Garden Wedding at White Oaks Resort

I get downright giddy whenever a friend asks me to be apart of their wedding day celebrations and it was no exception when the first assistant we employed at BHC asked me to do the honours for her special day! A hairstylist in her own right I knew I had to pull out all the stops!

Lexi surrounded herself with the ultimate girl squad for her morning preparations they offered the right amount of support, laughs, stories and of course a mimosa or two.

Her gorgeous wedding venue in White Oaks resort in Niagara-on-the-lake  offered the convenience of a short walk down stairs to say her "I do" in an elegant outdoor celebration complete with an English garden vibe.

 Photographer Jessica Douglas captured all the fabulous florals, intimate moments and never ending smiles, from the beautiful bridal party to the elegant reception you can soak it all up here.

 

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Photographer Jessica Douglas | Venue White Oaks Resort | Wedding dress Vera Wang

 Bridesmaids dresses David's bridal |Florals Cathy Martin  

 Hair Bridal Hair Collective | Makeup Mobile bridal

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An elegant wedding at The Belcroft estate

Hello melt your heart wedding...I have been dreaming about sharing this gorgeous affair on our blog since last summer, when I saw the sneak peak captured by Purple tree photography. 

It's a given that the Belcroft Estate is gorgeous all on its own, but when you throw in Veronica's and Daniels impeccable style it takes this venue to a whole new level. What makes it more extraordinary is how they pulled of this magazine worthy wedding in just three months of planning!

Veronica's bridal hairstyle was the perfect mix of modern meets timeless, to create this look I added hair extensions for volume and length with  hair padding at the nape of her neck to create the perfect chignon . Scroll below for some of the prettiest backdrops and picture perfect moments you ever did see...

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Photographer Purple tree photography | Venue Belcroft Estates | Florals Passion flowers | Hair Bridal Hair Collective 

Wedding Dress  Camellia wedding gowns  | Designer Pronovias | Bridesmaids dresses Davids Bridal

 Makeup MUAVEE | Dessert  Dulcia by Sarah | Officiant Your special day

Rentals Glamour Affairs | Dance floor + seating Finer events 

If you enjoyed this real wedding you may also enjoy A Spring wedding at The Gladstone Hotel.

A romantic wedding in Toronto's East End

Make your self comfortable and settle in to view Megan and Adams picture perfect affair at the Broadview Hotel, a secluded beach and one of Toronto's newest wedding venues The Jam factory.

Megan's day began at the newly renovated Broadview hotel and although I have sipped a few cocktails on the patio I was yet to step foot inside one of the uniquely designed hotel rooms. Lets just say they did not disappoint with plush velvet curtains, floral wall paper and a record player to set the perfect wedding day vibes.

Megan stayed true to her personal style choosing to wear her hair softly pulled to the side with her signature fringe, creating a timeless bridal style that I am falling in love with all over again! The day was infused with personal details such as custom cookies of the bride + groom (made by the bride) and an appearance of the " just married" jacket which has created a sisterhood and been worn by nearly 50 Toronto brides on their special day in the past year!

Fox Photography was there to capture every moment of this special day! 

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Photographer Fox Photography| Venue Jam Factory | Florals Parkette Floral design| Hair Bridal Hair Collective 

Wedding Dress Essence of Australia/ Beckers Bridal |  Makeup Alysha Borlase | Planner The Event Design co

Cookies Down town dough TO | The "justmarried" jack by Sylvia Wong 

If you enjoyed this real wedding you may also enjoy A Spring wedding at The Gladstone Hotel..

6 Bridal Hair Trends for Spring/Summer 2018

The biggest bridal trends for spring/summer 2018? Bold up-dos, dramatic veils , tiny blooms, OTT jewellery, ball gowns, capes and so much more... From overstated accessories to minimalist waves this seasons bridal trends have left me  only wanting more! These are a few of my favourites:

 Marchesa Notte

Marchesa Notte

Floral Hair Accessories 

Move over flower crowns and oversized blooms its all about the barley-there florals in your hair this season, And if you still can't part with the idea of an oversized crown consider the baby's breath wreath the new flower crown.

 Reem Acra

Reem Acra

 Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan

The accessorized bride

Gone are the days of less is more it's the more is more this season with feathered headpieces being teamed with floral veils and tassel earrings, there is nothing understated about this look!

 Ines di Santo 

Ines di Santo 

Adorned up-dos

Bold up-dos it is the season of the up-do with show stopping beehives, adorned with individual pearls and bold lips.

 

 Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

Texturized chignons

There is always a place for minimalist bridal hair and this season brings a modern twist to the classic chignon. Middle parts with lived in texture brings a fresh modern feel to this effortless look, that is perfect for the "non-bridal up-do".

 Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan

Waves

Hair worn down in natural waves (think beach waves) kept flat at the crown, with curls starting at the temples to create a lived in texture. Adorn this look with a headband or embellished veil.

If you enjoyed these bridal trends  you may also enjoy 5 Wedding day hair hacks every bride should know.

A wedding at The Whistle bear golf club

There is so much to love about this romantic wedding at The Whistle bear golf club, Natalie's eye for detail and impeccable taste was evident through out the day. The morning started in the stunning Orchid suite at Langdon Hall an elegant retreat fit for a queen  surround by rose gardens and English ambience the light rain seemed only fitting in a place like this! Natalie's nearest and dearest had no problems filling up the gorgeous suite although it never seemed crowed, renowned for their cocktails this place knows how to treat a lady on her special day!

Decorated in crisp white details and hints of greenery Whistle bear provided the perfect backdrop to capture Natalie and Dylan's beautiful and seemingly effortless wedding day. With the dreamiest of lighting the entire celebration was picture perfect, I am in love with the overall look and I know you will be too! 

This stunning wedding was Beautifully captured by Kayla Yestal and was recently featured on The Wedding Co.

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Vendors 

Photographer Kayla Yestal | Venue Whistle bear golf club | Florals Living fresh | Hair Bridal Hair Collective 

Wedding Dress Sash & bustle Designer Robert Bullock | Bridesmaids dresses Bari Jay Shoes Jimmy Choo 

Suits Tolo Clothier | Makeup Taylor Swizter | Cake The cake box | Officiant Kettle creek weddings 

Calligraphy Laurel bloom lettering

If you enjoyed this real wedding you may also enjoy A Spring wedding at The Gladstone Hotel.

A Spring Wedding at The Gladstone Hotel

As the 2017 bridal season comes to an end its nice to have a moment to reflect on our BHC brides we have had the pleasure of working with. and I am excited to  finally be  sharing our first real wedding with you from this season!

Our gorgeous bride Melanie said 'I do' on a rather chilli spring day in early May. With grey clouds looming and a predication of rain Melanie was not taking any chances her bridal party was adorned with the most adorable polkadot umbrellas as they took to the streets! From roof tops to graffiti walls and riding on street cars this adventures bride and groom did not let the weather rain on their parade. And with a wedding this gorgeous who wouldn't want a little rain which is rumoured to bring good luck and prosperity on their special day! 

Olive Photography captured every moment of this wonderful celebration at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

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Vendors 

Photographer Olive Photography | Wedding Dress Essense of Australia

Hair Bridal Hair Collective | Makeup Mobile Makeovers

Florist Wild North Flowers Venue The Gladstone Hotel

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Pastel Picnic Elopement

Where to start with this adorable DIY pastel picnic elopement! The dreamy backdrop, the perfect lightening or how about our real life couple who couldn't wait to be a Bride and Groom again. You just cant fake that kind of love! When Phoebe from Eighty Fifth photography enlisted a group of talented vendors who all had the same goal- you know pretty things are going to be created.

With so many thoughtful details and the perfect wedding inspiration for the DIY bride, its no surprise this gorgeous styled shoot was recently featured on 100 layered Cake.

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Vendors 

Photographer Eightyfifth street photography  | Styling + Planning Gina Humidle events

Hair Bridal Hair Collective | Makeup Beyond the brush | Stationary | Bon Paper house

Florist Dandie Andie floral designs |  | Dress Zara | Jewelry KHIM 

Location Streetsville, Mississauga.

If you enjoyed this wedding inspiration you may also enjoy an Intimate Elopement in the Southern HIghlands.

 

Boho Elopement Inspiration

I have been impatiently waiting to share this dreamy collaboration filled with rose quartz crystals and boho accents since the moment it was shot back in April. Captured in one of my favourite locations in Toronto The Great Hall, with its impeccable natural lighting,  white walls and art deco accents this space is a blank canvas waiting to be transformed.  Working with a group of industry talents like this boho dreams were destined to be created.

The shoot had  many layers to get excited about beginning with an  intimate boudoir session with our bride-to-be wearing a gorgeous bespoke bridal robe and tussled waves it made me wonder why I didn't make time for getting ready pictures like this on my own wedding day!

I always like to have a plan in place for the hairstyle when working on a styled shoot however when  I arrived on set I was completely inspired by all the props from Turkish rugs to a floral anklet, and that was before I saw the head piece I would be working with! I am a big believer of less is often more when it comes to hair and  I wanted to add a layer to the hairstyle that connected the movement and structure of the hair piece to the hairstyle and the playfulness of both outfits.

Get lost in the prettiest shades of rose quartz captured by Lea and styled + planned by June Bloom events.

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Vendors 

Photographer Marcucci Photography  | Planning + Design June bloom events | Venue The Great Hall

Hair Bridal Hair Collective | Makeup Beauty MRK | Stationary  Via Calligraphy

Florist Wild north flowers  | Intimates, dress + shoes Sash & Bustle | Jewelry  The Tangled Merchant

 Cakes  Love in Bloom Cakes | Decor Plate Occasions  | Rugs + Floor seating Tavares

Bridal Kimono By Catalfo

If you enjoyed this wedding inspiration you may also enjoy an Intimate Elopement in the Southern HIghlands.