20 September 2009
Erica + Demos celebrated their outdoor wedding in Niagara on the Lake at one of our favourite wedding reception venues in Niagara on the Lake… Riverbend Inn and Vineyard!
Erica’s colour palette was ‘Fire’ which included tones of mocha, chocolate, saffron and cherry with hits of peach, ivory and celery green. We designed this wedding using hydrangea, spray and garden roses, dahlias (a must at this time of year!), mango callas, magnolia and other bits of autumn goodness. We also raided our organic cutting garden for sedum ‘autumn joy’, peegee hydrangea and some raspberry foliage!
The feel could be described as ‘casual elegance’ … ethereal, romantic … a little off the beaten path!
Erica's gorgeous bride's bouquet …
Bridesmaid's bouquet …
The cutest little gazebo at the Riverbend in Niagara on the Lake … an awesome place for an outdoor wedding ceremony ... the view of the wineries and vineyards in the distance is spectacular!
The Fire colour palette looked perfect against the girls' chocolate dresses!
Here's the star of the show, our gorgeous bride Erica ... loving the texture on her dress!
After the ceremony, Erica + Demos hosted their guests to an outdoor dinner reception (under the tent, of course) at the crest of the vineyards overlooking the winery in the distance ... the sun setting slowly behind the graperows ... absolutely magical! Each of their centerpieces were distinct and presented in a slightly different vessel ... they matched the mood and character of the day to perfection!
We also provided the stationery for the day ... including the Seating Chart and Table ID Cards. Thanks to Mark for the design and printing.
Best wishes to Erica + Demos – thanks for letting us share in your big day!
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!
13 September 2009
We’ve been calling Julie our cheeriest bride this year … it's not that our other brides are grumps, it’s just that Julie is so, well, extra cheery!
Julie + Matthew celebrated their outdoor wedding in Niagara on the Lake at the fantabulous Riverbend Inn and Vineyard … one of our favourite Niagara on the Lake wedding reception venues!
Julie’s colour palette was a fusion of ‘Glow’ and ‘Fire’ … perfect for her early fall Niagara on the Lake wedding! We designed this wedding with lots of yellow and orange flowers, including sunflowers, dahlias, garden and spray roses, callas and safflower … these cheery flowers totally matched Julie’s cheery personality! We also threw in a few ‘gardeny’ bits and pieces from our organic cutting garden, here at the studio.
We were aiming for a relaxed and natural feel that fit with the casually refined Coach House space at the Riverbend Inn. It was fun using some different non-floral elements, such as whole oranges and sliced lemons to add to the organic, earthy feel.
Julie's bouquet … wrapped in lace!
The cutest little gazebo out back at the Riverbend ... if you could look over to your right, you'd see a stunning view of the vineyards over looking the nearby Peller Estates Winery.
Our brides are really loving our custom-made Shepherd's Hooks ... we love 'em too!
Here she is ... the lovely Julie, our cheeriest bride of 2009!
We had a lot of fun with these centerpieces ... everyone really loved them and they suited the theme and space so perfectly!!!
Julie + Matthew also had all this great stationery created ... we loved the modern vintage feel!
Willow Cakes + Pastries created these wonderful Macaroon Cookies complete with little 'M's and 'J's ... the candy table was so delicious!
Congrats to Julie + Matthew … thanks for letting us share in your big day!