Today’s featured wedding centered around the theme of ‘old world romance’ in it’s luxurious feel, filled with sparkle, abundant blooms and crisp, styled stationery. Captured by Delmore Creative Inc. Photography, Melissa & James worked with RL Designs Inc. to create an outdoor tented reception that guests would not forget, held at the Knollwood Golf and Country Club. On the bride’s bouquet was a horseshoe inscripted with a “Here’s Luck” on it to remind her of her beloved grandmother. Read on after the images to learn more.
For Scottish brides it is tradition that the bride carry a horseshoe in her wedding bouquet for goodluck. My great-grandmother had a door knocker of a horseshoe inscripted “Here’s Luck” that she brought with her to Canada when she immigrated, and it was on her door until her passing. I have vivid memories of asking my Grandmother to pick me up so I could knock it when we visited, until I was tall enough to reach it on my own. I thought it was the perfect way to incorporate both the memory of my Granny and our culture into our wedding day.” “If our wedding had a theme I would say it was Old World Romance. My dress and veil were classic and romantic. The men were stylish in dark grey tuxedos with ink navy accents. The bridesmaids were gorgeous in their romantic and flowy – but still sexy ink navy gowns. The decor was exquisitely executed by Ryan Longo of RL Designs Inc. who created a luxurious and romantic feel in the venue with cream coloured hydrangeas, roses, floating candles and amazing centerpieces – describing it doesn’t do his work justice. The rolling hills of the golf course were the most incredible back drop.” “To give our wedding a touch of old world elegance we had a 1931 Ford Model B at the reception that was restored by my father in law. It was also the same colour as the bridesmaid’s dressed.
Photographer: Delmore Creative Inc. Photography
Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG Max Azria
Reception Venue: Knollwood Golf and Country Club
Makeup Artist: Lori Fabrizio
Hair Stylist: Melissa Minnick
Dress Designer: Provonias
Event Designer: RL Designs Inc.
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Mike and Lauren’s wedding was just a pleasure to put together for today’s feature. With the help of Divine Weddings & Events, their wedding was held at a yacht club on a secluded island on Lake of the Woods near Kenora, Ontario. The wedding was all about good eats as Mike was part of the top 5 of last season’s Masterchef Canada (avid watcher here!). The wedding was woodsy and rustic with eclectic touches including little animal figurines used as labels for the food and unique terrarium centerpieces. Love, love, love! The wedding was captured by Luckygirl Photography.
Mike and Lauren spend a lot of time at Lake of the Woods – so it was only fitting that their summer wedding be held at the lake. They chose the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club for their ceremony and reception.
The yacht club is located on a secluded island on Lake of the Woods near Kenora, Ontario. The most important aspects to them for their wedding was the food (Mike is a real foodie, being one of the top five finalists on the latest season of Masterchef Canada) and for guests to have a spectacular time dancing the night away. Their central theme was the natural aspects of Lake of the Woods, but also they incorporated Mr and Mrs Fox into their stationery, adding something fun and whimsical to their lakeside theme. They opted for terrarium style centerpieces, using burlap and lace accents to soften the look, as well as mason jars filled with succulents. Peonies and pheasant feathers filled mason jars placed on the chairs at the ceremony, and the bouquet and boutonniere also had peonies, feathers, pods, and curly willow.
Mike and Lauren chose not to have a wedding party, but spent the morning getting ready with their families and closest friends. Guests were able to soak in the stunning picturesque views as they were shuttled in on pontoon boats, and were greeted with champagne before taking their spots on the deck to watch the ceremony. The bride and groom were both escorted to the ceremony on separate boats. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Followed by speeches, guests were treated to amazing food stations custom designed by the bride and groom themselves. Charcuterie station, short rib and mashed potato station, pickerel taco station, and pie station, as well as aged white cheddar mac and cheese for the late night snack.
Guests enjoyed cocktails while dancing the night away to the Pink Socks. Mike even got in on the action and joined the band for a song.
Photography: Luckygirl Photography
Wedding Planner: Divine Weddings & Events
Flowers and Décor: Little Flower Shop
Venue: Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club
Band: The Pink Socks
Wedding Dress: BHLDN
Stationery: Karta House
If you don’t know already, I love urban engagements. A big-city girl at heart. So I’m excited to share today’s session captured by Boutique Photography. Jasmine and Jeff wanted an urban theme to match their Toronto lifestyle. So downtown Toronto was the perfect backdrop.
Photography: Boutique Photography
I’m finally back from hiatus and totally smitten with today’s feature. Mango Studios shares with us a beautiful styled shoot that is just full of light.
Says Mango Studios: Living and shooting in Toronto, we’ve been craving the warm summer weather that is taking longer than expected to arrive. So we decided to bring that warm summer feeling indoors with this creative photo shoot.
Photography: Mango Studios
Floral Designer: Blush And Bloom Flower Studio
Hair Stylist: Bridal Beauty by Ivy Lam
Reception Venue: Estates of Sunnybrook
Dress Designer: Thien Le
Heirlooms and extras: Vintage China Hire
Model: Camille from Elmer Olsen Models
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