Engagement shoots get me all excited. Two people, newly engaged, starting off the wedding planning adventure and documenting it all with some special photos: what’s more precious than that? This beautiful beachside shoot, by Whitney Heard, put me in the most romantic of moods and as I dive into my own wedding planning to do list, I’ll be thinking of these lovebirds doing the same.
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From Whitney Heard… Newly engaged Jake and Paige took a breathtaking stroll near the water. Walking the beach in the summertime heat became the backdrop for this romantic shoot, with waves crashing against the rocks, the sea brushing up against the sand, there are many signs of passion. While walking down the beach, Paige and Jake held each other and looked out to the water, wondering what their bright future holds. A soft subtle palette of ivory, soft blue, gray and khaki, mixed with natural textures and delicate details compliments the theme of innocence and the beginning of their marriage. This intimate and sincere shoot captures the real essence of passion and excitement of a new future together.
Photography: Whitney Heard | Venue: Woodbine Beach
Full of whimsical touches from start to finish (balloons and donuts, lemons and limes), this was one fun wedding. When a couple infuses their own spirit into every bit of their celebration like this one, it reminds me why I love weddings so much. A Brit & A Blonde captured every adorable moment and a smile will be plastered across my face for the rest of today as I squeeze every bit of joy out of this gallery.
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From A Brit & A Blonde
…Katherine and Andrew are a ton of fun. They met in University while studying law out East. They got married in beautiful downtown Toronto. Their ceremony was held at Trinity College Chapel at the University of Toronto, followed by cocktails and reception at The Royal Conservatory of Music. A most rad venue. The bride played many piano recitals there as a child. And the couple are both big fans of music.
The decor was modern, with hints of vintage and whimsical. Adore all those pops of yellow. Lemons played a big role in the decor – Kat & Andrew enlisted the help of their wedding party to scour Toronto for as many lemons as they could muster. They joked during the speeches that there are literally no lemons left in the city that weekend. Guests sat at long banquet tables, encouraging conversation and mingling while they feasted on dinner. Lisa from Sweet Woodruff did a great job marrying all the decor elements with an eclectic mix of floral arrangements made of ranunculus, anemones and dahlias, dispersed among mercury candles, bell jars and accents of lemons. Wine crates and even more lemons decorated the reception tables, while guests browsed a display of framed old family photos nearby. Guests were asked to sign the back of postcards – that were designed by the couple. Palettera created beautiful custom name cards and the lovely invitations. Rebecca Chan and her team helped bring all the vision and details that the couple had been working on to life. The reception set up was picture perfect.
The amount of DIY was astounding! With the help of friends and family – these guys got super crafty and it looked fab. The groom’s parents helped create the marquee lights. Which looked gorgeous all lit up during the reception. Guests found their seats by the super creative piano-key inspired escort card display hung on an old window frame created by Palettera. We loved this – such a nice touch since it the reception took place at the Royal Conservatory of Music.The rustic table numbers were constructed by the groom’s family. The Mr. & Mrs signs, the chalk board signage, the table decor – all done with love and smiles from the couple and their friends and family.
Photography: A Brit & A Blonde | Videographer: Stories Worth Sharing | Floral Design: Sweet Woodruff | Invitations: Palettera | Ceremony Venue: Trinity College Chapel | Reception Venue: Royal Conservatory Of Music | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Rings: Leif Benner | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBG | Catering: Daniel Et Daniel | Hair: Tyler Marr | DJ: DJ Floh Back Productions | Groom's Suit: Garrison Bespoke | Bride's Red Shoes : Aminah Abdul Jillil | Donuts: Paulette's Original | Makeup: Rhia Amio | Music: Royal String Quartet | Photo Booth: Black Diamond Photobooths | Wedding Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau | Wedding Month Of Planner: Rebecca Chan Weddings & Events
When I go to my happy place, I’m surrounded by wildflowers, loved ones and of course, looking very stylish. So basically, everything about this wedding. The flowers are beautiful, the bride is beaming, and Lushana Bale snapped up every moment. With this glorious gallery, I now have the perfect images to supplement those daydreams and I’ll be there for rest of the day – guaranteed.
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From Lushana Bale… Cassandra and Andrew’s wedding was the epitome of a breezy, elegant summer wedding. They got married at the Windermere House, a cute little hotel and restaurant idyllically located overlooking Lake Rosseau in scenic Muskoka. Andrew and Cassandra are such a kind, genuine, fun-loving couple – and photogenic too!
Cassandra made a gorgeous bride in a beautiful lace gown by Pronovias, and an amazing bouquet created by florist Tanya List. The groom wore a trendy mismatched Ted Baker blazer and Tiger of Sweden pant combo with bow tie, while the bridal party wore equally chic mismatched outfits of their own choosing. Cassandra was one of the few brides I’ve worked with who didn’t appear nervous at all, just completely happy and excited to be getting married. Cassandra and her bridesmaids started the day off getting ready in the beautiful bridal suite with styling by The Colour Room, a trendy salon based in Toronto, where Cassandra works as a stylist.
The ceremony took place on the front lawn of the Windermere House against the beautiful backdrop of the lake. After the ceremony guests relaxed with a cocktail reception on the front lawn featuring a custom cocktail and music by Toronto singer-songwriter Alanna Matty. I was able to steal Cassandra and Andrew away for some photos around the grounds and down at the docks as the late evening sun began to set. The evening featured a delicious three-course dinner catered by the Windermere House’s Oliver and Bonacini restaurant, some short but hilarious speeches, and a low-key mix of dancing and relaxing on the patio under the full moon.
Photography: Lushana Bale | Florist: Tanya List Design | Wedding Gown: Pronovias Barcelona Laren | Makeup Artist: Karla Baxter | Hair Stylist: The Colour Room | Bridal Shoes: Nine West | Bride's Headpiece: Doloris Petunia | Catering And Favors: Oliver And Bonacini | Groom's Blazer: Ted Baker | Groom's Pants, Shoes And Bowtie: Tiger Of Sweden | Musician: Alanna Matty | Signing Map: Inspired Art Prints | Venue: Windermere House