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Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Jennifer Bergman Weddings produced this purple and orange styled shoot, photographed by Nicole Ashley Photography.

The model wears a beautiful Monique Lhuillier gown from Delica Bridal. Her hair and makeup were styled by Behind the Blush. The Art of Cake integrated the geometric shapes of the Pinkpolka Invitations & Stationery into the cake design.

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

Photography by: Nicole Ashley Photography

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Photography • Nicole Ashley Photography, Producer • Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Location • Loft 50 Studio, Stationery • Pinkpolka Invitations & Stationery, Floral Design • faBLOOMosity, Gown • Monique Lhuillier from Delica Bridal, Ring • David Keeling Jewelry, Hair, Makeup & Model Styling • Behind the Blush, Jewellery & Accessories • HUNT AMOR, Cake • The Art of Cake, Catering • Edmonton Petroleum Club, Additional Rentals • Special Event Rentals (china, chairs, glassware, drapery), Dress My Day (fine linens), 29 Armstrong (flatware)

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If you were lucky, you caught some of our Instagram photos of Alan Anderson’s latest collection we posted last week (or maybe you caught Cheryl Hickey sporting one of his designs on the TIFF red carpet)! While we visited his studio, we also had the chance to sit down to find out where he gets his inspiration and his tips for brides.

WedLuxe: Where do you get inspiration?
AA: All over the place! Sometimes the stones dictate what will be made; what type of piece they will become. All our pieces are one of a kind and use vintage stones that I source from around the world. I’m always travelling and I buy whatever I see that is interesting. If you don’t buy vintage stones when you see them, you probably won’t find them again.

My home on Fire Island also inspired some of the floral pieces and the insect brooches.

Old Hollywood is a big draw because actresses then were actually going out to buy jewellery for themselves. Gloria Swanson’s pieces in Sunset Boulevard were all hers.

WL: Katy Perry, Viola Davis, Blake Lively, and Drew Barrymore have all worn your designs but who are your own style icons?
AA: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford (the young Joan Crawford, that is), Claudette Colbert, and Charlie Chaplin’s wife Paulette Goddard.

WL: What is your motto?
AA: Wear these pieces everyday in a random act of glamour. Wear them doing groceries or out with friends.

Crystal is the gateway for my clients. It really is a wardrobe staple! It’s like having a black dress or a strand of pearls; everyone should have at least two crystal pieces. Crystal brings the confidence to try the other, more colourful pieces.

WL: What are your tips for brides?
AA: Find a piece of jewellery that speaks to you. Find a necklace or a tiara that you love and let that be the departure piece for the rest of the day. For example, a pink floral necklace can influence the florals, centrepieces, colour theme, and really set the mood of the wedding.

I love tiaras for brides as well. I created three for Kleinfeld based on royal tiaras: a Russian Kokoshnik, one based somewhat on Downton Abbey character Lady Mary’s crystal laurel leaves tiara (featured above), and a 19th century floral tiara.

It’s your one day so you should go big with the jewellery. Wear a tiara and a bracelet during the ceremony and switch to a stunning necklace, like my Sautoires, for the reception.

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Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photographed by Ikonica and planned by SpectacularSpectacular, Jennifer and Andrew had a beautiful wedding at The Toronto Golf Club.

Frank Rea of Forget Me Not Flowers placed trees, white blooms with green accent pieces, and crystal chandeliers under an outdoor tent for the celebration.

The bride paired her Oscar de la Renta gown from White Toronto with Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery. Her bridesmaids wore white Lela Rose dresses also from White Toronto with embellished belts from Anthropologie.

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

Photography by: Ikonika

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Photography • Ikonica, Planning • SpectacularSpectacular, Ceremony Venue • St. Jude's Anglican Church, Reception Venue & Catering • The Toronto Golf Club, Stationery • Paper and Poste (day of stationery); and Bella Figura (invitations), Gown • Oscar de la Renta from White Toronto, Veil• White, Toronto, Jewellery• Van Cleef & Arpels  (Bracelet & earrings); Tiffany & Co. (wedding band), Shoes • Christian Louboutin from Holt Renfrew, Bridesmaids • Lela Rose from White, Toronto (dresses), Anthropologie (belts), Tiffany & Co. (bracelet), Formal Wear • Custom Made Tuxedo, Hair & Makeup • Tony Chaar Salon, Floral • Frank Rea at Forget Me Not Flowers, Additional Rentals • Contemporary Furniture Rentals (White Pierre chairs), Chair-man Mills (Tables & linens), Advanced Tent (tent),  Micki's (draping), ERG Live (A/V), & LUXE Linens (custom runners & napkins), Cake • Bobbette & Belle, Transportation • Senzel Limousine

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Francis Guindon is the Public Relations Manager at Maison Birks, the iconic Canadian jewellery house.

Francis joins this year’s distinguished Canadian Wedding Industry Awards judging panel.

Since joining Birks, Francis has successfully led a number of the brand’s integrated multi-platform events including Birks 135th anniversary, Birks for bees program and the Toronto International Film Festival 2014. You can learn more about Francis on the Canadian Wedding Industry Awards website here.

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