Gigantic sheer golden wings set against the CN Tower. Spring/Easter colours of green, blue, purple and pink. Shimmery iridescent tables covered in opulent china, crystal and gold. Cotton candy-topped cocktails, and smoke bombs in downtown Toronto – where do ideas like this even come from? Danielle Andrews of The Wedding Planners tells us about the shoot and inspiration:
This Elegant and whimsical styled shoot took place right in the heart of Toronto at the amazing Vantage Venues on the 27th Floor overlooking Lake Ontario and the amazing cityscape.
This lovely styled shoot was actually a second wedding for our couple, Rachel and Jason. I officially married them in a beautiful, intimate microwedding exactly one week before! Their first wedding was for their family and friends, so the couple was thrilled to have a completely different wedding just for them.
The ceremony took place in front of giant golden wings set against the CN Tower as a backdrop. The white aisle runner was lined by colourful floral arrangements and elegant candles. Gold and white Louis chairs added to the luxurious elegance of the space.
We later set up the head table against the windows overlooking the Toronto waterfront and the CN Tower, with the giant gold wings as a backdrop. The tables were topped with iridescent linens that changed from green, to purple, to blue.
Our theme was carried through with whimsical, dreamy florals in those same colours and gorgeous place settings with blue and pink alternating china and topped with a dome of macarons. Gorgeous glassware continued the whimsically elegant feeling with each place setting having pink, blue, purple and gold-rimmed crystal. The china sat atop mirrored charger plates and was flanked by gold utensils. We also had round guest tables with the same design.
The chef at Vantage Venues created mouth-watering dishes that not only looked amazing, but were also delicious! Rachel and Jason toasted their new union by sipping on cotton candy champagne cocktails. These were a real favourite of Rachel’s (the entire team really enjoyed them!)
We then went outside to take photos in the heart of downtown, to add to the whimsy we set off a smoke bomb, again with the CN tower at their backs.
Our team of wedding planners dubbed ourselves “Team Unicorn” because of the soft spring colours and dreamy aesthetics of the shoot. It was such a wonderful day, and everything flowed so smoothly with such a terrific group of wedding professionals!”
Photography: 135mm Photography
Venue: Vantage Venues
Design & planning: Danielle Andrews of The Wedding Planners
Day-of coordinators: Best Life Events, Ever After Wedding & Events, Jenmikay Events, Seca & Co Events, Rose Mallow Events
Florals: Envision Floral Studio
Tabletop, linen, and chair rental: Event Rental Group
Backdrop rental: Peachwood Events
Wedding gown: Sharleez Bridal
Tuxedo: Andrew’s Formals
Stationery: Polka Dot Paper Shop
Cake: Sweet Life by Monita
Officiant: My Wedding Officiant
Couple: Rachel Tam & Jason Wah