in a number of photo and video shoots and having backstage access at a production is pretty darn cool! Over the years, we've been fortunate enough to work with such magazines as WedLuxe, Wedding Bells and the LCBO's Food & Drink as well as the TV Show 'I Do, Let's Eat'.
We're always amazed at what goes on behind the scenes to produce those magnificent images that we all like to drool over! Frankly, It's a heck of a lot of hard work and organization!!!
No doubt, having had the opportunity to participate in a shoot is a blast ... but, we've had the itch to produce our own images for some time now. So, this past fall we finally threw ourselves headlong into designing and producing our very own suite of exclusive images!!!
Aside from the actual production design, the most mission critical choices we made concerned our choice of production partners. We are blessed to know and work with some amazing artists in Niagara ... three of which worked closely with us on this project and deserve an extra special 'Thanks'!
Big props go to ...
Jessica and Teresa of ALLURE Hair and Makeup ... the dynamic duo behind the Niagara Region's best wedding and event mobile hair and makeup services. These girls took good care of our models and made them even more 'modelicious'. Jess even came back early from Fashion Week in NYC to personally be on set for two days!
The crazy creative genius that is Mike Enns (of Enns Visuals) who brought cinematic vision to our static scenes! Although his business is young, Mike has been making creative video shorts for years and years ... we were excited to be one of his first projects under his new banner. Mike is a very flexible guy and brings so much passion to what he does ... you can literally feel it in his work.
Last, but definitely not least, we couldn't have pulled this off without the uber talented Nataschia Wielink (Niagara wedding photographer extraordinaire!), who collaborated closely with us and even ran a little model search on her blog to get our fresh faces for the shoot! We've been extolling Nataschia's photographic virtues for years ... and one look at her amazing images will tell you why! Nataschia's gift is evident in her ability to capture the emotions and feelings of a moment ... perfectly.
It's so great to be good friends with colleagues in our industry ... we're thankful for this bunch of creative daredevils that we get to work with!
Thanks also to Angelica Sala of Simply Beautiful Decor (linens and chiavari chairs), Ellen Steen of About a Bride (bridal gowns), Nicolette Novak of The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. (Day 1 location) and Nino Donatelli of the Stone Mill Inn (Day 2 location).
Here are a few 'behind the scenes' pictures and stay tuned for more goodness to come later this year!
Check out Nataschia's amazing photos of each of our 5 'scenes' ... Bliss at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Passion at Stone Mill Inn, At First Blush, High Tea at Stone Mill Inn and Al Fresco at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.
You can watch the final cut of Mike's video on our blog ... here.
Stay tuned for more goodness to come!
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
Groom’s Attire: RW & Co. / Hair & Makeup: ALLURE Hair and Makeup
Linens & Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor / Location: Stone Mill Inn, The Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Cave Spring Cellars Vineyard
Cinematography: Enns Visuals / Print Design: Mark Elliotson
28 February 2011
The 2011 Vintage Hotels Wedding Show was our first time out as Mimosa Flower Studio ... since recently changing our name and identity ... a coming out party, of sorts!
In truth, there were some nerves ... would colleagues and potential clients 'get it'? How would we be received as Mimosa Flower Studio? Would our hard work and creative efforts go unnoticed? Always there are questions ... we recognize that it's a big change.
And yet ... not so big a change.
In fact, this 'change' is really more of a metamorphosis ... a visual movement into the next natural state of being. We're still the same people behind the scenes ... it's really just the paint on the walls that's been updated.
At any rate, we were totally overwhelmed with the positive feedback and exciting comments of old and new colleagues and clients alike ... thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Here are a few photos of our booth at the show ... of course we used loads of Mimosa!!
Special thanks to Simply Beautiful Decor for the crazy awesome cobalt blue linens (we are so in love!) and white Chiavari chairs. Thanks also to Eda & Ruth at Vineyard Sweets for the yummy 'mimosa' cupcakes!
7 August 2010
What a weekend for love!!! The weather was near perfect, the venues and vendors we worked with were amazing and, if you don't mind us saying, the flowers were fantastic as well!! ;)
Calgarians Andrea + Jeff were married in the Rose Garden at Pillar and Post and later that evening hosted a celebratory dinner reception in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing in Niagara on the Lake ... two fine choices indeed!
Andrea's colour palette was a version of our Shade palette augmented with accents of grey/pewter and featuring hits of chocolate and deep purply burgundy ... cool, refreshing, upscale gardeny look with attitude! Thanks to Andrea + Jeff for indulging our passion for their wedding flowers ... best wishes!!!
Andrea's bouquet featured some cascading Amaranthus and we hand-tied in the lace detailing on the stem. The bouquet also featured raspberry, mint, lavender and fern fronds from our organic cutting gardens here at the studio!
The wedding ceremony in the Rose Garden at Pillar and Post featured our Grapevine Arbour, Shepherd's Hooks lining the aisle (with rose petals!) and twin oversized floral arrangements flanking the altar area.
Lately we're loving how Parasols are showing up at the wedding ceremony ... form and function!
The wedding party looked totally amazing ... tried our best to get some good photos, but had to dance around both the official photographer and the cinematographers!!
And finally our modelicious bride Andrea and her father ... about to escort her down the aisle!!
In the Grand Georgian Ballroom, we created a birch and willow canopy under which the head table was placed ... all lit up with soft glowing lantern and flood lights, it was ammmmmazing ... wish we coulda dined under there!
The guest tables featured our full floral centerpieces with Simply Beautiful Décor providing the crystal globe lanterns, chargers, linens and chiavari chairs.
In the Atrium (which was the cocktail area) under the giant chandelier we created this big conversation piece from cork, large slabs of walnut tree, willow and a plethora of flowers and candlelight!
These absolutely delicious cupcakes and wedding cake were designed by the talented team at Vineyard Sweets ... as beautiful to taste as they are to look at!
Ceremony Location: Pillar and Post, Niagara on the Lake
Wedding Venue: Queen's Landing, Niagara on the Lake
Wedding Cake: Vineyard Sweets
Linens, Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Décor
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio