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Colorful Ontario Winter Bridal Luncheon

An ambiance of femininity, this richly hued Bridal shower is cause for celebration. An intimate gathering in a local brewery loft proves to be utterly elegant through whimsical florals, tulle skirts, rich copper accents, and one deliciously chic cake. Every detail Stacey Kinkaid Photography snapped is waiting here!

From the beautiful Bride-to-be… Niagara-on-the-Lake is a beautiful area in Ontario, which is much like any other wine country in the world; a place that is so close to the city yet undiscovered. It was a wonderful place to showcase vendors of the area in a way that hadn’t necessarily been done before. Just an hour away from the hustle and bustle of Toronto, it is a gem of a town with tons of local talent!

The concept was a bridal luncheon, meant to create an ambiance of femininity using the Pantone Colour of the year: Marsala. The richness, the depth and the wintery feeling was all pulled together for a small party of 8 in a local brewery “loft”.

Structured with whimsical florals, tulle skirts, rich copper colours, semi-naked cake and sugared fruits all added to this winter affair. The uniqueness of a “Shandy Bar” was also added to feature the local brew.

Photography: Stacey Kinkaid Photography | Event Design: Toast Event Design | Cake: Sweet Celebrations | Hair & Makeup: Honor Beauty | Calligraphy: Post Calligraphy | Brewery: Oast House Brewers | Copper candle sticks: Home Depot | Costume Jewellery: Stella & Dot | Crystal Candle Holders/Cake lifter/ Crystal Stemware: Vintage | Custom Engagement Ring: Kai Jewellery | Dishes/Glassware/Chargers: West Elm Toronto | Drinking Jugs/Chalkboard: Homesense | Fabric/Sheepskins: IKEA | Florals: Bloom & Company | Grey Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | L-O-V-E Marquee: Target | Tulle Skirts: Space 46 Boutique

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Romantic Blush + Lace Wedding Inspiration

Every single one of the individual elements of this shoot are gorgeous on their own – the tiered cake, the watercolor stationery, the jeweled gown – but put it all together and we have something too stunning for words. Haley Photography not only coordinated this shoot but also captured all the stylish and sweet beauty for us to enjoy, gathered up right here!


From Haley Photography… For this inspirational shoot we wanted you to feel a sense of modern romance and elegance. The photo-shoot took place at a local reclaimed furniture store called Mango Reclaimed. Each of the vendors brought together the soft colours beautifully from the extravagant bouquet by Bloomin’ Crazy and swoon-worthy desserts by Cocoa Lane Sweeterie. We adore the hand written name on macarons. The couture 2015 bridal gown from designer Sarah Houston was captivating and we could not stop taking our eyes off the fine jeweled details and unique lace. The invitations By Invitation Only Design paired perfectly with the table settings colours of soft pink blushes, ivories and grays.

Photography: Haley Photography | Florist: Bloomin Crazy | Stationery: By Invitation Only Designs | Men's Attire: Moores | Venue: Mango Reclaimed | Bridal Gown: Sarah Houston Couture | Desserts: Cocoa Lane Sweeterie | Shoot Coordinator: Haley Photography | Stylist: Styling By Victoria Mena

Antique Summer Garden Wedding

Charming doesn’t even begin to describe this darling DIY wedding captured by Tied Photo & Film. The amount of thought behind each and every detail makes my heart feel full, and I am sure every guest at this wedding felt the same way. This gallery will warm up every little bit of your soul, and you can see it all here. 

From the bride.. We met in 1987— the year I was born. As babies, we played together. Growing up, I always thought Bryan was dreamy (after all he looked like Cory Matthews from the TGIF hit “Boy Meets World”). But Bryan was far more interested in hockey than he was me.

In January 2012 I was on Facebook “creeping” some people from Toronto that I had met traveling in Dublin, Ireland the previous summer. And just who were these fellow Facebookers friends with? Bryan. It’s such a small world. I “crept” Bryan and then told my mom that Bryan was still DREAMY! My mom vowed to never tell her friend (Bryan’s mom) what I had said. For those of you who know my mother, you know that keeping things quiet is not her strong suit. To her credit… we probably wouldn’t be here today if she hadn’t let that secret slip (…so thanks, Mom)! Bryan and I reconnected and in February we set a date to meet up! We agreed to meet at King subway station, to go for sushi in downtown Toronto. During dinner I texted my sister, saying: “I am going to marry Bryan Heartthrob.”

Fast forward to July 2013 when we planned a vacation to New York City. On July 30th our vacation to the big apple came to an end. We started our day at Port Authority where I spilled hot coffee all over myself and spent the next 9 hours in a cramped, hot car driving home to Toronto from New York. I had no idea what was in store for me…

When we FINALLY arrived home, I unlocked the front door and Bryan immediately covered my eyes! His hands were shaking and his palms were really sweaty! When I opened my eyes, Bryan dropped down on one knee and proposed to me in the living room of our very first home together (a special spot to propose). The house had been transformed — there was an elaborate dinner and a decadent dessert waiting for us (homemade by Bryan’s Mom and sister). There were candles, fresh flowers and a bottle of champagne. There was a Scrabble board that read “Claire Violet Will You Marry Me?” It was perfect. Absolutely perfect. I cried… and cried… and cried… but I said YES!

The Big Day… On August 3rd, 2014 we wrote and exchanged their own vows at the elegant Toronto Hunt Club in Toronto, Ontario. The ceremony was outdoors, right by the water, just as I had ALWAYS imagined! My best friend, Chance, played the violin. Chance played an original song written by my late father, Mark Brown, as I walked down the aisle –accompanied by my 90 year old grandfather. He wore a bow tie, and looked SO handsome! After the ceremony, a sommelier sabered a bottle of champagne — a huge hit!

My dress (Barbra Allin from Becker’s Bridal) had POLKA dots (dotted lace). Anyone who knows me well, knows I have always loved polka dots. The fabric of the dress was unique and special and everyone said it was SO ME. On my mother’s wedding to my father she ALSO wore a dotted lace dress! Like mother—like daughter!

We danced to “One Fine Day” by the Chiffons… It was a perfect day!

DIY & Details… 
-We wrote our own ceremony, which was performed by our family’s minister.
-We wrote our own vows (in blush and grey HIS & HER vow books, which we purchased from BHLN.
-I wore my mother-in-law’s bracelet.
-My aunt handmade all of the chalkboard signs.
-My sister (a floral designer) designed all of our bouquets and floral centre pieces (Sweetpeas made them).
-My grandfather made the frame for the Seating Chart (Please find the key to your seat).
-We spent the year collecting antique skeleton keys for the “Key to your Seat” seating chart.
-We cut out hearts from old Shakespearean plays and sheet music (to scatter like petals across lace table cloths).
-We collected black and white wedding photos of our loved ones, and put them in old frames and an old farm window (which we found at an antique market).
-We displayed the Grade 7 school photo with my Mom and Dad, and Bryan’s Mom and her twin sister.
-We borrowed our mother and grandmother’s lace table cloths and tea cups and saucers for the cruiser tables.
-We borrowed an old teapot from Bryan’s mother and ordered a “wild flower” flower display from to be spilling out of the teapot. This sat on the signing table.
-Our friend Chance played the violin during the ceremony and our friend Anjie played the guitar.
-My friend Nicole made the cake, and Bryan’s little sister made the cupcakes! We purchased the Vanilla Bean macarons from San Remo (an amazing bakery in our neighbourhood).

My favourite moments of the day…
I LOVED spending the day with my FAVOURITE ladies! We laughed, we drank champagne, we ate, we danced, and we were pampered.
I LOVED our first look photos and the time Bryan and I got to spend alone before the ceremony. He kept me SO calm, and gave me lots of kisses.
But if I HAD to choose just one moment…..I think I would choose when my proud grandfather walked me down the aisle, whispered “I love you” and gave me a kiss.

Photography: Tied Photo & Film | Videography: Tied Photo & Film | Flowers: Sweetpeas | Wedding Gown: Barbra Allin | Cake: Nicole McDonald | Stationery: Anista Designs | Ceremony Venue: Toronto Hunt Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J Crew | Hair And Makeup: Blush Pretty | Groomsmen's Attire: H&M | Bridal Boutique: Becker’s Bridal | Gown Boutique: Becker's Bridal | Macarons: SanRemo | Music: Maximum DJ | Wedding Gown Designer: Barbra Allin

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Elegant Ontario Lakeside Wedding

Lakeside nuptials are always stunning, but add in the fact that this affair took place in the Bride’s parents’ backyard? Well, let’s just say it takes outdoor celebrations to entirely new level of gorgeousness. A formal affair overflowing with florals, a live Motown band, fireworks and traditional touches, When He Found Her captured the natural beauty of the day here!


From the beautiful Bride…Our wedding was the most magical day of our lives. My parents’ Lake House on Georgian Bay served as the backdrop for our outdoor wedding and tented reception. The moment we got engaged, we got to planning. I had a very specific idea in mind for the day and with the help of our talented vendors my dream came alive! We wanted a formal wedding; with as many flowers as we could possibly order! From the moment people were escorted down the lane way, they immediately felt the love and beauty that makes the property so dear to us. Our family values tradition, and so the day included many of the same traditions that our parents and grandparents weddings had, including a live Motown band, fabulous seated dinner and traditional vows. Our goal was to create a sensory experience for guests that felt like an extension of the beautiful grounds that served as the venue. The celebration ended with a magical fireworks display I had planned for my new husband!

Photography: When He Found Her, Reid Lambshead | Videographer: Red Letter Media - Scott Dempster | Wedding Coordinator: Tula Events - Laura Scott | Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm | Cake: I Do! Wedding Cakes - Olivia | Stationary: Love VS. Design | Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: Daniel Et Daniel - Russell Day | Calligraphy: Louis Wint | Officiant: West Minster Chapel At High Park - David Robinson | Venue: Private Residence | AV / DJ: Scotia Entertainment Services - Terry Holdershaw | DJ/ Band: George St. Kitts Band - George | Decor Rental Company / Florist: Mode Function Event Design - Jeffery Crawford | Hairdresser/ Makeup Artist: Jackie Gideon | Shuttle Buses: Kunkel Bus Lines - Connie Wolfe | Tent / Party Rental Company: Happenings Party Rentals - Judy Green Morrill

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Modern + Whimsical Wedding at Airship 37

This summer celebration combined various design styles, yet still paid homage to tradition, creating one unique modern, whimsical wedding. With a blank canvas like Airship 37, you can craft any environment you so wish and this couple and Envision Weddings & Events did so beautifully. A Brit & A Blonde captured it all and you can see every bright bloom and sparkling smile right here!

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From A Brit & A Blonde PhotographyCarly and Alex wanted their wedding decor to be a reflection of them as a couple – so their big day was quite modern, but still strongly rooted to family and cultural traditions. The couple are from Toronto, originally, but now live in Vancouver. They really wanted to say their “I do’s” back in their hometown, so Toronto it was!

The hand-made paper cranes decorating the altar and receiving table were lovingly crafted by Carly’s mother and her extended family in a multitude of colours; representing the Japanese tradition that the making of 1000 paper cranes will mean a wish will be granted. Alex’s grandmother also provided a special gift by hand-inking the individual table number cards in Chinese calligraphy. The ceremony was performed by Carly’s uncle, and included many of the traditions of a Japanese wedding – including having the Bride and Groom to drink quite a bit of sake!

The couple chose a mix of pinks, oranges and golds for their florals, table settings, and the paper lanterns that adorned the otherwise sleek and simple white space. For an extra dose of colour, Carly chose navy bridesmaids dresses, chopstick favours, and ribbon for the cupcake stand. We absolutely adore the fun and personal wall art and invitations depicting the couple, which were created by their close friend, graphic designer Carlos Melendez. It was so modern and really super cool. They had a sushi bar all rolled fresh during cocktails in the beautiful adjoining room that has a cozy and very ‘cocktail party’ vibe. The sushi came from The Sushi Bar, a restaurant that Alex’s family has been going to for years, and, finally, a candy station – complete with ring pops! – was set up for dessert.

Photography: A Brit & A Blonde | Event Planning: Envision Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Ashton Creative | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cupcakes: The Cupcake Shoppe | Invitations: Carlos Melendez | Bride's Shoes: Michael Kors | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Catering: The Sushi Bar | Hair & Makeup: DF Hairsalon | DJ: DJ Dougie Boom | Groom's Attire: Indochino | Officiant: Reverend Roderick Hashimoto Of The Konko Church Of Vancouver | Wedding Venue: Airship 37

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