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Whimsical Styled Shoot in Ontario at The Doctor’s House

Vibrant, bright and filled with happy details – this shoot from Heppily Ever After WeddingsRomance Flowers and Sandy Tam is an instant mood lifter. Just try to take a look at this gallery and not smile, I’d say it’s basically impossible. See for yourself here.

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From Heppily Ever After WeddingsWhen thinking about weddings, all too often we turn to the long flowing lines that reflect our most memorable fairy tale dream. Centre pieces showering guests with candlelit flowers, tastefully rolled napkins coupled with ornate rings all bringing life to the circular table where guests enjoy an evening of celebration. Why do we still turn to the past? I have always loved fairy tale weddings. Marriage is about two people coming together. Two people, who may be soul mates, coming from different molds, backgrounds and cultures. When coming up with a vision for this styled shoot, Sandy (Sandy Tam Photography) and I envisioned marrying the modern with the traditional. We were inspired by the more modern three dimensional geometric style where flowing lines would be replaced by strong angles. Where the traditional color palette would be replaced by very bold colors, including wild orchid (Pantone’s 2014 color of the year) and yellow. Where better to show this vision than a classic, very traditional venue, The Doctor’s House in Kleinburg, Ontario. Our vision, geometric shapes and patterns, was captured perfectly by Sandy. Her love for natural lighting was fulfilled in this beautiful floor to ceiling window-filled room.

The beautiful bridal gown was provided by none other than the talented Ines Di Santos. The criss-cross pattern on the dress lent itself very nicely to the geometric theme of the day, making it an unparalleled addition to the shoot.

Betty, from Bridal Secretary, truly reflected the beauty of the dress in her hair and make-up creation. By integrating the floral inspiration into her hair accessories, she was able to counter the strong lines of the geometric patterns by introducing soft waves in her hair and an angelic glow in the makeup that complemented the vision wonderfully.

The simple but bold cake was provided by Anna from Ginger’s Cupcakes and Desserts. The simple white cake was contrasted by the boldness of the wild orchid and yellow geometric shapes. The bold shapes of the cake were easily reflected in the cookie bar where guests were offered a selection of their childhood favorites. When thinking of cookies, nothing complements a cookie better than a glass, or in this case a shooter, of white or chocolate milk. Merging flowers into a strong geometric vision was accomplished by Romance Flowers. She infused softness by adding a floral chandelier which very graciously complemented the square table-scape. Michelle, from Romance Flowers, also added green grass spheres for a whimsical touch.

I love incorporating personal touches wherever I can in a wedding. It makes it more unique and catered to the couple. I demonstrated my passion for this by making each of the geometric solid boxes for the thank you favors as well the wall-art showcased behind the cookie bar. Finding little do-it-yourself projects is the most effective way of adding that personal touch.

The styled shoot came together beautifully and we couldn’t have imagined working with a better team. Reflecting on the geometric theme of the shoot, the solid lines, the contrasting colors and the patterns evident throughout the décor, it is easy to see how merging modern with classic has a place in todays’ weddings. Here is to marriages of all shapes and sizes!

Photography: Sandy Tam | Wedding Planner: Heppily Ever After Weddings | Floral Design: Romance Flowers | Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo | Cake: Ginger's Cupcakes And Desserts | Invitations: Sandy Tam | Hair And Make-Up: Bridal Secretary | Venue: The Doctor's House

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Elegant Lavender and Lace Farm Wedding

This couple , who happens to own a gorgeous horse farm, decided to host pure wedding perfection in their backyard. With the help of Spread Love Events and Sweet Woodruff, they married the elegance and romance of lavender + lace and crafted them into a day both rustic and timeless. Have a look here for a sea of edison bulbs, garden roses and cowboy boots captured by Rebecca Amber Photography.

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From the Event Designer, Spread Love Events…With a love of horses, lavender and lace inspiration and an authentic country setting, Katie and Randy’s wedding was a fairytale day that involved vintage fire trucks and cowboy boots. With the wedding taking place in their beautiful backyard farm, Katie and Randy had a hand in every detail and we had so much fun dreaming up ideas with them. We arrived at the property a few days prior to the wedding to find the bride, Katie, painting over 20 church pews white! In the days leading up to their wedding we painted, nailed, tied, created and styled so many pretty elements. It was a dream to see come together and enjoyed!

From The Bride… From the very first time we went to look at this property, which later became our home, I knew it was where I wanted to marry Randy. The serene setting, and the instant feeling of “this is our home”, made the decision easy for us. Leading up to our wedding day we had our hands busy, from making the wagon wheel chandelier, to painting church pews, and constructing a 300-foot boardwalk for our entrance. Come the day of our wedding I was ready to relax! We had put in such much time and effort; we were ready to enjoy the best day of our lives. The team at Spread Love Events had all the gorgeous details covered with their brilliant styling ideas in full swing, and Melissa from One Fine Day Events was there making sure everything went smoothly. Me being an Equestrian rider, I knew I wanted a rustic feel to reflect my passion in life. Randy, being a carpenter (and the most amazing fiancé) had his hands full every time I came to him with idea of yet another project to make.

My favorite part of the day had to be in the morning when Randy and I saw each other for the first time. We were with my horses taking beautiful photos, and that allowed us to relax and have a few laughs. My advice to future brides is this; not feel afraid to ask for help! I found myself caught up in so many projects at once, since the wedding was at our house, and it sometimes became overwhelming. My sisters and bridal party were amazing leading up to the day helping with all the small details. Weddings are about the love two people share between them, but it also made us realize just how much our family and friends mean to us.

Photography: Rebecca Amber Photography | Floral Design: Sweet Woodruff | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier (White Toronto) | Brides Shoes: Valentino (Saks Fifth Avenue) | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale (White Toronto) | Caterer: 10 Tation | Make-up: Nechia Brazeau (Gee Beauty) | Groom's Attire: Banana Republic | Groomsmen's Attire: Banana Republic | Brides Jewelry: Ippolita | Decor Rentals : Spread Love Events | Event Design : Spread Love Events | Hair Stylist : Massimo Giorgi (Chroma Hair Design) | Linen : La Tavola | Rentals : Contemporary Furniture Rentals | Second Shooter (Photography): Robyn Penn, Maui Maka Photography | Stationary & Day-of Signage: Spread Love Events | Venue: Private Residence | Vintage Rentals : Marvelle | Wedding Planner : One Fine Day

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Natural Spring Wedding Inspiration

Inspiration shoots come in all shapes and forms, but when they just so happen to be shot by When He Found Her there’s no denying it’s going to be gorgeous. Lisa Collins styled every spring-loving moment and the crisp white blooms? They’re all thanks to the talents at Sweet Woodruff. Sit back and be inspired in the gallery right here.

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From Lisa…. When selecting a location to shoot, we immediately thought of Ruthven Park, with its neoclassical architecture and stunning property. We loved the romantic feel of this grand country estate situated on the edge of Grand River, nestled in between acres of lush meadows and active farm fields.

Our shoot was inspired by our northern spring, and the cool, fresh days we experience here in Ontario, when the snow finally starts to melt away and gives way to early spring buds. We chose our colour palette to capture the cool crispness of the season, using soft muted greens, clean whites and the faintest icy teal blue.

In keeping with the old estate setting, we created garden-inspired arrangements and a bouquet made up of full white garden roses, peonies, sweet peas, anemones, spirea and geranium.

Our rustic, but elegant tablescape was achieved by layering natural wood elements, terra cotta and faint teal dinnerware with a personalized hand-drawn monogram. To bring our vision to life, we set the scene on a beautiful sunny day and Reid managed to capture it all in just the perfect spring light.

Photography: When He Found Her | Event Design: Lisa Collins | Floral Design: Sweet Woodruff | Hair And Makeup: Ashley Readings | Dinnerware And Glassware: Crate & Barrel | Dresses: Mrs. Bridal Boutique | Furnishings, Table, Linen And Chairs: Sweet Woodruff | Location: Ruthven Park | Model: Genevieve Hutchinson | Stationary And Calligraphy: Post Calligraphy | Veil: Posh Veils

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