Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Winter-Themed Wedding

So, I woke up to -20 this morning for what seems like the 75th day in a row. Winter seems to be wearing on everyone. So I thought, this would be a great opportunity to feature a recent winter wedding we planned with a wonderfully-creative couple: Matt and Janice. This is a great way to see the positives in winter- a beautiful winter-themed wedding.

Matt and Janice were one of the most unique couples we have ever worked with. They wanted themselves represented in every aspect of their wedding- large and small. And I'm happy to say it came together beautifully.

Their wedding took place December 4, 2010 at the National Gallery in the always stunning Great Hall. A perfect choice as their backdrop was our beautiful city covered in sparking ice and soft snow. The December 4 date was significant as it was the day of their first date 10 years ago.... then married in the year 2010. Very nice (and very lucky that December 4 was a Saturday!). Although the National Gallery is a popular choice for many couples, Janice and Matt just had to have it because it was also the location of their first date 10 years ago.
Their stationary at the wedding was art-deco themed which fit in perfectly with their venue and spoke to their passion: as artists.

For the table arrangements, we did a mix of rounds and longs for visual interest and to fall in line with the art-deco undertones. Silver linens and ghost chairs echoed the ice and snow outside.

Janice and Matt are also passionate about food and sustainable farming and worked with their caterers Tulips and Maple to offer their guests food from their family's garden: carrots, leeks and onions to name a few. Their wedding cake made by one of our fav people (and neighbour's on Preston Street), Joe from Pasticceria Gelateria Italiana. He created the cake with buttercream (not fondant) with no colouring or additives. Not only did it still look stunning but it tasted even better.
Flowers Talk provided the gorgeous blooms and one the flowers they chose were amaryllises (a vibrant red for the holidays and a flower that is actually in season in December) which the guests were able to take home and the actual bulb of the flowers were brought home by Matt and Janice to plant in their garden. An annual reminder of their winter wedding when winter is the furthest thing on their mind this summer.

The talented Andrew Geddes was on hand to capture Janice and Matt's unique and thoughtful day. Enjoy some the photos- now that you know the story behind it all.

We wish Janice and Matt years of 'date nights' at the National Gallery. Congratulations to you both xo


Patricia Carrier February 23, 2011 at 11:23 a.m.  

congratulation you produce incredible work,,,,
I am looking forward to read future blog.

Patricia Carrier

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