13 November 2010
This morning we received a nice little surprise on our Facebook page ... from acclaimed Toronto wedding photographer Mimmo Galati of Mimmo + Naz.
Mimmo captured some gorgeous images at one of our weddings from earlier this year and his work was recently featured on The Wedding Chicks blog! He not only captured the spirit of Kendra + Miles' wedding day, but also the essence of a wedding in Niagara's wine country!
Our thanks again to Mimmo for sharing his fine work and to Crystal at Distinct Occasions for bringing us on board originally!
Photography: MIMMO & NAZ
Fresh Floral Design: Mimosa Flower Studio
Wedding Planner: Distinct Occasions Weddings
Venue: Riverbend Inn & Vineyard
DJ: Prodigy Entertainment
Event Child Care: Little Party Goers
Singer/Songwriter – Peter Katz
Pies – The Pie Plate
21 August 2010
This weekend we were so excited to design the flowers for Kendra + Miles' destination wedding at Riverbend Inn & Vineyard in Niagara on the Lake!
Kendra and Miles have Canadian roots, but both now call London, UK home. We haven't had a chance to work at the Riverbend since last wedding season, but it is definitely one of our fave wedding venues in Niagara on the Lake. The views across the vineyards are simply spectacular ... as is the gorgeous Inn itself!
We were also loving the crisp and clean pale blue, deep eggplant and lavender colour palette ... it was simply delicious and suited the environs to absolute perfection! There's just something so special about an outdoor wedding in Niagara's wine country ... you can't put words to it ... you just have to experience it for yourself.
Our congratulations to Kendra + Miles ... we wish you many blessings in your married life!
The bride’s bouquet was hand-tied (as all our bouquets are!) and featured some of the most beautiful dahlias we've experienced in a long, long time!
Kendra + Miles' outdoor wedding ceremony took place on the back lawn at The Rivebend Inn, just in front of their white-washed gazebo. The views to the north, across the vineyards, are simply spectacular!!
The tented outdoor wedding reception consisted of multiple 16ft long tablescapes. We created our table top design using clusters of dahlias and potted lavender plants in cute white ceramic vessels (affectionately known as 'eggs' around the studio) interspersed with plenty of candlelight in some gorgeous new hand-blown glass containers. So many lovely little details to share ... it's all in the details!!!
Wedding Coordinator: Crystal Adair-Benning, Distinct Occasions
Wedding Venue: Riverbend Inn & Vineyard, Niagara on the Lake
Wedding Flowers: Mimosa Flower Studio
20 September 2009
Erica + Demos celebrated their outdoor wedding in Niagara on the Lake at one of our favourite wedding reception venues in Niagara on the Lake… Riverbend Inn and Vineyard!
Erica’s colour palette was ‘Fire’ which included tones of mocha, chocolate, saffron and cherry with hits of peach, ivory and celery green. We designed this wedding using hydrangea, spray and garden roses, dahlias (a must at this time of year!), mango callas, magnolia and other bits of autumn goodness. We also raided our organic cutting garden for sedum ‘autumn joy’, peegee hydrangea and some raspberry foliage!
The feel could be described as ‘casual elegance’ … ethereal, romantic … a little off the beaten path!
Erica's gorgeous bride's bouquet …
Bridesmaid's bouquet …
The cutest little gazebo at the Riverbend in Niagara on the Lake … an awesome place for an outdoor wedding ceremony ... the view of the wineries and vineyards in the distance is spectacular!
The Fire colour palette looked perfect against the girls' chocolate dresses!
Here's the star of the show, our gorgeous bride Erica ... loving the texture on her dress!
After the ceremony, Erica + Demos hosted their guests to an outdoor dinner reception (under the tent, of course) at the crest of the vineyards overlooking the winery in the distance ... the sun setting slowly behind the graperows ... absolutely magical! Each of their centerpieces were distinct and presented in a slightly different vessel ... they matched the mood and character of the day to perfection!
We also provided the stationery for the day ... including the Seating Chart and Table ID Cards. Thanks to Mark for the design and printing.
Best wishes to Erica + Demos – thanks for letting us share in your big day!
13 September 2009
We’ve been calling Julie our cheeriest bride this year … it's not that our other brides are grumps, it’s just that Julie is so, well, extra cheery!
Julie + Matthew celebrated their outdoor wedding in Niagara on the Lake at the fantabulous Riverbend Inn and Vineyard … one of our favourite Niagara on the Lake wedding reception venues!
Julie’s colour palette was a fusion of ‘Glow’ and ‘Fire’ … perfect for her early fall Niagara on the Lake wedding! We designed this wedding with lots of yellow and orange flowers, including sunflowers, dahlias, garden and spray roses, callas and safflower … these cheery flowers totally matched Julie’s cheery personality! We also threw in a few ‘gardeny’ bits and pieces from our organic cutting garden, here at the studio.
We were aiming for a relaxed and natural feel that fit with the casually refined Coach House space at the Riverbend Inn. It was fun using some different non-floral elements, such as whole oranges and sliced lemons to add to the organic, earthy feel.
Julie's bouquet … wrapped in lace!
The cutest little gazebo out back at the Riverbend ... if you could look over to your right, you'd see a stunning view of the vineyards over looking the nearby Peller Estates Winery.
Our brides are really loving our custom-made Shepherd's Hooks ... we love 'em too!
Here she is ... the lovely Julie, our cheeriest bride of 2009!
We had a lot of fun with these centerpieces ... everyone really loved them and they suited the theme and space so perfectly!!!
Julie + Matthew also had all this great stationery created ... we loved the modern vintage feel!
Willow Cakes + Pastries created these wonderful Macaroon Cookies complete with little 'M's and 'J's ... the candy table was so delicious!
Congrats to Julie + Matthew … thanks for letting us share in your big day!