- Photographer: Eric Cheng Photography
- Videography: SDE Weddings
- Event Floral and Design: Sara Baig Designs
- Venue: York Mills Gallery
- Hair and Makeup: Aglow by Joan
- Dance Floor Decal: Axe Media Group
- Wedding Day of Stationery: Maison Maquette
- Wedding Cake: Bloom Cake Co
- AV: Sole Power
- Catering: Catertrendz
- Venue: York Mills Gallery
- DJ: DJ Kevon
Looking back at all the weddings in 2018, this particular one is near and dear to my heart. I’ve been working with our beautiful bride, Ashley, and her wonderful mother for over 2 years on the wedding and so happy to see that it is featured on Weduxe blog. It is definitely one a fun one down in the books with the all-star vendor team. There were lots of cultural traditions that made this wedding so special. The Macedonian band started playing at Ashley’s house in the morning while the families arrived. The music really uplifted everyone’s mood and the families are already dancing before heading to the church. Ashley and Lee had their reveal at the backyard and everyone headed to the church together.
Ashley’s beautiful dress by Berta was our inspiration for the wedding design. It’s definitely a showshopper! All the design elements evolved around her dress making it the statement of the wedding. The reception took place at The Eagles Nest Golf Club and more photo session took place on site. It has so many picturesque locations for photos.
Festivities continued throughout the reception. Breaking of the bread and traditional Macedonian pig dance kicked off the evening after the grand entrance started. It was a lot of fun coordinating and witnessing it. Of course Ashley got the bigger piece of the bread and wears the pants in their relationship.
After the bride and groom’s speech, they lead the guests to the terrace to watch the fireworks show and kicked off the dance floor with a Macedonian traditional bread dance. I hope you enjoyed the story. I had so much fun being a part of this wedding and should introduce the pig dance to other culture!
Photography: Anthony Manieri • Videography: Corinne MacDonald Films• FLORAL AND DECOR DESIGN: Nous Design Group • CEREMONY VENUE: St. Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church • RECEPTION VENUE: Eagles Nest Golf Club • STATIONERY: Maison Maquette • GOWN DESIGNER: Berta • SHOES, Valentino • DECOR & EVENT RENTALS: Detailz Couture Event Rentals • PHOTO BOOTH: Hot Shotz Photo Booth • UNIQUE SERVICES: Firemaster Productions • HAIR & MAKEUP: Fancy Face • DANCE FLOOR VINYL: Dance Floor Decor • Bride’s headpiece: Tara Fava Jewellery • Wedding Cake and Sweet Table: Truffle • DJ: Michael Coombs
Every wedding is so beautiful and unique in itself. Wei and Jim’s wedding took place at one of our most favorite venues in Toronto, The Royal Conservatory of music. The architecture and the floor to ceiling windows created a very welcoming space for the guests. The color palette chosen by the couple was also very modern and refreshing. Trees, greeneries and potted herbs were used to fill the space, building a connection with the surrounding trees outdoors. Guests were invited to take the potted plants and herbs home to plant in their garden.
Every element of the wedding was curated and personalized. Our creative bride Wei designed the invitations and all the day of stationery for the wedding. Pay attention to the design and the details – her favourite cat Suika (Watermelon) was actually a part of the design and I love it that she incorporated her in a subtle way. See if you can spot the her cat on the invitation. She also handmade the gem-shaped escort card holders and all geometric himmeli table number stands.
One of the key challenges of this wedding is to reset the space for dinner reception right after the ceremony. In industry terms, it is called a “room flip”. We had to move away all the chairs from the ceremony and set the tables for dinner reception during cocktails. We originally budgeted 90 mins for the room flip and we did it together with the venue and design team in 30 mins. This is definitely record breaking. We usually budget at least 60-90 mins for the room flip, depending on the venue and guest count. If the couple are having assigned seating for their guests, that adds another 30 mins to set out all the seating. Being organized and open communication with vendors is key to a successful wedding!
Photos by Ikonica Images
Videography by Derek Chan Films