We LOVE collaborating with other wedding industry professional on creative projects and this George Brown House wedding photoshoot was no exception. We are even more excited when our work gets picked up by The Wedding Co. This shoot was truly a culmination of frequent wedding daydreams of mixing the modern day trends with styles, colours and feelings from the Post-Edwardian Era, something we see so much these days on shows such as Downton Abbey and other British mini-series.
The original inspiration for this shoot was our gorgeous venue, George Brown House in downtown Toronto. Although the building is located in the heart of the city, once inside you are transported to another time. This luxurious period building set the tone with ornate architecture, crystal chandeliers and a beautiful marble fireplace.
As the venue is suited for smaller, more intimate weddings, we decided to use what was available in the already gorgeous space and add personalized pieces that could be easily pulled from the local thrift shops, fabric shops or even our own homes. What a lovely detail to use things for your wedding that already serve purpose in your own lives or that of your families?
Laura Olsen of Laura Olsen Events Events created the stunning colour scheme based off of the mint shade on the walls of the Drawing Room. She dressed the dark wood tables with sheer linens tied with a simple velvet ribbon. Brass candlesticks and gold mercury glass votives provided the perfect centre piece.
Tiny bud vases intermingled, each filled with blooms in shades of rose, burgundy, mauve and cream courtesy of Tellie Hunt from Coriander Girl. Tellie also created the dreamy bouquet and unbelievable mantelpiece arrangement bursting with fresh florals and lush greenery.
Our brides donned exquisite gowns, courtesy of Catherine Langlois . Her unique designs exuded classic femininity and romance. Gossamer Chantilly lace, Italian Tulle and intricate beading added to the overall ambience.
Antonia Akai-Casuccio of The Loved One , thoughtfully styled and accessorized our brides with her incredible collection of unique jewellery. Made You Look provided the stunning engagement rings.
Blair Nadeau of Blair Nadeau Millinery created a new piece specifically for our shoot, which was very exciting! Her handcrafted Silk Juliet Veils and Crystal Birdcage Veil were literally the crowing glory of the look.
Erin Winn and Bianca Harris of The Look Beauty created a variety of trend focused makeup looks. The focus was always on flawless, natural looking skin. Warm, smokey eyes, berry stained lips and dramatic cat eyes gave our brides a modern twist.
Renee Boudreau of Salon Wisp worked her magic with hair. Her inspired looks ranged from smooth waves to sculpted faux bobs and tousled chignons.