We recently had a style shoot in Toronto at the Verity Club/Ivy Hotel/George Restaurant. It was a huge team effort involving multiple vendors who collaborated with us and the Verity to create the (faux) wedding of our dreams. The vision behind the shoot was to create a magical wedding day experience specially catered to the bride and her bridesmaids; meaning a luxurious spa day at Sweetgrass Spa, followed by getting ready for the ceremony in the beautiful Ivy Hotel rooms, and, lastly, a light brunch and dessert at George Restaurant. We created an idyllic scene providing an inside look into the bride-to-be's final moments with her closest friends as they prepare for the day ahead. The moments before the wedding are usually more stressful than what we have portrayed, but they are filled with moments just like these: best friends coming together to support the bride on one of the biggest days of her life! Here's a peek into our Spring shoot.
Jessilynn Wong working her magic behind the camera at the beautiful cherry blossom wall in Sweetgrass Spa. Our bride, Emmie, is wearing a lovely satin kimono robe which complements the decor.
(Featured: Satin Kimono Robe - Print Short in White; Satin Kimono Robe - Plain Short in White)
A look inside the beautiful manicure/pedicure room at Sweetgrass Spa. This is was lovely space with bright cheery colours where the bride and bridesmaids can relax and get a massage, manicure, and hair and makeup done for the wedding day.
(Featured Dresses: Left: Rebecca in Sage Green; Right: Jackie in Sage Green)
It's all about having fun! At a photo shoot, or at a wedding: stay positive and support one another because at the end of the day, everything will be alright. It was a long day of prep for both the models, photographer, florist, wedding planner, and everyone else involved, but seeing the final results definitely made everything worth the hard work. Rachelle and Sierra, our bridesmaids, look gorgeous in their mismatched sage green bridesmaid dresses.
We envisioned a sage and white wedding with gold accents and lots of flowers. These elements can be seen in the bride's hairstyle created by Makeup by Kajitha who did a wonderful job giving the bride and bridesmaids a glowing, modern look. To complement the sage green, we went with lots of peach tones for the makeup. Everyone looked bright, natural and beautiful!
To cap off the pre-wedding morning, we envisioned our bride and bridesmaids taking a break with some dessert and putting on the final touches for the ceremony. A little bit of lipstick and cake makes the day that much sweeter.
Huge thank you to all of our collaborators. Thanks Karen of Save the Dates for coordinating the photo shoot with all the venue and keeping us on schedule. Olivia of Flower Maiden for providing beautiful floral arrangements to complete the space, and Joni & Cake for the sweet treats (they were absolutely beautiful and delicious). Thank you to Linen Closet for providing all the essentials to create a gorgeous table and White Umbrella Co. for the little extra touches, Ferris Wheel Press for the lovely invites and stationary, and Mejuri for the bridesmaids' jewelry. Kajitha from Makeup by Kajitha did a wonderful job with all the hair and makeup. Thank you to models Emmie, Rachelle, and Sierra for coming in super early and keeping the energy going all day! Additionally, we would like to thank Lea-Ann Belter for the stunning gown, Alexis Gallery for the engagement ring, and Aldo for the shoes. And lastly, big thanks to Jessilynn Wong for lending her photography talents, we can't wait to see the final results!
Photographer: Jessilynn Wong
Wedding Planner: Save the Dates
Fashion Styling: Hira Ahmed, Pastel Dress Party/Fashionibble
Hair and Makeup Artist: Makeup by Kajitha
Models: Emmie, Rachelle, and Sierra-Marie
Bridesmaid Gowns: Pastel Dress Party
Wedding Gown: Lea-Ann Belter
Flowers: Flower Maiden
Bridesmaid Jewelry: Mejuri
Engagement Ring: Alexis Gallery
Shoes: Aldo Shoes
Cake and Desserts: Joni & Cake
Invitations: Ferris Wheel Press
Linens/Tableware: Linen Closet
Vases: White Umbrella Co.
Venues: Verity Club, Sweetgrass Spa, George Restaurant, and Ivy Hotel