Planes, Trains & Elephants at The Eglinton Grand

The blending of two cultures is always beautiful and this was especially the case for Penny and Steve wedding at the Eglinton Grand in Toronto. Denise from WeDDings Jubliee planning brought us in on this culturally diverse wedding for Penny, of Hindu descent and Steve, of Armenian descent. A fusion wedding if there ever was one, captured stunningly by photographer extraordinaire, Joee Wong.

For this wedding there would be two ceremonies, one at an Armenian church, and the other a Hindu ceremony at the Eglinton Grand. For the church ceremony Penny decided on a bouquet of white roses with a collar of purple and blue orchids. The bridesmaids wore dark purple dresses and carried simple bouquets of white hydrangea. Simple pew markers of hydrangea, orchids and palm frond decorated the aisle.

Bridal Bouquet of White Roses with Dendrobium Orchid collar

Bridal Party Penny and Steve

Hydrangea, orchid and fern pew markers

For the Hindu ceremony we kicked the colour up, as is customary. The altar was decorated with strings of orange and magenta orchids which matched the traditional flower garlands that the Bride and Groom wear for the ceremony.

Orchid string backdrop for the altar

Traditional Hindu Floral Garlands

 Hindu ceremony details

Since Elephants are a symbol of good fortune in the Hindu culture we crafted an entire elephant out of flowers to grace the entrance hall of the venue. Not an easy feat! Made out of over 800 carnation blooms this was one memorable piece!

The wire and styrofoam base structure of the elephant

Floral elephant sculpture made entirely of fresh flowers.Floral Elephant at Eglinton Grand


The reception featured both a high and low centerpiece. The tall centerpieces combined white hydrangea, coral and magenta roses, blue dendrobium orchids, folded tropical leaves and palm fronds. The low centerpieces were single flower arrangements of white hydrangea, coral and magenta roses and blue blue dendrobium orchids in bronze vases. A low bronze bowl with rose petals and floating candles completed the vignette.

Tall centerpiece of hydrangea, roses, dendrobium orchids and palm fronds

Cluster centerpiece of hydrangea, roses, dendrobium  orchids and floating candlesDecor details at Eglinton Grand

The sweetheart table featured a long low arrangement of the same flowers and showcased the spectacular cake in all its glory.

Sweet heart and cake table at Englinton Grand

Congratulations to Penny and Steve on a spectacular Fusion wedding and best wishes for long life together.


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