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Channel Your Inner Princess with This Castle Wedding Inspiration

The word ‘beautiful’ barely does justice for this inspiration from Myrtle et Olive. It’s ethereal and elegant, yet totally approachable and completely chic, and we’ve got every bit of it captured by the incomparable Kurt Boomer waiting paitently for you in The Vault!

From Myrtle et OliveWe strived to create a royal, old-world romance inspired look that merges seamlessly with the Castle and perfectly manicured gardens and grounds of the venue. Refined décor details such as oversized ornate candle holders, antique gold glassware and dupioni silk were added for the feel of elegance. For our floral palette, we juxtaposed the decadence of burgundy and hazel hues that are so in abundance during the fall season of the year with the softest neutral hues. We sought to create a celebration that is truly timeless and utterly classic where one will look back and fall in love with again and again. We worked with the incredible Written Word Calligraphy to craft one of a kind paper goods and details, including custom illustrated programs wrapped in raw silk from FrouFrou Chic, horizontal metallic “Godiva” inspired menus and luxury, embroidered monogram napkins graced on the most delicate dinnerware by Arte Italica from Vancouver-based decorative furnishing, Chintz and Company. You can swoon over the stunning romantic, ethereal Reem Acra gown with an embroidered top and light, refined chiffon to create a serene, graceful ambiance as the bride wonders the garden and hidden places of the castle…

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Photography: Kurt Boomer | Event Design: Myrtle et Olive | Floral Design: Myrtle et Olive | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Wedding Dress: Blush Bridal & Special Occasions | Cake: Cake By Nicole | Stationery: Written Word Calligraphy | Jewelry: The Borrowed Collection | Hair + Makeup: Carol Hung Artistry | Venue: Hatley Castle | Decor: Chintz & Company | Furniture: Art of the Party

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A Rustic-Glam Wedding With Shades of Blush

There’s no denying that Dagmar and Dave’s wedding was a gorgeous celebration, but it’s the heart behind their day that speaks volumes. In the words of the bride, “wedding planning is for now, marriage is forever. After the big day, it’s not what you are left with but who you are left with that really counts…if you are as lucky as I am, it will be your best friend.” Each detail crafted by Ooh La La Designs echoed this sentiment and Karina Anne didn’t miss a beat behind the camera.

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Summer
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Al Fresco

From the Bride… Dave and I met at 14 and married at 28….Half of our lives have already been spent together. After 10 years of friendship, we finally realized that what we were looking for was right in front of us all along.

For our wedding, we really focused on soft pinks and peaches, with lots of natural greens and a subtle mixture of silver and golds. With the help of Kelly and Angelica, along with twinkling fairy lights, candles, moss, and greenery – we were able to achieve the whimsical, soft and romantic atmosphere that we had envisioned.

David and I have been fortunate enough to travel together and create some of our favorite memories all over the world. We really wanted to incorporate that into our theme – for example, our guests signed a globe rather than a book, and our favors were airplane bottle openers for the guys and compass coasters for the gals. Also, because we were engaged in Barcelona, we included a Paella dish into our dinner menu.

David and I are also blessed with incredible friends and family that have provided a beautiful example of love and marriage over the years. To honor this, and celebrate all the love present on our special day – we added the wedding photos of our family and friends at the end of each pew at the ceremony. Being able to see our guests recognize their own wedding photo at our ceremony was really special.

My gown was the perfect combination of romance and glam. The beadwork was so beautifully embellished and the silver-ivory color was perfectly unique. My flowers perfectly incorporated the soft details of my bridesmaid dresses, being champagne, soft peach and soft pink – the playful mints and leafy greens added the perfect romantic touch. I was also able to attach two tiny frames with pictures of my two grandfathers, who were able to walk me down the aisle in spirit. We did not have a traditional cake, but rather a cheese wheel cake decorated with figs. Anyone who knows my husband knows how much he loves cheese, so it was well suited!

My advice for other couples is that wedding planning is for now, marriage is forever. After the big day, it’s not what you are left with but who you are left with that really counts…if you are as lucky as I am, it will be your best friend.

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Photography: Karina Anne Photography | Floral Design: Ooh La La Designs {floral & style studio} | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal | Stationery: Minted | Bride's Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bracelet: Tiffany & Co. | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Hair + Makeup: Darling Makeup & Hair | Favors: Wedding Favours Canada | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Venue: Honsberger Estate | Kimonos: Cherry Qiu | Linen Rentals + Draping: Simply Beautiful Decor | Table Numbers + Cake Topper: Brawox | Veil: Vera Wang

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A Parisienne Inspired Brunch Wedding

If you were to get together and create a wedding based around all of my favorite things, this would be it. First off, it’s a brunch wedding (I mean, who doesn’t love that). Secondly, it’s Parisian themed and totally perfect. Complete with Silverplate Press stationery and some of the sweetest snapshots from Ashley Bosnick Photography, we’ve got every bit of this beauty waiting for you in The Vault!

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Spring
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HotelOutdoor
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Al Fresco

From the Bride…We’re so happy with how everything turned out! When you plan most of your wedding yourself, it’s difficult (and very stressful!) to visualize how everything will look on the big day. The design inspiration we went for came really naturally to us, as they were all elements that we already loved. We went with a very organic, Parisienne theme with a modern twist. Naturally, fresh flowers and greenery were must haves. The French blue and white color palette at Colette Grande Café made it the perfect venue to tie everything together. We chose the breathtaking Toronto cityscape view from the Rooftop Lounge at Thompson Hotel to give our atmosphere a modern touch. I love crafting so including some DIYs was a great way for me to contribute personally to the décor. We created DIY himmelis and succulent shot glasses for the tables to complement the modern theme. We also scattered geometric photo frames with important memories, such as our Malibu engagement and parents’ marriages from decades ago, throughout the venue. What made our day extra special was how much love we felt from everyone. Despite not having a bridal party, we received so much help and support from our family and friends, and that meant everything to us!

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Photography: Ashley Bosnick Photography | Coordination: Bisous Events | Floral Design: BLUUM BLVD | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Stationery: Silverplate Press | Ceremony Venue: Thompson Hotel | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Hair + Makeup: Rhia Amio | Groom's Attire: Harry Rosen | Bride's Earrings: Christian Dior | Brunch Reception Venue: Colette Grand Cafe | Cake + Desserts: Sweet Philosophy | Jazz Band: Lady Be Good | Paper Floral Wall: Confetti and Bows | Signage + Calligraphy: Paula Lee Calligraphy | Sweet Table Design: August In Bloom | Tillandsias + Succulents: Grow Something | Veil: Pronovias

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