Throwback Thursdays: Boho Chic Inspiration Photoshoot

December 12, 2013

Another Style Me Pretty Alert! This is by far my most favourite shoot! Why? It was personal, it was a combination of every single element I love. The gorgeous lighting in a real barn setting made me such a happy girl!  The stunning Reem Acra dress, beautiful headpieces, custom rings, amazing flowers and stationary. And of course, working with my friend, the always creative Magnolia Studios. What’s not to love about my job when it comes to collaboration like this?

For more about this collaboration, head on to the feature on Style Me Pretty Canada.

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Photography: Magnolia Studios | Design + Planning: Willow Rose Events | Floral Design: Ellyn Lily | Venue: Cambium Farms | Cake: Cakealicious by Reem | Stationery: Anista Designs | Customized Rings: Anouk Jewelry | Headpieces: Blair Nadeau Millinery | Hair + Makeup Artist: Alyssa Caron, Bridezilla Beauty | Dress: Reem Acra from White Toronto | Suit: Gotstyle Menswear | Furniture Rentals: Happily Ever After Events Inc. | Customized Handkerchiefs: The Polka Dotted Bee | Wooden Fabric Hearts + Pegs: Mannia Tita | Models: Erika and Joey (Spot 6)

Sheraton Centre Hotel | Gita & Edward | Toronto, On

December 6, 2013

I’ve been so behind from blogging, forgive me. It’s just been crazy busy heading to holiday season. So I’m catching up.

Let me start with I love love love being part of this wedding. For those who know me well, would know I love learning about the culture and traditions of different countries. Here I had the opportunity of witnessing a union of 2 amazing people – from a background that’s rich in culture. Indian and Korean. Everything had a symbolic meaning. From the beginning of the ceremony called Baarat, where the groom and his family and friends make a grand entrance with lots of ‘noises’ that brings on the festive and happy mood, to the calming Korean ceremony called Paebaek.

While the both ceremonies were traditional, their reception is alot more casual, far from what we hear about big Indian weddings. It was simple. It was beautiful. It was a lunch reception with the closest people in their lives – and I could see how close knit these families are, and what strong family values they have. I would like if I say I didn’t get choked up watching these 2 get married, watching these 2 say their heartfelt speech, watching the 2 families come together. I understand how tough it is for some tradional families to have cross cultural weddings, coming from a inter-racial relationship myself, so this wedding has a very special meaning in my heart.

I am so so happy for them, and I wish them all the joy in their lives together!

*At the request of the bride and groom, I will not be posting pictures of the bride and groom, but here are a few from the ceremony and reception.

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