Intimate Wedding at The Gardiner Museum

The Shangri-La Hotel was the perfect setting to begin Ali's intimate wedding day preparations with her Mom and Sister on hand providing the perfect amount of love, support and giggles.  Ali and Marijan said I do at The Gardner Museum, a stunning minimalist space with floor-to-ceiling windows that has an abundance of natural light and is right in the heart of Toronto. It has the added bonus of allowing guests to explore the museum as well! 

Ali wanted to create a hairstyle that was undone and imperfect adding texture to her beautiful, shinny though very straight locks. She also wanted the hairstyle to be low-key as to not compete with her stunning Haley Paige gown that was worthy of all the attention. 

The talented Olive Photography captured the entire affair.


Photographer  Olive Photography  | Wedding Dress by Hayley Paige | Shoes Diane Von Furstenberg  | Hair Bridal Hair Collective | Makeup Gee Beauty | Suit Sydney's | Florist Willem and Jools | Venue Gardiner Museum 

Love in the leaves at The Kortright Conservation centre

There is nothing quite like saying I do among the changing leaves of fall and this past November our brides were blessed with beautiful sunny days and warm weather to do just that! Natalie and Jonathan's ceremony was set amongst the falling leaves of the Kortright Conservation Centre followed by an intimate reception at Artscape Wychward Barns, Toronto.

Natalie had requested an undone imperfect french twist for her wedding day hairstyle which is a look i just love to create! The undone hairstyle paired with her effortless and dreamy gown created the most beautiful and timeless bridal style.

Eleanor Dobbins Photographed the endless romantic moments of this wonderful love story.

English Garden Party Wedding at The Henley


From the moment our bride and groom viewed The Henley Room they new it would be the perfect spot to celebrate their nuptials. With a stunning Lakeside view, gorgeous out door patio and the perfect "old man" pub to please all of their British guests. The finer details of bunting draped from the ceilings, DIY Pimms cocktail station and a late night ice-cream truck ensured guests experienced the quaint vibe of an English garden party.

Jannah wanted her wedding day hairstyle to have elements that would reflect her vintage gown and complement her stunning head chain which she created herself after seeing a designer version at Kleinfiled's. We absolutely adored working with such a creative and talented bride to create the perfect hairstyle for her wedding day.


Photographer Tamara Lockwood | Wedding Dress Eddy K Superior | Bridesmaids Dresses Made by Brides Mom | Grooms Suit Next | Hair Bridal Hair Collective | Makeup Beauty of Makeup  | Florist Lunaria Floral Expressions | Cake Brides sister-in-law | Venue The Henley Room

A Romantic Barn Wedding at Earth to Table Farm

It's easy to see why Caitlyn and Joshua choose Earth to table as the stunning backdrop for their August nuptials, featuring sustainable artisan fare in a restored barn from the 1800's every carefully crafted detail added an endless elegance to their wedding day.

Much like Caitlyn her wedding day morning had a relaxed vibe with the preparations taking place in the elegant powder room of her family home. Caitlyn wanted a timeless and romantic hairstyle for her wedding day with intricate detailing in the chignon. To ensure we were not limited by her hair length we incorporated the use of hair padding and hair extensions to achieve her gorgeous wedding day hairstyle.

Olive Photography captured every moment of this romantic love affair.


Photographer Olive Photography | Wedding Dress Essence of Australia | Bridesmaids Dresses Nouvelle Amsale | Grooms Suit Hugo Boss | Hair Bridal Hair Collective | Makeup Makeup Worx | Florist Jodi Leigh Designs | Venue Pearle weddings & Events

Distillery District Toronto Wedding at Archeo

They say a picture can paint a thousand words and I would have to agree after seeing this trio of pictures from our carefree and fun loving bride! Emma was married on one of the sunniest Fridays in September at Archeo in the Distillery district in Toronto. Emma's wedding was an evening affair so she had the luxury of starting hair services at 10am and even had time to grab a last minute manicure before the beauty teams arrival. Emma's relaxed approach on the morning of her wedding had a calming effect on many of her bridal party members especially her Mom who was understandably nervous about walking her only daughter down the aisle. Emma's hair length was on the shorter side around the collar bone and naturally fine. At the hair trial consultation, it was clear that Emma would require some additional length and volume to achieve the textured low bun she had hoped for! We often underestimate the length or volume of hair required to recreate the Pinterest pictures we dream of on our wedding day, however, dreams can often be realized with a little help from hair extensions. I always have a range of high-quality human hair extensions on hand for my brides to try at their hair trials with the option to rent them if they love the results like our bride Emma did.


Photography: JBsmith Photography | Venue: Archeo Distillery District Toronto | Makeup: Tianna Auger

A Stylish Wedding at The Manor

Chloë and Andrew's attention to detail was evident in every aspect of their swoon-worthy wedding at The Manor in Kettleby. The stylish affair featured regal tones of navy and gold incorporating playful textures of polka dots, stripes, and sparkles to create a Modern yet timeless feel. Chloë had her heart set on an up-style for her special day and when we met at her hair trial she had purchased the most exquisite headpiece from New York to wear on her wedding day. Chloë requested an undone finish to her voluminous bun to keep the feeling of effortless style.

At Chloë's trial we both fell in love with the imperfect bun styled on the day, Chloë wanted to add a little more volume then we could achieve using her natural hair and despite preparing her hair for the wedding as per the Bridal Hair Collectives recommendations to achieve the maximum results on the day for your hair type let’s face it sometimes we can’t quite get there! To ensure Chloë walked down the aisle with all the volume she dreamed of and more, I choose to incorporate a personalized hair padding piece to achieve the additional volume while also ensuring the style held its form all night. I am a big fan of adding hair padding and hair extensions to many of my bride's hairstyles often making the impossible possible!

There are so many beautiful details Captured by Olive Photography that I just had to share a little more than normal, hope you enjoy them as much as I did!


Photographer: Olive Photography | Dress Designer: Mori Lee | Hair: Bridal Hair Collective | Flowers: Pink Twig | Venue: The Manor Kettleby by Peter and Paul’s | Wedding Planner/Decor: Event Decor and More – Tish Mihelic

Dreamy Toronto Wedding at The Rosewater

Gillian's September wedding had so many unique details to swoon over in the regal King Edward hotel. I knew from the moment I arrived and was greeted by smiling ladies in matching floral pyjama set's this was going to be a dream wedding that I would reminisce about long after I had left!

Gillian's morning was the perfect amount of relaxation and girly fun, with frequent laughs and endless conversation much like I was amongst my own girlfriends! With a love for sewing and no formal dressmaking training, I was in awe of Gillian's Mother who designed and created her bridal gown and the bridesmaids dresses that absolutely dazzled and fit like a glove.

Gillian ended up having a last minute change of mind with her hairstyle choosing a simple half-up style that showcased her naturally gorgeous red locks and her open-backed dress. At Gillian's hair trial, we had tried several updo's and although she loved them she just didn't feel like herself! I always encourage my bride's to choose styles they could envision themselves wearing any day of the week, essentially a more glamorized version of themselves, where sometimes more is less!

Gillian and Dan's ceremony and reception were held at the romantic and decadent Rose Water room in downtown Toronto. Where handcrafted one of a kind chandeliers grace the high ceilings and Royal Dolton chinaware can be found on the tables. Gillian's wedding was every girl's dream filled with the right fusion of tradition, love, and stylish fashion. 


Location: Rosewater Room | Makeup: Mobile Makeovers | Hair: Bridal Hair Collective | Photography: Jono & Laynie Co. | Dress: Elise Dan Farris (Mother of the Bride)

I had such a memorable morning with Gillian and her ladies and it seemed she had just as much fun with us I will leave you with some words from the bride herself who shared her Bridal Hair Collective experience on WeddingWire;

“Amy was such a delight to work with! She made me, my five bridesmaids, my mother, mother in law and grandmother all feel so special and glamorous on my wedding day. I ended up making a last minute decision to change my hair style and Amy handled it calmly and with grace... and did an amazing job despite not having the chance for a trial with the new style! Having her style our hair was like having another friend in the bridal suite getting ready with us! I would highly recommend Amy to anyone looking for a hair stylist, you will not be disappointed.”
— Gillian, 2015 Bride

Rainy & Romantic Toronto Wedding

It was one of the wettest and windiest weekends we have had all summer with the rain not stopping for a minute, our gorgeous bride Jessica braved the downpour to marry her beloved aboard a boat on the lake. Despite the incessant downpour Jessica totally rocked this rainy day and made it seem like there wasn't a cloud in the sky.
Jessica's hair is dead straight and as I discovered at the hair trial adverse to holding any type of soft wave. To ensure Jessica's vintage inspired hairstyle lasted through this wet June day we used White Sand Haircare Products and pin curl set the hair before styling the Updo and in Jessica's own words  ‘The hair was terrific and despite the rain, held up very well!!’


Photography by Lauren Garbutt  |  air by Bridal Hair Collective