The Distillery District in Toronto is either the most expected or unexpected location to throw a wedding. It’s not the first place you would think of, but people as obsessed with weddings as I am, know that you’re definitely not the first person to think of getting married there.
That being said, however, I don’t think that should turn you off the location. You’ll almost never find a location that no one has thought of before. Seriously. Anyways the Distillery District is one of my most favourite locations. It’s modern and architecturally interesting. I love seeing shots from wedding photographers of the space.
There are also a bunch of different choices in the district (6 to be exact). One of my favourites is the fermenting cellar. The ceilings are high, the space is huge, and with amazing lighting the space becomes absolutely transformed. If you check out the Distillery Events site, you’ll also see that they have partnered with certain caterers which can be handy if you’re in the dark about it. Their site also claims that any rumours about pricing are simply not true, and that they offer a fantastic event value for whichever space you choose.
I was going to save these photos, but I couldn’t blog about the Distillery District without posting them. These photos are from a wedding in the Fermenting Cellar, shot by an outstanding wedding photographer named Taylor Jackson (but I’ll save my rave reviews on him for another post). Check out the Distillery Events site, and if you’ve got the chance check out Taylor’s site and blog as well. Happy location hunting!
(All photos courtesy of Taylor Jackson)
So many new followers…and I’ve been slacking! Worst blogger ever this week. Work’s been busy but that’s no excuse. However, because of work I bring you this new post: Cupcaketionery. You may or may not know this, but being a makeup artist doesn’t lend itself to the whole “being rich” thing, haha. Therefore, I work part time at a book store. So a little while ago I was working the floor, when I came across a woman looking for the wedding section. Um…HI! I’d LOVE to help you. Being the charismatic sales person that I strive to be, I tried to start a conversation. After asking if she was about to get married, she told me that she runs a cupcake business, and that they were trying to transition into more wedding designs, etc. Weddings, you say? I’m hooked. So we started talking. I slipped my blog into the conversation and my love of local wedding vendors as a subject for my posts, and she gave me the site along with more info about the company.
Cupcaketionery runs out of Toronto, Ontario and their main mission is to create healthy, animal friendly, but delicious cupcakes! Here’s an excerpt from their site:
“We care about people, animals, and the environment. We use only the finest ingredients that were made or procured without cruelty to animals or injustices to workers. We use organic and fair-trade ingredients where we can, as long as it is vegan and allergen-free. We have cupcakes that are rich in protein, omega-3,
amino acids,antioxidants and healthy fats.”
Amazing, right? I think so! They make cupcakes for weddings, birthdays, grads, holidays, showers, or any occasion you can think of. The cupcakes are beautiful, and their attention to animal friendly/healthy products just make them that much more appealing. If you live in the Toronto area, I say check them out for your special occasion! The menu is enough to get your mouth watering…I’m dying for the Chai Latte cupcake (sounds like perfection).
Check out some photos below courtesy of their website www.cupcaketionery.com
So Toronto Fashion Week just happened about two weeks ago, and aside from the outstanding Canadian designers (who we’re obviously proud of), one of the designers I was excited to see pieces from was Romona Keveza. Wedding Bells magazine was there, and were able to snap some twitpics and interview the designer back stage. One of my favourite photos was of this dress…
I really enjoy brides who dare to be different and who aren’t afraid to wear colour on their big day. Regardless of the colour, it’s a gorgeous gown. Keveza talked a lot about how this year’s silhouettes aren’t really that complicated, but that it’s about the luxury of the fabrics and textures. I love that.
The Brides magazine team was also out and about for Bridal Market, and posted a wonderful Oscar de la Renta dress…
I love the detailing and of course the blue hue! So with my blue obsession lingering, I had to check out the trend in another of their twitpics: New Judith Leiber bridal purses…and all lined in blue!
It’s always great adding the “something blue” somewhere into a bridal ensemble…and why not do it with a gorgeous clutch like this one. What’s even better? Finding a VINTAGE blue clutch for your wedding day (something blue AND old. love it!)
I want to see your something blue! If you had a beautiful or creative (or both) way to incorporate something blue, I’d love to see it. Submit here!