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Botanical Harmony: A Vintage-Meets-Modern Garden-Inspired Shoot in Toronto
Photos By Rebecca Wood
By Lauren Kathryn on Mar 31, 2014 at 5:00 am in Vintage and Modern
Refined yet inventive elements and a softly striking color palette that looks like it sprung from a botanist’s daydream define this garden-inspired shoot, whose goal was to reflect a real-life Toronto couple’s personal history and love for the city through the details of their wedding celebration.
The overall aesthetic honored the bride’s late grandmother, an avid gardener and beekeeper. Honeycomb-like patterns turned up in many a detail, from the octagonal place cards to the centerpieces, which consisted of geometric forms overflowing with flowers and foliage. The secret, hidden greenscapes of the city were echoed in the standards, designed by Laura Olsen Events and Sweet Woodruff. Burnt coral and earthy greens bespoke the botanical motif.
Since the couple loves a good cocktail and can often be found enjoying a night out at one of Toronto’s fine watering holes, a mixologist was a must. The pair’s favorite bartender was on hand to serve up a Chartreuse concoction that tastily tied into the theme.
“Collaborating with Toronto’s top artists, designers, creators, and makers of weddings was essential in our effort to showcase the local talent available for today’s Toronto couples,” says photographer Rebecca Wood, who conceived of the shoot and captured it masterfully. “Storied pieces were paired with modern ones to bring the past and the present together in a timeless conversation.”
Sharing is Happiness
Concept and photography > Rebecca Wood
Styling and Planning > laura olsen events
Location > enoch turner schoolhouse
Flowers > sweet woodruff
Cupcakes > bobette & belle
Cake > bobette & belle
Bride’s Dress > rivini
Bridal Boutique > white toronto
Hair > ivy lam
Makeup > ivy lam
Rings > anne sportun
Earrings and coat > magwood
Groom’s Suit > gotstyle
Groom’s Tie > pomp & ceremony
Invitations > paper & poste
Calligraphy > post calligraphy
candlesticks, linens, goblets, and trophies > love the design
charcuterie table styling and custom serving boards > Trish + Co.
silverware, chairs, serving tray, ice bucket, and dessert stand > Hawk Eyes
coasters > bespoken letterpress
perfume and vintage perfume bottles > Christine Chanter Botanicals
Mixologist > Aaron Beaudoin
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What's Being Said
Laura Olsen, Apr 18, 2014 at 10:15 am
Thank you so much for the feature and for the lovely comments!!
Aly, Apr 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm
Just gorgeous. I love the colors and this style.
Angelica | The Bridal Detective, Mar 31, 2014 at 8:17 pm
The styling is absolutely incredible!
Stephanie (Fab You Bliss), Mar 31, 2014 at 8:11 pm
I love the invitation suite and all the greens.
Chelsea, Mar 31, 2014 at 7:41 pm
So. Much. Yep. The greenery is just perfect! And that triptych of a window! Be still my balance-lovin' heart!
Ariana - Hey Wedding Lady, Mar 31, 2014 at 5:08 pm
I love their fresh, retro-inspired palette, it's so perfect for the clean, mid-century modern style!
Sara, Mar 31, 2014 at 4:25 pm
Such a gorgeous shoot! Loving the invitation suite!
Jen | Something Turquoise, Mar 31, 2014 at 1:40 pm
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