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Table of Contents






Real Weddings

Style Shoots

12 | Editor’s Letter

28 | Allyssa & Padhraic | May 3,2019

64 | Lavender Love

26 | Hair Styles

30 | Nicole & Zach | February 9, 2019

78 | Floral Fantasy

36 | Havana Heat

58 | Nadine & Gary | October 11, 2019

112 | Translucent Opulence

40 | A Wedding in Cuba

70 | Kayleign & Andrew | August 11, 2018

126 | Pampas Dreams

42 | Top Beauty Picks

86 | Alexandra & Michael | July 21, 2018

135 | Colour Explosion

44 | Blue Stone Pantone Picks

106 | Ashley & Danny | June 1, 2019

146 | Boho Thrills

56 | Pressed Rose Pantone Picks

122 | Alexandra & Daniel | August 23, 2019

156 | Heaven On Earth

60 | Exquisitely Tasteful

130 | Brad & Samantha | July 27, 2019

62 | Top Registry Picks

138 | Y.J. & Josh | May 18, 2019

120 | Fresh Flower Bar

142 | Alexandria & Daniel | July 6, 2019







Toronto 2020 Edition Editor-In-Chief Theo Dermatis theo@elegantwedding.ca President Stephanos Pinios steven@elegantwedding.ca Creative Director Theo Dermatis theo@elegantwedding.ca Proofing Christina Rowan blog@elegantwedding.ca Marketing & Advertising Director Soula Melemenis soula@elegantwedding.ca Marketing Consultant Jasmine Chowdhury jc@elegantwedding.ca Marketing Consultant Voula Maroussis voula@elegantwedding.ca Marketing Consultant Ronnie Truesdale ronnie@elegantwedding.ca Data Specialist/Accounting Jasmyne DesBiens jasmyne@elegantwedding.ca


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ear Bride, The day has finally arrived. You are engaged to be married! What a wonderful feeling of elation and delight. You have some planning to do and we are here to make this process a fun and memorable one. As you flip through the pages of Elegant Wedding I want you to know that your wedding day is just as special to me as it is to you. I have spent much of my life providing inspiration and guidance to couples in order to help them plan the wedding of their dreams. As I discover something original or hear about a new trend I love to share it with you and help make your wedding day a little more special. I look for the city’s newest, hottest wedding specialists and value those who have been in the industry for years in order to bring you a well-researched variety of everything. The wedding day is the most special day of your life. It is the day to create memories and build a future of happiness, love and respect. This is the time to dream. Elegant Wedding is all about the beauty, fun, and excitement, surrounding your wedding. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and never-ending love. Congratulations, thank you for sharing your elegant wedding with me.

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A wedding isn’t just any day, it’s the day; a day that some have been planning their whole life. One of the most exciting aspects of planning a wedding is gathering inspiration. What dress, shoes, venue, flowers and hair will be perfect for your special day? After saying “Yes” to the dress, a bride’s hair is easily the most important piece of the puzzle to ensure she feels beautiful, comfortable and most importantly, 100% like herself. So what happens when a bride’s hair is too thin to achieve her ideal style, or she doesn’t have the time to grow the length she needs? Great Lengths comes to the rescue.

A Beautiful Bridal Before and After | Using just two bundles of individually bonded extensions, Bride-to-be, Chelsea, added the enviable volume and length needed to achieve the style she wanted for her wedding day.

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“I really wanted my hair to be fuller and longer so I’d able to achieve the dream hairstyle I wanted for my wedding day; and I wanted to be sure that hairstyle would last all day and all night. Due to the state of my natural hair, I was very nervous about achieving this.”

Before Great Lengths, Chelsea’s hair was very fine and thin. Because of this, her hair would not hold curls, even when styled at a professional salon. On her wedding day she wanted her hair to feel as effortless and beautiful as she had always hoped.

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“We discussed a number of things including the length I wanted, how thick I wanted my hair to be, and what colour I wanted. We talked about different options regarding colour to achieve a textured look and then Dee examined the shape and size of my head to determine how many bundles of hair to order. I wanted the colour to be a very dark brown, almost black, with some very subtle medium brown highlights, which Dee was able to incorporate with the extensions.”

Her bridal hairstyle was equally beautiful and romantic; long, flowing and curly with volume. She wore her hair half up, half down, with a lot of height in the front, and she couldn’t have been happier. “It is thanks to my Great Lengths extensions that my hair looked the best it has ever looked, on the most important day of my life. It was mainly because of my hair that I felt as beautiful and confident on my wedding day as I did.”

On the day of the application, Dee worked her magic with two bundles of 20” extensions in colour 1B. Before applying the extensions, Dee washed, cut, dried, and styled Chelsea’s hair. After the application, Dee again cut and styled Chelsea’s hair so the extensions and natural hair blended beautifully. Prior to her Great Lengths, Chelsea had never even worn clip-in extensions, so the process was completely new to her, and she was pleasantly surprised with the experience.

When asked if she would recommend Great Lengths to other Brides, Chelsea gave an enthusiastic “Yes!” “I would 100% recommend Great Lengths extensions for brides looking to achieve their dream hairstyle on their wedding day. I had such a good experience and I could not be happier that I decided to get them for my wedding day. I was expecting my hair to be longer and thicker after, but I was not expecting the entire process to be so smooth, and for the extensions to last as long and as well as they did.” Great Lengths’ large collection of shades and three different application methods (Hot Fusion, Ultrasonic Cold Fusion and GL Tapes) offer the versatility to address each bride’s unique hair needs. A wedding is a bride’s day to shine, and a hair stylist’s opportunity to help make that happen. A Great Lengths stylist can help you make your dream hair a reality on your big day. For more information on our application methods, available shades, and to find a stylist near you, visit greatlengthscanada.com.

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AllyssA & PAdhrAic

May 3, 2019

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Allyssa and Padhraic met in April of 2012 at P.J. O’Brien’s pub in Toronto. Padhraic (also known as Paddy) was out celebrating with his Irish football team and Allyssa happened to be out with her mother and sister for a drink. When Allyssa went to the bar, she and Paddy starting chatting and really hit it off. They exchanged numbers but only connected a few months later in August. On their first date, when Paddy came to pick her up, they began talking and couldn’t stop. The connection was instantaneous.

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THE CEREMONY | Allyssa and Paddy’s intimate celebration was made perfect with simple, yet chic decor. They said “I do” under a trendy triangle arch decorated with pampas grass; their officiant Jeff Maeck kept it light and heartfelt; and their 18-month-old niece couldn’t contain her excitement and laughter the entire time truly making their day. As the lead professional makeup artist behind Allyssa Helm Beauty & Co., Allyssa looked positively radiant. Her glam squad (Angela Xuereb Hair & Makeup Artistry, Shannon Petrolito, Presley Foskett, Jessica Wolfert and Alysse Morrison), also ensured the entire bridal party was stunning.

THE RECEPTION & DECOR | The goal of the reception was to keep everything laid-back and cocktail style. Tall bar tables and stools were dispersed throughout the venue so guests could easily maneuver their way around and mingle. To bring some Californian flair to the setting, a gorgeous pampas grass floral installation was hung from the ceiling alongside other small arrangements containing king protea with mixed metal decor. Everyone enjoyed the fun, party atmosphere where plenty of Irish dancing took place.

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In the fall of 2014, one of Nicole’s friends told her there was a new quarterback on the team her husband played for. This new quarterback was Zach. All of her friend’s insisted she give him her number because they were sure she’d “fall in love with him.” Time and time again, she denied them, until finally one day she caved. A couple of days later, she received a text: “Hi Nicole, Zach Collaros here.” His message immediately made her laugh and the two began talking as if they had known each other forever. A couple of days later, on September 2, 2015, Zach and Nicole went on their first date at El Catrin in the Distillery District. Afternoon quickly turned into night, and Nicole found herself not wanting the day to end. When the time came for Nicole to drop Zach off at the subway, he asked when he could see her again. Playing it cool, Nicole replied with, “Sometime next week?” to which Zach replied, “How about this Friday?” Shocked at his persistence, Nicole answered “You want to see me again in two days?” He said “YES.” The rest is history.

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flowers & decor: creations by gitta | photography: amsis photography | custom Wedding dress: ines di santo | suit: westbrook of ancaster | makeup & hair: fancy face venue: hazelton manor | entertainment: george st. kitts band and DJ jester | wedding planner: anna lacivita designs | video: elle and be films | linens: around the table furniture rentals: detailz charger plates & linens: right choice linen | cake: fine cakes by zehra stationery: sentiments | jewellery: tara fava jewellery

Elegant chandeliers framed an unbelievable head table covered by a lush blanket of florals that included garden roses, orchids and anemones. Guest tables featured crystal candelabras and loose arrangements, while family tables had hand-made gold vases with tall lush centrepieces lined up side by side.

Flowers and Decor: Gatto Flowers | Photography & Videography: Everlasting Moments | Planning: Truly Yours Planning | Linens: Right Choice Linen | Rentals: Detailz Couture Event Rentals, R5 Decor | Decor: Dream Party Decor | Cake: Fine Cakes By Zehra Invitations & Stationery: So Pretty In Print | Dress: Powder Bride (Leah Da Gloria) | Hanging chandelier: Royal Orchid Florsit | Suit: 4Men United | Hair: Franca Loconte | Makeup: Make Up By Shannon Sansone | Ceremony Venue: St Margurite D’Youville Reception Venue: Universal Event Space | Catering: Peter and Pauls | Entertainment: Veriation Music, Frank Cimino Band, Elena Musician | Rentals, R5 Event Design | floor and letter decal: Event Graffiti



THE CEREMONY | The ceremony was exactly what Jessica and Mario envisioned. They walked into a church filled with flowers. From the floral arch to the pews, each was decorated with roses and orchids from Gatto Flowers. Jessica recalls it being an absolute fairytale. A family friend sang, they had a live harpist play music and everything came together just as perfectly as they imagined.

THE RECEPTION | The goal of the reception was to showcase a floral garden. Flowers hung from the ceiling, five different types of centrepieces were created and a 22-foot-high backdrop loaded with candles and more flowers brought the grandeur to a whole new level. The contemporary yet romantic theme decorated by Gatto Flowers and R5 Event Design with all-white flowers, organic greenery and gold accents was the perfect touch to their night. With 700 guests dining and dancing, it truly was a night they will remember forever.

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Cherish every moment. Take time on the day of your wedding to soak it all in- just the two of you! The planning is exciting...the parties are unforgettable, the time spent with those who love and support you is priceless. But in the end, all that matters is that you are beginning a life together with your best friend- and that is the best thing in the world!

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THE RECEPTION With a guest list of nearly 500, Zach and Nicole wanted their reception to be a real party. In other words, entertainment and food were important. The bride’s sister, Aleesia (a singer/songwriter), wrote and sang a first dance medley just for the occasion, which was a personal touch that meant the world to the newlyweds. Guests feasted on a delectable oyster bar alongside incredible food from the Hazelton Manor, before diving into some special late night stations that included pizza from Zach’s hometown. With flowers for days from Creations by Gitta and incredible planning from Anna Lacivita Designs, the reception turned into a magical garden. “Walking into the room was truly special,” recalls Nicole. “We knew what we thought it was going to look like, but didn’t know the magnitude of how wonderful it was going to be.”

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Iberostar offers planning services for an island wedding combining relaxation and culture Weddings at the Iberostar Selection Varadero Hotel Its wealth of culture, beauty and fabulous atmosphere make Cuba one of the most popular wedding destinations. Saying “I do� on the shores of the Caribbean Sea is an option at the Iberostar Selection Varadero, which boasts long-standing experience in planning and hosting weddings. The hotel has a team of professionals responsible for organizing and taking care of every detail so that nothing is missing on such an important day. It also offers wedding packages in Varadero with special services for the bride and groom and their guests.

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts also has wedding services available in a number of other Cities or Beachfront hotels in Cuba, perfect to celebrate your wedding. For more information contact bodas@iberostar.tur.cu. Visit iberostar.com to discover all the Iberostar hotels.


Designed for those seeking the most exclusive amenities in superb seafront settings. Impeccable, personalized service throughout this very special time. They know that your wedding day is one of the most special and important occasions of your life, which is why they are delighted to offer you the chance to celebrate it in Cuba - a unique and truly memorable destination. Getting married on this Caribbean island is the perfect solution for any couple seeking a paradisaical destination and a wedding setting that combines stunning, unspoilt nature and culture. The country boasts spectacular beaches that are quite simply out of this world, as well as a unique culture and history. All this, together with its tropical climate, guarantees a wedding celebration in a festive atmosphere filled with joy and happiness.

To make life easy for the happy couples, Iberostar’s wedding packages include services such as an expert wedding planner, and decoration of the ceremony venue. Catering for the reception will include the gastronomy served at its specialty restaurants, offering international options as well as regional ingredients, in line with Iberostar’s commitment to the use of locally-sourced produce. There are also a number of additional services on offer, such as a wedding video and professional photography, or professional hairdressing and make-up, and naturally, a room boasting breathtaking views for the newlyweds.

At Iberostar Selection Varadero they believe your wedding should be breathtaking and unforgettable. It’s all about you and your special day. ... Only the best wedding experts will be at your services to ensure they create the wedding of your dreams.

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Nadine and Gary met through a mutual friend. They used to live on the same street. They started chatting online for years before they met in person. The connection was instantaneous.

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Photography: Livi Shaw Photography | Wedding Planner: Full Planning and Design Lisa K Events | Dress: Maggie Sottero - Ladonna | Suit: Kenneth Cole - Reaction | Makeup: Genyfel Acuna - Enhanced by Genyfel | Hair: Done by | Bride (Nadine Lawrence) | Ceremony Location & Venue: The Doctor’s House | Entertainment: Bass Beats | Flowers & Decor: Luxel Decor Custom Charcuterie boards: Kendall Rustic Design | Wedding Cake & Grooms Cake: Kissed By Sugar

THE CEREMONY Nadine and Gary wanted everything to be held in one location. They had their ceremony and reception at The Doctor’s House, which was the perfect venue. The chapel was decorated with greenery on the pews and beautiful floral arrangements at the front of the chapel. Guests blew bubbles as they exited. It was a very special moment for both of them. THE RECEPTION AND DECOR When it came to the planning and decor of the wedding Nadine relied on the guidance of Lisa K Events to help plan the perfect wedding. Their dream was to have a wedding full

of fall colours. As an added touch each guest was given a package that Nadine had put together. Jars of homemade jam and chocolates added that extra sweet touch. Rustic elements like a custom charcuterie board added to the rustic fall feel of the wedding. Gary brought an element of fun by having Led ice cubes that lite up on each table-being a techy guy he felt this was a little representation of him. Everyone enjoyed the evening as it was filled with amazing food, laughter and most importantly celebrating the love of this beautiful couple.

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Welcome your guests with a menu that is fit for a fairy tale wedding. With great pride and care, your catering team will prepare a meal to remember. The world of gastronomy is one that will entice and delight you and your guests. With great care and attention to detail, let the experts prepare a spread bursting with flavour. Using seasonal food items they will optimize on the highest quality, brightest colours and consequently the finest presentation. From canapĂŠs to food stations every element of the food and drink will contribute to the overall feel of your event. You can opt for personalized dishes or interesting food stations. Drink stations are also very popular as they introduce a new kind of fun-factor to the cocktail hour. Incorporate your own style, you can design colourful drinks to match your theme or include a station where specialty drinks are named after your bridesmaids. This is a great place to put your signature style to the catering aspect of your event. catering:

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Experience Excellence Imagine your guests being captivated by the resplendent old world allure of Le Jardin’s architecture and décor, reminiscent of a French Château. Upon arrival you are surrounded by an unmistakable warmth and charm.

Your guests are welcomed by a bright, stunning foyer with soaring 30-foot, hand-gilded ceilings, a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling fireplace and walkout to courtyards, Chateau Le Jardin’s professional service and exquisite cuisine have turned dreams into reality for over 35 years.

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Rustic Elegance Set against a country backdrop, the beauty of simplicity and elegance surfaces using unique inspiration to create a wedding that is full of personality and charisma. A creative interplay of table dĂŠcor and floral design sets the stage. The beauty and bold colours complement a rustic theme. Creative rental pieces give your wedding its character and distinction. Use interesting furniture pieces to lend an air of elegance and sophistication.


Au Jardin d’Emmanuel | jewellery: Creations Georgianni Inc. | gowns: White, Toronto

Eva-Photo | | event planner: Marilyn Event Planner | flowers: Lelili Fleurs

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Eva-Photo | gowns: White, Toronto photography:

Some dresses need few accessories to make a statement while others provide a blank canvas for creativity and self-expression. A chunky necklace, long earrings or a statement ring highlight your unique style. Whether you choose a princess ball gown in satin or a strapless A-line organza sheath, your accessories create a look that is distinctly yours.

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HOW THEY MET Andrew and Kayleigh met nine years ago at the end of high school. They saw each other regularly with mutual friends in the small town of Georgetown, Ontario, and started dating soon after. Two years of dating later, Andrew got a promotion at work and moved to Alberta for 11 months while Kayleigh was in her final year of college. Throughout that time, they dated long distance until Kayleigh join him once she completed school. After six years of being together, they got engaged.


August 11, 2018

THE CEREMONY A small wedding at the family cottage is exactly what Andrew and Kayleigh wanted. When Andrew’s grandparents agreed to host the ceremony right on their dock in Port Carling, they were overjoyed. To complement the rustic theme of the setting, a branch arch lined with draping and flowers was used to decorate the altar alongside burlap bows on every chair. The ceremony was held at 3 p.m. with the warm sun shining down on everyone, while neighbours in boats gathered in the water to watch the ceremony, wave and congratulate the newlyweds. It was everything they had ever dreamt of.


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Arch, Lighting & Draping: Jeffery Crawford Creative Event Drapery | Flowers: Tanya List Design | Day-of-Coordinator: Nicole Pimentel | Linens & Rentals: Muskoka Event Services | Cake: Sophisticakes | Invitations & Stationery: Vista Print | Suit: Tip Top Tailors | Dress: Essense of Australia (Style D2363) | Reception Venue: Port Carling Community Centre Catering: The North Catering | Entertainment: Taurus Productions


Jessica Douglas Photography


THE RECEPTION While the bridal party took beautiful pictures with Jessica Douglas Photography after the ceremony, guests were invited to enjoy cocktail hour and snacks at the reception. Dinner consisted of a cranberry, spinach and sunflower seed salad; herb roasted breast of chicken merlot jus; and medley of fresh vegetables with rosemary potatoes. The couple shared their first dance to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran featuring Beyoncé.

THE DECOR To continue the rustic atmosphere of the day, twinkling lights, draping and gold chiavari chairs decorated the hall. Vintage cutlery was set at each table alongside wooden centrepieces accented by flowers and candles, while at the sweet table, a love-shaped balloon hung above a naked cake and cupcake tower for guests to feast on.

JESSICA DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPHY | 905-336-6782 | “My true passion in photography started in Grade 11 when I was introduced to film photography by a high school teacher. From there, my craft, passion and experience doubled as I attended Fanshawe College and completed the 2 year diploma course on the deans list. After college, I was hired by a Toronto Based photography studio where I began photographing weddings of all cultures and traditions. I loved every moment of it and decided to break off on my own to take charge of my own career. With a background in business, I not only am able to do this full time, but I am able to provide my clients with an exceptional experience and produce stunning imagery that they will be proud of ” jessicadouglasphotography.com



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STYLE SHOOT SOURCE photography and producer:

Motion D Photography

MotionDPhotography.com | 416-358-9738 co-produced and co-planned, decor

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Le Papillon Events

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Motion D Photography | MotionDPhotography.com flowers and arch and cake stands: Le Papillon Events | LePapillonEvents.com


photography and producer: motion d photography | co-produced and co-planned decor & florals: le papillon Events | venue: the great hall | bridal gowns: the royal bridal boutique Dress Designer: adishlomo| Rentals: event rental group | videography: capture this Films| chocolates: Succulent Chocolates | ring: couple co. | accessories: accessories by talia Stationery Urban Scribes | Cakes: Mademoiselle vanilla | hair Stylist: somaya’s makeup & hair studio | makeup: tickle me pretty | model- tara elizabeth O’Brien

Motion D Photography | MotionDPhotography.com flowers, arch and crystal candelabras: Le Papillon Events | LePapillonEvents.com photography:



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Succulent Chocolates and Sweets

SucculentChocolates.com photography:

Motion D Photography

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Le Papillon Events



Flowers & Decor: Le Papillon Events | LePapillonEvents.com chocolates: Succulent Chocolates and Sweets | SucculentChocolates.com PhotograPhy: Motion D Photography | MotionDPhotography.com

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photography and producer: motion d photography | co-produced and co-planned decor & florals: le papillon Events | bridal gowns: the royal bridal boutique Dress Designer: adishlomo| ring: couple co. | accessories: accessories by talia hair Stylist: sonay stylist | makeup: tickle me pretty | model- tara elizabeth O’Brien

PhotograPhy: Motion D Photography | MotionDPhotography.com

VENDOR SOURCE www.ElegantWeddingDirectory.com

Flowers & Decor: Le Papillon Events | LePapillonEvents.com | PhotograPhy: Motion D Photography | MotionDPhotography.com

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AlexAndrA & MichAel

On August 21, 2009, the stars aligned. Alexandra attended Michael’s 20th birthday party with her friend who was invited by one of Michael’s friends. As soon as they were introduced, they spent the entire night together. Throughout the rest of their relationship, the number 21 carried a special significance. Seven years after the day they met, on August 21, 2016, they got engaged, and on July 21, 2018, they celebrated their wedding.

July 21, 2018

FlOWErs & DEcOr:

Gatto Flowers GattoFlowers.ca 905-670-0636

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Flowers & Decor: Gatto Flowers | GattoFlowers.ca

Lavish Tablescapes Beautiful tablescapes define the ambiance of your wedding and breathe life into your vision. Use your imagination to create the wedding table of your dreams. Flowers, table linens, and dĂŠcor items will be its distinguishing features. Styling, table size and shape will make a unique statement. Discuss the infinite possibilities with your florist and wedding planner.

Flowers and Decor: Gatto Flowers | Photography: Purple Tree Photography | Dress: Julie Vino | Makeup: Jen Evoy Makeup Studio | Hair: Hair by Krista Martinez | Suit: Garrison Bespoke | Reception Venue and Catering: Paramount Event Space Wedding Planner: Helen Pispidikis -Weddings by Design | Draping, Candelabras and Linens, charger plates: Right Choice | Backdrop and Chairs: Detailz Couture Event Rentals | Chandelier: Fire Dog | Serpentine Tables: R5 Decor Cake: Steffies Sweets & Treats | Invitations & Stationery: Elements Invitations | Videography: AMV Weddings | Entertainment: S4 Entertainment | Dance Floor: Event Graffiti

The bride says…

“After so many months of planning, your day will be over in the blink of an eye, so make sure to take a moment and really take everything in!” THE CEREMONY| Alexandra and Michael had a traditional and symbolic Greek ceremony inside a beautiful Greek church to honour the groom’s heritage. The aisles were draped with gorgeous greenery from Gatto Flowers, which tied nicely with the breathtaking art and architecture of the building. Plenty of family and friends watched in attendance, while 20 bridesmaids and groomsmen helped make it so special. Purple Tree Photography was there to capture every beautiful moment of the day.

THE RECEPTION |Hundreds of guests (350 to be exact) joined the newlyweds for their gorgeous garden reception. The couple shared their first dance to the symphony version of “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran featuring Andrea Bocelli, while later in the evening everyone took part in traditional Greek and Italian dancing. To ensure exquisite food was served throughout, Alexandra and Michael kicked off the celebration with hors d’oeuvres, lamb chops, and prosciutto and Saganaki stations. At midnight, the late night snack bar included Greek desserts and a veal and rapini sandwich station.

Flowers & Decor: Gatto Flowers | GattoFlowers.ca

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THE DECOR | Gatto Flowers and Weddings by Design worked closely together using a palette of gold and greenery to bring Alexandra’s dream of a romantic garden theme to life. Thanks to a massive gold bar filled with dozens of candles, the couple’s head table at the centre of the room glowed. There to provide a pop of colour with hints of mauve was a gorgeous floral runner centrepiece spilling over both ends of the table. For more visual interest alongside the stellar serpentine tablescape with candelabra, a variety of high and low centrepieces were placed at the guest tables.

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Flowers & Decor: Gatto Flowers | GattoFlowers.ca



Photography: Stephen M Loban | Hair: Maryanne Costa Hairstyling | Hair Accessories: Crowned by Juliet | Makeup: Kayla Jackson Decor Rentals, flower wall & Set Design: Nayos | Decor & Florals: Vintage Bash | Venue: The Warehouse Event Venue at Downsview Park | Model: Stephanie Domet






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Photos: Quarum Photo & Video



Ashley & DAnny

June 1 2019

One night, Ashley went to see a Toronto Maple Leafs game at the Scotiabank Arena in downtown Toronto with some friends. Her cousin joined the group with some of his friends and Danny happened to be one of them. The two hit it off instantly and spent the entire evening getting to know one another. They’ve been inseparable ever since.

Decor, rentals, headtable design, silk florals flower wall & centerpieces:

R5 Event Design R5E.ca 647-559-3828

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fresh flowers: Gatto Flowers | GattoFlowers.ca

head table design: R5 Event Design | R5E.ca


As soon as Ashley and Danny saw the Hotel X Toronto, they knew it was where they wanted both their ceremony and reception to take place. Along with spectacular rooftop views of Lake Ontario at the ceremony, some of the couple’s favourite moments of the day included seeing Ashley’s five-month-old nephew ride into the hall on a miniature Lamborghini; having Ashley’s father sing an Italian song before the father/daughter dance; and listening to friend Laura Cavacece sing the first dance song. Last but not least, the newlyweds were utterly surprised by the presence of the groom’s family all the way from Italy.

decor, rentals, silk florals, flower wall & centerpieces: R5 Event Design | R5E.ca | fresh flowers: Gatto Flowers | GattoFlowers.ca


fresh flowers: Gatto Flowers | GattoFlowers.ca


A seemingly endless sea of fresh florals from Gatto Flowers and decor from R5 Event Design turned Ashley and Danny’s reception into an incredible fairytale. The magical theme was made perfect with 12-foot-tall wisteria trees at almost every table alongside the couple’s epic head table created with greenery, cherry blossoms and more wisteria. The true focal point of the room. “It completely exceeded all of our expectations, and more so, our dreams,” recalls Ashley. “It was truly a magical set up and nothing short of perfection.”

Decor, rentals, silk florals, flower wall & centerpieces: R5 Event Design | R5E.ca fresh flowers: Gatto Flowers | GattoFlowers.ca

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Photogrphy: Quarum Photo & Video | Decor, Rental, Honour Table, Silk Flowrs: R5 Event Design | Fresh Flowers: Gatto Flowers | Dress: Enzoani, Mona Richie Boutique | Suit: 4 Men United: Makeup: Makeup by Shannon Sansone Hair: Elements of Hair | Accessories: Woodbridge Bridal Shoe Shop & Accessories | Venue: Hotel X, Toronto | Catering: byPeterandPauls | Entertainment: Veriation Music, Shimonov Brothers, J Stixx | Live Entertainment & Singer Laura Cavacece Wedding Planner: Fab FĂŞte Planning Boutique | Rentals: As Special Events Party & Tent Rentals | Dance Floor: Dance Floor Graphics | Cake: Cake Creations by Michelle | Invitations & Stationery: Pearl Invitations

Translucent Opulence



& special events makeup artist: All Dolled Up By Charisse AllDolledUpByCharisse.ca | 416-829-0228

& Co.

Beyond Infiniti Photography- Charlene Nosce BeyondInfinitiPhotography.com | 416-277-8753


wedding planner: Glorious Events GloriousEvents.ca | 647-808-0375

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& special events makeup artist:

All Dolled Up By Charisse & Co. | AllDolledUpByCharisse.ca

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Florist: Eternity Blossoms | EternityBlossoms.com


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& special events makeup artist: All Dolled Up By Charisse & Co. AllDolledUpByCharisse.ca


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& special events makeup artist: all dolled up by charisse & co. | photography: beyond infiniti photography- charlene nosce | wedding planner: glorious events eternity blossoms | hair artist: gretchen cruz hair artistry | stationery: ella rose paperie | rental (table & glassware): event rental group | wedding and events design studio: babylon decor | gowns: ana koi bridal | rings / Jewlery: viewzen Jewlery| wedding videography : goody cambay wedding films



wedding planner:

Glorious Events GloriousEvents.ca


& special events makeup artist:

All Dolled Up By Charisse & Co.



& special events makeup artist:

All Dolled Up By Charisse & Co. AllDolledUpByCharisse.ca photography: Beyond Infiniti Photography- Charlene Nosce BeyondInfinitiPhotography.com

Event Decor, Floral Design and Visual Production www.r5e.ca • 647-559-3828 • design@r5e.ca

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Brides are always looking for new ways to bring something special to their wedding.

For the bride who is crazy about florals, we couldn’t think of a nicer idea than including a flower bar at her wedding. So, what’s a flower bar you ask? A pop-up flower bar is a great and fun activity for your guests. They get to choose the flowers they like and have a floral designer create fresh flower creations for them to take home. It’s a hot new trend that’s not only a great way to get guests interacting with one another, but also makes a fun and unique favour. It can be setup anywhere for events such as weddings and bridal showers. The flowers can be arranged in various forms such as bouquet, box or pot for your guests to take them home. We are sure no one will resist the beauty of flowers!

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One of a kind, private, and secluded event space, outside catering allowed. Summer outdoor events accommodating up to 180 people. Large grass area, salt water cabana pool bar, and 4,500 sq. ft. paved grounds. The Ivy Lane Estate offers an unparalleled venue to make your special day truly perfect.

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Daniel and Alexandra crossed paths multiple times at CrossFit gyms and competitions. In 2013, both finally mustered up the courage to introduce themselves at a CrossFit Christmas party during one of Toronto’s biggest ice storms. Alexandra was persistent in impressing Daniel on the squat rack and made a point of never missing a class with the hopes of seeing him. One day, Daniel finally asked Alexandra out. After being together for three years, Daniel took Alexandra to Portugal and completely caught her off guard by proposing in Praia de Benagil.



August 23, 2019

Daniel and Alexandra wanted to keep their ceremony traditional. It was very important to do the first reveal when walking down the aisle and write their own vows. Although they didn’t get married in a church, it was also crucial that they honour their Christian faith as much as possible. In doing so, they selected their favourite scriptural pieces and Alexandra walked down the aisle to a violin cover of “What a Beautiful Name.”


Brandon Taylor


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The bride says…

“The best piece of advice I was given and listened to was to take a moment to be with your newly husband, just you and him, and enjoy each other. It will all be gone in the blink of an eye, but most importantly you will cherish the moment just the two of you, sneaking away for a moment and taking in all the emotions of the day.”


Photography: Brandon Taylor | Dress: Enzoani | Suit: Wingman Suits | Makeup & Hair: Fancy Face Inc. | Venue: Spencer’s on the Lake | Catering: Pearle Weddings | Wedding Planner: The Event Design Co. Flowers & Decor: La Belle Fleur Floral & Design | Linens: Simply Beautiful Decor | Rentals: Chairs Galore | Entertainment: The Dj Co. | Invitations & Stationery: Minted | Videography: DML Films

THE RECEPTION & THE DECOR After looking for the ideal venue for over a year (they wanted to stray from a traditional banquet hall), Daniel and Alexandra selected Spencer’s At The Waterfront. They instantly fell in love with the tall glass windows encasing the space, the breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Ontario and succulent menu. The small and intimate gathering included 88 guests with photography services from Brandon Taylor. Mexico, the couple’s favourite vacation destination,

is what inspired every aspect of the decor. With a modern, tropical theme in mind, the colour palette featured green, white and black with gold detailing. Tropical florals and foliage decorated the tables and bouquets, while acrylic pieces were used for the chairs and signs. Instead of circular tables, long rectangular communal tables filled with candles were used to further the modern theme. Brandon Taylor captured every detail and moment with style and grace.

BRANDON TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY | 226-600-0044 | “Hi, I’m Brandon, an emotional story teller based in Cambridge Ontario but available Worldwide. I truly believe everyone was put on this planet with a gift and photography is mine. I want you to choose me because my work speaks to you, because you’re a happy crazyin-love kinda person and that’s how you want to remember your day ! I want you to be just as excited about me capturing your day as I am to be there! My goal is to capture your love how we see it. BrandonTaylor.ca

Pampas Dream RUSTIC T H E M E

STYLE SHOOT SOURCE floral concept

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OMG Events

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Photography: Chuckleberry Photography


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OMG Events Style Shoot - Pampas Grass | Photography: Chuckleberry Photography | Floral and concept Designer: OMG Events | Planner: Jessica Lisi Events | Cake: Artist Kakes By Karli | Macarons: The Macaron Box Stationary: So Trendy Stationary | Hair: Hair By Elise | Makeup: Waking up Sexy | Bridal Dresses: Helens Bridal | Men’s Formal Wear Per Lui | Men’s Shoes and Accessories: Per Lui | Venue: The Royal Venetian

& design: OMG Events| OhMyGoshEvents.com

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HOW THEY MET Brad’s brother, Ryan, set up Sam and Brad on a blind date. Although they already knew each other from high school, Sam played hard to get. A few years later, Ryan ran into Sam and convinced her to go on a double date with his brother once more, only this time accompanied by he and his then-girlfriend (now wife). It didn’t take Sam long to realize that they were indeed a great match.

Brad & Samantha

July 27, 2019

Venue & Catering:

One King West OneKingWest.com 416-548-8200


Photography: Christine Lim


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Venue & Catering: One King West | OneKingWest.com

THE CEREMONY St. Andrew Church, where Sam grew up attending, was where the ceremony took place in Oakville. The bride arrived in style in her grandfather’s 1961 Thunderbird with her mother, sister and Nonno. As an ode to the song that her parent’s got married to years before, Sam selected Pachelbel’s Canon to walk down the aisle. Brad and Sam filled the church with their family and friends who had witnessed their relationship grow over the last eight years. After sealing it with a kiss, the newlyweds walked out to one of their favourite songs, “My Girl” by The Temptations.


THE RECEPTION With the couple now living in Toronto, they wanted to have their reception in a boutique-style hotel downtown. After seeing the art deco design and vintage ambiance of the Grand Banking Hall at One King West, they chose it for their wedding. The overall atmosphere was warm and inviting, and Brad’s speech brought down the house with plenty of laughter and happy tears.


The palette chosen for the overall decor scheme was periwinkle and gold, complemented by bursts of colour from the wildflower-inspired bouquets. Pillar candles of varying heights were placed on each table alongside gold table numbers to set the mood. For a sentimental touch, photos of the couple and their parent’s weddings were on display on the vintage banking counters. One of the couple’s favourite pieces was the custom photo booth backdrop created to make guests look like they were sitting on the moon.

Venue & Catering: One King West | OneKingWest.com

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PhotograPhy: Matt Besenyodi PhotograPhy

Colour Explosion CORAL T H E M E

Inspired by the Pantone colour “Coral�, this Classic & Whimsical Styled Shoot featured garden inspired florals, in a classic white setting. They incorporated the whimsical colour palette of dusty blue and coral, to bring the vision to life. event planning, design

& florals: Express Yourself Weddings & Events

ExpressYourselfWeddings.com | 416-617-9334

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& florals: Express Yourself Weddings & Events



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May 18, 2019

Josh and Y.J.’s relationship dates back to when they were neighbours and friends in elementary school. After years of growing up alongside one another, he finally mustered up the courage to ask her out in high school in the 10th grade. When time came for Josh to propose, he decided to take Y.J. to Niagara for her birthday, drag her out in the cold in front of the falls and get down on one knee to ask her the big question. At the time, Y.J. was tired, starving and didn’t understand why they had to B-line for the falls as soon as they got there. Once he asked, she was delighted and spent the rest of the day celebrating. They topped the night off by seeing one of her favourite musicals.


The Eastcore TheEastcore.com (437) 886-6488

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THE CEREMONY| As non-traditional people, Josh and Y.J. wanted a non-traditional ceremony. The role of the officiant was taken by the groom’s cousin who did an amazing job making the service personal, memorable and humorous with heart-warming anecdotes from their past. Another touching addition to the ceremony was the mother of the groom’s friend who sang the seven blessings. Nonetheless for Josh, the most memorable moment was hearing Y.J.’s vows. Although he barely remembers what she said, he couldn’t help but smile the entire time, thinking about how assuring the future felt. THE RECEPTION| Delicious food, beautiful decorations and a constant flow of drinks ensured all had a wonderful time at the reception. Of course, since the wedding was half Jewish, the groom took part in the necessary Horah where he was hoisted in the air on a chair. Everyone hit the dance floor at that point and enjoyed the party. The Eastcore did a fantastic job capturing the day with photography and videography services

Flowers, Linens & Decor: OMG


Events | ohmygoshevents.com

Planning & Catering: Victor Dries Curated Events Rentals: Higgins Event Rentals Venue: Crow’s Theatre | Cake: Sugar Sweet Cakes Invitations & Stationery: WithJoy.com Dress: Lea-Ann Belter Bridal | Suit: Garrison Bespoke Makeup & Hair: Chloe Kim Entertainment: Alex Kirschner

Flowers, Linens & Decor: OMG

The bride says…

“At the end of the day, the only remaining concrete memories are pictures. Take the time to take memorable ones with your significant other, family and friends!”

Events Inc |ohmygoshevents.com

THE DECOR | After meeting with Alexandria of OMG Events, Josh and Y.J. knew that her talent and passion would bring their vague ideas to fruition beyond their wildest dreams. From the hanging greenery and Edison light bulbs to the draping and centrepieces, every component was perfectly reminiscent of an elegant industrial garden. The couple couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful day.

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HOW THEY MET Daniel worked with Alexandria’s brother and they became good friends. Through their friendship, Daniel and Alexandria met and became friends. However, early on, they learned that they had actually met numerous times as children. Daniel had grown up next door to her cousin’s house, so they unknowingly were tied. The two bonded over similar interests: their love of Italy, traveling and cooking.

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July 6, 2019

THE CEREMONY Daniel and Alexandria were married in the church that her family has attended her whole life. The couple loved the idea of having a band at the reception but didn’t want to run the risk of not having a lively party, so they decided to have the band play at the ceremony instead. The music was romantic, elegant, whimsical and the perfect touch.


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THE RECEPTION It was important to the newlyweds that both their big Italian families (totaling 335 guests) attend the reception. Delicious food was served and a great party was had by all. With a beautiful, illuminated eight-foot bar on the dance floor and elevated DJ booth just above it, guests danced until the very end of the night. Lauren McCormick Photography captured every special moment.

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THE DECOR All of the flowers provided by Imperial Flower Shop were show stoppers at Alexandria and Daniel’s reception. White peonies, blush garden roses and greenery were used to decorate every corner, from the tall crystal centrepieces on the guest tables to the head table framed by gorgeous blooms. White draping created an elegant backdrop behind the couple, alongside acrylic decor and a gold bar back filled with candles and flowers. Alexandria was thrilled that her vision of romance and enchantment came to life. To honour the bride’s five-year remission anniversary battling cancer just two days before the wedding, donations were made to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation in lieu of party favours.

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