Starting off the week with an elegant, rustic wedding in a palette of lilac, green and cream that’s just too pretty not to share. Captured by Sarah Sharpe Photography and held at the University of Guelph, Nick and Lauren’s rustic, garden wedding was complete with absolutely beautiful florals and coordinating details.
Says Sarah: “Nick + Lauren are both local to Guelph Ontario, so what better way to celebrate your special day than on the iconic + historically gorgeous grounds, at The University of Guelph! Nick + Lauren are the type of people you just want to be around, because they are so generous and kind hearted.”
Venue: The University of Guelph | Photographer: Sarah Sharpe Photography | Wedding Stationary + signage: Wedding Paper Divas | Florist: Blooms + Flora | Hair + Makeup: Fusion Hair Studio | Bridal Tan: Organic Tan Guelph | Bridal Gown: Felichia Bridal | Groom Suit: Moores
Magnolia Studios stops by to share a recently captured styled shoot that is going to inspire brides looking for a rich palette. Held at the beautiful Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ontario and coordinated by The Creative Details, the shoot showcased a luxurious mix of deep teal, mustard and wine reds which is the perfect homage to fall. The tablescape was centered with deep wine toned florals, mustard linens, teal glasses and vintage candleholders. Menus were printed on baguette bags and tea bags were custom printed with the names of each guest on the tag.
Photography: Magnolia Studios | Planning and coordination: The Creative Details | Make-up: Lisa Tori Make Up Artist | Florals: Ashley Elaine Florals | Jewelry: Hattitude Jewels | Hair: Wedding Hair by Savija Ellis | Stationery: Beet + Path Designs | Wedding Dress: Maureen Patricia Toronto | Venue: Langdon Hall | Furniture: Refind Salvage
After meeting at summer camp many years ago, Matt and Tess, both with a love for the outdoors, were inspired by nature when it came to their wedding. Held at the Peryn Park Estate at the Port Hope Golf & Country Club, the couple incorporated planted flowers as centerpieces and used birch logs as the backdrop for the head table. Photography is by Haley Photography.
Says Jo-Anne of Haley Photography: Matt and Tess decided their colour theme to be navy blue, deep purple, green, gold and blush. Their colours are best described by Tess’s mother as “dusk”, when the sky is a dark navy blue but also has tones of purple, blush and golds as the sun is setting.
Says the bride: “It was such a different dress then I imagined I would ever wear being it was blush and a ball gown. But I felt so elegant, beautiful, and like me in it. Finally, looking back at the pictures, it had so much texture and special detail which really was perfect to photograph.”
“Me and My family worked very hard to do décor which would fill the space in the tent but also be personable to Matthew and I. I had spent all summer growing potted flowers which were the centre pieces on the table. We also had a local garden cantre allow us to use birch logs to make planters behind the head table. Finally, I loved how the tent looked with the strings of lights hanging and giving it a warm atmosphere.”
Photographer: Haley Photography | Venue: Port Hope Golf & Country Club | Flowers: Bloomin’ Crazy | Dress Designer: Allure Bridal | Dress Store: Nicholas and Elizabeth Bridal | Cake: Cupcake Junkie – Whitby | Catering: BE Catering | DJ: Interactive Entertainment | Ceremony: Harmony Road Baptist Church | Stationery: Minted
I know you’re just going to love today’s featured wedding captured by Janice Yi Photography. The couple, Jin and Frank, absolutely outdid themselves, creating one-of-a-kind pieces for their downtown Toronto wedding. After months of searching for the perfect venue, Jin and Frank found Loftraum, a venue in the basement of the hermitage building built in 1870 in the heart of downtown. The brick walls served as a warm canvas for their rustic and vintage inspired wedding, complete with DIY rectangular wooden frame chandeliers strung with mason jars and lit candles. Bookmark this one!
There were so many big and special moments of the day that it’s hard to choose. But I think my favorite moment was when Francois and I went down by the waterfront to take some of our last wedding shots together. With the whirlwind of the ceremony and the whole afternoon taking pictures with the bridal party and the family, it was just really nice to have that quiet alone time together and take all of it in. The sun began to peak out between the clouds, which made the scenery of the Toronto city landscape behind us even more gorgeous. While we were walking down towards the waters an ice cream truck stopped us to give us a free vanilla ice cream cones in celebration for our big day! This was really what they would say as ‘the cherry on top’!
After months of researching we had found a hidden gem in the center of downtown Toronto called Loftraum. Our venue, which was in the underground basement of heritage building built in 1870, had classic brick and stone architecture. We really wanted to accentuate these rustic details while creating a warm and intimate atmosphere for our guests. That is where our biggest DIY project came into plan as we constructed rectangular wooden frame chandeliers and strung hundreds of mix and matched mason jars with tea candles inside them. The overall effect in the room was just incredible, as it gave a soft romantic glow. The brick walls offered a perfect blank canvas so we also hung our engagement photos in vintage, mismatched frames as an extra touch of decoration.
My husband and I tried our best to include things in the wedding that we personally love. It is in once in a lifetime that you get to plan a party like this so why not go all out? I’Find your Love Notes. Find your seats’ – For my birthday I had received a special package from my cousin, which include a notebook of all these vintage styled graphic love notes with heart warming messages. I turned it into another DIY project by turning them into place seating cards! My husband and I handpicked out the love notes for each guest and wrote their names and seating arrangements on the back of the card. The love notes were placed in alphabetical order in a wooden box at the welcome table, where the guests were able to search for their notes. I guess it was just a sweet way to welcome the guests and our way of kind of saying , ‘Hey we’re so happy to see you. Let’s party and make it a good night!” For the cocktail hour, we made sure we had our favourite local jazz band group, the Milestones Trio, playing and whilst have the bar pour out our signature cocktails. We are also both big coffee drinkers so our favors were none other than freshly roasted Columbian beans from our favourite coffee shop in town-the Fahrenheit. We hand stamped the burlap coffee bags with our initials and hand tied written name tags on them and used it as the guest’s place cards. I think our family and friends really appreciated these little personal details.
Photography: Janice Yi Photography | Wedding gown: Lisa’s Bridal | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids’ dresses: Donna Morgan | Groom’s suit: bespoke from Surmesur (Frank is the cofounder of Surmesur) | Caterer: Treeline Catering | Bride’s getting location: Ivy at Verity | Ceremony location: St Paul’s Basilica | Reception location: Loftraum | Florist: Ladybug florist | Hair stylist: Gianpaolo Colombo | Makeup artist: Alexandra Polsinelli | DJ: DJ Marco