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The Bridal Affair Magazine www.thebridalaffair.ca Volume 3, Issue 1 Ontario

editor-in-chief & founder Rohit Sharma // ro@thebridalaffair.ca

graphic designer Sharan Dhillon

general inquiries Advertising // sales@thebridalaffair.ca

contributing photographers

Welcome to the third edition of The Bridal Affair! With the wedding journey having so many milestones for the couple to celebrate, this edition features real life weddings but also engagement shoots and parties, bridal showers as well as a boudoir shoot. Despite where in the journey you are, there is inspiration for you every step of the way! We’re seeing a trend in the wedding scene where couples are moving away from typical wedding looks to something that is more tailored and fresh that feels like ‘them’. One of the ways to personalize events is to introduce statements details that pack a punch. Giving your events that personal style makes it your own, from giant balloons, floral arches and hanging displays to statement sleeves on wedding gowns and oversized headpieces; couples are going for the wow factor. With that in mind, this emerging trend became the inspiration for this edition with it being incorporated in several facets. Whether it was to draw attention to the bride with big, bold bridal gowns and exaggerated accessories or the use of oversize decor and statement elements in the style shoots to create a lasting impression – we’re looking to inspire each bride to tell her story in her way.

Alice Xue Photography Amsis Photography Andrew Mark Photography Dave Abreu Photography Ella White Photography Gable Mak Photography Kurtz Orpia Photography L’Atelier Lumière International Photographie Lisa Vigliotta Photography Mango Studios Purple Tree Photography Rosetta Li Weddings

publisher Hot Stove Media Inc.

special thanks to Dave Abreu Tina Ciotti 2020 Hot Stove Media Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced online or in print without the expressed and written permission of the Publisher. The Bridal Affair does not guarantee or endorse the quality of services or products of our advertisers or featured suppliers. “The Bridal Affair” and it’s logotype are registered trademarks of Hot Stove Media Inc. Printed in Canada.

The new face of The Bridal Affair carries the inspiration with the beautiful statement necklace and unique wristbands complimenting the Ines Di Santo gown that truly exude sophisticated sexiness. We hope The Bridal Affair inspires you, so that your personal style, essence and beauty shines through to tell your story! The Bridal Affair Team

cover image Photography: Dave Abreu Photography Concept & Stylist: Fancy Fête Events Gown: Ines Di Santo Neckpiece & Wrist Cuffs: Marie Copps Beauty: Leena Haravi Hair: Ladylyn Gool Palms: Right Choice Linen Rental & Decor

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The journey of finding one’s perfect wedding starts with creating a dream team. The List is our fancied index of Toronto Wedding Professionals that pursue perfection in every event they do.

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Leena Heravi Makeup Makeup Artist Artist

Leenaheravi@gmail.com Leenaheravi@gmail.com || www.leenaheravi.com www.leenaheravi.com || IG: IG: @LeenaHeravi @LeenaHeravi


Exclusive. Elegant. Perfection.

A unique curated custom clothing experience. By appointment only.

M Y K I N G A N D B AY. C O M / B R I D A L A F FA I R Photo Credit: Dallas & Sabrina Photography


Shades of pink make for a bridal shower full of romance!

Styled by Sara from August In Bloom Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana // Gown: Monique L’Huillier // Headpiece: Karen Wolf // Tableware: Casa de Perrin // Cake: Jasmine Rae Cakes // Bouquet: Kristen Kay Photography Stationery Suite: Margo & Bees // Champagne: Moet & Chandon Rosé Imperial // Wall Decal: Etsy // Perfume: Anthropologie

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Giving foliage the centre stage makes for a rich lush bridal shower!

Styled by Tina from Fancy FĂŞte Decor: Villa Cimbrone in Italy // Bouquet: Rachel May Photography // Shoes: Ralph & Russo // Veil: Stephanie Ingram // Perfume: Chanel // Gown: Pallas Couture // Clutch: Edie Parker Greenery: Photogerson // Champagne: Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Brut Gold Champagne // Cake: Fine Cakes by Zehra

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Shades of purple bring together this dreamy bridal shower!

Styled by Suzzette from Exquisite Occasions Cake: Hellosukar // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Dress: Chantel Lauren // Nail Polish: Dior // Chandelier:Pinterest // Clutch: Rula Galayini Perfume: Anthropologie // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Earrings: Bloomingdale’s // Lavender Favours: Scarlett Acres // Florals: Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design Lavender Lemonade: Pinterest

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Photography: Gable Mak Photography – gablemak.com // Creative Director: Madison & Ella – madisonandella.com Cinematography: About Us Films – aboutusfilms.co // Photo Editing: 9 Koi Studios // Stylist: Cindy Conroy – cindyconroy.com Accessories Stylist: Tytan Ties – tytanties.com // Makeup: Faces by Toru // Hair: Duyen Huynh – duyenhuyen.com // Gowns: Kim Newport Collection – pinktartan.ca Men’s Suit (gold): Rhowan James – rhowanjames.com // Men’s Suit (green): Thomas Henry Made – thmade.com // Feather Headpiece: Maison Chardon Menu, Acrylic Table & Invite: Miss Paper Cut – miss-papercut.com // Chairs, Linens & Glassware: Chairman Mills – chairmanmills.com Charger Plates & Cutlery: Table Tales – tabletalesto.ca // Car: Motori Autotechnik – motoriauto.ca // Venue: Aga Khan Museum – agakhanmuseum.org

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Nicole Carvalho

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Despite our more traditional values and views on love and marriage, Mohammad and I met the modern non-traditional way, online. It started with a swipe and a click that led to more than a few conversations, and finally to a date that almost didn’t happen. At the time, Mohammad was in his final year of residency at Brown University and I was a dental student in Boston. We were burnt out and exhausted from our programs and from dating when we both decided to give online dating a chance. After matching and having our initial conversation, it took us months before deciding to meet in person. Even then it took us months before actually making it happen due to our demanding schedules. We finally settled on a meeting date, which happened to be a long weekend in the US where most people leave town for trips and vacations. I was so excited to finally meet the guy I had been talking to for months that I didn’t mind staying in town when most of my classmates left Boston. I decided to use the time to pamper myself and get ready for my big date. After getting my hair and nails done, shopping for a new outfit, and getting myself ready for a meeting that seemed long overdue, my excitement was crushed when Mohammad had to cancel hours before our set date due to car trouble. I quickly decided that it must have been a sign that it wasn’t meant to be and that I was more than likely being saved from imminent heartbreak anyway. Despite my decision to not give him another chance, after all I did get stood up the first time, Mohammad’s persistence convinced me to set up another date with him – to which he showed up! – and from then we became inseparable. Although the story of us meeting is far from a good romance story you read in novels or see in movies, online dating brought together a Persian girl raised in Georgia, living in Boston and a Persian born Torontonian, studying in Providence, who otherwise might have never met, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. After a few years of dating and moving together to Manchester, New Hampshire we decided to take a weekend trip to the city where we initially met, Boston, Massachusetts. Little did I know that on this trip, and apparently a few other trips, Mohammad was carrying around a ring waiting for the right opportunity to propose. He had asked my parents for permission and had purchased a ring months prior, but being the romantic that he is, he could not find a moment special enough to present the ring to me. He had promised himself that no matter what happens, rain or shine, he was not coming back with the ring in his pocket this time. And that is exactly what happened. After spending an amazing weekend in Boston, the morning we were leaving to come back to New Hampshire, Mohammad asked me to go on a walk with him near the Boston Harbor. It had started to lightly rain so my initial reaction was to say no. However, it is rare that Mohammad has such requests as walking in the rain and he seemed very eager for this particular walk so without resisting much further I agreed. Our walk took us from the North End to the Harbor and into a park where we took cover from the rain under a beautiful pergola. Mohammad handed our camera to the only other person in the park with us and promised one photo and then we could head back to our hotel. When he got down on one knee, I told him to stop tying his shoe and get up quickly so we don’t miss the photo. Although the details of everything to follow are a complete blur, the image of Mohammad down on one knee under the pergola with the mist of rain around us is a beautiful memory I will never forget.

Photography: Purple Tree Photography // Cinematography: Story In Film // Planner & Stylist: Lux Events Co. // Florals: Henna Florist Persian Sofreh: Ever Thine Events // Cake & Favours: Fine Cakes By Zehra // Menu, Seating Chart & Decal: Event Graffiti // Invitations: Stephita Wedding Dress & Veil (Ceremony): Lauren Elaine Bridal // Wedding Dress (Reception): Musette Bridal // Shoes for Her: Jimmy Choo Jewellery: Pink Diamond // Makeup & Hair: Fancy Face Inc. // Groom’s Tuxedo & Accessories: Empire Customs // Decor Rentals: Detailz Couture Chargers & Cutlery: Chairman Mills // Draping: Enzo Mercuri Designs // Lighting & Sound: BB Blanc // Venue (Ceremony & Reception): Chateau Le Parc

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A very special and memorable moment for us took place on the wedding day but actually came before the “I do’s.� Mohammad and I had decided that we wanted the first time we see each other to be a private and intimate moment reserved just for the two of us. We did our first look in the Stanley Gardens at Hotel X Toronto, where Mohammad was waiting with his back towards me under the shade of a tree. I will never forget the butterflies and excitement as I walked towards him that day. The moment we locked eyes as he turned around was the single most memorable moment in both our lives. The pure emotions that ran through us as we stood there in the garden is something we will never forget.

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When our wedding planner first asked us what style we were envisioning for the wedding, our immediate answer was “Modern. Definitely modern.” We thought we wanted a modern wedding without really knowing what that meant. But as the planning process continued, I remember being at a floral appointment when our planner finally said “You might think you want a modern wedding, but a lot of what you are drawn to is traditional.” Thus began our journey of mixing old and new, modern with traditional, and classic with contemporary. Some might call this confusion – and at moments we most definitely were! – but one thing that we knew for certain was that we wanted the overall feel of our large wedding to be intimate and romantic. With both of us being Persian, we kept the foundation of a traditional Persian ceremony, with some modern touches in the Sofreh. The ceremony was held outside in the courtyard of Chateau Le Parc under a pergola draped in a light and airy fabric surrounding the perimeter to give the outdoor space a more cozy and intimate feel.

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Two of our favourite features of the venue were the tall ceilings and chandeliers. To accentuate this we draped the room, floor to ceiling, in white velvet which also helped guide the eye towards the beautiful chandeliers that added a touch of glam to the overall look. The addition of the white drapes and white dance floor gave us a clean and modern canvas to work with and allowed the rest of the decor to stand out. To counter all the white, we used accent lighting and candles to still keep the feel of the room warm and intimate while the tablesettings and stationery were kept elegant with a touch of colour.

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For the reception, our floral arrangements set the mood and ambiance of the room. We wanted our flowers and colour pallete to feel elegant and timeless so we chose to have only roses in our wedding decor in shades of ivory, quicksand and sahara. To give our flowers a modern and unique touch, our amazing florist painted each individual rose leaf in the arrangements gold.

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We first met in Cuba. I was their with my girlfriend and Jamal was at the same resort with his brothers, his cousin and a few friends. It was my first day and his last day in Cuba. We ran into each other and he asked me and my friend to hang out a couple of times but I ended up blowing him off. A year later coincidently we were both in Vegas where he once again asked me to hang out, still with no success. After Vegas, I continued to blow him off again until eventually his persistence paid off and I gave in and agreed to go on a date. We ended up going to a hookah bar and talking until after the place closed down. This became one of our most memorable moments and was the start of our journey together. Since Cuba was the first place we officially met, Jamal surprised me with a trip there, to the same resort. The last night there, we were dancing at the piano bar and at midnight he got down on one knee and proposed. It was so romantic!

Photography: Dave Abreu Photography // Cinematography: Edwin Castaneda & Company // Planner: Fancy Fête Events Florals & Decor: Royal Orchid Florist // Lounge & Outdoor Furniture: Detailz Couture // Cake: Fine Cakes by Zehra // Stationery: Ivorie Paperie Sofre: Khoncheasal // Wedding Dresses: Avenue 22 // Rings: Graziella Jewellery // Makeup: Make Up by Jonna // Hair: Monica Elise Hair Groom’s Tuxedo: Soren Custom Suits // Groom’s Hair: Xclusive Fades // Flatware & Teacups: Plate Occasions // Floor Decal: Designer Dance Floors Saxophonist & Trumpeter: Anthony Brancati Music // Ceiling Lights: R5 Events // Venue (Ceremony & Reception): The Arlington Estate

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We wanted our wedding and reception to be very romantic like A Midsummer‘s Night Dream but also English garden-esque. So we went with pale white colours to keep it very pretty and romantic.

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I originally wanted a formfitting dress but tried on a different style just for fun, which I ended up falling in love with. I immediately thought of of Jamal and knew it was the one I should get married in and started crying. I ended up purchasing a second dress that was more formfitting for the reception. For Jamal we wanted something that was neutral but also something he would stand out in. If you look closely there are little hints of the groomsmens suits colour in his suit.

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I would definitely recommend getting a wedding planner; she really helped us through the process as well as the day-of and got in touch with all of our vendors. There were a few hiccups along the way but overall we were happy. We really loved all the florals throughout and the live sax and trumpet players were also a huge hit.

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One of our favourite details was the light fixture that we had above the dance floor. It was something we saw a lot in European weddings but never really saw here, so we wanted to recreate it and make it magical. Our first dance under those lights with the addition of sparklers was truly a memorable moment. It was really what we pictured and made the moment everything we dreamed of!

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Lutfi and I first met seven years ago at a mutual friend’s birthday in downtown Toronto, but it wasn’t until about four years ago when Lutfi decided to take the first step and finally ask me on a date. Due to Lutfi’s passion for soccer, our first date took place at a Toronto FC game. We spent the first 90 minutes drinking beers, eating popcorn and chatting. Little did Lutfi know, that was his last time watching a soccer game live without me. We have been inseparable since our first date. Lutfi and I were in New York with my family spending a summer long weekend together. Lutfi was acting strange that entire weekend and it wasn’t until the very last night when we had just gotten back from a nice dinner when Lutfi suggested that we go check out an oyster bar down the street from our hotel – Lutfi and I both enjoy oysters and seafood so that was nothing out of the ordinary of him to ask. Before making our way to the bar we decided to take a walk around the streets of SoHo, as we approached a cute small street, Lutfi started walking towards the middle of the empty street and that’s when he went down on his knee and proposed – I was in complete and utter shock as I didn’t expect it to happen at all in that moment. Life hasn’t been the same since that day!

Photography & Cinematography: Everlasting Moments // Planner: All Things Pretty Inc. // Florals: Royal Orchid Florist Cake: Dalia Bakery // Seating Chart & Table Numbers: Precious Flowers Event Design // Invites: Paper Damsels // Makeup & Hair: Fancy Face Inc. Wedding Dress (Designer Galia Lahav): White Toronto // Draping: Enzo Mercuri Designs // Bar & Table Rental: Chairman Mills Floor Decal: Event Graffiti // Pyrotechnics: Ignite Fireworks // AV: BB Blanc // DJ: DJ Louay // Venue (Reception): Chateau Le Parc

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I’ve always had a passion for fashion. I had searched everywhere for the right dress and panicked when I thought I wouldn’t find it. Until I decided to give White Toronto a visit, the first dress I tried on which was a Galia Lahav dress, recommended to me by the wedding dress specialist was the one that I ended up choosing to wear on the day of my wedding. I knew I wanted a clean, sleek silhouette with a glamourous look and this was exactly that. Pairing this designer dress with a custom made removable overskirt using the same material added drama and dimension and brought the whole look together.

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Lutfi and I opted out of a first look, so the moment the double church doors opened was the very first time we saw each other that day. This became one of our most memorable moments. Right before the ceremony as I walked down the aisle looking at Lutfi, as tears were falling down his face, that was the moment when it all felt real.

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The inspiration for our reception was a beautiful romantic garden while still having it be modern. We incorporated large trees, beautiful white garden roses, a custom swing, a showstopping hanging floral ring above the dance floor and an abundance of candles to achieve this feel.

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Hands down our favourite wedding details were the florals and decor. Our florist understood our vision perfectly and brought it to life in a way we would have never imagined. Since we trusted her so much, we were pretty hands off and let her do her thing. Our jaws dropped when we got to the venue and saw how everything came together, especially the hanging floral ring, our raised headtable that oozed our garden theme and our flawless custom made swing for the guests to enjoy. The entertainment and music also ranked high on our list of favourite details. Having live music during cocktail hour and dinner made for a romantic ambiance. While the DJ got everyone dancing, making it an unforgettable night as the party ended with guests dancing on tables.

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One of my closest friends was away for university, and I went to go visit her – little did I know it would be a trip that changed my life. One night we decided to go out partying, and went to one of her friends’ house, who invited a larger group of people over, that’s where I first saw Tom. I remember him looking at me from across the room and I couldn’t help but look back. A few glances later, he came over and introduced himself, and we were inseparable the rest of the evening. As the night was ending, I began to wonder if this would be the only time we’d hang out, as we lived quite far from one another. While we were saying our goodbyes, Tom pulled me in close and kissed me. He stared into my eyes, paused for a moment and said “I have this feeling that I’m going to know you for a very long time.” He wasn’t wrong, we eventually started to live together in London, UK but moved back to our hometown – Toronto a couple years later. In the winter of that year we were celebrating our eighth year together, and he planned a romantic dinner followed by a Christmas light show at Casa Loma – a very special place for us because we’d often go there to see the views of the city. As we were leaving Tom completely surprised me with a beautiful proposal in front of the castle. Of course I said ‘Yes!’

Photography: Phototerra // Cinematography: Pulp Multimedia // Planner: Ashley, Graydon Hall Manor // Decor: Detailz Couture Florals: Cool Green & Shady // Cake: Cake Creations by Michelle // Wedding Favours: Jane Crover // Invitations, Menus & Place Cards: Minted Wedding Dress (Designer Galia Lahav): White Toronto // Shoes for Her: Betsey Johnson // Tiara: Keren Wolf // Rings: Tiffany & Co. Earrings, Necklace & Bracelet: Olive & Piper // Makeup & Hair: Two Chicks and Some Lipstick // Groom’s Tuxedo: Vera Wang Shoes for Him: Ferragamo // Plates: Chairman Mills // Chargers: Plate Occasions // Linens: Around the Table // Fireworks: Firemaster Productions Wedding Officiant: All You Need Is Love // Venue (Ceremony & Reception): Graydon Hall Manor

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For our ceremony design we wanted to create a romantic feel with a touch of luxury while incorporating some of our favourite colours – mine is pink and his is gold as he works in the gold industry. We loved the beautiful landscape of the gardens at Graydon Hall Manor and especially loved the long aisle to the alter. We incorporated small vases of peonies and floral arrangements throughout the design. We wanted to make the procession a grand, memorable moment that would get our guests excited, to do this, we had the groomsmen, ring bearers and Tom walk to the Game of Thrones theme song. The bridesmaids and flower girl followed, walking to Pachelbel: Canon in D, setting the stage for my walk to the traditional piece; Christina Perri: A Thousand Years.

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We were inspired by fairytales for our outfits. I wore a custom made Galia Lahav dress “Aelin” from the Queen of Hearts collection. The gown had everything I was envisioning – sparkle, glamour and a long train for a dramatic procession. This in combination with the additional sparkle from the jewellery and tiara brought my fairytale to life. My bouquet was full and lush with white ranunculus, lsymanchia, delphinium, freesia, spray roses, morning glory and blush and white peonies with vine hand-tied and a blush ribbon wrap. While the bridesmaids wore floor length blush dresses to match the colour pallete of the wedding and carried smaller bouquets matching mine. Tom and the groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos and bowties with boutonnieres of white snow flake spray roses with a touch of olive to create an elegant, formal look.

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We wanted our reception to be very romantic with a whimsical feel. Keeping this in mind, we had rectangular tables with floral arrangements placed down the centre of the terrace with an abundance of candles throughout. The canopy tent had ivory chiffon draping with trees growing through it and chandeliers hanging down the centre. The large centerpieces featured hundreds of ivory and blush peonies, white majolica spray roses, white stock and blush ranunculus with lots of olive leaves and Italian ruscus spilling out the side to create lots of volume; which were accented with smaller vases of peonies for a lush look. For the headtable, a beautiful five foot floral arch ran down the centre using florals that matched the centerpieces with the addition of hanging blush orchids to create a floral frame for Tom and I.

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The cocktail hour took place around the iconic Casa Loma fountain where guests were served signature drinks, hors d’oeuvre and canapÊs while live musicians played romantic favourites. The area had cocktail tables dressed in blush linens and hundreds of candles cascading the edges of the staircase leading up to the terrace where a gold frame accented with lush greens and peonies styled to match the centerpieces housed the seating chart.

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Brian and I met at the bank seven years ago, I was a customer service rep and he was a client at the time. During the first three years, I was in a relationship and so was he. We both happened to end our relationship around the same time and after finding out he was single, I mentioned to my assistant branch manager how handsome I thought he was. One Saturday, my assistant branch manager had asked him how he spent his Valentine’s and he mentioned having had spent it alone as he was recently single; so she said, “Hey you know Krystal is recently single and I think you two will look great together!” Then the following Saturday, Brian came in and waited for me to be free to help him with his transaction. We chit chatted and at the end of the conversation he asked me out to the Raptors games, and I said yes. I had casually mentioned to my mom that I had accepted a date and she expressed to me that she thought it was too soon, as I had just ended a relationship a couple of months ago. So I decided to cancel the date and told Brian that I had changed my mind because of the break up and he understood. Later I found myself thinking of him and decided to change my mind again. Best decision I’ve made! After having dated for a while, we were travelling through Spain and Portugal on a trip, and towards the end of it, we were in the north part of Portugal on a beautiful hike up a mountain that overlooked the landscape and rivers, once we got to the top we were so amazed and started shouting out some words and phrases to hear our echoes bounce off other mountains and hear it go so far. And that’s when Brian shouted “Will you marry me?” and to hear it echo was truly amazing. He got down on one knee, and I screamed out “Yes!” He had it all planned out but I never expected it in that moment because every other time on that trip we were out at restaurants or doing something romantic, I thought it would be the day but he had me fooled every time.

Photography: Dave Abreu Photography // Cinematography: Everlasting Moments // Decor & Florals: DT Floral & Decor Cake: Caldense Bakery // Stationery: Paper Boutique // Wedding Dress: Klienfeld Jewellery: Tiffany & Co. // Makeup & Hair: Natasha Rende // Groom’s Tuxedo: Made2Measure Bespoke Entertainment: DJ Brohan // Limo: Toronto Limo Service // Venue (Ceremony & Reception): Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex

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For our wedding, Brian and I decided to bring the outdoors, indoors. We had trees, planters, vines and floral arches all inside the Liberty Grand. For the colours we decided to stay with a neutral, earthy vibe using beige, white, rose, green and light pink.

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Ever since I was a little girl I always imagined myself looking like Cinderella on my wedding day. Keeping that in mind I went for a puffy ball gown inspired by the fairytale. Whereas Brian went for the classic classy look, black on white and bow tie.

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We first met at a real estate gala where I approached Anthony at the bar. We talked the entire evening and exchanged business cards at the end of the night. A few days after meeting, he texted asking if I wanted to get together – we laugh now, but I took 48 hours to respond to his message. We went on our first date and when he took me for Nutella pizza and coffee, I knew he was going to be the one and we’ve been inseparable ever since. He says he called his best friend right after the date and told him that he knew I was the woman he was going to marry. Anthony took me to Montreal for my birthday and I was suspecting he’d propose, but the first night there he surprised me with diamond earrings, so I figured that was the end of the gift giving for that weekend. But he had other surprises in store. While in the hotel room, the concierge called informing us that the room was causing a leak in the room below and we were to transfer to another room the following day. The next afternoon we got the call that our new room was ready. I walked into a two-storey loft style suite filled with rose petals, candles and a huge arrangement of my favourite bougainvillea flowers. Again, because of the distraction with the diamond earrings, the proposal was still completely out of the question for me. I walked around the suite saying “WOW”, what an elaborate apology from the hotel. Anthony stayed quiet, wondering when I would clue in that it was all a setup. Finally, he grabbed me, expressed his love and got down on one knee, and of course I said, Yes! Anthony had also arranged dinner at our favourite restaurant, Le Bremner, not only do we love the food but it also holds significance because it’s where we first said we loved one another. When we walked in both of our immediate families yelled, Surprise! They all came to Montreal to celebrate our engagement. That was the moment Anthony was successful in getting me to cry.

Photography: Purple Tree Photography // Cinematography: Elle & Be Films // Planner, Florals & Decor: Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design Planner: Lexington & Co. // Cake: Truffle Cake & Pastry // Stationery: Love Lettering & Smudge Designs Wedding Dress, Veil & Jewellery: Amandalina’s // Shoes for Her: Badgeley Mischka // Makeup & Hair: Fancy Face Inc. Groom’s Tuxedo: Garrison Bespoke // Groom’s Bowtie: Tytan Ties // Chairs: Detailz Couture // Long Tables: Chairman Mills Charger Plates: Plate Occasions // Linens: Around the Table // Floor Decal: Event Graffiti Lighting & Build: Fire Dog Creative // Venue (Ceremony): Graydon Hall Manor // Venue (Reception): Universal EventSpace

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When I first started shopping for wedding dresses, I was convinced that I would end up with something off the shoulder, netted, high slit and ultra trendy, but when I started to try them on, I just didn’t feel like a bride in those dresses. So when I walked into my appointment at Amandalina’s, they informed me that an up-and-coming designer, Yaniv Persy, was having a trunk show at their bridal boutique. As soon as I put on the designer dress, I knew it was the one! I loved the lace, low neckline, pearl buttons going down the back and removable sleeves which gave me two different looks. Although, it wasn’t what I had initially envisioned, the dress was more than I could have ever imagined. Whereas Anthony wanted a bespoke suit that was classic and timeless. His custom diamond bowtie is what really elevated his look.

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Our favourite moment from the wedding is when our flash mob gospel choir stood up and started singing during our marriage license signing, it was amazing to see the reaction of our family and friends in that moment.

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We really wanted to have an outdoor wedding, indoors – which is what the inspiration for our reception was. The venue was more on the modern side with 30 foot ceilings, so to create a more intimate feel, we incorporated trees and greenery, a floral suspension above the headtable, tall candelabras, staggered candles and suspended string lighting over the dance floor; this added height, dimension and warmth to such a grand space. Adding to this garden feel, we included natural elements such as wooden Grace and Louis Ratton chairs, as well as the Rattan white wash chargers. It was important for us to have a neutral colour palette to keep the overall look and feel timeless.

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Listening to the speeches was definitely a highlight for us. We told our siblings, maid of honour and best man to save the heartfelt stuff for the cards and instead, asked them to roast us... and boy, did they ever roast us!

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Photography: Dave Abreu Photography – daveabreuphotography.com // Concept & Stylist: Fancy Fête Events – fancyfete.ca Makeup: Leena Heravi – leenaheravi.com & MUAVEE – muavee.com // Hair: Ladylyn Gool – ladylyngool.com Bridal Gowns: Ines Di Santo – inesdisanto.com // Pearled Denim Jacket & Feathered Neckpiece: Maret Kendra – maretsdesigns.com Accessories & Neckpiece: Marie Copps – mariecopps.com // Pink Trench: Zara – zara.com // Cake: The Rolling Pin – therollingpin.ca Bouquet & Palms: Right Choice Linen – rightchoicelinen.com // Location: 17 Steakhouse & Bar – 17steakhouse.com

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Makeup: Leena Heravi // Hair: Ladylyn Gool // Crown & Earrings: Marie Copp // Cake: The Rolling Pin

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Makeup: MUAVEE // Hair: Ladylyn Gool // Pearled Denim Jacket: Maret Kendra // Pantyhose: Ines Di Santo

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Makeup: Leena Haravi // Hair: Ladylyn Gool // Neckpiece & Wrist Cuffs: Marie Copps

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Makeup: MUAVEE // Hair: Ladylyn Gool // Neckpiece: Maret Kendra

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Producer, Creative Director, Stylist & Planner: August In Bloom – augustinbloom.com Photography: Amsis Photography – amsisphotography.com Cinematography: Norris Films – norrisfilms.com Florals: Ashton Creative Floral Design – ashtoncreative.ca Makeup: Leena Heravi – leenaheravi.com Hair: Ladylyn Gool – ladylyngool.com Stationery: Olumis Calligraphy – olumiscalligraphy.com Cake: Sweet Philosophy – sweetphilosophy.ca Gown 1: Valencienne – valencienne.com Gown 2: Elisabeth and Beau – elisabethandbeau.com Jewellery: The Loved One – thelovedone.ca Ring & Ring Box: Stor by Margot – storbymargot.com Nails: Lavish Beauty Bar Inc. – lavishbeautybar.com Table & Chair Rentals: Event Rental Group – eventrentalgroup.com Tableware Rentals: Table Tales – tabletales.ca Venue: Graydon Hall – graydonhall.com

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Romantic centerpieces of pink and white roses become majestic floral statements with the addition of oversized golden palm leaves. The gold accents continue throughout the tablesetting with gold rimmed wine glasses and stunning amber vintage water goblets to add to richness.

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Playing with the size and scale of florals is the inspiration of this shoot; combining the delicate pink blooms with the unexpected and bold scale of the gold coloured palm leaves elevates this classic wedding palette from lovely to larger than life. The crisp white chrysanthemum balls and soft pink roses pop against the massive winding gold leaves to create a showstopping floral arch way ready to welcome the blushing bride.

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Photography, Stylist & Creative Director: Lisa Vigliotta Photography – lisavigliotta.com Planner, Designer & Creative Director: Diana & Co. Events – dianaandcoevents.com Florals: The Toronto Flower School – torontoflowerschool.com Floating Flower Installation: Blush Flowers Makeup & Hair: Allyssa Helm Beauty & Co. – allyssahelm.com Stationery: Imprints Stationery + Design Gown: DH Gate – dhgate.com Tiara Crown: Love Crystallized – lovecrystallized.com Shoes: Jeanne Lottie – jeannelottie.com Antique Ring Box: Waterford Antique Market – waterfordantiquemarket.com Bridal Bouquet: Maria Karim Floristry Furniture & Linens: Right Choice Linen – rightchoicelinen.com Name Cards & Mirrored Sign: Brush Crush Lettering – brushcrushlettering.com Venue: St. Georges Golf and Country Club – stgeorgesgolfandcountryclub.org

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The regalness of Toronto’s St. Georges Golf and Country Club, with its gilded mirrors, turrets and balcony set the stage for this romantic Rapuzel inspired shoot. A lingering bride with the elements of a golden key from a vintage hope chest, wax dripped candelabra, antique jewellery tray and glass ring box are combined to all harken back to an unhurried era; a guided age of stone fireplaces, chandeliers and candles. The bride dressed in a modern style gown with hints of old world lace, white begonias gracing her long braided hair, and a golden tiara crown her head with matching drop marquise leaf earrings.

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The crisp touches of deep gold and black linen lend a modern twist; a beautiful blend of old meets new. Old world white begonias and light blush roses meet new world angel-winged pampas grass, and gold-tipped feathers.

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Co-Production, Planning & Design: Calderone & Co. Luxury Weddings and Events – calderoneandco.com Co-Production, Floral Production & Design: Wine Country Floral – winecountryfloral.com Photography: Andrew Mark Photography – andrewmarkphotography.com Makeup & Hair: Nicole Grittani Artistry – nicolegrittani.com Simply Stunning Beauty – besimplystunning.ca Stationery: Designs By A – designsbya.ca Cake: Fruitilicious Cakes – fruitiliciouscakes.com Sweet Table & Biscotti: Scintillate Events – scintillateevents.com Dress & Accessories: Catherine Langlois Custom Gown – catherinelanglois.com Decor, Linens, Tablescapes & Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor – simplybeautifuldecor.ca Seating Chart: Jaye Designs – jayedesigns.ca Favours: Succulent Chocolates – succulentchocolates.com Venue: Vineland Estates Winery – vineland.com

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This shoot is inspired by the enchanted woodlands – from the charming stone Carriage House venue and its intimate surroundings to the dark purple colours mixed with lilac and soft hues of blues used throughout the room, the entire shoot has a romantic and beautiful feel. The tablescape design is accented exquisitely with gold and an abundance of greenery throughout and the velvet linens add texture to the charming design.

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The bouquet is hand-tied to give a softer, natural garden feel. While the suspended florals bring a wow factor to the shoot making it feel like you are walking through a magical garden, keeping with the rich, versatile hues. The stunning purple ombrĂŠ cake is finished to perfection with romantic handcrafted cascading sugar flowers.

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Producer & Creative Director: Alice Xue Weddings – alicexueweddings.com Planner, Co-ordinator & Stylist: A Blush Moment – ablushmoment.ca Photography: Alice Xue Photography – alicexue.com Florals: Lena’s Floral Designs – lenasfloraldesigns.com Makeup: Rhia Amio – artistrhi.com Hair, Tie & Bow Tie: Puzzle Creations – puzzle-creations.com Stationery: A Good Day Inc. – agooddayinc.com Cake, Sweets & Candy: Olivia Y Cake Studio Underdress & Red Dress: Christopher Paunil – christopherpaunil.com White Dress: Kleinfeld (Love by Pnina Tornay) – kleinfeldbridal.ca Blazer, Vest, Jacket, Robe, Cheongsam, Dress & Accessories: Sheng Tang Peony – shengtangpeony.com Headpiece & Earrings: The Loved One – thelovedone.ca Jewellery: Stylist Natasha MH Candlesticks & Charger Plates: Table Tales – tabletales.ca Plates, Linens & Napkins: Crate & Barrel – crateandbarrel.ca Gold Rim Glasses, Rings, Bracelet, Lotus Brooch & Headdress: Cynthia Findlay Antiques – cynthiafindlay.com Furniture Rental: Albany Club – albanyclub.ca

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Inspired by Shanghai in the 1920’s this shoot fuses elements of the East and West to create a modern Asian-Western wedding. The strong red colours represent the Chinese traditions while the contrasting blue and dark brown wood interiors of the Albany Club create the perfect backdrop for this shoot.

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Creative Director & Planner: Beth Jacobs Weddings & Events – bethjacobsevents.com Photography: Rosetta Li Weddings – rosettaliweddings.com Cinematography: SDE Weddings – sdeweddings.com Florals & Plinths: CA Flowers Makeup & Hair: Green Orchard Beauty – greenorchardstudio.com Stationery: The Paper Boutique – thepaperboutique.ca Cake: Love Patisserie – lovepatisserie.ca Gown: Je Vis Bridal – jevisbridal.com Accessories: My Lily Jewel Rings: Turnsmith Jewelry – turnsmithjewelry.com Table & Chair Rentals: Event Rental Group – eventrentalgroup.com Dinnerware & Linen: Simply Beautiful Decor – simplybeautifuldecor.ca Charger Plates & Candelabras: Table Tales – tabletales.ca Resin Chandelier: Carli D – carlipaintings.com Crystal Candlesticks: House of Silny Events Aisle Runner: Finer Events – finerevents.com Venue: Mint Room Studios – mintroom.ca

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The inspiration for this shoot is the bold berry colours with touches of frosty blue creating a beautiful constrast. The modern, minimalist approach allows the strong florals to take centre stage while still allowing the bride to shine in her gorgeous white gown.

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The frosted table and aisle runners bring the outdoors inside while the strong florals bring the concept full circle. The statement resin chandelier, maintains the uniqueness of this shoot, while being fairly abstract.

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Producer & Creative Director: Blissful Memories & Events – blissfulmemories.ca Photography: Ella White Photography – ellawhitephoto.com Florals & Geometric Stands: Sweet Stems Floral Designs – sweetstemsflorals.com Makeup & Hair: Spark Beauty Stationery: Write It Out Loud – writeitoutloud.com Cake: Melanies Cakes – melaniescakes.ca Fashion: TSOQ – thestoreonqueen.com Drink Station & Cosmo Chairs: Gatsby Event Rental – gatsbyeventrentals.com Velvet Linen & Napkins: Chair Decor – chairdecor.com Water Goblets, Placemats & Candlesticks: Perfect Table – theperfecttable.ca Charger Plates, Cutlery & Florence Chairs: Blissful Rentals – blissfulmemories.ca Table Number & Sticks: Cutts Studio – cutts.studio.com Candle Favours: Market Candle Company – marketcandlecompany.com Venue: EVENTMRKT – eventmrkt.ca

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This mid-century modern design brings the bright bold colours of Palm Springs and adds clean lines and textured elements throughout to create a cohesive look. The beautiful rose drink station has personalized stir sticks with the cutest sign “stop and smell the rosĂŠ.â€? Garnished with an array of florals including roses, ranunculas, snap dragons, coral charm peonies, spray roses, tropicals of the montera and calathea leaves.

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The ceremony couldn't be any more perfect, with the beauty of the natural brick wall, the gold accents and clean lines of the chairs, this space feels open and airy. The pop of colours through the hanging floral piece and added tall pink pompass grass for the aisle entrance add a wow factor!

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The hanging floral piece is also used as a statement piece over the tablesetting, tying in all the details in the setting – from the textured placemats, white cloud charger plates, pink and gold cutlery to the colours that flow throughout the tableware, linens, tabletop floral arrangements, and to top it off the personalized candle favours.

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Co-Concept Design, Producer & Creative Director: Jarar Kazmi, L’Atelier Lumière International Photographie – latelierlumiere.com Co-Concept Design, Production, Planner, Stylist, Florals & Stationery: BAOS Event Planning & Design – baosevents.com Photography & Cinematography: L’Atelier Lumière International Photographie – latelierlumiere.com Makeup & Hair: Fancy Face Inc. – fancyface.ca Stationery: Olumis Calligraphy – olumiscalligraphy.com Cake & Faberge Eggs: Fine Cakes by Zehra – finecakesbyzehra.com Jewellery: Artistic Jewellery Pirro – pirro.al Prop Rentals: Chairs & Thrones – chairsandthrones.com Vintage Chair & Prop Rentals: Glamourous Affairs Inc. – glamourousaffairsinc.ca Glassware: Chair-man Mills – chairmanmills.com Backdrop Print & Floor Decal: Event Graffiti – eventgraffiti.com

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The throne awaits. What kind of Queen will you be? Graceful and benevolent, Fair and righteous? Your kingdom,your choices. Set a table fit for royalty in a magical forest, adorn it with dragon scaled eggs... as Queen you can make dreams and fantasies come true. Command the throne and live your dream.

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Creative Director, Producer, Planner & Design: Narelle Janine Events – narellejanine.com Photography: Kurtz Orpia Photography – kurtzorpia.ca Cinematography: SDE Weddings – sdeweddings.com Floral Design & Taper Candle Holders: Hunt & Gather Floral – huntandgatherfloral.com Makeup: Leena Heravi – leenaheravi.com Hair: Hair By Day Inc. Stationery: A Good Day Inc. – agooddayinc.com Cake: Love in Bloom Cakes Dress & Veil: Lea Ann Belter Bridal – lea-annbelter.com Jewellery: J Crew – jcrew.com Shoes: BCBG – bcbg.com Glasses, Velvet Napkins & Table Linens: Simply Beautiful Decor – simplybeautifuldecor.ca Charger Plates & Cutlery: W Events & Decor – weventsanddecor.com Cake, Ceremony and Glass Stands & Neon Sign: Decor & Fiesta Chairs: Blissful Rentals – blissfulmemories.ca Calligraphy: Krys J Calligraphy Favours: Monde Du Chocolat – mondeduchocolat.com Backdrop: Designer Dance Floors – designerdancefloors.ca Venue: The Loft on King – theloftonking.com

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The ‘Crazy In Love’ neon sign inspires this shoot, with the goal to create a setting that is bold and plays with colour while still having a romantic and luxury feel. The tablesetting pairs muted shades of pink with a mustard yellow to create a modern, bold and romantic look. The floral design combines muted tones and pops of colour to visually compliment the elements on the table. The velvet napkins add a bold modern feel, the fruits bring the table to life, and the gold tableware creates a luxurious feel.

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FIT FOR A KING g u ys g e t c e l e b r i t y t r e at m e n t at n o r t h a m e r i c a’s first suit shop for grooms

James Bond’s Albert Thurston suspenders, Kanye West’s favourite ties by Drake’s London and the Holland & Sherry vintage barathea shirt and Barneys New York stud sets worn by Barack Obama at his wedding are just a few of the accoutrements available to guys at Garrison Weddings - Garrison Bespoke’s luxe new Toronto shop devoted exclusively to grooms and their groomsmen. The first of its kind in North America and located in Toronto’s iconic Omni King Edward Hotel, Garrison Weddings gives husbands-to-be the kind of royal treatment women have been treated to for centuries. “Wedding culture has become so focused on the bride that the groom is often an afterthought. Tablecloths and dinnerware are often given more attention than the groom’s outfit, so it is our vision to change that. We not only give men the best-looking, best-fitting suits for their wedding days but also the bespoke experience they deserve leading up to it,” said Michael Nguyen, owner of Garrison Bespoke. Garrison Weddings offers private, byappointment-only experiences where grooms and their brides-to-be or their groomsmen sip champagne or scotch and listen to

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their favourite music while perusing the largest selection of fabrics and formal wear accessories for men in Canada. Each groom then begins a five-fitting design process with a personal stylist who helps him select fabrics, colour schemes and details to complement his skin tone, personal style and wedding theme, while one of Garrison Bespoke’s Master Tailors ensures the perfect fit. Garrison Bespoke suits and tuxedos are designed to make grooms look sharp down the aisle and sleek in photos while still being flexible and comfortable enough to allow them to do the splits at the reception and carry the bride over the threshold. Garrison grooms are in good company. Since opening its first location at King Street and Yonge Street in Toronto in 2008, Garrison Bespoke has attracted Toronto’s most influential figures in business, finance, law, sports, fashion to book an appointment and food and entertainment with a st ylist, call 416-566-2041 including the cast of Suits and Hannibal, The Toronto Blue Jays, The Toronto Raptors, The Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto FC and Drake to name a few.

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Photography: Mango Studios – mangostudios.com // Producer, Creative Director, Planner & Stylist: August In Bloom – augustinbloom.com Makeup & Hair: Fancy Face Inc. – fanceface.ca // Bridal Gown (#1, 3, 4): Whyte Couture – whytecouture.com Bridal Gown (#2): Brosche Bridal Couture Lab – broschebridal.com // Bridal Gown (#5): Valencienne – valencienne.com Accessories: Bekah Anne Jewelry – bekah-anne.com & The Loved One – thelovedone.ca // Millinery: David Dunkley Fine Millinery – daviddunkley.me Ring & Ring Box: Jiro Design // Floral Design: Quince Flowers – quinceflowers.com // Model: B&M Model Management – bnmmodels.com

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Photography: Dave Abreu Photograhy – daveabreuphotography.com // Location: The Lavender Lounge – lavenderloungestudio.com

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Makeup: Dawna Boot – dawnaboot.com // Hair: Marina Lima – hairbymarinalima.com Gowns & Jewellery: Valencienne – valencienne.com // Head Piece: David Dunkley Fine Millinery – daviddunkley.me

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This is the perfect modern look for the edgy bride that wants to stand out. A halo golden brown smokey eye, paired with clean dewy skin and a nude lip brings the eyes to center stage. A wispy pulled back tousled ponytail adds an element of softness and the delicate loose strands help frame the face.

The luscious, flowing, gorgeous hair is the key component; the extensions add fullness and density while the brushed out curls add dimension and drama to this beautiful look. The eyes are kept soft, and skin dewy while the lips are painted a bold crimson to ensure even the most delicate of beauties does not get lost under those luscious locks.

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Inspired by ancient Greece, this look is a twist on the classic cat eye liner but without bold lashes. Perfect tight waves create a glamorous look and are for perfect for the bride that is a minimalist but wants to make a bold statement with her glowing skin.

When it comes to hair – size does matter! A big bun is both beautiful and romantic without sacrificing comfort. A daring pop of colour creates the perfect bridal look, both fun and cute all while ensuring the wow factor.

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Makeup: Leena Heravi – leenaheravi.com // Hair: Ladylyn Gool – ladylyngool.com Gowns: White Studio Bridal – whitestudiobridal.com // Jewellery & Accessories: The Loved One – thelovedone.ca

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Makeup: Nicole Carvalho Beauty // Hair: Hairluxe Co. – hairluxe.ca // Gown, Bridal Jumpsuit, Jewellery & Hair Piece: Elite Bridal – elitebridal.ca

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Create a modern and sleek look for your wedding day. A high level textured ponytail enhanced with a crystal headpiece make for a sultry bride. Bronze smokey eyes paired with faux mink lashes, a neutral lip and well defined contour brings this look together.

Soft luscious waves enhance and frame the brides beautifully captured face. A gorgeous statement headpiece is used as a focal point to compliment both her hair and makeup. Warm neutral tones with a pop of sparkle on the eyelids and a pretty pink lip enhance the bride’s natural beauty.

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For the sultry glam bride, this is a modern twist on the classic old Hollywood look. Smokey drama in the eyes, and a nude lip stand out and work perfectly with a simple, timeless hairstyle. The details on the dress coupled with the hair and makeup creates the perfect wedding look.

Stand out with a soft and romantic hairstyle! A textured and whimsical low updo with glowy skin creates this lovely look. The eyes compliment the blush tones for this look, in this sexy lace dress. The loose pieces on the sides frame the face and create that extra softness.

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Makeup: Melanie Viger – muavee.com // Hair: Marina Lima – hairbymarinalima.com // Gowns & Earrings: Valencienne – valencienne.com

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Olives + Opulence Vanessa’s love for olives and lemons was the inspiration for this lush and lovely afternoon. As one of the co-owners of The Rolling Pin, Vanessa had a stunning dessert table ensuring each of her guests was spoiled with an assortment of treats and sweets. Lush greens and florals, giant and mini olive trees, personal mini lemoncello, almalfi plates and chargers and little witty sayings all around bring this theme together.

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Photography: Frank Cioppa Photography // Full Event Consulting & Rentals: JSP and Co. // Sweets: The Rolling Pin Florals, Candle Holders, Round Chargers, Blue Water Goblet Glassware & Lemon Napkins: Fluerisma by Angie // Runner Head Table & Guest Napkins, Cutlery & Chargers: Chair Decor Large Olive Trees: DT Floral & Decor // Stationery: Sentiments Paper Boutique and Co. // Chair Rentals: Detailz Couture // AV: S4 Entertainment // Venue: Universal EventSpace

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Scents + Style From the moment guests walked in, it was a room filled with lush aromas, from the perfume favours, to the perfume themed gift bar, and delicious sweets and food stations. Natasha’s ultra chic bridal shower was the perfect Ladies Night celebrating the scent of a woman in a playful atmosphere. The W Event Boutique was the perfect backdrop to the event with a stunning fireplace in front of the balloon arch and beautiful brick wall in front of the dessert station.

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Photography: Stefanie D’Argento Photography // Florals: Fluerimsa by Angie // Full Event Consulting: JSP and Co. // Balloons: Luxe Balloon // Rentals: Detailz Couture // Sweets: Juicy Desserts Stationery: Sentiments Paper Boutique // Light Up Letter N: Event Graffiti // Bloom Floral Box: Gigi Rose Inc. // Makeup: Makeup by Erica // Hair: Versai Hair Salon Fashion: YaYa & Co. // Jewellery: Monroe Watches // Shoes: Valentino // Venue: The W Event Boutique

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Mimosa + Magic Mallory’s poolside bridal shower was inspired by her love of mimosas. She celebrated with family and friends, where guests got to indulge in a mimosa bar and decadent desserts with a lush floral backdrop that added a touch of glamour to the afternoon. The vibrant floral arrangements floating in the pool had all the guests raving about this magical event.

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Photography: Parlour Boudoir – parlourboudoir.com Location: The Lavender Lounge – lavenderloungestudio.com

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This gorgeous couple won the Elite Engagement Experience, which was a day of getting pampered and having everything taken care of by top industry professionals for their engagement shoot. This included full plannning, mani-pedis, beauty, decor, and delicious personalized sweets that made for picture perfect photo ops.

Photography: Dave Abreu Photography // Planning, Design & Makeup: All Things Pretty Inc. // Florals: Precious Flowers Event Design Cake & Sweets: Nadia & Co. // Stationery: Paper Damsels // Hair: Ladylyn Gool // Manicure & Pedicure: Jaja Spa // Location: The Lavendar Lounge

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This adventurous couple visited the ever beautiful Iceland and used natural elements including waterfalls, volcanoes and icebergs as a backdrop for their stunning engagement shoot. It was the perfect opportunity for the couple to kick off their engagement celebration with a shared bucket list trip and have it professionally captured.

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This vintage elegant engagement dinner with a modern twist is the definition of glam! The statement backdrop and large centrepieces incorporated imported ostrich feathers, covered with beautiful dusky roses in blush pink, white, gold and nude. The evening was topped off with an assortment of delicious desserts and a stunning seven-tier showstopping cake.

Photography: L’Atelier Lumiere International Photographie // Planner: Biji Planners // Florals & Decor: Tina Covers Couture // Cake: Fine Cakes by Zehra Stationery: The Invitation Place // Gowns & Styling for His & Her: Andrea Russell, Esstiq Inc. Designs // Makeup: Afia Beauty // Hair: Tresses by Sandrine Entertainment: DJ Rory & MC Charles Matthews Jr., CMJ Entertainment // Helicopter: National Helicopter // Venue: The Arlington Estates

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This ultra-modern setting uses diamond shelving and an abundance of lush florals and greenery to make the headtable a statement. The candles bring a sense of warmth to this engagement party, while the touches of gold elevate the look, adding a luxurious feel. Pops of black and the addition of trees create an enchanted forest vibe and bring the room to life.

Photography: Dave Abreu Photography // Planner: Fancy FĂŞte Events // Floral & Decor: Royal Orchid Florist // Stationery: Ivorie Paperie Makeup: Leena Heravi // Hair: Styling Your Beauty // Trees: R5 Events // Wine Glasses & Black Napkins: Chairman Mills Lounge Area: Detailz Couture // Floor Decal: Designer Dance Floors // Entertainment: BB Blanc & DJ Ardy // Venue: The Arlington Estate

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