Hyal & John at their private home

Hyal and John's intimate wedding on their private property was a perfect example that beautiful things happen unexpectedly. With a full outdoor ceremony and luncheon reception set up the day before, mother nature had other plans for their wedding day. Instead the couple and their guests were greeted by a rainy Saturday afternoon. I absolutely love how the photos turned out both indoors and out and how dreamy the fog made everything. These kind of backdrops don't happen often and are moments like these that make life and love so beautiful.

Beautifully captured by: Will Shin Photos

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Welcome Baby Song

There are many milestones in life that are worth celebrating. Whether it be a wedding, a new house, or welcoming a new human into your life. Last August I planned a baby shower along with my good friend, florist and mom-to-be Sarah from Delight Floral Designs. Sarah approached me with an idea of doing a casual backyard theme and we put together this baby shower in less than a month.

Since the shower was in August we decided to do it picnic style by using a wooden skid as the table and giant pillows for guests to get comfy with. The dusty blue denim theme was carried throughout the entire shower from the table linens to the place setting to the almost too pretty to eat desserts. Both Sarah and I love small details and so we made sure there were plenty for her guests to feast on. My favourite detail was the "it's a boy" tag attached to the glass domes followed by the "did you know" blurb which shares a little bit about Sarah and her husband's journey with the little one on the way. 

I hope that you guys were able to find some inspiration from this baby shower as it holds many design elements that can be recreated at home. This baby shower is also featured in Mingle's Spring 2018 magazine which is available online or at Chapters.

Cheers!

Beautifully captured by: Hello Inspira

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Cristina & Clarence at Stratus Restaurant

When I first met Cristina I knew there was an instant connection as we both had a love for pretty things. I remember after the initial meeting I knew this wedding was going to be the prettiest. Not only did Cristina know exactly what she wanted, we both had a similar taste in style which made bouncing ideas off each other like second natural. 

Cristina and Clarence wanted an intimate wedding with their closest friends and family. The colour scheme they chose was rose gold, navy and blush pink. This romantic combination can be seen throughout the wedding from navy bird cage favours to a blush pink card box. Cristina even handmade all the place cards for each of her guest. All the pretty details came together so beautifully it was definitely a feast for the eyes. 

Captured by: Rhythm Photography

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Laura & Jesse at King Valley Golf Course

With Laura and Jesse living in California the majority of this wedding was planning through skype and emails. This was a unique situation as this was the couple's third wedding, and because of this a lot of wedding elements that are usually involved in a wedding was omitted. Instead, the couple opted for a relaxing afternoon filled with photos of family and friends. 

They brought their California-vibes to this wedding with lots of bold colours. The pops of maroon and orange against the desert greens and shimmer of gold created a very classy setting for the reception. This theme was carried throughout with a naked 3 tier cake with matching flowers. The cake even had real gold flakes from the hometown in Japan of the mother of the groom. They gave out mini succulent cupcakes and the groom even had a succulent as his boutonniere. 

Captured by: Knight Image Photography

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Niki & Phil at The Brighton

Working with Niki and Phil to plan their wedding was a total breeze. Their focus was to have a simple, relaxed wedding amongst their family and friends while making sure to include all the traditional Chinese wedding elements. They didn't want to pack their day with activities but rather had a more go-with-the-flow kind of approach. Their day started off with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony for their parents and then they headed to the civic centre to make things official. Afterwards they treated their guests to a nice patio lunch on main street Unionville. 

What's interesting is that Niki and Phil actually met in Unionville. According to Phil it was a nice sunny afternoon and as he was approaching her he saw a beautiful, good looking, good tasting....beer. Oh and then his future wife was sitting next to it. He wasn't the only one with a sense of humour, as other speeches shared by friends and family throughout the night were just as entertaining. I guess you can say, they have a "groovy" kind of love. (which by the way was their first dance song).

Captured by: Cha Li Studio

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Jenny & Yu Ching at The Manor

I had a lot of fun planning Jenny and Yu Ching's wedding and till this day I refer to them as my most epic couple yet. They wanted to make sure that the day was packed with surprises and fun activities for their guests and "boring" was definitely not on the itinerary. 

As the groom is a huge Maple Leafs fan, we made sure that while we were choosing all the instagram worthy details, hockey somehow had to be included. The couple had personalized Mr and Mrs. jerseys printed with his last name and gold spray painted pucks as holders for their escort cards. For their kissing game they had mini hockey nets which required their guests to shoot and score for a kiss. Lastly, the most iconic hockey reference was their 2-sided Stanley cup wedding cake; yes you read that correctly, the cake was 2-sided.

They ended the night by having their first dance outside on the patio and surprised their guests with fireworks. It was definitely a night to remember.

Captured by: Eric Cheng Photography

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