Tuesday, December 4, 2018

uniquely gorgeous details from 2018

I've been promising a few new posts in my year in review series, and you're in luck! This one is a collection of some of the more unique details that popped up during the 2018 wedding season, from heirloom jewellery to custom seating charts. 

Get ready for an endless supply of the photos that make my detail-oriented heart very happy... And does it get any better than real roses in the ice cubes? Pretty sure not...  



This unique set of rings wasn't the only thing in Jaymee & Graham's wedding that was inspo-worthy -- look at that seating chart!! 



Two pairs of equally adorable shoes for Celina...



This detail can basically make me cry on command... Zach is reading a card from Brittany in this photo, that she designed using a photo of the surprise proposal, with lyrics from the song that would play during their first dance later that evening. Obsessed. 



Cake Whisperer always delivers, but this shot from a styled shoot with TOAST Events in Montreal is a fave:



Just another beautiful invitation, you might think... But when it came to Brittany's wedding at The Horticulture Building, no detail would be spared. Her invitation designer, LaFabère, hand sketched this version of the Notre Dame Basilica where the ceremony would take place. Add the tiny hand-stitched flag with their last names and now it's just perfection.

It's the little things, people. 



This set of Open Fire rings is everything...



A full length alphabetized seating chart? Yes please. Also by LaFabère



I posted this photo on Instagram because these were probably the *tiniest* wedding details from the whole season... The date of their wedding on the bands, and their first date on the engagement ring. Lovely!!



When it comes to collecting details for the bridal prep portion of the wedding day, it's always good to think about how the same material can be used twice. 

For example, this bouquet ribbon was also used in shooting the invitation:



In Kaylie's case, I'm obsessing over the inclusion of these loose blooms to use for photographing the invitation. Thanks Pollen Nation for hooking me up with these beauties:



Another unique use for florals -- love this addition to a fairly simple but beautifully minimal wedding cake by Kiki's Creations



A details post isn't complete unless it features my boo, Sarah Walsh Bridal. She pulled out all the stops when creating this custom gold crown for a styled shoot. 

It was featured in Grey Likes Weddings this year -- a huge accomplishment for our team and a very prestigious blog in the wedding world! 



I don't even have words for the amount of time it must have taken to craft this ombré coffee-filter ceremony backdrop! Absolutely stunning!



Whitney wouldn't suit a traditional ring... She had to have something that was totally unique, and equally as stunning. I love the mismatched metals:



The Girl With The Most Cake -- you outdid yourself with this one... Also, special thanks to The Design Co. for outfitting this mirrored glass table to perfection!



Amanda's wedding shoes were some of my faves from the Summer. And THENNN I found out that they were plain Michael Kors shoes with a broach attachment added to fancy-up the toes! I'm smitten. 



Who has a vintage gold scale on their sweets table? Must be a TOAST Events bride... 



Ever wonder who you should address your invitation to for the details set? Mary Clare chose to use her daughter's name for the invitation -- such an endearing little detail! 



Oh yeah, and remember that time Chelsea didn't wear shoes, but instead a pair of lacey destination wedding "slippers"?



A custom pair of SWB's for Miss Kaylie:



Looking for a unique place setting idea? A pearl-toned shell on each plate with a handwritten name, it doesn't get much sweeter:



Can we get more custom drink sticks in 2019, please? I'm obsessed. 



I was lucky enough to bear witness to the creation of this pair of custom Sarah Walsh earrings. Since then, they've been worn by various brides all over the world, and sit pretty on Sarah's homepage...



I was so thrilled to shoot this collab with Dulce Couture and Wild Ivy Events and I think this copper cake was my favourite part...



How does the invitation magically match the centrepiece? Helps when you're working with Pollen Nation, Makin'It Lovely, and LaFabère... dream team!! 




Aaaand anytime there's a chair that matches the invitation suite, I'm pretty stoked: 



This was my first time seeing this new pink Veuve! New fave for sure, and a MUST have for prep:



I prefer my cakes to have razor sharp chocolate shavings and edible gold...



Kristen, in a moment of pure genius, included the custom wax stamper in her collection of details! I loved using it for a ring shot featuring their initials:



Definitely my most colourful wedding of the season, and the only wedding to feature words on the bridal shoes! I thought these navy flats were adorable:



There's a first time for everything, including using sunglasses to style an invitation shot. Perfect for this destination wedding in Cabo:



And lastly, this pair of embellished heels by Sarah Walsh Bridal and invitation suite with ripped edges by The Little North Co. 

This was part of a creative project with so many amazing vendors; one I'll be excited to share in the new year. It has so many beautiful details, this is just the tip of the iceberg! I love the idea of ending this post with a glimpse of what's to come in 2019... 



If you didn't get a chance to see part one of the year in review series, my favourite dress and veil moments from the year, head over there now! 

And here's what's coming next: spectacular florals!!