The ocean and beachside is one of Amanda of Amanda Douglas Events‘ favourite places to go so she decided to put together an ocean inspired wedding shoot, collaborating with some very talented Winnipeg vendors. The colour palette of muted driftwood, blue linens, white flowers and greenery is so unbelievably calming. Photos are by Pearl Angelini Photography.
Says Amanda: I took my favorite elements of the sea, drift wood and sea shells, and brought them together to create a table scape right out of the seas it’s self. I wanted to make sure that it was translatable to a wedding or chic event so I made sure to include plenty of flowers, greenery, and of course cakes and tasty treats. I couldn’t have done this without the amazing vendors that brought together this shoot with me!
Design, Styling & Coordination: Amanda Douglas Events
Florals: Oak & Lily
Desserts: Laugh Love Cakes
Dress: 7th Ave Fashions
Hair & Makeup: SJ’s Little Dragonfly Make-up Artistry
Photography: Pearl Angelini Photography
Location: Aspire Studios
Need something to brighten your day with all this sad, cold weather that we’ve all been experiencing recently? Today I’m sharing a fresh and vibrant wedding captured by Rhythm Photography that was a combination of the bride and groom’s favourite colours: lime and teal. Angie and Evan’s wedding was held at the beautiful Toronto Botanical Gardens, complete with DIY terrariums as centerpieces and beautiful succulents in the bouquet and boutonniere. Love!
Aspects that make this wedding unique: The wedding was brightly themed around the couple’s fun-loving and bright personalities which are illustrated through the colour combination chosen: his favourite colour is lime green and hers is turquoise. Most of the wedding was DIY and entirely planned and curated by the bride, who is an avid gardener. The garden theme can be seen in everything from the hand engraving of vines on the bride’s engagement ring, to the terrarium centrepieces, the succulents in the bouquet, the flowers hand sewn into the hem of the bride’s dress, the floral designed cupcakes to the venue itself in the Toronto Botanical Garden.
Favourite wedding detail (favours, cake, food, band, etc.): The centrepieces! They were terrariums of varying shapes and sizes. The plants were grown by the bride and her friends, the glass containers sourced by the bride and her mother at second hand stores, the curly willow sticks were sourced from the bride’s mothers garden, and the whole lot assembled at the bride’s birthday party with her wonderful friends.
Other details of the wedding that is very special and unique to you two:
Friends and family of the bride and groom came together in a big way to make the day unique and full of really personal touches. Our friends hand illustrated the chalkboards, made the arbor, baked desserts, helped to put together the centrepieces, put together invitations, and decorated the venue with us. One of the bride’s Maid of Honour even made her veil and hand beaded it. As a result, the day was genuinely intimate and full of love.
Ceremony & Reception location: Toronto Botanical Garden
Photography: Anita & Pat from Rhythm Photography
Bridal gown: Private Wedding Collection, Ballett’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s dresses: David’s Bridal
Cake: Cupcakes, (made to replicate the bride’s bouquet) made by Amber Holliday
Caterer: Encore Food with Excellence
Favors: Wine Kitz, Kitchener
Hair: Sarah Nelson
Makeup: Krystal Victoria
Flowers Fran Sackler Floral Design
Officiant: Marc Gabel from All Seasons Weddings
Centerpieces made by the Bride
Jeweller: Studio 1098
Today’s wedding captured by Qiu Photography is all about the shine, filled with hanging crystal details throughout. Wei and Thao married at the lovely Elm Hurst Inn in Ingersoll, Ontario.
Venue: Elmhurst Inn
Wedding Coordinator: Erin Lister at Elmhurst Inn and Spa
Makeup Artist: Vy Tran
Photographer: Qiu Photography
Decorator: Elmhurst Inn and Spa
Florist: Lee Ann Parker
DJ: Adam Melrose of Melrose Music
I’m capping off the week with yet another beautiful wedding. Everyone knows someone who is looks effortlessly styled. They roll out of bed and they look awesome. Today’s wedding would be a version of that. Inspired by their venue, Melissa & Egan’s wedding is simple, yet elegant in a carefree, naturalistic way. What they achieved was a rustic inspired wedding that is just utterly pretty. Photography is by Celine Kim Photography.
Says the bride: The wedding theme and colour palette were inspired by the venue. As soon as we saw the Pavilion at Black Creek Pioneer Village, we knew it was the perfect place for our wedding. The place reminded us of something from an old county fair, so a rustic, relaxed theme arose out of that. Adding any more colour than a hint of pale pink would have overwhelmed the natural beauty of the location.
Says the bride: The day couldn’t have been more perfect. The forecast was calling for rain, but in the end we only got a bit of a drizzle during the reception (when everyone was safe and dry under the Pavilion). It was a beautiful late summer day, nice and warm, and the venue was just far enough out of the downtown core to be peaceful and quiet, with trees everywhere (which were just starting to change colour).
We arrived on site in the afternoon, before the reception, for wedding party photos. Our photographer Celine and her assistant were both amazing, making us feel super relaxed. Later we exchanged vows in a small stone church, in front of our family and friends, then proceeded to the Pavilion for our reception. After months and months of planning every last detail, it was so satisfying to see it all come together, and to see our guests relaxing, having fun and enjoying themselves, the food, the music, etc. Not that it all came off without a hitch — mid-way through the night the fire alarm went off in the Pavilion and there was a bit of scrambling as the venue staff and caterers tried to make it stop — but as the sun went down and the strings of lights came on, and we could see the stars in the summer sky, we knew it was worth all the hard work we put in over the past year to make this one day single so special.
Photographer: Celine Kim Photography
Florist: Coriander Girl
Caterer: The Food Dudes
Melissa’s Dress: J.Crew
Hair & Makeup: Civello
Melissa’s shoes: Michael Kors
Egan’s suit: Hilton from Gotstyle
Rings: Cynthia Findlay Antiques & Made You Look
Stationery: the bride
Band: John Wayne Swingtet
Favors: Summber Blossom Honey from Clovermead