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16 May 2011

Sarah + Mike at Queen’s Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake

It was a busy first 'official' weekend of the 2011 wedding season for us ... but so nice to get back into the groove after a long winter!

Sarah + Mike were married in Niagara-on-the-Lake at St. Vincent de Paul church in an afternoon ceremony and later they celebrated with an elegant dinner reception at Queen's Landing (just around the corner), one of the Vintage Hotels.

The palette for the day consisted of ivory/champagne, white, old world gold and featured a deep fig purple in the girls' bouquets. The star blooms were definitely the most delicate and elegant phalaenopsis orchids on the table tops ... actually, orchids in general, including cymbids, vandas and lady slippers, were all over the place!

We also brought loads of candles to imbue the ballroom with warmth and romance.

Sarah was so excited and grateful ... she gushed profusely every time we met up all day long ... she certainly knew how to make us feel appreciated! It was definitely our pleasure to design for this lovely couple ... Sarah + Mike, we wish you a blessed marriage journey!!

Sarah's bridal bouquet with stunning purple Vanda orchids ... 

Purple and white Bridal Bouquet

Purple and white Bride's Bouquet - closeup

Orchid in Bridesmaid's Bouquet with Gold Ribbon

For the wedding ceremony, we designed four large floral arrangements and a dozen cute little pew posies with white hydrangea.

Wedding Ceremony and Altar Flowers

Wedding Ceremony and Altar Flowers 2

Wedding Ceremony and Altar Flowers 3

These absolutely breathtaking phalaenopsis orchids stole the show in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing ... an amazing combo that also featured our exclusive Perennial glassware collection. We sketched it out for Sarah + Mike ...

Sarah Savoie Sketch

White and Pink Phalaenopsis Orchid in Wedding Centerpiece 2

Glass CandleabraCurly Willow and Orchids in Glass at Wedding Reception

We created a 'Wishing Tree' in the Atrium that featured Manzanita branches, purple vanda orchids and lovely hanging glass lanterns.

Manzanita Branches Purple Vanda Orchids - Wishing Tree in Queen's Landing Atrium

Large Purple Floral Arrangement

Wedding Venue: Queen's Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio

Tags » Purple, Vintage Hotels, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Wishing Tree, Orchids, Manzanita Branches, Breeze, Niagara on the Lake Weddings, Perennial Glass Collection, Queen's Landing

20 November 2010

Heather + Greg at Queen’s Landing in Niagara on the Lake

We were back at the Vintage Hotels for another double header this weekend ... it's been a busy November!!

Heather + Greg came to us to design a natural, relaxed and clean floral palette for their wedding celebration. They were married at the incredible St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake with cocktails and an evening dinner reception following a short time later just around the corner in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing. This Georgian style mansion with it's imported hardwood, rich marble flooring and crystal chandeliers is simply perfection for the celebration of a wedding!

On top of a white base, we were working with a very bold palette of raspberry pink bordering on fucshia ... fully saturated and deeply intense. Much like our 'Spirit' palette! Orchids, garden and spray roses, gerbera and white hydrangea were the primary floral ingredients.

Heather + Greg ... it was a privilege to design the flowers for your wedding celebration ... we wish you much happiness in your marriage adventure! Bride Heather burst into tears of happiness when we delivered the bouquets to the bridal ready room at Queen's Landing ... she was overwhelmed! We were overwhelmed at her response!!

White and pink brides bouquet 1

White and pink brides bouquet 2

White and pink brides bouquet 3

White and pink brides bouquet 4

The bridesmaids carried a bouquet of intensely pink flowers with a contrasting black stem wrap ... an absolutely perfect match to their ensemble for the day! Pink and black bridesmaids bouquet

Pink and black bridesmaids bouquet 2

It's been a long while since we've been able to work at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church ... it was under a bit of restoration outside ... beautiful inside with the boxed pews and history dating back to 1794. The current building was rebuilt in the 1830's after it was burned down by the Americans in the War of 1812.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 2

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 3

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 4

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 5

Guests gathered for cocktails in the Atrium at Queen's Landing ... dinner followed inside the Grand Georgian Ballroom.

Queen's Landing / Grand Georgian Ballroom

Queen's Landing / Grand Georgian Ballroom 2

Queen's Landing / Grand Georgian Ballroom 3

Queen's Landing / Grand Georgian Ballroom 4

This ravishing cake (can you describe a cake as 'ravishing'?) was created by Ruth and Eda at Vineyard Sweets ...

Queen's Landing / Grand Georgian Ballroom

Wedding Flowers : Vintage Design Co.
Wedding Venue: The Pillar and Post (Vintage Hotels), Niagara on the Lake
Chair Covers and Headtable: Simply Beautiful Décor
Wedding Cake: Vineyard Sweets

Tags » Vintage Hotels, Pink, Niagara on the Lake Wedding, Spirit, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, queen's landing

20 November 2010

Carolyn + Mike at Pillar and Post in Niagara on the Lake

We were back at the Vintage Hotels for another double header this weekend ... it's been a busy November!!

Carolyn + Mike's Niagara on the Lake wedding celebration was held at the Pillar and Post, with the wedding ceremony taking place upstairs in The Gallery room followed by cocktails and a lovely dinner reception downstairs in the Upper Canada room. We love the rustic charm of this warm and inviting property nestled right in the heart the village, just a couple of steps off the beaten path.

The long harvest style tables at the reception in The Upper Canada room featured tablescapes we designed in eggplant and olive/fresh green with deep and intense tones. A modern and eclectic yet natural feel incorporating such varied florals and elements as orchids, mums, succulents, Manzanita branches, moss and an absolute ton of candlelight and glass!

Congrats and best wishes to Carolyn + Mike ... thanks for letting us share in your big day! The purple Vanda orchids and Schwarzwalder callas in Carolyn's bouquet were unbelievable!

Purple brides bouquet

Purple brides bouquet 2

We designed a few different bouquets for the bridesmaids ...

Green and purple bridesmaids bouquet

Green and purple bridesmaids bouquet 2

Green and purple bridesmaids bouquet 3

Groom Mike hamming it up for the camera ... nice boutonniere Mike!

Purple vanda orchid Groom's boutonniere

The ceremony featured a backdrop of Mazanita branches with those gorgeous Vanda orchid blooms and some cute little hanging glass lanterns! Our custom wrought iron Shepherd's Hooks and loads of rose petals lined the aisle ... Wedding ceremony at Pillar and Post

Wedding ceremony at Pillar and Post 2

Wedding ceremony at Pillar and Post 3

Wedding ceremony at Pillar and Post 4

The long harvest style tables featured tablescapes we designed in eggplant and olive/fresh green with deep and intense tones incorporating such varied florals and elements as orchids, mums, succulents, Manzanita branches, moss and an absolute ton of candlelight and glass! Wedding reception at Pillar and Post 7

Wedding reception at Pillar and Post

Wedding reception at Pillar and Post 2

Wedding reception at Pillar and Post 3

Wedding reception at Pillar and Post 4

Wedding reception at Pillar and Post 5

Wedding reception at Pillar and Post 6

Loving this incredible cake by Wedding Cakes by Design ... we tucked in a giant slab of walnut tree underneath and designed a complimentary posy of succulents, moss and orchids ... a forest of goodness!

Wedding cake at Pillar and Post

Wedding Flowers : Vintage Design Co.
Wedding Venue: The Pillar and Post (Vintage Hotels), Niagara on the Lake
Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Décor

Tags » Purple, Vintage Hotels, Manzanita Branches, Pillar and Post, Vanda Orchids, Harvest Table

11 November 2010

Calli + Tim’s Story ... as told by Stec Photographers

Just quick post ... we found this great 'fuzion' video crafted by our friends at Stec ... we wanted to share! This is the story of Calli + Tim's wedding day ... enjoy!

Wedding Flowers: Vintage Design Co.
Wedding Venue: Pillar and Post, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Photography/Cinematography: Stec Photographers

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Vintage Hotels, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Niagara on the Lake Wedding, Pillar and Post, Stec Photographers

6 November 2010

Helen + Steven at Queen’s Landing in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Our little Helen finally married her Steven this weekend ... and we were absolutely delighted to be a part of their Big Day at Queen's Landing in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Helen came to us because she connected with our work ... she also quickly became a friend and confidant. A total kindred spirit! We love it when those magical little friendships blossom because it makes doing 'our thing' for the wedding extra special!

The oh-so-romantic shades of red, burgundy and cerise that comprise a palette we like to call Passion featured prominently in Helen + Steven's wedding day floral decor. Garden roses, orchids, pink/red hydrangeas, pink pepperberries and some off-beat elements such as pomegranates, chestnuts and curly willow appeared in spades.

We knew we had nailed it when Helen (still in her PJ's!) came running barefoot into the Ballroom giving us all exuberant hugs of appreciation ... and we hadn't even finished our floral installation yet!! Helen + Steven ... it was our great privilege to be a part of your wedding celebration ... we're sure it was some sort of divine appointment!

This was Helen's bridal bouquet ... loving those amazing orchids and gorgeous garden roses!!! A perfect match to the detailing her in dazzling wedding dress ...

Red Brides Bouquet

Red Brides Bouquet 2

Red Brides Bouquet 3

Helen's bridesmaids carried slightly smaller coordinating bouquets ... they really rocked against their black dresses!

Red Bridesmaids Bouquet

Helen + Steven's wedding ceremony took place in the beautiful glass encompassed Atrium at Queen's Landing.

Queen's Landing Hotel / Front Entrance with Pillars

Altar Flowers at Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing 3

Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing

Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing 2

Altar Flowers at Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing 3

Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing 8

Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing 4

Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing 5

Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing 6

Wedding Ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing 7

Guests later returned to the Atrium for cocktails followed by an evening dinner reception in the Grand Georgian Ballroom. Once the Ceremony had taken place, we created this large floral piece underneath the chandelier in the Atrium ...

Flowers in the Atrium at Queen's Landing

In the Grand Georgian Ballroom, we installed various elements of floral decor including table centrepieces and number of oversized 'branchy' pieces made of curly willow, orchids and our glass bell lanterns!

Orchids and glass room divider at Queen's Landing

Curly Willow, Orchids and Lanterns at Queen's Landing

Altar Wedding Flowers at Queen's Landing

Red Centerpieces with Pomegranates

Red Centerpieces with Pomegranates 2

Red Centerpieces with Pomegranates 3

We really appreciate Helen's quirky sense of humour ... case in point: her and Steven's fascination with Squirrels. Hilarious! They even went so far as to procure a boat-load of Squirrel Nut Zippers candy for their wedding ... apparently we missed out on these little delights as kids.

Squirrel wedding decor

Steven made this great photo booth vignette replete with pictures of their doggies ... we hear it was a hit with guests lined up to pose!

Photo booth at Queen's Landing wedding

Wedding Flowers: Vintage Design Co.
Wedding Venue: Queen's Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Linens: Simply Beautiful Décor
Photography: Boston Images
Cinematography: Still Motion

Tags » Vintage Hotels, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Passion, Niagara on the Lake Wedding, Orchids, Red, Curly Willow, Queen's Landing