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Julia Park 

The Great Hall is one of Toronto newer wedding venues. It’s full of light and character. Basically two of my favourite things combined! It was an amazing fit our minimal shoot we dreamed up with Rainbow. Here is Rainbow’s story:

Between the space and silence lies an infinite world of inspiration and imagination. Unraveling the elegance and style embedded in the simplicity of minimalism, uncovering a beauty between forms, discovering a treasure trove of priceless gems, of the eternally beautiful and majestic, all hidden in plain sight. This exquisitely assembled palette forming a litany of simplicity; from an endless spectrum of monochrome to the demure and undisturbed arrangement of garden green and carnation white floral furnishings, to the intricate dance between tabletops, tableware and textiles, and all accessories in between, is our main motivation for our latest styled shoot, “Minimalistic Bride Inspiration”. Simplicity and minimalism is a classical theme that brings to life whole worlds of beauty and elegance through breathtaking finesse and effortless technique that, like a master of their craft engaged in performance, leaves an audience amazed and awe-struck beyond words. And no better a place to showcase such a fascinating, perplexing and challenging theme than in the auspices of a wedding day; a day where style, class, elegance and inspiration are inextricably coupled with the story of the day. And to truly encapsulate this theme of minimalism and simplistic elegance, our stylists and planners had chosen Toronto’s The Great Hall on Queen Street West as our design-choice destination for a perfectly simplistic style. Making excellent use out of The Great Hall’s spacious, brightly lit and bare-bone offerings of their Drawing Room and Conversation Room, our planners and stylists had chosen these blank canvases as the main stage for their flawless performance. 

To begin, our designers had chosen to subtly include a hint of elaboration within the minimalism; employing a handful of boldly breathtaking bridal gowns care-of boutique bridal shop SASH & BUSTLE. Adding to that, an ensemble of bouquets and floral arrangements befitting our minimalistic colour palette provided by Toronto-based florists SWEET WOODRUFF played a pivotal part perfectly in being one of the few sources of pure colour in an otherwise simplistic monochromatic theme; adding the bloom of bright green to a lily white palette. For ornamentation, our stylists and designers decided on an austere setup for the dining tables; with beautifully minimal tableware by PLATE OCCASIONS, specially designed translucent chairs provided by Gervais Rentals, and gorgeous crystal taper candles by Toronto’s YUMMO CANDLES to give an exquisite touch of charm to a simple style. Following our soft and demure design, our styled shoot’s stationary set was carefully crafted by Toronto’s EVERLY TRUE INVITATION DESIGNS, and an impeccable choice of wedding ring and included accessories by CYNTHIA FINDLAY ANTIQUES and MRS. BOX. And for the Pièce De Résistance, a perfectly minimal wedding cake provided by ROCOCOA BUTTER to top it all off. All brought together on a blank canvas, these stylistic and design elements perfectly chosen and delicately embellished to create an absolutely elegant, simple and minimalistic wedding theme that speaks volumes in its craftiness, artistry and ability to inspire. So be inspired alongside us, and captivate yourself in an endless sea of wonder, in a perfect and tranquil place, in our “Minimalistic Bride Inspiration”.

 

Everyone who knows me know that I am obsessed with Rocky Mountains. So you can imagine my excitement when Carmen and Carl inquired about their Fairmount Banff wedding. It was a beautiful windy day, with a perfect temperatures to be outside for their terrace ceremony and cocktail hour. Carmen and Carl chose to do a first look to see each other before the ceremony and we still got lots of “groom tears” when Carl saw Carmen walking down the isle. In fact their ceremony got to be one of the most emotional ones I’ve ever been to. For both of them. For their wedding photos we drove around Banff, thankfully there are so many amazing spots for wedding photos just minutes from the Fairmont Banff Springs.

 

                Venue: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 

Wedding Planner: Lynn Fletcher Weddings

Officiant: Weddings by TamaraTamara Jones

Flowers: Willow Flower Company

Hair: The Hair Company

Makeup: Polished Chaos

DJ: Pez Productions: pezproductions.ca

To inquire about your Faimont Fanff Springs wedding photography visit our website

Sometimes moody and tons of B&W just fits the session. This wedding shoot at St George Golf Club happened on a rainy Spring day, in a place so full of character. We couldn’t resist some romantic moodiness. Hope it inspires (love the rose gold trend)  and shows you that rainy wedding day in Toronto can be beautiful as well.

 

From Phoebe Lo Events…This magical day was captured in its bohemian spring elements, with a display inspired by the organic fluidity of poetry with a touch of elegance and luxury. The subtle interplay between soft textiles and delicate metals, further suggested by the fine array of artisan dyed linens and silk ribbon, all blend beautifully into a splendid palette of rose gold, silver and gold.

Nestled upon the soft blush chiffon is an exquisitely crafted glass invitation suite, embellished with contemporary calligraphy produced by Velsie Mak. The elegant heirloom ring is presented by a handmade velvet ring box, custom made by Painterly Posies.

The serene outdoors was the perfect place for a charming sweetheart table setting, with a rustic floral landscape arranged by Secrets Floral Collection. Al fresco fine dining against the majestic backdrop of St. George Golfing Country Club welcomes spring in a curious and fanciful way.

Graced with a collection of fine china and delicate glassware from William Ashley, the rose gold cutlery delicately plays with the soft blush linen that further defines the coexisting vintage chairs for the couple seating. The soft palette of blush, ivory and yellow is encapsulated by the blooms and bouquets framing the scenescape. This romantic setting is accompanied by a collection of handcrafted artisan candles by Fenwick Candles, produced in an eco-friendly manner with all vegan materials and hand poured for each celebration.

Our bride features two distinct wedding gown styles prepared by Ferre Sposa with accent accessories by LUVYT. These beautiful gowns and accessories were stylized by Jennifer Dang, with the charming look completed by Makeup Designer, Velsie Mak and Hair Designer, Puzzle Creations. The celebration is furthered by a collection of sweets and desserts by Sinfully Sweet Co. A rustic log cake celebrates the charm of the scene, paired with a more elegant triple layered cake.

The thematic spring inspiration was represented by the natural sprinkling of spring showers, accented with the unconventional bohemian layout of the sweetheart table. In place of a traditional centerpiece, the tablescape design was defined by asymmetrical floral and greenery. The castle-esque location showcases a variety of charming and unconventional spaces for wedding inspirations. From the age old architecture to the surrounding landscapes, each space embodied an unsurpassable elegance with very prominent notes of historical and bohemian pieces.

 

 

 

I don’t usually write here, but these are the words of the bride and I wanted to include the story and vision behind their day. Because I believe that your wedding should be a representation of who you are as a couple and those guys have done it oh so well.
Scroll away, and I hope it inspires you to personalize your day in a unique way!

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“For our wedding, we really wanted something that truly represented us. We wanted the day to feel casual and comfortable and full of love with great food for ourselves and our guests. We both love being surrounded by our family and friends but don’t feel comfortable being the centre of attention so keeping it small was ideal. We also had people coming from far away and wanted to be able to truly spent quality time with each and everyone of them. We both love the outdoors (Brian is from the west coast and we camp/hike all the time – in fact just came back from a 3day trail hike in BC and then Tofino) and we are definitely foodies so when we stumbled upon Big Crow we knew it would be perfect – had that outdoor woodsy feeling and amazing food, plus we’ve had some pretty memorable date nights there!
Decor wise, we wanted it to be laid back/comfortable romantic and definitely nothing too formal or stuffy. The venue did a lot of it for us. All the intrinsic wood elements and backyard barbecue touches were perfect for that casual feel. The real star to us though was the flowers, which really gave it that beautiful romantic feel.  We adore flowers/plants. Our house is full of plants and Brian does a pretty good job of constantly surprising me with fresh flowers. We are long term customers of our florists (crown flora). We love everything they do and Brian knows that when he needs to get me a bouquet, to get them from there (bday, anniversary, just because). We always knew we wanted crown flora to do our wedding even before we had anything else planned. What they actually did that day was all them! We love their work and essentially gave them free reign to do what they wanted with the space.
A favorite moment for us was the ceremony itself. The way the venue was set up meant that everyone was standing around casually in a semi-circle around us and we could see everyone. Add that to hearing each other’s personalized vows, we both could not have been more surrounded by love. My face hurt I was smiling so much!
Looking back – the day was absolutely perfect for us and there isn’t a single thing we would change.
We got to marry each other in a comfortable casual setting surrounded by our closest family and friends. The venue looked amazingly  outdoorsy romantic and inviting. The food was amazing and excessive. And we had time to not only enjoy each others company but to actually sit down with each of our guests to catch up.

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