Food + Wine + Hip Hop Music = Our Kind of Wedding

I’m just going to say this. A really good wedding boils down to three key ingredients: the food, the booze and the music. If you can nail those three elements, no matter what your style might be, your wedding will go down in the books as being the best wedding ever. And this one – photographed to utter perfection by Corina V. Photography and planned with such attention to each gorgeous detail by Ashley Pigott – is right up there at the top. Plus it features the most gorgeous dress we’ve ever seen as a total bonus. Click here to see even more!

From the Wedding Planner, Ashley Pigott…Absolute perfection – those words have never rung more true than on Karen & Matt’s wedding day. The heat of the summer had faded and what remained was the most picture perfect day, sun shining, clear blue skies and two of the most beautiful people I have ever had the opportunity to work with.

Karen and Matt wanted to feel as though they were at their cottage, which was under construction and would not be ready in time to host their guests. They fell in love with the grounds and charm of Miller Lash House before Karen set off to work abroad for 6 months. They booked the space knowing that the tent on the grounds and garden setting would allow their guests to feel as though they had left the city.

Lots of greenery and wooden elements with varying shades of purples as accents. Each Bridesmaid wore a unique gown, and we matched each bouquets with the same colour Mokuba Ribbon. Guests were greeted by a string trio playing some of Karen and Matts favourite songs. The ceremony was intimate and beautiful under the late summer sun. Cocktails included Sangria, a nod to one of the couples favourite cottage beverage. We designed a green wall that hung each place card individually with lavender ribbons. This wall was repurposed as the backdrop to our Polaroid Photo Station after dinner where guests snapped selfies and group shots then wrote messages to the couple acting as a guestbook for them to keep.

The tent was designed with the natural elements of wood harvest tables, garlands of greenery and white blooms scattered throughout. An added mix of crystal candles, gold beaded chargers and gold cutlery elevated the rustic feel and brought through the grace and elegance of Karen, our stunning bride, a classic beauty. As the sun set, and magic hour was upon us, the light that filled the tent and warmth of their friends and family created the most magical setting. A night to remember for a life time. And lets not forget the grooms Hip Hop performance to kick off the dancing, lets just say everyone was out of their seats and on the dance floor within seconds.

From Karen (the Bride)…I know it’s cliche, but it truly was the best day. Even a few months later, we are still relishing in the love we felt surrounded by. The most important element for us was for everyone to have a good time. We wanted to throw an epic party and still be true to ourselves and what we love. We love good food and wine (and hip hop music), but we are pretty relaxed and casual people and wanted to focus on what we love most – being with our family and friends.

Working with our planner – Ashley Pigott – and all of our vendors was a breeze – we count ourselves as very lucky. Especially because we were planning from afar and most of our meetings happened over Skype or FaceTime.

Ashley was with us every step of the way and was able to translate our wishes into the dream wedding. We had a great backdrop to work with – the stunning grounds of Miller Lash House. It is so quaint and charming and makes you forget you are in the city. The natural greenery both at the ceremony site and surrounding the tent lent itself to the relaxed vibe we were going for.

For my bridesmaid squad of 8 girls I wanted each of them to feel comfortable and pick out their own dress and colour. I gave some guidance with a colour palette that was inspired by the early evening sky – greys, purples, and pinks. I have always loved sunsets and the variety of colours, subtle and bright, that come out at that time of day. We had a blast going together to try on dresses. A wonderful moment was seeing all of them dressed up on the big day – I hadn’t seen all the colours and dresses together until that moment and it just worked out so well.

We worked with a wonderful florist – Gisele from Nous Design Group who, after meeting for two hours, just understood what we wanted. The final setup literally took my breath away.

The beauty of our photographs really speak to the talent of our photographer Corina. Corina was amazing to work with – she was there to make us feel comfortable and encourage us to follow her creativity, yet we never felt like she was in the way.

We are so happy with the end result. Our most memorable moment was right after our first dance together (we danced to Common The Light). As the song was coming to a close, our bridal party joined us on the dance floor in a massive group hug slash dancing circle. Then it morphed into a surprise throwback performance of Talksic – a rap group my husband and his best friend were a part of in high school. It literally got every single person on the dance floor grooving to hip hop. #missionaccomplished.

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Photographer: Corina V. Photography | Videographer: James Frodyma | Planner: Ashley Pigott Events | Floral Design: Nous Design Group | Gown: Carolina Herrera | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Reformation | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy Collection By Vivian Diamond | Catering: Marigolds And Onions | Make Up: Gregory Graveline | Hair: Sofie Sky | DJ: Colm Schlosser | Groom’s Attire: Suit Supply | Officiant: Ceremonies To Remember | Cake & Sweet Table: Truffle Toronto | Ceremony & Reception: Miller Lash House | Day of Stationery: Papergrafix | Invitation: Minted | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar

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