He popped the question, now it’s your turn. Asking your best girls to be your best ‘maids is one of the most exciting parts of the planning process. If I could do it all again, I’d be taking notes from this sweet bride-to-be who rounded up her ladies in a special “Park Date” complete with cupcakes, macarons, and champers, brought along Laura Clarke Photography, and popped the question: “Will you by my bridesmaid?”
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Photographer: Laura Clarke Photography | Flowers: Florabunda | "Will you be my Bridesmaid" Handkerchiefs: The polka dotted bee | Bride-to-Be Dress: BCGC | Bride-to-Be Heels: Carvela Kurt Geiger | Bride-to-Be Necklace: J.Crew | Bride-to-Be Sandals: Valentino | Macaroons, cupcakes and meringues: Bobbette & Belle | Park: Saint James Park, Toronto
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Love letters and a fabulous forest setting… this, my friends, is what we like to call inspiration overload. It’s beautiful blooms from IFiori meets crazy cool sweets from Cake & Loaf meets one magical moment after another captured by Jessica Rose Photography, all set against a stunning backdrop and the beautiful love letters of Lamarra. See it all here.
From Jessica Rose Photography… I am so pleased to share this whimsical inspirational bridal shoot with you! It is based on the romance of written letters and is set in the forest behind the “brides house” (the historical site). We chose to do it in the fall to highlight the beautiful transition of the seasons and show brides how the trees themselves can be fabulous decor. The 1840’s Greek revival mansion was a stunning backdrop for the shoot, and the rolling hills and forest create fabulous light, textures and colours for us to work with. Each of the vendors were local Hamilton artistis and it was incredible to come together with a vision and work as a team.
Photography: Jessica Rose Photography | Wedding Dress: Black Sheep Bridal | Flowers: IFiori | Event Planning: KJ & Co. | Cake & Desserts: Cake & Loaf | Illustration & Design: Lamarra | Make Up & Hair: Brittany Rose Make Up Artistry
When it comes to styles, nautical always has my heart. I can never pin point just why I love it so, but when I see a shoot like this one from Kim Kalyn Photography, French Kiss Events, Tuktu Paper Co and Clare Day Flowers I basically have to surrender the rest of my day to devouring all the goodness. And you can join me in doing just that right here.
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From Kim Kalyn Photography…Our Nautical Elopement Inspiration shoot took place off the coast of Vancouver Island, a place where gorgeous scenery and picturesque backdrops continue to inspire us daily! With an emphasis on organic & eco-friendly details, we set out to highlight how even the simplest of celebrations, an elopement, can be filled with elegant and simple but stunning beautiful details! Sustainable and eco-conscious styling and beauty products were used on the models; the fruit and oysters were fresh and local, and many of the flowers, including the stunning Caramel Antique Rose, were grown on the Island as well!
The nautical elements were tied in subtly, through the classic navy striped detail on the paper goods, the sea salt favours, the boat necked wedding gown, vintage lanterns, and of course, the boat (not so subtle!)! The table-scape tied in all the colors of our palette, through the simple linens, stunning floral arrangement, and pops of gold! And finally, the piece de resistance came from an old HBC blanket, a Canadian Icon, which was brought out to keep the newlyweds warm on the way back to enjoy their first dinner together.
Photography: Kim Kalyn Photography | Floral Designer: Clare Day Flowers | Event Planner: French Kiss Events | Hair Stylist: Conscious Hair By Elena | Cake Designer : Pure Vanilla | Cinema And Video: Paper Heart Films | Dress Boutique : The White Peony | Invitation Designer: Tuktu Paper Co | Linens: Victoria Vintage China Rentals | Makeup: Melanie Baird Makeup Artistry | Specialty Foods: Ferris Oyster Bar & Grill | Tuxedo And Mens Attire: Citizen Clothing
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