21 March 2011
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:
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!
31 July 2010
Our good friend Nicolette and her band of merry food alchemists over at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. launched their first ever cookbook this weekend! We're so happy and excited for them!!!
We jumped at the chance to flex our creative muscles and come up with some funky, fresh, foodie-themed flower arrangements for the cookbook launch party!
So ... where to start? We went to the market of course!! We came back to the studio with our mitts full of raw ingredients like okra, spring onions, jalapeno peppers, swiss chard, potatoes and raddishes ... and then proceeded to marry them with flowers.
Check out the pics below ... 'The Good Book' is pumped full of delicious Niagara delights AND it's a beauty to look at with mouth-watering photos of each recipe (some of the 'mood' images were taken by our close pal and uber talented photog Nataschia Wielink) ... be sure to pick one up!
Dahlias and Swiss Chard ...
Shampoo Maracas and Okra ...
Cobra Lillies and Spring Onions ...
Fire-Engine Red Dahlias and Mini-Tomatoes ...
Yellow Dahlias and Jalapeno Peppers ...
Sunflowers and Mini-Cucumbers ...
These awesome cork log arrangements featured sunflowers, Annabelle hydrangeas (from our organic cutting garden), potatoes and raddishes!