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A Luxury Wedding You’ll Hardly Believe is Real!

Any wedding that involves couture gowns, luxury cars and a dreamy garden estate and is total YES in my book. Luckily this bride and groom felt the same and hired Rhythm Photography to tell the story of their day. Go see our favorite moments tucked inside The Vault!

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From Phoebe Lo EventsA dreamy celebration of romantic luxury and impeccable elegance, Lisa and Kelvin’s Graydon Hall Manor wedding featured an estate garden Ceremony paired with a terrace cocktail reception and followed by a formal a manor evening faire.

Couture attire and gowns were abundant, and a collection of high end vehicles were also present for the couple and bridal party’s transportation of the day. Our event design made use of a rustic charm motif that mimicked the manor venue’s existing design features in the areas of color hues, structure and pattern to further embellish the event space and environment. A variety of artistic and handmade elements also defined the couple’s love for hand crafted pieces and artful keepsakes that are unique to their celebration. This could be seen by the head piece and jewelry, as well as the fine art painted backdrop in the late night reception area.

Taking place on the eve of Mid-Autumn Festival, the couple welcomed a range of Chinese and Vietnamese traditions that represented their cultural backgrounds.

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Photography: Rhythm Photography | Cinematography: Givin Design | Event Planning + Design: Phoebe Lo Events | Wedding Dress: Mori Lee | Wedding Dress: Watters | Cake: Jacq Baked Goods | Invitations: Empress Paper Crafts | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Jewelry: Cartier | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBGMAXAZRIA | Catering: Couture Cuisine | Hair + Makeup: A Glow By Joan | DJ: Maximum Music DJ Service | Groom's Attire: Canali | Officiant: John McKibbon | Venue: Graydon Hall Manor | Bridesmaids' Gifts: Tiffany & Co. | Cake Topper: Pulp Function | Floral Design, Decor + Lanterns: Secrets Floral Collection | Hair Accessories: The Loved One | Photo Booth: Photo Booth Heroes | Reception Backdrop: Phoebe Lo Events

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How to Bring the Beauty of Provence to Your Wedding Day

The weekend is nearly here, and we’re celebrating SMP style with an inspiration shoot that will make your heart beat a little faster. ARTIESE Studios, along with an amazing team of talent, put together these dreamy eye candy images and this floral moment and more are all inside The Vault.

From Ruby Refined Events… This lush styled shoot was inspired by the soft and romantic colors of Provence, France. We imagined a modern and stylish couple who had snuck away carefree to elope in the most beautiful place you can imagine. Our venue was Maman Toronto, a gorgeous French café with the loveliest setup. Their plates, glasses, and dessert table setup just made us swoon.

The floral arrangements and bouquet were oh-so-dreamy and contained some of the biggest ranunculi we’d ever seen. The florist used wild thyme, a French herb, in terra cotta planters and in a bicycle basket to create a breezy aura of romance. The stationery and calligraphy were designed on watercolor paper with custom lavender ink to create an Old World look. Our linens were strewn lushly across the tablescape to invoke a carefree and wild sentiment. Stunning handmade soaps with lavender buds and dried flowers were created for the wedding favors.

Our couple was dressed to the nines! Our bride wore a white gown by Pronovias and a lilac gown by Narces, a local Toronto designer. The groom was decked out in a bespoke suit by The Dirty Inc., a local Toronto menswear designer. We loved the lilac, white, grey and navy that our models wore to pull everything together.

All of the stunning moments and details were perfectly captured on film by ARTIESE Studios, giving the entire shoot a warm and ethereal feel.

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Photography: ARTIESE Studios | Floral Design: Sweet Woodruff | Engagement Ring: Anne Sportun | Hair + Makeup: Aniya Nandy | Stationery + Calligraphy: Post & Plume | Favors: Live and Lather | Venue: Maman Toronto | Bridal Boutique: Ferre Sposa Bridal Boutique | Cake + Desserts: Maman Toronto | Draping: Dream Creations Déco | Earrings: LUVYT | Event Planning + Production: Ruby Refined Events | Female Model: Plutino Group | Groom's Attire + Tie: The Dirty Inc. | Lilac Dress: Narces | Male Model: Gabe Grey | Terra Cotta Vessels + Brass Candlesticks: Sweet Woodruff | White Charger Plates + Gold Florentine Tray: Plate Occasions | White Dress: Ferre Sposa Bridal Boutique

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This Groom Had a 24 Hour Window to Pull Off the Perfect Proposal

Being in a long distance relationship is not easy. Neither is planning the perfect proposal when you only have 24 hours to pull it off, but with the help of Olive Photography, Andy did. Meeting up in Toronto before heading on a trip through Asia, Andy arranged a sweet proposal followed by gorgeous engagement photos. Fall in love with it all in The Vault!

From Olive PhotographyOn a recent evening my phone started to ring – the call display said the number was from the US. I picked up, and learned of the sweetest thing!

Andy and Viv have a long distance relationship – both living in different states currently. Originally both from California, she moved to New York to be a real estate lawyer and he tours around being a dentist for the military. They were planning a trip through Asia, and they had a one-day layover in Toronto.

Andy wanted to propose on that layover day, and he wanted a photographer to document the happy occasion.

I was SO excited. I can’t even tell you.

Well, being the totally enthusiastic and keen person I am, I immediately started working with him to brainstorm ideas, and we quickly set a plan. I would gather a few items – picnic basket, blanket, champagne, glasses – and help him find THE BEST Toronto skyline view for a romantic site for him to pop the question.

The day approached. Their planes had both arrived in Toronto and they met up around 11:30 am. They checked into a hotel, dropped off some stuff, & explored the city. Meanwhile, I took the ferry to the Island that afternoon and set up the picnic stuff at the site.

At 5:30pm, they took the ferry across and Andy started to lead Viv across the island (saying a friend had said it was super pretty) using the directions I had sent him.

I knew what they looked like (he had sent me a photo), and when I saw them approach I readied my camera.

They arrived at the spot, and Andy made a comment about the strange picnic basket. They walked towards it, and he got down on one knee.

Y’all know what happens next. She was totally surprised in that moment. And I was smiling ear to ear as I photographed the magic happen.

Hugs, kisses, happiness abound!

They then enjoyed some bubbly and some quality time exploring the beautiful scenery as I snapped away to commemorate the evening.

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Photography: Olive Photography | Location: Algonquin Island | Picnic Basket: Bed Bath & Beyond