Today's lineup has seen its share of sparkle, short little numbers and a floral dress or two but now we are going to head down the vintage route and spend a little time with a bride and groom that are the poster children for Classic Gorgeous. Enjoy this dreamy Toronto number photographed by White Photographie and meet us in the gallery for a whole lot more. See you back here tomorrow!
From the Bride and Groom... We are a fun-loving couple and we wanted our wedding to be a celebration and be one that is uniquely ours. We paid special attention to all the details to make sure that the day reflected us as a couple and as individuals.
Since we were going to have all our friends and family there and we'd be kicking off the sunny Spring weather, we decided to have old-fashioned bottles of pop and Rock-Candy as wedding favours. We got grape soda bottles (since our main colour was purple) and made custom labels. We held the reception at The Old Mill, a 95-year-old heritage building that the groom's parents were married at 40 years ago. We both love the rich history of England and hope to visit there someday, so this was the closest we could get while still having all of the people we love in attendance.
Some family traditions were honoured with Laurens wearing of her grandmother's jewellery and using the cake-topper that is a family heirloom. It has been used in over 50 family weddings since the 1920's. The cake itself was delicious red-velvet and vanilla with a ribbon of purple and our initials on it. The groomsmen wore glen-check grey suits and the bridesmaids wore eggplant-coloured dresses that mimicked the Brides'.
Our decor was a mix of the two of us. Simple and elegant with flowing white drapery for the bride, colourful and playful retro designs for the groom. Since the groom is a graphic artist, the invitations, pop labels and menus were all done "in house." The flowers were beautifully arranged by a florist who is a good friend of ours and were compromised of peonies, carnations and lilies.
The day went absolutely perfectly with the help of many friends and family. We wanted it to be a celebration of our love for each other and that's exactly what it turned out to be. It was a day filled with so many smiles, laughs and crying of the happy kind. We're so blessed to have each other and to have had shared the day with the ones we love!
Wedding Photography: White Photographie / Floral Design: Nicole Millest of Select Floral / Wedding Ceremony Location: Kingsway Baptist Church / Wedding Reception Location: The Old Mill Inn & Spa / Wedding Invitations & Paper Goods: Ben Reynolds + Joel Reynolds / Bride's Shoes: Nine West / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Banana Republic / Wedding Dress: Mori Lee via The Dressroom / Bridesmaid Dresses: Mori Lee via The Dressroom / Hair: Melanie Mabounsou / Makeup: Catherine Economou / Wedding Cake: Yummy Stuff / Pop Bottles: The Pop Shoppe