Janine + Roberto at Good Earth Food and Wine Co. (featured on Style Me Pretty)

This wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty!

"Fortunato in amore, fortunato nella vita. Siamo molto benedetti."  (Translates to "fortunate in love, fortunate in life … we are very blessed!")

When the summer heat hits its peak, wise Italians escape the city and head to the country to join their loved ones for the mid-summer festival of Ferragosto on August 15. This was the inspiration for Janine + Roberto's Ferragosto wedding among the vineyards at Good Earth Food and Wine Co. in Niagara’s wine country.

The wedding ceremony was held in a verdant meadow under century old willow and sugar maple trees. Our nieces and nephews helped out in the religious service with a rousing responsorial psalm and handmade alleluia signs. The groom’s papa led the guests in reciting an Italian version of the Our Father – Il Padre Nostro. The ceremony ended with a prosecco toast: viva gli sposi! and we were deluged with handfuls of rice thrown from every direction. 

As the sun was setting behind the orchard, guests strolled toward the winery bistro alongside the vineyard. The communal dinner table was waiting under the pergola, softly lit by sparkling crystal chandeliers and votives in a combination of mercury glass and custom hand-sewn vintage fabric sleeves in tones of muted mauve, pale lavender and mulled grape. 

The last word goes to Janine + Roberto's five-year old nephew who whispered into the groom's ear: “Zio, can I tell you something?” “Yes, Ryan, what is it?” “This is the best wedding I’ve ever been to. It’s only the first wedding I’ve ever been to, but it’s the best!” 

This wedding was perfectly captured by our good friend and uber-talented wedding photographer Nataschia Wielink!

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Event Photography: Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema / Private Photography: K Black and Co. / Wedding Venue: Good Earth Food and Wine Co. in Niagara, Ontario / Floral + Event Design: Mimosa Flower Studio / Menus + Programs: Laura Hooper Calligraphy / Place Cards: DIY / Wedding Cake: Good Earth Food and Wine Co. / Music: Claudio Santaluce / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham via White Toronto / Bride’s Veil: Antique Belgian Lace / Bride’s Shoes: Sigerson Morrison / Bride’s Earrings: Laurent Gandini / Hair + Makeup: Jessica Jean Myers / Groom’s Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna via Holt Renfrew / Groom’s + Pageboys’ Ties: Pomp & Ceremony / Flower Girls’ Dresses: David’s Bridal / Pageboys’ Suits: J.Crew Crewcuts

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, White, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Niagara Winery Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Niagara Wine Country Wedding, Modern Vintage, Nataschia Wielink Photography, Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Communal Table, Chandelier, Rough Luxe

25 August 2012

Kania + Michael at Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

Kania + Michael were married in an outdoor garden ceremony at one of Niagara's winery gems ... The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.!

The look and feel for the day was soft, local, romantic with mason jars, cork logs and slices of birch and walnut slabs ... sort of a Northern California meets Niagara feel!

Irina Photography captured the day and shared some pics with us!!!

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Bridal Gown: Vera Wang
Venue: The Good Earth Food and Wine Co
Officiant: Rev. Andrew Smith, Two Become One
Wedding Flowers: Jennifer Elliotson, Mimosa Flower Studio

Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Niagara Winery Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

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:

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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

18 February 2011

Bliss at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

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 outdoor scene, we first selected The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. as our location because we love it so much! Then we paired 'Bliss', (one of our all-time fave colour palettes!) with 'Twiggy' (one of our newest collections) and voila ... absolute perfection!

Twiggy inspired elements include our fabulous cork logs, the coca-cola coloured bubbled glass and funky wooden acacia balls.  Florals include garden roses, orchids, dahlias, hydrangea, red skimmia and pink pepperberries.

We're so in love with the modern vintage flair of these pictures!

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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 Hair & Makeup: ALLURE Hair and Makeup / Cinematography: Enns Visuals
Linens & Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor / Location: Good Earth Food and Wine Co.
Print Design: Mark Elliotson

Tags » Niagara Winery Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Pink, Bliss, Nataschia Wielink Photography, Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Peach, Harvest Table, Bride's Bouquet

16 February 2011

Al Fresco at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

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 al fresco dining scene shot on location at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. features our wonderful 'Forest' colour palette teamed up with elements from our 'Earth' collection.

We focused on local, seasonal flowers including delphiniums, dahlias, astilbe, hydrangea, Queen Anne's lace, camomile and grasses displayed in some of our apothecary glassware.

We love, love, love our model's polka dot dress ... so fun and flirty!

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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 Hair & Makeup: ALLURE Hair and Makeup / Cinematography: Enns Visuals
Linens & Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor / Location: Good Earth Food and Wine Co.
Print Design: Mark Elliotson

Tags » White, Niagara Winery Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Green, Nataschia Wielink Photography, Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Brown, Harvest Table, Al Fresco, Bride's Bouquet