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Words from the bride Kim: “I would say we met the modern way…online. Who knew that one late night, and a pint of Guinness later we would be here today. We connected on our love for travelling so we knew when we decided to get married it would be a destination wedding. We wanted something unique but wanted an easy travel for our guests. I wouldn’t say Mexico was unique but with the help of Fidan at Designed Dream we were able to make it just that.

Love found its grand stage amidst the towering spires and historic refinement of Casa Loma as Siqi and Mikai began their journey to everlasting happiness and love. Every moment of their opulent celebration, seamlessly planned by Designed Dream Events, felt like a scene from a modern fairy tale with all the elements of romance and luxury.

The love story of Angie and Ronel, high school sweethearts who grew up together and have been each other’s best friends for over a decade, unfolds like a modern fairy tale. Their journey culminated in a dreamy Parisian proposal under the Eiffel Tower, a moment that laid the foundation for an opulent wedding orchestrated by the talented team at Designed Dream Events and artfully captured by Purple Tree Photography. 

In the summer of 2014, Daniel stepped into the pizzeria where Genevieve had been working since high school. “I instantly had a crush on him,” she recalls. She waited on his table that day, and he began visiting more frequently. They found common ground and she learned he lived close by. Daniel asked Genevieve on a date, and they’ve been together ever since.

A Chic Caribbean Wedding Dream styled shoot was created with the passion to the destination weddings in the Caribbean. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Punta Cana’s pristine beaches and lush palm trees, this styled shoot captures the essence of a chic Caribbean wedding with a touch of modern elegance. The azure sky, crystal-clear waters, and golden sands create a dreamy canvas for this romantic affair.

Modern elegance plus Chinese cultural traditions plus romantic vibes equals a wedding you don’t want to miss. Chushan and David’s big day at Hotel X Toronto was nothing short of a fairytale. Beautifully curated by the brilliant minds at Designed Dream Events, every delicate detail is extraordinary.

You will fall head over heels for Lydia and Victor’s sophisticated boho wedding at the stunning Millcroft Inn and Spa. With the help of the oh-so-talented Designed Dream Events, the couple’s lovefest featured a warm citrus palette that contrasted beautifully against a neutral white tent, organic textures, and lush florals.

You’ll fall in love with Tammy and Francis’ big day, which was full of Chinese traditions, stunning photos, pretty pink flowers, and luxe decor. The couple’s romantic wedding at Hotel X Toronto was the perfect amount of elegant, romance, and glam. With the help of Designed Dream Events, you’ll adore everything about this celebration from the bride’s hair and makeup from Galas Makeup Studio to the stunning floral designs

Anastasia and Daniel’s romantic Palais Royale micro wedding was a dream come true for the couple. They were initially planning to get married in October 2020, however when their first-chosen venue didn’t work out, their wedding planners Designed Dream Events came up with Palais Royale that was able to accommodate their COVID-friendly outdoor wedding.

Victoria and Neel’s whimsical white winter-themed wedding took place on a snowy winter’s day at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex . Among the MANY reasons we love this wedding: we’re crushing on Victoria’s whispy white bouquet and ALLLLLLL that candlelight!

Hannah and Paolo met through mutual circles in the eleventh grade and were each other’s date to senior prom! Seven years after they began dating officially, Paolo proposed to Hannah beneath an archway overlooking the beach while the couple was on holiday in Playa Mujeres, Mexico. Due to the pandemic, Hannah’s dream of getting married at a romantic French provincial estate had to be reimagined, and this provided the framework for their dreamy wedding at The Arlington Estate in Vaughan, Canada, on June 11, 2022.

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After a heartfelt proposal that included dressing up the couple’s two cats, Leo and Cleo, in bow ties, Yvonna said “Yes!” and the couple began planning their glamourous “Winter Wonderland” themed wedding with the help of Designed Dream Events.

In the age of socially distanced gatherings, there’s no better way to tie the knot than with a small, yet totally elegant event — and Michelle and Jorge’s fall micro-wedding fits the bill. Using a mix of metallics, blush tones, and a little bit of bling, Michelle and Jorge curated a truly memorable wedding day in Vaughan!

Our hearts are absolutely melting over Yilin and Alson’s vintage-inspired garden wedding at Graydon Hall Manor. With the help of their expert planner Designed Dream Wedding Planning, the couple was able to create their dream day amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

It turns out fairy tales do come true, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’ve got proof from Amanda and David’s socially distanced ceremony at Casa Loma. The creative team at Designed Dream Wedding Planning provided the magical touch when it came to planning the couple’s dream ceremony.

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Dana and Sebastian’s wedding has 24k magic in the air! “The vision for the wedding was to create a luxury black-tie event. I wanted to play off the venue’s accents, so I revolved the concept around gold mixed in with deep rich colours,” shares Dana. 

On their big day, they longed to combine the Western and Chinese cultures, and with the help from the brilliant minds at Designed Dream Wedding Planning, they were able to fulfill all of their wedding dreams, and then some, resulting in one stunner of a celebration.

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Warning: Cherryn and Lodge’s rose-filled celebration may give you a serious case of wedding envy! The couple celebrated their marriage in style with perfectly imperfect greenery, wood accents, and a jaw-dropping head table. 

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Kristie and Peter’s dreamy, lilac-hued wedding is the definition of a springtime soirée! Alina Takmelova from Flowers Time  used a mix of roses, hydrangeas, carnations, and even some lavender to achieve the fresh aesthetic. 

 

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Is there anything better than a fresh garden of blush and mauve blooms? We certainly don’t think so! Karena and Henry’s whimsical garden wedding was seriously breathtaking. We are MAJOR fans of the organically-styled gold branches in the floral arrangements. 

Ella and Mike met while studying at McMaster University. One day, Mike noticed Ella as she strutted past him with toilet paper stuck to her shoe; he cracked a joke and that was the beginning of this couple’s love story. 

A dreamy, ethereal garden of eden extravaganza pretty much sums up Megan and Aaron’s big day. The couple chose a theme of “boho chic” that included tons of florals and a pretty pastel colour scheme of rose, taupe, and lots of green. 

Ruby and Yang pulled out all the stops for their big day, creating an elegant, organic yet modern feel that highlighted the very best of their majestic (and magical) venue, The Guild Inn Estate. 

Sugar and spice and everything nice is what we think of Xia and Weiqi’s pretty-in-pink wedding. Blending traditional elements with some good ol’ fashioned romance, the couple’s extremely intimate celebration is one that vision boards are made of. 

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Licia and Jonathan’s winter wonderland wedding was held at The Arlington Estate , which was decked out in frosted white and ivory florals. From the ceremony to the head table, the statement arches really set the tone for the couple’s big day.

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Gloria and Zisis’ multicultural wedding incorporated vibrant, eye-catching florals in every shade of pink imaginable! For a cute touch, little pots of honey in honour of the groom’s Greek background served as wedding favors.

Dreaming of a beautiful and classy wedding, this couple chose to celebrate their day at LaSalle Banquet Centre, a venue peacefully nestled in a park on the shore of Lake Ontario in Burlington.

Set at the timeless The Fairmont Royal York, the couple’s big day was planned by the brilliant team at Designed Dream Wedding Planning who were able to combine sweet and subtle touches with the old world grandeur of the venue.

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Christina and Jason’s winter wonderland-inspired wedding had the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex sparkling like never before. Inviting guests to a night spent “under the snow and stars,” their celebration was the perfect mashup of the bride and groom’s cultures (she is Lebanese while he is British)

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Jacquelyn and Keegan held their classically-romantic wedding in the newly-renovated Crystal Ballroom at The Omni King Edward Hotel! The bride and groom loved The Great Gatsby-esque feel of the room with its floor-to-ceiling windows, art deco chandeliers, and breathtaking views of downtown Toronto.

Katerina and James wanted their big day to be both traditional yet modern; a blend of classic elegance and city chic. Thanks to the team at Designed Dream Wedding Planning, they got exactly that: set at two stunning Toronto locales, Casa Loma and Parkview Manor, for the ceremony and reception, respectively, this wedding features everything a young couple could want.

If you’re dreaming of a wedding that encapsulates modern sophistication and old world glam, then look no further than Alissa and Jason’s big day at the The Eglinton Grand. With the brilliant minds of Designed Dream Wedding Planning taking the reins and working their magic, this celebration is nothing short of a stylish and roaring success.

From the beautiful floral colour scheme to the gorgeous vintage details, Olivia and Rob’s big day at CaFfinO is simply stunning. Perfectly planned by Designed Dream Wedding Planning and exquisitely captured by Olive Photography, the couple’s wedding is full of inspiration for brides-to-be. You won’t want to miss this one!

Romantic with a twist of whimsy perfectly describes Vy and Justin’s lovely wedding at Graydon Hall Manor. The creative minds at Designed Dream Wedding Planning dreamed up this stunner, which included a colourful pastel palette and adorable personal touches.

Megan and Stuart at The Berkley Church

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Megan and Stuart planned their March wedding without a detail overlooked! We love every detail including the colour scheme of blush, white, soft grey and silver. The touches of navy which were used throughout the event added to the classic and gorgeous feel of the event.

Shelley & David got married in downtown Toronto, with a celebration that brought spring and summer botanicals to their urban backdrop (with a touch of gold thrown in for good measure!). 

Brittany and Anthony’s wedding day was filled with whimsical elements including playful buntings and bird motifs. Bridesmaids sported mismatched floral gowns and bright colours appeared throughout the couple’s downtown venue.

Set on the very first day of summer, this wedding is a exactly the fun themed, flower-filled celebration you’d imagine. It’s sort of botanical chic meets casual whimsy, and the handmade herb potted favors are like icing on the cake.

Offering a unique party favor, the bride and groom gifted their guests with plants which were potted in individualized tea cups. We love how Olive Photography didn’t miss a moment capturing this unbelievably unique wedding!

The hall décor was simply beautiful and it was surreal seeing our vision come to reality. The delicious food, crystal encrusted cake and a fabulous DJ, all combined made an outstanding wedding celebration.

For Fidan Ismayilova’s daughter’s first birthday, the sky was the limit. After all, I had survived 365 days of no sleep, 6 full weeks of full blown colic, along with eczema, reflux and a zillion other moments that challenged my every fiber. So when it came to throwing a party, a party I would THROW. 

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Styled Shoots

A Chic Caribbean Wedding Dream styled shoot was created with the passion to the destination weddings in the Caribbean. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Punta Cana’s pristine beaches and lush palm trees, this styled shoot captures the essence of a chic Caribbean wedding with a touch of modern elegance. The azure sky, crystal-clear waters, and golden sands create a dreamy canvas for this romantic affair.

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We ALL need some holiday cheer right now, am I right? Cue this modern holiday-themed styled shoot with not one, but two gorgeous tablescape designs. We LOVE the warm-yet-wintery floral and decor by COCO By Covers Couture and that emerald green velvet jacket dress is gorgeous, too!

Dominican Dreaming

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This styled shoot took place in the Dominican Republic at the private Villa Costa Norte, overlooking the crystal blue sea. The model, Zaidy Bello, holds the title of Miss International Dominican Republic. For those of you considering a small destination wedding in 2021, we love the idea of a private villa in a sunny location.

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Calling all millennials – this vibrant and playful Style File is for you! From the hand-painted accents and custom neon sign to the edgy hair and makeup, we’re obsessing over every aspect of this bold wedding oasis.

Bold Cerise

Modern royalty was the guiding theme behind this shoot, which used bold cerise as its signature hue. Velvet and gold added a regal touch while acrylic and metal showcased the contemporary side of the design. 

This dark and moody style shoot showcases the raw textures of factory space. Deep colors of red, burgundy, green and dark blue all create the perfect combination for the bouquet, centrepiece and hanging wall installation, meanwhile a navy blue chiffon runner hangs perfectly from the rustic wood table. 

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In honour of the former FLOTUS’s 54th birthday, we’re posting this Michelle-inspired Glitterati Style File featured in the latest issue of WedLuxe Magazine.

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This styled shoot definitely has us dreaming of a tropical winter getaway! Deep emerald greens, sparkling golds, and snowy whites are juxtaposed with faux fur and velvet to create a warm Christmas setting that is to die for.

Inspired by architectural design, this modern styled shoot is filled with pink hues, geometric decor, and 3D accents. The lush foliage juxtaposed with emerald green graphics and gold details make this the perfect setting for any contemporary bride!

Inspired by the changing colours of autumn, this styled shoot allows us to drink its romantic wine tones with burgundy and aubergine stationery, linens, and flowers. Somehow the overflowing floral arrangements are evocative of both a vibrant jungle and the barren forest we are so accustomed to seeing during the fall season.

From Roman Holiday to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the timeless femininity of Audrey Hepburn’s style has not only offered generations a lesson in refinement and grace, but has also provided a plethora of design inspiration.

This styled shoot takes inspiration from Pantone’s selection of colours for 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity, and embraces the soft, romantic beauty of pastels. The forward-thinking, dreamy execution comes through in the lush floral, watercolour stationery, and crisp tablescape designs.

It’s no secret that a black and white colour palette is trending in the design and wedding world as of late and this styled shoot beautifully demonstrates how to add texture and a touch of edge to this sophisticated combo. 

Taking their inspiration from Spring, Designed Dream Wedding & Event Planning wanted to create an escape to warmer temperatures in order to uplift everyone’s mood as we move from the cool days into the beginning of bright sunshine. 

The charming town of Kleinburg, located just outside of Vaughan, is home to one of the loveliest wedding venues in the GTA, The Doctor’s House – a charmingly restored

For their wedding styled shoot, Designed Dream & Flowers Time were inspired by the glamour and opulence of the Roaring Twenties. To achieve their vision, the pair chose the rustic and romantic Holland Marsh Winery as their venue, which provided the shoot with a picturesque landscape to complement the vintage theme

For this particulars styled shoot, chic glittering accents were paired with whimsical dessert items. The combination of quirky donuts with bows alongside gold and black décor details gave the shoot a sophisticated edge while still feeling fun and whimsical.

The wedding world is rife with superstitions — many of which are totally unfounded, not to mention outdated. Wedding myths range from just plain silly (guests must cough up a wedding gift equal to the value of their meal) to utterly ridiculous (all May weddings are doomed).

There’s something special about the hours of whiling away to gather lovely inspiration and suggestions for your wedding day. Real weddings are the best source of inspiration for wedding planning. 

Once you made your choice, you may want to visit our Wedding Planning website. Here you’ll find all the basics of strategic preparation, solutions to the biggest and smallest of wedding inquiries, as well as hints, tricks, and shortcuts to make your big day and your planning journey as seamless, simple, and fun as we can.

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