On Friday, Ines Di Santo presented her Spring/Summer 2016 Bridal Collection in a garden-like setting, inspired by the promise of the coming season. Consisting of 29 gowns, collection standouts included an embroidered Alençon sleeveless bodice with a short textured skirt and long train, an elegant ball gown with cascading gold and silver embroidered tulle, and a sinuous sheath with pearl-adorned cuffs and neckline. Chantilly lace gowns in watercolor shades of blue, champagne and pink were masterfully constructed with airy tulle and satin layers. Sweeping removable overskirts in textures of Guipure and Alençon lace were luminous while sheer panels and intricate embroidery recalled the delicateness of a butterfly’s wings. The season flourished before guests’ eyes in the form of gold leaf lace and pearl seeding reminiscent of cherry blossoms and exotic garden flowers; vine-like motifs unfurled themselves along bodices and full skirts. The show culminated in a show-stopping vision of pale pink in the form of a fitted corset ball gown with hand-crafted silk organza blossoms along the skirt and detachable train.
Kristen and Michael met during their postgraduate studies and were friends for a year until a dodgeball tournament. They were the last ones standing on opposing teams in the championship game of the tournament. Kristen threw the ball fiercely, directly at his groin, Michael caught it (falling to the ground in pain) and she lost the game. At that moment, she fell head over heels for him (and he fell head over heels for her, literally).
The Vintage Vegas theme was chosen because the first trip that Mike and Kristen went on together was to Vegas. Despite the lavish entertainment of Vegas show girls, a roulette table, a caricaturist and candy cigarette waiters, they were able to stay on budget through all of her fun DIY projects! One of the highlights of their night was the family unity drink (in lieu of a father-daughter dance) to the tune of Sweet Child O Mine. Instead of a standard guest book, the couple had guests’ graffiti on a giant canvas. They had blankets as guest favours and ceremony ribbon wands instead of bubbles. They also had jeweled scrabble pieces as table names and mini candy-filled martini glasses instead of guest place cards.
Photography by: Crystal Hahn Photography | Wedding gown by: Farage, Paris | Groom’s suit: Empire Customs | Make-up: Little Red Lipstick | Hair: Maison Fritz | Ceremony and Reception: Knollwood Golf and Country Club | Entertainment dj: As you like it dj | Showgirls: RS Divas Entertainment| Roulette table: The Main Event Fun | Caricaturist: The Main Event Fun | Florist: Fortinos | Centrepieces: The Ultimate Wedding project | Chandeliers: Figueira | Wedding Cake: Cupid’s Gourmet Cupcakes | Invitations:/stationery: Polka Dot Paper Shop
This is the time to dream. Floral designers, caterers, cake-makers, and many more wedding professionals work together, to create an event of a lifetime: your wedding day. It is the time to discover new treats and let your imagination soar. Planning a wedding is a very creative and personal venture that requires a lot work and the coordination of many experts. Enter the wedding planner.
Concept decor and production by: Aleksandra & Co. | Cake by: Patricia’s Cake Creations | Photography by: Crystal Hahn Photography|www.CrystalHahn.com | Linens by: Have A Seat Inc. | Suit & groom’s accessories: Got style | Accessories (shoes) by: Badgley mischka |Hair and makeup by Irene : colourations | Location : Windsor Arms Hotel | Florist : Flowers Time | Invitations/stationery : The ferris wheel press | Jewelery : The Loved One (earrings); alexis gallery (engagement ring) Headpieces: Blair Nadeau Millinery | Appetizers: Windsor Arms Hotel | male model: Jonathan Bluks | Female model: Veronika Lipatova