Monthly Archives: August 2013

Ultra Chic Black + White Wedding in Toronto


This wedding has an amazing, ultra-chic vibe! Captured by Mango Studios, Hailey and Jason were married on a September day in the historic Distillery District in Toronto, Canada. The couple’s wedding featured a crisp black and white color palette with small hints of blush, creating a very modern, yet romantic, atmosphere. The gorgeous ceremony tent was transformed into a hip lounge for the reception. The main reception room had an industrial aesthetic, with exposed beams and brick, softened by tons of flowers. The dessert table was to die for, with red velvet cupcakes, a croquembouche tower, and salted caramel french macarons!

A few words from the couple:

We wanted a very modern and elegant wedding, almost like a black tie event; yet we didn’t want it to have a “hard” feel. We thought that the rustic look of the distillery district and the boiler house, combined with the enormous amount of flowers and candles would provide the perfect amount of “softness” to the evening. Our dream was to host an event where our closet family and friends (wedding size was about 150) could truly enjoy an elegant evening together in the city and not feel as if they were simply at another “cookie cutter” wedding.

Photographer: Mango Studios // Videographer: Image Weddings // Ceremony + Reception Venue, Catering: Boiler House // Rentals: Char-man Mills // Bridal Gown Designer: Vera Wang // Bridal Shoes: Valentino // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Vera Wang // Jewelry Designer: Swarovski // Bridesmaid Dress Store: White Toronto // Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier // Tuxedo + Mens Attire: Made to Measure by Harry Rosen, Eton and Hugo Boss // Groom’s Shoes: a.Testoni // Cake Designer: Cake Opera // Floral Designer: Jackie O // Makeup Artist: Renata De Thomasis // Hair Stylist: Denise Denomme // Invitation Designer: The Little Papery // Wedding Planner: Melissa Andre Events, Inc. // DJ: Sole Power Productions // Photobooth Rental: Smilebooth by Mango Studios // Officiant: Sarah Bunnett-Gibson // All images by Mango Studios // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Soft + Sultry Bridal Boudoir Session

Every once in a while, I love to share a gorgeous bridal boudoir session. Captured by OWN boudoir, this stunning bride posed for a soft, yet sultry, set of images to gift to her soon to be husband. I especially adore the top image; it manages to convey a sense of sexiness while also remaining sweet and innocent.

All images by OWN boudoir // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Lovely Peach + Teal Travel Themed Wedding in Arkansas

I adore the soft peach and teal color palette of this travel themed wedding! Captured by DuRall Photography, Meghan and Jordan were married on a lovely July day in front of a garden fountain at a historic hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The couple’s dog dawned a tutu and bedazzled collar (made by the bride) for her walk down the aisle as ring bearer. Since the couple has spent much of their relationship traveling, a “jet setting” theme was a perfect fit. Each reception table featured a centerpiece with photos from Meghan and Jordan’s many trips together. Many elements of the wedding were handcrafted by the couple and their family and friends; including the painted wedding program, bridesmaids’ jewelry, arbor, centerpieces and more!

A few words from the bride:

Jordan and I met during our freshman year of college at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. We started out as friends, and our relationship grew stronger and deeper from there. After undergrad, we went to law school together at the University of Tulsa, and upon graduation, we moved to Connecticut for two years. Following the wedding, we packed up our car and our dog and started on an 80+ hour journey to begin new jobs in Anchorage, Alaska.

We love exploring new places, and together we have seen the world. Some people call us free spirits while some think we are just plain crazy, but we view life as an adventure. We wanted the wedding to reflect that aspect of our personalities. For each table, we included a display of photos from a location we have visited together. We chose Eureka Springs as the location for our wedding because we visited it frequently during undergrad and law school, and Eureka Springs became a very special place for us. As for the Crescent Hotel, its beauty, history, and reputation as a “haunted” location made it an easy choice.

All of our guests had to travel to attend the wedding, and we were truly honored that so many of our family and friends sacrificed to share the day with us. We are extremely fortunate to have so many wonderful people in our lives. We would also like to thank Aaron and Whitney of DuRall Photography for their talent, patience, and professionalism. They captured the wedding in a manner that exceeded our wildest expectations.

Photographer: DuRall Photography // Ceremony Venue: The Fountain Garden of the 1886 Crescent Hotel // Reception Venue: The Crystal Ballroom of the 1886 Crescent Hotel // Catering + Rentals: The 1886 Crescent Hotel // Bridal Gown Designer: Justin Alexander // Bridal Gown Store: Bliss Bridal // Bridal Shoes: Steve Madden // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Divine Jewel // Bridal Jewelry Designer: Xavier, Kate Spade // Bridal Ring:  Designed by the bride // Bridesmaid Jewelry: DIY by the bride // Bridesmaid Robes: Silk and More // Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Of their choosing in a particular color // Bridesmaid Dress Store: Modcloth, Ruche, and Target // Groomsmen’s Attire:  Groomsmen provided own pants, shirt, and shoes. Vests were ordered off the internet, and ties were purchased at various stores // Groom’s suit: Calvin Klein // Groom’s Shoes: Florsheim from DSW // Cake Designer: Sunfest Market // Bouquet Designer: Holiday Island Flowers // Centerpieces: Assembled by friends of the couple with flowers ordered from Sam’s Club // Makeup Artist: DIY by bride // Hair Stylist: New Moon Spa // Invitation Designer: Designed with Amore // DJ: Central Arkansas Entertainment // Photobooth Rental: DIY photo wall with help of groom’s parents // Officiant: Rami Jabara, friend of the couple // All images by DuRall Photography

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