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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 colour 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 centrepieces 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. Find this wedding in the current issue of Toronto’s Elegant Wedding Magazine on stands now.


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 RenfrewArmani | 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