PHOTOGRAPHY BY BLUSH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

A historic Edwardian mansion sets the stage for a wedding scene that is at once classic and modern. Designer and florist Heather Siu of Myrtle et Olive incorporates a mix of dusty foliage with jewel-toned florals to evoke the look of a watercolour painting


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“The overarching design concept for this shoot is sophisticated and timeless with a contemporary, modern touch,” says designer and florist Heather Siu of Myrtle et Olive. “I wanted to keep the table linens and chairs simple, neutral and light to bring out the bold colours of the florals. The oak chairs (provided by Art of the Party rentals) are a perfect blend of style and comfort. Their graceful curves and natural linen upholstery make them a feast for the eyes.”

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Floral arrangements feature stems of fragrant garden roses with delicate cyclamen and seasonal dusty foliage provided by Joanne Le Dressay of Twigs Twisted. The rich tones of the winter fruits pair perfectly with the jewel-toned palette and provide a relaxed feel that allows guests to interact with the tablescape.

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Refreshing mixers, fruit punches or alcohol-free sips served before the ceremony set the mood for the reception and evoke a celebratory atmosphere.

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Crate and Barrel’s Harper Rose five-piece gold flatware set glows with rosy warmth and complements the copper, handwritten calligraphy and marble-foil press on the menus and stationery created by Written Word Calligraphy.

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The ombre blue backdrop used for our cover shot was custom-made by artist Mary Clare Wilkie of UrbanWalls.

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With its European-style elegance, Hycroft Manor was the perfect backdrop for the creative vision. The intricate “Ida” hair vine in antique gold by Jannie Baltzer and the long-sleeved lace bodice on this stunning “Aliora” gown by Ines Di Santo from Bisou Bridal echo the gorgeous architecture of the stunning heritage mansion.

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The Drawing Room in Hycroft Manor is an ideal option for an upscale ceremony with its high ceilings, ornamental mouldings, large windows and touches of gold. The antique fireplace is the centre of the room and the floral clusters were designed to look like they were growing and cascading from the magnificent mantelpiece.

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This shoulder-baring “Alluring” gown by Rivani from Blush Bridal features floral lace that complements the finer details of the design. Vanessa Westerager from Nadia Albano Style Inc. created the dramatic hair and makeup look.

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The velvet ring box by Essele SF has a vintage aesthetic that reflects the overall feel of the wedding. Written Word Calligraphy created a stationery suite to complement the rich winter tones in the florals (click here for Written Word's top tips to creating the perfect wedding suite.) Lark & Ives designed a seating chart with custom pins, as well as a perfectly curated welcome box and handwritten love notes, to show off the bride's style and appreciation. 

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Model: Andee for Key Model Management