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Moody Wedding Inspiration for the “Cool Girl” Bride

Fall may feel like ages away this time of year, but as any busy bride knows, it’s just the blink of an eye in wedding planning time. *Cue* this inspiration shoot designed in the hands of The White Book Wedding Co. Striking just the right balance of edgy yet feminine, the images by Corina V. Photography are just the moody inspiration pieces every autumn bride needs to see.

Love Her But Leave Her Wild

For the girl who is easy to love but hard to tame, this styled wedding perfectly captures the elegance and couture air of french gardens and estates with the ever-so-cool french girl vibe. Shot on location in the Orchard room of Langdon Hall Country House and featuring the stunning Jocelyn from Elmer Olsen Models, our chic bride wears two looks on her wedding day to emulate her many sides.

Soft and demure white cap sleeve lace and, sexy and fierce in a two piece lingerie and Dupioni silk ballgown skirt, both custom designed by Valencienne Bridal Design. Dreamy fall air, gorgeous gardens and the classic french doors made the perfect space for Corina V Photography to capture the beauty and wilderness of Jocelyn and the stunning hair and makeup done by Ladylyn Gool and Dawna Boot Makeup.

Matching the light but dark side vibe of our bride, inspiration was pulled from Ellie Cashman’s collection of Dark Floral Wallpaper, making it the focal point backdrop of the tablescape. Planned and designed by The White Book, soft blushes, blacks, and golds were pulled throughout the theme with touches in the Ted Baker show lining and in the gorgeous invitation suite by Andrea Crofts Studios.

French embossed gray plates, black chiffon napkins, layered taupe chiffon runner and brass candlesticks perfectly pulled the palette together on a gorgeous wood harvest table from Warehouse 84. Custom menus and favor tags reading “love her wild” inspired by the Atticus quote were wrapped around perfect little black and gold boxes Instead of a cake with flowers, each guest receives a pretty little box of sweet flowers by Crumb and Berry.

Making the statement of the table, the bridal look and the ceremony were the stunning wild and almost painting like florals of Tellie Hunt of Hunt and Gather Floral. Lush green cut right off the property mixed with fall colored roses and intricate blooms create the oversized totally elegant bouquet, table arrangement, and luscious ceremony urns. To top of the shoot, Crumb and Berry and Hunt and Gather created a sugar flower bouquet instead of a traditional cake. How fun to pick a flower that you can eat!

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Photography: Corina V. Photography | Event Design + Planning: The White Book Wedding Co. | Floral Design: Hunt and Gather Floral | Stationery : Andrea Crofts Designs | Shoes: Ted Baker | Makeup: Dawna Boot Makeup | Hair: Ladylyn Gool | Cutlery: Plate Occasions | Gowns: Valencienne Bridal | Leather Jacket: Mackage | Model: Jocelyn Hudon - Elmer Olsen Models | Sweets: Crumb & Berry | Table Top Rentals: Warehouse 84 | Wallpaper Backdrop: Ellie Cashman Design

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This Studio is an Entertainer’s Dream Space

When your studio is so gorgeously designed, it is prettier than most homes, you know you’ve got a good space on your hands. And I’m only slightly jealous of that whole wall full of entertaining accoutrements. Ok, ok maybe a bit more than slightly but do you blame me? Tour the stunning hub of Spread Love EventsThe Collection Rentals through the lens of Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography  and prepare to fall hard for all those well styled bookshelves.

It’s every creative’s dream to have a space to call their own! Spread Love Events has been able to tick that goal off their list, opening their own studio on the North Shore of Vancouver, Canada in 2016. Sharing the space with their sister company, The Collection Rentals, principal planner and creative director Ashley Bond had a vision in mind from the start.

“When we first found this space it was exactly the size we wanted – but it had a black and red lino floor, black ceiling and very little natural light! It needed some love but we could see it had so much potential!”

Along with her team, Ashley set out to transform the space into an inspiring yet functional work environment.

“We wanted our studio to be visually pleasing for ourselves and our clients, but also practical. We knew we wanted to have a lounge area to showcase our rental furniture, an inviting table to meet at and natural light; but we also needed more practical items like work desks, shelving for our inventory, an industrial sink, and plenty of space for designing and creating our florals, stationery and decor.

“We chose some specialty pieces from Restoration Hardware and The Cross Decor and Design in Vancouver, and combined these with other affordable pieces we picked up along the way that still complemented the more modern aesthetic we were after. We’re pretty thrilled with how it came together!”

I feel most inspired when I’m out in nature, or taking in the sights and sounds of a new neighborhood or city. Creating the space and time to allow your mind to wander and dream, and eyes to take in new environments, is so important. For me, it’s when I feel free to explore (in my mind or through a forest or city) that the best ideas come. Fortunately our studio is located close to the ocean and the mountains!

Natural environments, fashion and design, personal memories, art, the seasons, architecture and our surroundings inspire our designs. It is important to look outside of weddings for event design inspiration. A pattern, favorite song, or place is enough for us to begin the inspiration process with our clients. Ultimately our designs are about our clients, reflecting what they love and how they fell in love or like to celebrate.

Photography: Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography | Styling: Spread Love Events | Hair and Makeup: Denise Elliot | Ceramics: Provide | Furniture and Decor: The Cross Decor + Design | Furniture and Decor: The Collection

Modern + Chic Multicultural Indian Wedding

“Cultural beauty” is a style term we like to throw around in wedding world, and this day photographed by When He Found Her captures that very sentiment. Mindful to incorporate the both of their backgrounds, the bride said, “When it came to planning our own wedding, it was important to Akshay and I to honor our cultural traditions while being true to ourselves.” Distinct Occasions helped bring that idea to life and the end result is something really special.


From the Bride… Although our families are originally from India, we come from two unique religions and cultures; Akshay being Hindu and myself Zoroastrian. When it came to planning our own wedding, it was important to Akshay and I to honor our cultural traditions while being true to ourselves. Our ceremonies allowed for many family members to be involved in providing blessings, which was meaningful to us. The modern and clean cherry blossom Mandap created an idyllic scene in front of the Niagara Falls backdrop for both ceremonies. For the Hindu Ceremony, colorful and festive dress and motifs contrasted with the simple, clean white visuals of the Zoroastrian ceremony. I was truly smiling from ear to ear during both ceremonies feeling an overwhelming presence of love from our family and friends come over me.

Our shared passion for photography makes us appreciate natural landscapes and lighting. With this in mind, and given Akshay is from the Niagara region, having a tented winery wedding felt like the right fit. We focused on a classic and soft color palette of blushes, creams, and golds. This design flowed seamlessly from the morning ceremonies to the evening reception. Seeing our guests in their rich and vibrant Indian attire amidst the natural green vines created visual eye candy. With a love for soul, Motown and R&B, the St. Royal’s Band added excitement through the night. The vineyard set the scene for a gorgeous and comfortable space for our loved ones to mingle between courses.

Planning decisions were made with the intention to be genuine to who we are and make our guests feel honored. Our day was modern and timeless while ensuring threads of tradition ran through it. In the morning we had the live sounds of a traditional tablah (drum) player and Indian flute. Elephants were a common element from our stationary, to our dance floor and our cake. Bollywood sets intermittently played through the reception, beautifully bringing together both sides of the family on the dance floor. Our sweets table incorporated colorful Indian mithai (sweets). We readily found ways to integrate these cultural elements into our day in a way that was still true to who we are.

We were fortunate to have the talent of all of our incredible vendors to make our wedding day possible. We entrusted the talents of our outstanding wedding planner Crystal Adair Benning (Distinct Occasions) to help us refine and execute our vision. Our photographer Reid Lambshead (When He Found Her) made us feel wonderfully comfortable and at ease. We are grateful for him to him for capturing these moments so perfectly. Most importantly, we are incredibly thankful to our family and friends who continue to support us with love and good wishes throughout our relationship. Our day celebrated our true love for one another while bringing together the people who mean the most to us, which is all we could have dreamed of.

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Photography: When He Found Her | Cinematography: Elle & Be Wedding and Lifestyle Cinematography | Event Planning: Distinct Occasions | Cake: Sweet Celebrations Wedding Cakes | Stationery: Paper & Poste | Ceremony Venue: Fallsview Casino Resort | Reception Venue: Chateau Des Charmes | Reception Catering: Queens Landing Catering | Ceremony Catering: Fallsview Casino Resort | Chairs: Detailz Chair Couture | Doves: Wedding Doves | Floral Garland Hindu Wedding: Fancy Florist | Floral Garland Zoroastrian Wedding : PARAS EVENTS | Florals & Ceremony Mandap: Stemz | Florals Ceremony Lunch: The Watering Can | Groom's Tuxedo: Garrison Bespoke | Hindu Ceremony Bride's Clothing: Flaire Fashion | Hindu Ceremony Groom's Clothing: Wellgroomed Designs Inc. | Indian Sweets: Himalaya | Make up/Hair Ceremony: Maria Delduca Hair And Makeup Artistry | Make up/Hair Reception: Amplified Soul Makeup+Hair Couture | Music - Ceremony: Sahil Khan/Dr. Khan | Music - Reception: St. Royal Entertainment | Reception Linens: Around The Table | Reception Outfit - Bride: Wellgroomed Designs Inc. | Reception Tent Draping: Simply Beautiful Decor | Sweet Table: The Sweet Bash Co.

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