There’s pretty much no better place for wedding love to bloom than a sprawling garden, which is why this stylized shoot at Pathway to Perennials has all of us here swooning. Of course, the impeccable taste and stylings of Phoebe Lo Events and Rhythm Photography help elevate the scene to the grandeur below. Like what you see? Then make sure to take a peek at the full gallery for more lush loveliness.
From Phoebe Lo Events… Escaping the bustling city of Toronto to the northern regions of the metropolis, one would venture through scenic landscapes that became the drawing forces of many prominent paintings that we now enjoy.
Brushed behind the rolling pastures and concealed by cast iron gates lies a secret little garden known as Pathways to Perennials. The luscious estate was carefully crafted by a pair of gardeners that dedicated the landscapes to their newborn child. Developed over the course of a decade, the gardeners envisioned that Pathways to Perennials would be the grounds to which their daughter and her loved one would lovingly cast the oath of marriage upon each other.
The meandering pathways signify the course of a lifetime’s journey, and one would find the hidden treasures among this delicate route, whether it be a bunch of French garden roses or a gazebo with welcoming breezes and a seat for two.
This styled wedding photo shoot plays with a classic European motif that is subtly captured through the accents of landscape painting and watercolours. The concept of romance is drawn upon the unity of these key elements and positioned upon the lush backdrop that embodies the perfect solution of vintage and elegance.
The colour palette of this photo shoot features the sweet hues of mint green that is juxtaposed by pale peach, and lightly tinted by plush gold details.
The bride dons a floor length Alfred Sung gown crafted with French lace and crystal beading. The sweetheart table setting showcases an arrangement of century old Queen Anne porcelain dinnerware paired with Cellini Romanesque golden cutlery. A garden terrarium plays the role of a confetti station, which is composed of found colour pencil studs contained in antique medicine bottles. Garden roses, peonies, berries and greens embrace the floral centrepiece. Perched against its floral counterpart is the hand painted watering can that deposits varying paintbrushes at the disposal of the couple for spontaneous renderings upon the canvas table linens.
The painter’s lounge allowed for a creatively exquisite couple’s retreat graced by hand dyed pillows, sweet aperitifs, and a vibrant palette of petite hors d’oeuvres. Billowing away under the uncanny cluster of wooden poles exists the sweets table blooming with decadent desserts intended to charm with luxurious nodes of floral and pastels.
Although the gardeners’ daughter has embarked on a new journey of her own, the pathways and perennials remain as a symbol of the love stories that once took place at these very gardens.
As our production team wisps away back to our individual cavities of the cityscape, we take away a special experience from this project venue. An experience that encapsulates an unparalleled level of love and partnership that we shall have the luxury to cherish for a long time coming.
Photography: Rhythm Photography / Event Planning And Design: Phoebe Lo Events / Event Venue: Pathways To Perennials / Vintage Rentals: Invitation To Tea / Hair And Makeup: Vicki Millar / Attire: Fairytale Wedding / Florals: Petals Markham / Desserts: Jacq Baked Goods / Videography: Givin Design / Stationery: Legacy Loft / Art Supplies: Woodbridge Art School /