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7 March 2011

The Back Story: Shooting our ‘Scenes’ with Nataschia Wielink and Enns Visuals

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!

Mimosa Flower Studio :: Behind the Scenes Part 1

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.

Mimosa Flower Studio :: Behind the Scenes Part 2

You can watch the final cut of Mike's video on our blog ... here.

Mimosa Flower Studio :: Behind the Scenes Part 3

Stay tuned for more goodness to come!

 

PRODUCTION CREDITS

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

Tags » Simply Beautiful Decor, Nataschia Wielink Photography, Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Enns Visuals, Stone Mill Inn, About a Bride, Allure Hair and Makeup

21 February 2011

Inspiration in spades ... at long last!

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 be able to share them with you!

Let us know what you think!

PRODUCTION CREDITS

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
Cinematography: Enns Visuals / Print Design: Mark Elliotson
Macarons: Bobbette & Belle Artisanal Pastries

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Niagara Winery Wedding, Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Enns Visuals, Stone Mill Inn, Video

17 February 2011

Passion at Stone Mill Inn

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!

This daringly romantic scene features our rich and dramatic 'Passion' colour palette paired elements from our 'Twiggy' collection.

We just love these custom wrought-iron twig trees loaded with red mokara orchids, hanging glass lanterns punctuated with black 'egg' vessels loaded with red garden roses!

The bride's bouquet features the-most-incredible lady slipper orchids which look mind-blowingly amazing against the black lacy details of her dress.

Passion at the Old Stone Mill - 1

Passion at the Old Stone Mill - 2

Passion at the Old Stone Mill - 3

Passion at the Old Stone Mill - 4

PRODUCTION CREDITS

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: About a Bride
Groom’s Attire: RW & Co. / Hair & Makeup: ALLURE Hair and Makeup
Linens & Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor / Location: Stone Mill Inn
Cinematography: Enns Visuals / Print Design: Mark Elliotson

Tags » Passion, Orchids, Red, Black, Nataschia Wielink Photography, Stone Mill Inn, Chiavari Chairs, Bride's Bouquet

17 February 2011

High Tea at Stone Mill Inn

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 'High Tea' inspired scene, we're featuring the heavenly yellow hues of our 'Glow' palette and the sexy hourglass shapes and classic glass designs of our 'Perennial' collection.

Luscious blooms of yellow gloriosa, garden roses, dahlias, orchids, Queen Anne's lace, hydrangea and delicate camomile pair well with raspberry foliage and mint plucked from our organic cutting gardens.

We even brought out our antique white bone china tea set for the occasion!

High Tea / Glow at Old Stone Mill - 1

High Tea / Glow at Old Stone Mill - 2

High Tea / Glow at Old Stone Mill - 3

High Tea / Glow at Old Stone Mill - 4

PRODUCTION CREDITS

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
Cinematography: Enns Visuals / Print Design: Mark Elliotson
Macarons: Bobbette & Belle Artisanal Pastries

Tags » Yellow, Glow, Black, Nataschia Wielink Photography, Glass, Stone Mill Inn, Cobalt Blue, Bride's Bouquet

17 February 2011

At First Blush

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!

In this scene, we're featuring our 'Spirit' colour palette done up in our 'Swirl' collection. There are an absolute ton of dazzling of pink hydrangea, dahlia, garden roses and nerine lilies in combination with crushed pink linens and crisp white chiavari chairs ... mmm!  We custom made the pink felted lantern specifically for this scene.

During production, we affectionately nicknamed this scene 'The Wave' due to the appearance of all those gorgeous pink blooms looking as though they'd just washed right up onto the table ... like a big, pink wave!

At First Blush (Stone Mill Inn) - 1

At First Blush (Stone Mill Inn) - 2

PRODUCTION CREDITS

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 Attire: Anthropologie
Groom’s Attire: RW & Co. / Hair & Makeup: ALLURE Hair and Makeup
Linens & Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor / Location: Stone Mill Inn
Cinematography: Enns Visuals / Print Design: Mark Elliotson

Tags » Pink, Spirit, Nataschia Wielink Photography, Stone Mill Inn, At First Blush, Bride's Bouquet