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.

 

 

Spring Inspired Styled Shoot

 Styled shoots are such a wonderful opportunity for local creatives to get together behind one concept to express their creativity and to push each other into new creative spaces that aren't always practical or available when working with our own clients. The Spring inspired styled shoot brought together many talented women that I have admired from a far and only dreamed of collaborating with on a project like this! 

 With the brightest of blooms and the most romantic of dresses by Win desgins I knew the pressure was on to create something equally as beautiful with the hair.  When I saw Kei from Quill + Oak create  the most beautiful flower combs in a matter of minutes I knew I couldn't look past these adorable blooms as a focal piece for the hair.

Rebecca of Wee Three Sparrows was a master at capturing the vibrancy and playful scenes that transpired in a small studio bursting with wonderful  women, earl grey cupcakes and the most mouth watering meringues I have ever tasted.

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Vendors

Photographer Wee Three Sparrows Photography | Dresses Wins Design  

Hair Bridal Hair Collective  | Makeup  Mobile Makeovers | Sweets Love in Bloom  

Models Zoe  & Tia

Styled shoot at The Great Hall, Toronto

I am so excited to finally be sharing this styled shoot at The Great Hall, in Toronto. Not only because the pictures are absolutely stunning, this grand old building holds such a special place in my heart! My husband was one of the former owners and it was the place of our first date where our very own love story began. The historic venue was built in 1889  and is  filled with a special kind of magic and colourful history including housing a  YMCA and the Royal Templars of Temperance. Since its recent renovations the space has been fully restored into a versatile four room event space fit for a Victorian princess to say I do.

With floor to ceiling bay windows and crisp white walls the conversation room was a limitless  backdrop for this elegant styled shoot. My inspiration for hairstyles in this styled shoot centred around the building, I  wanted to capture part of its living history, allowing the hair to reflect and play with victorian style meets 21st century..

Vendors 

Photographer  Corynn Fowler Photogrphy | Wedding Dress by Hayley Paige from Sash and Bustle | Hair Bridal Hair Collective | Makeup Mobile Makeovers | Florist Leaf and Bloom | Venue The Great Hall | Veil & Accessories Laura Jayne adornments | Ring Anouk Jewelry | Calligraphy Cecile Lau Calligraphy | Model Brynne Plutino Group

Minimalist styled shoot at Miku Restaurant Toronto

We were so thrilled to be apart of this Modern Day Factory Girl styled shoot that was recently featured on The Wedding Co blog.  

 Behind the I do brought together a dream team of local Toronto vendors most of whom we had not had the opportunity to work with before!  The photographer Samantha Ong did a wonderful job of capturing the balance of white space with the weight of industrial elements and geometric shapes creating a timeless and unique aesthetic.

When prepping for the shoot our inspiration was drawn from the neckline and material of the dress and geometric feel of Miku restaurant. We knew straight away the hair could not compete with such a stunning neckline and open back. We choose to keep the finish of the hair extremely clean and crisp , in line with the minimalist feel and introduce soft waves and curves to compliment the geometric elements.

Being apart of creative projects allows us to get our creative juices flowing by  practicing and playing with the principles of designs and balance ensuring the hairstyle has elements that complement the dress, venue and decor! We were extremely lucky to collaborate on several more styled shoots this year and  we can't wait to share them on the Blog in the coming months.

Vendors

Photographer:  Samantha Ong | Design & Decor: Behind The I Do | Dress Store: Sash and Bustle Hair: Bridal Hair Collective | Makeup: Mobile Makeovers | Flowers: The Lily Guild & Stok Floral | Restaurant: Miku  | Rentals: Event Rental Group | Cake Designer: Sweet Regards by Daniela | Calligrapher: Paula Lee Calligraphy | Jewellery:  | Model:  Anastasia