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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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Looking for your dream gown? Don’t miss this exclusive event.

You know what’s better than spending the day sipping bubbly with your besties? Spending the day sipping bubbly with your besties at an exclusive concierge event hosted by Grace Loves Lace, the totally unique + totally luxurious Australian bridal label that knows everything about making your dress dreams come true. Think a VIP styling appointment meets a never-ending lineup of breathtaking gowns all happening from March 10th – 19th. Take our advice and do not miss out.

Passionate about luxurious fabrics, ethical manufacturing and stunning designs that will make your heart skip a beat, Grace Loves Lace knows that your wedding day is all about looking fabulous… and they’ve made it so, so easy with styles that are handcrafted in Australia with only the finest in European-sourced silk and lace. So that unforgettable, seriously sexy and sophisticated gown you’ve been looking for? It’s right at your fingertips… and ready to ship worldwide to WOW each and every one of your guests. Which is why attending their exclusive concierge event from March 10 – 19th is sort of a no-brainer. We hope to see you there.

Ready to find that gown that shows off your natural, charming, romantic, sexy and sophisticated side? Visit Grace Loves Lace today to apply for a day filled with beautiful gowns, tasty treats and VIP treatment. Oh, and did I mention the French lace? Sooo much fun, ladies.

Photography: Sarah Falugo Photography | Bridal Gowns: Grace Loves Lace

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A Contemporary-Style Wedding on the Shores of Lake Ontario

Nothing about this wedding is cookie cutter. And I mean nothing. Rather than play into autumn cliches, Anna and David designed a contemporary affair with a sleek ballroom reception every style-loving bride should see. Tara O’Grady of Bliss Events planned, When He Found Her photographed, and the end result is a photo gallery we never want to leave.

Country Club

From Tara O’Grady of Bliss Events… On a warm and sunny autumn afternoon, Anna and David celebrated their wedding on the shores of Lake Ontario atop of the famous Scarborough Bluffs at the Toronto Hunt Club. Anna wore a stunning Monique Lhuillier gown with Manolo Blahnik shoes and vintage art deco jewels. As a special touch to complete her look, Anna wore earrings from her mother which were passed on from her great grandmother.

Anna’s mother, a successful visual artist, conceptualized and hand drew the design featured on the invitations and wedding stationary. The design, which introduced the vibrant color and whimsical theme of cumquats, was carried throughout the wedding as a gentle nod to Canadian Thanksgiving and the colors of autumn. The delicate hand painted design was provided to local stationers, Paper & Poste who worked with the family to create the perfect invitation suite and day of stationary.

The ceremony was officiated by the Reverend of the bride’s family church and was delivered in a personal and friendly manner as he had known the bride since she was a little girl.

Immediately following the ceremony, guests were welcomed to the cobblestone terrace for cocktails and canapés featuring a raw bar and live jazz band to entertain the crowd. Guests were also greeted with a larger than life seating “script” that was hung in the trees. As with every detail of this wedding, the couple were eager to introduce an artistic alternative to the often seen placard or seating chart.

Guests were then introduced into the dining room where the character and style of the couple came to life. Contemporary, charcoal gray taffeta linens were softened by the rich greenery of the season and dotted with vibrant orange kumquats and distressed Chiavari chairs. Coordinating gray candlesticks and antique gold votives glowed offering a sleek and sophisticated look. The double sided head table placed in the middle of the room draped wth a fresh green garland and two dozen towering candlesticks served as the focal point of the room while surrounded by guest rounds. Seasonal flowers overflowing from antique urns flanked by slender candlesticks offered abundance and elegance to the surrounding guest tables. Guided by the seating scroll, guests were welcomed to their seats by personalized menus featuring the couple’s custom artwork.

Following dinner, the party was launched by the sought after, Dwayne Gretzky band. The 8-piece band kicked off the party with the couple’s first dance, a fast-paced, energizing rendition of “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Following the first dance, drinks flowed and revelers danced into the wee hours.

Anna and David’s wedding was a true testament to the art of the celebration!

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Photography: When He Found Her | Event Planning: Tara O'Grady of Bliss Events | Floral Design: From The Potting Shed | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Rococoa Boutique | Stationery: Paper & Poste | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Catering: Toronto Hunt Club | Makeup: Wendy Rorong & Claudine Baltazar | Hair: Hair on the Avenue | Venue: Toronto Hunt Club | Chairs: Event Rental Group | Chargers & Votives: Plate Occasions | Linens: Around The Table | Taper Candles & Cylinders: Tara O'Grady of Bliss Events