Inspired By The Toronto Flower Market

Inspired by the Toronto Flower Market, and the idea of shopping locally for your wedding, The Wedding Co. gathered a group talented vendors including, Katia Trudeau of Found In Love, Antonia Akai-Casuccio of The Loved One, hairstylist Nicole Graftner and Shawna Lee Beauty,  to create a styled shoot for the urban bride with an individual spirit.

The concept:  Early on in the planning process our bride made a decision to try and source everything she needed for her wedding in her own neighbourhood of Queen West, this included dropping by the Toronto Flower Market to pick up her wedding bouquet on the way to her wedding.

You will see our bride in three different dress all found on the same block between Trinity Bellwoods Park and Shaw Street, Brian Bailey, Bicyclette Boutique and Magwood. Her headpiece was found across the street at Rue Pigalle and her rings just west on Queen at Anne Sportun Fine Jewellery. The bouquet was created by Sweet Woodruff just north of the park on Dundas Street.

When ready, our bride dropped by the flower market to pick-up her bouquet, while there, she couldn’t resist indulging in a gourmet popsicle from The Pop Stand and posing for a photo by the ice cream truck. When ready she jumped on her bike and headed off to her wedding.

If you would like to be inspired by the Toronto Flower Market, drop by September 13th at 1056 Queen Street West at Fennings Street.

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Concept: The Wedding Co.
Photography: Katia Trudeau of Found In Love
Styling: Antonia Akai-Casuccio from The Loved One
Hair: Nicole Graftner
Make-up: Shawna Lee Beauty
Wedding Bouquet: Sweet Woodruff
Rings: Anne Sportun 
Wedding program fans: Fossil Letterpress 
Popsicles: The Pop Stand

Look #1
Dress: Brian Bailey ~ 878 Queen St. W Toronto
Hairpiece: Cecile Boccara available at Rue Pigalle
Necklace: D’Amour Necklace available at The Loved One
Bow earrings : Aimée Earrings available at The Loved One
Drop earrings: Glittering Orb available at  The Loved One
Dahlia bouquet: Wild Lark Studio

Look #2
Dress: Bicyclette Boutique
Earrings: Enchanté Drop Earrings available at The Loved One

Look #3
Dress: Vintage dress from Magwood
Earrings: Trena Earrings available at The Loved One
Necklace: Silk Myfanwy Necklace available at The Loved One

 

And Baby Makes Three

Toronto wedding photographer Kristina Laukkanen of Pear Studio met with Maggie and Adam on a cold February morning and, as Kristina said “they had that glow.. not just the glow of the newly engaged, but the glow of a couple expecting their first child.”

When their wedding day finally arrived Maggie was 7 months pregnant. It isn’t easy to find a dress that will grow with you as you plan your wedding but, lucky for Maggie, she found Tina Mak, a talented Toronto gown designer who has dedicated herself to making pregnant brides look, and feel beautiful, on their wedding day.

Maggie, Adam and wedding consultant, Karina Lemke, planned a beautiful wedding at the Tappo  Wine Bar and Restaurant in the Distillery District. We are happy to announce that a few months later their healthy baby girl, Fiona was born. Congratulations Maggie and Adam!
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Wedding Planner - Karina Lemke
Photography - Pear Studios Photo + Cinema
Hair & Makeup  -  BLO YORKVILLE
Wedding Dress – Tina Mak
Jewellery – Masion Birks
Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Wedding Scent – Hermes 24 Faubourg
Music –  Jesse Gold
Ceremony officiant – Sarah Bunnett Gibson
Flowers – Designed by Bride’s dear friend
Wedding Cake and sweet - Petite and Sweet
Video – Baron Media Productions
Host Hotel – The King Edward Hotel Toronto
Ceremony + Reception Distillery District Location – Tappo Wine Bar & Restaurant

LENS Workshop

We are excited to be speaking at the LENS Workshop on Wednesday September 17th here in Toronto.

The hosts, Heidi from Heidi Lau Photography and Therese from Artiese, will bring together some of the cities top wedding professionals to set the stage with some of their amazing designs for you to photograph and build your portfolio. Not only will there be stunning eye candy to shoot, a real couple will be on hand for you to learn how to pose and interact with.

as well, the workshop gives you the opportunity to mingle and network with other photographers and vendors. The Wedding Co. will be speaking about editing your photos to get your work published.

Take a look at the photos below from last years workshop and register today!

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A Wedding At South Pond Farms

Today we are featuring a beautiful wedding at a wonderful new venue north east of Toronto, South Pond Farms.

On their first visit, Jarod and Deanna, fell in love with the intimacy of the venue and decided right then, that it would be the perfect place to celebrate their love for one another.

When asked what the best part of the wedding was, Deanna replied “Everything!  Having all of our closest friends and family, from across the country and as far as Australia, there to witness our marriage in a setting that reflected who we are as a couple.”

Photographer Andreas Avdoulos, who as you can imagine has been to many venues had this to say, “what I liked about this venue, was the rustic, easy going layout and vibe, with amazing food, equal to any high end venue in Toronto.”

For those still looking for a unique venue, take a drive to Bethany Ontario and experience South Pond Farms.

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Venue and Catering: South Pond Farms
Dress and headpiece: Allure Bridal from Nicholas & Elizabeth in London, Ontario
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Make up:  Faces by 2
Hair: Kouture Hair Studio -Peterborough, Ontario
Bridesmaids dresses: Alfred Angelo from Nicholas & Elizabeth
Jarod’s suit: Korry’s 
Officiant: Anthony Does
Flowers: Grown and arranged by family friend
Venue and Catering: South Pond Farms
Chalkboard: Elise Goodehoofd
Scotch and cigar bar: Groom and his brothers
Music: Peter St.Patrick Francis

High School Sweethearts

Sarah and Brett were high school sweethearts but parted ways after the prom.  After university they rekindled their relationship which brought them to their wedding day.

From photographer, Christine Lim: The couple were married in Oakville at Brett’s family’s parish where they’ve been members for many years.  Portraits were taken at a family friend’s home on Oakville’s waterfront along with a stop at Sarah’s parents’ home to recreate their prom photo.  Keeping things personal and sentimental was a main priority.

After the portraits everyone made their way downtown for the reception at Canoe, the couple opted for a cocktail style reception to freely mingle with family and friends throughout the evening.  Alongside their Bobbette + Belle cake and macaron tower, Sarah’s dad served the Yundt family shortbread squares.  The night ended with dancing and cocktails while overlooking Toronto’s glowing skyline.

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Photographer: Christine LIm Photography
Ceremony: St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, Oakville
Bride’s Dress: Hayley Paige
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair + Make Up: Jennifer Schulz
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss
Reception venue and catering: Canoe 
Cake + Macaron Tower: Bobbette and Belle
Floral Design: Wild Thyme, Gorgeous Events
Videography: Images Wedding