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Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Transporting viewers from Toronto's Château Le Jardin to Athens' Acropolis hill, this Grecian celebration is one for the gods. The gold filigree detail of the bride's accessories and makeup reflects the candlelight as well as her gilded surroundings. With an abundance of cascading floral arrangements and supple fruit, this grandiose setting is reminiscent of a painting from the early years of the Renaissance.

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Photography By: Eric K Choi

Greek Mythology Goddess from SDEWeddings on Vimeo.

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Photography • Eric K Choi Photography,  Creative Direction, Planning and Production • Rainbow Chan Weddings,  Floral Design • Pretty in Flowers, Venue • Château Le Jardin, Stationery • Paper Wenches, Calligraphy • Cecile Lau Calligraphy, Gowns • Catherine Langlois, Shoes • Giuseppe Zanotti, Jewellery • Cynthina Findlay Antiques, Headpieces • Blair Nadeau MillineryHair Stylist and Makeup Artist • Maggie Ng, Decor, Chair Rentals, Linens and Napkins • DX Event Rentals, Chargers, Vintage China, Flatware, Stemware, and Goblets, Bar Cart Plate Occasions, Cake and Dessert Design • Sweet Regards Cakes, Models • Haute Agency, Cinematography • SDE Weddings

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Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

There’s no place more romantic than Paris, as proven by these wanderlust-inducing photos! Captured on location at the Shangri-La Hotel Paris, one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, this shoot was inspired by an intimate elopement in the City of Light. We fell for the cream and pink bouquets, the calligraphed menus that adorned 24-kt gold chargers, and the hand-painted cake — the mint and gold work of art was packed tier by tier and flown from Canada to Paris for shoot!

It was the luxe location though that truly stole our hearts. Set amid the historic sights of the 6th arr., the Shangri-La Hotel Paris is a former home of the Bonaparte family and boasts beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower. “The tower seems so close that you could reach out and touch it," notes producer Cynthia Martyn of Cynthia Martyn Fine Events. "It was the perfect way for our ‘couple’ to have the iconic landmark as part of their day."

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

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Photography • Corina V. Photography, Producer and Stylist • Cynthia Martyn Fine Events, Venue • Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, Gown • Saja Wedding, Hair and Makeup • Modern Beauties, Veil and Hair Accessories • Mignonne Handmade, Floral Designs • Shangri-La Hotel, Paris (Bouquet #1 and Centrepieces), Estelle Preston Flower (Bouquet #2), Cake • The SweeterE, Invitation • Ferris Wheel Press, Calligraphy and Day-of Stationery • Post Calligraphy, Rentals • Plate Occasions (24K Gold Charger Plates), Around The Table (Linens)

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Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Inspired by the love letter “ever thine, ever mine, ever ours” penned by Beethoven, this styled shoot features a romantic mix of modern-meets-traditional wedding inspiration. Although Beethoven mysteriously addressed the letter to his “Immortal Beloved” and it was never sent, having been discovered after the composer's’ death, many contemporary scholars believe his declaration of love was intended for Hungarian aristocrat Josephine von Brunsvik with whom he had a relationship with in the early 1800s.

With the passionate letter and Josephine as the intended receiver in mind, this creative shoot presents style and design ideas in a soft colour palette of lavender, pale blue, green, and ivory. We love the table design that juxtaposes modern luxe furniture with loose, natural styled floral displays. The bouquet wrapped with a ribbon that features the famous  “ever thine, ever mine, ever ours” quote in calligraphy and the cake with musical sheet detailing and a “J & B” monogram also swept us away.

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

PhPhotography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

Photography by: Alicia Thurston Photography

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Photography • Alicia Thurston Photography, Co-producer, Co-Creative Director, Co-Planner, and Makeup Artist • RDT Events + Beauty, Co-producer, Co-Creative Director, Co-Planner, and Food Styling • Melissa Baum Events, Venue • Estates of Sunnybrook, Gowns • Bliss Monique Lhuillier  and David Fielden, both available at Kleinfeld's Hudson Bay, Hair  • LadyLyn Gool, Shoes • Christian Louboutin, available at Holt Renfrew, Jewellery • Kleinfeld's Hudson Bay, Clutch • House of Harlow, Floral design  • D & D Floral Designs Inc., Stationery • Laura K Invitations, Calligraphy • The Lettering Studio,  Cake and Desserts • Patricia's Cake Creations, Furniture Rentals, and Tabletop Vinyl Printing and Application • LUXE Modern Rentals, Additional Rentals  • Plate Occasions (blue goblets),  Event Rental Group (flatware, espresso glasses, shot glasses, white food styling trays), Melissa Baum Events  (dinner plates, side plates, napkins, and silver chargers), and RDT Events + Beauty (jewellery boxes, jewellery trays, crystal cut champagne flutes and wine glasses)

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We’re beyond excited to share this beautiful editorial from our current Summer/Fall 2015 “Literary Love” issue with you! The shoot draws inspiration from Romanticism, a literary movement spanning the 18th-19th centuries with such notable authors as Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters. To editorially capture the movement, characterized by a celebration of nature and passionate expression of emotion (along with, of course, romantic love!), we approached Toronto-based sculptographer Anna Church—an artist who combines forms of three dimensional sculpture with the process of photography.

With her “Insignia” series, Anna collects, composes, and arranges objects to create a sculptural form. She then captures the form through the lens of a camera, producing an image that teases and tricks the eye. “I’m a sucker for a pastel colour palette, floral and anything romantic, so when I was approached to collaborate on ‘The New Romantics’ editorial, the brief couldn’t have been more pitch perfect for my Insignia artistic medium,” Anna shares.

“When I embark on any new work, I start to imagine the interior of the room in which the piece will reside. For ‘The New Romantics,’  I imagined Victorian parlors and sitting rooms, lace curtains, painted soft lavender, blush pink, soft teal and powdered blue, starch white tablecloths and napkins with pure white crockery and polished silver, with gold and marble accents. From here I set about combining old world wedding traditions still used to this day: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Him, and Her. I matched these concepts to my chosen colour palette, floral arrangements, china, cakes and vintage pieces to depict the essence of the theme.”

Anna worked alongside a creative team of calligraphy artists, floral and cake designers to bring each bespoke Wedding Insignia to life. “This was where the magic happened! I love collaborating and I was gifted the opportunity to work with exceptional talents. It was completely nourishing and exhilarating,” says Anna who is currently working on an Insignia for a Toronto interior designer and would love to work with couples on bespoke Wedding Insignia pieces in future.

Purple Tree Photography was on hand to photograph the editorial and filmed a behind-the-scenes video that captures all of the “magic” which can be viewed below.

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Behind-the-scenes video from Purple Tree Photography.

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

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Photography and Video • Purple Tree Photography, Artist and Creative Producer • Anna Church, Stylist Assistant • Kristy Wright

Her (image 1): Floral • Bloom & Company, Petite Choux Pastries, Macarons, Marshmallows, and candied violets • Nadia & Co~, Calligraphy •  Post Calligraphy, Dinnerware •  Royal Crown Derby (dessert plate), Christofle (sugar bowl), International (pie and cake server), Wallace (ice cream slicer) all available at William Ashley China, Earring and Necklace • Sarah Ana Designs, Floral Ribbon Belt • Ti Adoro Jewelry available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay.

Something Borrowed (image 2): Floral • Pink Twig, Calligraphy (on ribbon) • Calligraphy by Diane, Cameo • Gadabout, Clutch • Moyna Handbag available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Belt • Maria Elena Headpieces available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Ribbon • Mokuba

Something Old (image 3): Floral • Caprice Design & Decor, Calligraphy •  Post Calligraphy, Cake Plate • Royal Crown Derby available at William Ashley China, Ribbon • Silk & Willow, Purple Lace • Mokuba, Vintage Purse • Cabaret, Choker, necklace, and trinket box • Gadabout, Gold Decals • The Paper Place

Something Blue (image 4): Floral • Pink Twig, Cake • Nadia & Co~, Dinnerware • Jean Louis Coquet (gold dinner plate), Vera Wang for Wedgwood (flutes), Waterford (crystal bottle stoppers) all available at William Ashley China, Ribbon • Silk & Willow, Shoes and Accessories  • Badgley Mischka (pumps) and & For Love (headband) both available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Blue Perfume Bottle • Cabaret

Something New (image 5): Cake and Sugar Flower Laurel • Bobbette & Belle, Calligraphy (on ribbon) • Calligraphy by Diane, Ceramic Pieces • Lana Filippone, Dinnerware •  Jasper Conran for Wedgwood (dinner plates), and Vera Wang for Wedgwood (flatware) all available at William Ashley China, pumps •  Charlotte Olympia available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Cardigan Clasps • Cabaret, Ribbon • Mokuba

Him (Image 6): Floral •  Bloom & Company,  Calligraphy • Post Calligraphy, Dinnerware • Jean Louis Coquet (gold Dessert Plate), Waterford (dinner plate, glasses, and brush) all available at William Ashley China, Antlers and Pocket Watch • Gadabout, Cufflinks and Brooch • Cabaret, Gold Arrow and Star Decals • The Paper Place

 

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