Lori + Roy at Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Bride and Groom, Lori + Roy, are creative, theatrical types ... we were hooked when she shared her ideas for a 'speakeasy' inspired affair that took cues from the prohibition era of the 1920's and early 1930's!

To garner inspiration, we dreamed about bird cages and nests, shoeshine boys, cigar & cigarettes, crooked gamblers, bobby cops and The Cotton Club!

We designed in bold colours (black, white, red) and florals that were feminine and textural (black and ivory lace in layers) ... garden roses, orchids, dahlias.

Pillar and Post Wedding Ceremony in the Rose Garden

Pillar and Post Wedding Ceremony in the Rose Garden, Bride's Bouquet

Complete with bird cage veil, fascinators, Marcel Wave and bob updos these flapper styled ladies looked amazing! So did the fellas ... all decked out in top hats and tails!

Pillar and Post Wedding Ceremony Bridesmaids in red with red bouquets

Pillar and Post Wedding Reception in Upper Canada Hall

Pillar and Post Wedding Reception with vintage elements from The Warehouse

Pillar and Post Wedding Reception with birdcages, bird's nests, black lanterns, candles, flowers and ferns

Pillar and Post Wedding Reception Floral Centerpiece

Cheers and best wishes to Lori + Roy ... we had a lot of fun designing for your Wedding Day!!

Wedding Flowers : Mimosa Flower Studio
Wedding Venue: Pillar and Post
Vintage Rentals: The Warehouse
Linens and Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor

Tags » Vintage Hotels, Orchids, Passion, Red, Modern Vintage, Garden Roses, Pillar and Post, Simply Beautiful Decor, Black, The Warehouse, Bird Cage, Speak Easy, 1920's, Bird's Nest

One tree done two ways ...

Ever since we debuted our new custom-fabricated artisan metal trees at The Wedding Co. Show in January, we've had an amazing response!

Just imagine exchanging your wedding vows under a couple of these jaw-dropping trees ... indoors or out ... they'd be absolutely magnificent!!!  Or how about we use it to create a statement piece in the lobby, atrium, bar or lounge area of your event space ... they could be simply bare or absolutely loaded with foliage, branches or flowers of any colour ... it's also height adjustable!

For The Wedding Co. Show, we loaded this tree with nearly 300 stems of tangerine mokara orchids, hanging glass candle-lit lanterns and delicate handcrafted glass butterflies.

Mimosa Flower Studio - Custom Metal Tree covered in Orange Mokara Orchids at The Carlu

At the recent Vintage Hotels Wedding Show, we wanted to show a different way to use our trees ... so, we layered birch branches, camillia foliage and tangering mokara orchids to create an intimate canopy over a sweet-heart table for two! 

Simple. Beautiful. Lovely.

Mimosa Flower Studio - Custom Metal Tree covered with foliage and orange mokara orchids at Vintage Hotels Wedding Show 2012

Tags » Vintage Hotels, Birch, Orchids, Grey, Orange, The Wedding Co., Tangerine, Metal Tree

31 October 2011

Cailee + Douglas at Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake

We just had to share some pics from an intimate wedding we designed for Cailee + Douglas ... we love the deep red, crimson and merlot colours layered on top of black lace and saphire blue of the girl's dresses way too much!!

The wedding ceremony took place in the afternoon at the Rose Garden at Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Guests gathered later in the Old Library to celebrate with Cailee + Douglas over drinks and a dinner reception!

The flowers we designed with consisted of garden roses, orchids and dahlias ... that's it! What a luscious, bold and textural palette ... so much fun!

Here's Cailee's mesmerizing bridal bouquet ... definitely one of our favourites from this year!

Red, crimson and merlot Bride's Bouquet at Pillar and Post - 1

Red, crimson and merlot Bride's Bouquet at Pillar and Post - 2

Love, love, love Cailee's *red* wedding dress!!!

Red, crimson and merlot Bride's Bouquet at Pillar and Post - 3

Red, crimson and merlot Bridesmaid's Bouquet - 2

The bridesmaids wore lovely sapphire blue dresses ...

Red, crimson and merlot Bridesmaid's Bouquet - 3

Red, crimson and merlot Bridesmaid's Bouquet - 4

Red flower girl's dress

Pillar and Post Rose Garden Wedding Ceremony

Shepherd's Hook with flowers in Rose Garden at Pillar and Post

Wedding Ceremony at Pillar and Post Rose Garden with Bag Piper

Pillar and Post Library Wedding Reception Flowers - 1

For the intimate dinner reception, our wrought iron twiggy trees were all covered in red mokara orchids and basked in the candlelit glow of hanging glass lanterns!

Pillar and Post Library Wedding Reception Flowers - 2

Tags » Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Passion, Red, Niagara on the Lake Weddings, Pillar and Post, Black, Twiggy, Rose Garden

8 August 2011

Alicia + Andrew at Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Alicia + Andrew celebrated their Niagara-on-the-Lake nuptials with an outdoor wedding ceremony in the Miller House garden this past weekend.  Later that evening, they invited their guests to a dinner reception just a hop and a skip up the road in Upper Canada Hall at Pillar and Post, one of Niagara-on-the-Lake's premier hotel and spa destinations!

Alicia's colour palette featured 'Breeze' in various shades of purple from pale and muted tones to medium with a hit of deep purple and a little bit of deep burgundy in the foliages. We added just the slightest touch of ivory as well. Classic and soft!

The flowers consisted of mainly purple and white hydrangeas and roses, spray roses, smokebush, deep purple vanda orchids and, yep, purple carnations! That's right ... you can call it a comeback!

Alicia's bouquet soft and romantic bouquet ...

Soft purple bridal bouquet

Purple and lavender Bridesmaid's Bouquets

These two were so cute!  Flower girls just make you wanna smile!!!

Flower Girls and Bridesmaids at Miller House in Niagara on the Lake

Alicia and her dad making their way down the aisle ...

Bride and Father walking down the aisle at Miller House

The well-treed and shaded Miller House garden is a great little gem of a place for an outdoor wedding ceremony right smack-dab in the middle of Niagara-on-the-Lake!

Miller House in Niagara on the Lake - Outdoor Wedding Collage

Shepherd's Hooks at Outdoor Wedding in Niagara on the Lake

Outdoor Wedding Altar Flowers

Outdoor Wedding at Miller House in Niagara on the Lake

Back at Upper Canada Hall in Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake ... our centrepieces for Alicia + Andrew consisted of a mix of short full florals (flanked by a pair of glass and floating candlelit vessels) and tall florals with green grapes ... continuing on with the wine/vineyard theme!

Purple Centrepieces at Pillar and Post in Upper Canada Hall 1

Purple Centrepieces at Pillar and Post in Upper Canada Hall 2

Purple Centrepieces at Pillar and Post in Upper Canada Hall 3

Purple Centrepieces at Pillar and Post in Upper Canada Hall 4

Headtable Flowers at Pillar and Post

Curly Willow Wishing Tree at Pillar and Post

Purple wedding flowers at Pillar and Post wedding reception

Tags » Purple, Outdoor Wedding, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Breeze, Pillar and Post, Miller House

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