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Inspired by the beauty of nature in Spring, we produced a style shoot at the Shangri-La full of delicate colours and tones, and blossoms in bloom. Check out more details below, and be sure to see the full details on WedLuxe! All photos were taken by Melanie at Verve Photo Co. White tones dominated this shoot, with touches of gold and pink. The gorgeous, full floral design added the feeling of Spring to the table. Floral by the talented Sara Baigs

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The table ware reinforced the white and gold colour scheme, with gorgeous gold details and cutlery.

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The cake was central to the design, and acted as a focus point. With full floral providing a stunning backdrop, the cake by Thuy and Thi took center stage.

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Much like the cake’s attention to detail, it’s the little things that bring a theme to life. We placed beautiful Spring details throughout the shoot to really bring that feeling of nature and the refreshing aspects of Spring.

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The gold elements really brought this all together, adding to the earthy nature tones but also providing a level of luxury and appeal into the mix.

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The dress was the perfect combination of all the themes, with it’s delicate straps and the perfect amount of pink undertones to pull it all together.

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Hair and make-up carried through the pretty in pink aspects from the dress to create this romantic look by Satine Studio and modeled by the beautiful Garnet from Spot6 with accessories by The Loved One.

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The Shangri-La‘s massive windows allowed the sun to complete this event look.

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Not to mention the Shangri-La’s kitchen and it’s skilled cuisine on display.

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And finally, the stationary provided by Maison Maquette added texture and more floral fun to the overall shoot.

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Here’s a video by Derek Chan Films, capturing the whole shoot:

Once again we couldn’t have done this without our amazing vendor friends. Here’s a full list of the talented vendors that you’ve seen throughout this post:

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This year we organized a Wizard of Oz themed wedding, complete with our very own Toto!

Produced by Carmen with the help of an incredible team, we designed and shot the styled shoot in the Spring, right before the busy wedding season hit. It can be a struggle to keep up with all of our events, preparing for early summer weddings and planning for others, but it’s all worth it when we see a beautiful event come together.

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Here are some photos we’re excited to share with you, all by the talented Anita at Rhythm Photography and hosted at Arlington Estates, one of the newest GTA venues in the stunning Kleinburg, ON. We also worked with Derek Chan at Derek Chan Films on the videography, and you can check out our work here in his video.

First, the dress from Valencienne Bridal, customized by the incredible Kim. She added in our “something blue” for good measure!

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The lovely hair and make-up was done by Satine at Satine Studio. Accessories were provided by The Loved One.

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The floral throughout this shoot, created by Zoe at Secrets Floral, was beautifully bold. While the reds stood out and brought that pop of colour every Wizard of Oz shoot needs, the delicate pink provided a textured offset.

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A Wizard of Oz themed wedding would not be complete without a yellow brick road, so we had our ceremony aisle transformed into one. How perfect is that Yellow Brick Road aisle runner, by Dance Floor Decor?

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The ceremony backdrop was breathtaking with captivating gold as the focus point, luscious greenery behind it and so many big and little Wizard of Oz themed elements, like the apples, floral design and a hot air balloon.

The indoor green box wood and the golden gate were provided by Chairs & Thrones.

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And Dorothy’s vintage bike, provided by Southern Vintage Charm Rentals.

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And of course, the table details! From the bright blue bottles to the garden themed decor, these tables were fit for a feast!

The furniture was sent by Detailz Couture. Tableware and the hot air balloon are from Plate Occasions. The hot air balloon and basket makes an unforgettable talking piece. Balloons, provided by Sugar Girlee Co added more fun to this already adventurous shoot. The external boxwood, from Inspire Event Rental & Design, also helped to pull the theme together.

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Next, the cake and sweet table gave us all something to awe over. Sharon at Bloom Cake Co‘s work of art is below.

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Like any other wedding shoot, it’s all about the details. Check out the stationary provided by Ivory & Twine.

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We had a blast creating this Wizard of Oz themed wedding shoot, and couldn’t have done it without our amazing team of friends (old and new!). Here’s the full list of vendors that helped to make this beautiful day possible:

Thank you all!

 

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It’s #traveltuesday! Recently we’ve been interviewed by a travel magazine named  TravelLife.ca on the topic of emerging destination wedding trends alongside with Harmony Walton of jetfeteblog.com, Amy Bielby, Editor of Today’s Bride & Destination Wedding Magazine and Meghan Jakubowski of Wedding Vacations by Sunwing.

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Photo by Facibeni: Wedding Photographer Tuscany & Florence

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Here are a few additional insights that we had shared:

  • Elopements to more adventurous and exotic destinations are up on the horizon.  Couples are willing to travel to scenic locations for engagement photo shoots; locations such as Azores and  Iceland are popular lately due to cheaper airfares and majestic backdrops.  Paris is also a top choice for engagement photo shoots 
  • Mexico and Caribbean have always been popular because planning is easier and more affordable for wedding guests to attend.  There are higher end boutique resorts available now in Cancun, and Tulum is also gaining some traction in Mexico.  Tulum is a beautiful beach town with archaeological sites overlooking the sea, more local eats, less touristy, and lots of stylish restaurants and boutique resorts.+Photo by Jessilynn Wong
  • For European destinations, Italy is one of the locations in demand. It is known for its culinary delights, wineries, scenic backdrops and beautiful villas.  Most locals understand some English so there isn’t too much of a language barrier.  Spain and Portugal are also hot on the list in Europe.  Ireland is also getting some attention for their beautiful castles. There is so much rich history in European cities that you can’t find in North America.+
  • Many clients are going with electronic save-the date and wedding websites for their event(s).  Especially with destination weddings, there is a lot of information that needs to be with guests, such as how to book their trip, itinerary, travel tips, packing list, and the list of events arranged for the guests.
  • Welcome bags add a warm touch to the event.  Things like sunscreen, mints, bottled water, snacks, aloe vera are something thoughtful and inexpensive that your guests may forget to bring and will make their trip more enjoyable.

Happy Destination Wedding Planning!

Xo

Carmen

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