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

Calli + Tim’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Wedding at Pillar and Post

Wow, November is here already ... and we're back after after a much needed weekend off!

We'd like to send best wishes out to Calli + Tim who were wed this weekend in a lovely Niagara-on-the-Lake wedding ceremony at The Pillar and Post, one of the Vintage Hotels.

It's starting to get a little chilly outside, so these love-birds tied the knot upstairs in The Gallery Room before sending their guests on a tour at a local winery and then rejoining them for cocktails and an evening dinner reception in The Upper Canada room ... brilliant!

Passion was the colour palette of the day ... featuring deep tones of burgundy, deep crimson and black. Hydrangea, garden roses, amaranthus, red mokara orchids, pepperberries and smokebush comprised the majority of the florals we used in our design. 

Calli's passionately red bridal bouquet ... yes girls, those are peonies you see in there ... in November!!

Red Brides Bouquet with Peony

Calli's Red Brides Bouquet

The bridesmaids carried coordinating bouquets ...

Red Bridesmaid's Bouquet

The indoor wedding ceremony took place in The Gallery Room upstairs at Pillar and Post ...

Wedding Ceremony in The Gallery Room at Pillar and Post

Wedding Ceremony in The Gallery Room at Pillar and Post 2

Cute sign found on the door of the Bridal Ready Room ... love it!

Bridal Ready Room at Pillar and Post

The reception centrepieces were a mix of tall glass pedestals with flowers at the top alternating with flowers and a dark brown pillar candle with a glass hurricane at the top.

Wedding Reception Flowers in The Upper Canada Room at Pillar and Post

Wedding Reception Flowers in The Upper Canada Room at Pillar and Post 2

Wedding Reception Flowers in The Upper Canada Room at Pillar and Post 3

Wedding Reception Flowers in The Upper Canada Room at Pillar and Post 4

Wedding Reception Flowers in The Upper Canada Room at Pillar and Post 5

Cheers to life, love and wedded bliss! 

Tags » Vintage Hotels, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Niagara on the Lake Wedding, Red, Passion, Pillar and Post

7 August 2010

Andrea + Jeff: Wed in Niagara on the Lake Wine Country

What a weekend for love!!! The weather was near perfect, the venues and vendors we worked with were amazing and, if you don't mind us saying, the flowers were fantastic as well!! ;)

Calgarians Andrea + Jeff were married in the Rose Garden at Pillar and Post and later that evening hosted a celebratory dinner reception in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing in Niagara on the Lake ... two fine choices indeed!

Andrea's colour palette was a version of our Shade palette augmented with accents of grey/pewter and featuring hits of chocolate and deep purply burgundy ... cool, refreshing, upscale gardeny look with attitude! Thanks to Andrea + Jeff for indulging our passion for their wedding flowers ... best wishes!!!

Andrea's bouquet featured some cascading Amaranthus and we hand-tied in the lace detailing on the stem. The bouquet also featured raspberry, mint, lavender and fern fronds from our organic cutting gardens here at the studio!

Cascading Bridal Bouquet in white and green

Cascading Bridal Bouquet in white and green

Cascading Bridal Bouquet in white and green

Cascading Bridal Bouquet in white and green

The wedding ceremony in the Rose Garden at Pillar and Post featured our Grapevine Arbour, Shepherd's Hooks lining the aisle (with rose petals!) and twin oversized floral arrangements flanking the altar area.

Chalkboard Wedding Sign in the Rose Garden at Pillar and Post

Grapevine Arbour in the Rose Garden at Pillar and Post

Grapevine Arbour in the Rose Garden at Pillar and Post

Shepherd's Hooks in the Rose Garden at Pillar and Post

Large Altar Ceremony Flowers in the Rose Garden at Pillar and Post

Lately we're loving how Parasols are showing up at the wedding ceremony ... form and function!

Parasol in the Rose Garden at Pillar and Post

Parasols in the Rose Garden at Pillar and Post

The wedding party looked totally amazing ... tried our best to get some good photos, but had to dance around both the official photographer and the cinematographers!!

Groom Boutonniere

Bridesmaid

Bridesmaid 2

Bridesmaid 3

And finally our modelicious bride Andrea and her father ... about to escort her down the aisle!!

Bride and Father

In the Grand Georgian Ballroom, we created a birch and willow canopy under which the head table was placed ... all lit up with soft glowing lantern and flood lights, it was ammmmmazing ... wish we coulda dined under there!

Canopy over the head table in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing

Canopy over the head table in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing

The guest tables featured our full floral centerpieces with Simply Beautiful Décor providing the crystal globe lanterns, chargers, linens and chiavari chairs.

Full Floral Wedding Reception Centerpieces

Full Floral Wedding Reception Centerpieces

Full Floral Wedding Reception Centerpieces

Full Floral Wedding Reception Centerpieces

Full Floral Wedding Reception Centerpieces

Orchids and Willow

In the Atrium (which was the cocktail area) under the giant chandelier we created this big conversation piece from cork, large slabs of walnut tree, willow and a plethora of flowers and candlelight!

Queen's Landing Atrium floral decor

Queen's Landing Atrium floral decor

These absolutely delicious cupcakes and wedding cake were designed by the talented team at Vineyard Sweets ... as beautiful to taste as they are to look at!

Cupcake Tree from Vineyard Sweets

Wedding Cake by Vineyard Sweets

Ceremony Location: Pillar and Post, Niagara on the Lake
Wedding Venue: Queen's Landing, Niagara on the Lake
Wedding Cake: Vineyard Sweets
Linens, Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Décor
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio

Tags » Niagara on the Lake Wedding Venues, Chuppah, Outdoor Wedding, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Niagara Wine Country Wedding, Niagara on the Lake Wedding, Vineyard Sweets, Pillar and Post, Simply Beautiful Decor, Canopy, Shade, Queen's Landing

29 May 2010

Shannon + Kirk: Niagara on the Lake Wedding at Pillar and Post

Shannon + Kirk tied the knot this past weekend and celebrated in style at the lovely Pillar and Post (one of the Vintage Hotels) in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario! It was a perfect May Saturday afternoon to get married in Niagara's wine country.

Bliss was the colour palette for the day ... featuring muted tones of antique green, ivory, warm blush and light peach. To achieve this 'modern vintage' look, we chose flowers that have a particular rustic, heritage appeal ... garden and standard roses, dahlias, antique green hydrangea and peonies! We piled on the old-world charm by incorporating fern fronds, heuchera and even some oregano sprigs from our organic cutting gardens! 

Shannon's bridal bouquet ... soft and romantic yet full of interest and texture!

Vintage Design Co. // Bride's Bouquet

Vintage Design Co. // Bride's Bouquet

This close-up of Shannon's bridal bouquet gives you a really clear visual of the Bliss colour palette.

Vintage Design Co. // Bride's Bouquet

We're crazy about the details ... we tied in this funky custom-made ceramic 'button' detail to Shannon's bouquet stem. Something borrowed, something blue ...

Vintage Design Co. // Bride's Bouquet

Shannon and Kirk's intimate wedding ceremony took place outside in the Rose Garden at the Pillar and Post ... a gorgeous, if not downright hot, afternoon to get married!

Vintage Design Co. // Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Vintage Design Co. // Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Vintage Design Co. // Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Vintage Design Co. // Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

The cutest flowers girls ever ...

Vintage Design Co. // Flower Girls

Our blushing bride Shannon making her entrance from the back of the Rose Garden ...

Vintage Design Co. // Bride walking in

Vintage Design Co. // Bride walking in

Vintage Design Co. // Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Vintage Design Co. // Bride and Groom

Shannon + Kirk's reception took place upstairs in The Gallery at the Pillar and Post

Vintage Design Co. // Reception Flowers

Vintage Design Co. // Centerpieces for Wedding Reception

Best wishes to Shannon + Kirk ... we loved being a part of your wedding day!

Tags » Vintage Hotels, Pink, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Niagara on the Lake Wedding, Bliss, Modern Antique, Niagara on the Lake Weddings, Pillar and Post, Blush, Peach, Ivory

22 May 2010

Jody-Lynn + John: Niagara on the Lake Wedding at Pillar and Post

Jody-Lynn + John celebrated their Niagara on the Lake wedding ceremony in The Gallery upstairs at the Pillar and Post. After the ceremony, their guests were invited to the Upper Canada Room for cocktails and an evening dinner reception.

The colour palette for the day was ‘Charm’ which featured medium pink hues. We were going for a contemporary yet vintage romantic feel! The soft and fluffy garden roses and hydrangea were a perfect combo! 

Jody-Lynn's bridal bouquet ... soft and romantic! Instead of the traditional satin ribbon, a delicate lace detailing was used ...

Vintage Design Co. // Bride's Bouquet

Vintage Design Co. // Bride's Bouquet

Such a wonderful rich texture to these garden roses ... we love them! If you lean in close to your screen, you might almost ... get ... a whiff ... mmmmm!

Vintage Design Co. // Bride's Bouquet Closeup

The bridesmaids had coordinating smaller bouquets wrapped in satin with our neat-and-tidy silver stud finish!

Vintage Design Co. // Bridesmaid's Bouquet

Vintage Design Co. // Bridesmaid's Bouquet

We managed to grab a couple of 'candid' shots of the bride and groom over the photographer's shoulder ... this is why we stick to flowers!

Vintage Design Co. // Bride + Groom

The bridemaids lookin' hot (and concerned, for some reason!) in shimmery pewter with heels to match their bouquets!

Vintage Design Co. // Silver and Pink Bridesmaids

If you're looking for an upscale venue with loads of history, the Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake is for you! Pillar and Post's original structure was built in the late 1890s as a canning factory and since has been lovingly transformed into a fine Niagara on the Lake hotel and wedding venue.

Vintage Design Co. // Pillar and Post

The soft hues of the medium pink roses and white hydrangea in these centerpieces were balanced with hits of fresh green in the form of mint and mock orange foliages from our organic cutting garden.

Vintage Design Co. // Pink Wedding Centerpieces

Vintage Design Co. // Pink Wedding Centerpieces

We created a focal point with this pink-toned Manzanita Wishing Tree in the Regent Room lobby just outside the main dining area.

Vintage Design Co. // Manzanita Wishing Tree

We flanked the extra-long headtable with two of our signature 'large arrangements ...

Vintage Design Co. // Headtable Flower Arrangement

This cute multi-tiered cupcake 'tree' was created by the ever talented cake designers at Vineyard Sweets! Good to see you again Ruth and Eda!!!

Vintage Design Co. // Cupcake Tower

Cheers and best wishes to Jody-Lynn + John … it was a pleasure to be part of your day! 

Tags » White, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Venues, Pink, Wishing Tree, Niagara on the Lake Wedding Florist, Manzanita Branches, Niagara on the Lake Wedding, Pillar and Post, Charm