Real Weddings


An Elegant Wedding Filled With Red Roses

Being that the bride, Jaclyn, is half of the mother-daughter duo at Whyte Couture (a Toronto bridal boutique), three intricate custom made gowns were designed for her big day. Countless hours were spent cutting up all the laces – piece by piece, flower by flower – and then over 200 hours were spent re-stitching them onto 18 meters of fine Italian silk organza. With the help of her mother, Francesca, her mother-in-law Carla (who hand stitched all the needlepoint roses on the gown), and, Jaclyn was a stunning sight to see.

Using the red rose from their first date as inspiration, Jaclyn and Roberto decided to host a wedding filled with red roses. Planned by Truly Yours Planning, the day followed a Dolce & Gabbana/Baroque theme. Deep reds and greens were mixed with pewter, black and gold accents for the color scheme with crystal chandeliers, candelabras, and an enchanted head table for a dramatic backdrop. Hundreds of red roses (provided by Floral Werx & Decor) surrounded the space and filled antique lamp centerpieces at each table – collected by the bride’s aunt Carmella – while crystal cut bowls, also provided by Carmella, were filled with figs, plums, grapes and pomegranate. Dave Abreu Photography beautifully captured the entire event.


Photography: Dave Abreu Photography | Gowns: Whyte Couture | Planning & Coordination: Diana Pires, Truly Yours Planning | Makeup: Allana Davis of | Florist: Floral Werx & Decor | Hair: Saro, OGGI Salon | Groom’s Suit: Holt Renfrew – Armani | Linens: Around The Table | Chairs: Divine Furniture Rental | Back Drop Décor & Rentals: DT Floral & Décor | Cake: Helen’s Cakes | Invitations/Stationery: Small Impressions | Ceremony: Holy Rosary Church | Reception & Catering: The Royal Ambassador | Entertainment: DJ Kiren | Videographer: Beautiful Life Studios