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Whimsical Garden Chic Inspired Wedding in Ontario

Speaking as a June Bride, garden chic is without a doubt a theme close to my heart. So, it’s no surprise that I find this next blooming affair graced organic elegance and overflowing with love truly special. From their apple orchard wedding portraits and every moment in between, Nadia Hung Photography has it all waiting for you in the gallery.

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From Nadia Hung PhotographyI had the pleasure to document Kristina & Ad’s beautiful garden chic wedding just outside of city of Toronto where they live. Kris wanted the wedding to be in a natural setting with a touch of organic element. I was very inspired by the apple orchards where we took their wedding portraits and the backdrop of the ceremony was simple and organic. The wedding really represented the couple, down-to-earth, elegant & nothing short of extraordinary.

Photography: Nadia Hung Photography | Floral Design: Bloomfield Gardens | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Various Designers | Men's Attire: Suit Supply | Bouquets & Boutonnieres: Creations By Mie | Calligraphy & Invitation: Written Word Calligraphy | Ceremony & Reception: Bloomfield Gardens | Makeup & Hair: Carol Hung Artistry | Photography - Assistance: Fern Shin Photography | Wedding Planning: Janna Mae

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Colorful Ontario Winter Bridal Luncheon

An ambiance of femininity, this richly hued Bridal shower is cause for celebration. An intimate gathering in a local brewery loft proves to be utterly elegant through whimsical florals, tulle skirts, rich copper accents, and one deliciously chic cake. Every detail Stacey Kinkaid Photography snapped is waiting here!

From the beautiful Bride-to-be… Niagara-on-the-Lake is a beautiful area in Ontario, which is much like any other wine country in the world; a place that is so close to the city yet undiscovered. It was a wonderful place to showcase vendors of the area in a way that hadn’t necessarily been done before. Just an hour away from the hustle and bustle of Toronto, it is a gem of a town with tons of local talent!

The concept was a bridal luncheon, meant to create an ambiance of femininity using the Pantone Colour of the year: Marsala. The richness, the depth and the wintery feeling was all pulled together for a small party of 8 in a local brewery “loft”.

Structured with whimsical florals, tulle skirts, rich copper colours, semi-naked cake and sugared fruits all added to this winter affair. The uniqueness of a “Shandy Bar” was also added to feature the local brew.

Photography: Stacey Kinkaid Photography | Event Design: Toast Event Design | Cake: Sweet Celebrations | Hair & Makeup: Honor Beauty | Calligraphy: Post Calligraphy | Brewery: Oast House Brewers | Copper candle sticks: Home Depot | Costume Jewellery: Stella & Dot | Crystal Candle Holders/Cake lifter/ Crystal Stemware: Vintage | Custom Engagement Ring: Kai Jewellery | Dishes/Glassware/Chargers: West Elm Toronto | Drinking Jugs/Chalkboard: Homesense | Fabric/Sheepskins: IKEA | Florals: Bloom & Company | Grey Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | L-O-V-E Marquee: Target | Tulle Skirts: Space 46 Boutique

Romantic Blush + Lace Wedding Inspiration

Every single one of the individual elements of this shoot are gorgeous on their own – the tiered cake, the watercolor stationery, the jeweled gown – but put it all together and we have something too stunning for words. Haley Photography not only coordinated this shoot but also captured all the stylish and sweet beauty for us to enjoy, gathered up right here!

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From Haley Photography… For this inspirational shoot we wanted you to feel a sense of modern romance and elegance. The photo-shoot took place at a local reclaimed furniture store called Mango Reclaimed. Each of the vendors brought together the soft colours beautifully from the extravagant bouquet by Bloomin’ Crazy and swoon-worthy desserts by Cocoa Lane Sweeterie. We adore the hand written name on macarons. The couture 2015 bridal gown from designer Sarah Houston was captivating and we could not stop taking our eyes off the fine jeweled details and unique lace. The invitations By Invitation Only Design paired perfectly with the table settings colours of soft pink blushes, ivories and grays.

Photography: Haley Photography | Florist: Bloomin Crazy | Stationery: By Invitation Only Designs | Men's Attire: Moores | Venue: Mango Reclaimed | Bridal Gown: Sarah Houston Couture | Desserts: Cocoa Lane Sweeterie | Shoot Coordinator: Haley Photography | Stylist: Styling By Victoria Mena

An Elegant Toronto Retreat

Combining rich textures and soft pastels in such a way that feels luxe but livable is a super power we long for and one that designer Anne Hepfer has perfected. She worked her magic on this Toronto home, making sure each and every room was gorgeous but usable. The kind of place where you won’t find a living room that no one ever uses but instead a collection of truly gorgeous, family friendly rooms. 

​Clients with very active lives working and traveling wanted their Toronto Home to feel like a retreat – classic, comfortable and tranquil. After living abroad for over ten years, they hired the designer Anne Hepfer to make their 6,000 square foot house a perfect place for them and their four year old daughter. Anne Hepfer, a designer known for her love of color, was hired to create a space that would fit their needs’ using loud color and patterns in some spaces but providing on overall serene ambiance – they wanted color throughout the house but needed it done in a way that was soft. Anne lives by the Billy Baldwin quote “You should be able to live in your living room” and applies that to all her spaces – while details like tailored dining chairs and trim would appear to create a formal space, organic​ ​textures such as linens, seagrass and sisal with rich wood tones convey a relaxed tone.

Photography: Virginia Macdonald | Dining Room Chairs: Anne Hepfer | Dining Room Chandelier: Niermann Weeks | Dining Room Table: Anne Hepfer Designs | Dining Room Wallpaper: Phillip Jeffries | Eating Banquette: Anne Hepfer Designs | Family Room Fabrics: Y&Co | Family Room Ottoman: Anne Hepfer Designs | Family Room Side Table: Anne Hepfer Designs | Guest Bathroom Blind Linen: Kravet | Guest Bathroom Ribbon: Mokuba | Interior Design: Anne Hepfer | Kitchen Cabinets: Cameo Kitchens And Fine Cabinetry | Kitchen Pendants: Elte | Kitchen Stools: Anne Hepfer Designs | Living Room Chair: Anne Hepfer Designs | Living Room Coffee Table: Anne Hepfer Designs | Living Room Curtains Fabric: Calvin Fabrics | Living Room Curtains Trim: Samuel & Sons | Living Room Lamp: Michael S Smith | Living Room Pillows: Anne Hepfer Designs | Living Room Rug: Y&Co | Living Room Sofa: Anne Hepfer Designs | Master Bedroom Blue-Grey Linen: Osborne & Little | Master Bedroom Rug: The Red Carpet & Rug Company | Outdoor Seating Area Furniture: McKinnon And Harris | Outdoor Seating Area Pillow Fabric: Y&Co | Outdoor Seating Area Rug: Magdalena York Collection

Antique Summer Garden Wedding

Charming doesn’t even begin to describe this darling DIY wedding captured by Tied Photo & Film. The amount of thought behind each and every detail makes my heart feel full, and I am sure every guest at this wedding felt the same way. This gallery will warm up every little bit of your soul, and you can see it all here. 

From the bride.. We met in 1987— the year I was born. As babies, we played together. Growing up, I always thought Bryan was dreamy (after all he looked like Cory Matthews from the TGIF hit “Boy Meets World”). But Bryan was far more interested in hockey than he was me.

In January 2012 I was on Facebook “creeping” some people from Toronto that I had met traveling in Dublin, Ireland the previous summer. And just who were these fellow Facebookers friends with? Bryan. It’s such a small world. I “crept” Bryan and then told my mom that Bryan was still DREAMY! My mom vowed to never tell her friend (Bryan’s mom) what I had said. For those of you who know my mother, you know that keeping things quiet is not her strong suit. To her credit… we probably wouldn’t be here today if she hadn’t let that secret slip (…so thanks, Mom)! Bryan and I reconnected and in February we set a date to meet up! We agreed to meet at King subway station, to go for sushi in downtown Toronto. During dinner I texted my sister, saying: “I am going to marry Bryan Heartthrob.”

Fast forward to July 2013 when we planned a vacation to New York City. On July 30th our vacation to the big apple came to an end. We started our day at Port Authority where I spilled hot coffee all over myself and spent the next 9 hours in a cramped, hot car driving home to Toronto from New York. I had no idea what was in store for me…

When we FINALLY arrived home, I unlocked the front door and Bryan immediately covered my eyes! His hands were shaking and his palms were really sweaty! When I opened my eyes, Bryan dropped down on one knee and proposed to me in the living room of our very first home together (a special spot to propose). The house had been transformed — there was an elaborate dinner and a decadent dessert waiting for us (homemade by Bryan’s Mom and sister). There were candles, fresh flowers and a bottle of champagne. There was a Scrabble board that read “Claire Violet Will You Marry Me?” It was perfect. Absolutely perfect. I cried… and cried… and cried… but I said YES!

The Big Day… On August 3rd, 2014 we wrote and exchanged their own vows at the elegant Toronto Hunt Club in Toronto, Ontario. The ceremony was outdoors, right by the water, just as I had ALWAYS imagined! My best friend, Chance, played the violin. Chance played an original song written by my late father, Mark Brown, as I walked down the aisle –accompanied by my 90 year old grandfather. He wore a bow tie, and looked SO handsome! After the ceremony, a sommelier sabered a bottle of champagne — a huge hit!

My dress (Barbra Allin from Becker’s Bridal) had POLKA dots (dotted lace). Anyone who knows me well, knows I have always loved polka dots. The fabric of the dress was unique and special and everyone said it was SO ME. On my mother’s wedding to my father she ALSO wore a dotted lace dress! Like mother—like daughter!

We danced to “One Fine Day” by the Chiffons… It was a perfect day!

DIY & Details… 
-We wrote our own ceremony, which was performed by our family’s minister.
-We wrote our own vows (in blush and grey HIS & HER vow books, which we purchased from BHLN.
-I wore my mother-in-law’s bracelet.
-My aunt handmade all of the chalkboard signs.
-My sister (a floral designer) designed all of our bouquets and floral centre pieces (Sweetpeas made them).
-My grandfather made the frame for the Seating Chart (Please find the key to your seat).
-We spent the year collecting antique skeleton keys for the “Key to your Seat” seating chart.
-We cut out hearts from old Shakespearean plays and sheet music (to scatter like petals across lace table cloths).
-We collected black and white wedding photos of our loved ones, and put them in old frames and an old farm window (which we found at an antique market).
-We displayed the Grade 7 school photo with my Mom and Dad, and Bryan’s Mom and her twin sister.
-We borrowed our mother and grandmother’s lace table cloths and tea cups and saucers for the cruiser tables.
-We borrowed an old teapot from Bryan’s mother and ordered a “wild flower” flower display from to be spilling out of the teapot. This sat on the signing table.
-Our friend Chance played the violin during the ceremony and our friend Anjie played the guitar.
-My friend Nicole made the cake, and Bryan’s little sister made the cupcakes! We purchased the Vanilla Bean macarons from San Remo (an amazing bakery in our neighbourhood).

My favourite moments of the day…
I LOVED spending the day with my FAVOURITE ladies! We laughed, we drank champagne, we ate, we danced, and we were pampered.
I LOVED our first look photos and the time Bryan and I got to spend alone before the ceremony. He kept me SO calm, and gave me lots of kisses.
But if I HAD to choose just one moment…..I think I would choose when my proud grandfather walked me down the aisle, whispered “I love you” and gave me a kiss.

Photography: Tied Photo & Film | Videography: Tied Photo & Film | Flowers: Sweetpeas | Wedding Gown: Barbra Allin | Cake: Nicole McDonald | Stationery: Anista Designs | Ceremony Venue: Toronto Hunt Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J Crew | Hair And Makeup: Blush Pretty | Groomsmen's Attire: H&M | Bridal Boutique: Becker’s Bridal | Gown Boutique: Becker's Bridal | Macarons: SanRemo | Music: Maximum DJ | Wedding Gown Designer: Barbra Allin

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Rustic Elegant Summer Wedding at La Stella Winery

I legitimately look forward to peony season every year. So hearing that In Bloom Designs preserved them for weeks so that they’d be in their best shape for this gorgeous winery wedding makes me adore these floral designers even more. Kristel Danielle captured the beautiful blooms in all their glory and Stacey and Mike Wedding Videography got all the action on film. See more pretty petals right here!

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From In Bloom DesignsJessica and Brendan were married at a stunning Tuscan-styled boutique winery and chose to have their photos done in the Okanagan Valley’s gorgeous desert and mountains near Lake Osoyoos. The scenery in Osoyoos is breathtaking: the blue of the lake, the rich green vineyards and the natural colors of the desert and sagebrush. To reflect the natural setting, the couple chose colors that were light and airy like blush pinks, crèmes and accented with gold and silver metallics.

To accommodate the Bride’s request for her favorite flower – peonies – Kate with In Bloom Designs preserved fresh cut peonies in cold storage for several weeks after the local season was done and the day of the wedding they were full, fragrant and absolutely gorgeous! All of the flowers were in romantic shades of pink and crème. To complement the lush vineyards, the ceremony arch and reception tables were dressed with long rich garlands of peonies, dahlias and garden roses. Nestled in the table garland were a mix of metallic votives, and little gold stars hung from the ceiling. The Father of the groom made a large marquee sign to serve as the backdrop behind the head table.

Not only did Jessica and Brendan want their reception to be accented with sparkle and shine, they wanted the Bridesmaids to sparkle too. Each Bridesmaid wore a different dress that ranged from all gold, to completely sequined, to a light powder pink, and each also had some sort of sparkle – whether it was the gold of a dress, a rhinestone belt or their diamond earrings. The Groom and Groomsmen’s suits were a deep blue and paired with brown shoes and belts. The deep blue that the Groom and Groomsmen wore perfectly accented the romantic pinks, crèmes and metallics throughout the ceremony and reception.

Photography: Kristel Danielle | Videography: Stacey And Mike Wedding Videography | Floral Design: In Bloom Designs | Wedding Dress: Essence Of Australia | Invitations: Etsy | Catering: The Chef Instead | Hair: Mauve Hair Design - Roxann Redekop | DJ: Russ Triet Of Affordable Quality Music Services | Groomsmen's Attire: Tommy Hilfiger | Wedding Venue: La Stella Winery | Bride's Rings: Peoples Jewelers | Bridesmaid Dress: TopShop | Bridesmaid Dress: Adrianna Papaell | Bridesmaid Dress: Evernew | Bridesmaid Dress: L'ATISTE By Amy | Bridesmaids' Floral Robes: Etsy | Rentals: Okanagan Event Rentals

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