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Elegant + Ethereal Bollywood Wedding Inspiration

Fun fact: We’re labeling this gallery as the ideal scroll session, perfect for the every girl. The lady who loves lush blooms layered with soft hues paired with texture. An elegant inspiration from Justine Milton that you’re going to want to bookmark ASAP. Because any day graced with Amy Sanderson and Birds & Honey magic is one you’ll want to revisit time and time again. Get started and see it all in THE VAULT!

From Mana of Birds & HoneyWe hoped to create a minimalist shoot that embodied a modern, effortless South Asian bride. A little bit of wind and a breathtaking bride were all the elements we needed as inspiration for this Bollywood inspired editorial. Most south Asian brides are accustomed to bold and brighter tones of deep red and pink tones when planning their weddings, but we wanted to showcase a softer, more muted touch for the modern bride. I find so much beauty in simplicity and showcasing softer, neutral palettes. There is still an element of the bolder homage to the beautiful culture of the bride with her stunning jeweled Lazaro gown while the florals balance everything out. The beauty is truly in the movement of the bride as she is walking towards a new adventure in her life and how the wind delicately blows her saree, her hair and the stunning silk and willow ribbon in her bouquet.

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Photography: Justine Milton | Event Styling & Design: Birds & Honey | Floral Design: Amy Sanderson | Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Hair & Makeup: Connie Quiza | Venue: Edmonton | Bridal Boutique: Delica Bridal | Model: Harveena Dhillon | Ribbon: Silk And Willow

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Romantic Summer Wedding at Chateau des Charmes

When you take a beautiful Bride-to-be and combine with her handsome hockey-playing Groom, the results are nothing short of magical. Set at the gorgeous Château des Charmes, they celebrated their union with an elegant affair overflowing with blush roses, and lucky for us, it was captured by ARTIESE Studios and Ripeful Heart Wedding Films. See all their talent in the VAULT right this way!

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From the Bride… When we first met, it really was love at first sight. We instantly connected, talked the whole night away, and the rest (as they say) is history. During our first year of dating, we traveled the world. Luciano plays professional hockey, so I joined him on his journey across Europe. There was truly never a dull moment on our adventure together. When we came home for the off-season, he surprised me with the sweetest proposal. I came home from work one day and he had our entire living room covered in candles and roses, got down one knee, and asked me to marry him. It was a magical moment.

We spent the following year traveling the world again, and during this time we planned our dream wedding. Having spent our summers in Niagara-on-the-Lake, we knew exactly where we wanted to have it. We chose Château des Charmes, a stunning French vineyard that sits amongst rows and rows of beautiful grape vines. We drew inspiration from our travels, and planned the entire wedding abroad. Our vision was a white, romantic wedding, with a touch of rustic elegance. We incorporated hints of gold, pink, and a bit of DIY charm.

Our day was perfect. We had an outdoor ceremony, with the vineyard as the backdrop. Our dinner service was under a draped tent, where we added chandeliers and gorgeous gold details. We chose a delicious four course meal where we paired each course with a matching red and white Château des Charmes wine. For some fun, our feature drink was a watermelon mojito which we named, “the blushing groom.” It was so romantic, joyful, and intimate, having only our closest friends and family share our day with us.

My favorite part of the night was our first dance. It was an emotional, yet exciting moment. There was so much love and joy in the room, and you can just feel it in the air. Everything came together perfectly that night, and we will always cherish those memories.

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Photography: ARTIESE Studios | Cinematography: Ripeful Heart Wedding Films | Event Styling: Blushly | Floral Design: Plush Flowers | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Vineyard Sweets | Stationery: Blushly | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Catering: Queens Landing | String Quartet: Glissandi | Venue: Château Des Charmes | Decor: Simply Beautiful Decor | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Groom's Shoes: Cole Haan

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Chic Restaurant Wedding in Toronto

Shelley + Björn are giving us major wedding day goals. Because not only did this food loving pair plan one seriously chic celebration, but they’re also pretty darn cool. Take the Bride who wowed guests with an off-the-rack J.Crew gown that she ordered online (!!), or the fuss-free restaurant setting serving up family favorites, you’re about to savor every second from the lens of Heidi Lau in THE VAULT!

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From The Bride…My husband, Björn and I would honestly not change one thing about our wedding day. From the moment we got engaged in October 2014, we knew that we wanted an easy, fuss-free wedding that reflected how we are in our day-to-day lives, with a few special touches, of course! Björn and I opted for a restaurant wedding right off the bat for numerous reasons. First, food is a major part of our lives, some would even call us “foodies”, if you will! Whether we are cooking at home, or dining out at the latest and greatest restaurant to pop up in Toronto, we are all over it. Secondly, we loved the “one-stop-shop” aspect of a restaurant wedding. Having been to Boehmer many times in the past, we knew that it was the perfect place to host our special day. The nearby location on the Ossington strip (a street we often visit for weekend shopping and eating), venue size, amazing food, friendly servers, natural light-filled room and the simple existing décor, ticked all of our boxes.

Even the process of choosing my wedding dress was easy. I had perused the racks a few times for
dresses that would reflect the simple, elegant and comfortable look that I was aiming for, but I did not find anything. With a love for J. Crew in my every day life, I decided to stick with what I knew and ordered online at JCrew.com. My hesitations about ordering online were put to rest when I popped into a J. Crew store in Toronto and they measured me for the exact dress that I wanted to order, and then we placed the order together in the store – super easy! Six weeks later when the dress arrived, minimal alterations were required but I was head-over-heels in love with my dress. Simple, elegant and perfect for a wedding on a hot, record-breaking summer day! Björn got his classic, charcoal suit and crisp white tailored shirt from Sydney’s, a boutique suit shop on Toronto’s, Queen Street West. Our day started off at the stunning Shangri-La hotel where we got ready with our parents and small, but mighty wedding party. Björn and I also did our “first look” at the hotel in our suite – definitely one of the most memorable moments that we will ever have! Björn even took the liberty of putting on his lederhosen to make both me and our photographers laugh, and also to give a proper nod to his German heritage.

Following that, we scooted over to the nearby Osgoode Hall to take our wedding photos, giving us time to relax and enjoy each other’s’ company before the ceremony and reception began. The ceremony, conducted in front of the restaurant’s impressive front windows, was hands-down our favourite part of the day. We kept it short and sweet but still managed to make each other cry with our own, personalized vows – it was such a special moment to share in front of our guests, as well as the passerby’s on Ossington Street! After that, we dove into champagne, canapés and a killer three-course meal, customized by the restaurant’s head-chef Paul Boehmer, topped off with fish and pork tacos as our late night snack. Our DJ, a well-known name in the Toronto DJ-scene, came as a recommendation through the restaurant’s special events coordinator, and had all of our guests dancing into the wee hours of the night and chanting “one more song” at 2 a.m.

To help with all things “wedding design”, we worked with Big Love Weddings. It was an amazing
experience from start to finish, from our initial meeting to talk about our theme, to creating our very own “design package”, to making vendor and product suggestions all within our budget, to helping execute on the day-of – it was an incredible experience all around. Our design theme was a mix of natural elegance / rustic / comfortable chic / white & wood. We had a primarily off-white colour scheme with hints of subtle pink and peach brought in with the florals, and metallic cooper tones in small doses throughout. The venue’s beautiful wooden tables and wishbone chairs were so beautiful on their own so we wanted to keep the tablescapes relatively simple. Each guest table had a lovely bunch of fresh, garden blooms in the centre, flanked by two cooper bud vases filled with wispy greenery and simple white votives all down the centre to fill the space.

Our favourite design element of the day would have to be the multi-use garland that framed us on the floor during our ceremony, adding to the comfortable, rustic ambiance, and then was later used on the head table as our centerpiece. Another fav would have to be the chocolate chip cookie “take-homes” that we got from a local bakery in our new neighbourhood in Toronto’s east end. And lastly, how could we forget our beautiful seating chart designed by Big Love Weddings, made with Rifle Paper Co. botanical wrapping paper and hand-drawn calligraphy cards by Charlie Whiskey – stunning! Thank you again to everyone who made our day so memorable.

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Photography: Heidi Lau | Event Design: Big Love Wedding Design & Styling Shop | Floral Design: Blush And Bloom | Wedding Dress: J.Crew | Invitations: Lucky Penny Paperie | Hair And Makeup: Vanessa Jarman | Calligraphy: Charlie Whiskey | DJ: James Drummond | Favors: Andrea's Gerrard St. Bakery | Groom's Attire: Sydney's | Officiant: Jason Persaud, Enduring Promises | Hotel: Shangri-La Toronto | Venue: Boehmer | Background Paper For Seating Chart And Table Numbers: Rifle Paper Co. | Maid Of Honor Dress: Adrianna Papell | Seating Chart Cards + Place Cards: Charlie Whiskey

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