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Today I’m sharing a beautiful wedding held at Stonefields Heritage Farm, located near Ottawa. Captured by Joel Bedford Photography, it’s filled with all things pretty: hints of lavender, brass and loads of beautiful lace. Enjoy!

Says the bride: “Overall, I think our “inspiration” was what we hoped our friends and family would enjoy the most – everything that we did we kept our guests in mind. When we first started our planning, we didn’t really want to have a specific theme or colours despite all of the advice to the contrary – we wanted to incorporate what we thought our guests would enjoy and what we liked and mold elements of ourselves throughout everything we did rather than picking one thing and sticking to it even if it might not ‘fit’. Pablo and I both love good food, good wine, and good music so we knew that whatever our day was going to look like, those were going to be the main pillars.”

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Photography : Joel Bedford Photography / Venue: Stonefields Heritage Farm / Officiant: Exceptional Ceremonies (Vito Michienzi) / Caterer : Thyme and Again / Wedding Pies: Pies by Joan (Facilitated by Foodsmiths, Perth, Ontario) and Life of Pie (Cutting pie) / Wedding Dress: McCaffrey Haute Couture / Men’s Attire: Giroux Men’s Wear / Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan from With Love Bridal in Stittsville / Bridesman Suit: Custom-made suit by Harry Rosen / Makeup: Noah Venkatarangam / Hair: Fernando Cellini / Rebecca’s Wedding Band: Heart Deco Vintage (purchased through Victoire, Wellington St, Ottawa) / Pablo’s Wedding Band: Costco / Musicians: Elise Letourneau and Tim Bedner / First Dance Song: “Dragonflies” by George Danes (Bride’s stepfather) / Floral Design: Petals and Paint / Birch Archway: Chris Lyon (Bride’s brother-in-law) and Dave Lyon (Chris’s father) / DJ: Quality Entertainment / Slo Mo Video Booth and Photo Booth: Two Rings Video / Menus and Table Numbers: AdrienneElise / Invitations: Sandra Benoit (friend of the bride) / Favours: Rochef Chocolates / Linens: Mastermind Events / Shuttle: Healey Transporation

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Inspired by My Fair Lady,  Karla Rosalin Photography along with a group of Vancouver/Kelowna vendors created a chic and modern photoshoot that you’ll want to bookmark for later. The contemporary use of a black and white striped pattern paired with gold accents and bright florals is utterly one of my favourites, not to mention the beautiful horse that’s just so derby-esque. Enjoy!

Says Karla: This shoot was inspired by My Fair Lady. The black and white stripe details that were inspired of Audrey Hepburn’s dress were pulled into table setting and stationary and we even added a few details to the gown. The florals were kept vibrant and bright to off set the black and white theme. This was a certainly a collaborative effort among all the wedding vendors coming together with a common vision to create this My Fair Lady inspired wedding shoot with derby flare.

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Photographer:  Karla Rosalin Photography
Event Venue:Ancient Hill Winery
Dress Store: Bliss Bridal Kelowna
Floral Designer: Classic Creations Floral Design
Invitation Designer: Dandelion Willows Invitations + Stationery
Design and Decor: Defining Decor
Hair Stylist: Inspirado Designs
Makeup Artist: Shimmer and Gloss
Model:Shine Models
Cake Designer: Sweet On You

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Having just visited San Francisco last year, I can’t help but love today’s featured photoshoot which was inspired by the charming and beautiful neighbourhood of Nob Hill. Kate MacKenzie Weddings along with a dream team of Toronto vendors created an elegant tablescape in soft teal and burnt orange, an unexpected yet beautiful fall palette. There are many details throughout that are specific to San Francisco and the bride was outfitted in a gorgeous dress and carried a vibrant bouquet that is just utterly chic. Photography is by The Love Studio.

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Says Kate: “Inspired by the charm of San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighbourhood, we chose to build the concept (style, colours, details) as a real bride of today’s era would – with reverence to her roots and her family’s decades-old influence. The Nob Hill community at the turn of the century was home to the city’s (and the country’s) wealthiest, most influential members of society: the mere altitude of the neighbourhood made it highly desirable and hardly affordable – the streets and homes were protected from flooding and storm surges.

The venue and the bride’s elegant poise, gown, and accessories pay homage to her family’s influence, but we incorporated an edgy autumn colour combination and interesting, out-of-the-box details. The style and details were influenced by the characters we sought to represent – the real people who are today’s real brides and grooms : who come from mixed backgrounds and cultures with unique tastes and quirks. We also painted the scene with decidedly “San Franciscan” details: pink popcorn, fortune cookies (cleverly crafted of fondant – Wedding Cake Shoppe), cake ball “pearls” resting in the oyster shells in the tin tub, as well as Milanese bitter Fernet Branca – 70% of all the stateside fernet is consumed in SF.

The backstory is important context to the shoot, but we hope that when brides to be see this spread they are inspired to dream up a day that wholly represents who they are (individually and as a couple), where they’re from, and what they love – with all expectations of what’s been done before, cast aside.

A note about the favours: I supplied The Spice Trader the ‘names’ and cultural background of the bride and groom – and the favour is a special ‘spice mix’ of the 2 cultures – with a tested and approved recipe inserted for guests to take home and try out on their own. Each favour would retail for $5CAD. This is currently a service they are hoping to offer for their 2015 brides.

Creative Director/ Event Stylist/ Wedding Planner : Kate MacKenzie Weddings
Photo | Video : The Love Studio
Floral Design : DeLight Floral Design
Cake, Edibles : The Wedding Cake Shoppe
Location : Graydon Hall Manor
Gown : Paraezo Couture
Jewellery & Accessories : Shop for Jayu
Hair & Makeup : Voulez Beauty Boutique
Guest Favours : The Spice Trader
Chargers, gold flatware : Chairman Mills
Linens : The Linen Closet Inc.
Event Rentals : Hawk Eyes

Categories: Ontario, Photoshoot0 Comments


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Binbrook Fishing Engagement

By Melissa

In true Canadian form, today’s couple Christine and Eric opted for some fishing and canoeing for their engagement session with Alexandra Photography. It’s so absolutely charming and adorable.

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Photography: Alexandra Photography

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