It’s always special when friends get married and as a vendor it makes us want to do everything in our power to make their day perfect. Such was the case for my friends Kat & Ken’s beautiful late summer wedding at Archeo in Toronto’s Distillery District. With an emphasis on friends and family, this intimate affair full of homemade touches sought to evoke a relaxed rustic feel and lots of fun! Beautifully captured by Danijela Weddings this wedding is sure to make you smile!
Bride Kat had trouble deciding on a colour scheme initially as she liked many options and couldn’t narrow it down. She did know that she wanted to stay away from anything typical. So I designed the florals with a cheery palette of yellow, peach, wine and ivory with lots of textural greenery to give everything a more natural and organic look. I combined yellow and peach roses, white lisianthus, craspedia, yellow ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus and new zealand pittsporum greens for a lovely wild and organic bouquet. The finishing touch was a stunning cranberry striped ribbon treatment to tie in the colour of the bridesmaids dresses.
With her two sisters acting as bridesmaids their bouquets were smaller versions of Kat’s with a mix of peach and yellow roses, white lisianthus, seeded eucalyptus and new zealand pittsporum greens.
We also crafted a floral crown for Kat to wear (the thing she was most excited about!) of peach and yellow spray roses, white wax flower and delicate stephanotis blooms. The result tied in with her low hairstyle perfectly and embodied Kat’s carefree and cheerful personality.
Groom Ken and his brothers, who love to horse around, wore mismatched patterned shirts and suspenders for a fun and relaxed vibe. Small boutonnieres of yellow spray roses and greenery kept the look simple and easy.
Both the ceremony and reception took place at Archeo restaurant in the distillery district in downtown Toronto. The outdoor ceremony featured a pair of large gold trees adorned with floral and hanging foliage. These trees were later moved inside to the receiving tables as additional decor.
The reception space featured gallery style tables with multiple floral arrangements down the length. White wooden vases brushed with gold were filled with roses, spray roses, lisianthus, agonis, seeded eucalyptus and new zealand pittsporum greens. These sat atop table runners made by the bride from black and white photographs of the groom and her as children and though their courtship. A fun, personal touch that everyone (even the archeo staff) loved and commented on! Mercury votives and burlap table numbers (also made by the crafty bride) finished off the look.
I loved how everything turned out for this wedding, and since I was lucky enough to be a guest as well, it was one of the most genuine and enjoyable weddings I have had the pleasure of attending. The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming and the esthetic was creative, unique and entirely Kat & Ken. I wish these two a lifetime of love and happiness together and can’t wait to see what life has in store for them!
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