Modern Steampunk is definitely not a theme that you come across very often, but we’re so glad that we got to witness it at Solange and Cheryl’s beautiful mansion wedding.
Let me start by saying that we knew it’s going to be great the moment these two stepped into our studio. Honestly, Solange and Cheryl are one of the most special #MANGOcouples and we all love them very much. Easy going, down to earth and just an absolute pleasure to be around, they have this amazing, dynamic energy that we immediately fell in love with. When we asked them what brought them to our studio they said they were impressed by our portfolio and loved the balance between the editorial “magazine” look and the candid moments. Bonus point? Solange is Jamaican, and our name reminded her of home! 😉 An instant match right here!
After both being married before, these brides wanted to do something a little different. They crafted a formal steampunk theme, and based on a “no outdoor shoes” venue restriction, coined their mansion wedding a “shoeless chic event”. How cool is that?
By nature, Steampunk is very intricate and detailed in every aspect, and Solange and Cheryl were able to utilize that to their advantage with their wedding theme. In our early meetings, they said: “We want to have [our guests] experience something so elegant, unique, fun and love-filled that they will not only feel special, they will also be so blown away that they will talk about it for a long time.” Their florist Hunter and Gather and the stationery designers, Simply Sealed, captured every essence of formal, modern steampunk. Keys, feathers, and clocks were big symbols to them and their theme, so we were sure to capture every little piece. Lustre Events coordinated it all and had an amazing team of vendors to make the day a possibility. The lightbulb drink glasses were a favourite of mine! So unique and quirky, just like our brides.
When it came to wedding dresses, Solange and Cheryl both wore the most gorgeous designs by Xscape & Oleg Cassini. They knew they didn’t want to be too matchy, so Solange went with a darker colour dress. Their outfits and accessories were an expression of their own personalities but complemented each other in a way that solidly said: we’re together.
Our favourite part of the day? Well, apart from just hanging with these two during their creative session, we LOVED the way they set up their ceremony. A marriage is a union between two equal individuals and the circle symbolized just that. They also entered at the same time from the two opposite corners of the hall, which made for a pretty impressive walk down the aisle. The whole experience felt very inclusive and immersive, and we couldn’t help but shed a tear or two during their emotional vows.
June is Pride Month and we are so excited to be able to share this wedding with everyone in the celebration of LOVE. Thank you deeply to Solange and Cheryl for being wonderful muses, teachers, and leaders. I don’t know the next time I’ll be dancing barefoot at a mansion wedding, so this will be one to remember. We’re all head over heels with your contagious laughter, cheerful spirit and kind hearts. You are true rock stars.
As seen in Weddingbells
Wedding planner: Lustre Events
Bridal gowns: Xscape & Oleg Cassini
Flowers: Hunt and Gather
Stationery: Simply Sealed
Cake: Sweet Celebrations
Caterer: Daniel et Daniel
Hair and makeup: Curly Hair Institute & MUAH Beauty
Vintage furniture and decor rentals: Bash Panache
Music: Stevie Gee, Victoria Yeh, Jef Kearns, Leah Salomaa and Amanda Marshall
Videography: Wild + Free Films