Seaside Styled Shoot

It’s unusual for us to write a feature that isn’t based in Southern Ontario but since we get many submissions from south of the boarder we thought this week we would share some with you.

Today we bring you a seaside styled shoot by Dani Fine Photography in Massachusetts. I’ll let Dani explain the inspiration behind the shoot…

…Beth Lindsey Chapman of Beneath the Gown styled two beautiful bridal looks which had all the freshness of an spring time ocean breeze.

Our bride wore two looks ~ a fabulous modern gown by Anne Barge with striking geometric detailing and a flirty short dress by Kirribilla. We took our alluring bride out on a rock jetty where her Kristina Eaton veil billowed magnificently. Chapman topped off the look with some exquisite pieces from Aquinnah; fresh water pearls, a little rhinestone glitz and some glamorous pearl drop earrings.

The floral bouquets designed by the skilled team at Green Dhalia were an absolute dream and offered the perfect amount of color.

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Location and catering: Madison Beach Hotel 
Lingerie: Beneath The Gown
Hair and make-up: Jennifer Fresa
Gowns from: The White Dress By The Shore 
Flowers: Green Dahlia 
Dress #1: Anne Barge available in Toronto at White Toronto 
Dress #2: Kirribilla available online
Veil: Kristina Eaton

David and Ada Riding The Rocket

David and Ada were married at an intimate ceremony in her parents backyard with their closest family and friends surrounding them.

After the ceremony they jumped on a streetcar for some fun portraits with some of Toronto’s commuters. They hopped off the streetcar for more portraits on Queen Street East while their guests made their way to Archeo where the reception was held.

As you can see from the photos, the couple were welcomed to the reception with open arms and cheers. After a great meal, beautiful speeches and the first dance, the couple headed out with photographer Erika Jacobs of Odd Sparrow for one final portrait.

Ada + Dave

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Reception venue: Archeo
Dress: Pronovias from Becker’s Bridal
Headpiece: Erin Fitzpatrick Bridal
Suit: Gotstyle
Bow tie & suspenders: Highboy Menswear
Flowers: Coriander Girl
Chocolates: Soma Chocolate
Sweets: Sullivan & Bleeker Baking Co.

 

Style At The Drake One Fifty

The Drake Hotel’s Lexi Haslam styled this beautiful, contemporary-meets-classic, style shoot at the Drake One Fifty, a new restaurant and event space in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. I will let Lexi explain the inspiration behind the shoot.

The Drake Hotel has opened a new Toronto location in the Financial District called “Drake One Fifty.” As a Cultural Art Hub, Drake brings a unique space to the downtown core by offering the “urban couple” a trendy venue to host their reception. From the art deco floors to the cork ceilings, it already looks picture perfect without any additional decor.

This stylized photo shoot is contrast of looks from soft and subtle to bold and eclectic. You will see the couple’s transformation throughout the stylized shoot from a whimsical wedding ceremony to a 1920’s cocktail-style celebration: “PARTY TIME!” We wanted to emphasize the excitement of planning an intimate affair, and to remember that it is the “couple” that should have ALWAYS have the best time.

There are two settings in this photo shoot:

1) Traditional Setting: Intimate reveal before the ceremony  || LOOK: soft makeup and elegant hair

2. Non-Traditional Setting: Using the venue space as the newlyweds playground post ceremony || LOOK : Bold makeup, bodacious curls and gold headpieces (Twist on1920’s Prohibition Era).

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Styled, Coordinated and Directed by: Lexi Haslam instagram @Lexingtonto
Location and catering: Drake One Fifty
Flowers: Poppies
Photography by: Scarlet O’Neill
Makeup + Hair by: Fancy Face Inc:
First gown: Ferre Sposa:
Cocktail dress & Men’s suit by: Cabaret Vintage
Headpieces by Emidesh