Lo and behold, this watercolor inspired wedding truly lovely colors make for a beautiful inspiration. Organizing or designing a wedding is also a form art. Different mediums and color schemes come together and form a particular outcome. The gorgeous porcelain dinnerware paired with golden cutleries made the style dainty along with the decors and food choices. You see, every little thing counts. Even a simple dish could make or break your ongoing theme. I adore the entirety of this shoot!
You can read below Phoebe’s ( the event planner) passionate story of how everything came to be. And kudos to the team behind this beauty! Hands down to one of my favorite styled shoot.
How Everything Came Together:
Escaping the bustling city of Toronto to the northern regions of the metropolis, one would venture through scenic landscapes that became the drawing forces of many prominent paintings that we now enjoy. Brushed behind the rolling pastures and concealed by cast iron gates lies a secret little garden known as Pathways to Perennials. The luscious estate was carefully crafted by a pair of gardeners that dedicated the landscapes to their newborn child. Developed over the course of a decade, the gardeners envisioned that Pathways to Perennials would be the grounds to which their daughter and her loved one would lovingly cast the oath of marriage upon each other. The meandering pathways signify the course of a lifetime’s journey, and one would find the hidden treasures among this delicate route whether it be a bunch of French garden roses or a gazebo with welcoming breezes and a seat for two.
This styled wedding photo shoot plays with a classic European motif that is subtly captured through the accents of landscape painting and watercolours. The concept of romance is drawn upon the unity of these essential elements and positioned upon the lush backdrop that embodies the perfect solution of vintage and elegance. The colour palette of this photo shoot features the sweet hues of mint green that is juxtaposed by pale peach, and lightly tinted by plush gold details. The bride dons a floor-length Alfred Sung gown crafted with French lace and crystal beading.
The sweetheart table setting showcases an arrangement of century old Queen Anne Porcelain dinnerware paired with Cellini Romanesque golden cutlery. A garden terrarium plays the role of a confetti station, which is composed of found colour pencil studs contained in antique medicine bottles. Garden roses, peonies, berries and greens embrace the floral centrepiece. Perched against its floral counterpart is the hand painted watering can that deposits varying paintbrushes at the disposal of the couple for spontaneous renderings upon the canvas table linens.
The painter’s lounge allowed for a creatively exquisite couple’s retreat graced by hand-dyed pillows, sweet aperitifs, and a vibrant palette of petite hors d’oeuvres. Billowing away under the uncanny cluster of wooden poles exists the sweets table blooming with decadent desserts intended to charm with luxurious nodes of floral and pastels. Although the gardeners’ daughter has embarked on a new journey of her own, the pathways and perennials remain as a symbol of the love stories that once took place in these very gardens. As our production team wisps away back to our individual cavities of the cityscape, we take away a unique experience from this project venue. An experience that encapsulates an unparalleled level of love and partnership that we shall have the luxury to cherish for a long time coming.
The overall theme to this inspirational shoot was to use watercolours as our primary base to create a soft, rustic look and feel. We adored light pink, mint and peach!
Wedding Day Outfits:
We wanted our bride to look relaxed and romantic and decided that the floor length Alfred Sung wedding gown would be best suited for this inspirational piece.
The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Projects:
Phoebe from Phoebe Lo Events is super talented and crafty! She handmade and hand-dyed the pillows that were used in the swing station and also the napkins and the table runner at the head table as well. She also handcrafted the large painting for display by the swing station. Our participating vendors were all so very talented and creative! They’ve a custom made the cakes, cupcakes, macarons, stationary, Hors d’oeuvre, etc.
Favorite Part Of The Day:
The favourite part of this inspirational shoot was seeing our vision come to life. Once we put all the pieces together and set up all the stations, we couldn’t help but stare at it in awe and wonders because it has exceeded all our expectations!
Photographer: Rhythm Photography
Caterer: Chef Jeffrey Marshall
Dress Store: Fairytale Wedding
Cinema and Video: Givin Design
Heirlooms and extras: Invitation To Tea
Cake Designer: Jacq Baked Goods
Invitation Designer: Legacy Loft Stationery Boutique
Event Venue: Pathways to Perennials
Floral Designer: Petals Markham
Event Planner: Phoebe Lo Events
Makeup Artist: Vicki Millar
Other: Woodbridge Art School