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There’s only two more blogs post to go for our beloved Canada150 style shoot.  We want to ensure that each team member that was involved in this shoot gets their moment in our glorious Canadian sun.  The next elements that we are going to showcase are the marvelous florals from Periwinkle Flowers.  When Wendy spoke with Jessica McEwen of Periwinkle Flowers to convey the design concepts, narrative story line and colour palette – without hesitation, she jumped on board.  Here are the stunning results for the bridal bouquet, boutinnere, centrepieces and all the little floral flourish details on the the sweets table and the savory tables.  Thank you to Have a Seat for all the fabulous linens and napkins that enhanced that red colour tone in our shoot so well.

Kudos to RHYTHM PHOTOGRAPHY for all these stunning images.

 

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We also want to give a huge shout out to Event Rental Group for their chairs and table top rentals; which includes the flatware, glassware, china and wood cut chargers.

 

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Showcasing a red and white colour theme can be challenging.  The colour contrast is rather stark and the colour combination can come off looking like a child’s birthday party or a Canada Day backyard event.

Wendy envisioned a magical table top that was refined with elegance, yet had a touch of rustic vibe.  We love that this colour palette of the lumber jack red and plaid with accents of silver displays a certain level of understated elegant sophistication, with just a hint of a rustic overtones  The grey tones in the pillow and linen almost read white in the photos.

 

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Those pillows are so adorable with the wooden button detailing that matches the wood cut charger plates.  The glass plate on top had a gorgeous leaf pattern on them which is a nod to Canada’s great outdoors.  We love how the black lace table cloth overlay and the black chateau chairs create such great accents that help ground the entire table top setting.

 

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The other nice trick we used was to incorporate various shades of red.  This helps to provide visual interest and really enhances the photography.  If every featured element was in the same shade of red, it would have translated into one single mass blob of red.  Using various tints and tones helps to differentiate each floral bloom and each item beautifully.

 

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Similarly, Wendy could have opted to use a more ornate pattern for the flatware and silver rimmed stemware.  For this Canadian wedding style shoot, Wendy preferred the jux-a-position of some clean lines paired with ornate ones like the lace table cloth overlay and the intricate detailing of the glass plate.  When Wendy styles and designs, she ensures that all the design elements sing together in harmony.  In this shoot, one element of the design did not dominate over another element.

 

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The other principles of designs that Wendy follows is balancing the proportions of colours, patterns, and texture.  If you look at the table closely, you will find that there are loads of patterns yet they do not look mis-matched.  There actually is a lot of colours on the table top, yet it does not look like a haphazard mess.  It also features many different patterns, but it does not look like a jumbled mess.

 

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The menu cards, table number and little canoe with great Canadian sediments by The Ferris Wheel Press complimented the table top immensely.

 

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So comment below and tell us, what were your favorite table top elements from this Canadian wedding style shoot?

#WeTheNorth  #eh  #Canada   #ProudToBeCanadian   #Canada150   #WEMovement   #WeAreCanada   #CanadianHeritage   #StrongerTogether

 



Wendy is a Toronto WEDDING PLANNER whose specialty is “East marries West” weddings in the Rocky Mountains, Greater Toronto Area, New York area, Vancouver area, Los Angeles area, Southern California and in the beautiful destination of Bali, Indonesia.

Whether you need wedding planning assistance, event design or wedding day coordination, Wendy can help you design your most memorable wedding day. CONTACT HER today, she’d love to hear from you.



 

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So if you loved the assortment of sweets that Shirley’s Sweet Creations provided for this incredible style shoot in our last blog post, then you’re absolutely going to love the savory food display created by the incredible team at Hawley Crescent Culinary Services.  Thanks again to Rhythm Photography for these amazing images.  Just looking at this photos again is making our mouths water.

We showcased the best food products that Canada has to offer for this ultra Canadian inspired style shoot.  This would make a super spread for any gathering, at any time of the year, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or even at a wedding.  We think it strikes a harmonious Canadian chord doesn’t it?  Many thanks to Southern Charm Vintage Rentals and Event Rental Group for the tableware and decor prop items.  They really enhanced that Canadiana vibe.

Thank you to RHYTHM PHOTOGRAPHY for these stunning images.

 

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Wendy stated that “We showcased signature food items from the various regions of Canada like Prince Edward Island potatoes that were made into French fries, topped with gravy and cheese curds.  This dish is called poutine and originates from Quebec.  The British Columbia salmon was glazed with maple syrup made in Ontario.   The mussels were from Prince Edward Island.  The array of cheeses, pork, bacon and wild game smoke meats were from Ontario, Alberta and Quebec.”

 

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The centre front of the savory food table featured crackers, an assortment of cheeses and some venison meat.  These were all products made in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.  You can also see the small round PEI potatoes, medley of Ontario grown vegetables and one of Wendy’s favorite comfort food – poutine done with 3 different toppings.

 

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We Candians also think that we have the best beer!!  Molson Canadian beer was an absolute must to feature for beverage.

 

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This meat pie was absolutely scrumptious and the stuffed tenderloin just melted in our mouths.

 

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The PEI mussels were also done in two ways – one with a cream based sauce and the other in a tomato based sauce.  You really couldn’t just eat one flavour – two was the way to go.

 

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Kudos to Hawley Crescent Culinary Services for such a diverse spread that shows off the very best that Canada has to eat!!

 

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So tell us, what was your favorite savory item(s) from this table?

 

#WeTheNorth  #eh  #Canada   #ProudToBeCanadian   #Canada150   #WEMovement   #WeAreCanada   #CanadianHeritage   #StrongerTogether

 



Wendy is a Toronto WEDDING PLANNER whose specialty is “East marries West” weddings in the Rocky Mountains, Greater Toronto Area, New York area, Vancouver area, Los Angeles area, Southern California and in the beautiful destination of Bali, Indonesia.

Whether you need wedding planning assistance, event design or wedding day coordination, Wendy can help you design your most memorable wedding day. CONTACT HER today, she’d love to hear from you.



 

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For those of you who love food, then you’ll really appreciate these next shots from Rhythm Photography.    Not only do these sweets look absolutely spectacular, they were also really delicious. Kudos to Shirley’s Sweet Creations for her exquisitely delightful artistry.

 

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Thanks to SummerfieldFilms for the use of their canoe paddles.  They added that great Canadian outdoor feel along with the wood platters from Event Rental Group.

 

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Besides the Canadian red that we featured everywhere in this Canadian wedding shoot, we would definitely need to make special mention of our funny Canadian slang #EH too!  This two letter word means so much to us.  We love how they show off our #CanadianPride on both the macaroons and on the maple leaf shaped short bread cookies.

 

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The team was also ecstatic when we saw the lumber jack red and black plaid on the cupcakes.  Who would have thought that plaid could ever look so good and taste great too?!

 

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For those of you who are die hard Tim Horton’s fans, how could we not include donuts and Tim Bits into this wedding style shoot.  We love how the Tim Bit tower looks like a tower of snow balls.

 

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More Canadian goodness – short bread cookies with the maple leaf symbol cut out to reveal sweet jam inside.

 

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Last but not the least, we have oreo cookies that represent the hockey puck for our Canadian love for this winter sport.  Cake pops and white sugar pastries accented with strawberries emphasized our red and white flag.

 

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We just had to feature our favorite picks from Shirley’s Sweet Creations again!!

 

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So tell us, what was your favorite sweet treat from this table?

 

#WeTheNorth  #eh  #Canada   #ProudToBeCanadian   #Canada150   #WEMovement   #WeAreCanada   #CanadianHeritage   #StrongerTogether

 



Wendy is a Toronto WEDDING PLANNER whose specialty is “East marries West” weddings in the Rocky Mountains, Greater Toronto Area, New York area, Vancouver area, Los Angeles area, Southern California and in the beautiful destination of Bali, Indonesia.

Whether you need wedding planning assistance, event design or wedding day coordination, Wendy can help you design your most memorable wedding day. CONTACT HER today, she’d love to hear from you.



 

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The third part in the series for this gorgeous Canadiana wedding style shoot will feature some of our Canadian bridal elements of her attire.  First Fluevog shoes – these aren’t your typical bridal shoes.  However, they do absolutely have style.  Fluevog shoes are Canadian designed shoes.   They have been available to both men and women for over 40 years.  John Fluevog has come a long way since his humble beginnings in 1970 as a partner in the Vancouver shoe store, Fox and Fluevog.

Thank you to RHYTHM PHOTOGRAPHY for these stunning images.

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We just love the intricate detailing of this high heel shoe and the cut out pattern on the top.

 

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Our next focus shifts to the the gorgeous bridal accessories provided by The Loved One.  The ‘we” at The Loved One was born a few year ago when Antonia, shopping for her own wedding, found herself underwhelmed and uninspired by the accessory options available.  She envisioned a shop devoted to beautiful bespoke accessories for like minded women looking for something a little different.   After discovering a few select designers who work they were passionate about, Antonia and Scott poured their hearts into creating a unique online experience to showcase their thoughtfully curated collection.  The Loved One was officially launched on Valentine’s Day, 2012.

 

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Drawing on many years of experience in fashion design, styling and retail display, Antonia’s distinct vision is the foundation of The Loved One.  With an uncompromising devotion to style and beauty, she loves helping clients realize their ideal look for their weddings and special events.  The website, photography and all other visual elements are handled by Scott, who’s background in graphic design and art direction has come in very handy.  The two work together (with the occasional unrequested assisted assistance of their cat Lulu) to create everything that is The Loved One.

 

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A bride would not be a bride if she did not have the most exquisite of wedding gowns to wear.  Ferre Sposa is a downtown Toronto bridal boutique that carries handpicked dresses in a variety of styles and sizes while keeping up to date with current fashion trends.   The gowns come from fashion houses all over the world such as Pronovias, Allure Bridals, Maggie Sottero, Madison James, Casablanca and Aire by Rosa Clara and Kenneth Winston. Ferre Sposa gowns range from just under $1000 to $4200, with the average price being $1400-$2500.  The boutique’s modern setting, over sized change rooms and staffs’ undivided attention provide brides an experience they will not forget.

 

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Ferre Sposa’s team strives to make everything they do, “memorable”.  This includes fostering a non-pressure, exciting and fun environment. It’s not about finding a dress for a bride’s body, it’s important that they get to know their Brides so that they find the dress that perfectly suits her.

 

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If you are a bride and cannot decide if you want a veil or not, then you will really want to check out the selection at Luvyt.  This photo on the right would not have been as romantic or dreamy without the cathedral length veil.  If you prefer a more personalize approach to your bridal style, then how about hiring a bridal stylist like Hilary Cameron who helped us out on the day of the shoot.

 

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Our stunning hair and make-up team was May Nguyen –  If you are a bride who is not sure what bridal look you want, May is definitely one of your best resources and consultants.  She will walk you through the process step by step and help you decipher and finalize your bridal look.   She is a fun outgoing self inspired makeup artist from Toronto, Canada.  After working over a decade in the Beauty/Fashion/Film Industry as Make Up and Hair Stylist, she has had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the top  people in the industry.  From Editorial Prints, TIFF, Commercials/Films , Music Videos to Brides – she’s done them all!

Many thanks to our model Logan Burke for coming to the set after a long night of work from the night before as well.

#WeTheNorth  #eh  #Canada   #ProudToBeCanadian   #Canada150   #WEMovement   #WeAreCanada   #CanadianHeritage   #StrongerTogether

 



Wendy is a Toronto WEDDING PLANNER whose specialty is “East marries West” weddings in the Rocky Mountains, Greater Toronto Area, New York area, Vancouver area, Los Angeles area, Southern California and in the beautiful destination of Bali, Indonesia.

Whether you need wedding planning assistance, event design or wedding day coordination, Wendy can help you design your most memorable wedding day. CONTACT HER today, she’d love to hear from you.



 

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We, Canadians are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation and February 15 is National Flag of Canada Day.  These next few photographs from our Canadian wedding style shoot focus on the handsome details from the groom’s attire.  Thank you to Rhythm Photography for these stunning images.

There is no better way to think about our Canadian grooms enjoying the great outdoors, or the Canadian fans wearing their Hudson’s Bay Olympic Canadian gear with great pride.  We were fortunate enough to be able to find Canada flag cuff links and the traditional Hudson’s Bay colours in a handkerchief for this shoot.  These two Canadian iconic staples that are well known.

The word Canuck is a slang term for being Canadian.  Its original origin are not entirely certain and it’s term is usually met with endearing sediment.  #WeTheNorth #CanadianPride

 

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They say the average man walks 5,000 steps a day. But the man who wears the classic whole-cut bespoke Oxford handcrafted by Toronto’s Peter Feeney, who apprenticed with Florentine master Calogero Mannina, is anything but average.  Before decamping to Italy six years ago to learn the trade with a Florentine shoemaker, the admitted footwear fanatic was a media professional in Toronto. Peter Feeney dropped a career in film production to open a custom-made shoe operation in Toronto.   These two toned brown leather shoes were lovingly handcrafted by Peter Feeney; and there are few artisans left like him.  Any groom will want to ensure that his feet look just as fabulous as the rest of his ensemble on his wedding day!

 

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We also love that a ranunculus was chosen by Perwinkle Flowers for the groom’s boutinnere instead of a rose.   The name ranunculus is a combination of two Latin words, rana meaning frog and unculus meaning little. It is assumed that ranunculus flowers earned this name because they grew along streams and were as plentiful as little frogs in the spring.

The ranunculus flower is also known by the name Coyote Eyes. According to Native American Legend, it earned this name when Coyote was throwing his eyes into the air and catching them again to entertain himself. It seems that Eagle suddenly swooped down and snatched Coyote’s eyes from mid air. Unable to see without his eyes, Coyote plucked two buttercups from the field and fashioned them as new eyes.

 

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We were ecstatic when TYTAN designs was able to create a groom’s bow tie that was inspired by our national Canada goose.  TYTAN [bow] ties are proudly designed, handmade and crafted in Toronto, Ontario Canada.  Please do not worry, no Canada goose was harmed in the production of this shoot!

Search no further if you are looking for a limited edition and bespoke [bow] ties for your wedding and special events. For TYTAN, if something is going to be worn front and center, it’s not just an accessory, but a statement. It’s the best way to say who you are without even saying a single word.  So let their team stand with you through some of your life’s most important moments.

 

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Now if you are a groom that is not afraid of wearing some colour and pattern, then this floral Garrison bespoke tuxedo jacket would be perfect choice.  Garrison is the number 1 bespoke tailor in Toronto and committed to making the best handmade suits for discerning men around the world. Their craft lies in creating stylish garments that not only adhere to modern trends in men’s fashion, but also to their unique lifestyle. Using traditional tailoring methods passed down from English tradesmen on Savile Row, Garrison is able to provide each and every client with expert advice on how to build the most stylish and practical wardrobe for their everyday wear. They take pride in going beyond simply making suits — They create garments that inspire confidence and success.

 

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If you want a more advante garde look for the pocket square, then you can consider this feather one made by Tytan.  We have showcased it with a velvet textured tie and a pok-a-dot pocket square. The really fabulous thing about a groom’s attire, is that it no longer needs to be the standard black tuxedo any more.  Grooms are able to choose a look that can exude personality.  This is absolutely a statement tuxedo jacket.

 

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Now if you are a groom that wants a more subtle look, then this grey Garrison suit jacket would be ideal for you.  The lining inside is actually made from the Raptors basketball jersey.

Did you know that Garrison have created the bullet-proof suit to keep their clients safe during their travels to dangerous places for work?  They also outfit the Raptors, Toronto Leafs as well as the two characters from the hit TV show Suits.  Garrison Weddings offers private, by-appointment-only experiences where grooms and their brides-to-be or their groomsmen sip champagne and scotch while perusing the largest selection of fabrics and formal wear accessories for men in Canada at the King Edward Hotel.

 

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Many thanks to Andrew Summerfield, our male model for rocking out the lumber jack look for this Canada150 wedding day style shoot.

#WeTheNorth  #eh  #Canada   #ProudToBeCanadian   #Canada150   #WEMovement   #WeAreCanada   #CanadianHeritage   #StrongerTogether

 



Wendy is a Toronto WEDDING PLANNER whose specialty is “East marries West” weddings in the Rocky Mountains, Greater Toronto Area, New York area, Vancouver area, Los Angeles area, Southern California and in the beautiful destination of Bali, Indonesia.

Whether you need wedding planning assistance, event design or wedding day coordination, Wendy can help you design your most memorable wedding day. CONTACT HER today, she’d love to hear from you.



 

 

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