I am absolutely in love with this engagement shoot captured by Michael Beaulieu. And I’m pretty sure you would agree.
Photography: Michael Beaulieu
Lynzie, co-founder of The Vow Project wanted to share a recent event with us that’s just filled with bridal shower/wedding inspiration. The Vow Project is a community of collaborative, creative, wedding and event vendors located in Toronto, Ontario Canada who are working to change the landscape of traditional wedding/event vendor marketing by putting on real events that truly celebrate the relationships that fuel weddings and events.
Says Lynzie: This was our first official event and it went off without a hitch. We set out to redefine what it means to be a Bridesmaid by putting together the #BaeBrunch. Our lucky winner, Jill Farber was treated to a day of pampering for herself, her mom and her 7 bridesmaids. The entire day was an absolutely colourful and exciting celebration of friendship and a tribute to the most important women in her life. After surprising her with a blindfolded reveal, we began with a complete hair and makeup styling session at The Store on Queen, followed by a celebrity style photoshoot, and finishing with the most delicious brunch ever at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen packed with sweets, goodies and surprises. In the images, you will see both the winners and the vendors working together to create one hell of a wonderful day, positive vibes for everyone! And so much eye candy!!!
Event Production- The Vow Project | Photography- Artiese Studios | Event Planning and Design- Love by Lynzie Events + Design | Videography- The Love Studio | Ice Cream Sandwiches- Sweet Sammies | Hair and Makeup- Julia and Julia Bridal | Wardrobe Styling- The Store on Queen | Jewelry Styling- Hattitude | Brunch- Mildred’s Temple Kitchen | Linens- Linen Closet | Table Top Rentals- Plate Occasions | Floral Design- Ooh La La Designs | Sparkling Wine- Fresita Canada | Cake and Sweets- The Wedding Cake Shoppe | Menus and Stationery- Beet and Path Designs | Furniture Rentals- Warehouse 84 | Wine- iYellow Wine Club
Jennifer of Tufts & Toile shares a utterly swoon-worthy styled shoot captured by Caitlin Free Photography that is just filled with beautiful details throughout. She teamed up with an absolutely talented group of Ontario wedding vendors to transform the countryside of Southern Ontario into the fields of Normandy. Inspired by the romance of french orchards, she used a mix of rustic and vintage pieces from her rental collection which were paired with loose floral arrangements from Roses & Twine Floral Studio. And to think this was Jennifer’s first styled shoot! Can’t imagine what’s next to come.
Says Jennifer: “My first styled shoot, entitled “French Orchard Romance”, was inspired by a love I’ve always had for all things French and the countryside. I don’t plan to visit the fields of Normandy anytime soon, so I wanted to bring them here, to the beautiful countryside of Southern Ontario. This styled shoot is how I envision a picture perfect wedding within that setting, full of simplistic, rustic elements with a touch of elegance. It brought forth an amazing opportunity for me to feature a lot of unique pieces from my vintage and rustic inspired rental collection. To sum up the shoot…it’s summertime French country inspired beauty in an apple orchard setting, featuring a real couple in love.
Our real models, Paul & Pamela, have been married just shy of 9 months and their newlywed status was evident on set. They had the sweetest, most natural chemistry in front of the lens. Their love for each other was beautiful, and down right adorable to witness. The couple wore their own wedding day attire. Pamela in a beautifully beaded lace gown from the Atelier Provenias collection and Paul’s style was more casual wearing classic black suspenders and a bowtie. Both outfits were accented by floral pieces created by floral designer, Myrica from Roses & Twine Floral Studio.
Myrica’s floral design captured the exact colour and style I had envisioned for the set, using loads of white and soft greens with a subtle accent of blue, shown perfectly through the sea holly thistles. Her arrangements were loose and hand tied, full of flowers inspired by France, including fruit blossoms, peonies, roses and olive branches. The floral accent pieces for Pamela and Paul were French bohemian-inspired with a slightly wild feel. The olive branch was the main foliage accent that’s found throughout the shoot.
The olive branch carried into the stunning calligraphy that was hand drawn by Aileen from Plume Calligraphy. Green watercolour olive branches and gold inked names on leaves as place card holders. Charming beverage station signs and the saying, “Love of my Life” painted onto a vintage oval mirror, both in beautiful French script.
Paje from Honor Beauty created a truly stunning look for Pamela. Her makeup was kept fairly natural, a subtle luminous and glamorous feel with gorgeous smokey eyes and soft lips. Beautiful soft cascading curls in her hair fell to one side to perfectly balance the asymmetrical style of the floral crown. Paul’s look was effortless, with slightly grown in facial hair and just a little product used to control his natural curls. Every product used by Paje is fully vegan-based and cruelty free.
The trio of cakes for the vintage crate dessert station were designed and supplied by Carla, The Cake Baker. Simplistic, yet elegantly designed and adorned with lovely flowers and foliage.
The European inspired cross-back café chairs and lace linens provided by Simply Beautiful Décor were the perfect pieces to complete the look for the main tablescape.
To truly bring my vision together, Caitlin of Caitlin Free Photography executed the look with the use of natural light throughout the shoot. There were cloudy and sun filled moments throughout the afternoon and she balanced the light beautifully. Her technique and use of cool tones, bright and light-filled images complimented the design and feel of this styled shoot perfectly.”
Design, Coordination & Props/Decor: Tufts & Toile | Photography: Caitlin Free Photography | Floral Design: Roses & Twine Floral Studio | Calligraphy: Plume Calligraphy & Design | Linens & Dining Chairs: Simply Beautiful Décor | Cakes: The Cake Baker | Hair & Makeup: Honor Beauty | “Real” Models: Paul & Pamela | Bridal Gown: Atelier Provenias | Location: Bonnieheath Estate Lavender Farm & Winery
Jamie Delaine Photography shares with us a gorgeous mauve and lavender wedding held at the lovely Vancouver Club. The bride & groom met three years ago at a wedding – the bride was the maid of honor at her sister’s wedding, while the groom was the best man of her soon to be brother-in-law. The couple wanted a “vintage-throwback-sophisticated-jazzy affair” and did just that with the mix of silver linens, tall centerpieces filled with lavender roses and touches of sparkle.
Photography: Jamie Delaine Photography | Ceremony Venue: Holy Rosary Cathedral | Reception Venue: The Vancouver Club | Hair Stylist: Katrina Molsen | Makeup Artist: Charrisse Mae Parmar | Cake: Sweet Thea Cakes | Tuxes: The Tux Store | Invitations: Sephita | Chivari Chairs: A-1 Party Rentals | Band: Stolen Moments Jazz | Florist: Garden Party Flowers | Décor: Upright Décor | Transportation: Time Limo | Bride’s Dress: Lazaro, purchased from Pre-Owned Wedding Dresses | Alterations: Clara Couture