From Milton Photography…There were four days of events for Syma & Stefan’s wedding celebration.
Day 1 was the Nikah ceremony, celebrated at the Coast Plaza in Calgary with all their friends & family for a lunch celebration. Syma wore a gorgeous teal & pink outfit, while Stefan was in cream & gold with a red head dress.
Day 2 was the Mehndi Pary held at Syma’s parents house. Syma was in a yellow outfit, while Stefan was in grey. This was the day that Syma had her henna done.
Day 3 was the cocktail reception, this was a dinner & dance held at the Coast Plaza for all of their friends and family! Syma wore a stunning gold, and green outfit, while Stefan was in a black suit.
Day 4 was the full wedding day, held at Silvertip Resort, they started out with the traditional outfits in red and gold for the Hindu ceremony, then changed into a white wedding dress & suit for the reception!
If a table for two sounds fab, just picture said scene placed on the shores with sand beneath your feet (which is exactly what this darling duo did). It’s the e-sesh to top all e-sessions because Rhythm Photography has captured a box full of butterflies that’ll make your heart flutter. Complete with fresh floral garland and a watercolor table canvas, this collection of pretty is one you can see in THE VAULT!
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From Phoebe Lo Events…Lisa and Kelvin celebrated their engagement at the scenic Scarborough Bluffs beach in Toronto. A surprise sunset affair presented by the groom-to-be infused a gorgeous display of contemporary and bohemian design elements and made use of a lush color palette full of lavender, lilac, ivory and gold.
A table for two on the beach was created with a reclaimed wooden table embellished with a fresh floral garland composed by BLUUM BLVD. This delightful ensemble of roses, peonies and blooms graced the watercolor table canvas tailored by Painterly Posies. A collection of fresh terrariums garnered with succulents and crystals were curated by Atlas Trove and further engaged in the Bohemian style of the celebration. Accompanying this little oasis would be the natural mala bead necklace by Cat Janiga that made way as a sweet little keepsake for the bride. Jacq Baked Good’s macaron desserts presented atop a couple heirloom plates were a sweet treat for the couple.
Hints of aroma were detected by the lavender bundles harvested by the local growers, Christel Lake Lavender. Accompanying were artisan candles infused with lavender essential oil and gold leaf handmade by Live and Lather.
A little surprise awaited Lisa upon her arrival to the site. A fluttering couple of butterflies greeted the bride-to-be with a colorful welcome. The butterflies – reared by Butterflies and Roses – represent a special artistry in our city that helps cultivate the endangered monarch butterflies and are offered to special events. The beautiful occasion made its mark with an elegant proposal exhibited by a handwritten card. Designed and produced by Ava Designs, the gold lettering piece stayed true to the couple’s love for handwritten notes.
Lisa was also presented with a token of Kelvin’s love. A gift of the Calista Halo from The Loved One was surely one of the gems of the day. The golden head piece embellished with golden leaves and crystals charmed with utter elegance and luxury. The beautiful Gaia Charm Necklace from Cat Janiga completed the look with all its handmade beauty.
The beautiful evening marked a new celebration ahead with the release of the butterflies. An ode to the couple who are now en route to embark on a great journey together.
From Distinct Occasions… Vanessa and Pete love to host parties and play games. Their favourite day of the year tho, is Summer Solstice. Together, on the longest day of the year, they always celebrate and spend it outdoors, with friends, playing games, sharing food and making the most of Mother Nature.
For their wedding they were inspired by Summer Solstice. They wanted an outdoor wedding with a tent, lots of games, lots of fun and nothing formal or old-fashioned. Speeches were to be kept minimal, food plentiful and glasses always ready for a toast. We loved it!
With help from their Wedding Planner of Once-in-a-Lifetime Awesomeness, Crystal Adair-Benning of Distinct Occasions, the Summer Solstice Wedding was brought to life in the gardens of Toronto’s only castle, Casa Loma, featuring a colour palette of mango, lemon and watermelon! The coral peonies bloomed bigger than we’ve ever seen them to make this day truly amazing!
I may be a little bit biased since I too met my husband online, but these screen time sweeties are stealing the show. Especially considering that their Big Day included loads of pink, gold, and elegance deets that are to die for. It’s SMP with a soft twist of pastels, and thanks to Nicole Amanda Photography we’ve got it all sitting in THE VAULT!
From Nicole Amanda Photography… The wedding on this gorgeous couple’s day was absolute perfection. They each started getting ready at opposite ends of the city, before seeing each other for the first time in the arboretum of the Central Experimental Farm. Both their ceremony and reception was at the Canadian Museum of Nature, in my opinion, the best indoor venue in the city as you can see from all it’s amazing natural light. Pink & gold bliss.
From the Bride… After a 6.5 hour first date at a quaint restaurant in a trendy area of Ottawa known as Westboro, we knew we were meant for one another! Whether it was teasing each other about showing up to the date and not being who they claimed to be (we met online), laughing endlessly the entire night about anything and everything, or sharing dorky details about ourselves to get to know one another, we knew it was the beginning of something amazing. This first date set the tone for our entire relationship – a couple of geeks bonded by mutual weirdness and an innate love for making each other laugh and smile. In March 2014, we jetted off to hot and sunny Las Vegas, Nevada for a vacation from our jobs and the bitter, cold weather of Ottawa.
While in Vegas, Brennan knew how excited I was to visit the Titanic Exhibit at the Luxor so that I could gawk over artifacts and pretend for one second that I was a passenger on the Titanic. Little did I know that Brennan was going to pop the question here with a ring that he had hidden in his camera bag the entire time through U.S. Customs and travelling. While we walked through the exhibit, Brennan always stayed 10 feet ahead of me to scope out where he would pop the question, and alas, he finally found it. I walked out onto a beautiful replica of a deck complete with the sounds of waves, a starry sky, and some sort of cooling system to make it feel chilly exactly like it would have been during an evening on the Titanic. I gasped and ran in awe to the edge of the deck and looked out over the rails smiling. Seconds later I heard Brennan say my name, and I turned around to see him down on one knee as he asked the infamous question. I was quick to excitedly say “yes!”, and here we are today!
If you were to paint a picture of this party, it would end up archived in a museum as the ultimate masterpiece. Because when you’ve got a gallery this good acting as your starting point, you’re sure to leave inspired. From the Bride’s elegant Maggie Sottero gown to the sunset portraits, no detail was left uncaptured by Joel Bedford. See even more in THE VAULT!
From Joel Bedford…Christine is an incredible bride with an incredible vision. She designed her wedding along with stunning florals from Full Bloom – keeping most of the decor items in her living room for the year leading up to the big day. Not an ounce of elegance was spared – from the stunning variety of centerpieces, to the personal touches throughout the venue. Even though it was cloudy and overcast for most of the day, we were graced with an incredible sunset that made for the most glorious photos of Jonathan and Christine.