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Ethereal Greek Goddess-Inspired Wedding Editorial

It’s times like these I wish I could jump into my screen and live in these photos, because this photo shoot from Vasia Photography is all kinds of gorgeous. I want to wear that Alexandra Grecco dress every  and the pretty bejeweled hair wreath surrounded by ethereal flowers every day for the rest of my life—a girl can dream, right? With THE VAULT, the answer is definitely yes!


From Vasia PhotographyThis shoot was inspired by the Greek Goddesses of ancient Mythology. We love how they are often depicted in lovely flowing robes, statuesque but beautifully poised and feminine. We styled the decor elements in muted, pastel colours to provide a ghostly, ethereal quality to the images.

Photography: Vasia Photography | Floral Design: Celsia Floral | Wedding Dress: Alexandra Grecco | Stationery: Calligraphy By Christine | Hair And Makeup: Tori Blush | Venue: Jericho Beach | Bridal Boutique: The Dress Theory | Creative Direction & Styling: Victoria, Style Social Events | Hair Accessories: Bisou Bridal | Ribbon: Stella Wolfe | Tabletop Design & Decor: The Cross Decor + Design

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10 Pretty Things We Love About: Christine Cho Beauty

Looking back, my wedding makeup artist was my guardian angel, giving me peace of mind, removing all worries and making me feel absolutely beautiful at the same time. I’m in awe of these talented folks who help us ladies shine the brightest when we need to the most and one of our favs, Christine Cho, is sharing her secrets on everything from what inspires her to the most essential beauty detail not to be missed!

1. How did you get into makeup artistry?

I was always an artist – as a young child, my parents had put me into private art classes for painting, drawing, sculpting, etc – so my transition from fine art into makeup art felt quite natural. Same craft, just different canvas. While completing my Bachelors in English Literature at the University of Toronto, I started to dabble in doing makeup for friends’ weddings. I started doing it for fun, and that turned into a hobby, and then an obsession and career once I graduated. I did professional training for makeup at George Brown College, set up a website and business card, and started hustling. The rest is beautiful history.

2. What’s your personal motto, or a phrase that inspires you creatively?

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist” – Pablo Picasso
This quote resonates with me because it embodies what it means to call yourself a “professional artist.” We are so lucky to do what most people do as a hobby, as a career – something we get paid to do, full time; something people see us as “experts” in. I’m a firm believer in dedicating many hours in education, training, learning from all sources in order to become the top leader, so that you have the authority to redefine them or create your own.

3. Can you describe your aesthetic in three words?

Diverse. Flawless. Effortless.

4. What are three things you can’t live without?

Good food, live music, and sunshine.

5. Where do you find inspiration?

Literally everywhere – fairytales, cartoons, nature, food, fashion, paintings, travel and other life experiences.

6. What’s your favorite social media platform?


7. What is a beauty detail that often gets overlooked, that you wish got more attention in the planning process?

Skincare. Many people forget that the canvas, which is the face/skin, is the most important part of makeup art. The better condition the canvas is in, the better the art will look in the end. Good skin, properly cared for long term as well as properly prepared in the short term on the big day, will allow for makeup to last longer, feel better, and look flawless and true. I never begin applying any makeup on the face without proper skin prep.

8. What do you think is the most important question a client can ask, when deciding who to hire for their wedding’s makeup artist?

Although this may translate in reality to many questions, and non verbal observation, the most important thing a client can ask (herself) is: Is this artist able and willing to COLLABORATE with me in order to create my ideal wedding day makeup look? Meaning, will she consider my preferences while providing professional guidance; will she make me feel comfortable while making me look beautiful; will we work well TOGETHER?

9. What’s been your proudest professional accomplishment as a makeup artist?

Without a doubt, one of my proudest professional accomplishments was the honour of being a resident Beauty Expert on CBC’s Steven & Chris Show for 6 seasons here in Toronto. Before the unfortunate passing of our darling Christopher Hyndman, I had the life-changing experience of learning and growing beyond words as an artist and TV personality among the most talented, funny, intelligent and wonderful people. The show appeared in nearly 80 countries worldwide, and covered everything from home decor, cooking, lifestyle, fashion and of course, beauty. Many people don’t know the back story, but I actually got myself on to the show as an on-camera expert by cold-calling the switchboard. Yes, really. And somehow, someone, somewhere at the network saw something in me, that was worthy to give a chance. Life is definitely about the opportunities you take (and make)!

10. When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun?

When I’m not drawing on people, I’m cooking or travelling. And posting pictures of it all on Instagram.

Photography: Erwin Loewen | Makeup + Hair: Christine Cho Beauty

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Charming + Rustic Waterfront Castle Wedding

Without a doubt, my favorite part about looking at the gorgeous weddings we feature every day on Style Me Pretty is seeing the pure love and joy every couple radiates. Take this Canadian couple for example—every photo from their sweet day is full of happiness. From the fun bridal party portraits to the adorable reception selfies, this day is full of feel-good vibes—see them all from Olive Photography in THE VAULT!


From Olive PhotographyThey planned an incredibly charming waterfront wedding. The blues of the water were echoed in the bridesmaids dresses, bride’s shoes, reception room colour and touches, and their twinkly blue eyes. They are so easy-going, and their wedding had a very relaxed vibe – right down to climbing on the wave-splashed rocks at sunset!

The historic site where they held their ceremony and where they took bridal party photos was also so unique and beautiful – a veritable castle.

Kelsey and Nico emanate such beauty and love in the most sincere and sweet way. You can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy looking at the way they smile when together. (Seriously, just try looking through their photos without feeling the love!) — It was beyond a joy photographing this special time for these high school sweethearts.

From The Bride…We wanted our wedding to reflect who we are as a couple – casual, relaxed, and fun (at least we think so)! We opted for more comfortable attire and simple DIY decorations to make it more personable and in order to stay within our budget. At its simplest, we wanted to celebrate our wedding with our friends and family, with lots of dancing and laughter – and we got exactly that! ☺

I relished every moment of the day (yes, even the red wine spilling on my dress!). But if I had to choose one, I’d say this: We wanted our wedding day to be as organized as possible to limit the amount of stress that we’d feel on such an important day in our lives. We budgeted extra time for our “first look” before the ceremony which meant we were able to relax and enjoy each other’s company before the busyness of the day. I also loved taking photos by the water on the rocks after dinner – it was such a beautiful evening and a special moment together as husband and wife!

Don’t sweat the small stuff – as cliché as it sounds, things may go wrong but you have to stay positive and never forget what the planning is all about – celebrating your love and commitment together in the presence of the people who mean the most to you. What else really matters, right?

Be as organized as you can to avoid some of the minor stressors that may arise (logistics of the day) but don’t let that get in the way of having the best day ever! Budget your time well so that you have room to breathe and enjoy each other’s company!

From the Groom… While it was an unforgettable day overall, some truly stand-out moments were the ones where Kelsey and I got to be alone together. There’s something special about having a minute or two to yourselves on a day where everyone’s attention is on you! Standing out on the rocks with just my wife as the sun set would have to be my favourite moment.


Photography: Olive Photography | Floral Design: Burlington Flowers | Wedding Dress: Mori Lee | Cake: The Lakeview | Ceremony Venue: Dundurn National Historic Site - Hamilton, Ontario | Reception Venue: The Lakeview | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Hair + Makeup: Dolce Divas | Favors: Donation To Canadian Mental Health Association | Groom's Attire: RW&Co | Centerpieces: Michael's