There are engagement sessions, and then there is this beauty of a shoot captured by Katya Leclerc, a stop-you-in-your-tracks session that is almost too pretty to believe. Think an overflowing bouquet from Botany Floral Studio meets two serious cuties meets a Toronto Island backdrop that will take your breath away. See it all in the full gallery.
From Katya Leclerc Photography… Sasha and Elvedin have known each other since high school. What started out as a friendship evolved into long-distance dating and, finally, when Sasha moved to Ontario from her native Saskatchewan four years ago, it turned into this romantic relationship they are so proud of.
Sasha and Elvedin are happiest when outdoors. With its sand beaches and beautiful sea-like view of Lake Ontario, the Toronto islands are one of their favorite place in the city. This made it a perfect place to capture their love in this engagement photo session. They admire each other like you would only dream of in fairytales. With their upcoming destination-wedding, the beach theme of this photo session is sure to be continued.
Photography: Katya Leclerc | Floral Design: Botany Floral Studio | Dresss: ASOS | Hairs And Make Up: Artz Of Fungki-hair | Suit: Massimo Dutti | Toronto: Centre Island
There’s no arguing just how crazy cool bridal showers are (they are awesome), but add a little Parisian-inspired goodness to the day and that everyday bridal shower goes up a notch or two in pretty. Think gorgeous details styled by Lisa Ho Studio, a paper flower wall (!) from Dragonfly Expression and a whole lot of beautiful florals from Ellyn Lilly. See it all captured by Laura Clarke right here.
From Lisa Ho Studio… I love how the coming together of friends and family for a bridal shower can help make the bride feel so special during such a busy time. Because of this, I really wanted to create an inspiration shoot centered around such a fun event focused on the bride. The inspiration for this bridal shower shoot came from Paris. I wanted to evoke a sense of romance, whimsy and indulgence, all while being very feminine. To create a sense of drama, the white hand-crafted floral backdrop was used. It’s a nod to the paper flowers found on the Chanel 2009 runway. The florals really set the stage as well. Various groupings of white and blush flowers flow through the tablescape and the branches and urns flanking the table help to bring a feeling of an outdoor Parisian garden. Indulgent foods like lemon twists, fruit tarts, croissants and quiches with beautiful sweets like bow-topped brownie cakes, macarons, sugar cookies and a four-tier cake all bring a taste of Paris. Of course, I had to incorporate a create-your-own mimosa bar to fit with the celebratory event. I also added a perfume bar that could act as a fun activity to do with the girls while also doubling as thank you gifts.
Photography: Laura Clarke Photography | Flowers: Ellyn Lilly | Cake & Desserts: Truffle Toronto | Cake Stand: RedLetter Store | Event Design & Stylist: Lisa Ho Studio | Paper Flower Backdrop: Dragonfly Expression | Pasteries: Bonjour Brioche | Perfume Bar: Ka Mil Yin
With pretty blue hues, the stunning Royal Canadian Yacht Club setting the scene, and styling by BLoved Events - this romantic soiree won me over from the moment I laid eyes on on all the pretty images from Jeremy C + Nathaniel D Of Jeremy Clay Photography. It’s a gallery simply overflowing with lovely, and you can see it all here.
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From BLoved Events…Kristina and Andrew got married on a gorgeous balmy late summer/fall day at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club on Toronto Island, flanked by the Toronto skyline in the background, they said their vows in front of their family and friends.
Kristina had a great vision for her wedding; she wanted a romantic elegant wedding with touches of vintage to resonate. Their wedding florals focused on classic all white and ivory variety and a slight hint of vintage elegance put together perfectly by Coquette Studios. Inside the yacht club for their dinner reception, the blue walls of the main ballroom were complimented with pewter silver linens, vintage vessels and a mix of mercury bud vases. It was elegant and sophisticated, exactly as Kristina had envisioned.
Kristina and Andrew also wanted to bring personal touches to their wedding. Each guest table was named after a street where they had previously lived, and Kristina herself designed all the stationary items. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, the couple opted for a cake made up of layers of cheese rounds! Their guests enjoyed the cheese after dinner reception paired with fruits and crackers. Kristina and Andrew danced the night away with their guests to the music of Fusion Events Orchestra of Fusion Events, a fun way to cap off the night and an amazing day just as they wanted.
Photography: Jeremy C + Nathaniel D Of Jeremy Clay Photography | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Stationery: DIY By Bride | Ceremony Venue: Royal Canadian Yacht Club | Reception Venue: Royal Canadian Yacht Club | Ceremony, Cocktail And Reception Music: Fusion Events | Chair Rental: Detailz Chair Couture | Custom Hangers: Etsy | Day-of Coordinator & Styling: BLoved Events | Florals: Coquette Studios | Table Linens: Around The Table | Vintage Vessel Rentals: Vintage Vignettes
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