20 June 2011

Lynn + Mike at Chateau des Charmes Winery

This past weekend, Lynn + Mike celebrated their Niagara winery wedding ceremony and reception at the always wonderful Chateau des Charmes Winery in Niagara on the Lake.

Outdoor weddings in Niagara are always fantastic … but getting married out among the winery vineyards in full view of the Niagara Escarpment is truly a memorable experience unique to Niagara's wine country!

Lynn's colour palette featured predominately yellows and golds with bold teal and peacock blue accents. To accomplish the floral design for Lynn + Mike, we used white hydrangeas, peonies, garden roses, orchids and some lady's mantle plucked right from our organic cutting gardens here at the studio.

This wedding was full of gorgeous eye-candy including the gold chiavari chairs and sheer overlays, the paper lanterns, custom chopstick wedding favours, stunning stationery and the fantabulous cake by Cake Opera Co.

Congrats and best wishes to Lynn + Mike ... we loved being a part of your wedding celebration!!!

Yellow and Pink Bride's Bouquet

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Chateau des Charmes Winery

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Chateau des Charmes Winery 2

Outdoor Wedding Reception at Chateau des Charmes Winery

Chateau des Charmes Wedding Cake by Cake Opera Co. Toronto

Wedding Venue: Chateau des Charmes Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Linens and Napkins: Simply Beautiful Decor
Wedding Cake: Cake Opera Co.
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio

Tags » Yellow, Outdoor Wedding, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Niagara Wine Country Wedding, Niagara on the Lake Wedding, Chateau des Charmes, Blue, Niagara on the Lake Winery Wedding, Winery Wedding, Teal

6 June 2011

Flowers + Veggies = Quirky Centrepieces

 

This past weekend, one of our favourite Niagara-on-the-Lake winery venues, Chateau des Charmes, welcomed the heads of all the provincial liquor boards from across Canada for their annual get-together! As we understand it, this is a bi-coastal event that switches from the Okanagan in B.C. to Niagara on alternate years ... this year belongs to Niagara!

Once of the things Chateau des Charmes wanted to highlight is the incredible bounty that Niagara has to offer. 

Where to start? Well, in Niagara, we go to the market, of course!!

We returned to the studio with our mitts chock full of raw 'veggie' ingredients like new potatoes, radishes, cucumbers, leeks, asparagus, turnips, carrots, beets, celery and artichokes which all make guest appearances in these centrepieces! Then, we proceed to marry our 'foodie finds' with flowers!

The results always seem to garner lots of attention and conversation over the dinner table ... fun and beautiful!

Chateau des Charmes - Flower and Veggie Centerpieces 1

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Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Veggie Centerpieces, Centerpieces, Quirky

16 May 2011

corporate event at chateau des charmes winery

On Saturday night we had the pleasure of designing a 64ft long tablescape for a corporate excursion dinner at Chateau des Charmes Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake ... we had so much fun with this!  

We were designing a very "Old World" look for this special dinner ... naturally, we pulled out our cork logs, acacia balls, mason jars with votive candles and some really awesome green swirl vessels. And our Twiggy lanterns were an absolute must to add some ambience to this outdoor event! The linens featured a deep merlot with gold filigree accent and moss napkins. 

For the floral colour palette, we designed in deep yellow, orange/gold and moss green using garden roses, oncidium orchids, pin-cushion protea, green hydrangeas, succulents, leucadendron and fresh moss. 

Special thanks to Kim and Catherine at Strategic Meetings Solutions for giving us the freedom to flex our creative muscles!

Chateau des Charmes Winery - Outdoor Reception Tablescape

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Venue: Chateau des Charmes Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor
Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio

Tags » Glow, Twiggy, Cork, Chateau des Charmes, Tablescape, Mason Jars

21 March 2011

A little off the beaten path

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:

Quirky Centrepieces with fruits and vegetables

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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!

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Veggie Centerpieces, Centerpieces, Quirky

31 July 2010

Christine + David: Winery Wedding at Chateau des Charmes in Niagara on the Lake

Christine + David's yummy yellow and grey themed wedding took place under the tent at Chateau des Charmes Winery in Niagara on the Lake this holiday long weekend! What a beautiful day it was to celebrate Niagara nuptials ... love was in the air and not humidity!!

The colour palette of the flowers was yellow with hits of lime green and the punch was provided by the pewtery grey linens and black chair covers ... mod glamour with a rustic touch! 

These Gardenias in Christine's bouquet smelled amazing! They're so dainty and delicate ...

Yellow Bride's Bouquet // Gardenia

Yellow Bride's Bouquet // Closeup

Yellow Bridesmaid's Bouquet

Wedding Ceremony Altar Arrangement in Yellow and White

The tall centerpieces ... mix of birch branches and full florals ... helped scale the size of the tent and bring some weight to the reception space!

Wedding Reception Centerpiece in Yellow and White

Wedding Reception Centerpiece in Yellow and White 2

Wedding Reception Centerpiece in Yellow and White 3

Wedding Reception Centerpiece in Yellow and White 4

Wedding Reception Centerpiece in Yellow and White 5

Our congratulations to Christine + David … thanks for choosing us to be a part of making your Niagara wedding celebration memorable! 

Linens and Chair Covers: Simply Beautiful Décor
Wedding Venue: Chateau des Charmes Winery in Niagara on the Lake
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio

Tags » Yellow, White, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Venues, Niagara Winery Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Glow, Simply Beautiful Decor, Grey, Chateau des Charmes