Laura & Oliver's Vintage Romance Wedding

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Sometimes all of the stars align for a group of creatives on an event and this perfect day was one of those times. When Laura first reached out to me, I was thrilled that she had chosen my little flower business to help bring her vision to life. Laura is an very talented photographer and one half of Rust and Bark Wedding Photography. Her creative photography style is symbolic of everything she wanted her wedding day to be - moody, romantic, and vintage inspired.

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I was very eager to find out who Laura and Oliver had chosen to document their big day, and I think I might have jumped for joy when I found out it was going to be Jessy from Bows and Lavender. Jessy is an incredibly talented creative, whose work captures the emotions in the air at that very moment. Her photographs tell a love story full of warmth, joy and passion.

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Laura’s dress was so incredibly unique and reminded me of 1920s vintage glamour. The trailing lace veil stole the show in almost every shot. Her bridesmaids wore eccentric floor length dresses in different colours and patterns. It all came together perfectly with the rich red, golden and blue tones of the florals in their whimsical bouquets.

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Laura & Oliver held their ceremony and reception at The Storys Building, downtown Toronto. It has multiple levels to accommodate room re-design and the industrial and historical vibe was the perfect setting for this vintage inspired wedding. At the alter, they asked me for a hanging branch installation. I was so excited about it, I foraged it 6 months before their wedding date (before the spring bloom). It sat in the corner of my studio slowly drying out to create the perfect rustic and aged look for their August wedding date.

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After their ceremony, we re-desgined the room with harvest tables for the reception with lush garden inspired floral arrangements in vintage compotes. August is the perfect time of the year for local florals, and these arrangement were bursting with local burnt orange dahlias, raspberry toned strawflower, periwinkle blue delphinium, and moody brown lisianthus. Of course, we also added in our favourite Quicksand roses and to die for red velvet Baccara roses. The compote arrangements were complimented with eucalyptus and ruscus foliage runners with pomegranates, pears and local raspberries on the vine.

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The images from this day will forever be some of my favourite. If I could re-do this wedding every year I would do it exactly the same way, every time. Thank you Laura & OIiver for having us as part of your day <3.

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