Serious eye-candy featuring four styled shoots for chic and edgy wedding inspiration, infused with luxury and glamour for your dream day. Canadian wedding planner and stylist, Anya Bortnik of La Chic Soiree provides us with inspiration, advice and trends for today’s modern bride interested in letting personality be a main theme in her wedding day.
For a bride looking to tie the knot in Canada, natural beauty and modern amenities are an abundant resource. Whether it’s under the Northern Lights, on a rustic vineyard or in a fabulous gallery or museum, Canada offers endless possibilities for a glamorous wedding. With its range of alluring backdrops and four seasons, our neighbors to the North provide a picturesque setting for a destination wedding or native bride. And today’s inspiration, certainly gives you insight into who some of the go-to wedding experts are in the area.
Leading with La Chic Soiree’s remarkable “La Dolce Vita” vision, we are immediately captivated by the regal tribute to Dolce & Gabbana’s 2015 collection. Her use of dramatic reds, gold and black evoke a sense of luxury and romance that sweeps us away. The table scape mimics the designer’s epic collection and adds a heightened opulent vibe for a fall or winter wedding. Paired with a Badgley Mischka ball gown is an Alan Anderson emerald green tiara and necklace that takes our breath away. The red rose floral arrangements and details mirror Dolce & Gabbana’s ready-to-wear collection in true chic style. Adding to this shoot is an Elizabeth Fillmore sheath gown with lace detailing, a deep V-neck and keyhole back that gives a bride’s admirers a 360-degree view of ravishing beauty.
La Dolce Vita Credits: Photographer, Co-Stylist and Co-Producer: Purple Tree Photography, Event Planner, Co-Stylist and Co-Producer: La Chic Soirée, Floral Design, Co-Stylist and Co-Producer: Flowers Time, Venue: Bellevue Manor, Wedding Gowns: Ball gown/Badgley Mischka and lace gown/Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, Tiara and Necklace: Jewels by Alan Anderson, Shoes: Charlotte Olympia, Hair and Make Up: Fancy Face Inc, Custom Crowns: Ursula Wildy Crowns & Tiaras, Custom Floral Heart Sculpture: Flowers Time, Stationary: The Polka Dot Paper Shop, Cake & Desserts: Fine Cakes By Zehra, Rentals: Happily Ever After, Furniture, Vintage Glassware and Accessories: Detailz Couture Event Rentals, Black Vogue Chairs: Have A Seat, Gold Chargers, Event Rental Group Floral Backdrop: Dance Floor Décor, Custom Paper Flowers: Paper and Peony, Model: Amanda from B&M Models
A modern table scape fashioned to be chic and edgy, steers away from traditional décor. With added touches like handmade leather flowers, custom printed vases and chairs, La Chic Soiree uses black as a bold and untraditional touch that modern day brides are embracing. Being from Toronto, a metropolitan city, modern and clean lined weddings are sought after. Using a dark and timeless accent color, such as black, brings a classic sophistication for brides breaking the norm. Adding pops of color like purple and fuchsia with the metallic silver will create a vibrant statement that enhances the overall look. We adore how Cakealicious by Reem incorporated the silver metallic touches into the array of fine sweets on the dessert table.
Ines Di Santo, who launched her designs in Toronto in 1984, is known for giving each of her gowns a personal touch. The style here is a focal point with its ultra feminine feel that effortlessly fits the bride. Subtle embellishment detail at the skirt and bodice accentuate the modified mermaid silhouette and billowing train. You can see Ines Di Santo’s entire collection in our LookBook.
Chic and Edgy Credits: Wedding planner/stylist and Creative Director: Anya Bortnik, La Chic Soirée, Wedding Gown by: Ines Di Santo, Accessories (shoes) by: Jimmy Choo, Holt Renfrew, Hair and Make-up: Fancy Face Inc., Style shoot Location: Grand Luxe Event Boutique, Photographer: Michael Fantauzzi Fine Art Photography, Floral Design & Decor : Royal Orchid Florist, Rentals : Dishes/cutlery/glassware: Event Rental Group, Wedding Cake/sweet table : Cakealicious by Reem, Macarons by: MacaronZ , Invitations/Stationary: Le Papier Invitations, Jewelery : Tara Fava Custom Jewelery Design, Vogue Chairs: Detailz Chair Couture, Custom vase printing: Dance Floor Décor, Custom made leather flowers: Le Chic Soirée, Model: Margarita Giliadov
Soft muted tones of cream, pale pinks and blush combined with hints of lavender and sprigs of greenery are still on trend for brides planning their wedding color scheme. These fresh highlights, paired with a different and equally stunning Ines Di Santo gown, fuses a boho chic vibe for the indoors during the cooler months. The bridal bouquet incorporates hydrangeas, lavender and peach stocks, O’Hara garden roses, Sahara pearl and pink roses, jasmine leaves and seeded eucalyptus for a textured variation by Royal Orchid Florist. To perfect the bohemian lux look, brides are adding elements like cascading floral chandeliers, floral walls and ceilings and personalized patterned dance floors. Keep in mind that floral is no longer limited to tables and bouquets, decorating various mediums are a look we adore!
Boho Chic Credits: Wedding planner, stylist and Creative Director: Anya Bortnik, La Chic Soirée, Wedding Gown by: Ines Di Santo, Accessories by: Miu Miu, Holt Renfrew, Make-up & Hair: Fancy Face Inc., Venue: Bellvue Manor, Photographer: Crystal Hahn Photography, Floral Design & Decor: Royal Orchid Florist, Linens : Event Rental Group,Dishes, Glassware and Flatware: Event Rental Group, Desserts/Cake : Cakealicious by Reem, Macarons: MacaronZ, Invitations/Stationary: Le Papier Invitations, Jewelry : Tara Fava Custom Jewelery Design, Vogue Chairs: Detailz Chair Couture, Custom Aisle Runner & Printing: Dance Floor Décor, Ceremony Draping & Backdrop: Enzo Mercuri Designs, Food Styling: Art of Food, Model: Chanelle Garrow
The use of individual mini cakes adorned in black stripes and iced in pink sugary deliciousness makes this styled shoot one to gush over. Classy blush sequined linens dazzle under the gold-rimmed accents of charges and glassware for this elegant table scape. Stripes are very versatile and an on-trend look for the upcoming wedding season. Brides are not only using them in nautical themed weddings, but to create a high contrast and to take a formal wedding up a design notch. The lush and muted tone floral arrangements in solid black vases compliment the bold black and white accents without being too dominate, giving just the right touch of modern flare. The dessert table by The Cocoa Cakery is simply over the top with fabulous ideas and goodies for guests.
Stripes and Sequins Credits: Planner, Stylist and Producer: La Chic Soirée, Photography: Michael Fantauzzi Fine Art Photography, Floral: Caprice Design and Decor, Venue: Supreme Luxury Event Venue, Stationery: Le Papier, Mini Cakes and Sweet Table: The Cocoa Cakery, Dessert Stands: Southern Charm Vintage Rentals, Chairs: Detailz Couture, Custom Wall Paper: Dance Floor Decor, Linens and Napkins: Susan Murray, Dishes, Glassware and Flatware: Event Rental Group.