Sweet Honeycomb

July 28, 2015

Written by Christina Rowan

This “Sweet Honeycomb” shoot was inspired by geometric patterns prominent in today’s fashion world. Pastel tones and gold accents work together in perfect harmony to create a lovely balance between striking and sweet décor. Menus and place cards take a hexagonal shape, stationery and floral gift boxes are outlined with custom designed pinstripes and party stakes and signs have been laser cut from gold mirror. The whimsical cake table – when viewed from above is formed in the shape of a honeycomb – combines pastel tones with the signature gold colour and six-sided hexagon shape of the honeycomb. The miniature gelatin pyramids, acting as surrounding blooms for each of the seven cakes, are not to be mistaken by the authentic collection of flowers decorating each piece: English Garden Roses, Cabbage Roses, Ranunculus, Peony Tulips and Viburnum.

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Creative Director & Co-Producer: Rosanne Farano-Romanino, Michelle Garber of The Social Rose Designer Events & Fab Fete Event Planning Boutique | Photo: Dave Abreu Photography | Cakes: Truffle Cake & Pastry | Chair Rentals: Detailz Chair Couture | Linens & Decor: Have A Seat Inc. | Gown: Valencienne | Hair & Makeup: Julia & Julia Bridal | Venue: The Gates, Toronto | Furniture: Anne & Co. | Stationery: So Pretty In Print | Jewellery: Elsa Corsi | Cotton Candy & Fairy Floss Display: Fancy Pufs | Tabletop Rentals: Plate Occasions | Floor Decal & Ceremony Aisle Runner: Event Graffiti | Live Artist: Olga Pankova Gioia, Live Artist | Accessories (shoes): Jimmy Choo

4 Wedding Makeup Trends

July 23, 2015

Written by Christina Rowan

When the time comes for a bride to get all dolled up on her wedding day, the bottom line is she wants to look her absolute best. With plenty of makeup to choose from, brides are given the opportunity to be bold, inventive or natural – embracing the notion of less is more. For those still on the fence, here are four popular makeup trends of 2015 to help inspire you.



Designed to make a free-spirited bride look defined with subtle yet distinguished accents, this boho inspired makeup will leave an impression of radiance. Use electric blue eyeliner along the lid to enhance a neutral shadow and make your lips pop with red or berry hues.  Photo by: Mugshots Photography |  Makeup & Hair: Creatively Beautiful


GlamourousDetermined to stand out and make a statement, glam-infatuated brides dare to indulge in bold, dark features for their makeup. A sultry smokey eye with metallic, shimmery shadows, a red or burgundy lip topped off with some facial contouring will highlight every angle of the brides face. Photo by: Lindsie Grey |  Makeup & Hair: Fancy Face Inc.




Taking brides back in time to the days of Gatsby, vintage makeup embodies the look women fashioned in the 1920s. Fluttery lashes, wine-stained lips, and a smokey eye and cat eye combo bring together a timeless look that pays homage to a captivating era.                                         Makeup & Hair: Blushing Beauty



Famous for being a makeup everyone can count on, the classic look keeps brides looking themselves by paying tribute to their natural beauty. A pale pink blush, champagne shadow and English Rose lip will provide the bride with a soft look not to be underestimated.                         Makeup & Hair: MS Studio Make Up & Hair



A Perfect Fit

July 21, 2015

Written by Christina Rowan

Danielle & Michael | September 13, 2014

When Danielle and Michael met while out at a club with some friends one night, they found out it wasn’t for the first time. After talking and getting to know one another, they realized they had met when they were kids. Immediately after, they started dating. On the day that Michael proposed, he planned for him and Danielle to go on a walk. Little did she know, he was actually taking her to a jeweller where she would build her dream wedding ring. The day it was ready to be picked up, Michael arranged for him and Danielle to meet at a small restaurant. There he gave her the ring and popped open a bottle of Champagne, officially asking her to marry him.

On the day of Danielle and Michael’s wedding, the soon-to-be bride found herself welcomed by an unexpected surprise in the morning: rain. By the time she was dressed and ready to go, the skies parted and the sun came out shining bright. The ceremony took place outside in the courtyard of the Liberty Grand on what turned out to be a beautiful afternoon. When Danielle and Michael were pronounced husband and wife and all the guest’s joined in applause, the family dog, Charlie, sweetly barked in agreement.

The Artifact’s room of the Liberty Grand was the perfect venue for Danielle and Michael’s art deco-inspired wedding. From the lighting to the flower arrangements – which included orchids, cabbage and curly willow – different shades of purple draped the area. In an effort to add some masculinity to the mix, bold black and white accents were incorporated, giving off a very ‘50s James Bond-like vibe to the décor.

Enjoy every minute and just have fun…don’t let the small things stress you.” – Danielle


Photography: MPSG Weddings | Gown: Mona Richie Bridal | Suit: 4menunited | Makeup & Hair: Jackie Gideon Beauty (BRIDE) Samantha Di Julio (Bridesmaids) | Venue: Liberty Grand Courtyard (Ceremony) | Venue: Liberty Grand Artifacts room (Reception) | Catering: Liberty Grand | Entertainment (Reception): DJ Emporium | Flowers & Decor: Ikabana Designs | Linens: Chair Cover Plus | Wedding Cake: Swirls | Stationery: Akiv Art & Design