This next wedding is a total DIY wedding…a definite labour of love full of amazing details. Captured by the lovely Splash Photography, Ange and Chris is best described as modern chic with a strong colour palette of black, white and red (love!). Ange is actually a freelance artist (see her portfolio here), so every element of the decor was custom to the theme. The end product was an entirely personalized wedding…and can you believe that the flowers in the centerpieces were paper? A big thank you to Andrea (of Splash Photography) for sharing details on the wedding which you’ll read just after the photos. Enjoy!

Ange, being a Textile Designer, has fallen in love with graphic patterns and incorporated this into the decor and design ideas for her wedding. Ange designed all of the decor, but not the patterns. She fell in love with the Waverly Onyx black damask pattern and the stripe pattern was inspired by a wallpaper she had come across. Each and every piece of the ceremony and reception decor was designed by Ange. To execute her vision of old Hollywood glam, she handmade hundreds of paper flowers to compliment the colour scheme while simultaneously providing a custom hand-made, yet professional appearance. The finished look, right down to the release of monarch butterflies at the conclusion of their ceremony, was brilliant.

Ange’s level of organization was apparent from the moment we entered the hotel room… the hand-made paper bouquets were placed perfectly in vases on a table, her shoes sat on the edge of the perfectly made bed. The wedding gown hung gently from a wooden armoire. Custom made invites lay beside the bouquets with the wedding rings. Only moments later Ange and the girls arrived ‘ahead of schedule’… a term I am not so familiar with in such circumstances, but it set a superb tone for the day.

Ange & Chris chose to have their photographs taken prior to the ceremony providing their first visions of each other be in an intimate and private setting without 100 or more people surrounding. They met at Puddicombe Farms & Estate Winery in Winona, Ontario. The location just fit Chris & Ange’s vision and the old vintage style train cars complimented the old Hollywood Glam feeling of Ange’s dress. The ceremony and reception were held at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton and every detail was arranged and handmade by Ange & her lovely team of wedding support.

Photography: Splash Photography
Wedding Rings: Studio 1098 & Engage Diamonds (both Toronto)
Reception Venue & Catering: Carmen’s Banquet Centre (Hamilton)
Custom Decor (bouquets, invitations, centerpieces, guest book, card holder, seating chart & tags..etc.): Ange Yake (Toronto)
Hair: Pure NV Salon & Spa (Hamilton)
Wedding Dress: Venus Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dresses:
Cleo’s & Ricki’s & Melanie Lyne
Photo Location: Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery

Categories: Real Weddings4 Comments


How great is that last shot of them dancing?! Love the bride’s headpiece!!

Jenn Stark on May 04, 2011

Love the bride’s headpiece!!

pandora sale on May 05, 2011

So excited to see this wedding posted :) Love it!

Andrea Husted on May 05, 2011

[...] image from this past Wednesday’s real wedding - photo: Splash [...]

Wedding Obsession » Let’s Wrap This Up! on May 06, 2011

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