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Whimsical Styled Shoot in Ontario at The Doctor’s House

Vibrant, bright and filled with happy details – this shoot from Heppily Ever After WeddingsRomance Flowers and Sandy Tam is an instant mood lifter. Just try to take a look at this gallery and not smile, I’d say it’s basically impossible. See for yourself here.

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From Heppily Ever After WeddingsWhen thinking about weddings, all too often we turn to the long flowing lines that reflect our most memorable fairy tale dream. Centre pieces showering guests with candlelit flowers, tastefully rolled napkins coupled with ornate rings all bringing life to the circular table where guests enjoy an evening of celebration. Why do we still turn to the past? I have always loved fairy tale weddings. Marriage is about two people coming together. Two people, who may be soul mates, coming from different molds, backgrounds and cultures. When coming up with a vision for this styled shoot, Sandy (Sandy Tam Photography) and I envisioned marrying the modern with the traditional. We were inspired by the more modern three dimensional geometric style where flowing lines would be replaced by strong angles. Where the traditional color palette would be replaced by very bold colors, including wild orchid (Pantone’s 2014 color of the year) and yellow. Where better to show this vision than a classic, very traditional venue, The Doctor’s House in Kleinburg, Ontario. Our vision, geometric shapes and patterns, was captured perfectly by Sandy. Her love for natural lighting was fulfilled in this beautiful floor to ceiling window-filled room.

The beautiful bridal gown was provided by none other than the talented Ines Di Santos. The criss-cross pattern on the dress lent itself very nicely to the geometric theme of the day, making it an unparalleled addition to the shoot.

Betty, from Bridal Secretary, truly reflected the beauty of the dress in her hair and make-up creation. By integrating the floral inspiration into her hair accessories, she was able to counter the strong lines of the geometric patterns by introducing soft waves in her hair and an angelic glow in the makeup that complemented the vision wonderfully.

The simple but bold cake was provided by Anna from Ginger’s Cupcakes and Desserts. The simple white cake was contrasted by the boldness of the wild orchid and yellow geometric shapes. The bold shapes of the cake were easily reflected in the cookie bar where guests were offered a selection of their childhood favorites. When thinking of cookies, nothing complements a cookie better than a glass, or in this case a shooter, of white or chocolate milk. Merging flowers into a strong geometric vision was accomplished by Romance Flowers. She infused softness by adding a floral chandelier which very graciously complemented the square table-scape. Michelle, from Romance Flowers, also added green grass spheres for a whimsical touch.

I love incorporating personal touches wherever I can in a wedding. It makes it more unique and catered to the couple. I demonstrated my passion for this by making each of the geometric solid boxes for the thank you favors as well the wall-art showcased behind the cookie bar. Finding little do-it-yourself projects is the most effective way of adding that personal touch.

The styled shoot came together beautifully and we couldn’t have imagined working with a better team. Reflecting on the geometric theme of the shoot, the solid lines, the contrasting colors and the patterns evident throughout the décor, it is easy to see how merging modern with classic has a place in todays’ weddings. Here is to marriages of all shapes and sizes!

Photography: Sandy Tam | Wedding Planner: Heppily Ever After Weddings | Floral Design: Romance Flowers | Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo | Cake: Ginger's Cupcakes And Desserts | Invitations: Sandy Tam | Hair And Make-Up: Bridal Secretary | Venue: The Doctor's House

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Elegant Lavender and Lace Farm Wedding

This couple , who happens to own a gorgeous horse farm, decided to host pure wedding perfection in their backyard. With the help of Spread Love Events and Sweet Woodruff, they married the elegance and romance of lavender + lace and crafted them into a day both rustic and timeless. Have a look here for a sea of edison bulbs, garden roses and cowboy boots captured by Rebecca Amber Photography.

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From the Event Designer, Spread Love Events…With a love of horses, lavender and lace inspiration and an authentic country setting, Katie and Randy’s wedding was a fairytale day that involved vintage fire trucks and cowboy boots. With the wedding taking place in their beautiful backyard farm, Katie and Randy had a hand in every detail and we had so much fun dreaming up ideas with them. We arrived at the property a few days prior to the wedding to find the bride, Katie, painting over 20 church pews white! In the days leading up to their wedding we painted, nailed, tied, created and styled so many pretty elements. It was a dream to see come together and enjoyed!

From The Bride… From the very first time we went to look at this property, which later became our home, I knew it was where I wanted to marry Randy. The serene setting, and the instant feeling of “this is our home”, made the decision easy for us. Leading up to our wedding day we had our hands busy, from making the wagon wheel chandelier, to painting church pews, and constructing a 300-foot boardwalk for our entrance. Come the day of our wedding I was ready to relax! We had put in such much time and effort; we were ready to enjoy the best day of our lives. The team at Spread Love Events had all the gorgeous details covered with their brilliant styling ideas in full swing, and Melissa from One Fine Day Events was there making sure everything went smoothly. Me being an Equestrian rider, I knew I wanted a rustic feel to reflect my passion in life. Randy, being a carpenter (and the most amazing fiancé) had his hands full every time I came to him with idea of yet another project to make.

My favorite part of the day had to be in the morning when Randy and I saw each other for the first time. We were with my horses taking beautiful photos, and that allowed us to relax and have a few laughs. My advice to future brides is this; not feel afraid to ask for help! I found myself caught up in so many projects at once, since the wedding was at our house, and it sometimes became overwhelming. My sisters and bridal party were amazing leading up to the day helping with all the small details. Weddings are about the love two people share between them, but it also made us realize just how much our family and friends mean to us.

Photography: Rebecca Amber Photography | Floral Design: Sweet Woodruff | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier (White Toronto) | Brides Shoes: Valentino (Saks Fifth Avenue) | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale (White Toronto) | Caterer: 10 Tation | Make-up: Nechia Brazeau (Gee Beauty) | Groom's Attire: Banana Republic | Groomsmen's Attire: Banana Republic | Brides Jewelry: Ippolita | Decor Rentals : Spread Love Events | Event Design : Spread Love Events | Hair Stylist : Massimo Giorgi (Chroma Hair Design) | Linen : La Tavola | Rentals : Contemporary Furniture Rentals | Second Shooter (Photography): Robyn Penn, Maui Maka Photography | Stationary & Day-of Signage: Spread Love Events | Venue: Private Residence | Vintage Rentals : Marvelle | Wedding Planner : One Fine Day

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Romantic Spring Wedding at Heron’s Bridge

This wedding has soul. So much in fact, that even though every detail snapped up by Sharalee Prang Photography is steal-worthy to say the least, you can’t help but be drawn to the couple instead. Because they love they have for each other is so beautifully obvious, and there is even more waiting for you here

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From The Bride…I have always wanted to have an outdoor wedding and Heron’s Bridge was the perfect location for us. The property is so beautiful and it complimented my spring wedding so well.

For the décor, I chose a simple palette of blush pink, white, and gray with wooden accents and some greenery in the floral arrangements. I also wanted to incorporate some vintage accents such as the mismatched tea cups to add some character. I wanted the lighting to be a bit more dramatic. For this we used three small crystal chandeliers above the head table, two large white chandeliers above the buffet line, twinkle lights wrapped around the trees, and bistro lights hanging from the tent.

Many aspects of the décor where designed and made by family and friends. The wooden center pieces, teacup crates, and cross where all handmade by my grandpa. He put so much work into making them exactly how I wanted. All of the floral arrangements (except for the garland hanging on the head table) where put together by friends and family. They even made my bouquet for me! The chalkboard art was all designed and created by my sister-in-law and all the graphics (programs, favour bags, table numbers, seating chart, etc.) where made and printed by my mom and dad. I am so happy with how it all turned out and so thankful for such supportive friends and family.

Our photographer was also so great and captured our day perfectly. She was so fun to work and made us feel comfortable and relaxed. For our bridal party pictures she brought us to a mall and later to an alpaca farm which I just think is so creative! I love her photography style and her ability to capture the emotion in each moment.

Looking back at my wedding day, everything went so smoothly. There are so many highlights and great memories I will never forget. I wish I could re-live the day over and over again because it was truly the best day of my life.

Photography: Sharalee Prang Photography | Wedding Dress: David's Bridal | Catering: European Deli` | Makeup Artist: Nova Makeup | Hair: Jill Ratzlaff | Groom's Attire: Express Men | Groomsmen's Attire: Target | Bride's Belt: Etsy | Bride's Earrings: Etsy | Bride's Rings: Peoples Jewellers | Bridesmaid's Earrings: Kate Spade | Ceremony/Reception: Heron's Bridge Weddings | Crystal Head Piece: Rent The Runway | Flower Crown: She's My Florist | Groom's Ring: Ben Moss | Head Table Flower Gardland: She's My Florist | Tent Rental: The Tent Guys