Though some may say the dress is the most important part of a bride on her wedding day, I want to take you in depth at all of the other elements that capture a beautiful bride. Last week I was very fortunate to get a backstage look at some of the major components of weddings today in the “White Room” at the Water’s Edge event center! From the venue, to makeup, flowers, and more – there are many things that one might not even think of when it comes to this very special day.
Venue – Water’s Edge
Located on Windsor’s Riverside drive, this old church has been completely revamped into a beautiful venue center! The shoot was located in the “White Room” where many wedding and baby showers are held! Upstairs the grand ballroom is used for weddings and receptions. If you are looking for a traditional venue with a twist, this is a must see!
Wedding Decorator – Soirée Event Extraordinaire
From table cloths to chairs, Soirée does it all! I had a chance to meet Rosemary and see her amazing work of table settings. The simple elegant look that she created has become a timeless classic for weddings today. Decorated with small tea lights and large candle pieces at the end, the table looked absolutely beautiful. My favorite part was that each plate was finished off with a unique and vintage broach that have been repurposed as napkin holders!
To see more work by Soirée click here!
Flowers – Petals Floral Design
Some may say that faux flower arrangements are the new thing but I beg to disagree, especially after I saw Kaleigh’s work. Kaleigh Hayes started her own business named Petals Floral Design about 5 years ago and has been blooming ever since. For the shoot Kaleigh decorated the table and chandlier with garland, and had a center piece and bouquet filled with garden roses. Kaleigh told me that the upcoming trend for brides is long garland running along the tables! Petals Floral Design specializes in weddings and events, so if you’re in the market for beautiful and fresh flowers, Kaleigh is the one to call!
Pictures – Nina Keast Design and Photography
Pictures are memories that last a lifetime, and when it comes to your big day, you’re going to need perfect pictures. Nina Keast is 25 years old and started her business 4 years ago in Windsor. Nina should become your go to girl, from wedding to pregnancy shoots, she captures everything in beautiful images.
To see more of Nina’s work click here!
The Cake – Sweet Bay Cake Decorator
Macaroons and cakes are some of her specialities, Laura Gentili is a baker that you must check out for your big day!
Chalk Signs – The Chalk Shoppe
Chalk signs have blown up in the wedding industry and are a great way to add a personal touch to your special day! Dayna Martin is a chalk sign fanatic and you should definitely check her out for your next great art piece!
Makeup – Elizabeth Bassett
Certainly last but not least is my beautiful cousin Elizabeth Bassett. Liz, has had a passion for fashion, hair and makeup for as long as I can remember and in January she obtained her certificate in Makeup design from George Brown School of Makeup and Esthetics. Recently she opened her own business Elizabeth Bassett Style specializing in makeup and style aid. From anything to prom makeup to helping pick out your wedding dress, Elizabeth is one of the best Windsor and Toronto has to offer. For the shoot Elizabeth styled all three models with hair, makeup and dresses.
To see more of Elizabeth’s amazing work click here!
At the end of the day I was very impressed with all of the work done by the ladies in Windsor. In a few weeks I will make a new post with the professional pictures from the shoot!