Category Archives: Weddings

Vivian & James: Traditional Opulence.

Vivian and James wanted their wedding to be not only a celebration of the love they shared together, but also a day to honour their family and friends, thanking them for their love and support. The couple showed their appreciation by hosting an affair full of flair and opulence, designed and planned by Wendy Lee of Asian Fusion Weddings. A palette of vivid scarlet and ornate gold was the cornerstone of the wedding, one rich with Chinese tradition. The ballrooms of the King Edward hotel served as the elegant backdrop to the festivities.

Throughout the day, the couple honoured their families in a series of tea ceremonies — a sweet tea promotes continued happiness; lotus seeds and red dates are said to bring the newlyweds children early and often. At the reception, guests were treated to an exquisite seven course meal by Vivian’s Uncle’s company, Grand Catering. Meanwhile, lion dancers and acrobats entertained the crowd until it was time for the dancing to begin. Before departing for the evening each of the guests was favoured with a jade token from H&F Jewellery.

Supported and surrounded by their beloved family and friends, Vivian and James celebrated their marriage with a day of tradition born of their heritage. It was a day they won’t soon forget.

Photography: Calvin Lee
Planning, Decor and Floral Design: Wendy Lee, Asian Fusion Weddings
Venue: King Edward Hotel
Bride’s Gown: Jim Hjelm from Kleinfeld Bridal
Wedding Bands, Bride’s Jewellery, Groom’s Cufflinks, Bridesmaids & Groomsmen’s Jewellery: H&F Jewellery
Hairstyling and Makeup: May Nguyen
Groom’s Tuxedo: Garrison Bespoke
Groom’s Watch: Audemars Piguet
Decor Rentals: Exclusive Affair Rentals, Chairman Mills, Stars Decoration
Cake: Dessert Trends
Dance Floor Monogram: VM Promotion
Catering: Grand Catering
Ceremony String Quartet: Vivace
Live Band: Mellow Dee
DJ: Michael Coombs
Acrobats & Lion Dancers: Sunny Tang Martial Arts Center
Videography: Summerfield Films



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.


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



Best Wedding Photographers in Toronto.

toronto-life-logo-2010Toronto Life recently commended Ikonica as one of the best wedding photographers in Toronto. In a city as great as ours, there are many remarkable talents. We are fortunate to be among those singled out.

Here is the story:

Wedding Guide: the best wedding photographers in Toronto



Carol and Jack: Forever Young.

On their wedding day, high school sweethearts, Carol and Jack , celebrated the union of their past, present, and future, in the irresistible style of  the 1980’s/90’s director, John Hughes. The couple briefly haunted the halls of their former high school, York Mills Collegiate Institute, where they first met and made perfect chemistry. Ikonica’s Jackson Huang was thrilled to capture such youthful whimsy before repairing to Graydon Hall Manor for an impeccably picturesque autumn afternoon.

Photographer: T.H. Jackson Huang
Planner: Shirley Lo-Cadotte, Double Happiness Events
Venues: York Mills Collegiate Institute, Graydon Hall Manor

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