Category Archives: Weddings

Lesley and Paul.

Like so many before them, Lesley and Paul decided to wed at The University of Toronto’s Knox College. But unlike so many before them, it wasn’t just the hauntingly beautiful Gothic archways that drew the couple in. Nor was it the enchanted, columned walkways that enticed their hearts. For Lesley and Paul, Knox’s allure was more than picturesque; it was personal. Three generations of Lesley’s family have tied the knot at Knox: Great Aunt and Uncle, Grandparents, parents all. And if history wasn’t promising enough, who better to bless their marriage than Lesley’s own cousin: A recent graduate of Knox College, and Minister of the Presbyterian Church, cousin Reuben was most assuredly the minister at her and Paul’s ceremony.

Knox College’s official colour is purple. Purple has long been known as the colour of wisdom; the colour of faith; the colour of distinction. Lesley and Paul have aptly set themselves apart; a little faith in history is all they really needed to pave the way to the future.

Photography by: Jean-Marc Robin
Planner: Rachel Kay
Venue: Knox College
Stationery: Paper Things
Floral and Decor: Ital Florist, some decor DIY
Cake: Modern cake by Bobette & Belle, Traditional Trinidadian Rum Cake by Paul’s Aunt
Dress: Lazaro
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Hair and Makeup: Fiorio Cumberland
Tuxedo: Armani


Zahra and Don: I Just Wanna Stop.

Zahra and Don were set to wed in the summer of 2011. Plans were running smoothly; the formidable wedding wheel was fully engaged. But three weeks before the day of, the couple did the unthinkable deed, the deed that so few couples ever have the courage to do: They called it off—cancelled their wedding! They needed time to think, time to work on their relationship. So they postponed the wedding till June of the following year. They strengthened their ties, and the couple continued as promised along the path to marriage—this time stronger, happier, and decidedly deeper in love. It takes a smart couple to realize that if you want to keep loving someone, you may just have to stop.

Photography: T.H. Jackson Huang
Planner: Melissa Haggerty, Spectacular Spectacular
Florals and Decor: Lidia Taconelli of Fiori Floral and Event Design
Hair and Makeup: Al Fortier, A-List Beauty
Stationery: Christine Flynn, Love The Design
Cake: Bobbette & Belle
Venue: Royal Conservatory of Music


Zahra loved the design of her original invitations; so much that she and planner Melissa Haggerty decided to reuse them by crossing out the original date and writing in the new one underneath. The guests were thoroughly amused!

Planner Melissa Haggerty and photographer Jackson Huang stopped traffic with the help of four policemen on bicycle, seconds before a 2000 person protest overwhelmed Bloor Street.

As a child, Don spent many hours in The Conservatory studying music. Planner Melissa Haggerty thought it apt that Don play Zahra down the aisle. So he bought a piano to practice and told none but Zahra, who, after walking down the aisle, sat down at the piano and played the final note.

Zahra and Don took a page from the “You are My Sunshine” Style File in Wedluxe which staged a colour scheme of yellow, black and white. Planner Melissa Haggerty arranged the chairs to mimic piano key formation to echo Don’s musical tribute to Zahra. Lidia Taconelli of Fiori filled the room with enormous yellow garden roses that shined boldly against the crispness of black and white.


Pooja and Paul in Lavish Dulhan.

Photography: Gillian Williamson
Flowers & Decor: DT Floral and Decor
Pooja’s Ceremony Attire: Silver Tulip Boutique
Pooja’s Reception Attire: Vikram Phadnis from Vanita Kollections
Paul’s Ceremony Attire: Men of India
Paul’s Reception Attire: Harry Rosen
Catering: Cuisine of India
Venue: Paramount Conference and Event Venue by Peter & Paul




Laura and Mike at Toronto Golf Club.

Photography: Gillian Williamson
Makeup: Victoria Radford
Floral Design: Lisa Boyak, Toronto Golf Club
Stationery: Paper and Poste
Doughnut Cake: Paulette’s
Catering and Venue: Toronto Golf Club


Erin and Robert in WedLuxe

WedLuxe_coverws2013Photography: T.H. Jackson Huang
Planner: Melissa Haggerty, Spectacular Spectacular
Design Management: Bill Fulghum, William Fulghum Design
Floral and Mobile Design: Sterling Kjargaard
Furnishings: Contemporary Furniture Rentals
Stationery: Pantry Press
Cake: Bobbette & Belle
Catering: Chef Mark McEwen, North 44
Video: Bruce Patterson, Cloud Nine Creative
Gown: Monique Lhuillier from Dina Alonzi


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