Happy Tuesday ladies and gents! It’s time to get back to our real wedding features which I know you all love love love. Today’s wedding shared by Rachel A Clingen is seriously beautiful. When I received the images from Rachel, I knew it was a wedding I would have to share with you. In addition to the sparkle and glam, I love that the couple, Tanya and George, were inspired by the 1920′s which is reflected in the invitations and other stationery designed by Katerina Alexakis. Photography is by Stacey Barry from Azure Blue Photography .

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My inspiration came from the 1920′s and incorporating dark hues of colours with blush pink tones. For my flowers: i didn’t want to have one type of flower or just one colour. In my profession (interior designer), I love to incorporate a lot of different textures and colours. It’s interesting and looks good – if done correctly. It was important that the person i was working with understood colour and the elements. Rachel was the perfect person to work with. My flowers were so unique and beautiful and she accomplished my vision and exceeded my expectations.

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Katerina Alexakis the most talented graphic designer i know, designed our invitations, envelopes, programs, names tags etc. She helped develop my “look”. I told her my vision and colours and she came up with the most spectacular, original invites I’ve seen.

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Favorite Moment:

I loved the song “Your Song” by Elton John and we chose etta James because of the theme for our first song. So George hired an Elton john impersonator to come and perform the song. It was very romantic and a surprise that he had kept from me, which was so special for the evening of. Other memorable moments were walking with my husband, alone, that evening for a few minutes. It was nice to sit back and see our guests having a great time and enjoying what was probably going to be the biggest party we’ve ever thrown in our lives. To be honest, every moment ‘had its moment’. It was special from start to end.

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Advice for other brides-to-be:

1. If the bride loves to dance, get another dress that doesn’t swing on the floor, so she can be free (especially if there is Greek dancing involved)
2. If you have a maid of honour (and thats it), get a day of wedding planner to help coordinate any final details that may have been overlooked (ie where to put the signing book)
3. Invite guests who you truly have a relationship with. Don’t get caught up in politics. We were adamant in fighting this one through. It is tough but at the end of the day- its your day

Decor & Flowers: Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design
Photography: Stacey Barry from Azure Blue Photography
Venue: Palais Royale
Hair: Private World of Mary Tripi
Make up: Giancarlo Intini
Video: Images Weddings – Toronto Office
Stationary: Katerina Alexakis
Jewelry: Tara Fava
Entertainment: Hogtown Swing Performers

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