It was an absolute joy putting together today’s wedding feature captured by the talented Clayton Austin. It probably took me longer than usual because I spent hours going through all the images, trying to choose just the right ones to share with you. Aisa is a web designer and Ted is a photographer, so both had a keen eye for detail when planning this wedding, aiming for a rustic, yet romantic wedding. And succeed they did, as this wedding is just the right mix, including delicate pink blooms and rustic wood details and the unexpected, yet lovely use of succulents throughout.
How did you two meet?
We met in night class at an art school. He asked me if I wanted to go to Banff with him on a mini photo-shoot and that’s how it all started.
What was your favourite wedding moment?
Walking down the aisle and seeing all the smiles on friends and families’ faces.
It’s really interesting to pick out things and put it together hoping that it will all fall into one cohesive look. I had almost 2 years to plan and buy stuff but didn’t really start until 9 months prior because of my procrastinating nature. It took me awhile to collect all the milk glass vase via kijiji and garage sales. I love crafting so I wanted to DIY everything but when time ran out near the end I bought the rest from etsy. Centerpieces: the wood stumps were bought from a previous wedding, painted with chalk paint and then drawn with a chalk pen. The pinecones were collected during a cold day at the park, all similar sizes, cleaned and sprayed but so cute. The table runners were made the day before, ribbons purchased from etsy and linen purchased at an online fabric store. My husband helped me make the table seating chart from an old frame, picture hooks, and some twine. Favors were tins of David’s tea and everybody were able to pick from 5 different flavors. I bought three rolls of craft strings and used it throughout my invitations, decor and bouquet. I had my florist make birch floral cones and a rustic floral arch. It really added to the wedding ceremony and I loved it! In the end, everything turned out so beautiful, beyond words.
Any advice for future brides/grooms-to-be?
Hire a day of wedding planner and take the stress off yourself on the day of the wedding. This is a day that you will want to cherish, not worrying about wedding decor.
Photographer: Clayton Austin
Day of Wedding Coordinator: Enriched Events
Florist: Amborella Floral Studio
Wedding Cake: Cakeworks
Hair piece & Veil: Wish Piece (etsy)
Bridal Gown: Vera Wang White Collection from David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress: Custom made from Etsy
Groomsmen Suits: Lone Studio (korean brand from s. korea)
The holiday season is upon us and Kelly from Ooh La La Designs – Floral & Style Studio paired up with a group of talented Niagara vendors to create some holiday inspiration for those who are planning their winter weddings. Kelly was asked to decorate one of Niagara’s historic Mariner churches as part of a charity home tour and chose a 1920′s inspired concept. Details such as the festive plaid and luscious evergreens are ones to take note, as this photoshoot might just inspire you to decorate your own home during this season. Enjoy!
From Kelly of Ooh La La Designs – Floral & Style Studio:
The styling could have not come together any easier and beautifully encompassed some of the most prominent Vintage Luxe Wedding Trends for 2013/2014. From the muted jade alter cover, mint coloured succulents and French macarons, gorgeous lace detailed couture gowns and headpiece, embellished mason jars, boxed invitation, mounds of snowy white hydrangeas, luxuriously detailed cakes and gold vessels displaying the floral, cupcakes and dainty candies the details absolutely delighted everyone involved as well as over one thousand tour attendees.
Floral, Conception and Creative Direction : Ooh La La Designs – Floral & Style Studio
Photography : SBP Photography
Second Photographer : Sarah Thomas Photography
Bridal Couture: Sarah Houston Couture
Lace Headpiece: Frilly Bits
Candy Tablescape Design: Candy by Katie
Cake Artistry: Sweet Celebrations Wedding Cakes
Invitations & Stationery : Inviting Elegance
Makeup: Ashley Fryer
Cupcakes & Macarons: Designer Delights
Chairs, chaircaps, linens and chargers: Simply Beautiful Décor
China, stemware, small table, flatware and mink stole: Key Event Vintage Rentals
Hair Stylist: KLS Hair
We have an absolutely breathtaking rustic wedding captured by Jennifer van Son Photography to share with you today. Held on the bride’s parents acreage near Cobourg, Ontario, Chanelle and Brandon’s wedding is absolutely swoon-worthy. Even with the rain and wind, everything is picture perfect and no detail was left unplanned by the couple, including custom rustic doors flanking the ceremony and the large wood photo backdrop.
Says Jennifer (photographer): Chantelle & Brandon were married on a blustery day in early September on her parents acreage located near Cobourg, ON. Besides the rain and wind every detail was perfect. The ladies prepped for the day in Chantelle’s mom & dad’s house while the guys got ready at Brandon & Chantelle’s place a few miles away. They tried not to fret about the weather and really just enjoyed their time prepping with friends & family.
The ceremony was held in a beautiful field surrounded by rolling hills, wildflowers, and rambling ivy. Despite the chairs getting wet on more than one occasion they held fast to their plan of an outdoor ceremony. Vintage Grace Event Design worked tirelessly to ensure that the location looked perfect and took care of each detail with great care. The rain began promptly at 3pm as the processional began and continued for the rest of the day – but no matter to this group, they laughed & danced anyway.
After the I DO’s were done I travelled with the bridal party to an abandoned barn nearby for some great group shots. Then the bride & groom took me to some more secret locations along a country road. They were soaked but didn’t care – anything for great photos. With photos taken care of we returned to the residence for yard games, cocktails, and family photos before the reception.
Dinner & dancing were held in a gorgeous tent on the same property. Chantelle & Brandon’s details were exceptional and everything was covered: these included gorgeous buttercream cake, lavender & baby’s breath on the tables, personalized cd’s, a popcorn bar, lemonade stand, and a homemade dancefloor – to name a few. It was a truly beautiful day!
Photographer: Jennifer van Son Photography
Cake : Sweet Passions Bakery & Cafe
Hair: NirVana Hair Salon & Spa
Flowers: Laveanne Lavender Fields
Suits: Ferrari Clothiers Cobourg
Dress: Mikaella Bridal
Catering: Personal Touch Catering
Music/Band: James Cameron Band
Event Coordinator: Vintage Grace Event Design
Pretty in pink, it doesn’t get lovelier than this. A pink umbrella and beautiful bouquet of the same shade, today’s wedding planned by Divine Weddings & Events was definitely not dampened by the rain. Captured by Jeremy Hiebert Photography, Chelsea and Stavros wanted a vintage inspired wedding filled with sweet little DIY details, but keeping with a traditional Greek wedding ceremony. Enjoy!
Says Tammy of Divine Weddings & Events: Stavros is the owner of Santa Lucia Pizza, and that is where they met. Chelsea and Stavros got married on a spring day – a touch a rain didn’t hamper any spirits. Out came the pink umbrella! Stavros is Greek, so they decided to have a traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony. The reception was held at Bergmann’s on Lombard. Colour palette was soft pinks and creams. Chelsea wanted a romantic vintage feel to their wedding. There were a few DIY touches – Chelsea designed a photo seating chart where guests found their photo and their table number was written on the back of the photo. For the guest book, guests wrote their names on little hearts and dropped them in the top of a double pained frame which displayed all the hearts. In true Greek style, guests spent the night dancing to Greek music, and breaking plates on the dance floor.
Wedding Coordinator: Divine Weddings & Events
Photographer: Jeremy Hiebert Photography
Ceremony: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
Reception: Bergmann’s on Lombard
Videography: McNeill Media Creations
Flowers and Centerpieces: Academy Florist
Linens and Décor: Dream Day Decorators
Wedding Cake: Jenna Rae Cakes
DJ: Platinum Productions
Photo Location: Red River College
Limousine: Five Star Limousine