Coco Chanel in WedLuxe Magazine

By now, many of you will have seen the spread we were asked to produce back in the fall for WedLuxe magazine’s Designer Issue. Photographer Jackson Huang of Ikonica, Florist Extraordinaire Lidia Tacconelli of Fiori Floral Designs and I were given Coco Chanel as our muse and inspiration for our assignment. What an honour. I snapped behind-the-scenes photos that day […]

More Fun with Coco

Here’s the fantasy shot: Our male model, Michael, who we dubbed ‘The Hotness” looking rather enticing in behind the place cards and in front of the fountain of pink champagne. The staircase banner was also printed by my friends at Emerson Design. … and here’s the reality shot: It wasn’t pink champagne at all, but ginger ale with a few […]

The Single-Flower Bouquet

The Local Favourite: The Late-Spring/Early-Summer Peony The-a-Little-More-Exotic: Gloriosa Lily The Classic: Phalaeonopsis Orchid There is something so simple yet impactful about choosing a single flower and using it over and over again in your bouquet. Here we’ve shown some of our favourites… all designed by the wonderful Bill Fulghum, formerly of Church Street Flowers and now of William Fulghum Designs. […]

Fifty is the new Twenty-Five?

With this post, I’m going to try a new format: describing the photos as I go along. We did a 50th wedding anniversary party last month and what a wonderful celebration it was! Given that we make our living planning a lot of weddings, I was amazed when I heard a speaker give the following statistic that night: Only 5% […]

Not Quite Your Mother’s Heels…

Thought I’d share a couple of the fabulous works of art some of our recent brides have been sporting with fellow shoe-obsessed readers out there! Question, though: is it just me or are our brides’ heels getting higher and higher? It always amazes me that the ladies that wear these platforms seem to be able to last all day and […]

A Gift that Makes Scents

Brides are always asking us for suggestions for bridesmaids gifts and now, one of our very own clients has come up with the perfect idea! Aromachology is a new perfume line whose formulations use an innovative scientific process to create a customized fragrance to fit each client’s personality. How cool is that? Each person fills out a quick “Scent Profiler” […]

Kookoo for Coconuts

For the morning-after-the-wedding Hangover Brunch this past weekend, we offered our very groggy guests some instant relief at their very own Coconut Station! When I heard that coconut water was one of nature’s greatest electrolytes, I thought this would be the perfect thing for wedding guests needing a little pick-me-up after a night of partying. Amazed onlookers watched as Chef […]

Back Door Bride

In the spirit of showing you behind-the-scenes at events we’ve done, these fun photos were taken at a wedding we did at The Carlu, Toronto’s finest example of the Art Moderne style of architecture and design. The Carlu is a sleek, sophisticated and extremely well-run venue, but a tough place to sneak a bride into without guests seeing her before […]