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).
Styled, Coordinated and Directed by: Lexi Haslam instagram @Lexingtonto
Location and catering: Drake One Fifty
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