The Wedding: Photos + Details

And here we go…. some wedding photos and details (below)…

Venue: Revival Bar
Groom’s Suit + Shirt: Suit Supply, Shoes: Paul Smith, Socks: Happy Socks
Boutonnieres: The Little Red Button
Bride’s Dress + Bolero Jacket: Elisabetta Franchi – Headpiece: HT Headwear Jewelry: Stella and Dot necklace, JCrew bracelets, Rings: Fine Jewelry By Collette
Bridesmaids: Their own dresses
Lanterns: Luna Bazaar
Catering: Rustico Fine Foods
Photographer: Marcin Moka Photography
Make-up: Katie Dack + Julia Dorosh (Kirsh Cosmetics)
DJ: Bellosound
Cake + Cupcakes: Flour Studio
Flowers + Bride’s Bouquet: Pink Twig
Gelato: Hotel Gelato




flower arranging: Jeff Leatham

This morning I woke up and was motivated to make a cauliflower fennel soup before going to my afternoon Czech class. While chopping up my soup veggies,  I had the Discovery Channel’s Travel & Living playing in the background where a show titled, Chic City was on air.  Today’s show was profiling Paris and the city’s most creative and talented people.

While casually tuning in and out to what the announcer was saying, one person, in particular caught my attention:  Jeff Leatham, Artistic Director for the Four Season’s Hotel George V in Paris.  I think it was the statistics of how many flowers the hotel uses in a given month that first made me look up from cutting cauliflower.   Don’t quote me on the statistics exactly but I recall that Jeff changes over the hotel’s floral arrangements every four weeks and goes through something like 17,000 blooms  (from Amsterdam) and has a budget of $1m for the year.  Whatever the gargantuan number of flowers the hotel uses in its displays, Jeff is the luckiest guy I know.  He gets to work with a magnificent backdrop and dream up ways to inject more life, energy, drama and mood into the atmosphere via his flowers. He now has a show called Flowers Uncut on TLC if you are interested in seeing more about him and his work.

Jeff’s work is breathtaking, especially because of its volume and density.  Everywhere you look, the George V is bursting with colour, texture, glass all positioned at varying heights and angles.  Preston Bailey (whose work I also adore), you have competition across the Atlantic ocean!

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K + E the wedding

I recently had the honour of being a part of one of my best friend’s weddings.  I enjoyed the day immensely and was so happy to share in the couple’s special day.  The affair, both ceremony and reception, took place at Andrew Richard Designs (King and Parliament) in Toronto.  The bride and groom made the event feel natural, real and lighthearted- a true reflection of the couple.

The reception decor was stunning all done up in pinks (pale/fuscia) and greywhich popped against the backdrop of the white loft room. The food was French themed, catered by Daniel et Daniel and was delicious.  In the sit down reception, we were served a trio of tomatoes (gaspacho, a tomato and goat cheese tart and a caprese salad), steak frites and then for dessert creme caramel and a molten lava chocolate cake, which was then followed by passed desserts like mini ice cream cones, cheesecake lollipops and grilled cheese. The best part is the long room accomodated rectangular tables of 22 guests which in my books is fantastic. 







Ikea Wedding

Lo Bjurulf, Swedish stylist with Agent Bauer teamed up with Ikea to create some inspirational wedding scenes. And who says you have to spend a lot of money on a wedding or an event for it to look fabulous?  Below are some of my favourites from the portfolio of wedding scenes.  Each one is more romantic than the next. It’s hard to believe that Ikea products fit so well into a wedding scene.

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New Preston Bailey Blog

Anyone who entertains or has had a wedding is probably familiar with Preston Bailey.  If not, he is one of the greats in the industry and is a person to learn from and follow.  I got a note today from one of Preston’s interns at his company alerting me to his new, revamped blog which I will say is 150 times better looking/easier to navigate than the first iteration. 

The blog brings together a combination of his work, thoughts/ideas, his beautiful books, a how to section as well as a cool tool that prompts you to pick a colour and share some of the details of your event which culminates in a smart feed back to his portfolio of experience to give you ideas. Well done and looking forward to seeing new work.

Some blog shots to entice you:

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Preston collaboration with Betsey Johnson via preston bailey's blog

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BED: Matthew Robbins

Matthew Robbins is very deserving of a Beautiful Event Design feature on Out of the Event and is a name you should familiarize yourself with  if you are into learning from the best to inspire your own events.

A bit about Matthew: His educational background in art not only complements and illuminates his floral and event designs but has also helped him create the successful event design company which runs with a team stacked with talent in New York.  To highlight some of Matthew’s successes and accolades, Matthew is a regular contributor on the Bride’s Guide and has been featured countless times in Martha Stewart’s Weddings magazine as well as on the show and has worked on events around the US and the globe. 

To get some insight into what makes a great event and what inspires Matthew to do what he does, check out this great interview with Matthew Robbins on blog, The Bride Cafe here, or you can check out his posts on the Bride’s Guide here.   I have some pictures to share with you but they really do not do his work justice and I would recommend browsing his portfolio on the company website here.

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Matthew Robbins and Jack Myers

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