18 July 2011
Torontonians Hazel + Huy made Niagara-on-the-Lake their destination wedding location this past weekend!
After tying the knot in an afternoon wedding ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing in lovely downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake, Hazel + Huy invited their guests back for evening cocktails and to celebrate with them in the Grand Georgian Ballroom over dinner!
Muted tones of blush, butter, light purple, ivory and soft green were the colour palette for the big day ... a very Mid-Summer Night's Dream feel! Hazel was so excited about her bridal bouquet and gushed about how 'we must've read her mind' ... we love it when that happens!!! :))
We used soft and romantic blooms such as garden roses, antique green and white hydrangeas, blushing bride, pieres and even some seasonal mint foliage, japanese painted fern fronds and variegated hosta leaves from our organic cutting gardens!
Hazel's awesome and textural bridal bouquet ... one of our favourites!!!
Hazel's maid of honour carried this pretty bouquet ...
Hazel + Huy were married in an afternoon ceremony in the Atrium at Queen's Landing ...
25 June 2011
Rebecca + Mark currently reside in Toronto and made Niagara-on-the-Lake their destination wedding location this past weekend!
After tying the knot at the gorgeous St. Mark's Anglican Church in lovely downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake, Rebecca + Mark invited their guests to celebrate with them in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing just around the corner! The two venues are so close, it's just a short walk in the shade of the beautiful overhead tree canopy!
For Rebecca + Mark's reception, we designed tall, elegant romantic centrepieces that were full and flowery featuring shades of rich red, raspberry, medium pink and burgundy in a combo of our Passion and Spirit palettes. The ballroom was loaded with peony blooms, garden and standard roses, hydrangeas, mokara orchids, callas and amaranthus.
Rebecca's gorgeous bride's bouquet … loving those garden roses so much!!!
The lovely ladies looking mighty fine!
St. Mark's is such a goregous old church ... a couple of wreaths on the doors is about all it needs outside!!
Rebecca is a stunning beauty ... what a gorgeous bride!
The reception centrepieces in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing were a mix of tall full floral pieces and some with curly willow and mokara orchids tied-in ...
Wedding Venue: Queen's Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Head Table Linens + Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor
Wedding Cupcakes: Vineyard Sweets
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio
16 May 2011
It was a busy first 'official' weekend of the 2011 wedding season for us ... but so nice to get back into the groove after a long winter!
Sarah + Mike were married in Niagara-on-the-Lake at St. Vincent de Paul church in an afternoon ceremony and later they celebrated with an elegant dinner reception at Queen's Landing (just around the corner), one of the Vintage Hotels.
The palette for the day consisted of ivory/champagne, white, old world gold and featured a deep fig purple in the girls' bouquets. The star blooms were definitely the most delicate and elegant phalaenopsis orchids on the table tops ... actually, orchids in general, including cymbids, vandas and lady slippers, were all over the place!
We also brought loads of candles to imbue the ballroom with warmth and romance.
Sarah was so excited and grateful ... she gushed profusely every time we met up all day long ... she certainly knew how to make us feel appreciated! It was definitely our pleasure to design for this lovely couple ... Sarah + Mike, we wish you a blessed marriage journey!!
Sarah's bridal bouquet with stunning purple Vanda orchids ...
For the wedding ceremony, we designed four large floral arrangements and a dozen cute little pew posies with white hydrangea.
These absolutely breathtaking phalaenopsis orchids stole the show in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing ... an amazing combo that also featured our exclusive Perennial glassware collection. We sketched it out for Sarah + Mike ...
We created a 'Wishing Tree' in the Atrium that featured Manzanita branches, purple vanda orchids and lovely hanging glass lanterns.
Wedding Venue: Queen's Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio
28 February 2011
The 2011 Vintage Hotels Wedding Show was our first time out as Mimosa Flower Studio ... since recently changing our name and identity ... a coming out party, of sorts!
In truth, there were some nerves ... would colleagues and potential clients 'get it'? How would we be received as Mimosa Flower Studio? Would our hard work and creative efforts go unnoticed? Always there are questions ... we recognize that it's a big change.
And yet ... not so big a change.
In fact, this 'change' is really more of a metamorphosis ... a visual movement into the next natural state of being. We're still the same people behind the scenes ... it's really just the paint on the walls that's been updated.
At any rate, we were totally overwhelmed with the positive feedback and exciting comments of old and new colleagues and clients alike ... thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Here are a few photos of our booth at the show ... of course we used loads of Mimosa!!
Special thanks to Simply Beautiful Decor for the crazy awesome cobalt blue linens (we are so in love!) and white Chiavari chairs. Thanks also to Eda & Ruth at Vineyard Sweets for the yummy 'mimosa' cupcakes!
20 November 2010
We were back at the Vintage Hotels for another double header this weekend ... it's been a busy November!!
Heather + Greg came to us to design a natural, relaxed and clean floral palette for their wedding celebration. They were married at the incredible St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake with cocktails and an evening dinner reception following a short time later just around the corner in the Grand Georgian Ballroom at Queen's Landing. This Georgian style mansion with it's imported hardwood, rich marble flooring and crystal chandeliers is simply perfection for the celebration of a wedding!
On top of a white base, we were working with a very bold palette of raspberry pink bordering on fucshia ... fully saturated and deeply intense. Much like our 'Spirit' palette! Orchids, garden and spray roses, gerbera and white hydrangea were the primary floral ingredients.
Heather + Greg ... it was a privilege to design the flowers for your wedding celebration ... we wish you much happiness in your marriage adventure! Bride Heather burst into tears of happiness when we delivered the bouquets to the bridal ready room at Queen's Landing ... she was overwhelmed! We were overwhelmed at her response!!
The bridesmaids carried a bouquet of intensely pink flowers with a contrasting black stem wrap ... an absolutely perfect match to their ensemble for the day!
It's been a long while since we've been able to work at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church ... it was under a bit of restoration outside ... beautiful inside with the boxed pews and history dating back to 1794. The current building was rebuilt in the 1830's after it was burned down by the Americans in the War of 1812.
Guests gathered for cocktails in the Atrium at Queen's Landing ... dinner followed inside the Grand Georgian Ballroom.
This ravishing cake (can you describe a cake as 'ravishing'?) was created by Ruth and Eda at Vineyard Sweets ...
Wedding Flowers : Vintage Design Co.
Wedding Venue: The Pillar and Post (Vintage Hotels), Niagara on the Lake
Chair Covers and Headtable: Simply Beautiful Décor
Wedding Cake: Vineyard Sweets