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Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Lisa and Steve hosted a glamorous, black-tie wedding at the Bellvue Manor where Lisa works as an event coordinator. The bride naturally planned the event, working closely with Nancy Marra, the owner of the venue, and floral designer Cliff Hassanally of IXIA Flowers by Cliff.  “I have been working in the wedding industry for years and helping couples plan their day, so it was almost surreal that I was now planning my own wedding. I absolutely loved every aspect,” shares Lisa.

Enzo Mercuri Designs draped the ballroom in dramatic black fabric for the occasion and decorated the space with gilded mirrors and giant, crystal chandeliers. Cliff Hassanally created elaborate floral designs that paired beautifully with the rich decor. The awe-inspiring centrepieces included thousands of pink roses, orchids, dahlias, hydrangea, lilies and dusty miller (to name just a few of the blooms!) “The flowers were jaw-dropping,” remembers Lisa. Our friends at 5ive15ifteen Photo Company were thankfully on hand to capture every minute of the luxe celebration.

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Photography by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

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Photography  5ive15ifteen Photo Company, Ceremony Venue • St. Dimitrija Solunski Orthodox Church, Reception Venue and Catering • Bellvue Manor, Floral • IXIA Flowers by Clif, Decor  • Enzo Mercuri Designs, Stationery • Invitique, Gown and Accessories • Jenny Packham from Powder Bride, Hair • Hair After, Makeup • Catherine,  Shoes • Valentino, Fine Jewellery • Damasci Jewellers  and David Yurman (pearl & diamond earrings), Formal Wear •  Hugo Boss, Rentals • Detailz Chair Couture (Louis Chairs, Oval tables), Have a Seat (Luxury linens, napkins, charger plates, head table linens), Around the Table (Linens), Contemporary Furniture Rentals (Mirrored Console, Cruiser Table), Entertainment • Joe Bianchi of Platinum Entertainment Solutions, Favors • Succulent Chocolates and Sweets, Video/Cinematography • Images Weddings, Transportation • Rolls Royce Livery, Lighting or AV • Platinum Entertainment Solutions

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Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

This styled shoot features an ice cream-coloured palette to complement the world of plants and wildflowers which provided poet, Emily Dickinson, with a constant source of inspiration and companionship. Glaze and John Events produced the “Poetry of Flowers” editorial, which can be seen in our “Literary Love” issue on newsstands now, working with an elite team of Toronto-based creative professionals.

Paper & Poste designed a custom watercolour-inspired floral motif that was incorporated throughout the shoot, from a stationery suite displayed with matching pastel-coloured chocolates adorned with flecks of gold to a large-scale backdrop produced by Event Graffiti. The tablescape was designed with a summer wedding in mind, our team was particularly taken with the Pinterest-worthy upside down ice cream cones from Nadia & Co~ that function as place cards.

Nadia & Co~ also created an exquisite cake with hand-painted flowers for the shoot and lollipops with edible fleurs, while Sweet Sammies Ice Cream Sandwich Co. designed a colourful plated dessert along with striped ice pops and slushies —a perfect cold treat after a sun-soaked ceremony or long night of dancing!

Artiese Studios was on hand to beautifully capture all of the details on location at Berkeley Fieldhouse. You can learn more about the shoot, including the Emily Dickinson poems that speak to the different elements, in our Summer/Fall 2015 issue (Eastern Edition), available for purchase here.

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: ARTIESE Studios

Photography by: ARTIESE Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: ARTIESE Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: ARTIESE Studios

Photography by: ARTIESE STUDIOS

Photography by: ARTIESE STUDIOS

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: ARTIESE Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: Artiese Studios

Photography by: ARTIESE Studios

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Photography • ARTIESE Studios, Venue • Berkeley Fieldhouse, Planning & Design • Glaze and John Events, Stationery • Paper & Poste, Gowns • Pearl Bridal House, Makeup and Hair • Fancy Face Inc., Shoes • Manolo Blahnik from Holt Renfrew, Jewellery • Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Accessories • Laura Jayne Bridal Design, Formal Wear • Garrison Bespoke, Floral Design • Petite Studio, Upside Down Ice Cream Cones, Cake and Lollipops • Nadia & Co~, Slushies, Ice Pops, and Plated Dessert • Sweet Sammies, Rentals • Plate Occasions Rentals (Dinnerware and Glassware), Detailz Chair Couture ("Vogue" Chairs), Cynthia Findlay Antiques (Tableware Decor & Cutlery), FOS Decor Center (Linens), Backdrop Production • Event Graffiti , Model • Elite Model Management

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Turkish Designer Dilek Hanif's intricate couture works have been the secret of red-carpet stylists for years. We love the structure of her Spring/Summer 2015 Couture collection (reminiscent of Chanel collections from years past) and the sorbet shades of both the dresses and the adorning floral appliqués. The caped evening gowns are still fresh for a black-tie event, particularly the embroidered ice blue look, a modern-day interpretation of Grace Kelly's famed gown from To Catch a Thief.

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