Allie and Anthony were married this past June at the Four Seasons Toronto in an intimate, romantic celebration with tons of greenery and candlelight. It’s rare that a couple opts for no floral at all but this greenery wedding takes the cake for sweet and thoughtful touches and tonnes of personal charm.
Probably my favourite part of this wedding, apart from our stunning couple and their family and friends, were the hilarious and touching speeches. Allie & Anthony met at a bar in Waterloo (one that I frequented myself back in my younger and more charming days) that isn’t exactly known as a popular meeting spot for true love. The bar – none other than the infamous Phil’s! Phil’s is known for cheap drinks and sketchy ceilings and floors, but for our vertically-gifted couple, they met across the dance floor and realized that they were well suited in height and in life! Cheers to Phil’s – long may you live and long may you bring people together for drinks under $2.50! Allie and Anthony – thank you for sharing your amazing first meeting story with us – I don’t think I’ve been so delighted in a while!
It’s so challenging to plan a wedding while living abroad, but Allie and Anthony were faced with this very challenge when they reached out to our team. They were both staying in London and were hoping for our help in recommending vendors to help bring their vision to life. Fortunately our friends at Cool Green and Shady were ready and willing to bring their hopes of a romantic greenery wedding to life, and the details are stunning! Take a peek at the photos below, courtesy of Samantha Ong Photography!
Allie & Anthony’s Vendor Crew:⠀
Photography: Samantha Ong Photography
Venue: Four Seasons Toronto
Planning: Whim Event Planning & Design
Florist: Cool Green & Shady
Bridal Boutique: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe
Bridal Shoes: & Other Stories⠀
Hair Stylist: Bridal Hair Collective
Groom Attire: Vera Wang
Cake Designer: Four Seasons Toronto
DJ & MC: Evolved Entertainment
Whim Event Planning and Design is a team of Toronto wedding planners and day of coordinators, specializing in modern romantic weddings for fun, sweet couples who are madly in love. Get in touch with us today to start planning your dream day!
Do you love greenery and pops of colour? Do you love fusion fetes with amazing food? If so, Demelza and Shaan’s wedding will knock your socks off! Our sweet couple tied the knot in June of 2018, with the type of wedding details that make our hearts sing! This wedding is the perfect example of how a space can be completely transformed with drapery, lighting and greenery.
Particular details that we love include the use of greenery and edison bulbs to create a unique and magical mandap design and that this carried through nicely into the reception. I love the secret garden feel of this mandap style. I’m also a huge fan of open concept mandap designs, especially for larger weddings because there really isn’t a bad seat in the house for any of your guests. The drapery and lighting was soft and elegant, and the wispy greenery juxtaposed nicely against the bride’s colourful attire.
Speaking of attire, another detail that I loved is how stylish our couple is – they looked like movie stars the entire weekend. From Hindu ceremony to reception, each outfit was incredible! It’s hard to decide on a favourite, but each outfit suited the room design perfectly. We loved Demelza’s pink lengha, as well as her white reception gown.
Demelza and Shaan’s reception design required a room flip from Hindu ceremony to reception as guests mingled and the couple refreshed and changed outfits. We love, love, love the versatile design of the stage, which incorporated the mandap detailing and added a ton of greenery with bright colours onto the reception tables. The abundant use of greens made for very sumptuous centerpieces that popped against the backdrop of the hall. Hats off to the creative team at Xclusive Designs for creating this masterpiece – it is definitely one of our favourites from 2018!
We’re sure you are going to love the details so take a peek at Shauna Heron Photography’s gorgeous captures, and let us know what you think! As far as fusion weddings go, this one takes the cake! A huge thank you to the fantastic team of vendors who came together to make this beautiful wedding a reality! Demelza and Shaan, it was a privilege being your wedding planning team, and we are wishing you the best that life has to offer and the happiest married life!
CEREMONY VENUE: Pearson Convention Centre
RECEPTION VENUE: Pearson Convention Centre
PLANNERS: Whim Event Planning & Design
PHOTOGRAPHER: Shauna Heron Photography
VIDEOGRAPHER: Henjo Films
FLORIST/DECOR/DESIGN: Xclusive Designs
RENTALS: Cast & Co
CAKE ARTIST: Maria Pereira
BAND/DJ: Empire Entertainment
MAKE-UP/HAIR ARTISTS: Beauty by Vic – Victoria Price Makeup Artistry, Alicia Azeez
CATERING: The Host
HORSE: Fairytale Horse and Carriage
Whim Event Planning and Design is a team of Toronto wedding planners and day of coordinators, specializing in modern romantic weddings for fun, sweet couples. Get in touch with us today to start planning your dream day!